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Alder Patrick Heck

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Alder Patrick Heck

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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 May 24 Meetings of Interest for District 2

May 22, 2021 10:57 AM

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
COVID Vaccination Stats

Dane CORE Rental Assistance Program 

Read about the temporary halt in residential evictions from the Tenant Resource Center - extended through June 30, 2021.

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

Dane County Small Business Grants: ROUND 3! 
Applications are being accepted for Round 3 of the Dane County Pandemic Grant Program. Funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. Click the link below for more info and complete application, no documentation is necessary to apply:

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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City to Resume All On-Street Parking Restrictions June 1 (includes Residential Parking Permit areas)

From the Streets Division: How to Use the Work Order System for Dropping Off Items including this FAQ page.

Police Blotter: OWI Enforcement - E Washington Ave

Police Blotter: Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Enforcement

From Chief Barnes' Blog: 2020 Accountability Report has been released

From Madison Fire Dept.: Fire Sprinkler Week: Where in Your Home Do Fire Sprinklers Need to Be?

City of Madison Launches Multilingual Complaint Portal for Discrimination Cases

From Monona Terrace: Lake Vista Café Opens for the Season

From the Planning Division: Envision the Future of East Towne Area

Madison Public Library To Reopen Libraries on May 24


12 N Few Street Proposal

12 N. Few Proposal's Demolition Request at Plan Commission on Monday
The developer of the Scooter Therapy site at 12 N. Few St. has applied for a demolition permit that will be considered at Monday's Plan Commission meeting. The demolition permit is required because the developer proposes removing and replacing the Scooter Therapy addition along N. Few St. and the back wall of the main building. The proposed redevelopment consists of 8 ground floor commercial spaces with 8 one-bedroom apartments above. The application, staff reports, and public comments are posted here.
Note that in response to Urban Design Commission's input, the developer has altered to the proposal to remove the 4 residential parking spaces and is now proposing no parking stalls for the residential or commercial spaces. The site is zoned Commercial Corridor-Transitional which requires no onsite parking, but some neighbors have expressed concerns about added pressure on street parking.
TLNA Council earlier voted to support the redevelopment and UDC gave initial approval to the proposed redevelopment, but Commissioners had some concerns, particularly with regard to access and circulation for both commercial and residential units, so they did not grant final approval in judging the proposal's conformity with Urban Design District #8 standards and guidelines. At a future Common Council meeting, a proposed amendment to UDD #8 that would allow a portion of the proposed building to be closer to Curtis Court than currently allowed will be considered. UDC already approved that change to UDD #8.
If you have input for Plan Commission, you can email and/or register to give public comment at Monday's meeting. See "Details" below in "City Meetings of Interest".
Tenney Beach Shelter

New Tenney Beach Shelter at Plan Commission on Monday

On Monday, May 24, the Plan Commission will consider approval of a Conditional Use for lakefront development to allow reconstruction of the shelter building at Tenney Beach, 1330 Sherman Avenue. If approved, the demolition of the current shelter and construction of the new structure are expected to start after this summer's beach season. See "City Meetings of Interest" below for participation options and the meeting agenda.

The proposed replacement shelter will include a pump room as part of the Clean Beach system, 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.


TLNA Party in the Park Returns On June 6
From Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood Association: Party in the Park will take place on Sunday, June 6, from 4-7pm in Reynolds Park. Annually, this marks the start of summer, and creates a moment and space for gathering with friends and neighbors in a park in the heart of your neighborhood. Originally hosted by Cork 'n Bottle many years ago as a fundraiser for the local public elementary schools, we have carried that tradition forward and with gratitude for the big-hearted souls at CNB then and now. 
When you come to Reynolds Park on Sunday June 6, you can expect a low key gathering with fence decorating, participatory mural happenings, a place to name your wishes and dreams, and plenty of space to stretch out and play. While the county shifts their recommendations for our safety in the time of COVID, we will follow their guidance but will continue to NOT offer shared food and drink. Sadly, that means no beer on tap, no ice cream on scoop. Please bring your own. Our party permit allows for alcohol to be consumed in the park on the day of the Party, so stop by CNB on your way to the park.
NEW THIS YEAR: Beautiful yard signs designed by the legendary Kelly Maxwell are also available. The signs say "Slow Down", and are ostensibly for yard use to slow traffic as the city rolls out their new "Twenty is Plenty" on some streets in the Tenney Lapham neighborhood. These beautiful signs share a deeper message across the neighborhood, reminding us to take the time to slow down just as the world around us wants to speed back up. Check out this link to pre-order for pick up at the Party in the Park, or plan to buy and pick up at the Party in the Park.
Gates of Heaven

Historic Preservation Month Continues With Focus on: Gates of Heaven

During the month of May, the City Engineering Division has been focusing on one of the oldest surviving synagogues buildings in the nation, located in District 2! Engineering would like the community to join in celebrating Historic Preservation Month as we focus on the recent restoration work at Gates of Heaven.

