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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 Oct. 10 Meetings of Interest for District 2

October 8, 2022 5:06 PM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

City meetings are mostly virtual with details listed in City Meetings of Interest below. Common Council meetings are hybrid so the public can attend in person or via Zoom.
 
Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Campus Area Neighborhood Assoc.
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There are three sections to this week's update:
  1. District 2 Updates
  2. COVID-19 Resources & Information 
  3. City Meetings of Interest to District 2
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1. DISTRICT 2 UPDATES
 
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  • In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting) begins at Madison Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 6 in multiple locations. Voter registration is also available during this time (excluding Nov. 5 and 6) and voters can return absentee ballots, as well. Check online for available dates and times here.

  • Accessibility to the Ballot - The City of Madison works to make elections accessible to all eligible voters.

  • City of Madison Transforms Absentee Ballot Boxes - In the face of the erosion of such fundamental democratic pillars such as truth, voting rights and the rule of law, this week the City of Madison will shroud the drop boxes in the artwork of internationally known artist Jenny Holzer, who lifts the voice of many in hopeful messages about enduring democracy.

  • Acceptable Photo ID to Vote - As you prepare for the General Election on November 8, the City of Madison Clerk's Office wants to remind you what types of photo ID you can use for voting in Wisconsin.
  • Six Resumes Received for District 17 Common Council Vacancy - Council Executive Committee Will Meet on Oct. 20th to Recommend Interim Alder

  • Save the Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26, Downtown Madison Family Halloween

  • Community Talk Back Series: Join the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness at noon on Oct. 11 for their Community Powered Policy Session to share your thoughts on the most pressing issues affecting Black women, children, and families. All community members are invited to attend the various sessions. Register here for the upcoming session or future sessions.

  • Next Free HUD-Approved Homebuyer Education Class (in person) - Saturday, Oct. 22. The City of Madison, in partnership with the Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County and Consumer Credit Counseling Service, share these Homebuyer Education classes occurring monthly through the rest of 2022. Register here.

  • The schedule for the 20th Anniversary Fall Celebration of the Wisconsin Book Festival has been released! Visit wisconsinbookfestival.org to see the full lineup for the celebration taking place October 13-16.

  • Heads Up: The UW-Madison Homecoming Parade and Fireworks Show are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21. The parade will line up on Langdon, head down Langdon to Wisconsin Avenue and from Wisconsin to Gilman, Gilman to State and will end at State and Lake St. The Parade begins at 6pm and will last 1 hour. Fireworks will be after dusk.

 

Dane County Fire Truck Parade 2022

Mission Boxes Ordinance to be Considered by Common Council

At Tuesday's Common Council meeting, alders will be considering a new ordinance to create "Mission Boxes" as a permitted use in various zoning districts. I am a cosponsor of this change along with Alder Grant Foster. 

Mission boxes include Little Free Libraries, Little Free Museums, Little Free Pantries, etc. Currently, Little Free Libraries and related installations are technically not allowed in our zoning code. Zoning and Building Inspection consider them to be "beneath their notice", so they have not been taking enforcement action against them. While Little Free Libraries have been a local and nationwide success for many years, during the COVID pandemic, mission boxes proliferated and became important methods of providing mutual aid and related community resources. This new ordinance will officially allow Mission Boxes of many types to exist. See Common Council Agenda Item #14 below in "City Meetings of Interest" for more on this item.

 

St. John's Redevelopment

St. John's Redevelopment Proposal at Landmarks Commission and CDBG Committee This Week

On Monday, the Landmarks Commission will consider the demolition application related to the redevelopment of the site of St. John's Lutheran Church at 322 E. Washington Avenue (see the Landmarks Commission meeting agenda below in "City Meetings of Interest"). St. John's and their development partners, Urban Land Interests (ULI) and Potter Lawson, propose to demolish their current church (built in 1905-1906) with additions/modifications that were completed in 1925 and 1962-1963. The original church was designed by notable Madison architectural firm Claude and Starck in the Gothic Revival style, but only a small portion of the original design remains visible on N Hancock St. As with all demolition applications, the Commissioners' findings are advisory to the Plan Commission, who are expected to make the official determination considering the demolition application in late November. The staff report on the proposed demolition can be found here.

