City of
Madison

District 2

Alder Patrick W. Heck

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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 Feb. 3 Meetings of Interest for District 2

January 31, 2020 11:20 PM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

Message from Public Health on the Novel Coronavirus

Public Health Madison & Dane County are actively monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and working closely with state and local partners to prepare in case anyone in our community tests positive for the coronavirus. See this new blog post detailing our role in actively monitoring the situation, and how we are prepared in case someone in our community tests positive for the virus.

Neighborhood Steering Committee Forming for Proposed Redevelopment on 400 Block E. Washington

The James Madison Park District, part of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., is forming a steering committee to review the LZ Ventures redevelopment proposal for the north side of 400 block of E. Washington Ave. All are invited to participate. CNI President Eli Judge is organizing the steering committee, so if you'd like to participate and/or stay informed contact Eli at president@capitolneighborhoods.org or me at district2@cityofmadison.com
 
The developer presented their proposal at a Jan. 30 neighborhood meeting, cohosted by me and District 6 Alder Marsha Rummel at St. John's Lutheran Church. Alder Rummel's district includes the First Settlement neighborhood and Local Historic District that is across East Washington from the proposal site. At the neighborhood meeting concerns were raised about displacement of current residents in affordably priced rental units, demolition of historic homes, and the proposed building's scale compared to the homes nearby/behind. Some thought that the increase in housing density could help address Madison's housing shortage and found the scale/design appropriate.
 
The proposal includes demolition of the Klinke Cleaners building, two houses, an apartment building, and two single-story commercial buildings, all between 402 and 414 E. Washington, as well as houses at 9 N. Hancock, 8 N. Franklin, and 12 Franklin. To replace those buildings and homes the developer proposes a 10-story market rate apartment building on E. Wash dropping to 8 stories in the rear with several levels of parking underneath. A commercial space is planned on E. Washington on the first floor with a smaller commercial space at the corner of E. Washington and N. Franklin.
 

The Urban Design Commission considered an informational presentation of the proposal at their Jan. 29 meeting. The developer's slides and the city staff report for that meeting can be found here

The neighborhood steering committee meetings are where stakeholders, neighbors, the developer, and the city will discuss the proposal, its impacts, its positive and negative aspects, and work to address concerns. I encourage you to join that discussion. The first steering committee meeting will be announced via email soon, although I will also post meeting dates in my alder updates.

GRUMPS

Madison School Board Candidate Forum on Feb. 4

Grandparents United for Madison Public Schools (GRUMPS) is hosting a pre-primary forum for the school board candidates. It's an important year for the school district with a new superintendent starting and the possibility of 2 referenda on the November ballot. Please come and hear the thoughts of the candidates!

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30-8:00pm
Christ Presbyterian Church
944 E. Gorham St.
 

The Facebook event page is here.

East High

F-35s, PFAS, Truax and You: a Forum
 

The US Air Force wants to base F-35 fighter jets in Madison. Why should you care? What can you do? Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin is sponsoring a public forum to discuss these important questions:

Madison East High School
2222 E. Washington Ave. (enter on 4th Street)
Sunday, February 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
 
Learn more about
  • Soil & water contamination and Truax expansion
  • Noise, mitigation and airport avigation easements
  • Safety issues
  • Economic and social impact on the community
  • Racial & environmental justice issues
  • Global impact
  • Timeline, action plans and what you can do

More forum details available here.

City of Madison Absentee Voting Begins Feb. 3 at Public Libraries

Beginning Feb. 3, Madison absentee voters for the Feb. 18 primary election will be able to vote at all Madison Public Library locations. This important primary includes races for the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Madison Metropolitan School Board District. Absentee voting locations will expand to include Edgewood College, Madison College Truax Campus, Madison College South Goodman Campus, Union South, UW Memorial Union, the UW-Madison Student Activity Center, and the UW-Madison Health Services Learning Center on Feb. 10.­ 

More information and in-person absentee voting hours and locations for the City of Madison are here. To obtain a sample ballot visit this site.

