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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

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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 Nov. 15 Meetings of Interest for District 2

November 13, 2021 10:00 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.
 
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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 Update

1. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION

From Public Health Madison & Dane County:

Dane CORE is a partnership between Dane County, the City of Madison, Urban Triage, Tenant Resource Center, Community Action Coalition and other community partners. The goal is to assist eligible households in need of rental and utility assistance with funding to ensure those bills can be paid.

For information on Madison's COVID responses and resources, visit the City's Coronavirus Website.

From Community Action Coalition: Dane County Food Pantry Network

State of Wisconsin COVID-19 resources and information from state agencies, including the State Dept. Public Health

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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Madison Marathon Route

Madison Marathon To Impact Driving and Cycling Routes on Sunday, Nov. 14

The Madison Marathon is happening on Sunday, Nov. 14. There are no changes to the annual marathon and half marathon course from past years, but the organizers have added 5K and 10K routes. These new routes are mostly on roads they have used for past marathons, but they will use a small portion of the following roads for the short time these runners are on them:

  • N. Brearly (from E Gorham to E Mifflin)

Gorham St. and Mifflin St. will see runners at various times of the day for all the routes, so roads could be closed and traffic will be impacted. Sherman Ave. and Fordem Ave. will also see runners at various times. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead if traveling around the race route as crossing the route will only be permitted when there are sufficient gaps in the runners.

Madison Metro routes will also be impacted, including routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 22 and 80. Detour routes and timing vary throughout the morning and early afternoon. In District 2 these Metro routes are most impacted:

The 5k/10k will start together sometime between 7:20am and 7:30am. The Marathon starts at 7:00am and the Half Marathon at 7:10am. All start on on W. Mifflin on the Square. Course maps for all the races are here.

MYArts Mural

MYArts Installs First of Three Wall Murals

The Madison Youth Arts Center (MYArts) at 1055 E. Mifflin has installed the first of three planned murals on their exterior wall along N. Ingersoll Street. The murals are a collaboration between the Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA) Community Project, their artists, and more than 70 students who provided input and drawings that have inspired the mural's design/patterns with many of those incorporated into the mural. More than 100 students also provided feedback on the mural. Once the first mural is installed, I encourage you to look closely at the intricate student designs that are embedded in this complex artwork. They certainly brighten up that side of the MYArts building and the Arden.

CNI Logo

Nov. 15 Capitol Neighborhoods Virtual "Cookies with a Cop" 

Join your neighbors and Madison Police Department Representatives for a conversation about recent events in Madison's downtown neighborhoods. The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 15, via Zoom. Discussion will begin at 7:00 PM and conclude at 8:00 PM.

The event will begin with brief introductions of the police representatives, then proceed to questions submitted to the organizers prior to and during the meeting. Attendees will be able to submit questions to the organizers by email at Info@CapitolNeighborhoods.org before the meeting or through the Zoom chat feature during the event. Attendees are strongly encouraged to email questions or concerns prior to the event in order to help facilitate a more productive meeting.

Topic: CNI's Virtual "Cookies with a Cop"
Time: Nov 15, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 852 1141 5384
Passcode: 428140
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kctwTz7SED
 

ADU Examples

Zoning Changes Proposed to Support Accessory Dwelling Units

As mentioned in past Alder Updates, I have been working with Alders Foster and Evers, as well as city staff, on updating our ordinances to support the building of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). ADUs are second dwelling units on properties with single-family homes and can be a great opportunity to provide additional housing options in neighborhoods across our growing city.

ADUs have been allowable in Madison since 2013, and many growing cities across the U.S. are beginning to allow them or to relax zoning regulations to promote more of them. Based on recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan, recent housing reports, and the Mayor's 2021 Housing Forward Initiative, alders, the Mayor, and staff have proposed changes to the City's Zoning code to help make the construction of ADUs easier as another housing choice in Madison (please see Legislative Item 68079).

To find out more about the scope of the proposed changes, please review one or both of these focused resources:

  • Brief memorandum from Planning & Zoning Staff, dated Nov. 2, 2021
  • 15-minute video of Staff Presentation to Plan Commission on Nov. 8, 2021 (starts at Minute 9:30 in video)

Scheduled Public Hearings (Virtual Meetings)

  • Monday, Nov. 22, 2021   Plan Commission (5:30 PM Start)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021    Common Council (6:30 PM Start

If you have questions and/or comments on these proposed changes, please feel free to submit questions for staff or written comments for consideration by Plan Commissioners and members of the Common Council to: planning@cityofmadison.com, with "ADUs" in the subject line. You are also welcome to email me at district2@cityofmadison.com.

