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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 Feb. 15 Meetings of Interest for District 2

February 13, 2021 6:01 PM

Special Note: Due to a State law, alders running for reelection in the April 2021 election are advised not to use city resources to communicate with constituents using mass emails and posts. For that reason, I am sending this update from my personal email and via non-city social media. Until this interpretation of the law changes or I am re-elected, I'll be sending mass communications via these means. Please continue to use to contact me with input and questions on city issues.


District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest
City meetings remain online only with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below; all have virtual public participation options.

There are three sections to this week's update:
  1. COVID-19 Resources & Information
  2. Other District 2 Updates
  3. City Meetings of Interest to District 2

Read about the temporary halt in residential evictions from the Tenant Resource Center - Note this has been extended to March 31. In order to meet the anticipated demand for these funds the City and County are working with TRC to open applications for emergency rental assistance the week of Feb. 15th.

Free hotline to be connected with a "Financial Navigator".

COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard that tracks Madison's long-term community and economic recovery from COVID-19.

For information on Madison's responses visit the City's Coronavirus Website. There you will find links to City Service Updates, Resources for Businesses.

From MMSD: Neighborhood Food Sites and from Community Action Coalition: Dane County Food Pantry Network

From the City: Community Resources Section on the city's COVID website, including housing and eviction information

The Governor's Office compilation of all COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health

From the Downtown Madison Business Improvement District: Ways to Support Downtown Madison 

Info on UW-Madison's response to the pandemic at this site

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Tuesday's Primary Voting Locations Change for Wards 46, 47, and 48
For Feb. 16, the only election on the primary ballot in District 2 will be the race for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Due to Gates of Heaven being closed for renovations, the City Clerk has arranged for Bethel Lutheran Church to host the Feb. 16 and April 6 elections for Ward 46. Additionally, Wards 47 and 48 will vote at UW Hillel. Many thanks to Bethel and to Hillel for hosting.
  • Ward 46 - Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave.
  • Ward 47 - UW Hillel, 611 Langdon
  • Ward 48 - UW Hillel, 611 Langdon

Visit for more information.

Tenney Beach

Feb. 16 Public Information Meeting on New Restrooms & Shelter at Tenney Beach
A neighborhood informational meeting will be held on Feb. 16 at 6pm for the 2021-22 project at Tenney Beach to replace the existing beach house with a new park shelter and restrooms. The building will also include a pump room as part of the Clean Beach system announced in August 2019, a joint project between the City of Madison and Dane County. Please register to attend the meeting at this link.
City Engineering has established a project website for the project where you can also subscribe to email updates. The Parks Division also has a website for the project.
126 Langdon Proposal
126 Langdon Proposal at Plan Commission on Feb. 22
At our Feb. 22 meeting, the Plan Commission will consider Core Spaces' new proposal for the Hub II development at 126 Langdon St. Since an earlier version of the redevelopment was rejected by Plan Commission, Core Spaces has altered the proposal in several ways, including a redesign of the Langdon Street section, two additional delivery parking stalls, and a reduction in bedrooms from 376 to 351. Proposal details and other materials can be found here. Plan Commission will be considering several aspects of the proposal:
  1. Final plans for a site previously approved for demolition of a residential building with no proposed use;
  2. A conditional use in the Downtown Residential 2 (DR2) District for a multi-family dwelling with more than eight (8) dwelling units;
  3. A conditional use to allow outdoor recreation; and
  4. A conditional use to construct two additional stories in Area F of the "Additional Heights Area Map" in MGO Section 28.071(2)(b).
The Campus Area Neighborhood Association's steering committee has completed its evaluation of the proposal and a steering committee report is forthcoming. I'll be sure to link to any new materials in next weekend's Alder Update, as well as meeting participation details. If you would like to provide input to Plan Commission, you can email, but you are also welcome to email me.
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The Beacon, our day resource center for people who are experiencing homelessness at 615 E. Washington Ave., is holding their annual Beacon and Eggs event, which will be virtual this year, on Feb. 23 at 8:00am. As a member of The Beacon's Community Advisory Team, I encourage you learn more about the crucial services that they provide.
Proposed Zoning Code Changes
On Friday, I posted about a large set of ordinance changes related to zoning that was recently submitted by the Mayor, Alders Lemmer, Furman, and Evers and me. Read my post about how those could impact District 2 here.
12 N Few Proposal