Gates of Heaven was built in 1863 and is one of the oldest surviving synagogues in the nation and is located in James Madison Park. Gates of Heaven is a locally designated landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Throughout May, City Engineering has focused on different parts of the Gates of Heaven restoration work with social media posts and a video highlight. The community can expect unique information they've never seen before about the following topics on the City Engineering Facebook and Twitter pages:

May 3: Celebrate Historic Preservation Month with Engineering
May 7: History of Gates of Heaven and its relocation
May 14: Exterior restoration: brick
May 21: Exterior restoration: stone
May 28: Exterior restoration: windows and doors
May 31: Thank you for celebrating with us!

Gates of Heaven is currently undergoing restoration work which includes restoring the masonry, windows and doors. The work also includes cleaning and consolidation of the Madison sandstone, limited repairs to stone, cleaning of brick, repointing of stone and brick, rehabilitation of the wood sash, doors, and related trim, and installation of exterior storms on all windows.

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.
Finance Commission: Details
4:30, Monday, May 24, 2021
Agenda Item 1
Town of Madison Attachment Overview and Update
Agenda Item 9
Providing Urban Community Arts Network, Ltd. (UCAN) a $20,000 grant for a "MadLit" program on the 100 Block of State Street using Small Business Equity and Recovery Program (SBER) funds and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an agreement with UCAN for that purpose.
Agenda Item 10
Amending the 2021 adopted operating budget for CDA Redevelopment's purchased services by $100,000 and authorizing the Community Development Authority ("CDA") to manage the Madison Pop Up Shop Program ("Program"), utilizing up to $100,000 of 2021 Small Business Equity and Recovery ("SBER") Program Funds
Agenda Item 11
Amending the 2021 adopted operating budget for the Planning Division, Neighborhood Planning, Preservation and Design Section to accept $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts and authorizing the purchase of services for the Greater Madison Region Music Strategy.
Agenda Item 12
Authorizing the contribution of the Brayton Lot and the Junction Road parcel to the Madison Bus Rapid Transit project as local match in lieu of cash contribution.
Agenda Item 15
2ND SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2021 Capital Budget to transfer $55,000 of existing borrowing authority between Engineering major General Building Improvements and major program Monona Terrace/John Nolen Drive Lighting Study project for an engineering review of the emergency ventilation system in the Monona Terrace tunnel, amending the 2021 Capital Budget to transfer $170,000 of existing borrowing authority between major program for Wayfinding Signage and major program for the Monona Terrace/John Nolen Drive Lighting Study project, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into a competitively-selected contract for Purchase of Services (Engineering) with KL Engineering to provide professional traffic engineering consultant design services for the Monona Terrace/John Nolen Drive Lighting Study project. 
Agenda Item 18
2022 Operating Budget Outlook and Instructions
Sustainable Madison Committee: Details
4:30, Monday, May 24, 2021
Agenda Item 5
Letter Regarding PFAS
Plan Commission: Details
5:30, Monday, May 24, 2021
Conditional Use Requests, Demolition Permits & Related Requests
Agenda Item 8
12 N Few Street; 2nd Ald. Dist.; Urban Design Dist. 8: Consideration of a demolition permit to allow a portion of a street-facing facade to be demolished and for a two-story addition containing eight commercial spaces and eight apartments to be constructed.
Note: More on this item in "Other District 2 Updates" above. The proposal, staff comments, etc., can be found here. If you have input on this item for Plan Commissioners, email
Agenda Item 9
1330 Sherman Avenue, 2nd Ald. Dist.: Consideration of a conditional use for lakefront development to allow reconstruction of the shelter building at Tenney Beach.
Note: More on this item in "Other District 2 Updates" above. The proposal, staff comments, etc., can be found here. If you have input on this item for Plan Commissioners, email
- Upcoming Matters – June 7, 2021
- 1344 E Washington Avenue - Conditional Use for food and related good sales in existing restaurant-tavern
- Upcoming Matters – June 21, 2021
- 204 N Few Street - Conditional Use to convert accessory building into accessory dwelling unit
- 824-826 E Johnson Street - Demolition Permit and Conditional Use - Partial demolition of residence to expand and convert existing commercial and residential buildings into restaurant-tavern
Street Use Staff Commission: Details
10:00am, Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Agenda Item 2
Saturday, June 19, 2021 / 9am-11am
Street Closure: 1300-1500 Sherman Avenue
Annual canoe race
Discuss NEW location, schedule and route
Red Card Media / Ryan Richards
Agenda Item 3
Fridays, July 2, July 16, July 30, Aug.13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Sept. 24, Oct. 8, 2021
Setup, 4pm / Event, 8pm-12am / Cleanup Done & Road Open, 2am
Street Closure: 100 block of State Street
Bi-weekly pop up events, featuring art, music, and local businesses
Discuss location, schedule, setup, dates
Madison's Central Business Improvement District / Tiffany Kenney
Agenda Item 4
2021 June 1 - Sept. 30, 2021
No Street Closure
Requesting: The Grove, The Forum, Rotary Plaza, Lisa Link Peace Park, North Frances Plaza, Confluence at Library Mall
BID summer programming
Discuss programs and schedule
Madison's Central Business Improvement District / Tiffany Kenney
Agenda Item 5
Wednesday Markets: 8:00am - 1:45pm
200 Block of MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Discuss location, schedule and activities.
Dane County Farmers' Market / Jill Groendyk & Jamie Bugel
Agenda Item 6
Thu, July 15 - Su, July 18, 2021
Event hours:Thu, Fri & Sat - 8am-6pm, Sun - 10am-5pm
100-600 State Street, 200 Block N. Henry
Annual Sidewalk/Street Sale
Discuss locations, schedule, dates, setup
Greater State Street Business Association / Elizabeth Ganser
Agenda Item 7
Monday, June 21, 2021 / 7am-10pm
Sidewalk/performance areas only - no closure
Annual citywide, free, outdoor day of music.
Discuss locations, schedules, set-up, and activities.
Make Music Madison / Natasha Sattin
Agenda Item 8
Sun. July 11, 10:30am-10pm / Sat. July 12, 8:30am-10pm
State Street Mall
No road closure or parking removed
Exhibit with a bus
Discuss setup, location, schedule
Traces Center for History and Culture / Kristine Zylstra-tabke
Committee on Aging: Details
2:30pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Agenda Item 3
July-December 2021 Goals for Racial Equity Initiative
Agenda Item 6
MSC Reopening Update
Urban Design Commission: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Agenda Item 2
East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Station Design Competition.
Transportation Commission: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Agenda Item 6
Annual Winter Bike Maintenance Report
20 mins 
Agenda Item 7
Bike Registration Program Update
20 mins
Agenda Item 8
Quarterly Traffic Safety Report
15 mins 
Agenda Item 9
Updates from Parking, Metro and Traffic Engineering
30 mins
TIF Review Board: Details
1:00pm, Thursday, May 27, 2021
Agenda Item 5
Agenda Item 6
Agenda Item 7
Housing Strategy Committee: Details
4:30pm, Thursday, May 27, 2021


