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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 March 4 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

March 2, 2019 12:28 PM

Week of March 4 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

The week of March 4 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Transportation Policy and Planning Board, the City County Homeless Issues Committee, the Public Market Development Committee, the Common Council, the Street Use Staff Commission, the Board of Public Works, and the Urban Forestry Task Force. 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. 

Transportation Policy and Planning Board
5:00 March 4, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building


Agenda Item E1
SUBSTITUTE Creating Sections 10.056(2)(f), (5)(i) & (j) and (6)(r) and amending Sections 10.056(1), (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 standards for street closures in that zone with exceptions for Legacy and Premier events, allowing a permit to be cancelled in case of emergency, adding language to preserve City control over the highways for transportation, and updating the findings and purpose section.

Agenda Item E2
Accepting the 100% Renewable Madison Report and adopting the recommendation that the City follow Scenario 3 measures and timeline.

Agenda Item E3
Amending Section 12.138 of the Madison General Ordinances to grant the Parking Manager authority to designate a street eligible as a residential permit parking street under specific conditions, while redefining the public hearing procedure, and clarifying existing language.

Agenda Item E4
Directing city staff to pursue negotiations with the owners of the Oscar Mayer facility to facilitate its use as a Metro satellite bus site.
City-County Homeless Issues Committee 
6:30 March 4, 2019
Rm 357 City-County Building

Agenda Item C1
Discussion and Possible Action on Racial Equity and Homelessness

Public Market Development Committee 
5:00 March 5, 2019
Rm 207 Madison Municipal Building

Public Market Discussion
- Update on Public Market Design process and introduction to the architecture team - MarketReady Update
- Foundation Update
- Funding Update

Common Council 
6:30 March 5, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building



Agenda item 2
Public Hearing - New License
Ponsar LLC • dba Little Tibet on Johnson
827 E Johnson St • Agent: Namgyal Ponsar
Estimated Capacity (in/out): 30/15 48/15
Class B Beer, Class C Wine • 20% alcohol, 70% food, 10% other Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Zellers) • Police Sector 407




Agenda item 14
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.

Agenda item 28
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 5pm-10pm.
 Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) Police District: 408
Event: The Sessions @ McPike Park



Agenda item 98
Appropriating $65,000 from the 2019 Planning Division Operating Budget, and $20,000 from the Room Tax Commission and authorizing the City of Madison to enter into a contract with Madison's Central Business Improvement District (BID) for $85,000 to fund the continuation of the Downtown Activities Program focused on existing plazas around the Capitol Square and State Street (2nd, 4th and 8th AD), and to support the administration of the Downtown Doors BLINK Art program.

Street Use Staff Commission 
10:00 March 6, 2019
Rm 108 City-County Building

Agenda item 4
SUBSTITUTE Creating Sections 10.056(2)(f), (5)(i) & (j) and (6)(r) and amending Sections 10.056(1), (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 standards for street closures in that zone with exceptions for Legacy and Premier events, allowing a permit to be cancelled in case of emergency, adding language to preserve City control over the highways for transportation, and updating the findings and purpose section.

Agenda item 5
DRAFT 2nd Substitute Ordinance for Legislative File # 53818: changes recommended by the Downtown Coordinating Committee (DCC) on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Board of Public Works
4:30 March 6, 2019
Rm 108 City-County Building 

Agenda Item 25
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for 2019 Parking Garage Maintenance. (2nd and 4th ADs)
Several of the city's parking garages are aging and require routine maintenance to ensure that they remain serviceable and safe. The Parking Utility has been pro-active in maintaining these facilities; this reduces life cycle costs and extends the life of the facilities. Facilities receiving repairs are the Capitol Square North, Government East, State Street Capitol, Overture Center, State Street Campus (Lake) and State Street Campus (Frances) parking garages. Work includes concrete repair of slabs, columns, and beams, concrete knockdown, joint repairs, sealant replacement at slab cracks and joints, epoxy injection crack repair, expansion joint replacement, membrane repair and placement, powerwash, prime, grit-blast and paint steel and concrete, and repair cracked stair treads. Estimated cost of this project is $685,365.

Agenda Item 30
Approving plans and specifications for access and decking improvements on top of the concession and restroom building at Breese Stevens Field and approving a change order to Contract 8222 for the work. (2nd AD)

Urban Forestry Task Force 
12:00 March 7, 2019
Rm GR 27 City-County Building
Status of Task Force
Formulating Recommendations, Action Plan, and Long-term Departmental Strategy
Determining Stakeholders' 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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