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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

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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 April 8 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

April 6, 2019 10:45 PM

The week of April 8 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Landmarks Commission, the Plan Commission, the Task Force on the Structure of City Government, the Urban Design Commission, the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee, the Board of Park Commissioners, 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.

Landmarks Commission
5:00 April 8, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 3
Landmarks Commission Historic Preservation Plan Status Report

Plan Commission
5:30 April 8, 2019
Rm 201 City County Building

Zoning Text Amendment

Agenda Item 9
Amending Section 28.071(2)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to update the Downtown Height Map.

Task Force on the Structure of City Government
6:00 April 9, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 5

Agenda Item 6

Agenda Item 7

This item is for discussion purposes only. No votes will be taken at this meeting on potential recommendations to the Common Council.  

Urban Design Commission
4:30 April 10, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 3
917 E. Mifflin Street - Installation of Temporary Suite Structures for Breese Stevens Field Located in UDD No. 8. 2nd Ald. Dist.       

Owner: City of Madison Parks
Applicant: Vern Stenman, Big Top Events

Initial/Final Approval is Requested


Agenda Item 5
929 E. Washington Avenue - New Development of a Commercial/Office Mixed-Use
Building Located in UDD No. 8. 6th Ald. Dist.
Owner: Curt Brink, Archipelago Village, LLC
Applicant: Doug Hursh, Potter Lawson, Inc.

*Referred from Plan Commission*

Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee
5:00 April 10, 2019
Rm 013 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 1
Discussion of Consultant's Recommendations
Review recommendations for:
-Maintenance Standards
-Repair Standards
-Alterations Standards

Agenda Item 2
Discussion of Next Steps and Schedule
-Update of Work Plan

Board of Park Commissioners
6:30 April 10, 2019
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3300 Atwood Ave.

Agenda Item 7  
Superintendent's April 2019 Report


Selected excerpts:

Future Commission Items

• Urban Forestry Taskforce – The Urban Forestry Taskforce is likely to have a completed report with recommendations in the next few months. The task force was created by resolution and its recommendations will be reviewed by the BPC.

• IPM Taskforce – The IPM taskforce has begun meeting and will have recommendations for consideration in 2019.

• Dog Policy – The Long Range Planning Subcommittee has started work on reviewing the policy related to dogs in parks. Staff is hopeful that any policy changes will be brought to the Commission in the first half of the year.

• Off-Leash Dog Parks – Staff is working to determine potential off-leash improvements in the priority areas of the West side, Atwood/East Isthmus, and Far East/Grandview. The Approved Master Plan for North Star Park will address the deficiency in Grandview. Staff are working on concepts for the other two priority areas and anticipate moving forward with engagement processes in 2019.

• Capital and Operating Budgets – Parks staff will be working with President Leopold to discuss how to best present and take input from the Commission on the Division's budgets. Direction for submitting the Capital Budget will be provided to staff on April 17th.

• Performance Excellence Initiative – Staff is working on an informational presentation to share with the Commission on the City's Performance Excellence Initiative. This is anticipated to be ready for the Commission in May or June.

Community Services

• Rangers & Aquatics: Park Rangers have begun our hiring for the summer. We will be adding 4 recruit hourly rangers for the summer season to our current staff of 5 permanent and 3 seasonal Rangers. This will bring our total Park Ranger staff to 12 for the summer.


• Remediated mold at Tenney boathouse and repaired piers damaged by 2018 flood.


• Assisted City Engineering Division for upcoming reconstruction projects and determine necessary steps to preserve existing street trees within the project limits.

• Prepared and submitted a list of assessable street trees to be planted in spring 2019. Total number of assessable trees: 563 at a cost of $130,953.80.

• Assessed trees for no root cutting for the for 2019 Resurfacing Curb and Gutter projects.

• Preemptively removed ash trees.


Agenda Item 15
Request from Mighty Seeds Forest School for non-exclusive use of Door Creek Park and the John Wall Family Pavilion in Tenney Park for year-round, outdoor preschool that serves up to 12 preschool age children under terms of a fee modification. John Wall Family Pavilion in Tenney Park would only be used during severe weather for approximately 20 days annually.


Agenda Item 21
A request from Madison Central Park Sessions, Inc. to extend amplification at McPike Park to 11 pm on Saturday, June 22, 2019.


Common Council President's Work Group on Surveillance Equipment & Data Management Policies
4:30 April 12, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 5
Discussion: Review of Draft Ordinance Language

*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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