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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 & Week of Nov. 18 Meetings of Interest for District 2

November 17, 2019 1:16 AM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

East Johnson Street Full Opening Delayed

City Engineering and the contractor working on the East Johnson Reconstruction project indicate that their work should finish by Nov. 23. Completion was originally expected at the end of this past week, but given the early arrival of winter, it is no surprise there is a small delay. Even though the diverted car traffic and associated rude driving has been very tough on surrounding neighborhood streets, I've had many folks offer kudos on the dedication of the construction crews and city staff working on the project. If you see workers before all traffic lanes reopen and the much-improved pedestrian and bike facilities are done, say thanks!

Steering Committee Meeting to Evaluate 126 Langdon Street Proposal

Neighbors are invited to a steering committee meeting Monday, Dec. 2, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Kennedy Manor, 1 Langdon St. The committee will be discussing Core Spaces' proposed development for 126 Langdon St, formerly occupied by a vacant 7-story building.

At this first meeting of the steering committee, the developers will not be present. This will be an opportunity for neighbors and others to speak freely without concern for biasing or offending the development team. Your input in the steering committee process will help improve the quality and character of the proposal.  

Two more meetings are scheduled with the developers on Dec. 16 and sometime in early January, although there could be additional meetings. Let me know if you'd like to be meeting announcement emails.

The developer's informal presentation to the Urban Design Commission can be found here. Note that the proposal details are preliminary and subject to change.  The city staff report to UDC is here and a article on the proposal is here. Core Spaces is currently planning on another informational presentation to UDC on Dec. 11, with formal consideration by city committees in February.

Update on Salvation Army Redevelopment Proposal

The Salvation Army redevelopment proposal's demolition permit and conditional uses were granted by Plan Commission at their Nov. 11 meeting. The discussion at Plan Commission was lengthy and many neighbors gave important input. Commissioners, including me, voted unanimously to approve the proposal because we felt it met the standards of approval that by law must be the basis of all Plan Commission decisions.

It was a difficult decision because the negative impacts of the Salvation Army's presence, as well as the impacts of the nearby Beacon and other social service operations, were tough to weigh against the important services that they provide to some of the neediest folks in Madison. That said, I believe the new shelter and "campus" design that includes the affordable housing apartment building along E. Mifflin can help to decrease the negative impacts on the neighborhood, particularly if the Salvation Army, the City, and neighbors join together to problem-solve.

At my suggestion and with the good input of the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association Council, Plan Commission added a Condition of Approval that requires the Salvation Army to organize and host quarterly meetings with all city and neighborhood stakeholders to take input, discuss issues, and work on solutions. While TLNA and the Salvation Army did hold analogous meetings in the past (with mixed results), I plan to fully engage with this process and assure that meetings are regular, fair, inclusive, and focused on problem-solving. I also want to make sure that MPD and other city and county entities are involved. Encouraging District 2 folks to volunteer at the Salvation Army in whatever capacity they can will also be a focus so that all stakeholders, including Salvation Army guests, can work towards mutual understanding and pragmatic, direct solutions with open communication channels.

I am assuming that the $500k requested from the City's affordable housing fund for the proposal is approved (consideration by Finance Committee expected on 11/25 and Common Council on 12/3); that WHEDA tax credits will be obtained (early spring decision expected); that the Salvation Army will have a successful capital campaign, and that other pieces of this complicated package will come together, so I also will be organizing a meeting in the near future when stakeholders can come together well before the demolition and redevelopment commence. I will announce that meeting date soon, but my overall goal is to start building better relationships asap, as well as working together with the Salvation Army and City on lingering design and operations/safety concerns. The proposal has its land use approvals from the City, but there are many aspects of the final development agreement where neighbor input can still provide crucial improvements.

I look forward to ongoing and permanent community engagement with all stakeholders.

