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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 29 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

April 28, 2019 3:42 PM

The week of April 29 has items of possible interest to residents of District 2 at Common Council.

Some agenda items from Common Council, Urban Forestry Task Force, Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Community Development Block Grant Committee, and Public Market Development Committee are below.

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.

Common Council: Agenda

6:30pm April 30, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building

Agenda Item 2
Proclaiming April 2019 as Child Abuse Prevention Month. 
Agenda Item 3
Honoring the University of Wisconsin-Madison Women's Hockey Team on winning the 2019
Agenda Item 4
NCAA Division I Women's Ice Hockey National Championship. 
SUBSTITUTE - Affirming the principles of fundamental human rights and equality for women in our community and supporting the United States ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). 
Agenda Item 5
Supporting the inclusion of Driver License for All provisions in the 2019 Wisconsin State Budget, to ensure equal access to driver licenses for all residents of Wisconsin. 
Note: The proposed resolution calls on Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin State Legislature to include in the 2019-2021 State Budget provisions to restore access to driver licenses for all without regard to immigration status, and to end the practice of suspending driver licenses because someone lacks money to pay fines, or for minor non-driving offenses. No appropriation required.
Agenda Item 12
Report of the Common Council President submitting alder committee appointments to the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee.
Note: This includes the appointment of Alders Patrick Heck and Marsha Rummel to the Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee.
Agenda Item 32
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Burr Jones Park - Site Improvements. (15th AD)
Note: This project will enhance the park facilities for Ultimate Frisbee and basketball; improve access and parking, and add lighting.
Agenda Item 41
Amending Section 12.154(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to increase the grace periods within which to pay for a parking ticket without incurring additional charges.
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This proposal amends Sec. 12.154(5), MGO, to increase the time periods within which a person can pay for a parking ticket before incurring additional charges. Specifically, this proposal increases the initial grace period from 10 days to 14 days. In turn, this proposal increases the grace period before imposition of the subsequent charge from 21 days to 25 days. The purpose of this change is to provide additional time to persons of limited financial means to make payment on their parking tickets.
Agenda Item 44
Seeking Common Council approval of the 2019-2020 Arts Grants awards funding as recommended by the Madison Arts Commission.
Agenda Item 48
Amending the Parking Division 2019 Adopted Capital Budget to increase funding authorization for the South Livingston Street Garage project by $120,000, and accepting and applying a $33,332.50 reimbursement payment from MGE to the project budget.
Fiscal Note: The proposed resolution amends the Parking Division 2019 Adopted Capital Budget to increase authorization for the South Livingston Street Garage project (Munis #1627) by $120,000. The increase is funded by $86,667.50 from Parking Utility reserves and by applying a $33,332.50 payment from MGE to the project budget. MGE has paid for the extra cost associated a solar installation on the roof of $33,332.50. This resolution authorizes the Parking Utility to spend those funds received.
Agenda Item 58
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a parking lease agreement with Archipelago Village, LLC, for 50 parking stalls at the South Livingston Street parking garage.
Note: 3/25/19 PLAN COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation to Place on File without Prejudice to the TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Hagenow, the Plan Commission recommended that the Transportation Commission recommend that the resolution be placed on file without prejudice. The motion to recommend against the parking lease passed by voice vote/ other. Related to its recommendation to not approve the resolution, the Plan Commission approved a revised parking plan for the hotel and restaurant-tavern at 901 E. Washington Avenue (conditional use file ID 54482) to include 75 on-site valet stalls instead of the previously approved 138 on-site conventional surface parking stalls.
Agenda Item 81
Authorizing a Settlement Agreement with Bell Great Lakes LLC, dba Taco Bell Cantina and Issuing a Class B Beer and Class C Wine License to Bell Great Lakes, LLC.
Note: This resolution would settle a lawsuit filed by Taco Bell Cantina's ownership against the City and subsequent appeals related to denial of a liquor license. Included in the settlement would be granting a liquor license to Taco Bell Cantina with closing hours of 10pm weekdays and 11pm weekends.
Agenda Item 82
Approving funding allocation recommendations as part of a competitive RFP process conducted by the Community Development Division (CDD); and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into purchase of service contracts, to take effect on January 1, 2020, with the identified agencies, and in the specified amounts, for the support and expansion of programs and services in early childhood.
Agenda Item 83
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation for East Washington Avenue (Blair Street to East Springs Drive) Adaptive Traffic Signal system. (2nd, 6th, 12th, 15th, 17th ADs)
Traffic Engineering was awarded an Intelligent Transportation System grant by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) for the East Washington Adaptive Signal project. The project includes installing video detection, new traffic signal controllers/cabinets, connecting existing signals to our centralized traffic signal management system through fiber optic backbone, as well as programming the adaptive algorithm into the traffic signals along East Washington Avenue between Blair Street and East Springs Drive (excluding Stoughton Road (STH 51), which is controlled by the State). Adaptive Traffic Signal System uses the state-of-the-art technology to reduce traffic congestion, stops and emission by adjusting the timing automatically in real time along the whole corridor according to the changing traffic demand.  Less congestion often reduces the potential for rear end crashes. It also helps reduce the cut through traffic on parallel neighborhood streets by maintaining mobility along the major arterial streets.
Agenda Item 84
Approving the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sale of 1402 South Park Street, the former Truman Olson United States Army Reserve Center, (the "Property") and establishing a process for the review of responses to the RFP and selection of a buyer for the Property. (13th A.D.)
Note: One of the goals of the RFP is to add a grocery store as part of a mixed-use development on the Truman Olson site.
Agenda Item 90
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a long-term parking lease agreement with Beitler Real Estate Services LLC or assignees, for 40 overnight parking spaces at the replacement Government East parking garage being constructed on Block 88. (4th AD)

Urban Forestry Task Force: Agenda

12pm, Thursday May 2
Rm GR 27, City-County Building (enter 211 S Carroll St)
Accepting the Final Report and Recommendations from the Urban Forestry Task Force

Solid Waste Advisory Committee: Agenda

4:30pm, Thursday May 2
1501 W. Badger Rd. 
Agenda Item 4
Source-Separated Organics Program 

Community Development Block Grant Committee: Agenda

5:00pm, Thursday, May 2
Rm 152 Madison Municipal Building
Agenda Item 4
Affordable Housing Fund Request for Proposals 
Note: Consideration of a draft version of an RFP and associated materials that the city will release this spring for usage of the city's Affordable Housing Fund to maximize probabilities of success for WHEDA tax credit applications.

Public Market Development Committee: Agenda

5pm Thursday, May 2
Rm 207 Madison Municipal Building
Public Market Discussion
- Design/Development process update
- Public Market Foundation Update
- Funding Updates
- MarketReady Update

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