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 June 15 Meetings of Interest for District 2

June 14, 2020 3:09 PM

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.

Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association.

Stay healthy, stay home, stay in touch, and please practice physical distancing whenever outside your home. Using a face mask is advised in indoor shared spaces, as in outdoor spaces without at least 6 feet between you and those not in your household or closed circle.
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There are four sections to this week's update:
  1. The Protests and Resources
  2. COVID-19 Updates
  3. Other District 2 Updates
  4. City Meetings of Interest to District 2

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BLM
 
1. THE PROTESTS AND RESOURCES
 
I've received almost 3,000 emails in the last two weeks on policing matters. The sheer volume of emails means I may have missed some communications from the many hundreds of District 2 residents who contacted me. Also, I don't have the capacity to respond if I can't tell that you live in District 2, so please include your street address if you desire a reponse. If I didn't get back to you, feel free to email again and I'll try again.
 
As I wrote last week, we all are challenged by George Floyd's murder, the protests, the damage downtown, and the light that is now shining on Madison's inequities like never before. It has been a challenging week for me and no doubt for many of you. If we do not feel challenged, it is likely a sign that we are slipping into complacency or resignation, so please continue engaging.
 
This week I volunteered to be on a subcommittee of the Public Safety Review Committee that will be discussing/examining the police department's budget through the lens of the protests and demands by many that we "defund the police". In my opinion, this subcommittee of three white people is not representative of those who need a seat at the table, but we also do not have the expertise or time to make many specific recommendations about MPD's budget. We can, however, provide a venue for the community to be heard and perhaps devise a method for evaluating ideas about changes to public safety funding levels.
 
This subcommittee will not have the authority to study greater issues: the need to better fund social services, mental health services, and education; to increase economic opportunity in all disadvantaged communities; to achieve equitable health care, and to address the systemic racism that is an underpinning of our society and economic system. That said, listening to all input and exploring methods for making effective and timely changes related to our public safety budgets and approaches will be worthwhile, challenging, and must at least be informed by these greater issues.
 
Links to a few resources, articles, and statements:
 
 
 
From the MPD Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. Their Final Report
 
 
 
 
From the New York Times Magazine: A discussion about how to reform policing
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COVID
 
2. COVID-19 UPDATES
 
Where to Get COVID-19 Information
 
- For information on Madison's responses visit the City's Coronavirus Website. There you will find links to City Service Updates, Resources for Businesses, and much more.
 
- Another key site is Public Health Madison and Dane County and their Data Dashboard.
 
- Español: COVID-19 and Hmoob: COVID-19.
 
- Public Health also is publishing COVID-19 updates. Subscribe to the City's COVID-19 email updates and/or text alerts here.
 
- Public Health's recommendations and guidance for ways to stay safe and healthy. Their FAQ page has additional information for common questions and ways to help.

Other COVID-19 Resources and Info
 

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: With Phase 1 Metrics Met, Dane County Moves to Phase 2 on June 15, 2020

From Public Health Madison & Dane County: Free COVID-19 Community Testing Site

City News Release: Madison Announces "Streatery" Restaurant Program. Information on "Steatery" for Restaurants here.

The Governor's Office compilation of all COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health.
 
Food Resources: 
Immigration Resources:
  • Dane County Immigration Affairs Specialist: Fabiola Hamdan, hamdan@countyofdane.com, 608-242-6260
  • Latino Consortium for Action (LCA) Emergency Relief Fund for COVID-19
Resources for Renters/Housing and more:
Legal Help from Madison College:
COVID-19 has increased the number of legal issues people face and the number of people who lack the resources to get legal help. The Legal Clinic at Madison College is available to help.
 
Info on Madison Public Library's Curbside Service and Library@Home here.
 
 

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.

All City of Madison news releases are here.
 
Information about Downtown Madison's businesses during the pandemic can be found here. Note that during recovery from recent damage and looting, information about many downtown businesses could be outdated.
 
