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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

Updates and Week of June 17 Meetings of Interest for District 2

June 16, 2019 12:20 AM

Updates for the week of June 17 and meetings of possible interest for residents of District 2 follow.

Parking Enforcement For Large Breese Stevens Concerts

Attendance at the June 21 Toby Keith concert at Breese Stevens is expected to be similar to that of the June 4 Greta Van Fleet concert. On June 4, City Parking Enforcement Officers conducted proactive patrol operations in the vicinity of the stadium and issued scores of parking citations on streets and in parking ramps such as Festival Foods. They will be patrolling again on June 21.
Unlike on June 4, the Parking Enforcement Officers' salaries will be paid by Breese Stevens' management rather than out of the city budget. Thanks to MPD Parking Enforcement for agreeing to patrol on June 4 and thanks to Big Top for accepting this responsibility for June 21 and future large concerts.

Note that the Parking Enforcement Officers will be patrolling, but it is very important to call the non-emergency MPD number (608-255-2345) to report blocked driveways and similar infractions. The PEOs will issue citations, but infractions that require towing should always be phoned in.

Salvation Army Redevelopment Proposal

A large number of neighbors and stakeholders attended the June 6 meeting hosting by Alder Rummel and me. Tenney Lapham Neighborhood Assocation is expected to soon start its steering committee process for the proposal and its proceedings will be housed here. Meeting notes, renderings, etc., will appear there shortly. Meeting notices will also be posted there, sent to the TLNA listserv, etc. I encourage all who are interested to participate in these meetings to discuss and evaluate the proposal. If you have not yet registered your willingness to join the steering committee, contact TLNA Development Chair Meghan Conlin (mjconlin at
Below are some perinent agenda items from various city committees that are meeting this week.
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.

Discussion on Snow Emergency Zones

4:30pm, Monday, June 17, 2019
Rm GR-27 City-County Building
Several members of the Common Council have been invited to attend a meeting with staff on the city's snow emergency zones.
Note: This is primarily an opportunity for alders to learn about the changes being considered to the SZE and Clean Lakes/Clean Streets programs. Possible ordinance changes have yet to be introduced.

Landmarks Commission: Agenda

5:00pm, Monday, June 17, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building

Note: Special meeting due to postponement of June 10 meeting


Agenda Item 1
15 E Gilman St - Exterior Alteration in the Mansion Hill Hist. Dist. - Replacement of windows; 2nd Ald. Dist.
Note: Item 1 should be referred to June 24, 2019 at the request of the applicant.

Common Council Executive Committee: Agenda

4:30pm, Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 5
Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (6/18/19)
  - Report on Community Conversation on Intersection of Race & Mental Health Crisis Response
  - Report on Meeting with Sun Prairie Mayor


Agenda Item 6
Supporting Madison Metro's 5339b Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration.

CCEC will make a report from the floor on this item at the 6/18/19 Council meeting.

Note: Madison Metro Transit has applied for this grant in the past 3 years for bus purchases and have been unsuccessful. This year's application is expected to be stronger.


Agenda Item 7
Update: Task Force on Structure of City Government (6/18/19)
Agenda Item 8
Update: Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee (6/18/19)

Common Council: Agenda

6:30pm, Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building

Agenda Item 10
Creating Section 28.130 and Section 28.151 and amending Sections 28.151, 28.061, 28.072 and 28.082 of the Madison General Ordinances and to amend the definition of "Use, Accessory" create a new use category, "Use, Incidental" and create a new use "Incidental Alcohol Sales."




Agenda Item 13
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 6/18/2019; action 7/2/2019).
Note: Includes appointment to the AFFIRMATIVE ACTION COMMISSION
RYAN J. MOZE (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Adult City Resident. First appointed 10-7-2014.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-19-2022
6/11/19 Mayor's Office Referred for Introduction



Agenda Item 14
Update on Lake Levels and Flooding (June 11, 2019) - City Engineering
Agenda Item 15
Update: City's Performance Excellence Initiative - Melissa Gombar

Agenda Item 18
ALTERNATE - Establishing a Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks to make recommendations to the Mayor, Common Council, and the Board of Park Commissioners regarding the future of the City's Municipal Golf Courses.

Agenda Item 34
Supporting Madison Metro's 5339b Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration.
Agenda Note: The Common Council Executive Committee is meeting on 6/18/19 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.  


Agenda Item 41
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a competitively-selected contract on behalf of the City with Graef-USA, Inc. to provide consulting engineering services for maintenance of City of Madison Parking Division facilities.

Note: This item is in regard to a contract to fund Parking Utility garage repair engineering services. Funds are paid from the Parking Utility reserve and do not impact the city's general funds.



Agenda Item 54
Authorizing the Mayor, Police Chief and the City Clerk to sign a contract with the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to provide School Resource Officers for the four MMSD high schools for a three-year term, beginning August 1, 2019 through June 15, 2022.
Note: This item is being introduced only; there will be no debate or other action on the item at this meeting.

