City of
Madison

District 2

Alder Patrick W. Heck

Alder Patrick W. Heck

Alder Patrick W. Heck

Contact Information

Home Address:

123 N. Blount St. #303
Madison , WI 53703

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 & Week of Sept. 9 Meetings of Interest for District 2

September 6, 2019 4:02 PM

District 2 Updates & Meetings of Interest

Sunday Street Closures for Madison Ironman

Several streets in and around downtown will be closed for the 2019 Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 8. The race starts at 6:40 a.m. at Law Park with the swim start. City of Madison road closures for the bicycling portion last from approximately 7:30 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m. Road closures for the run portion last from noon until approximately midnight. All Metro Transit routes will experience significant detouring downtown. Please expect delays.
 
Ironman course maps are available here. A map of downtown street closures and suggested alternate traffic routes is available here. Metro Transit detours are available here.

Sept. 26 TLNA Steering Committee Meeting on Salvation Army Redevelopment Proposal

The next Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association steering committee meeting for the Salvation Army redevelopment proposal on the 600 block of E. Washington/E. Mifflin will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6pm. The location is yet to be confirmed, but TLNA and I will announce that next week. All are welcome to attend. Visit the TLNA Development website to stay up to speed. The earliest dates that city committees will consider the redevelopment are:

  • Oct. 16 - Urban Design Commission
  • Oct. 28 - Plan Commission

Note that these dates are tentative. Other committees, Common Council, and the Dane County Board will also consider any affordable housing fund awards that are proposed for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit portion of the proposal, but those meeting dates are TBD.

All Madison Public Libraries Closed September 12

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 12, for a staff inservice.  Normal operating hours will resume on Friday, Sept. 13. Library customers may still return library items in library book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check library card records, or renew items. The library's databases and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks are also accessible 24/7 with a library card. Closure details here.

Sept. 12 Public Open House on Proposed F35 Deployment 

The Air National Guard is holding a public open house on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5-8pm at the Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall (doors open at 4:30), to take input on the possible F35 deployment at Truax Field. Public comments can be made in person there or submitted via the Air National Guard's official public comment channels. Those comments can be made through Sept. 27th and can be made online or by mail. The link for public comments can be accessed here.

You are more than welcome to contact me with your thoughts on the proposed stationing of F35s, but I strongly encourage you to contact our federal elected officials who are closer to the decision-making process. The decision will be made by the federal government, not the City of Madison or Dane County, but it is expected that Common Council and the Mayor will weigh in. I have serious concerns about the potential impacts of the F35s on the areas near Truax, as detailed in the F35 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Executive Summary of the EIS is here and the full report can be accessed here.

A final decision on the deployment is expected early next year.

Draft Policy Revision for Dogs in Madison Parks

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Madison Parks staff worked hard over the summer to collect public input on the current dogs in parks policy. Five public meetings were held along with an online survey. Based on those results, a draft policy was presented to the Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee on Wednesday. The new policy would allow on-leash dogs in Madison parks except at playgrounds, splash parks, sports fields, groomed cross country ski trails, beaches, and conservation parks. The recommendation from the subcommittee will be forwarded on to the Board of Parks Commissioners for final approval.

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2020 Executive Capital Budget Released

Mayor Rhodes-Conway released her 2020 Capital Budget and Capital Improvement Plan earlier this week. Budget materials can be found here. Alders will have their first opportunities to discuss agency Capital Budgets and CIPs at the Sept. 9 and 10 Finance Committee meetings (see Finance Committee agenda items listed below). Amendments to the Mayor's Capital budget will be released on Sept. 20 and considered by Finance on Sept. 23. The Mayor's Operating Budget will be released on Oct. 1 and follow a similar process with Common Council eventually considering all Capital and Operating Budget amendments in early November. As always, the public can attend city meetings and give public comment.

Reminder: Final Sandbag Collection Opportunity Begins Sept. 9

The final opportunity for curbside sandbag collection will begin on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. In order for residents to have their sandbags collected efficiently, residents must first visit the City of Madison Flooding website to find out if they live in the "Flood Zone" or "Request Pickup" areas. Those not in the Flood Zone will need to request sandbag pickup. Residents in the Flood Zone must get their bags to the curb or terrace prior to Sunday, September 22 to ensure collection.

When placing sandbags out for collection, do not put them in the street or gutter. Also, do not cover sandbags with yard waste. Please note that sandbag collection crews will not go on private property to remove bags. Madison residents can also haul their sandbags themselves to the sandbag drop-off site at 4602 Sycamore Ave.