12 N. Few Proposal Expected at UDC on Feb. 24

This proposal for 12 N. Few Street, currently the site of Scooter Therapy, would consist of 8 commercial spaces with 8 one-bedroom apartments It is expected be on the Feb. 24 Urban Design Commission agenda for an informational presentation. Formal consideration by UDC is expected later in April with Plan Commission consideration of the requested demolition permit sometime in May. The smaller addition to Scooter Therapy on the N. Few side is proposed for demolition and replacement with a larger addition.
The TLNA steering committee for the proposal submitted a steering committee report to TLNA Council this past week and TLNA Council subsequently voted to write a letter of support for the proposal. The proposal itself has not yet been posted on city websites, but should be next week as UDC prepares for the developer's informational presentation. In next weekend's Alder Update, I'll be sure to publish participation details as well as how to email comments to UDC. If you have input, you are also always welcome to email me at
Below are some pertinent agenda items from city committees that are meeting this week. If you click on meeting "Details" below, you will find participation and viewing options, and a link to the full meeting agenda. If you click on a item from within an agenda, you will see all documents that relate to that item.
I appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern.
Facilities Programs and Fees Subcommittee (Parks): Details
4:00pm, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021
Agenda Item 6
Facilities, Programs and Fees Subcommittee Work Priorities and Work Plan
Review and generate topics of discussion for future meetings, preferred approach, priority setting and establish goals for subcommittee.  Known future topics include reviewing park event applications; fee structures; vending in parks; park event ordinance; and policy discussion as determined by subcommittee.
Agenda Item 9
Park Event Ordinance Update
Landmarks Commission: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021
Agenda Item 4
Landmarks Commission Annual Report
Note: This report can be found here.
Transportation Policy and Planning Board: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021
Agenda Item 7
Downtown Transit Discussion
Agenda Item 8
Future Parking Policy Desire Discussion
a. Tenney Lapham
b. Madison Yards
Tuesday, Feb. 16 - No meetings due to Spring Primary Election
Room Tax Commission: Details
4:00pm, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
Agenda Item 1
Update on the 2020 Room Tax Fund Condition
Agenda Item 2
Update on 2021 Room Tax Collections Forecast and Implications
Agenda Item 3
Overview of Federal Stimulus Legislation and Relevant Local Impacts

Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
Agenda Item 6
Approving Plans, Specifications, And Schedule Of Assessments For East Gorham Street Sidewalk Drainage Assessment District - 2021. (2nd AD)
The Board of Public Works is scheduled to hold Public Hearings virtually on Wednesday, February 17, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.
Note: This item establishes an assessment district as part of the 2021 E. Gorham resurfacing project. It will serve East Gorham Street from Washburn Place to 200 ft. east of Washburn Place where sidewalk drainage and curb issues will be addressed as part of the larger 2021 E. Gorham resurfacing project. So far, this is the only assessment area in the entire project.
Agenda Item 14
Change Order No. 2 to Contract No. 8349, E. Dayton Street Assessment District - 2020, to Capitol Underground Inc in the amount of $17,504.78 and 2 days. (2nd AD)
Agenda Item 15
Change Order No. 3 to Contract No. 8349, E. Dayton Street Assessment District - 2020, to Capitol Underground Inc in the amount of $28,610.95 and 1 day. (2nd AD)
Note: This item and the item below are adjustments to the contract for the 2020 utility replacement and resurfacing of E. Dayton St. between Blair and Livingston.

Agenda Item 16
Change Order No. 4 to Contract No. 8349, E. Dayton Street Assessment District - 2020, to Capitol Underground Inc in the amount of $30,537.40 and 2 days. (2nd AD)
Agenda Item 19
Change Order No. 2 to Contract No. 8893, Gates of Heaven Floor Replacement, to Joe Daniels Construction Co., Inc in the amount of $18,659.00 and an additional 28 days. (over contingency) (2nd AD)
Task Force on Structure of City Government Ad Hoc Final Report Implementation Work Group: Details
2:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Agenda Item 2
Identification of Necessary Steps to Inform the Electorate on Advisory Referendum Questions on Government Structure
Agenda Item 3
Planning Schedule and Topics for CCEC and Committee of the Whole Discussions
Agenda Item 4
Discussion of Next Steps on the Administrative Services Staff Team
Agenda Item 5
Continue Discussion of TFOGS Recommendations
Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Agenda Item 5
Brief update from staff on the Ordinance amendments sent to the Council.
Agenda Item 5
Brief update from staff about the equity analysis in March.
Agenda Item 7
Discussion on land banking. Staff will provide more information about the timelines for City's draft of Land Banking Guidelines.
Agenda Item 8
Discussion of criteria for distributing future rent assistance funds and possible recommendations.
Agenda Item 9
Discussion and preliminary proposal to make certain Building Inspection records accessible to the public online.
Agenda Item 10
Discussion on options for recruiting property owners to our Gold Star program.
Downtown Coordinating Committee: Details
5:30pm, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Agenda Item 2
Report of Mall Maintenance and Special Events 2021
Agenda Item 3
Downtown Transit Discussion

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