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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

Tag: Flooding

High Lake Levels - Residents in low lying areas should be preparing to protect their properties

As you are aware, the storm we experience on June 15th and June 16th was an extreme event which resulted in many areas of the city flooding. We received an additional 1-1.5 inches of rain overnight and this morning and we expect more rain today, Friday and Saturday of this week. The flooding … [read more]

Properly Cleaning Up After Floods: Flood waters pose health threats

Recent heavy rains have created flood conditions in number of areas of Dane County. Flood waters can carry with them many contaminants that can pose health risks, such as sewage, fertilizer, manure, gas, and pesticides. It is important to stay out of flood waters if possible and clean up … [read more]

Storm Damage Update

Alders received the following email communication from Mayor Soglin's Office: Madison city staff is continuing to triage traffic and flooding issues on the city’s Westside, but there are specific intersections and roadways that are still water covered and dangerous. Motorists are being … [read more]

Flood-related Refuse and Large Item Collection

Residents in flood-impacted areas throughout Madison are encouraged to notify the Streets Division when water damaged items have been placed to the curb for collection. Residents should also follow collection guidelines for large items and the collection carts outlined below to make pickup … [read more]

Sandbags are available at Tenney Park Beach Parking lot (and other places

If you feel your home is at risk for flooding due to rising water you can get sandbags at the Tenney Park Beach Parking lot (and other places): [read more]

Storm aftermath update - 8-23-18

We are continuing to deal with the aftermath of Monday’s unprecedented rainfall, both on the west and east sides of Madison. Because of the rising water in the Isthmus, we are preparing to reroute traffic to Williamson Street, if East Washington Avenue become impassable. The removal of parked … [read more]

Yahara River and Lake Flooding - as of 8-23-18 morning - from City Engineer

Dane County Lake management is forced to increase the amount of water coming out of Lake Mendota at the Tenney Dam and that is taking place now. In addition, they intend to open the locks channel to release more water this afternoon. At this point, Dane County staff is estimating that the … [read more]

Update from Parks Dept on James Madison and Tenney Parks as of about 1 pm 8-23-18

As the City continues to respond to the rising waters and flooding, which is anticipated to worsen over the next week, we wanted to share with you the plans thus far for the Parks Division. Our first concern is for the safety of people. We ask the community to avoid areas with standing water, … [read more]

Additional sandbag locations

The website showing sandbag locations has been recently updated with additional sites: [read more]

Flood Emergency Parking

Free overnight parking in City Garages: Free overnight “Flood Emergency Parking” will be in effect August 23rd through August 31st at City-owned parking garages during flood conditions. While Flood Emergency Parking is in effect, there is no fee to park in cashiered sections of City-owned … [read more]

Map of Potential Flood Impact Areas

Some people have requested a map of areas most at risk of flooding. You can find a map here: While the map does not provide detailed predictions, it gives information on streets most at risk. To keep up to date on … [read more]

Current Street Closures on the Isthmus Due to Flooding

The following streets are closed: E Johnson St—N Baldwin St to Fordem Ave E Main St—S Dickinson St to Yahara River E Mifflin St—N Blount St to N Paterson St N Livingston St—E Washington Ave to E Dayton St S Livingston St—E Washington Ave to Williamson St Marston Ave—E Johnson St … [read more]

Help Needed For Sandbag Operations in City of Madison

City staff, along with the National Guard and community volunteers, continue to work to meet the demands for sandbags. Please help us get the word out about the need for more volunteers! People who are available to help with sandbagging can fill out the form at: … [read more]

Most recent flood update- Monday, August 27

The following message is from the City Emergency Operations Committee: We received less than one inch of rain last night and waters on some area streets are receding. As a result: We have RE-OPENED the following streets this morning: • Inbound E Washington (from N. Brearly … [read more]