New Lights on Reynolds Park Tennis and Bike Polo Courts Moving Forward

The Parks Department is moving forward with the lighting project on the top of the water reservoir in Reynolds Park, although they have reduced the scope of the lighting to address concerns expressed by nearby neighbors. The option to install 50' tall light poles with brighter athletic-style lighting was not chosen.

Parks plans to install security-style lights on 25' tall poles and reduce the number of poles from the proposed 10 to only 4, concentrated so that they provide lighting for the bike polo court. The tennis courts will likely not see expanded access in the evenings because the 4 new lights are not bright enough for tennis and will not be placed near the tennis courts. The fixtures will be state-of-the-art, there will be effectively no light spillage beyond the nearby park sidewalks, and they will meet dark sky specifications. 

The project will include installation of lighting on the exterior staircase of the building, which should significantly increase safety in that portion of Reynolds Park. Parks tells me that the court lights will be off unless users either reserve a court online for a specific period of time or there will be a device for manually turning the lights on for a specific period of time (which method is TBD). Regardless, the lights will be off by 10pm and on only when courts are in use.

For more information on the project, check this site. Note that the project still needs to be approved by city committees and Common Council and that the construction schedule is TBD. The first committee consideration will be at Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting (see city meetings of interest listed below). If you would like to provide input on the project, I recommend attending committee meetings and/or emailing me.

Early Notice of 2020 Gorham Street Reconstruction Project

During the 2020 construction season, City Engineering is tentatively planning to replace main sanitary sewer lines, sewer laterals to each property, and pavement, as well as curbs, gutters, driveway skirts, and sidewalks as needed, on East Gorham Street between N. Franklin Street and N. Livingston Street. The timing and further details are to-be-determined, but Engineering wanted to let neighbors know that this project is likely coming and that neighbors should not be concerned if they see surveying work in the area.

Note that this will not be a full street reconstruction project and will involve only sewer replacement. The street asphalt will be patched. Also note that there will be assessments, aka partial cost-sharing, to property owners for the sewer laterals and concrete work, but the details and amounts are TBD. The City pays 100% of the main sewer line replacement and Gorham patching costs. City Engineering and I will keep you posted on scheduling and possible assessments once the project is confirmed for 2020 and more details are available. 

Nov. 19 Tenney-Lapham Transportation and Safety Meeting

The TLNA Transportation and Safety Committee is inviting neighbors to attend two meetings to document concerns with and solutions for traffic safety in our neighborhood. The first meeting will be held Nov. 19 at 7:00 pm in the Lyric meeting room (top floor, 1010 E Wash). The meeting agenda will be: 

  • Define the purpose of the committee:  Improve multi-modal safety in the neighborhood
  • Solicit traffic safety concerns
  • Solicit solutions for improving safety.
  • Goal:  brainstorm and establish list of traffic issues and optional solutions

There will be second meeting Dec. 9 at 7:00 pm in the Festival Foods community room. At that meeting we will review the list of traffic issues and solutions and prioritize them as a neighborhood. The results will be reported to the TLNA Council meeting on Dec. 12 and a request for support from the council will be made at that time. In January, TLNA will take the Traffic Calming Plan to City Traffic Engineering to start the work of implementing the items on the list.

Note that Traffic Engineering already has a long list of traffic and traffic calming requests that I have relayed to them from District 2 neighbors. I am trying to funnel most of those requests through TLNA because I find it difficult and inefficient for me to take a piecemeal approach to the dozens of requests I receive on these subjects. The TLNA meetings described above constitute a public process to help determine which requests are most feasible and which are most desirable given the city's budget situation and limited staff time. Drop me an email if you have a solution that TLNA should consider; I'll forward it on to them.

If you live in District 2, but outside of Tenney-Lapham, I'd be glad to help your area undertake a similar exercise - contact me!


A Rendition of "Coffee with a Cop", CNI brings "Cookies with a Cop"!

Join downtown area neighbors and Police Officer Kraig Kalka for a conversation about safety in Madison's downtown neighborhoods. Bring your questions, concerns, and thoughts. 

