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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 Jan. 13 Meetings of Interest for District 2

January 10, 2020 9:39 PM

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest

Holiday Tree in Truck

How to Have Your Holiday Tree Collected

The Streets Division provides two rounds of curbside collection for Christmas trees. The first round began on January 2, 2020 with the second and final round beginning on January 21. Wreaths, evergreen rope, garlands, and boughs will not be collected alongside Christmas trees. Read more.

Tenney in Winter

Is the Tenney Park Ice Rink Open?

Parks staff are routinely checking ice depths at all 13 ice skating locations. See this website for the latest on the status of all ice rinks.

Co-op Conversion Proposed for N. Franklin Street Home

Madison Community Cooperative has submitted a Conditional Use application to the city for the conversation of a 3-flat house at 19 N. Hancock Street into a housing cooperative. A Conditional Use Permit is required partially because they plan to increase the number of bedrooms from the current 9 to 11. They also propose building renovations, including a ramp in the front for accessibility purposes, 2 small dormers added to the side roofs, 2 parking stalls in the rear, and bike parking.

Property owners and residents living within 200' of the site will receive postcard notification of the public hearing that is scheduled to occur at the Jan. 27 Plan Commission meeting when the Conditional Use Application will be considered. Meeting details will be listed in my alder updates prior to that week, but if you have input on the proposed conversion, feel free to contact me and/or provide public or written testimony at the Plan Commission meeting.

Redevelopment Proposed for 400 Block of E. Washington

LZ Ventures is proposing to demolish the Klinke Cleaners building, a house, an apartment building, and a single-story commercial building, all between 402 and 414 E. Washington, as well as three houses at 9 N. Hancock, 8 N. Franklin, and 12 Franklin. The developer proposes a 10-story market rate apartment building on E. Washington dropping to 8 stories in the rear with several levels of parking underneath. A commercial space is planned on E. Washington on the first floor.
District 6 Alder Marsha Rummel and I are hosting a Jan. 30 neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposal. Please email me if you have input and/or are willing to join a neighborhood steering committee that will form after the neighborhood meeting.

     St. John's Lutheran Church
     322 E. Washington Ave.
     Thursday, Jan. 30,  6-7:30pm

Streets Department

2020-2021 Refuse, Recycling, and Large Item Schedule Calendars Available

The 2020-2021 collection schedule calendars are available at this website. The collection schedule calendar shows what day refuse, recycling, and large items will be collected by Streets Division crews. 

To get the calendar enter your address as directed. This will open a new tab in your web browser where you will see the 2020 and 2021 collection calendars. Residents who prefer paper copies of the calendar mailed to them can contact the Streets Division office to receive their collection schedule calendar. If you live west of S. Park St., you should call 608-266-4681. If you live east of S. Park St., you should call 608-246-4532. Additional information can be found on the Streets Division's website.

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Clerk's Office Encourages Voters to Verify their Registration Status

At this time, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has not issued any directives regarding voters listed on the 2019 ERIC movers mailing list and have not updated their registration status. The Madison City Clerk's Office strongly encourages voters to verify their registration status. Instructions for verifying your status and more information are here.


City Meetings of Interest to District 2

Below are some pertinent agenda items from various city committees that are meeting this week.

The city meeting agenda items are open for testimony from the public should you be interested in weighing in. I also appreciate hearing from you on any items on which you have a particular interest or concern so please send me an email or give me a call.

Also, committees and commissions have an opportunity at the beginning of each agenda for Public Comment on items not on the agenda. If you have something you want to share with a committee or commission, you can use the Public Comment time to do so


Finance Committee: Agenda
4:30pm, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Rm 215 Madison Municipal Building

Agenda Item 2
Recreating 24 0.3 FTE Transit Operator positions into 7 1.0 FTE Transit Operator positions in order to more effectively provide service with less overtime.
Agenda Item 3
Submitting the appointment of Matthew B. Mikolajewski for confirmation of a five-year term as the Economic Development Division Director.
Agenda Item 6
Authorizing the provision of $50,000 to continue Kiva Madison by supporting the staffing and administrative costs for the Kiva Madison Lead Position, which is based at the Wisconsin Women's Businesses Initiative Corporation (WWBIC). Kiva Madison provides zero interest loans that help to make entrepreneurship more inclusive to women, people of color, immigrants, veterans, and lower income entrepreneurs and business owners.
Agenda Item 7
A Resolution to authorize the noncompetitive purchase of goods from Election Systems & Software, LLC ("ESS") as a sole source provider of Voting Equipment for the City of Madison Clerk.
Agenda Item 8
Authorizing the noncompetitive purchase of more than $25,000 in goods from SiteOne Landscape Supply Holding LLC as a sole source provider of chemicals and supplies to be used for EAB mitigation in 2020.
Agenda Item 19
Creating Section 12.177(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to conditionally repeal the Motor Vehicle Registration Fee if funding is provided by a Regional Transit Authority.
Note: Transportation Policy and Planning Board recommendation is to place on file
I agree with TPPB's recommendation. There is effectively no chance that an RTA will be formed until the state legislature's composition changes drastically. Even if an RTA was more possible, I don't believe that we can forecast the city's financial position accurately enough to justify hamstringing our ability to manage our revenue sources in the future.
Agenda Item 20
Public Market Financing Update