The Next Madison Night Market is Sept. 12

For the last time this summer Gilman Street from University Avenue, across State Street and up to Henry St. will be closed down for the Madison Night Market. Hours are 6pm - 10pm; more info here.
 
Parks

FREE MOVIE - Friday  
This Friday, September 6 see How to Train Your Dragon - the final movie of the 2019 summer movie season. The movie will be shown at Peace (Elizabeth Link) Park between State and Gilman Streets. Details here.

OUT & ABOUT FALL 2019 
Madison Parks Newsletter: Out & About Fall 2019 is ready to explore! Grab a paper version at all Madison Public Library branches and more. Need bulk quantities? Email parks@cityofmadison.com 

Notification: Fireworks on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Monona Terrace

There will be a short fireworks display on Tuesday, Sept. 10, over Lake Monona for an event on the rooftop of Monona Terrace. The fireworks are set to start at 9:00pm and last approximately 10 minutes.
 

Water Utility

Madison Water Utility's EVERY DROP MADISON poll is now live. Public input will help guide Madison Water Utility as we plan for the next phase of water conservation and sustainability in Madison. The Toilet Rebate Program has saved more than a *billion* gallons of water. Now, the EVERY DROP MADISON initiative seeks community input on new water sustainability incentives and programs that will bring a new era of water stewardship and source water protection to our city.

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City Meetings of Interest to District 2

Below are some pertinent 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.

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Street Use Staff Commission: Agenda
2:00pm, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
Rm 103A City-County Building
 

STREET USE PERMITS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Agenda Item 1
GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019 / 11am-4pm
Street closure: Railroad Street
Discuss location, setup, schedule
Max Presitgiacomo
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Finance Committee: Agenda
4:30pm, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
Rm 215 Madison Municipal Building
 

ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED

Agenda Item 21
Authorizing a contract with Frank Productions Concerts, LLC for Freakfest 2019 and authorizing a system of gating and ticketing for entry into the event area and amending the 2019 operating budget to receive $10,000 from UW-Madison towards the City's costs of the event and to authorize payment of up to $50,000 to Frank Productions from the Contingent Reserve for the cost to produce the event.

Agenda Item 22
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease with Art + Literature Laboratory (ALL) for the use of commercial space in the South Livingston Street Garage, located at 111 South Livingston Street, for the operation of a non-profit arts center, together with the approval of a grant to ALL in the amount of $500,000 from the Madison Capital Revolving Fund.
Note: This item also appears on this week's agendas for Transportation Commission: Agenda, Madison Arts Commission: Agenda, and Community Development Authority: Agenda
 
Agenda Item 23
2020 Executive Capital Budget
Note: This item is the Committee's first discussion of the Capital Budget submitted by the Mayor (see update above).
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Finance Committee: Agenda TBD
4:30pm, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
Rm 215 Madison Municipal Building
 
Note: This meeting is a continuation of the Finance Committee's Monday discussion of the Capital Budget submitted by the Mayor (see above).
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Public Safety Review Committee: Agenda
5:00pm, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building

PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
Budget Presentations from Police and the Fire Department
 

NEW BUSINESS/ACTION ITEM

Agenda Item 3
MPD Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Public Notice and Comment Period
 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Agenda Item 4
Discussion on committee expectations from the Police and Fire reports.
 
Agenda Item 5
Discussion on the Common Council Executive Committee Recommendation to the PSRC on Action Item 13
 
Agenda Item 6
Continued discussion on PSRC Items of Interest and the formation of the Subcommittee
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Transportation Commission: Agenda
5:00pm, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
Rm 215 Madison Municipal Building

F. NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item F.4
See Finance Committee Agenda Item 22
 
G. REPORTS

Agenda Item G.3
Crossing Guard Assignment and School Zone Safety Report
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Madison Arts Commission: Agenda
5:30pm, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019
Rm 013 Madison Municipal Building
 
Agenda Item 1
See Finance Committee Agenda Item 22
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Community Development Authority: Agenda
4:30pm, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building
 
Agenda Item 3
See Finance Committee Agenda Item 22
- Matt Wachter
- This item was referred from the Common Council and requires action.

Agenda Item 4
Accepting the white paper titled "Equitable Development in Madison: An assessment of factors contributing to displacement and gentrification"
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