Parks

BIRD & NATURE OUTINGS - Saturday and Sunday
We're outside and learning about nature in nature at Tenney Park on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 at Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park - North. LEARN MORE
 
SKATE CINEMA - Tenney Park 
It's back - Skate Cinema! We'll have music before the show and a fire roaring outside. Join us to see the 2019 movie Abominable at Tenney Park on Saturday, February 8LEARN MORE  
 
ICE SKATING - Always Free!
Many rinks are open and it's always free to ice skate in Madison Parks! Tenney, Vilas and Elver are staffed. Please see the website for the latest list of open rinks and hours. Several locations offer free loaner skates, too! LEARN MORE
 

TRY SNOWSHOEING AT WINTER FEST
REI and Madison Parks are providing snowshoes to try from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday during this weekend's Winter Fest at Elver Park. LEARN MORE

GROOVE & GLIDE - Saturday
A special Saturday night G&G at Elver Park during Winter Fest. Lace-up your ice skates for an evening of fun Saturday, February 1 at Elver Park! We'll have music, games and prizes. Bring your own skates or rent a pair inside the staffed shelter.  All ages and experience levels are welcome at this FREE event. LEARN MORE

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING - Open
All ski trails are open! See website for the latest grooming date. A ski permit is required at Elver, Odana Hills, and Yahara Hills. All other trails are free to use. LEARN MORE
 
Understanding the Updated Fish Consumption Advisory for Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona
 

The Wisconsin DNR recently updated the fish consumption advisory for Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona. DNR updated the advisory after testing for fish in these areas and learning they had elevated levels of PFOS. 

In this updated advisory, people can eat up to one meal of bluegill fish per week. People can eat largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, and yellow perch from these two bodies of water up to one meal per month. For example, if you caught and ate a yellow perch, do not eat walleye, northern pike, or any other fish for a month.

To learn more about this updated fish consumption advisory, the community is invited to two public meetings at East Madison Community Center at 8 Straubel Court:

  • February 8 from 10:30–11:30 AM
  • February 12 from 6:30–7:30 PM
  • Facebook events for February 8 and February 12

Both meetings will be the same and will focus on the new fish consumption advisory and coming in contact with the water/foam. We will have Spanish and Hmong interpreters available, and one of the meetings will be recorded for anyone who misses it.

For the most up-to-date information on PFAS in Dane County, visit publichealthmdc.com/pfas.

Report Snow Problems
 
The city has this online form for reporting problems with snow or ice removal.
 

Public Health Madison & Dane County Implements New Initiative To Help WIC Clients with $40 Vehicle Registration Fee

A $40 vehicle registration fee for City of Madison residents is new in 2020 and was created to support the expansion of Metro Transit bus service, including the future implementation of bus rapid transit. As part of the program, the City implemented new subsidies for low-income bus riders and youth, as well as for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) participants.

Families who participate in the WIC nutrition program and live in the City of Madison are eligible to receive a $40 Visa gift card. To be eligible for the WIC program you must be a Wisconsin resident, be pregnant or have a child under five years old, and meet income guidelines. To learn more about WIC eligibility, visit publichealthmdc.com/WIC or call 608-267-1111. More information on the reimbursement program can be found here.

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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. If you click on a meeting agenda below, then click on an agenda item of interest, you will see all documents that have been submitted on that item.

The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in. Also, committees and commissions have an opportunity at the beginning of each agenda for Public Comment on items not on the agenda. I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern.

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Public Safety Review Committee: Agenda
5;00pm, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
Rm 204 Madison Municipal Building
 
ITEMS TO BE TAKEN OUT OF ORDER
 

NEW BUSINESS ITEMS

Agenda Item 1
Police and Fire Reports
 
Agenda Item 2
CCEC Recommendations
 
Agenda Item 3
Mission
 
Agenda Item 4
PSRC Items of Interest
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Transportation Policy and Planning Board: Agenda
5:00pm, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
Rm 215 Madison Municipal Building
 

E. ACTION ITEMS

Agenda Item E.1.
SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 12.753 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit Personal Delivery Devices (PDDs) on City sidewalks and creating a forfeiture.
 