 
TLNA list of some area restaurants and retailers that need your business and support.
 
Information on UW-Madison's response to the pandemic at this site.
 
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3. OTHER DISTRICT 2 UPDATES
 
Beaches
 
Which Beaches are Open? What is the Water Quality?
 
According to Public Health Madison & Dane County, water quality monitoring at beaches is updated as beaches open. Observe water conditions before you or your pet enter the water and avoid contact with algal blooms. Information on water quality and status of each beach is here.
 
Tenney Shelter
 
Tenney Park Shelter Acoustics to Improve

At this Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting, the Board will be considering plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for the Tenney Park Pavilion Acoustical Plaster Ceiling. If approved, a sound absorbing acoustical plaster system will be installed on the existing gypsum board ceiling at the Tenney Park Pavilion meeting room. Since the shelter opened, visitors to and renters of the shelter have complained about excessive sound levels, so the Parks Division and Engineering Department have proposed this sounds absorbing system to increase shelter usage and useablility.
 
Vision Zero Proposals Include Slowing Traffic on E. Washington
 
Alders and Committees are beginning consideration of two important and exciting initiatives related to Madison adopting Vision Zero, a multi-national road traffic safety project that aims to achieve a highway and road system with no fatalities or serious injuries involving road traffic. The Board of Public Works will be the first to discuss Common Council Agenda Item 69, "Adopting and endorsing a Vision Zero policy to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries that are a result of crashes on streets and paths within the City of Madison by 2030" on Wednesday (see agenda in City Meetings of Interest below).
 
Later this month, other committees will consider this item as well as the proposed implementation of a specific list of Vision Zero projects for 2020 (see Common Council Agenda Item 70). In this list, Traffic Engineering has included the items below:
 
Vision Zero Project List 2020
 
In my opinion, these changes could greatly reduce some of the problems that have grown as E. Washington has become much busier. On the isthmus, we don't want a slowing of E. Washington traffic to result in drivers looking for faster routes on our neighborhood streets, but I believe that concern can and should be addressed by traffic calming measures on other routes too. Note that the project list includes funding for two new radar speed boards and crash analysis equipment that will help with driver education and with data collection to analyze the impacts of Vision Zero measures. The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on these proposals when the 2020 project list is considered by committees and council beginning later in June.
 
Note that funding for the full 2020 Vision Zero project list was included in the 2020 city budget so no additional budget allocations are expected, but future projects related to Vision Zero implementation will come at a cost. That said, there are many financial benefits to Vision Zero approaches, including decreasing serious crashes, injuries, and deaths, disincentivizing vehicle usage, incentivizing alternate forms of transportation, disincentivizing the expansion of roadways, and potentially decreasing CO2 emissions.

Night Work Requested for ATC Transmission Line Replacement Along E. Johnson

Also at this Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting will be a request for temporary construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM on West Johnson St. near North Carroll St. and on East Johnson near North Hancock St. Construction in Madison is typically limited to daytime hours between 7am and 7pm, but due to the need to access manholes for this project, the American Transmission Company and the City would like to limit traffic disruptions and delays in these two busy areas on Johnson by doing the work at night. This project is replacing the transmission line that was damaged in last summer's explosions at the MG&E facilities on E. Main and in the south campus area of UW.
 
If approved, it is expected that this night-time work associated with cable placement will require roughly one week at each manhole location and will take place in July or August at the latest. Splicing is a 24 hour/day activity with an approximate duration of three days during the week-long work. Work will be limited to the parking lane on Johnson Street during splicing.
 

Reminder: Annual Property Assessments to be Mailed June 19

City 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.

COVID Impact on Open Book
Aside from an initial two hour period at the beginning of this period, open book contact will be telephonic or virtual. In compliance with directives from Public Health, our office remains closed to the public for everyone's safety. Property owners must initiate contact with the appraiser for their property in one of two ways:
Resources and procedures will be listed on the assessor's website.
 
