Alder Patrick W. Heck
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Heck’s Updates
Updates & Week of June 8 Meetings of Interest for District 2
District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest
City meetings remain online only with details on agendas listed in Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options.
There are four sections to this week's update:
- The Protests and Resources
- COVID-19 Updates
- Other District 2 Updates
- City Meetings of Interest to District 2
Other COVID-19 Resources and Info
From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Dane County COVID-19 Data Snapshot
From Governor Evers: Gov. Evers Delivers Democratic Radio Address Encouraging Wisconsinites to Wear Masks.
- Salvation Army on Darbo St: (608) 250-2203.
- East Madison Community Center
- The River Food Pantry
- Madison Metropolitan School District free lunch offerings.
- Dane County Immigration Affairs Specialist: Fabiola Hamdan, email@example.com, 608-242-6260
- Latino Consortium for Action (LCA) Emergency Relief Fund for COVID-19
- Tenant Resource Center: 608-257-0006 ext. 7
- Greater Madison Resource Center: COVID-19 Resources and Needs
From the City's Economic Development Division: Business & Non-profit Information Covid-19.
From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Public Health Tips for Properly Re-Opening Your Business.
The Parking Division has extended the suspension of Resident Permit-Only and 1-hour & 2-hour posted restrictions in non-metered areas, and will again include the suspension of Street Sweeping and Clean Streets Clean Lakes restrictions in this extension. The following non-metered parking restrictions will remain temporarily suspended City-wide through Sunday, June 21, and will not be enforced:
- 1-hour and 2-hour time-limits in non-metered areas
- Street sweeping and Clean Streets-Clean Lakes program restrictions
June 9 Steering Committee Meeting for 400 Block E. Washington Proposal
- E. Johnson at N. Pinckney
- E. Johnson at N. Hancock
- E. Johnson at N. Blair
- E. Washington at N. Webster
- E. Washington at Butler
Mulch Available at 121 E. Olin Ave
City of Madison residents can once again obtain small amounts of free mulch the Streets Division facility located at 121 E. Olin Ave. Residents will have the opportunity to get mulch at this location from 7:30am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday. The parks locations previously used for mulch distribution will not be restocked. More details and rules for obtaining mulch are here.
Annual Property Assessments to be Mailed June 19
City of Madison Assessor Michelle Drea announced this week that assessment notices, delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be mailed June 19. As the City follows State law (Per Wis. Stat. § 70.45) a period for "examination of the assessment roll" -what is referred to as "open book" - is provided. This period of time is an opportunity to discuss property value and provide reason for changing value, if appropriate. The open book period will begin June 22 and close July 3 at 4:30 p.m.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 608-266-4531
City Offers Reimbursement for Green Infrastructure on Private Property
The City's Engineering Division is offering a new reimbursement program for residents involved in the watershed area for its upcoming green infrastructure pilot project in the Westmorland neighborhood. If residents within the pilot area install green infrastructure on their private property within the requirements, the City could pay them 80 percent of expenses up to $1,000. More details here.
Let's hope that this pilot project is a success and that the strategy can be employed in District 2 and elsewhere in the city.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains open to serve current and new families who enroll in the program. A federal waiver has allowed WIC services to be provided over the phone until at least June 30, 2020. More details here.
MOVE IT MADISON
Move It Madison June continues with an A to Z scavenger hunt and activities to complete anytime during the month. Get the details and the menu online. LEARN MORE
WHAT'S OPEN? WHAT'S CLOSED?
As we navigate this new landscape due to COVID-19, our list of open amenities continues to be updated. Recent openings, with adjustments and precautions, include tennis and pickleball courts, disc golf courses and the skatepark. The Parks Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates page strives to keep you updated with the latest. LEARN MORE
BIRD & NATURE FESTIVAL UPDATE
Sadly, like so many other fun Madison events, the 2020 Bird & Nature Festival, scheduled for Sunday, June 28 has been canceled. Our Friends of Urban Nature and Madison Parks continue to encourage you to seek the outdoors with suggested self-guided nature walks. LEARN MORE
Census data determines how more than $675 billion in federal funds are distributed to communities across the country for healthcare, affordable housing, childcare, education, transportation, and more. That's over $2,000 per person for Madison and Dane County every year. In fact, public health experts, government officials, and first responders all rely on population data to make critical decisions in crises like the one we are currently experiencing.
The City of Madison is holding this Plan Commission meeting virtually to help protect our community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.
PUBLIC HEARING-5:45 p.m.
Agenda Item 11
Authorizing the City of Madison, on behalf of the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept an aggregate EHH grant award of up to $690,000 from the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration; authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements with specific Dane County CoC agencies to provide services using the EHH funds; and amending the Community Development Division's 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to reflect receipt of these funds.
Amending the Police Department's 2020 Capital Budget to transfer up to $125,000 in general obligation borrowing authority from the Midtown District Station Project to capital projects authorizing the purchase and installation of a generator at the East District Station and to expand the capacity of an existing capital project, the Police Intervention Equipment project.
SUBSTITUTE-Authorizing the City to accept an award of $107,086 from HUD's 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program competition; and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements necessary to accept the funds.
Approving the 2020 Neighborhood Grant Program recommendations made by the Staff Review Team
ALTERNATE - Creating the MPD Civilian Oversight Board.
Creating Section 3.03(4) of the Madison General Ordinances entitled Police Auditor.
Amending the 2020 Mayor's Office and Direct Appropriations Operating Budgets and creating of the position of Independent Police Auditor, in the Mayor's Office as a 1.0 FTE in CG21, Range 18, in response to the recommendations of the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee.
Agenda Item 4
Creating Section 23.63 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish Surveillance Technology guidelines for Departments.
Mayor's Office Report
This agenda was unavailable at time of posting this update, but should be available at the Agenda link above.
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