Flooding Status, August 27 after Mayor Soglin's 1:00 press conference

We ask that Madison residents continue to be prepared for rising water levels. The water level on Lake Monona is down one half inch. While levels have dropped and some roads have been opened staff are continuing to be monitor roads and water levels and closure decisions will be made as needed. We … [read more]

Flooding Status, August 27 after Mayor Soglin's 1:00 press conference

We ask that Madison residents continue to be prepared for rising water levels. The water level on Lake Monona is down one half inch. While levels have dropped and some roads have been opened staff are continuing to be monitor roads and water levels and closure decisions will be made as needed. We … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

City of Madison Flooding Update-Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Update from Mayor Soglin’s Press Conference Today While things seem calm, and we have dodged two potential rain events, residents and businesses on the isthmus should not get complacent. We know that just north of here between 5 and 10 … [read more]

Street Lane Closures as Rain Continues - Madison Flooding Update- Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

Madison Traffic Engineers continue to monitor rain levels and road conditions, changes are being made and lanes are being closed. Livingston Street has been closed between East Washington and Dayton Street. The road is also closed between East Washington south to the railroad tracks due to … [read more]

Parking Reminders Related to Flooding for the Week Ahead - 8-31-18

Free overnight parking in all City-owned parking garages continues through Friday, September 7. Late night pay resumes the evening of Saturday, September 8. While Flood Emergency Parking is in effect, there is no fee to park in cashiered sections of City-owned parking garages from 9:00 pm – 7:00 … [read more]

Flooding Updates - 9-1-18 11:00 am

The following is from Madison's Emergency Operations Center as of 11:00 am: Flooding concerns remain. As more rain rolls through Madison today, forecasts show even more rain to come. Lake levels remain high and the threat of flash flooding continue. Residents should keep sandbag barriers in … [read more]

Flooding Update, Sunday, 9/2 at 1pm

The risk for flash flooding remains high this afternoon and into the evening. Madison residents in areas at risk of flash flooding should be prepared. Sandbag barriers should remain in place and vehicles should not be parked in low-lying areas. Lake Levels Lake Monona is at a new historic … [read more]

Madison Flood-Related Update -- Wed., 9/5

Outlook & Sandbag Reminder: Following today’s rain, dry weather is forecasted through the weekend; however, DO NOT remove your sandbags. The flooding in Madison will continue for an extended period of time. We will continue to issue updates as needed, and those updates will also be posted … [read more]

Madison Flood Update on Sept 5 at 4 PM

Current Lane Closures: Here’s what you need to know for the evening commute on Wednesday, September 5: Vehicles: Inbound East Washington at Livingston: One lane closed due to flooding. Outbound East Washington at Blount: One lane closed due to flooding. First Street is open to two … [read more]

Emergency Lane Closure on Williamson Street tonight - Sept 5

Emergency Lane Closure – Williamson Street & S. Blount. (outbound) The City of Madison Engineering Division will be making an emergency repair to the sanitary sewer located in the 600 block of Williamson Street. Outbound traffic will be reduced to one lane during this work. Work … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update - 9/6, 2:00 PM

Lake Levels & Weather Outlook As of Thursday morning, September 6, Lake Monona is at a new record high of 848.53 inches, two inches higher than yesterday, and ten inches higher than the 100-year flood level. Lake Monona is expected to crest today, and dry weather is predicted for the … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update-Monday, September 10, 2018

Issued: 12:00 noon Due to receding water levels in the isthmus, City Traffic Engineers have re-opened one lane of traffic in each direction on East Johnson Street. There is still standing water on the road in the other lanes so motorists are being asked to continue to monitor their speed and … [read more]

Week of September 24 Meetings of Possible Interest to District 2

The week of September 24 has items of possible interest to residents of district 2 at the Sustainable Madison Committee, the Finance Committee, the James Madison Park Draft Master Plan--Final Presentation, the Common Council Finance Department Briefing: 2019 Operating Budget Outlook, the Common … [read more]