Public Libraries
 
Madison Public Library Launches 'We Read' Program

We Read is a Madison-wide community celebration of reading - everyone is invited to participate no matter what kind of reading you're doing! There is no registration to participate, no right or wrong way to read, no pressures or expectations. Instead, we invite you to do whatever reading brings you joy. To be a part of We Read, find something to read that you love, share it with a friend or share it on social media and join in the conversation about your favorite ways to read. It's that easy. More information here.

Update: South Blair Street & E. Washington Avenue Reconstruction
 
Blair Street is scheduled for reconstruction from John Nolen Dr. to E Washington in 2022. The City is working jointly with the State Department of Transportation on design and construction of the project. The project will include safety improvements at the Wilson St/Williamson St intersection as well as pavement replacement of Blair St from Wilson/Williamson to E Washington and E Washington from Blair St to Blount St. The project will also include replacement of the sanitary sewer within the project limits, and new pedestrian scale lighting is also proposed as part of the project. Stay up to date at the project website, where you can also sign up to get email notifications.
 
Streets
 
Mulch Sales Resume at 121 E. Olin Ave on June 15
 
Beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020, mulch sales will resume at the Streets Division's Mulch and Brush Processing Center at 121 E. Olin Ave. Brush processing services for contractors, and residents with loads too large for the Streets Division drop-off sites, will also resume on June 15, 2020. As previously announced, small quantities of mulch will continue to be available at no cost to Madison residents only. For additional information, visit the Streets Division's website.
 
Best Cities for Bicycling - Madison Ranks Second Nationwide
 
According to Renee Callaway, City of Madison Pedestrian Bicycle Administrator, People for Bikes has released its third annual ratings of the best cities for bicycling in the U.S. and Madison ranks second nationwide. For the last three years, Madison has ranked in the top 10 each year. To stay on top of current bicycle projects and navigate other available resources for the City of Madison visit this website. The full ratings from People for Bikes are available here
 
Reminder: Street Sweeping Parking Restrictions Temporarily Lifted Again
 
The Parking Division has extended the suspension of Resident Permit-Only and 1-hour & 2-hour posted restrictions in non-metered areas, and again included 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:
 
Residential Permit Only areas -
  • 1-hour and 2-hour time-limits in non-metered areas
  • Street sweeping and Clean Streets-Clean Lakes program restrictions
A reminder that all other parking restrictions must still be followed. More details here.
 
Update on Elizabeth St. & N. Ingersoll St. Reconstruction Project
 
According to City Engineering, on June 12 the new curb and gutter was installed within this street reconstruction project's limits. During the week of June 15, the contractor will prepare the areas for new sidewalk and driveway installations, and, once prepared, they will continue with the concrete work for the new sidewalks and driveway aprons. Stay up to date and signup for email notifications here.
 
400 E Wash Proposal
 

Steering Committee To Provide Input on 400 Block E. Washington Proposal

The James Madison Park neighborhood steering committee that is reviewing the LZ Ventures redevelopment proposal for the north side of 400 block of E. Washington Ave. is working on a report to provide their input to the Urban Design Commission and to the Plan Commission. If you'd like to participate and/or stay informed contact Eli at president@capitolneighborhoods.org.
 
The UDC is likely to consider the proposal again at their July 1 meeting. At their May 27 meeting, commissioners indicated that they want to see more studies of the proposed building's shadows that would be cast on adjacent and nearby properties. Another UDC concern was the lack of a neighborhood steering committee report that is now forthcoming.
 
The proposal is for a 10-story apartment building along E. Washington with two commercial spaces on the ground floor. The building would step down to 6 stories in the rear with rooftop amenities atop the 6th floor. Materials from the UDC's considerations can be found here, while the developer's land use application can be found here.
 
Progress Report on Valor on East Washington Ave.
 
