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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St #303

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Heck’s Updates

Week of February 18 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

February 16, 2019 10:46 AM

The week of February 18 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Committee on the Environment, the Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Alcohol License Application for New Restaurant, the Board of Public Works, the Alcohol License Review Committee, the Public Meeting Regarding Establishing a Front Yard Set Back Along Langdon Street, the Urban Forestry Task Force and the Downtown Coordinating Committee. The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in.  I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call.

Also, committees and commissions have an opportunity at the beginning of each agenda for Public Comment on items not on the agenda.  If you have something you want to share with a committee or commission, you can use the Public Comment time to do so.

Committee on the Environment
4:30 February 18, 2019
Rm 108 City County Building

Agenda Item 4
Lake Level Management Strategies

Presentation from Greg Fries of City Engineering regarding the prospects of lake levels management as it relates to flood prevention and the collaboration between multiple government bodies.

Agenda Item 5
Follow Up Discussion on Salt Issues

Members to discuss information they have received over various presentations and determine a direction to proceed in moving forward

Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Alcohol License Application for New Restaurant
5:30 February 19, 2019
827 E. Johnson St

Please join me and Namgyal Ponsar owner of Little Tibet for a meeting where we will hear about Ms Ponsar's application for a Class B Beer & Class C wine license. The proposed venue will be located at 827 E. Johnson St.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. You will also have an opportunity to see her facilities.

Board of Public Works
4:30 February 20, 2019
Rm 108 City County Building


Agenda Item 7
Accepting the 100% Renewable Madison Report and adopting the recommendation that the City follow
Scenario 3 measures and timeline.

Lead agency is Transportation Policy & Planning Board with additional referrals to the Board of Public Works, Water Utility Board, Plan Commission and Finance Committee.



Alcohol License Review Committee
5:30 February 20, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building

Temporary Class B Concurrent with Street Use

Agenda Item 4
Temporary Class B Retailer License
Concurrent with Street Use Permit
Madison Central Park Sessions
Event Location: McPike Park, 202 E Ingersoll St
Event Date: 6/22 11am - 11pm; 6/23 11am - 10pm; 8/7, 8/8, 8/9, 8/14, and 8/15
Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel)
Police District: 408
Event: The Sessions @ McPike Park

Change of License Conditions

Agenda Item 23
Change of Licensed Premise
Skogen's Foodliner Inc • dba Festival Foods
Current Capacity: 147 • Proposed Capacity: 147
810 E Washington Ave • Agent: Kevin Schnell
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 10% alcohol, 90% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Zellers) • Police Sector 410
Request to change premises description to include designated stalls in parking lot for online grocery pick-up.

Public Hearing

New License - Public Hearing

Agenda Item 26Public Hearing - New License
Ponsar LLC • dba Little Tibet on Johnson   
827 E Johnson St • Agent: Namgyal Ponsar • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 30/15
Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 20% alcohol, 70% food, 10% other
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Zellers) • Police Sector 407

Report of UW-Madison

Agenda Item 30
"High-Risk Alcohol Use at UW-Madison & Proposed Policy Solutions for the City of Madison"
Leslie Orrantia - Director of Community Relations
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Report of Madison Finance Department

Agenda Item 31
Briefing on the progress of the Alcohol Outlet Study
City of Madison Finance Department

Public Meeting Regarding Establishing a Front Yard Set Back Along Langdon Street
6:00 February 20, 2019
Rm 309 Pyle Center
702 Langdon


The City of Madison is exploring modifying the Zoning Ordinance regarding allowable building setbacks along the Langdon Street frontage in order to maintain the unique character of the street.  Based on Madison's Downtown Plan (2012), and the Langdon Neighborhood Character Study (2018), City staff has recently examined existing building setbacks for patterns which could be continued through mapping of setbacks in the Zoning Ordinance. 

Any potential change in allowable setbacks would only apply to future construction, including redevelopment and additions.  Setback changes would not impact existing buildings.

Please join City of Madison Planning Division staff for a public open house on February 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM in Room 309 of the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St.

More information can be found on the project website:

Urban Forestry Task Force
12:30 February 21, 2019
Rm 103A City-County Building


Status of Task Force

Formulating Recommendations, Action Plan, and Long-term Departmental Strategy


Determining Stakeholders' Meeting

Downtown Coordinating Committee
5:30 February 21, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 2

Creating Section 10.056(2)(f), amending Sections 10.056(6)(a), (b), (d), (i), (o), 10.056(11), and 10.056(12)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances creating and modifying the standards of issuance for street use permits, creating the Downtown Zone and authorizing policies for permits in that zone, and allowing a permit to be cancelled prior to an event in case of emergency.

Referred from 1-17-19 meeting

*Consent agenda--The consent agenda includes many agenda items that come to a vote without testimony or Council discussion.  Should anyone register and wish to speak, the item would be taken off the consent agenda.

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City Meetings of Interest
Liquor License
Neighborhood Information
Neighborhood Meeting
Redevelopment/Development Proposal Meeting


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