The event will be held on Nov. 19th at Ovation 309 (309 W. Johnson Street). Doors open at 5:00pm. Discussion will begin at 5:30 on the 13th floor. Topics that will be addressed through a facilitated discussion include: 

  1. An update on crime in downtown Madison 
  2. Personal safety for residents
  3. When to call 911? When to report a crime?
  4. Steps to take to keep your neighborhood safe 
  5. Resident Q&A  

Cookies will be provided. To learn more about Capitol Neighborhoods, please visit their website or their Facebook page.

Water Utility

Water Utility Poll Results Available

The first round of the EVERY DROP MADISON poll has closed. Thank you to everyone who participated. Your input is helping guide Madison Water Utility as it plans for the next phase of water conservation and sustainability in Madison.

You can find results and key takeaways here. They will be posting follow-up poll questions soon.

Join MPD for a Special Home Safety Night!

Would you like to make your home and neighborhood less tempting to thieves? Then join the Madison Police Department for a special Home Safety Night at American Family DreamBank, 821 E. Washington Ave., on Tuesday, November 19th!

Invite your neighbors and join us! You can get more details on this free event and register here.

Dec. 2 Informational Meeting on Liquor License Application at Grace Coffee East

Please join me and the owners of Grace Coffee East, for a meeting where we will hear about their application for a Class B Beer & Liquor license. The proposed liquor license will be at their soon-to-open coffee shop at 1216 E. Washington Avenue (formerly Stone Creek Coffee) that is proposed to close each night no later than 9:00 p.m. At the informational meeting you will have the opportunity to ask questions, provide feedback, see their facilities, and learn about their business.

Meeting Details:

  • Monday, December 2, 2019
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
  • 1216 E. Washington Avenue

If you are unable to attend, please email me with your thoughts and input or consider attending the Dec. 18 Alcohol Licensing Review Committee meeting when they will consider the application.

Historic Preservation Plan Public Meeting on Nov. 20

The City is hosting a Historic Preservation Plan Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:00-7:30pm at the historic Garver Feed Mill, 3241 Garver Green, Suite 160. A draft of the City's Historic Preservation Plan will be presented and discussed. Please join us to help shape the future of historic preservation in Madison!

The Historic Preservation Plan's goals include identifying, celebrating and preserving the places that represent our collective histories. The Plan includes important and compelling histories of underrepresented communities, such as African American, First Nations, Hmong, Latino, Women, and LGBTQ communities that have previously not been sufficiently recognized in the City's historic preservation efforts.

In addition, the ordinance standards for Madison's five local historic districts are being updated. The descriptions and materials related to both of these efforts can be found here.


Annual City Budget Process Concludes

Common Council concluded the City's annual budgeting process at meetings this past week. Council adopted amended versions of both the Capital and Operating budgets. The adopted budget results in an increase in tax levy and a 25.1% decrease in borrowing as compared to 2019. The tax levy does not include the $40 vehicle registration fee that was previously adopted by the council; it is a separate item. Note that the increase in property tax to the average home (valued at $300,000) will be $94.47.

During the budgeting process, many alders expressed a desire to start working on the 2021 budget much earlier in 2020 than we were able to do this year. As a result, I anticipate we will also be asking that the City provide more and better opportunities for residents to weigh in on their priorities.

Highlights from this week's Common Council budget meetings follow. The amendments that were considered to the Operating Budget can be found here and those for the Capitol budget are here.

