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 March 15 Meetings of Interest for District 2

March 13, 2021 7:52 PM

Special Note: Due to determination by the WI Elections Commission, 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 rules change or I am re-elected, I'll be sending mass communications via these means. Please continue to use district2@cityofmadison.com to contact me with input and questions on city issues.  
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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.
 
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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
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COVID Updates
 
1. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION
 
 

Dane CORE Rental Assistance Program 

From Alder Prestigiacomo: COVID-19 Campus Resources, including Housing & Eviction Protection and Financial Resources.

Read about the temporary halt in residential evictions from the Tenant Resource Center.

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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2. OTHER DISTRICT 2 UPDATES
 
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Smart Studios
 
Mystery Solved: Smart Studios Facade Improvement Grant
 
This past week the Urban Design Commission and the Community Development Authority both approved an application for a Facade Improvement Grant for 1254 E. Washington Ave, the former location of Smart Studios. The grant, if also approved by the Finance Committee and Common Council, will be used to construct a new facade on the front of the building along E. Washington with some smaller improvements to the N. Baldwin St. side. As some may remember, decades ago the front of the building was damaged by a car crashing into it and as a result, the front has since been somewhat of an eyesore. I communicated with the property owner and he assured me that the facade improvements, despite sharing some characteristics of an Irish pub-type facade, is meant to be an aesthetic improvement and not related to any plans for a usage change. You can see the design and UDC staff report here.
 

12 N Few Street Proposal

12 N. Few Street Proposed Demolition At Landmarks Commission on March 15
 
On Monday, the Landmarks Commission will discuss two proposed demolitions, including the demolition permit requested for 12 N. Few Street, the current site of Scooter Therapy. The staff report for this item can be found here. Landmarks will consider only the requested demolition of the addition on the N. Few Street side of the building and the demolition of the larger Scooter Therapy building's back wall. The back wall is proposed to be reconstructed further into the lot to allow apartment rear entrances along the back. Note that the proposed redevelopment consisting of 8 commercial spaces with 8 one-bedroom apartments above is not in Landmarks Commission's purview, so they only be discussing the proposed demolition. The full redevelopment proposal will be considered by the Urban Design Commission at a May meeting. The proposal's application and a staff report from the earlier UDC informational presentation are posted here.
 
Tenney Beach Shelter Proposal
 
New Tenney Beach Restrooms & Shelter Also at Landmarks Commission on March 15
 
On Monday, the Landmarks Commission will see an informational presentation by city staff on the proposed demolition of the 1970s-era Tenney Park beach shelter and its replacement that is expected to be built in 2021. Eventually the Landmarks Commission will formally consider the proposal due to Tenney Park being a Local Landmark, which provides protections for historic buildings, landscaping, bridges, etc. The proposed shelter will 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. Several options for the shelter were discussed at an earlier Public Information Meeting - the slide presentation for that meeting, including info on the proposed beach exclosure system, can be found the Parks Division's website for the project
 
City Engineering has also established a project website for the project where you can subscribe to email updates.
 
126 Langdon Proposal
 

Plan Commission Rejects 126 Langdon Proposal

At our March 8 meeting and by a 6-1 vote, Plan Commission "placed on file without prejudice" Core Spaces' new proposal for the Hub II development at 126 Langdon St. After lengthy public comment and much questioning of both the developer and city staff, I made a motion to approve the proposal. This was a difficult motion for me to offer as I do not believe this project would be a good addition to the Langdon neighborhood, but I also agreed with city staff that it could meet the Plan Commission's Standards of Approval. Per Plan Commission procedure, commissioners do not discuss their opinions and rationale for supporting or opposing a proposal until after a motion is made. Putting my motion on the floor enabled commissioners to voice their full opinions and consequently my opinion changed as I listened to the opposition's solid reasoning. When it came time for me to vote on the motion, I decided not to support the proposal. I had been convinced by the thoughtful remarks of the five other commissioners in opposition. The rejection was based primarily on the proposal not meeting a particular Standard of Approval that includes a requirement that "the project creates an environment of sustained aesthetic desirability compatible with the existing or intended character of the area...".