According to the contractors building Valor in the 1300 block of E. Washington on the former site of the Messner building, their foundation work is complete. Masons will be working on site for the next couple weeks erecting exterior walls and stair towers, scaffolding will be going up shortly, and a crane will be in and out a few times to install stair landings. Interior building work will start underground in approximately 3 weeks. The project will be a six-stories tall with 59 apartments designed specifically for veterans and their families. Veterans will have priority on all 59 units, with 50 designated as affordable and nine as market rate. The project will also include programming and services for veterans. 
 
Parks
 
Parks Division Services and Staffing Impacted by COVID-19
 
According to Parks Superintendent Eric Knepp, COVID-19 has created unprecedented issues for the Parks Division to manage while maintaining their services to the public. The Superintendent recently reported "that from the very beginning of the pandemic, policymakers and Public Health of Madison and Dane County were clear that Parks were a critically important community asset and would be needed to keep people healthy. Over the last three months we have been through a variety of stages of public health orders, and have continued to evolve to provide the things we can for people to do, while being cautious to promote public health. As the pandemic moved along, it became clear that there would be a significant financial impact for the City (and pretty well everyone). This led to a hiring freeze that slowed our normal seasonal hiring down to a very low level. We are currently staffed at about 70% of the number of staff we would have in early June. This means we are currently unable to open the pool, splash parks, and restrooms. It has also impacted our ability to host field users and shelter reservations for groups that would be in compliance with the public health orders. This has led to a very sizable amount of refunds for the year. At this point, it will be very challenging for Parks to meet its budgetary allocation of taxpayer supported funding without reducing services offered. We are working closely with other agencies and the Mayor's Office to appropriately manage this financial issue and we are hopeful."
 
Note that some of Parks services could be altered by Public Health's recent move to Phase 2 of Forward Dane, so I recommend visiting Parks' website for up to date information.
 
Hub II
 

Hub II Proposal Returning to Urban Design Commission

Last month, the proposal by Core Spaces for an apartment building at 126 Langdon St. with 107 units, 373 beds, and 20 parking stalls was referred back to the Urban Design Commission by Plan Commission. Indications are that UDC will again consider the proposal at their July 1 meeting when they will primarily be discussing the massing and design of the front section of the building and circulation matters (delivery vehicles, pedestrians, scooters, bicycles, etc.). The proposal plans, the neighborhood steering committee report, and materials submitted to the Plan Commission are housed here. A revised proposal has been submitted for UDC consideration and should be posted here early this week.
 
Contact Steering Committee chair Bob Klebba (bob.klebba@gmail.com) if you would like to participate in any further neighborhood steering committee discussions. You can also email me with your comments.
 
Census
 
Complete the 2020 Census ASAP!
 

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.

Madison residents can fill out the census over the phone, by mail or online at my2020census.gov.

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4. CITY MEETINGS OF INTEREST TO DISTRICT 2
 
Below are some pertinent agenda items from 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 via teleconferencing or email (details included on agendas). Committees also 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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Transportation Policy and Planning Commission: Agenda
5:00pm, Monday, June 15, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 

The City of Madison is holding the Transportation Policy and Planning Board meeting virtually to help protect our community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.

Agenda Item 6
Using Metro to Transport National Guard
 
Agenda Item 7
Traffic Calming Subcommittee Update
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Olbrich Botanical Society Board of Directors: Agenda
4:00pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
Meeting to be held via Zoom video conference platform: either join by video conference or join by phone. 
 
Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.
 
Agenda Item IV
Olbrich Staff Presentation
a. Re-Opening Plan – by Marty Petillo, Re-Opening Task Force Staff Lead and Alnisa Allgood, Re-Opening Task Force Board Chair
b. Racial Justice Statement – by Katy Nodolf, PR &Marketing Manager and Roberta Sladky, Executive Director 
 
Agenda Item V
Reports
A. President's Report – by Vice President Philip Bradbury
a. OBS's Response to COVID-19
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Common Council Executive Committee: Agenda
4:30pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
The City of Madison is holding the Common Council Executive Committee meeting virtually to help protect our community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.
 