On Thursday, the Community Development Block Grant Committee will receive presentations from the five 2022 applicants for the city's Affordable Housing Fund (see meeting agenda below in "City Meetings of Interest"). Included will be a presentation by the St. John's development team who propose, in addition to demolishing the current building, constructing worship and social service/community spaces on the first floor of a new building with 9 stories of mostly affordable and workforce apartments above, and underground parking below.

St. John's CDBG application indicates that they are seeking $3.5M from the Affordable Housing Fund (of approximately $8M total available) and will also be seeking Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) tax credits to help finance the project. The application states that "Floors 2 through 10 will contain a total of 130 rental apartments, with a mix of studio/junior 1 bedroom, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units. Of the 130 units, 108 or 83% will be set aside for those earning 60% or less of the County Median Income as follows: 22 units will be set aside for those earning 30% of CMI; 58 units for those earning 50% of CMI; and 28 units at 60% of CMI. As a matter of mission, St. John's will commit to a 40 year affordability period of the 130 housing units."

At Thursday's CDBG Committee meeting, no votes will be taken concerning the Affordable Housing Fund applications; the committee will receive presentations and ask questions. The proposal is expected to be at the Urban Design Commission and Plan Commission for approvals in November. The CDBG Committee, the Finance Committee, and Common Council will also need to approve any Affordable Housing Fund award.

A neighborhood steering committee from the James Madison Park District of Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc., has been meeting with the development team to evaluate the proposal and give input. If you'd like to participate or give input, please email me at district2@cityofmadison.com

 
N Butler St Existing
Existing N. Butler Street Structures
 
 
N Butler St Proposal
Proposed N. Butler Street Building
 

N. Butler Street Redevelopment Proposal to Plan Commission on Oct. 24

This proposal by developers Reese Fisher and Blake Fisher is expected to be at Plan Commission on Oct. 24. The developers seek to demolish three existing apartment houses and combine those lots with another lot that is vacant in order to construct a new four-story building with 32 market rate apartments comprised of studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units. The developers have applied for a Demolition Permit and a Conditional Use Permit, as well as approval of Certified Survey Map. The Downtown Residential-1 Zoning District in which this site is located allows a maximum building width of 60 feet, while the proposed width of the new building is 104'10", hence the developers are also asking for a rezoning to Downtown Residential-2 that does not limit building width.

In August the Landmarks Commission voted to approve recommendations to Plan Commission concerning the proposed demolitions of the three multi flats at 117, 123, and 125 N. Butler Street to make way for the proposed redevelopment. Landmarks commissioners recommended that the buildings at 117 and 123 N. Butler Street have historic value related to the vernacular context of Madison's built environment, but the buildings themselves are not historically, architecturally, or culturally significant. They also recommended that the building at 125 N. Butler Street has no known historic value. The Landmarks Commission is advisory to the Plan Commission for demolition proposals, so Plan Commission expected to make the official determination concerning the demolition applications at their Oct. 24 meeting.

The James Madison Park District of CNI has met once with the development team to discuss the proposal. I anticipate that the neighborhood will be sending their feedback/input to the Plan Commission in the near future.

Project plans and the development team's land use application can be found here. If you have any questions or input, please contact me at district2@cityofmadison.com.

 

Budget

Virtual Community Sessions on the 2023 Budget

The city's budget for 2023 will be debated and adopted by the Common Council in November. In addition to public comment opportunities at Finance Committee and Council meetings over the next six weeks, there will be two virtual community sessions on the budget. City Finance staff will provide background information on the city's capital and operating budget process, including highlights of the 2023 executive budget. This is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about our city's budget. Electronic copies of budget information can be found at www.cityofmadison.com/finance/budget/2023. Virtual community sessions on the 2023 budget will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, and Monday, Oct. 24. Both meetings will start at 5:30 PM and end at 7:00 PM. 