Most commissioners mentioned that they fully understood that a large building is likely to be built on this lot, but that this proposal was not appropriate. There is no indication yet if Core Spaces will appeal the decision to Common Council, will come back for a third try, or will move on. If you have not yet seen the proposal details and other materials, they can be found here, including the Campus Area Neighborhood Association's steering committee report. Many thanks to CANA and Mansion Hill neighbors who gave impassioned and insightful public comment. They worked together on the steering committee for the proposal and produced a valuable report that could serve as a model for future development proposal considerations.

Tenney Rain Gardens

Prescribed Burning Planned for Tenney Park Rain Gardens Along Marston Ave.

This year, the City's Parks Division and Engineering Division will be conducting prescribed burns on areas of existing native vegetation. Prescribed burns are an important management tool for Wisconsin's native plant communities. Prescribed burns are the intentional use of fire, under specific environmental conditions, to manage and suppress invasive vegetation, and promote native vegetation.

This year's burns will include the Tenney Park Rain Gardens (see image above).

The prescribed burn Project Manager will mail postcards to residents in the coming days to remind them to anticipate a prescribed burn in their neighborhood. As in the past, the Dane County Emergency Management automated phone call system will be used to notify relevant neighbors on mornings when we will be burning.

These burns will be conducted by certified professionals with a permit from the Madison Fire Department.  The burns will only take place under specific weather conditions in order to manage smoke and minimize impacts to neighbors. In addition, burn professionals will install appropriate road signage on the day of the burn.

A list of project contacts and more information is at this website.

MyVote.WI.gov

Absentee Ballot and Voter Registration Info for April 6 General Election

Absentee ballots for the Tuesday, April 6 General Election will be mailed starting on March 16, so if you do not plan to vote in-person on April 6 or vote in-person at the Clerk's Office, please request your ballot asap! Absentee ballots can be requested at https://myvote.wi.gov, and you can registration to vote there too.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00pm the Thursday before the election, but the City Clerk recommends making your request as early as possible so there is adequate time to mail the ballot back to the Clerk's Office. More info on Voting Absentee and Registration.

For Madison voters, this election will include their Common Council Alder, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction election, MMSD School Board, Dane County Executive, several judgeships, and an advisory referendum on the structure of Common Council (see CNI Forum below for an opportunity to learn more about the advisory referendum).

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CNI Community Engagement Forum on Restructuring City Government

You are invited to the Capitol Neighborhoods Community Engagement Forum on Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. City of Madison voters will be presented with questions on the spring election ballot regarding the restructuring of city government. Eileen Harrington, who chaired the Task Force on the Structure of City Government (TFOGS), will provide a presentation on the structure of city government.

The TFOGS, a City of Madison ad hoc committee, was created by the Common Council and former Mayor Paul Soglin. The committee met for two years to study the city's government structures and processes. Its report, which makes forty-four separate recommendations for modifications to the structure of Madison's city government, can be found here.

Meeting ID: 841 4927 3082
Passcode: 903863
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbBJAGjOi
 
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Save the Date: TLNA Workshop on Equity in Generational Wealth & Homeownership
 

A great workshop "Pay It Forward: Generational Wealth, Homeownership, and You" is coming your way, hosted by the Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association, on March 27 (Saturday) from 10:30 am-noon. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn about and join in a growing effort to make the Madison community more equitable for all. Attendees will learn from our guest presenter about how generational weight accumulates, and how laws and policies have systematically boosted wealth-building for white people, while blocking opportunities for wealth-building among people of color. 

The workshop is Virtual, and FREE. Stay tuned for a zoom link coming soon. Please register your attendance at this link.
 

Save the Date: April 29, Minority Business Certifications Demystified

Are you a minority business owner looking to expand the reach of your business to government opportunities in the City of Madison, Dane County, WisDOT State Highways, and/or the State of Wisconsin?  Do the acronyms DBE, MBE and TBE sound like alphabet soup?  If so, the "Minority Business Certifications Demystified" virtual event is for you!  Join the free, virtual event on Thursday, April 29, 4pm-6pm, to learn more about each government program's unique certification requirements and tips for successfully bidding on government contracts.  Register here.