Agenda Item 21
When the Finance Committee considers the following matter, it may go into closed session pursuant to sec. 19.85(1)(e), Wis. Stats., which reads as follows: Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. If the Finance Committee 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
Truman Olson Project Update
Water Quality Technical Advisory Committee: Agenda
5:00pm, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Water Utility Conference Room B, 119 E Olin Avenue
Agenda Item 3
Ad Hoc Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee: Agenda
5:30pm, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building
Agenda Item 1
Discussion of Madison Alliance for Historic Preservation's "Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance"
Agenda Item 2
Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance
-Parking Lot Issues (as time allows) -Code Required Work
-Period of Significance
Street Use Staff Commission: Agenda
10:00am, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Rm 108 City-County Building


Item 1
Saturday, April 18, 2020 / 11am - 11pm
Street Closure: 400 Block of Gilman St.
Music / Festival
Discuss location, schedule, setup, activities
GMMHF / Shelley Kennedy


Item 4
Sunday, March 15, 2020 / 11:00am- 3:00pm
Capitol Square: 10 blocks of N. & S. Pinckney, Carroll, E. & W. Main, Mifflin 100 blocks of E. Washington, E. Mifflin, N. Hamilton, N. Pinckney, State St.
Annual parade.
Discuss route, schedule, set-up, and activities.
Scott Mueller / St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, Inc
Item 5
Sat, June 13, 2020 / 7:15am - 2:00pm
100 block of E. Washington Ave, 10 blocks of N. and S. Pinckney
Safety demonstration day (various displays)
Discuss location, site map, and schedule
City of Madison Fire Department / Bernadette Galvez
Integrated Pest Management Policy Review Task Force: Agenda
3:00pm, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Rm 202 Madison Municipal Building


Special Presentation - Impact of Pesticides on Pollinators, Claudio Gratton - UW-Madison

Public Input Planning Process

Review and Recommendations on City IPM Policy


Urban Design Commission: Agenda
4:30pm, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Rm 153 Madison Municipal Building


Agenda Item 2
Report of the Facade Grant Staff Team - 824 E. Johnson Street, Johnson Public House. 2nd Ald. Dist.
Agenda Item 5
201-213 N. Blount Street - PD, New 8-Unit Residential Apartment Building. 2nd Ald. Dist. *Change to vinyl siding rather than wood siding at 710-712 E. Dayton Street, Relocated Building*
Owner: RPG, LLC
Applicant: Michael Matty, RPG, LLC
Final Approval is Requested
*Recommend Referral to a future date pending receipt of materials from applicant*


Agenda Item 10
100 N. Hamilton Street - Addition to Madison Children's Museum to add New Workshops, Design Studio, Staff Offices, Storage & Assembly, Mechanical Spaces, a New Elevator, Climbing Structure and Outdoor Exhibits. 4th Ald. Dist.
Owner: Deborah Gilpin, Madison Children's Museum
Applicant: Lou Host-Jablonski, Design Coalition, Inc.
Informational Presentation
Alcohol License Review Committee: Agenda
5:30pm, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Rm 201 City-County Building

Public Hearing
Agenda item 33
Public Hearing - New License
Black Sheep Six LLC • dba Dark Horse
10 N Livingston St • Agent: Patrick DePula
Estimated Capacity (in/out): 120/40
Class B Combination Liquor & Beer • 20% alcohol, 79% food, 1% other
Aldermanic District 2 (Alder Heck) • Police Sector 407
Note: TLNA and I are recommending license conditions to ALRC that the liquor service stop at 1am, although the business expects to open until 9pm Sundays, 10pm Tuesday thru Thursday, and midnight on Friday and Saturday. On nights with large events at The Sylvee or Breese Stevens they want the ability to remain open and serving liquor until as late as 1am. Food will be available at all times and alcohol is expected to be 20% of sales. Also recommended is that the patio close no later than 10pm and no indoor or outdoor live music. Tha applicant has agreed to these conditions.

Discussion Items

Agenda item 35
Discussion regarding operator license equity analysis, including possibly creating subcommittee for operator license approvals between regular ALRC meetings.

Report of Madison Police Department

Agenda item 37
Report of Recent Calls for Service
Note: These reports list weekly calls to 911, alarms, and calls for service to police and EMS/fire at locations with liquor licenses (selling and/or serving)
Madison Area Transportation Planning Board (MATPB) – An MPO Citizen Advisory Committee: Agenda
6:00pm, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2020
MATPB Office Conference Room, 100 State St., Suite 400
Agenda Item 3
Staff Reports
   -MPO Board Approval of RTP and TIP Amendments for Beltline Shoulder Running Project
Agenda Item 4
Presentation and Discussion Related to Rebranding Project for MATPB and Rideshare Etc. Program


Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Board: Agenda
4:00pm, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2020
One John Nolen Drive, Hall of Fame Room


When the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Board acts on the following item it may go into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) which permits a closed session to consider employment, promotion or compensation of candidates for Monona Terrace Executive Director. The Board may reconvene in open session immediately following such closed session, pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(2).

Agenda Item 1
Discussion of Candidates for Monona Terrace Executive Director

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City Meetings of Interest
Liquor License
Neighborhood Information
Neighborhood Meeting
Redevelopment/Development Proposal Meeting


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