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COVID Update

2. COVID-19 RESOURCES & INFORMATION

From Public Health Madison & Dane County:

 

Dane CORE - for rental and utility assistance. The Dane CORE 2.0 application portal is open for persons interested in submitting new applications and additional funding requests (AFR's). Applications received prior to Sept. 15 will continue to be processed without interruption and eligible claims will be paid. Anyone wishing to review the status of an application that has already been submitted to see if there are any open tasks and that all information is up to date should log into Neighborly.

Free COVID Tests at Home - It's still possible to get free at-home COVID tests mailed to you.

Visit the City's Coronavirus Website for Madison's COVID updates, responses and resources.

Dane County Food Pantry Network from Community Action Coalition.

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.

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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 an 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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Landmarks Commission: Details
5:00pm, Monday, Oct. 10, 2022
 
ADVISORY RECOMMENDATION
 
Agenda Item 2
415 N Lake St - Development Adjacent to a Designated Madison Landmark (Luther Memorial Chapel - 626 University Ave); 2nd Ald. Dist.
Note: This proposed redevelopment of the State Street-Campus Garage is required to an advisory recommendation from the Landmarks Commission due to it being adjacent to the Luther Memorial Chapel, a designated city landmark.
From the Staff Report:
Staff recommends that the Landmarks Commission provide their advisory recommendation to the Plan Commission and Urban Design Commission that the proposed new structure is not so large or visually intrusive as to adversely affect the historic character or integrity of the adjacent landmark at 626 University Avenue.
 
REGULAR BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 7
Buildings Proposed for Demolition - 2022
-322 E Washington Avenue
-629 Spruce Street
 
Note: The proposed demolition of 322 E Washington Avenue is part of the redevelopment proposal for St. John's Lutheran Church.
From the Staff Report:
Staff Findings: The preservation file indicates that St. John's Lutheran Church was designed by notable Madison architectural firm Claude and Starck in the Gothic Revival style, and was constructed by Fritz Construction and Lumber Company in 1905-06. In 1925 Balch & Lippert completed an addition on the south-west of the building to host the Sunday school. In 1962-63, the Vogel Brothers completed a significant remodel of the structure and only a small portion of the original design remains visible on N Hancock Street. The site file with the Wisconsin Historical Society contains similar information.
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Common Council: Details
6:30pm, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022
 
HONORING RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 1
Proclaiming October 2022 to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month
 
Agenda Item 2
Proclaiming October 15, 2022, as "White Cane Safety Day" in the City of Madison.
 
Agenda Item 3
Proclaiming October 2022 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; October 13, 2022, as Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day; and October 21, 2022, as National Mammography Day.
 
Agenda Item 4
Affirming and Celebrating Monday, October 10, 2022, as Indigenous Peoples' Day
 
PRESENTATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
 
Agenda Item 5
Consent Agenda Document (10/11/22)
Legislative History
9/28/22 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
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 alderperson(s) have separated out for discussion/debate purposes.
 
PUBLIC COMMENT
 
Public comments will not be taken on items which are listed on the consent agenda for referral and the Council adopts the referral as part of the consent agenda OR when the Council has heard public comments on an item at a previous meeting and the item is on this agenda for discussion and action only. The Council may allow public comments in either instance by a majority vote.
 
RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 7
Amending MGO Sec. 28.183(5)(a)6. to allow that the Plan Commission Secretary or District Alder may advise applicants to present at the Urban Design Commission prior to Plan Commission for a conditional use application.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck
Recent Legislative History
10/3/22 PLAN COMMISSION.   RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Solheim, the Plan Commission recommended that the Common Council adopt the zoning text amendment. The motion passed by voice vote/other.
From the Staff Memo:
– This amendment adds some efficiency to the conditional use process when Urban Design Commission (UDC) input could be helpful to the Plan Commission. The ordinance currently allows for the Plan Commission to refer a conditional use request to the UDC for an advisory recommendation on design. This change would allow the District Alder and Plan Commission Secretary to anticipate the need for a UDC advisory recommendation to the Plan Commission, and advise a conditional use applicant to present at UDC before the Plan Commission public hearing. This code change may provide some time savings for applicants.
 