Agenda Item E.2.
Ped/Bike Enhancement and Traffic Calming - Proposal to Create Subcommittee (10 minutes, Board Chair)
 
Agenda Item E.3.
Authorizing the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Metro Transit Network Structure Study
 

F. DISCUSSION/POTENTIAL ACTION ITEMS

Agenda Item F.1.
BRT Routing Update and Discussion
*Downtown (20 minutes, Mike Cechvala)
*West Side (10 minutes, Dave Trowbridge)

Agenda Item F.2.
Complete Streets RFP Update and Review (5 minutes, Tom Lynch)
 
Agenda Item F.4.
Potential MOAPS Extension Resolution (5 minutes)
Note: This resolution would extend the deadline for a final report of a Staff Team studying parking policies to be issued by April 30, 2021 rather than April 30, 2020, and also extends the deadline for ordinance and policy changes from Sept. 30, 2020 to a time determined by TPPB. These changes are requested primarily because projects and studies associated with Bloomberg Harvard Learning are expected to continue through the second quarter 2020, and the research and innovation techniques learned will be valuable to the Staff Team's work toward developing policy options related to parking.
 
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City-County Homeless Issues Committee: Agenda
6:30pm, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020
Rm 357 City-County Building
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
Update from the Homeless Restorative Justice Project: Jobril Smith, Sankofa Behavioral & Community Helath; Seep Paliwal, Community Justice, Inc.; Amber McReynolds, City of Madison Attorney's Office.
 
Agenda Item 2
Review of System Performance by Program Type: Sarah Lim, City of Madison Community Development Department.

D. ACTION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 1
Discussion and Possible Recommendations Regarding the Update from the Homeless Restorative Justice Project.
 
Agenda Item 2
Discussion and Possible Recommendations Regarding the Review of System Performance by Program Type Presentation.
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion and Possible Recommendations Regarding Review of 2019 City of Madison and Dane County Affordable Housing Development Fund RFPs.
 
PRESENTATION
 
Agenda Item 1
100% Renewable Update - Facilities
 
REFERRED TO SMC
 
Agenda Item 2
Repealing Section 33.23 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
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Common Council Executive Committee: Agenda
4:30pm, Monday, Feb. 4, 2020
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building
 
DISCUSSION WITH THE MAYOR
 
Agenda Item 5
Discussion with Mayor Rhodes-Conway (2/4/20)
- Mayors Innovation Project Winter Policy Meeting (Washington, D.C.)
- U.S. Conference of Mayors 88th Annual Winter Meeting (Washington, D.C.)
- Multiple Meetings in Washington, DC
 
REFERRALS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 6
Repealing Section 33.23 of the Madison General Ordinances to eliminate the Solid Waste Advisory Committee.
Notes:
Solid Waste Advisory Committee recommended approval with a recommendation that a "Friends of the Streets Division" group be created at their 1/9/20 meeting.
Sustainable Madison Committee recommended approval at their 1/27/20 meeting.
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Common Council: Agenda
6:30pm, Monday, Feb. 4, 2020
Rm 201 City-County Building
 

HONORING RESOLUTIONS

Agenda Item 1
Expressing sincere appreciation to Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval for his years of dedicated service and congratulate him on his retirement .
Legislative History
1/29/20 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
 

RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM

REPORT OF ALCOHOL REVIEW COMMITTEE

Agenda Item 4
Public Hearing - New License
Downtown Madison Investments LLC • dba Silk Exotic Madison East Gentlemen's Club
3554 E Washington Ave • Agent: Kyle Zubke • Estimated Capacity: 150
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 0% food, 50% other
Aldermanic District 15 (Alder Foster) • Police Sector 513
Recent Legislative History
1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 11
Public Hearing - New License
Bakahri • dba Canopy
924 Williamson St • Agent: Austin Carl • Estimated Capacity: 296
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 55% alcohol, 25% food, 20% other
Aldermanic District 6 (Alder Rummel) • Police Sector 408
Recent Legislative History
1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARING to the ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 14
Public Hearing - New License
Black Sheep Six LLC • dba Dark Horse
10 N Livingston St • Agent: Patrick DePula
Estimated Capacity (in/out): 120/40
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 20% alcohol, 79% food, 1% other
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 407
Recent Legislative History
1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT WITH CONDITIONS - PUBLIC HEARING
The conditions are:
    1. No outdoor service will occur after 10pm.
    2. No live music will occur on the licensed premises.
 

REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION

Agenda Item 21
Amending Sections 28.072(1) and 28.127(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to add tasting room as a conditional use under the use group "Food and Beverages" in the DC (Downtown Core), UMX (Urban Mixed Use), and as a prohibited use in the Alcohol Overlay District.
Recent Legislative History
1/27/20 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
 
Agenda Item 22
Amending Section 28.067(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to exempt principal buildings from the Front Yard Set Back requirement as long as other buildings occupy 30% of more of each street frontage on the lot.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck and Lindsay Lemmer
Recent Legislative History
1/27/20 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
 
Agenda Item 24
SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 9.29, amending Section 28.151, amending and creating portions of Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to create an annual permit for tourist rooming houses, to amend the supplemental zoning regulations applicable to tourist rooming houses, amend the definition of Tourist Rooming House and Bedroom, and create a definition for Primary Residence.
Sponsors: Arvina Martin, Shiva Bidar, Patrick W. Heck and Marsha A. Rummel
Recent Legislative History
1/27/20 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARING to the PLAN COMMISSION
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Ald. Rummel, the Plan Commission recommended referral of the zoning text amendment to February 10, 2020 to allow for review by the Madison-Dane County Board of Public Health and possible revisions to the ordinance. The motion to recommend referral passed by voice vote/ other, with Hagenow recused.
Note: This new ordinance would require a new permit for those operating Tourist Rooming Houses such as Airbnb rentals. Some TRHs do not know about or follow current TRH regulations and some have negative impacts on their neighbors, so this new permit will facilitate regulation and enforcement measures. Public input will be taken at the Board of Health for Madison and Dane County meeting, the 2/10/20 Plan Commission meeting, and the subsequent Common Council meeting when they take up this item. This proposed ordinance has evolved since introduction and is expected to continue to evolve based on some of the public input.
 

END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR

APPOINTMENTS

Agenda Item 26
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 2/4/2020; action 2/25/2020).
Legislative History
1/29/20 Mayor's Office    Referred for Introduction Confirm 2/25/20
This item includes:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
JOSEPH A. FROST (2nd A.D.) - appoint to the remainder of a three-year term to the position of Adult City Resident. Mr. Frost is an application developer with Dane County. As a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Mr. Frost founded a disability advocacy student group and served as its president. He also served as the disability services representative to the University Centers Advisory Policy Board. Mr. Frost succeeds Annika M. Konrad.
TERM EXPIRES: 4-30-2022
 

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

Agenda Item 28
Submitting the appointment of Matthew R. Wachter for confirmation of a five-year term as the Director of Planning and Community and Economic Development
Recent Legislative History
1/27/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 29
Submitting the appointment of Robert F. Phillips for confirmation of a five-year term as the City Engineer.
Recent Legislative History
1/27/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORTS OF OFFICERS

REPORT OF ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 31
21+ Entertainment License
Downtown Madison Investments LLC • dba Silk Exotic Madison East Gentlemen's Club • Capacity: 150
3554 E Washington Ave • Agent: Kyle Zubke
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 50% alcohol, 0% food, 50% other
Aldermanic District 15 (Alder Foster) • Police Sector 513
Recent Legislative History
1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY BECAUSE OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 45
Business Name Change
508 State Street Golf LLC • Current dba: Game Day Madison 508 State St
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
New dba: 7 Iron Social Madison
Legislative History
1/15/20 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 

REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

Agenda Item 54
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8526, Reynolds Park - Water Utility Rooftop Lighting. (2nd AD)
Recent Legislative History
1/22/20 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: This item considers accepting a bid for the installation of security-style lighting atop the Water Utility reservoir in Reynolds Park. As discussed in an earlier Alder Update, the lighting will be on 25' tall poles and will be substantially less bright than athletic lights.
 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE