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3. 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 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.
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Transportation Policy and Planning Board: Details
5:00 pm, Monday, March 15, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 2
Repealing Subsection 5.01(4) and Creating Subdivision 3.14(3)(a)3 of the Madison General Ordinances to Formally Move the Crossing Guard Program from the Police Department to the Traffic Engineering Division.
Fiscal Note
The 2021 operating budget moved the Crossing Guard program from the Police Department to Traffic Engineering. This move was done for both budgeting and organizational purposes. The proposed ordinance change is needed to reflect the Crossing Guard's move to Traffic Engineering and does not require any change to the 2021 adopted budget.
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Landmarks Commission: Details
5:00 Monday, March 15, 2021
 
Agenda Item 2
Guest Speaker Bill Quackenbush, Cultural Resources Division Manager for the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and WITRC President
 
Agenda Item 3
1330 Sherman Ave - Demolition of an existing beach shelter and construction of a new beach shelter on a Designated Madison Landmark site (Tenney Park); 2nd Ald. Dist.
Note: See "Other District 2 Updates" above for more information on this item. Meeting participation and input options are in "Details" just above.
 
REGULAR BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 4
Buildings Proposed for Demolition - 2021
-12 N Few Street
Note: See "Other District 2 Updates" above for more information on this item. Meeting participation and input options are in "Details" just above.
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Common Council Executive Committee: Details
4:30 pm, Tuesday, March 16, 2021
 
UPDATE ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 5
Update: Public Health Violence Prevention - Aurielle Smith, Public Health Madison-Dane County, Director Policy, Planning & Evaluation
 
DISCUSSION ITEM
 
Agenda Item 8
Discussion: Length of Common Council Meetings
 
REFERRAL FROM COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 9
SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2021 Adopted Capital Budget for the Community Development Division's Men's Homeless Shelter capital project to accept and appropriate $3 million from Dane County and Authorizing the City's execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement between the City of Madison and BIP Enterprises, LLC, or their successors and assigns, for the purchase of the property located at 2002 Zeier Road in the City of Madison for homeless shelter purposes. (17th AD)
RECOMMENDED ACTION:  RE-REFER TO 3/30/21 CCEC MEETING
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, March 16, 2021
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 3
Amending various sections of Subchapters 28C and 28D of Madison General Ordinances in order to increase allowable densities and decrease conditional use thresholds in certain multi-family residential, mixed-use, and commercial districts.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Lindsay Lemmer, Tag Evers and Max Prestigiacomo
Recent Legislative Action:
3/8/21 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARING to the PLAN COMMISSION
Note: This item is expected to be discussed at the Plan Commission meeting of March 22 and the Common Council meeting of March 30. No action is expected on this at the March 16 Common Council meeting.
 
Agenda Item 4
Amending portions of Madison General Ordinances Sections 28.063, 28.064, 28.065, 28.066, 28.067, 28.068, 28.074, 28.076, 28.084, 28.085, 28.087, 28.088, 28.089, and 28.097 to change the front yard setback, if it is less than 15 feet, from 0 feet to 5 feet to support a street tree canopy, and creating Madison General Ordinance 28.071(2)(e) to establish a Downtown Setback Exceptions Map.
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Patrick W. Heck, Keith Furman, Michael E. Verveer and Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Recent Legislative Action:
3/10/21 URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the PLAN COMMISSION
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  In zoning districts for which there is currently a 0' front of front yard setback required, this amendment increases the required setback to 5' in some cases. In instances where the distance between the curb and property line is greater than 15', the 0' required setback remains, but in instances where the distance between the curb and property line is less than 15 feet, buildings will need to be set back 5'. Thus, this amendment essentially eliminates 0' setbacks in places where there isn't sufficient space to support a street tree canopy, and will allow space for a wider variety of tree species, in many of the downtown and mixed-use districts where redevelopment is occurring.  These districts are:

LMX, NMX, TSS, MXC, CC-T, CC (all of the Commercial and Mixed-Use Districts)
DC, UMX (some Downtown Districts)
TE, SE, EC, IL, IG (most of the Employment Districts)
CI