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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 agenda items on which you have a particular interest or concern.
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Transportation Policy and Planning Board: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021
 
Agenda Item 4
Transit Network Redesign - Equity Considerations
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Common Council Executive Committee: Details
4:30pm, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
 
UPDATE ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 2
Update Item: Quattrone Report
Madison Police Department Sentinel Event Review of the Department Response to the 2020 Protests
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021
 
HONORING RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
Affirming and Proclaiming Friday, November 26, 2021 as Ho-Chunk Day
 
Agenda Item 2
Proclaiming November 25 - December 10, 2021 as the "16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence."
 
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS AT 6:45 PM
 
PRESENTATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
At this time, a consent agenda will be moved with the recommended action listed for each item EXCEPT: 1) items which have registrants wishing to speak. 2) items which require an extraordinary (roll call) vote and are not included on the consent agenda by unanimous consent. 3) items which alderperson(s) have separated out for discussion/debate purposes.
 
RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGS - BEGIN AT 6:45 PM
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 4
Creating Section 28.022-00515 of the Madison General Ordinances to rezone properties located at 341 State Street, 317-321 West Gorham Street and 322 West Johnson Street, 4th Aldermanic District, from UMX (Urban Mixed Use) and DC (Downton Core) Districts to PD(GDP) Planned Development (General Development Plan) and creating Section 28.022-00516 to approve a Specific Implementation Plan.
Recent Legislative History
11/8/21 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING to the PLAN COMMISSION
Note: Note: This item refers to Core Spaces redevelopment proposed for the State/Johnson/Gorham/Broom Streets area. This rezoning request is expected to be considered at the Nov. 22, 2021, Plan Commission meeting and the Dec. 7, 2021, Common Council meeting.
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE MAYOR
 
Agenda Item 7
Report of the Mayor submitting resident committee appointments (introduction 11-16-2021; action 12-7-2021).
Legislative History
11/10/21 Mayor's Office    Referred for Introduction
Confirm (12/7/21)
Note: This item includes the following - 
MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
TEAL M. STANIFORTH (2nd A.D) - reappoint to a three-year term to the position of Member. First appointed 10-3-2017.
TERM EXPIRES: 10-1-2024
 
REPORTS OF OFFICERS
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
 
Agenda Item 14
Approving plans and specifications and authorizing the Board of Public Works to advertise and receive bids for 1622 Fordem Avenue Sanitary Sewer Replacement - 2022. (2nd AD)
Recent Legislative History
11/3/21 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 refers to a public sanitary sewer replacement that will impact some parking stalls in the apartment complex at this address. The project is expected to begin on April 1, 2022. More information is available here.
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 16
SECOND SUBSTITUTE Authorizing an Agreement to Support Low Cost Student Housing between the City and Core Campus Manager, LLC
Recent Legislative History
11/5/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: This item refers to Core Spaces redevelopment proposed for the State/Johnson/Gorham/Broom Streets area.
 
Agenda Item 17
SUBSTITUTE: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an emergency contract with Focus Counseling, Inc. for the provision of non-congregate hotel sheltering as part of the City's efforts to provide alternatives to unsheltered homelessness, using American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Recent Legislative History
11/5/21 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: MGO Section 41.06 is amended to clarify language related to public notices and specify that the Landmarks Commission can approve a Certificate of Appropriateness ("CoA") with condition. MGO 41.17(8) is added to create a period for applicants to comply with the conditions after project approval. This change addresses projects that reach the end of the year without completion. While CoAs expire after two years, commission approval does not. MGO 41.17(8) follows the Plan Commission model where applicants will have a year to meet the conditions and secure their CoA before the commission approval expires.
 