Amendments proposed to increase Fire Department staffing to bring an ambulance to Fire Station 14 on the southeast side did not succeed. The amendments each proposed adding 10 additional full-time positions at an annual cost of $826,000 and making various cuts to other programs to fund the new positions including:

Eliminate Pinney Library Enhanced Staffing (Library)
Reduce Olbrich Staffing (Parks)
Eliminate funding for Warner Park Teen Specialist (Parks)
Eliminate the Childcare Mental Health Specialist (CDD)
Eliminate the increase from Community Building & Engagement (CDD)
Eliminate the Police Auditor Position (Mayor)
Eliminate Accountant (Finance)
Eliminate Accountant (Fire)
Eliminate BRT Positions (Metro)
Eliminate funding for snow and ice control on arterial shared use paths (Parks/Engineering)

While the addition of a 9th ambulance would improve response times, particularly for southeast and eastside residents, the $826k is a significant increase in a very tight budget and I did not support any of the proposals that would have reduced or eliminated the other important investments. There is a strong case to be made for having an ambulance at Station 14 and I look forward to working on a long-term plan that can make that a reality.

Two amendments were proposed to add additional authorized strength to our Police Department (6 and 3 additional officers respectively). Concerns about the perception of increasing crime and interest in improving staff morale were cited as the two primary reasons to consider the additional staffing. The amendment to add 6 officers failed while the amendment to add 3 officers passed.

Alder Furman provided some good context about funding and support for our Police Department within the city budget in his comments at the meeting (watch City Channel replay) and in even more detail in his blog post from last week. In short, the executive operating budget put forth by the mayor increased funding for the Madison Police department by 7.6% compared to last year. At the same time, our annual revenue goes up by only about 2% each year. In the context of strong opposition to the $40 vehicle registration fee and strict levy limits imposed by the state, it is unsustainable to have the operating costs of our largest department consistently outpace our available funding.

Because of this fiscal reality and because the arguments in favor of increasing staffing were primarily intended to address a perception/fear of crime rather than to actually reduce crime, I did not vote in favor of either amendment. I am open to increasing staffing in the future but need additional information on staffing levels and retention issues across city departments before continuing to add additional police officers.

All other operating amendments were passed with the exception of #4 which would have removed funding for the Independent Police Monitor. The creation of this position was the primary recommendation of the MPD Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee that worked for nearly 4 years to develop their recommendations. The Common Council voted to accept this recommendation at our 8/6/19 meeting and rejection of this amendment reaffirmed that earlier decision. You can read the final report with detailed information on the Independent Monitor and Civilian Oversight Board as well as the other 176 recommendations here.

The Council took up 14 capital budget amendments. Along with a new ambulance and additional squad car, two other notable amendments were approved: #5 - Addition of $500K to our Affordable Housing fund and #11 - $350K towards implementation of Vision Zero/Traffic Safety.

The former is an amendment that Alder Evers and I put forward that will not only add funding for additional affordable housing, but also clarifies that funding should also be considered for projects that are not using WHEDA tax credits. The fund has primarily focused on leveraging WHEDA tax credits for large developments, but the program now has more flexibility to consider funding for other projects, e.g., cooperative housing, land trusts, tiny house developments, projects put forth by smaller non-profits, and other more community-based housing providers.

The latter was an amendment that Alder Foster put forward. It will allow us to implement safety enhancements to some of our most dangerous intersections and corridors in 2020 and marks the beginning of critically important public safety work that will continue as we implement Vision Zero.

Note too that the funding for weekend and holiday snow plowing on arterial bike paths was retained.


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


Committee on the Environment: Agenda
4:30pm, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Room 108, City-County Building


Agenda Item 2
Small Engine Tool Emissions and Lawn Tool Exchange Program
Continued discussion of steps of what an electric lawn tool incentive program would look like.
Agenda Item 3
Follow Up Discussion on Salt Issues
Update from Stacie Reece, City of Madison Sustainability Coordinator, on the City water softener tracking and processes moving forward.


Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Commission: Agenda
5:00pm, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building
Agenda Item 2
Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance
- Standards for Maintenance - Standards for Repairs
- Standards for Alterations
- Standards for Additions
- Standards for New Structures
Building Code, Fire Code, Conveyance Code and Licensing Appeals Board: Agenda
12:15pm, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Rm 13 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 2
Amending Section 10.28(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to discourage the use of salt for ice removal in very cold temperatures.