Agenda Item 9
Amending Table 28L-2 in MGO Sec. 28.181 and amending MGO Sec. 28.206 to Increase Fees.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck
Recent Legislative History
10/3/22 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Solheim, the Plan Commission recommended that the Common Council adopt the zoning text amendment. The motion passed by voice vote/other.
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance makes updates related to zoning variances including increased fees associated with variance applications, zoning certificates, and zoning letters. Fee changes are estimated to increase revenues by $17,000. These fees represent a General Fund revenue source.
 
PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
REPORT OF PLAN COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 13
Amending sections of Chapter 28 to allow dwelling units in mixed-use buildings in certain residential districts.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck And Erik Paulson
Recent Legislative History
10/3/22 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Solheim, the Plan Commission recommended that the Common Council adopt the zoning text amendment. The motion passed by voice vote/other.
From the Staff Memo:
– This amendment makes dwelling units in mixed-use buildings allowable within the SR-V1, SR-V2, TRV1, TR-V2, TR-U1, TR-U2, TR-P, DR1, and DR2 zoning districts. This change will allow non-residential uses that are already allowed within these districts (daycare centers, places of worship, schools, etc.) to be combined within the same building as dwelling units, where that number of dwelling units is already allowed. At this time, no changes to the permitted or conditional use status for non-residential uses is proposed, meaning that if a non-residential use is a permitted use in the zoning district today, it would remain a permitted use as part of a mixed-use building. If it requires conditional use review today, it would still require conditional use review if it were part of a mixed-use building. Uses not allowed in the underlying zoning districts would not be allowed within mixed-use buildings.
 
Agenda Item 14
Amending several sections of Chapter 28 of the Madison General Ordinances to create "Mission Boxes" as a permitted use in various districts.
Sponsors: Patrick W. Heck And Grant Foster
Recent Legislative History
10/3/22 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - PUBLIC HEARING
On a motion by Cantrell, seconded by Solheim, the Plan Commission recommended that the Common Council adopt the zoning text amendment. The motion passed by voice vote/other.10/3/22 PLAN COMMISSION    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARING
From the Staff Memo:
This amendment adds "mission boxes" as a new permitted use in all residential, mixed-use and commercial, downtown and urban, and employment zoning districts. Mission Boxes are structures that are used to provide free items to the public, including, but not limited to, books, food, clothing, and home goods. Mission boxes will be permitted setback encroachments in the front, side and rear yard setbacks. Supplemental regulations for mission boxes include limitations on size and structural limitations such as restrictions against impeding the right-of-way. 
Note: Mission boxes include Little Free Libraries, Little Free Museums, Little Free Pantries, etc. Currently, Little Free Libraries and related installations are technically not allowed in our zoning code. Zoning and Building Inspection consider them to be "beneath notice", so they have not been taking enforcement action against them. During the pandemic and otherwise, mission boxes proliferated and became important methods of providing mutual aid and related uses, so this ordinance will officially allow them to exist.
 
END OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 19
Confirming the Madison Common Council meeting formats through December 6, 2022:
10/25/22 - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
11/1/22 - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
11/15/22 (Budget) - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
11/16/22 (Budget, if needed) - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
11/17/21 (Budget, if needed) - Hybrid (Virtual & MMB 215)
11/22/22 - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
12/6/22 - Hybrid (Virtual & CCB 201)
Legislative History
9/28/22 Council Office    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ACCEPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORTS OF OFFICERS
 
REPORT OF ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
 
Agenda Item 21
21+ Entertainment License
Eno Vino Downtown Madison LLC • dba Eno Vino Downtown Madison
Capacity: 92
1 N Webster St • Agent: Sara Granados
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 48% alcohol, 52% food
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 406
Recent Legislative History
9/21/22 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - REPORT OF OFFICER
Note: The applicant seeks the ability to have a "disc jockey, keyboards, guitarists" in their first floor lobby bar area. A security guard will be in the lounge area whenever there are performances. I do not anticipate any negative impacts on the surrounding neighborhood if this application is granted.
 