Agenda Item 68
Recreating 24 0.3 FTE Transit Operator positions into 7 1.0 FTE Transit Operator positions in order to more effectively provide service with less overtime.
Recent Legislative History
1/22/20 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 69
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a parking lease agreement with Hovde Building, LLC, for 20 - 75 parking stalls at the State Street Capitol parking garage.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Michael J. Tierney and Michael E. Verveer
Recent Legislative History
1/27/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 82
Issuance of Industrial Development Revenue Bonds for the purpose of refinancing the $19,300,000 original principal amount City of Madison, Wisconsin Industrial Development Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2002B (Madison Gas and Electric Company Project) and financing additional capital projects for Madison Gas and Electric Company
Recent Legislative History
1/27/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 83
Amending the 2020 Stormwater Utility Operating Budget to fund additional watershed studies for the Willow Creek Watershed and the Yahara River/Isthmus Watershed.
Recent Legislative History
1/27/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: This item includes funding for a study in the Yahara River/Isthmus watershed. That portion of the funding will primarily explore future opportunities for addressing flooding in already planned street reconstruction projects. These projects are mostly in the Atwood area, although a few are elsewhere on the isthmus.
 

REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Agenda Item 89
Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a Monumental Signage Use (Lease) Agreement with Washington Gilman, LP and Mullins Family, LLP beginning in November 2019 and continuing month-to-month unless either party cancels the agreement with at least 30 days notice.
Recent Legislative History
1/22/20 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE

ORDINANCES

Agenda Item 92
Creating Sec. 8.195 and amending Sections 8.19, 23.32 and 1.08 of the Madison General Ordinances to create Dog Recreation Areas and to reorganize and recreate a unified ordinance relating to dogs on City property and dog recreation areas.
Legislative History
1/28/20 Attorney's Office Approval Group     Referred for Introduction
Board of Park Commissioners, Board of Public Works
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance will reorganize and recreate the City's patchwork of ordinances that address on- and off-leash dog use of City property, consistent with the Board of Park Commissioners October 2, 2019 approval of the Statement of Policy and Guidelines for On-leash Dog Access to the Madison Park System (Legistar File No. 57578), which document was prepared following extensive public input and discussion.  
Current ordinances (Sections 8.19 and 23.32) prohibit dogs generally from City parks and any City-occupied buildings, while also allowing for 26 specific on-leash dog parks and 9 specific off-leash dog parks.  As part of this ordinance, dogs will generally continue to be prohibited from City buildings, but City agencies will now be able to designate whether any other City property under their control (such as City golf courses, Forest Hill Cemetery, the Public Market, Monona Terrace, etc.) should be dog-free, and under what conditions.  
In addition, under the ordinance change, all City parks and greenways (stormwater properties) will now, except where specifically designated as dog-free, allow for leashed dogs.  Greenways are already treated like park open space by many, so creating a mechanism to regulate the use of these open spaces, and treating them like parks for the purposes of this ordinance, is appropriate.  The current off-leash dog park list will remain, but temporary dog recreation areas will be allowed as well-which will give the City some flexibility in testing and establishing other areas where regulated use by dogs may be appropriate.  
Finally, the definition of "service dog" is being updated to align with the current usage under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  
Of note, the main effect of these combined changes are that all parks will now allow leashed dogs except where otherwise specified, which is different than the existing status where dogs are banned unless allowed.
Note: The list of parks that will be designated as dog-free has not yet been released.
 
Agenda Item 93
Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish Surveillance Technology guidelines for Departments
Legislative History
1/28/20 Attorney's Office Approval Group    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Executive Committee, Public Safety Review Committee, Equal Opportunities Committee, Digital Technology Committee
 
Agenda Item 97
Creating Section 28.022 - 00420 of the Madison General Ordinances to amend a Planned Development District at property located at 216 S. Pinckney Street, 4th Aldermanic District, to approve an Amended General Development Plan, and creating Section 28.022 - 00421 to amend a Planned Development District to approve a Specific Implementation Plan.
Legislative History
1/28/20 Attorney's Office Approval Group    Referred for Introduction
Plan Commission, Public Hearings: Plan Commission (2/24/20), Common Council (3/3/20)
Note: This is the Specific Implantation Plan for Stonehouse Development's plan for the 9 stories of apartments that are to be constructed above the new parking garage podium as part of the Judge Doyle Square project.
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 104
Approving Facade Improvement Grant to Kyle Johnson for a project located at 824 E. Johnson Street. (2nd A.D.)
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck
Legislative History
1/23/20 Economic Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (2/10/20)
Note: This grant is for Johnson Public House at the location that they will be relocating to.
 