Common Council Executive Committee: Agenda
5:30pm, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 5
Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (11/19/19)
- Update on Bloomberg Harvard
- 2020 Budget Follow-Up


Agenda Item 7
Update: Task Force on Structure of City Government (11/19/19) - City Attorney Michael May - TFOGS will meet on November 20 to vote on its final report. The draft of that report will be available on Friday, November 15, and will be made available to the CCEC. Staff does not intend to provide any further update.
Agenda Item 8
Update: President's Work Group to Develop City-Wide Surveillance Equipment & Data Management Policies (11/19/19) - Ald. Rebecca Kemble, Chair
Agenda Item 9
Update: President's Work Group on Council Communication Tools & Processes (11/19/19) - Ald. Grant Foster, Chair
Common Council: Agenda
5:30pm, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Rm 201 City-County Building


Agenda Item 1
Commending, honoring, and expressing appreciation to Chuck Kamp, Metro Transit General Manager, on his retirement from the City of Madison after 13 years of exemplary service.
Agenda Item 2
Declaring the week of November 18, 2019 to be Transgender Awareness Week, and November 20, 2019 to be Transgender Day of Remembrance.


Agenda Item 6
Repealing Section 28.022 - 00117 of the Madison General Ordinances adopting the Campus Master Plan for Edgewood College, Edgewood High School and Edgewood Campus School.
Recent Legislative History
Note: This item is being referred to the 12/9 Plan Commission meeting, so no other consideration will occur by Common Council at the 11/19 meeting



Agenda Item 9
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 11/5/2019; action 11/19/2019).
Recent Legislative History
11/5/19 Assessor's Office    Refer to a future Meeting to Confirm to the COMMON COUNCIL
Confirm 11/19/19
Note - This item includes the following appointment:
SANDRA TORKILDSON (2nd A.D.) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Resident Member. First appointed 11-19-2013.
TERM EXPIRES: 10-19-2022


Agenda Item 14
SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the final report and recommendations from the Urban Forestry Task Force.
Recent Legislative History


Agenda Item 18
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with The Clean Lakes Alliance and others to provide up to $25,000.00 in funding in 2019 and 2020 and work with these groups to create the Yahara "Clean" Compact 3.0.
Recent Legislative History
Agenda Item 19
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8295, N. Ingersoll Street, Elizabeth Street, and Jean Street Assessment District - 2019. (2nd AD)
Recent Legislative History


Agenda Item 42
Extending the provisional appointment of Nan Fey as Director of Planning & Community & Economic Development for up to 30 working days beyond the confirmation of a new DPCED Director, or approximately through February 2020.
Recent Legislative History
Agenda Item 46
Approving $250,000 in federal CDBG funds to provide additional down payment and closing cost assistance to qualified homebuyers as part of the City's "Home Buy the American Dream" (HBAD) Program.
Recent Legislative History
Agenda Item 47
Accepting the white paper titled "Equitable Development in Madison: An assessment of factors contributing to displacement and gentrification"
Recent Legislative History



