City of
Madison

District 1

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

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 Harrington-McKinney’s Updates

Postings of Interest - Week of 2/6/2017

February 7, 2017 4:19 AM

The Common Council Agenda has several items that may be of interest to District 1 residents.

-Update High Point Road Closing/Trees Removed

-Plan Commission: Authorizing the execution of a Release of a Platted Public Utility Easement located in the Plat of High Point Estates for the property at 10 Elver Park.

-MarketReady Training Program for the Public Market

-Approving plans and specifications for public improvements required to serve Phase 3 of the Subdivision known as Hawks Valley and authorizing construction to undertaken by the developer.

-Labor Agreement with Police Officers Association.

-Substitute Resolution Reaffirming the City of Madison as an open and welcoming City.

-Incentive Agreement with Focus on Energy for the MidTown Station.

-4th Revision of Madison General Ordinances limiting persons entering or stayin on highways.

If you would like to share a comment on any item(s) or have additional questions please email me at distrit1@cityofmadison.com.

Monday, February 6, 2017

UPDATE HIGH POINT ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE:

RESPONSE TO QUESTION OF LOSS OF TREES:

 Alder Mckinney,

See WisDOT's summary regarding tree removals below.   City Forestry will be evaluating the terraces for replanting trees after completion of the WisDOT project.  Typically trees are replanted in the spring or fall following the project.

Thank you,

Glen Yoerger, P.E.

City Engineering Division

210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Madison,  WI  53703

(608) 261-9177

gyoerger@cityofmadison.com

REMOVAL OF TREES

Approximately 30 trees are being removed for the project including 12 trees in the east terrace south of the Beltline, 5 trees in the east terrace north of the Beltline, 5 trees in the west terrace north of the Beltline, and 4 trees away from the roadway next to the Princeton Club.  The trees will be removed and disposed of by the contractor.  See the attached correspondence with engineering and forestry from 2015 about replanting trees.  Your forestry department agreed to evaluate planting of new trees after the project is finished.

David Layton, P.E.
Project Manager
SW Region PDS - Madison
Office: (608) 246-3821
Cell: (608) 219-5621

 

PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS

The following City of Madison Public Works contracts are open for bid: Contract

Contract Description

Receive & Open

7846

Watts Road and Harvest Moon Lane Assessment District – 2017: 2/17/17

7911

Storm Sewer and Trench Patching at West Transfer Station:   2/24/17

7912

West Transfer Station – Pole Shed: 2/24/17

7913

Electrical Power and Lighting for Pole Shed: 2/24/17

 For a list of all public works contracts currently open for bid, please view open solicitations at: https://bidexpress.com.

Plans, specifications, and the plan holder list are only available on Bid Express. 

For general information on how to access Bid Express and the plan holder list, please refer to instructions on the City's Public Works Open for Bid web page.

If you have general questions related to the City's bidding process due to implementation of Bid Express, please contact Johanna Johnson, by email jjohnson@cityofmadison.com, or phone, (608) 264-9274.

City County Homeless Issues Committee

6:30p room 357 CCB

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=521832&GUID=D4D6AB92-F9F9-472C-A353-2A93A197BCFC

I welcome your thoughts on the following items. The agenda also includes reviewing the consultant's report on 120 S Fairchild and update on the County homeless day resource center.

 

LEGISTAR 45546 - Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance prohibits individuals from lying down or sleeping on a public sidewalk in the Central Business District between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The ordinance finds that the ability of pedestrians to move about freely in the Central Business District is essential to the health of the City's businesses and other commercial enterprises, including the numerous entertainment venues, restaurants, and taverns. Access to sidewalks and public areas is essential for the City's Mall Maintenance services which include sidewalk cleaning, snow and ice removal, trash collection, and landscape maintenance. Persons who occupy sidewalks and other public areas for uses not intended harm the public welfare in the Central Business District. The ordinance prohibits, with exception, any person lying down or sleeping on a public sidewalk or other public rights of way, in the Central Business District, or on any parcel of real estate containing City offices.