Board of Public Works: Agenda

4:30pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Rm 108 Madison Municipal Building
Agenda Item 6
Approving Revised Plans & Specifications for East Johnson Street Assessment District - 2019. (2nd & 12th ADs)
Note: This item includes widening of the fleet services driveway from 15' to 30', create a median opening in First Street between Dayton Street and Mifflin Street, relocate of portion of sidewalk along the driveway, revise the median on First Street near East Johnson Street to be raised instead of corrugated, and demolish a shed used by the City of Madison Police Department to accommodate the future Public Market entrance. The cost is anticipated to be $65,000 which is available within the existing $7.2 million project budget.

Agenda Item 7
Authorizing the City Engineer to disburse $10,000 to property owners John Neis and Michelle Isaac for the closure in place of an underground storage vault from the public right-of-way at 402 East Mifflin Street. (2nd AD)
Lead and only agency is Board of Public Works.

Note: Per city ordinance, this partially underwrites the removal of outdated large storage vaults that present safety hazards when they are under sidewalks and other public right-of-ways.

Alcohol License Review Committee: Agenda

5:30pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Rm 201 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 22
Entity Reorganization
Big Top Events LLC • dba Breese Stevens Field 917 E Mifflin St
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
Add one new officer

Agenda Item 55
21+ Entertainment License
Samba Grill LLC • dba Samba Brazilian Grill • Capacity: 348 in/ 42 out 240 W Gilman St • Agent: Matthew Bents
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 15% alcohol, 85% food
Note: This item rectifies an earlier identified issue with the license holding entity; no other changes to the license conditions or other parameters are proposed.

Agenda Item 64
Public Hearing - New License
508 State Street Golf LLC • dba Game Day Madison
508 State St Suite B • Agent: Colin Smith • Estimated Capacity: 100 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 27% alcohol, 29% food, 44% other Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Note: This item was the subject of a June 11 informational meeting at the proposed site. No concerns were registered other than MPD offering advice about preventing underage drinking and safety.
Agenda Item 68
Public Hearing - New License
Samba Grill LLC • dba Samba Brazilian Grill
240 W Gilman St • Agent: Matthew Bents • Estimated Capacity (in/out): 358/42 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 15% alcohol, 85% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
Note: Alcohol license is related to Agenda Item 55 above, same note applies.

Madison Area Transportation Planning Board: Agenda

6:30pm, Madison Water Utility
119 E. Olin Avenue, Conference Rooms A-B

Note: Public hearing notice and link to information for the items below can be found in last month's meeting minutes and materials here.

Agenda Item 5
Public Hearing on Amendment #3 to the 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County
Note: Action by the MPO on the TIP amendment is anticipated following the hearing unless comments are received expressing concerns in which case action could be postponed until the August meeting. Written comments on the TIP amendment are invited until 4 p.m. on June 19, the date of the meeting, and should be sent to the MPO offices at 121 S. Pinckney St., Suite 400, Madison, WI 53703 or e- mailed to

Agenda Item 6
Presentation on East-West Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Study (Dave Trowbridge, City of Madison Transportation)
Agenda Item 7
Resolution TPB #154 Approving Amendment #3 to the 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County
- Beltline-Interstate 39/90 (Beltline to County Line), Reconstruction and Expansion [Revise scope to add
Beltline interchange and add funding, Const. in 2020-'22]
- Beltline (Whitney Way to I-39/90), Resurfacing, Drainage Improvements, and Reconstruction of Median
Barrier Wall [Revise scope to add additional work and add funding, Const. in 2021-'22
- USH 14/STH 69//STH 92/Beltline, Flood Sites, Emergency Repairs [NEW, Const. in 2019]- STH (Fair Oaks Ave. to Interstate Ramps), Joint Repair, Mill & Overlay [NEW, Const. in 2024]
- USH 151/E. Washington Ave. (Blair St. to E. Springs Dr.), Adaptive signal system installation [NEW, Const. in 2019-'20]
- USH 12 (CTH AB Intersection), Construction of J-Turn to improve safety [NEW, Const. in 2022]
- USH 12 (Millpond Rd. Intersection, Construction of J-Turn to improve safety [NEW, Const. in 2022]
- Interstate 39/90 (Beltline to STH 30), Concrete pavement repair [NEW, Const. in 2022]
- Verona Road/USH 18-151 (Raymond Rd. to CTH PD), Add emergency flood repair to ongoing construction

Agenda Item 8
Resolution TPB #155 Approving Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan for Dane County

Agenda Item 9
Resolution TPB #156 Amending the Program Management and Recipient Coordination Plan for the Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities) Program for the Madison Urbanized Area

Downtown Coordinating Committee: Agenda

5:30pm, Thursday, June 20, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building
Agenda Item 2
State Street Report and Updates
 - Retail/Business Discussion - Dan Kennelly
 - Police Discussion - Captain Freedman and Lt Dan Nale
 - Madison's Central Business Improvement District 2019 Renewal - Request for a Letter of Support from Downtown Coordinating Committee

Agenda Item 3
Amending Section 28.127(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to extend the effective period of the Alcohol Overlay District.

Note: The Alochol Overlay District that limits non-restaurant alcohol licenses and pertains to parts of the State Street to University Avenue area, expires on July 1, 2019. This change would extend the District's existence until Dec. 31, 2019, which is after an ongoing study of the alcohol license density in the State Street/campus area is expected to be completed by which time its recommendations considered.


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