Agenda Item 63
Repealing Section 33.23 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
Legislative History
11/12/19 Attorney's Office Group/Approval    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Executive Committee, Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Sustainability Madison Committee
Agenda Item 64
Creating Section 12.177(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to conditionally repeal the Motor Vehicle Registration Fee if funding is provided by a Regional Transit Authority.
Legislative History
11/12/19 Attorney's Office Group/Approval    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee, Transportation Policy and Planning Board
Agenda Item 65
Amending Sections 28.127(1)(a) and (2), repealing Sections 28.127(3) and (4) of the Madison General Ordinances to expand the Alcohol Overlay District, remove the requirement that there be an annual review, and remove the previous sunset provision.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Patrick W. Heck and Sally Rohrer
Attorney's Office Group/Approval    Referred for Introduction
Alcohol License Review Committee (11/20/19); Public Safety Review Committee (11/20/19); Downtown Coordinating Committee (11/21/19); Plan Commission (12/9/19); Common Council (1/7/20)
My Note: This ordinance change would expand the area in and around State Street in which no new taverns and liquor stores are permitted, repeals the existing sunsetting provision in the ordinance, adds incidental acohol sales, and eliminates a reporting requirement. Restaurants can still apply for liquor licenses and existing liquor licenses are grandfathered in.
From the Text:
In 2017 and 2018, the City of Madison saw numerous alcohol-related incidents on the 600 block of University Avenue. These incidents led then-Mayor Paul Soglin to propose a moratorium on alcohol licenses for a select downtown area. The Common Council did not adopt this moratorium, but did commission the Finance Department and Public Health Madison Dane County to examine the density of alcohol licenses throughout Madison, and to determine if there is any relationship between alcohol license density and public service utilization.
On October 18, 2019, the Finance Department and Public Health Madison Dane County published the results of this study, available under Legistar File 57375. The study measured density by Census block group, finding dense areas downtown and in the City's retail centers (such as East Towne, West Towne, and Hilldale). The study utilized data from Madison Police Department, Madison Fire Department, and Building Inspection to determine the relationship between density level of alcohol outlets and calls for service, controlling for differences between Census block groups including total population, percent employed, and percent poverty. The study found that higher levels of police calls for service and Building Inspection cases are associated with higher levels of alcohol outlet density, but Madison Fire Department calls are not. While the study did not make recommendations, it highlighted key areas of discussion including the need for data collection improvements to better understand alcohol license capacity in the City, as well as best practices from other municipalities in addressing alcohol outlet density.
Agenda Item 69
Approve the 2020 Urban Forestry Special Charge.
Legislative History
11/12/19 Streets Division    Referred for Introduction Finance Committee
Agenda Item 77
Authorizing and supporting an application to WisDOT for Federal funding under the 2020-2024 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). (Various ADs)
Legislative History
11/12/19 Engineering Division    Referred for Introduction
Board of Public Works (11/20/19), Transportation Committee (11/20/19)
Agenda Item 80
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to Execute the Development Agreement with Stone House Development, or its assigns, for the Purchase of the Podium and Air-Rights above the City's Wilson Street Garage on Block 88 and Directing Follow-up Actions by the City as Described and Agreed to in the Development Agreement
Legislative History
11/13/19 Finance Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (11/25/19), Common Council (12/3/19)
Note: This is the long-awaited development agreement for the Judge Doyle Square apartment tower to be built atop the new city parking garage.
Agenda Item 84
BY TITLE ONLY - Approving the allocation of up to $193,500 of City funds, authorized in the City's Adopted 2020 Operating Budget, for use in supporting the expansion of School-Age Child and Youth Development program capacity on Madison's West Side, as part of a broader effort to assist families residing in Tree Lane Apartments.
Legislative History
11/13/19 Community Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (11/25), Community Services Committee (11/20)


Madison Area Transportation Planning Board - An MPO Technical Coordinating Committee: Agenda
2:00pm, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Prairie View Room, Fitchburg Community Center, 5510 Lacy Road
Agenda Item 4
Update on Proposed Amendment to Regional Transportation Plan 2050 and 2020-2024 TIP to Add Beltline (Whitney Way to I-39/90) Dynamic Part-Time Hard Shoulder Use Project


Board of Public Works: Agenda
4:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Rm 108 City-County Building


Agenda Item 16
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Tenney Park Lagoon Biostabilization. (2nd AD)
Replanting biostabilization damaged in August 2018 flood. Anticipated FEMA funding.
Agenda Item 17
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Reynolds Lighting. (2nd AD)
This project will be adding security lighting to the roof of the water utility building adjacent to Reynolds Park.
Note: See Alder Update above on this item.