REFERRALS FROM THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 5
Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to transfer $89,032 in salaries and benefits from the Information Technology Department to the Mayor's Office, creating a new classification of Communications Coordinator in CG18, R12, and recreating vacant position #4449 of IT Specialist 3 as a Communications Coordinator within the Mayor's Office Operating Budget.
Additional Referrals: Finance Committee (lead), President's WG on Council Communication Tools & Processes recommended approval with recommendations on 6/11/20, CCEC recommendation will need to be made from the floor at 6/16/20 Council meeting.
 
Agenda Item 6
SECOND ALTERNATE - Creating MPD Independent Civilian Oversight.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Rebecca Kemble, Keith Furman, Marsha A. Rummel, Grant Foster, Donna V. Moreland, Patrick W. Heck, Tag Evers, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Michael E. Verveer, Christian A. Albouras, Max Prestigiacomo and Syed Abbas
NOTE: CCEC recommendation will need to be made from the floor on 6/16/20. Finance Committee recommended approval on 6/9/20. Additional Note - Public Safety Review Committee discussed and recommended Common Council approve second alternate on 6/10/20
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Common Council: Agenda
6:30pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
The City of Madison is holding the Common Council meeting virtually to help protect our community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.
 
PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS
 
APPEALS
 
Agenda Item 3
Appeal of Plan Commission action on Conditional Use request for 2219 Monroe Street
Legislative History
5/21/20 Clerk's Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Public Hearing (7/14/20)
Note: This is the appeal of Plan Commission's action on Edgewood High School's application for lights on their athletic field. As indicated above, Council will hold a public hearing on this appeal at our 7/14/20 meeting.
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 5
Approving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For E Dayton Street Assessment District - 2020. (2nd AD)
Recent Legislative History
6/3/20 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
Note: This is the reconstruction project for the 600 and 700 blocks of E. Dayton Street that is expected to begin in August. More details here.
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION

Agenda Item 8
Amending portions of Madison General Ordinances 28.061, 28.082, and 28.091 to allow Electric Power Production and/or heating and cooling plants as a Permitted/Conditional use in all Mixed-Use and Commercial Districts and the Suburban Employment (SE) District, Suburban Employment Center (SEC) District, Employment Campus (EC), and Agricultural District; amending Madison General Ordinance 28.151 to allow Electric Power Production and/or heating and cooling plants using solar as an energy source as a permitted use in the districts listed above; and amending Madison General Ordinance 28.211 to eliminate the superfluous definition of Electric Power Production from the Zoning Code.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Michael J. Tierney and Patrick W. Heck
Recent Legislative History
6/8/20 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the PLAN COMMISSION
AGENDA NOTE: Item inadvertently referred to Finance Committee. Plan Commission recommendation from 6/8/20 meeting will be the action voted on by the Common Council.
From Zoning Text Memo:
This amendment would accomplish two substantive changes. First, it allows the broad "electric power production and/or heating and cooling plant" use in the Agriculture District. Second, this amendment separates solar power production within the broader category of "electric power production and and/or heating and cooling plants", and in turn allows a solar power production operation as a Permitted Use in the Commercial and Mixed-Use Districts, Employment Districts, and the Agriculture District. The amendment also eliminates a redundant definition.
NOTE: Heating and cooling plants are currently Conditional Uses in the residential districts. No change is proposed for these districts.
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR
 
CONFIRMATION HEARING
 
Agenda Item 10
Submitting the appointment of Michael R. Haas for confirmation of a five-year term as the City Attorney.
Recent Legislative History
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
RESOLUTION
 
Agenda Item 11
A Resolution authorizing the extension of a noncompetitive contract with KUBRA Data Transfer LTD to act as the bill presentment and payment processor for the Property Tax and Municipal Services Bills for the City Treasurer's Office and the Madison Water Utility for an additional two-year period.
Legislative History
6/10/20 Water Utility    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
Excerpt from the Non-Competitive Selection Request:
REASON FOR REQUEST WHY A COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS CANNOT BE USED: Madison Water Utility currently uses Kubra for their bill presentment and payment processor.  We are in the process of implementing a new billing system.  We are moving to Tyler Utility Billing.  We are not able to change vendors for this service or issue an RFP until this implementation is further along.  We anticipate being live with Tyler UB by January 1, 2022 at the latest.  Given this timeline we need to continue to use Kubra as our EBPP provider.
 