Note: This item is expected to be considered at the Plan Commission meeting of March 22 and the Common Council meeting of March 30. No action is expected on this at the March 16 Common Council meeting.
This amendment to the zoning ordinance creates a unique new trigger: In zoning districts with 0' setbacks, the ordinance will apply a new "if, then" setback requirement.  If distance between curb and property line is less than 15', then buildings shall be set back from the property line by 5'. Otherwise, 0' setback is still allowable. 0' is also allowable on downtown "flatiron" blocks. The ordinance change, of which I am a sponsor, is inspired by recommendations in the Urban Forestry Task Force Report. When the ordinance was introduced on Feb. 23, the Council received an email from the Executive Director of Smart Growth Greater Madison Inc. asking for additional committee referrals and sharing concerns about the potential to create an adverse impact on the values of property and discourage future redevelopment projects along commercial corridors. If you are interested in canopy trees and the impacts of changing front yard setbacks, please let me and the Plan Commission know at pccomments@cityofmadison.com know your thoughts.

END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

REPORTS OF OFFICERS

REPORT OF BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS

Agenda Item 12
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a Donation Agreement and a Developer's Agreement with the Madison Parks Foundation and Michael and Jocelyn Keiser for the Privately Funded Improvement of Glenway Golf Course.
Recent Legislative Action:
3/10/21 BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City to enter into an agreement with Michael and Jocelyn Keiser and the Madison Parks Foundation for a donation of improvements to the Glenway Golf Course. The estimated value of the donated project planning, design, and construction is approximately $750,000. There is added value in the donation in having an accomplished golf course developer lead the work of design and construction. The City would be recognized as the owner of the improvements.
The Glenway Golf Course would not be operational for much of 2021 while this work is completed, which would negatively impact course revenues. Estimated revenue losses for 2021 are $400,000 based on revenues received in 2016 through 2020. Parks staff indicate that these revenue losses would be offset by approximately $200,000 in variable costs associated with course operation, resulting in a net loss of $200,000 in 2021 for the Golf Enterprise. This is an increase over the course's historical net losses, which ranged from $27,000 to $120,000 from 2016 to 2019. In 2020, the Glenway Golf Course realized net revenues of nearly $50,000 associated with the increase in golf due to the pandemic. Parks staff speculate that some golfers would instead choose to golf at other City of Madison courses, but the level of golf round transference is currently unknown.
The plan calls for changes that align with the City's sustainability goals. Specifically, the plan calls for a significant reduction in inputs (fertilizers and chemicals), as well as reduction of mowed turf areas that will be converted to natural areas. In addition, a portion of the donation will be to provide investments into updated, energy efficient mowing units that will reduce time, emissions, and costs associated with mowing operations. In total, staff estimates that the project should have a net positive impact of between $20,000 and $60,000 per year. If this increase in revenue is realized, it would take between 3 and 10 years to pay back the foregone revenue from the 2021 improvements. If maintained appropriately, the improvements should last longer than that timeframe.
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 23
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8988, Resurfacing 2021 - Curb & Gutter and Castings. (1st, 2nd, 12th, 17th, & 19th AD)
Recent Legislative Action:
3/3/21 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, as well as items 24 and 25 below, include the 2021 E. Gorham Street resurfacing project.
 
Agenda Item 24
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8989, Resurfacing 2021 - Asphalt Pavement Pulverizing, Milling & Paving. (1st, 2nd, 12th, 17th, and 19th AD)
Recent Legislative Action:
3/3/21 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 25
Awarding Public Works Contract No. 8990, Resurfacing 2021 - Asphalt Base Patching and Base Patch Grinding. (1st, 2nd, 12th, 17th, and 19th AD)
Recent Legislative Action:
3/3/21 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 32
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for 2021 Parking Garage Maintenance. (2nd, 4th, and 6th AD)
Recent Legislative Action:
3/3/21 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 includes various maintenance items for the Capitol Square North garage at 218 E. Mifflin.
 
