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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 18 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

March 16, 2019 9:39 PM

The week of March 18 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Committee on the Environment, the Neighborhood Meeting re Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar's intent to apply for a Change of Alcohol License, the Common Council Quarterly Update: Performance Excellence, the Common Council, the Economic Development Committee, the Alcohol License Review Committee, the Urban Forestry Task Force, the Habitat Stewardship Subcommittee (Parks), the Downtown Coordinating Committee, and the Common Council President's Work Group on Surveillance Equipment & Data Management Policies. 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 (CANCELED - UNABLE TO MEET QUORUM)
4:30 March 18, 2019
Rm 108 City County Building

Agenda Item 1
Update regarding poly- and perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS)

Agenda Item 2
SUBSTITUTE - Creating a special task force on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination to review, analyze and provide recommendations for a comprehensive response to PFAS contamination in Madison.

Neighborhood Meeting re Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar's intent to apply for a Change of Alcohol License
5:30 March 18, 2019
The Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar
1128 E. Washington Ave

Please join me and Liz Stolz of The Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar for a meeting where we will hear about The Avenue's intent to apply for a Change of Licensed Premises to allow for them to serve alcohol in the parking lot in association with Forward Soccer team pregame festivities.  They would be partnering with Forward Madison Soccer Team Supporters for these events.  The events would be scheduled to begin no earlier than 3:00 pm and end no later than 7:00 pm.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Common Council Quarterly Update: Performance Excellence
5:45 March 19, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building

For this quarterly update city staff be focusing on the Employee Voice Survey, the City's response to the data collected from the survey and the planning for 2019 Community Voice Survey.

Common Council
6:30 March 19, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building




Agenda item 11
To commemorate the 49th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2019, to proclaim April 27, 2019 as Earth Day Challenge Day, and to endorse and encourage citizen participation in the clean-up events at City of Madison Parks. (All ADs)

Agenda item 12
Proclaiming Sunday, April 28, 2019 as International Migratory Bird Day in the City of Madison.

Agenda item 13
Proclaiming the week of April 28 through May 4, 2019 as Arbor Week in the City of Madison.


Agenda item 47
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)

Agenda item 50
Approving plans and specifications for public improvements necessary for the project known as Stone House Lyric Phase 3 - 1050 E Washington Ave and authorizing construction to be undertaken by the Developer, Private Contract No. 8385. (2nd AD)


Agenda item 62
Directing city staff to pursue negotiations with the owners of the Oscar Mayer facility to facilitate its use as a Metro satellite bus site.


Agenda item 90
SECOND 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 92

SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the 100% Renewable Madison Report and adopting the recommendation that the City follow Scenario 3 measures and timeline.

Agenda item 93
SUBSTITUTE - 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.

Economic Development Committee
5:00 March 20, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 1
Presentation and discussion regarding City's data initiatives - Kara Kratowicz, City of Madison Finance Department and Adam Pfost, City of Madison Dept. of Planning, Community, and Economic Development

Agenda Item 2
Connect Madison Economic Development Strategy Implementation
Reporting and Discussion Regarding Work Priorities:
1) Business Assistance Team (Susan Bulgrin)
2) Development Districts (Craig Stanley)
3) Business Retention and Expansion (Frank Staniszewski)
4) Business Coalition for Transportation
5) Youth Work-Based Learning Opportunities (Pat Schramm)
6) Equity Lens (Marianne Morton)

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

Discussion Items

Agenda Item 22
Discuss liquor license renewal separation process.

Agenda Item 23
Discuss and Provide Recommendation on Entertainment License Requirements.
1. Should theaters and other statutory performing arts venues be required to get the 21+ license?
2. Establishments that play music through devices-should they be required to have an entertainment license? Is this considered amplified music?

Urban Forestry Task Force
12:00 March 21, 2019
Rm GR27 City-County Building


Status of Task Force

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

Determining Stakeholders' Meeting

Habitat Stewardship Subcommittee (Parks)
4:30 March 21, 2019
Goodman Maintenance Facility
1402 Wingra Creek Parkway

2019 Proposed New Street Tree Species List

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

Agenda Item 2
SUBSITUTE-Authorizing an $85,000 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.

Agenda Item 3
Downtown BID Programming Discussion
Downtown Doors Art Selections

Common Council President's Work Group on Surveillance Equipment & Data Management Policies
4:30 March 22, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 5
Discussion: Review of Draft Ordinance Language

Agenda Item 6
Next Steps

*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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