ORDINANCE
 
Agenda Item 12
Amending Sec. 37.05(4)(h) of the Madison General Ordinances to Allow for the Suspension of Stormwater Utility Late Charges.
Legislative History
6/11/20 Attorney's Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution would authorize the Common Council to suspend Stormwater Utility late charges.
On March 23, 2020, the Mayor issued an Emergency Proclamation based on the increasing transmission of the COVID-19 virus within the City of Madison. To help mitigate the financial impacts of this emergency on the businesses and residents of Madison, resolutions were adopted that authorized the Council to waive certain late fees (ORD-20-00037, Legistar File 60081) and waived Stormwater Utility late charges effective 4/1/2020 until 60 days after the emergency ends (RES-20-00233, Leg. File 60080). Lost Stormwater Utility late fee revenue was anticipated to be $4,800 per month.
This authorization was inadvertently removed when changes to Madison General Ordinance (MGO) Chapter 37 were enacted on June 11, 2020.
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 23
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8893, Gates of Heaven Floor Replacement. (2nd AD)
Recent Legislative History
6/3/20 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: More info available here.

Agenda Item 27
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8864, E Gorham Street Resurfacing: Utilities. (2nd AD)
Recent Legislative History
6/3/20 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: More info available here.
 
REPORT OF COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 32
SECOND ALTERNATE - Creating MPD Independent Civilian Oversight.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar, Rebecca Kemble, Keith Furman, Marsha A. Rummel, Grant Foster, Donna V. Moreland, Patrick W. Heck, Tag Evers, Lindsay Lemmer, Arvina Martin, Michael E. Verveer, Christian A. Albouras, Max Prestigiacomo and Syed Abbas
Recent Legislative History
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE   Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: The Common Council Executive Committee will be meeting on 6/16/20 and recommendation will be made from the floor on Legislative File No. 60764. Additional Note - Public Safety Review Committee discussed Legislative File No. 60764 on 6/10/20 and recommended that Common Council approve second alternate.
Note: I am a cosponsor of this resolution and support it as written.
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 35
Approving the 2020 Neighborhood Grant Program recommendations made by the Staff Review Team
Recent Legislative History
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 38
Authorizing, on behalf of the Madison Area Transportation Planning Board - An MPO, a noncompetitive sole source contract for a one-year subscription renewal to an online transportation data analytics software platform from Streetlight Data, Inc. to support MPO and City of Madison planning activities
Sponsors: Grant Foster, Patrick W. Heck, Samba Baldeh, Michael J. Tierney and Syed Abbas
Recent Legislative History
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 39
Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the University of Wisconsin - Madison for the continuation of provision of access by its employees to Metro Transit fixed route and ADA paratransit services, with reimbursement to the transit utility for rides by UW and UW Hospital employees and members of affiliate groups as designated by UW Transportation Services for academic years 2020 - 2021, 2021 - 2022, and 2022 - 2023 with two one-year automatic renewals, if not terminated, for academic years 2023 - 2024 and 2024 - 2025. 
Recent Legislative History
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 41
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
Recent Legislative History
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: I have withdrawn my cosponsorship and support for this item due to the inclusion of the Police Intervention Equipment. I support the remainder of this transfer related to the generator at the East District Station to provide backup power should flooding, power outages, etc., necessitate maintaining or moving stations or using the station for other emergency services, but will not support it if the launchers remain in the resolution.
 