REPORT OF CITY ATTORNEY
 
Agenda Item 54
Eric J. Hatchell, Foley & Lardner LLP - attorney for City Row Apartments, LLC - excessive assessment - $14,536.41.
Recent Legislative Action:
3/10/21 Attorney's Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 58
Eric J. Hatchell, Foley & Lardner LLP - attorney for 1000 Mifflin Street, LLC - excessive assessment - $33,251.75.
Recent Legislative Action:
3/10/21 Attorney's Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 62
Steven Frassetto, Menn Law Firm, Ltd., attorney for Veritas Village, LLC - excessive assessment - $241,698.60.
Recent Legislative Action:
3/10/21 Attorney's Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO DENY - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 65
SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing the City of Madison, on behalf of the Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC), to accept an ESG-CV second allocation award of up to $1,627,500 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 ESG-CV funds; and amending the Community Development Division's 2021 Adopted Operating Budget to reflect receipt of these funds.
Recent Legislative Action:
3/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
BACKGROUND
The City of Madison works closely with Dane County Continuum of Care (CoC) member agencies that serve people experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless, and provides leadership and administrative support to the group. This collaborative work includes the City's administration of the State of Wisconsin grants on behalf of the Dane County CoC.
Dane County CoC will receive $1,500,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program Supplemental Funds (ESG-CV) allocated to the State of Wisconsin by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). In addition, the City of Madison will receive $127,500 in ESG-CV allocated to the State of Wisconsin by HUD for Homeless Management Information System administration provided by Institute for Community Alliances. 
Dane County CoC Board of Directors is responsible for making the funding allocation decisions for the CoC funds. The City of Madison Community Development Division will serve as the grant recipient and enter into contracts with the subrecipient nonprofit agencies to provide the activities approved by the Dane CoC Board of Directors.
Dane CoC Board of Directors approved $1,500,000 of the funds to be allocated to the following agency projects:
  • Center for Community Stewardship - Up to $71,467 in administration funds for compensation, training and fiscal sponsor fees for the HSC Lived Experience board seats, Lived Experience Committee, and Youth Action Board
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin - Up to $48,811 for homelessness prevention legal services
  • Lutheran Social Services - Up to $71,683 for rapid rehousing program for single adults
  • MACH OneHealth - Up to $83,938 for street outreach
  • Madison-Area Urban Ministry (d.b.a. Just Dane) - Up to $14,797 for rapid rehousing program for justice involved individuals
  • Porchlight - Up to 162,046 for men's shelter
  • Sankofa Educational Leadership United - Up to $373,262 for rapid rehousing program and up to $571,132 for non-congregate hotel-based emergency shelter for individuals or families
  • The Salvation Army Dane County - Up to $87,504 for rapid rehousing program for singles and  families
  • YWCA Madison - Up to $15,360 for family shelter
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 68
Approving the Amendment to the Project Plan for Tax Incremental District (TID) 36 (Capitol Gateway), City of Madison.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck, Marsha A. Rummel and Syed Abbas
Recent Legislative Action:
3/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a Third Project Plan Amendment for Tax Incremental District (TID) 36 (Capitol Gateway). This amendment highlights two projects, $7 million for the Public Market and $5 million for developer loans, which were included in the 2020 and 2019 Adopted Capital Budgets, respectively. No additional City appropriation is required with the adoption of this resolution.
Note: The below is from the Project Plan Amendments.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES
Public Market Amendment: In 2021, the City of Madison intends to begin construction of a Public Market at the corner of First Street and East Johnson Street. The City intends to provide a portion of the funding required to construct the Madison Public Market.
Total Public Market $7,000,000
Public / Private / Non-Profit Development Partnerships and Assistance 2021 Amendment: Where necessary and appropriate, the City may enter into partnerships with private or non-profit entities to provide assistance to development projects in compliance with the City's TIF policy, or the City may work with non-profit partners to provide assistance with land acquisition.
Total Public / Private / Non-Profit Development Partnerships and Assistance $5,000,000
 
Agenda Item 69
Authorizing a new contract with Pellitteri Waste Systems for the sorting, processing, and marketing of recyclables collected by the City of Madison Streets Division and that the contract shall be for five years.
Recent Legislative Action:
3/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 71
Authorizing an inter-governmental agreement for COVID-19 Vaccine administration support with Dane County Emergency Management.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck and Barbara Harrington-McKinney
3/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes an inter-governmental agreement with Dane County Emergency Management for COVID-19 vaccine administration support. The agreement expires on December 31, 2021. Madison Fire Department personnel will assist with vaccine administration funded by overtime included in the existing 2021 operating budget. The revenue received from Dane County is included in the 2021 operating budget for reimbursable expense. Dane County will reimburse the City for up to 250 hours at a rate of $50 per hour, not to exceed a total of $12,500.
 