Public Safety Review Committee: Agenda
5:00pm, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Rm 302 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 3
Review of the Alcohol Overlay District Zoning Text Amendment - Alder Verveer
Note: See Common Council agenda item #65
Agenda Item 4
Accepting the report from the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
Agenda Item 5
A Resolution authorizing a $250,000 noncompetitive service contract for grant pass-through services with the Madison Metropolitan School District for implementation of a previously approved federal STOP School Violence and Mental Health Assessment grant.
Agenda Item 6
SUBSTITUTE A Resolution amending the 2020 Operating Budgets of the Police Department, Fire Department and Public Health Madison Dane County; and accepting a U.S Department of Justice Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program (COAP) grant award of $1,200,000 to create a "Pathways to Recovery Madison & Dane County" initiative to combat opioid abuse.
Agenda Item 7
Resolution amending the Police Department's 2019 Operating Budget to increase the amount of a public safety grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Task Force by $9,000.


Alcohol License Review Committee: Agenda
5:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Rm 354 City-County Building
Agenda Item 9
Change of Agent
Matterhorn Ventures Group LLC • dba Roast Public House • 558 State St New Agent: Brano Kruger
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
Note: The disposition of all agenda items related to 558 State Street are a function of ongoing discussions related to the business ownership status, conditions on the license, etc.
Agenda Item 11
Business Name Change
Matterhorn Ventures Group LLC • Current dba: Roast Public House 558 State St
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
New dba: Luchador Tequila & Taco Bar
Agenda Item 16
Entity Reorganization
Avenue Restaurant LLC • dba Avenue Club & Bubble Up Bar 1128 E Washington Ave
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
Adding 2 new officers and removing 1 officer
Agenda Item 28
Entity Reorganization
Matterhorn Ventures Group LLC • dba Roast Public House 558 State St
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
Add two new officers, remove three officers
Agenda Item 36
18+ Center for Visual & Performing Arts License
BK Madison Investments LLC • dba Luchador Tequila & Taco Bar Capacity: 150
558 State St • Agent: Brano Kruger
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 50% food Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403

Items Referred

Agenda Item 37
Amending Section 38.05(3)(a)12. of the Madison General Ordinances to extend the time for issuance of a new license from 90 days to 180 days, after which the license becomes void if the applicant has not obtained an extension of that time period.
Agenda Item 38
Amending Sections 28.127(1)(a) and (2), repealing Sections 28.127(3) and (4) of the Madison General Ordinances to expand the Alcohol Overlay District, remove the requirement that there be an annual review, and remove the previous sunset provision.
Note: See Common Council agenda item #65

Recessed Public Hearing

Agenda Item 39
Public Hearing - New License
BK Madison Investments LLC • dba Luchador Tequila & Taco Bar 558 State St • Agent: Brano Kruger • Estimated Capacity: 150 Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 50% food Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 403
New License - Public Hearing
Agenda Item 43
Public Hearing - New License
Grace Coffee East• dba Grace Coffee
1216 East Washington • Agent: Nicole Bloomer
Estimated Capacity (In/Out): 30-50/10-20
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 20% alcohol, 80% food Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 407
Note: This item will be referred to the Dec. 18 ALRC meeting. Also, see Alder Update above concerning the Dec. 2 informational meeting.

Discussion Items

Agenda Item 48
Discussion as a Result of Alcohol Density Study
  • Handling of capacity numbers for alcohol licensees.
  • Discuss City staffing resources related to issuance, monitoring, and enforcement activities associated with Alcohol Licenses.
  • Policy for high density areas anywhere in the city (not just in the current overlay district).
  • Discussion and potential adoption of recommendations to the Common Council arising from the results of the Density Study and related aspects of Alcohol licensing and monitoring.
Note: See Common Council agenda item #65
Task Force on Structure of City Government: Agenda
7:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Rm 103A City-County Building
Agenda Item 5
Downtown Coordinating Committee: Agenda
6:00pm, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building
Agenda Item 2
Amending Sections 28.127(1)(a) and (2), repealing Sections 28.127(3) and (4) of the Madison General Ordinances to expand the Alcohol Overlay District, remove the requirement that there be an annual review, and remove the previous sunset provision.
Note: See Common Council agenda item #65












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