REPORT OF LANDMARKS COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 18
Amending Section 41.26(3) to change the First Settlement Period of Significance from 1850-1920 to 1850-1930.
Recent Legislative History
11/1/21 LANDMARKS COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
Agenda Item 19
Amending subsection (3) of Section 41.06 and subsection (5) of Section 41.17 and creating (8) of Section 41.17 to clarify the process for Landmarks Commission approval.
Recent Legislative History
11/1/21 LANDMARKS COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 23
Amending Subsection 8.14(2)(d)3. and creating Subsection 8.14(2)(k) of the Madison General Ordinances to Allow the Placement of Storage Lockers in City Parking Facilities, and Amending other provisions of Section 8.14 to correct existing errors and oversights.
Recent Legislative History
10/27/21 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amendment will allow a process for the placement and use of privately operated storage lockers in City parking facilities. Under existing ordinances (MGO Sec. 28.151), these storage lockers, operated by a religious institution or non-profit organization, are subject to various regulations and must be covered by an agreement between the operator and the property owner. In addition to giving the Parking Division Manager greater flexibility to enter into agreements to allow these sort of uses in the City's parking facilities, by amending Subsection (2)(d)3. and creating Subsection (2)(k) this ordinance amendment would update the City's current parking facility regulations to ensure that a user of such a facility is not deemed a trespasser. This ordinance also makes other minor changes to the ordinance, including making it clear that a person using a City-provided restroom facility or using the parking facility under a temporary land use permit is not deemed a trespasser, updating some erroneous cross references and correcting several titling errors.
 
Agenda Item 25
Supporting Madison Metro's FY 2021 Route Planning Restoration Program Grant Application to Federal Transit Administration for planning work and software to do a phased route implementation scenario in response to the COVID pandemic.
Recent Legislative History
10/27/21 TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 31
Confirming the reappointment of Angela Trudell Vasquez to the position of Poet Laureate
Legislative History
11/3/21 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development    Referred for Introduction
Madison Arts Commission (12/2/21); Common Council (12/7/21)
 
Agenda Item 35
Establishing a Youth Poet Laureate Program for the City of Madison and authorizing a noncompetitive contract with Urban Word NYC, Inc to become a member of the National Youth Poet Laureate program, and for annual subscription services.
Legislative History
11/8/21 Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development    Referred for Introduction
Madison Arts Commission (12/2/21), Common Council (12/7/21)
 
Agenda Item 41
Adopting the Teamsters Union Local 695 Labor Agreement
Legislative History 11/10/21
Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (11/22/21), Common Council (12/7/21).
BY TITLE ONLY: Authorizing the acceptance, from the U.S. Treasury, of a direct obligation to the City of Madison of Emergency Rental Assistance Funds, in the amount of $35 million, made available under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (HR 133); amending the City's 2022 Adopted Operating Budget to reflect $10 million of that total which represents new funds not previously offered to and accepted by the City; and authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to sign any amendments to contracts with Benevate Inc, Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin and the Tenant Resource Center necessary to utilize these funds.
Legislative History
11/10/21 Community Development Division    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (11/22/21); Common Council (12/7/21)
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS & INTRODUCTION OF ITEMS FROM THE FLOOR
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Urban Design Commission: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
 
PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS
 
The Urban Design Commission uses a consent agenda, which means that the Commission can consider any item at 4:30 p.m. where there are no registrants wishing to speak in opposition regardless of its placement on the agenda.

Agenda Item 2
1050 E. Washington Avenue - Comprehensive Design Review in UDD No. 8. 2nd Ald. Dist.
Owner: Stone House Development
Applicant: Allie Novitske, Sign Art Studio
Final Approval is Requested
Note: This item is the signage package that is proposed for the Madison Youth Arts Center (MYArts) at 1055 E. Mifflin.
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Economic Development Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
 
DISCUSSION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 4
Equitable Economic Response and Recovery Staff
update regarding economic development programs.
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Transportation Commission: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 3
Quarterly Traffic Safety Report
20 mins 
 
Agenda Item 5
Quarterly Updates from Metro, Traffic Engineering and Parking
45 mins
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Public Safety Review Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
 
FIRE REPORT
 
Agenda Item 3
CARES Update - Assistant Fire Chief Stedman 
 
Agenda Item 5
Report from the Madison Police Department including information on recent gun violence
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 9
Madison Metropolitan School District Safety and Officer Response
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 10
Reindahl Park and Homeless Issues- Discussion 
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Community Services Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 2
Crisis Intervention and Prevention RFP Applicant Presentations 
 
ACTION ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion and Final Recommendations for the Crisis Intervention and Prevention RFP
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