Agenda Item 2
Approval of City of Madison's Land Banking Policy
Agenda Item 3
Amending the 2021 adopted operating budget for the Planning division ($110,000), Economic Development Division ($100,000), and Department of Transportation ($80,000), authorizing the Transit General Manager to file an application for a Section 20005(b) Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning Discretionary Grant with U.S. Department of Transportation, and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute the associated grant agreement with USDOT and the 13 (c) agreement with Teamsters Local No. 695.
Police Civilian Oversight Board: Details
5:00pm, Thursday, May 27, 2021
Agenda Item 2
Chair's Update: Recap of May 19th PCOB Executive Committee Meeting
• Approval of minutes from May 19th PCOB Executive Subcommittee meeting
• COB progress to date
• Childcare reimbursement process & forms | Guidance, next steps
• Charge of Equitable Hiring Tool Taskforce completed | Dissolution
• Potential dates associated with Common Council review of position description
• Review Independent Monitor recruitment & stakeholder engagement plan
-COB member assignments: Recruitment, stakeholder engagement
• SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis | Step #1
• SWOT analysis next steps
-Step #2 | Prioritize responses to SWOT analysis | Date: tbd
-Step #3 | Draft actionable strategies | Date: tbd
-Step #4 | Synthesize actionable strategies | Date: tbd
Agenda Item 3
Draft Letter on State Legislation Regarding Police and Fire Commissions
When the Police Civilian Oversight Board considers the following matter, it may go into closed session pursuant to sec. 19.85(1)(c), Wis. Stats., which reads as follows: Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. If the Police Civilian Oversight Board does go into closed session, notice is hereby given pursuant to sec. 19.85(2), Wis. Stats., that it may reconvene in open session without waiting 12 hours as specified in the statute.
Agenda Item 4
Finalize Supplemental Essay Questions | Next Steps

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