Agenda Item 43
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.
Recent Legislative History
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 44
SUBSTITUTE-Authorizing the City to accept an award of $107,086 from HUD's 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program competition; amending the Community Development Division's 2020 Adopted Operating Budget as appropriate; and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into agreements necessary to accept the funds.
Recent Legislative History
6/9/20 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
ITEMS REFERRED TO THIS MEETING
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 48
Amending the 2020 Adopted Operating Budget to transfer $89,032 in salaries and benefits from the Information Technology Department to the Mayor's Office, creating a new classification of Communications Coordinator in CG18, R12, and recreating vacant position #4449 of IT Specialist 3 as a Communications Coordinator within the Mayor's Office Operating Budget.
Recent Legislative History
6/11/20 PRESIDENT'S WORK GROUP TO REVIEW COUNCIL COMMUNICATION TOOLS & PROCESSES    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the FINANCE COMMITTEE
Recommend Approval with Recommendations: Consider adding to job duties how the position will interface with the Common Council, note concern with where the position is housed as currently proposed and consider exploring other options where the position could be housed, and potentially pursue separate Communications Department in the future.
AGENDA NOTE: Recommended Action on Legislative File No. 60499 - Re-Refer to Finance Committee (lead). Common Council Executive Committee is meeting on 6/16/20 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
Agenda Item 49
Temporarily suspending various sections of Madison General Ordinance sections 9.13, 10.055, Chapter 12 and Chapter 28 to allow staff to approve new or expanded restaurant sidewalk cafes and outdoor eating areas on a temporary basis, to facilitate compliance with applicable health orders including those regarding capacity and physical distancing. 
Recent Legislative History
6/2/20 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to a future Meeting to Adopt to the COMMON COUNCIL
Adopt 6/16/2020
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
ORDINANCES

Agenda Item 50
Creating Section 28.129 of the Madison General Ordinances requiring bird-safe vision glass treatment on specified buildings and structures.
Legislative History
6/9/20 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Public Hearings: Plan Commission (6/18/20), Common Council (7/14/20)
 
Agenda Item 61
Creating new subsection 3.30(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to adopt an alternate method of removal of Alderpersons from City Boards, Commissions or Committees.
Legislative History
6/11/20 Attorney's Office   Referred for Introduction
Common Council Executive Committee
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 62
Approving up to $10,000 each in cooperative in development funds for Madison Cannabis Cooperative and Madison Area Cooperative Housing Alliance.
Legislative History
5/29/20 Economic Development Division   Referred for Introduction Finance Committee
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a $10,000 grant to both Madison Cannabis Cooperative and Madison Area Cooperative Housing Alliance for a total of $20,000. These grants will be funded by the Economic Development Division's Cooperative Enterprise Development capital program. The Cooperative Enterprise Development capital program has approximately $195,000 in available budget authority. No additional City appropriation is required.
 
Agenda Item 65
Amending the 2020 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $3.0 million in GO Borrowing for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit project in the Transportation project in order to comply with FTA funding requirements necessary to enter project development. Being accepted by FTA into Project Development is a prerequisite for FTA's Small Starts project evaluation.
Legislative History
6/10/20 Transportation Department    Referred for Introduction Finance Committee
 
Agenda Item 66
Modifying Res-19-00160 (Legistar 54496) to extend the end date of the Complete Count Committee from 7/31/20 to 10/31/20
Legislative History
6/10/20 Planning Division    Referred for Introduction Common Council (7/14/20)
 
Agenda Item 67
Authorizing the City to retain special outside counsel on a non-competitive basis to assist the Office of the City Attorney in representing the City's interests related to environmental risks at the Oscar Mayer site.
Legislative History
6/10/20 Attorney's Office     Referred for Introduction Finance Committee
 
Agenda Item 69
Adopting and endorsing a Vision Zero policy to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries that are a result of crashes on streets and paths within the City of Madison by 2030.
Legislative History
6/10/20 Mayor's Office    Referred for Introduction
Transportation Policy & Planning Board (7/6/20), Transportation Commission (6/24/20), Board of Public Works (6/17/20), Common Council (7/14/20)
Note: See Alder Updates above for more on this item and Item 70 below.
 