Flooding Update: Potential Rising Waters and Reminders on Sandbags and Parking

Both Lake Mendota and Monona rose about 5 inches following the rain we received last Sunday and Monday. Lake Mendota is currently one foot below the 100-year elevation and 6 inches below the storm High. Lake Monona sits 1 inch over the 100-year flood elevation. That is 9 inches below the storm … [read more]

Flooding Update: Friday, October 5

The National Weather Service is forecasting more rain this weekend and into next week. City officials are preparing for flooding and encouraging residents to do the same. The Madison area may receive 1 to 1 ½ inches of rain tonight with additional heavy rain possible Sunday night. The … [read more]

Sandbag Disposal & Collection - Curbside Collection Begins on October 29, 2018

Residents with sandbags have four options on how to manage them, including curbside collection that will begin on October 29. Option 1: Store for Future Use Lake levels remain high, so concerns over flooding have not completely subsided. If we have a snowy winter combined with high lake … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

FEMA Recovery Office Scheduled to Open Soon Local disaster relief officials are working with those from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) to establish a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) where Small Business Administration (SBA) and FEMA officials will be located and available … [read more]

Updates & Week of Sept. 16 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates & Meetings of Interest East High Homecoming Parade on Sept. 20 ! The East High School Homecoming Parade will be happening Friday, Sept 20th, at 5:45pm starting at the intersection of Dickenson and E. Mifflin (same as past years) and will travel down Mifflin to … [read more]

Oct. 1 Flooding Update From City Engineering

Severe, heavy rain expected, pressure increases on lake, river levels The City of Madison Engineering Division will monitor the multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms expected today into Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service reported there is a potential for flash, river and … [read more]

Latest Flooding Update: Evening of Oct. 2

The Wednesday, Oct. 2, evening flood update from City Engineering includes suggestions for low-lying isthmus areas to take precautions for flooding, including possible sandbagging. Full details here. [read more]

Updates & Week of Dec. 2 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Steering Committee Meeting to Evaluate 126 Langdon Street Proposal Neighbors are invited to a steering committee meeting Monday, Dec. 2, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Kennedy Manor, 1 Langdon St. The committee will be discussing Core … [read more]

Updates & Week of Dec. 9 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Run Santa Run Event to Close Streets on Dec. 8 On the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 8, the square and some streets east of the capitol will be impacted by the annual Run Santa Run 5k event. For a higher resolution course map, click here. There … [read more]

Updates & Week of Feb. 3 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Message from Public Health on the Novel Coronavirus Public Health Madison & Dane County are actively monitoring the Coronavirus outbreak and working closely with state and local partners to prepare in case anyone in our community tests … [read more]

Updates & Week of Feb. 10 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Update from Public Health on the Novel Coronavirus Dane County currently has one case of coronavirus. The risk of coronavirus to the public remains lows. More details from Public Health Madison & Dane County can be found here and on … [read more]

Updates & Week of Feb. 24 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest It's Time for the 2020 Census! The 2020 Census is coming in March. Check out the message that my fellow Alders Harrington-McKinney, Furman, Baldeh and I recorded on the importance of a Complete Count. The census is a count of all people … [read more]

Updates & Week of April 20 Meetings of Interest for District 2

District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest Many committees remain on hiatus until the city's meeting capabilities expand both in terms of technology and availability of city staff, but some virtual meetings are occurring. Common Council is working with the Mayor's office to identify those … [read more]

Updates & Week of August 17 Meetings of Interest for District 2

I will be away from Sunday, Aug. 16, to about Wednesday, Aug. 19. If you need to contact me this coming week, it may take several days to get a response. ____________________________ District 2 Updates and Meetings of Interest City meetings remain online only with details listed in City … [read more]

Updates & Week of August 31 Meetings of Interest for District 2

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. Stay in touch with your neighbors through either Capitol Neighborhoods, Inc. or Tenney-Lapham Neighborhood … [read more]

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