Agenda Item 106
Accepting the Final Report of the President's Work Group to Develop City-wide Surveillance Equipment and Data Management Policies.
Legislative History
1/26/20 Council Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Public Safety Review Committee, Equal Opportunities Committee, Digital Technology Committee
 
Agenda Item 108
Amending the Police Department's 2020 Operating Budget and authorizing the Chief of Police to accept up to $10,000 for two years in overtime funds from the Wisconsin Department of Justice to allocate additional resources to the Dane County Narcotics Task Force for conducting methamphetamine investigations.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck and Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Legislative History
1/28/20 Police Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee, Public Safety Review Committee
 
Agenda Item 114
Adopting the recommendations from the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Downtown Routing and West Side Routing reports and incorporating the recommendations into the BRT east-west corridor Locally-Preferred Alternative (LPA), and recommending that LPA enter into project development and the next phases of planning, preliminary engineering, design and environmental evaluation.
Legislative History
1/29/20 Transportation Department    Referred for Introduction
Transportation Policy & Planning Board, Downtown Coordinating Committee, Disability Rights Committee
 

ADDENDUM

LATE ITEMS

REPORT OF OFFICER

REPORT OF DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION

Agenda Item 121
3rd SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 23.62 and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to regulate the distribution of plastic straws and plastic stir sticks in the City of Madison and establish a bail deposit for violation thereof.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer and Sally Rohrer 
1/23/20 DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  Routinely, restaurants prepare drinks for dine-in customers and automatically put a plastic straw or plastic stir stick in the drink.  Often, dine-in customers do not actually use the straw or stir stick, which, having already been placed in the drink, then must go to waste. The purpose of this ordinance is therefore to prevent this "involuntary" use of straws and stir sticks by prohibiting restaurants from preparing drinks with plastic straws or stir sticks for dine-in customers unless the dine-in customer expresses a desire to have a plastic straw or stir stick.   

This ordinance is not meant discourage restaurants from having straws on site for customers who may wish to use them, including specifically for individuals with disabilities who may depend on straws to consume a beverage. To that end, this substitute clarifies that this ordinance does not prohibit restaurant staff from asking if dine-in customers want a plastic straw or stir stick or from leaving those items out for dine-in customers to take voluntarily.  This substitute also reduces the fine for violations of this ordinance.  Finally, this substitute delays the effective date of this ordinance to three-months after the enactment date in order to give restaurants time to implement any changes that may be required by the ordinance.  

The City has the authority under Wis. Stat § 62.11(5) to enact an ordinance to prohibit or regulate the use of plastic straws, and that authority is not withdrawn by Wis. Stat § 66.0419, which prohibits municipalities from regulating the use of containers, specifically plastic grocery bags, not plastic straws. The two operative phrases of Wis. Stat. § 66.0419 are: "a bag, cup, bottle, can, or other packaging that is designed to be reusable or single-use" and "that is designed for transporting or protecting merchandise, food, or beverages from a food service or retail facility." The Wisconsin Supreme Court defines terms not statutorily defined by referring to dictionary definitions, and dictionary definitions for these terms do not include straws. Accordingly, a straw is not packaging and a straw is not designed for transporting or protecting liquids from a food service or retail facility, and thus may be regulated by local units of government.

This third substitute was necessary to incorporate changes requested by the Disability Rights Commission.  

This ordinance shall take effect three months from the date of enactment.

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Street Use Staff Commission: Agenda
10:00am, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Rm 206 Madison Municipal Building

STREET USE APPLICATIONS FOR ROUTINE REQUESTS
 
Agenda Item 6
MADISON MINI-MARATHON HALF MARATHON 5K
Start/Finish: 5K-Confluence at Library Mall (State Street mall), Mini-Marathon-Lake & Langdon
Setup:Sat, August 22, 2am
Race: Sat, August 17, 7:00am - 12:30pm
See attached for street closures
Run/Walk
Jeff Graves, Vision Event Management
 