These ordinances were modeled on similar ordinances adopted in Portland and Honolulu. ****************************************************************

45546 

Creating Section 23.60, renumbering current Section 23.60 to Section 23.70, and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to prohibit lying down or sleeping in the public sidewalks and rights of way and specified other public places, during specified hours in the Central Business District, and establish a bail deposit schedule for violations thereof. 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance prohibits individuals from lying down or sleeping on a public sidewalk in the Central Business District between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The ordinance finds that the ability of pedestrians to move about freely in the Central Business District is essential to the health of the City's businesses and other commercial enterprises, including the numerous entertainment venues, restaurants, and taverns. Access to sidewalks and public areas is essential for the City's Mall Maintenance services which include sidewalk cleaning, snow and ice removal, trash collection, and landscape maintenance. Persons who occupy sidewalks and other public areas for uses not intended harm the public welfare in the Central Business District. The ordinance prohibits, with exception, any person lying down or sleeping on a public sidewalk or other public rights of way, in the Central Business District, or on any parcel of real estate containing City offices. These ordinances were modeled on similar ordinances adopted in Portland and Honolulu.

46015 

REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER MESSNER PROPERTIES FOR AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING FOR FAMILIES

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Dane County designate its property at and near 1326 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI for a development project that includes mixed income residential rental housing, including affordable rental housing for very low income (below 50% county median income) and extremely low income families (below 30% county median income).

 

Tuesday February 7

Common Council Organization Committee

4:30p room 108 CCB

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=414040&GUID=846EA09D-A433-4757-B8DA-7D56A91F66C5

45549 

Amending Section 2.05(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to revise the term citizen to resident or person, and to make similar changes in numerous sections of the MGO's. 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  The Madison General Ordinances are full of various references to "citizens" and the rights of citizens.  Citizen has an established legal meaning as a legal citizen of the state and of the United States.  It would exclude many persons who are residing in Madison, but cannot prove their legal status or are in fact citizens of other places. In many instances, what is intended is "resident" of Madison or in some cases, simply "person," wherever they may reside. It is likely that, when many of these ordinances were drafted, the terms citizen and resident covered a much more equivalent population. This ordinance makes many changes to various parts of the MGO to eliminate the use of citizen when some other meaning was intended.  In a few instances (Sec. 3.30(1), MGO, for example, as to elected officials), the word "citizen" is retained because it is a legal requirement beyond the City's authority to change.

 

45504

PLANNING COMMISSION

11238 Public Utility Easement #10 Elver Court

Authorizing the execution of a Release of a Platted Public Utility Easement as located in the Plat of High Point Estates, for the property located at 10 Elver Court.

$500 Administrative Fee to be deposited into charge code 63029.

Authorizing the execution of a Release of a Platted Public Utility Easement as located in the Plat of High Point Estates, for the property located at 10 Elver Court.

WHEREAS, the Robert J. Tyler Trust, being the owner of the property located at 10 Elver Court, has requested the release of a portion of a platted public utility easement reserved across said property by way of the plat of High Point Estates; said release would allow the construction of a new home on said property; and

WHEREAS, City Engineering staff has reviewed and recommends the release of said platted utility easement, contingent upon receipt of easement releases from all public utility companies having an interest in such easement.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and the City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a Release of Public Utility Easement for land described as follows:

The north 6 feet of Lot 44, except the west 6 feet thereof, and the south 6 feet of Lot 45 except the west 6 feet thereof, High Point Estates recorded in Vol 56-43B of Plats on Pages 121-123 as Document No. 2079351, Dane County Registry.

The above-described easement being released is depicted on attached Exhibit A.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that execution of the Release of Public Utility Easement shall be contingent upon receipt of easement releases from all public utility companies having an interest in said platted utility easement.

45569 

Updating the Energy and Carbon Goals in the Sustainable Madison Plan in response to changing science and technology around climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency. 

 

45667 

Approving the selection of Northside Planning Council and its collaborative partners to provide services in support of the MarketReady Program (a business training and micro-grant program designed to help prospective Public Market vendors become ready to start their business and operate within the Madison Public Market when it opens), and authorizing the Mayor and the City Clerk to enter into an agreement with Northside Planning Council to implement the program. 

 

45735

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

Approving plans and specifications for public improvements required to serve Phase 3 of the Subdivision know as Hawks Valley and authorizing construction to be undertaken by the Developer, Private Contract No. 7881.

 

In the adopted 2017 capital budget Engineering Major Streets has budgeted $8.26 million within the Rural to Urban Streets program (MUNIS 10204) to reconstruct streets with substandard pavement and no curb and gutter. The proposed resolution authorizes the associated roadway costs to be funded from this program at an estimated cost of less than $25,000. Funding is provided by GO borrowing.