Agenda Item 72
SUBSTITUTE - City of Madison Sponsorship of Sustain Dane programming in 2021 and authorization to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sustain Dane.
Recent Legislative Action:
3/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 73
Waiving license and permit fees for Public Passenger Services under Sections 11.06 (4)(a) , 11.06(5)(a) and 11.06(6)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances for the 2021 calendar year due to COVID-19 and other economic hardships
Recent Legislative Action:
3/8/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution would waive license and permit fees for Public Passenger Services through December 31, 2021. Public Passenger Service fees include a license for the business ($1,750 for a 2-year renewal), vehicle fees ($65 per vehicle), and driver's permits ($25 per driver). The anticipated revenue loss from waiving the business and vehicle fees is $5,000 and $11,000 respectively.
Fees from driver's permits averaged $19,000 per year in 2018 and 2019. However, 2020 saw fewer driver's permit applicants with fee revenues around $11,000. Assuming driver's permit application numbers similar to 2020, the estimated revenue loss from waiving all Public Passenger Service fees in 2021 is $27,000. These fees represent a general fund revenue source.
Additionally, the Madison Police Department conducts background checks on applicants for driver's permits, which includes an in-state check and an out-of-state check for any state the applicant has lived. Police is charged $7 for each in-state and out-of-state check. These costs will continue to be incurred to administer the driver's permit applications.
 
REPORT OF SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 80
SUBSTITUTE - Accepting the Final Anaerobic Digester Feasibility Study from EcoEngineers
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution accepts the Final Anaerobic Digester Feasibility Study from EcoEngineers. The report identifies and evaluates food waste sources, digester system design, revenues, capital and operating costs, and a potential site. No appropriation is required to accept the report. Should the City decide to proceed with an anaerobic digester, significant capital and operating costs will need to be included in future budgets. These costs are outlined in detail in the report (attached to this file).
Recent Legislative Action:
2/22/21 SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 88
Authorizing a memorandum of understanding between Madison Fire Department and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. to support the Crisis Response Team program.
Legislative History
3/8/21 Fire Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee
PREAMBLE
The proposed resolution authorizes a memorandum of understanding between the City of Madison and Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. (Journey) for one year, with additional one-year extensions if agreed to by both parties. The Crisis Response Team is a pilot program to respond to behavioral health emergencies with a combination of Community Paramedics and Crisis Workers. All costs associated with the crisis workers will be borne by Journey, with the exception of providing space which will be provided by the City with existing resources. There is no financial impact.
 
Agenda Item 89
Authorizing a five-year agreement with Dane County for the reimbursement of costs and placement of staff for the Crisis Response Team.
Legislative History
3/8/21 Fire Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee
 
Agenda Item 90
Amending the 2021 Operating Plan for Madison's Central Business Improvement.
Legislative History
3/9/21 Economic Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Downtown Coordinating Committee (3/18/21)
Note: The BID Operating Plan is proposed to be amended with the following language: "In 2021 if the BID Board of Directors applies for the Payment Protection Program (PPP), is granted funding and in the event the loaned funds are not forgiven, 2021 BID assessments may be used to pay back this loan."
 
Agenda Item 91
Accepting the report titled "Comprehensive Plan - 2021 Progress Update"
Legislative History
3/9/21 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development    Referred for Introduction
Plan Commission (4/12/21), Transportation Policy and Planning Board (4/5/21), Common Council (4/20/21)
Note: The draft update can be found here.
 