Agenda Item 23
Change of Agent
HJ Liquors LLC • dba University Avenue Liquor • 525 University Ave
New Agent: Bo Zander
Class A Beer, Class A Liquor
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck)
Legislative History
9/21/22 ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO GRANT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
 
Agenda Item 41
SECOND SUBSTITUTE - Creating Section 23.65 of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit commercial breeding and selling of cats or dogs for the purpose of experimentation, and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to update and revise bail deposits for violations thereof, and amending Section 1.08(4) to provide Director of Public Health Madison Dane County enforcement authority to issue citations for violations thereof.
Recent Legislative History
8/2/22 COMMON COUNCIL    Re-refer to the BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY AGENDA
NOTE: the recommended action is to place on file without prejudice at the request of the sponsor.
 
Agenda Item 42
Amending the 2022 Operating Budget to Increase Staff for Public Health Madison and Dane County to Expand Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Recent Legislative History
9/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Recommendation for Approval to the BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
 
REPORT OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION
 
Agenda Item 55
Amending 39.03(2), 39.03(4)(a), (c), (d), (g), (h), (i), (j) and (k) and creating 39.03 (p) to add protections for building code complainants.
Recent Legislative History
9/17/22 LANDLORD AND TENANT ISSUES COMMITTEE    Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s) to the EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION
AGENDA NOTE: the recommended action is to re-refer to the Equal Opportunities Commission (10/13/22), Common Council (10/25/22).
 
REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
CONFIRMATION HEARING
 
Agenda Item 56
Submitting the appointment of Gregory P. Mickells for confirmation of a five-year term as the Library Director.
Recent Legislative History
9/12/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
AGENDA NOTE: the Madison Public Library Board will take this item up on 10/6/22 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
Agenda Item 61
Extending the provision of on-site supportive services to users of the City's urban campground at 3202 Dairy Drive by Madison Area Care for the Homeless (MACH) Onehealth, Inc., and authorizing the City of Madison to execute a contract with MACH Onehealth, Inc., to perform those services, drawing on up to $260,000 of available Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to help finance them. 
Recent Legislative History
9/20/22 COMMON COUNCIL    Refer to the COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
AGENDA NOTE: the Community Block Development Grant Committee will take this item up on 10/6/22 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
Agenda Item 62
Approving the selection of Porchlight, Inc. as the operator of a new facility, to be constructed by the City, to provide emergency shelter and supportive services primarily to male-identifying persons in Madison and Dane County that experience homelessness, and to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into any agreements and contracts with Porchlight, Inc. necessary to fulfill that purpose.
Recent Legislative History
9/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER AGENDA
NOTE: the Community Block Development Grant Committee will take this item up on 10/6/22 and a recommendation will be made from the floor.
 
Agenda Item 64
Adopting and confirming the Labor Agreement between the City of Madison and the Madison Professional Police Officer Association (MPPOA) for the period January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2025.
Recent Legislative History
9/28/22 FINANCE COMMITTEE    RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER
 
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE
 
ORDINANCES
 
Agenda Item 104
Amending Sections 10.09(1) and (2) of the Madison General Ordinances to Address Changes to the Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Special Assessment Procedures.
Legislative History
10/4/22 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (10/17/22); Board of Public Works (10/12/22); Common Council (10/25/22)
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This amendment is being done contemporaneously with an amendment to the City's street improvement special assessment policy (File No. 74024). Under the updated street improvement special assessment policy, sidewalks and curbs will be assessable, but subject to a grant program that will pay for those costs. The City's current sidewalk repair program will be altered as well as part of these changes. To accommodate these changes in the City's assessment policy, it is necessary to remove this express assessment language in Sec. 10.09(1) and (2) since the formulas included in the ordinance would limit the City's options moving forward.
 
Agenda Item 109
Amending Section 3.01(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to Update Alder Terms.
Legislative History
10/5/22 Attorney's Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council Executive Committee (10/27/22); Common Council (11/1/22)
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance modifies Alder election terms to stagger start and end dates for each district Alder and change length to three-year terms.
Note: As proposed, this ordinance modification would take effect if passed by a citywide referendum as part of the 2023 Spring Election, although it would not be implemented until the Spring 2025 Common Council elections.
 