Agenda Item 7
DANE COUNTY FIRE CHIEF'S PARADE
Sun, Oct 4, 2020 / 11:30am-3:30pm
Staging: Langdon (Park to Lake St.) & Lake St. (University to Mendota Ct.)
Parade - rolling closure: 600 State St. to Capitol Square
Display - street closure: 10 E. & W. Mifflin, 10 N. Carroll
Annual parade of fire trucks.
Discuss location, schedule, set-up, route and activities.
City of Madison Fire Department / Bernadette Galvez
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Board of Public Works: Agenda
4:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Rm 108 City-County Building
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
Agenda Item 26
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a non-competitive agreement with the USGS for Urban Flood Monitoring and Watershed Response to Reduced Impervious Cover through Implementation of Green Infrastructure in conjunction with the City's watershed and flood studies. (Citywide)
REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING    RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
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Board of Health for Madison and Dane County: Agenda
5:00pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
The Atrium Community Rooms; Villager Mall 2300 S. Park St, Madison WI
 

5. PRESENTATIONS

Agenda Item 5a.
2019 Novel Coronavirus Overview
 

6. PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MADISON ORDINANCES

Agenda Item 6a.
SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 9.29, amending Section 28.151, amending and creating portions of Section 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to create an annual permit for tourist rooming houses, to amend the supplemental zoning regulations applicable to tourist rooming houses, amend the definition of Tourist Rooming House and Bedroom, and create a definition for Primary Residence.
Note: See Agenda Item 24 for Common Council meeting above.
 
7. NEW BUSINESS
 

BOARD OF HEALTH RESOLUTIONS

Agenda Item 7a.
Board of Health-Madison & Dane County Resolution #2020-02 Authorization to Accept Funds from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to Support the Implementation of a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program as part of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
 
Agenda Item 7b.
Board of Health-Madison & Dane County Resolution #2020-03 Authorization to Accept Funds from Wildwood Family Clinic, S.C. to Support the Wisconsin Well Woman Program
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Madison Food Policy Council: Agenda
5:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Central Library - Room 302, 201 W Mifflin Street
 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Campus Food Insecurity and the Role of Donation Policies (Jessia Ruttstein - UW Madison LaFollette School of Public Affairs)

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Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (MPO): Agenda
6:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Madison Water Utility, 119 E. Olin Avenue, Conference Rooms A-B
 
Agenda Item 5
Presentation on Dane County Safe Routes to School Program (Shawn Koval, Program Coordinator with UW Health)
 
Agenda Item 6
Resolution TPB No. 170 Approving Amendment #3 to the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program for the Madison Metropolitan Area & Dane County
- City of Madison/Metro Transit, Capital Projects, Acquire Property at Oscar Mayer Site for New Satellite Bus Garage [Revise funding to reflect federal discretionary grant received]
 
Agenda Item 7
Approval to Release for Public Review and Comment Proposed Amendment to the Regional Transportation Plan 2050 to Add the East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project to the Fiscally Constrained Plan
 
Agenda Item 8
Letter of Support for Designation of USH 151 (Fond du Lac to Iowa State Line) as an Alternative Fuels Corridor
 
Agenda Item 9
Presentation on National and Local Household Travel Surveys in Dane County
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Community Development Block Grant Committee: Agenda

5:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building
 

ACTION ITEMS

Agenda Item 2
Authorizing an allocation of up to $1,045,000 in federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds to construct 11 rental housing units leased to qualified low- to moderate-income renters by Common Wealth Development.
 
Agenda Item 3
Awarding up to $1,800,000 from the Affordable Housing Fund to support a rental housing development project, proposed by Rule Enterprises LLC and Movin' Out, Inc., selected through a City Request for Proposals (RFP)  process, that will construct approximately 150 units of rental housing at 1402 S. Park Street in Madison, with 94 units affordable to households with incomes at or below 50% of the county median income, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a loan agreement with the developer.
 
Agenda Item 4
Amending Sections 3.12(11) and 33.18(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to make the Community Development Division Conference Committee the final decision-maker for grants awarded under the Emerging Opportunities Program and making related housekeeping changes.
 
Agenda Item 5
Authorizing a change to legal documents entered into between the City of Madison and Center for Resilient Cities and Community Groundworks to reflect the merger of the two agencies and a name change to Rooted WI, Inc.
 
Agenda Item 6
Approving the Community Development Division's HUD 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.

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Public Market Development Committee: Agenda
5:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Rm 204 Madison Municipal Building
 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

Agenda Item 2
Public Market Discussion
- Design Update
- Financing and Budget Update
- Public Market Foundation Updates - MarketReady Program Update
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