Agenda Item 70
Approving the Proposed Vision Zero 2020 Project List
Legislative History
6/10/20 Traffic Engineering Division     Referred for Introduction
Transportation Commission (6/24/20), Common Council (7/14/20)
 
Agenda Item 71
BY TITLE ONLY - Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Commercial Ownership Assistance Program
Legislative History
6/11/20 Attorney's Office  v  Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (6/22/20), Economic Development Committee (6/17/20)
 
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Board of Public Works: Agenda
4:30pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
The City of Madison is holding the Board of Public Works meeting virtually to help protect our community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.
 
CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS - NOISE IMPACTS

Agenda Item 5
Approving temporary construction work with associated noise impacts between the hours of 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM on West Johnson Street near North Carroll Street and on East Johnson Street near North Hancock Street. (2nd & 4th ADs)
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck and Michael E. Verveer
The Board of Public Works is scheduled to hold Public Hearings virtually on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 4:45 p.m.
Note: See Alder Updates above for more information on this item.
 
ITEMS REFERRED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 7
Adopting and endorsing a Vision Zero policy to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries that are a result of crashes on streets and paths within the City of Madison by 2030.
Lead is Transportation Policy & Planning Board (7/6) with additional referrals of Transportation Commission (6/24), and the Board of Public Works.
REPORT BY TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
Note: See Alder Updates above for more on this item.
 
 
RESOLUTIONS APPROVING THE CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS
 
Agenda Item 16
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for Tenney Park Pavilion Acoustical Plaster Ceiling. (2nd AD)
Construction to install a sound absorbing acoustical plaster system on the existing gypsum board ceiling at the Tenney Park Pavilion meeting room. The acoustical plaster system includes proprietary sound absorbing plaster base coat and finish coat applied to pre-coated sound absorbing panels adhered to substrate. The area of this project is approximately 1,960 square feet. Estimated Cost: $110,000
REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
Note: See Alder Updates above for more on this item and Item 70 below.
 
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Economic Development Committee: Agenda
5:00pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
The City of Madison is holding the Economic Development Committee meeting virtually to help protect our community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Discussion with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway regarding City response and recovery related to COVID-19 pandemic and recent Downtown events.
 
Agenda Item 3
BY TITLE ONLY - Creating Section 4.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to establish a Commercial Ownership Assistance Program
 
Agenda Item 4
Equitable Economic Response and Recovery
1) City efforts underway
2) Economy and Culture Recovery Team
3) Connect Madison Economic Development Strategy implementation
4) Open discussion regarding Economic Development Committee and Economic Development Division related goals and work
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Executive Committee - Board of Health for Madison and Dane County: Agenda
5:00pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
The June 17th, 2020 Board of Health-Madison & Dane County Executive Committee meeting is being held remotely.
 
Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.
 
Agenda Item 5
NEW BUSINESS
Board of Health Resolutions

Agenda Item 5a
Board of Health-Madison & Dane County Resolution #2020-13 Authorization to Accept Funds from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to Support COVID-19 Response Efforts
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Alcohol License Review Committee: Agenda
5:30pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Virtual Meeting
 
The City of Madison is holding the Alcohol License Review Committee meeting virtually to help protect our community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Note: Virtual attendance instructions in the agenda linked above.
 
Changes of Agent
 
Agenda Item 16
Change of Agent
Trek Hospitality LLC • dba Mansion Hill Inn • 424 N Pinckney St
New Agent: Christos Theo
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
 
Entity Reorganization
 
Agenda Item 23
Entity Reorganization
508 State Street Golf LLC • dba 7 Iron Social 508 State St
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
Add one new officer, remove one officer
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