Agenda Item 96
Amending the 2021 Operating Budget and Setting the 2021 Rates for the Sewer, Stormwater and Landfill.
Legislative History
3/10/21 Engineering Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (3/22/21), Board of Public Works (3/17/21)
Note: Materials for the proposed rates can be found here.
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Dane County Narcotics Task Force Steering Committee: Details
10:00am, Wednesday, March 17 2021
 
NEW BUSINESS ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 1
Update on Spring DEA Drug Take Back Event 
 
Agenda Item 2
Case/Unit Updates
 
When the Dane County Narcotics Task Force Steering Committee considers the following item, #2, it may go into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. Sec 19.85(1) (d), which read as follows (Except as provided in s. 304.06 (1) (eg) and by rule promulgated under s. 304.06 (1) (em), considering specific applications of probation, extended supervision or parole, or considering strategy for crime detection or prevention. If the Dane County Narcotics Task Force Steering Committee does convene in closed session as described above, upon completion of the closed session, notice is hereby given that it may reconvene in open session to consider the following item without waiting 12 hours, pursuant to Wis. Stats.Sec. 19.85(2).
 
CLOSED SESSION
 
Agenda Item 2
Case/Unit Updates
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Task Force on Structure of City Government Ad Hoc Final Report Implementation Work Group: Details
2:00pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 2
Identification of Necessary Steps to Inform the Electorate on Advisory Referendum Questions on Government Structure
 
Agenda Item 5
Continue Discussion of TFOGS Recommendations
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Parks Long Range Planning Subcommittee: Details
3:00pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2021
 
SPECIAL ITEM OF BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 5
Embedding Racial Equity
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 6
Equity in Park Improvement Funding
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Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2021
 
ITEMS REFERRED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 9
Amending the 2021 Operating Budget and Setting the 2021 Rates for the Sewer, Stormwater and Landfill.
Lead agency is Finance Committee (3/22) with additional referral of Board of Public Works (3/17).
REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING    RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
Note: See Common Council agenda item #96 above for more information.
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Economic Development Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2021
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 2
Amending portions of Madison General Ordinances Sections 28.063, 28.064, 28.065, 28.066, 28.067, 28.068, 28.074, 28.076, 28.084, 28.085, 28.087, 28.088, 28.089, and 28.097 to change the front yard setback, if it is less than 15 feet, from 0 feet to 5 feet to support a street tree canopy, and creating Madison General Ordinance 28.071(2)(e) to establish a Downtown Setback Exceptions Map.
Note: See Common Council agenda item #4 above for more information.
 
Agenda Item 4
Economic Development Division Staff Update regarding Small Business Equity & Recovery Program (SBER)
 
Agenda Item 5
Equitable Economic Response and Recovery
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Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, March 18, 2021
 
Agenda Item 5 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 6
Amending Section 32.04(4)(d) of the Madison General Ordinances to allow the Rent Abatement Hearing Examiner to Order Abatement of Rent Under Multiple Sections of the Impairing List. 
 
Agenda Item 7
Discussion of criteria for distributing future rent assistance funds and possible recommendations. 
 
Agenda Item 8
Brief update from staff about the equity analysis in March.
 
Agenda Item 9
Discussion on options for recruiting property owners to our Gold Star program. 
 
Agenda Item 10
Staff update on virtual inspections
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Police Civilian Oversight Board: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, March 18, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 3
Clarify Authority Granted to Executive Subcommittee vis-a-vis "Administrative Tasks"
 
Agenda Item 4
Election of Additional Executive Subcommittee Board Member 
 
Agenda Item 5
Equitable Hiring Tool Taskforce Update: Workplan and Timeline
 
Agenda Item 6
Review and Confirm Next Steps in Independent Police Monitor Recruitment Process 
 
Agenda Item 7
Create Recruitment Process Taskforce
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Downtown Coordinating Committee: Details
5:30pm, Thursday, March 18, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 2
Report of Mall Maintenance and Special Events 2021
 
Agenda Item 3
Approving the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of 415 N. Lake St., the State Street Campus Garage, (the "Property") and establishing a process for the review of responses to the RFP and selection of a development team for the Property
 
Agenda Item 4
Downtown Transit Discussion - State Street Fire Lane
 
Agenda Item 5
Amending the 2021 Operating Plan for Madison's Central Business Improvement.
Note: See Common Council agenda item #90 above for more information.
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Transportation Policy and Planning Board - Parking Subcommittee: Details
11:00am, Friday, March 19, 2021
 
Agenda Item 2
Framing and Drafting Potential On-Street Parking Policy.
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