RESOLUTIONS
 
Agenda Item 110
BY TITLE ONLY Appointments to the Police Civilian Oversight Board
Legislative History
10/4/22 Council Office    Referred for Introduction
Common Council (10/25/22)
 
Agenda Item 112
BY TITLE ONLY - Appointing XXXXX as Alderperson for District 17 to serve until the Spring 2023 election
Legislative History
9/29/22 Council Office    Referred for Introduction Common
Council Executive Committee (10/20/22), Common Council (10/25/22)
 
Agenda Item 114
Approving and Adopting an Updated Policy for Assessing Street Improvements. (Citywide)
Legislative History
10/5/22 Engineering Division    Referred for Introduction
Board of Public Works (10/12/22), Finance Committee (10/17/22), Transportation Policy and Planning Board (10/24/22), Common Council (10/25/22)
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution approves an updated Street Assessment Policy. The current policy uses a defined percentage of the actual construction cost of a project to uniformly determine the special assessment to benefiting parcels. The updated policy creates an assessment rate that weights multiple factors to determine the unit cost. The policy goals for the updated method are described in the body. Adoption of the resolution does not require an appropriation at this time. Any future projects will require separate capital budget authorization. There is a companion file for an ordinance change related to this policy (Legistar File 74079).
 
Agenda Item 121
Adopting and Approving the Independent Police Monitor contract for confirmation of a five-year term.
Legislative History
10/5/22 Human Resources Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (10/17/22), Police Civilian Oversight Board (10/27/22), Common Council (11/1/22)
 
Agenda Item 122
Submitting the appointment of James Wolfe for confirmation of a five-year term as the City Engineer.
Legislative History
10/5/22 Human Resources Department    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (10/17/22), Common Council (10/25/22)
 
Agenda Item 127
Approving the 2023 Operating Plan for Madison's Central Business Improvement District. (2nd, 4th, and 8th A.D.)
Legislative History
10/6/22 Economic Development Division   Referred for Introduction
Downtown Coordinating Committee (10/20/22), Common Council (10/25/22)
 
OPERATING BUDGET
 
Agenda Item 137
2023 Executive Operating Budget
Legislative History
9/19/22 Clerk's Office    Referred for Introduction
Finance Committee (Public Hearings 10/17/22, 10/31/22, additional briefing with no public comment 10/18/22), Common Council (Public Hearings 10/25/22, 11/1/22, 11/15/22) .
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Board of Public Works: Details
4:30pm, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
 
AGENDA ITEMS
 
Agenda Item 4
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 Board Members have separated out for discussion/debate purposes.
Those numbers with an asterisk are consent agenda items.
 
ITEMS REFERRED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL
 
Agenda Item 7*
Amending Section 10.28(1) of the Madison General Ordinances to Limit the Use of Salt and Melting Agents on Sidewalks.
Lead agency is Board of Public Works with additional referral to Sustainable Madison Committee (9/29).
Sustainable Madison Committee returned to lead with recommendation to approve.
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance amends the existing snow and ice removal ordinance by limiting the use of salt or other melting agents to that amount necessary to treat the ice so that it can be removed. Under the amendment, excess salt and chemical melting agents may not accumulate on the sidewalk and must be removed following ice or snow melt. Excess use of salt and chemical melting agents not only creates its own hazard or impediment on the sidewalk, particularly for disabled persons, but the excess chemicals will eventually migrate into the City's storm and surface waters, contributing to the salinization of the City's lakes and groundwater, which itself presents a current and future public health concern. The purpose of this ordinance is to give the City the ability to limit the overuse of salt and chemical melting agents, and enforcement will be couple with an educational component designed to instruct the public on how to responsibly use such melting agents.
 
Agenda Item 10
Approving and Adopting an Updated Policy for Assessing Street Improvements. (Citywide)
Lead agency is Board of Public Works (10/12) with additional referral to Finance Committee (10/17) and Transportation Policy and Planning Board (10/24).
This item is taken out of order due to time constraints.
REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
Note: See Common Council Agenda Item #114 above.
 
Agenda Item 12
Amending Sections 10.09(1) and (2) of the Madison General Ordinances to Address Changes to the Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Special Assessment Procedures.
Lead agency is Finance Committee (10/17) with additional referral to Board of Public Works (10/12)
REPORT BY CITY ENGINEERING
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
Note: See Common Council Agenda Item #104 above.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 
Agenda Item 29*
Authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute Amendment No. 3 to the existing Purchase of Services contract between the City of Madison and Tetra Tech, Inc. for engineering services for the East Isthmus and Yahara River Watershed Study. (2nd, 4th, 6th, 12th and 15th AD)
RECOMMEND TO ADOPT
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Public Safety Review Committee: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
 
REPORTS
 
POLICE REPORTS
 
Agenda Item 2
For Information Only - Chief Barnes Quarterly Report 
 
Agenda Item 3
Report from the Madison Police Department including information on recent gun violence and an update on strategic planning 
 
FIRE REPORTS
 
Agenda Item 4
Report from the Madison Fire Department/CAREs unit update
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 5
Approving the provision of up to $62,000 from the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) grant Isthmus Safety Initiative (ISI) to support the development and execution of a Isthmus Safety Initiative (ISI) program in Madison's Downtown and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into agreements with the selected agency to implement the designated project.
 
Agenda Item 6
Review Madison Police Department Records Inspection and Release SOP 
 
Agenda Item 7
Data Dashboard - Madison Police Chief Barnes
 
COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
Agenda Item 10
Report from Budget Subcommittee and Recommendations to Common Council 
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Transportation Commission: Details
5:00pm, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
 
ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED
 
Agenda Item 2
A Resolution authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into a multiyear, competitively selected service contract with A2Z Design LLC for On-Call Marketing Services to educate the public in regards to the Metro Transit Network Redesign and BRT Project.
10 mins
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion and Planning for the Public Hearing Regarding the Metro Network Redesign
- Outline of Community Outreach and Public Engagement Plan
- Outline of Language Access Plan
30 mins
 
Agenda Item 4
Request to hold the Public Hearing for the Adoption of the Metro Network Redesign and Acceptance of the Related Title VI Report on November 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing will only include a staff presentation and public testimony. There will be no discussion, deliberation or vote by the Transportation Commission on this item at the public hearing on November 9th. This item will be adjourned to the next Transportation Commission meeting for discussion, deliberation and vote.
- Title VI Report
- Route Names, Spans, and Headways/Frequency
- Bus Stop Locations and Changes
30 mins
 
Agenda Item 5
Quarterly Traffic Safety Report and Safety Data Update
30 mins
 
Agenda Item 6
Update on Safe Streets and Roads for All Federal Grant Application: Forward to Vision Zero - Madison: Building Safe Streets for All Through Data, Smart Street Design, Equity, and Engagement
20 mins
 
Agenda Item 7
Test on Removal of the Outer Loop Peak-Hour Traffic Lane and Parking Restriction
10 mins
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Education Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
Agenda Item 2
Continued discussion of Driver's Education
- Program Expansion via School Board Member Nichols' MMSD Budget Amendment - Short Term - Universal Access of Driver's Education in Schools
- Medium Term
 
Agenda Item 3
Discussion and potential action on budget recommendations from the Education Committee
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Board of Park Commissioners: Details
6:30pm, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022
 
Agenda Item 9 NEW BUSINESS
 
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 Board Members have separated out for discussion/debate purposes.
Those numbers with an asterisk are consent agenda items
 
Note: Agenda Items 10 through 18 are on the consent agenda and will set all park user fees for next year.
 
Agenda Item 3
Informational Update on Dogs in Parks Designation Process
INFORMATIONAL
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Community Development Block Grant Committee: Details
5:30pm, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2022
 
PRESENTATIONS
 
Agenda Item 3
Presentations from Applicants in the 2022 Affordable Housing Fund-Tax Credits RFP Process
5:40pm-6:05pm -- Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp.
6:10pm-6:35pm -- Gorman & Company
6:40pm-7:05pm -- Movin' Out & Housing Initiatives
7:10pm-7:35pm -- Northpointe Development & Dreamlane Real Estate Group
7:40pm-8:05pm -- St. John's Lutheran Church/Urban Land Interests
WITHDRAWN -- MSP Real Estate, Inc.
Note: The St. John's Lutheran Church/Urban Land Interests item is related to the redevelopment of the St. John's Lutheran Church location in District 2 at 322 E. Washington Ave.
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