Approving plans and specifications for public improvements required to serve Phase 3 of the Subdivision known as Hawks Valley and authorizing construction to be undertaken by the Developer, Private Contract No. 7881. (1st AD)

 

WHEREAS, the developer, Woods Road Investments, Inc., has received the City of Madison's conditional approval to create the subdivision known as Hawks Valley; and,

 

WHEREAS, Section 16.23(9) of the Madison General Ordinances requires the developer to install the public improvements necessary to serve the subdivision; and,

 

WHEREAS, Section 16.23(9) of the Madison General Ordinances allows the developer to install the improvements in construction phases provided that a Declaration of Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions is executed for those lots included in future construction phases until such time as surety is provided to the City to guarantee the installation of the public improvements to serve said lots; and,

 

WHEREAS, the developer proposes to provide public improvements to serve Lots 1-8 and 44-62 as Phase 3.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

1. That the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute a Contract For the Construction of Public Improvements That Will be Accepted by the City of Madison For Hawks Valley - Phase 3, with Woods Road Investments, Inc.

2. That the plans and specifications for the public improvements necessary to serve this phase of the subdivision are hereby approved.

3. That the developer is authorized to construct the public improvements in accordance with the terms of the Contract For the Construction of Public Improvements That Will be Accepted by the City of Madison at the sole cost of the developer, except as follows: Reimbursement not to exceed the statutory limit for the cost of street improvements that benefit the City and abut lands owned by the City, in accordance with Section 16.23(9)(d)(6)(d).

4. That the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to sign and grant easements or right-of-way release or procurement documents, maintenance agreements or encroachment agreements, as necessary and grant or accept dedication of lands and/or easements from/to the Developer/Owner for public improvements located outside of existing public fee title or easement right-of-ways.

5. The Common Council is approved to accept ownership of the improvements in the Maintenance Area if a maintenance agreement is executed and recorded as a condition of this contract.

 

45903

No appropriation required.

SUBSTITUTE - Resolution Condemning Recent Executive Orders, Reaffirming the City of Madison as an Open and Welcoming City, and Confirming the City's Policies on Federal Immigration Laws.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Madison recognizes its diversity as one of its greatest strengths and appreciates the culture and history of our various communities of people, including immigrant communities, all of whom add to the greatness of our City; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City of Madison has a proud history of supporting policies that prohibit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and disability; and,

 

WHEREAS, the City of Madison opposes immigration-related laws, practices and policies by any jurisdiction that risk racial and ethnic profiling; and

 

WHEREAS, utilizing local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration laws has been resisted by many police agencies because, instead of making the communities safer, these efforts have had the effect of alienating the immigrant communities and reducing cooperation with the police, creating fear, discouraging the reporting of crime, and victimizing victims; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Madison is not an agent of the federal government and established law provides that the federal government cannot commandeer or compel local officials to enforce federal law; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Madison is dedicated to providing all of its residents fair and equal access to services, opportunities and protection; and

 

WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Madison finds that the cooperation of all persons is essential

to achieve the City's goals of protecting life and property, preventing crime and resolving problems; and

 

WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Madison finds that assistance from a person, who is a victim, or a witness to, a crime is important to promoting the safety of all residents; and

 

WHEREAS, the cooperation of the City's immigrant communities is essential to prevent and solve crimes and maintain public order, safety and security throughout the City; and

WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Madison believe that all residents deserve to feel safe, secure and protected within the City; and

 

WHEREAS, this resolution will be interpreted to be consistent with federal and state laws, including laws regarding communications between local jurisdictions and federal immigration authorities, including but not limited to 8 U.S.C. § 1373.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Madison expresses its appreciation to all people from around the world who have made Madison their home and in doing so have contributed to making Madison a vibrant community; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Common Council City of Madison condemns the Executive Order issued on January 25, 2017 entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States", as the Order is contrary to the values of openness and inclusion of the City of Madison; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Common Council City of Madison condemns the Executive Order issued on January 25, 2017 entitled "Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements", as the Order is contrary to the values of openness and inclusion of the City of Madison; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Common Council City of Madison condemns the Executive Order issued on January 27, 2017 entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States", as the Order is contrary to the values of openness and inclusion of the City of Madison; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Common Council Office is hereby designated as a

safe space, where all residents may enter and will be safe and protected; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Common Council Office is designated as a safe place where all residents may readily obtain phone interpreter services and immigrant rights information.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, except as provided in this resolution or when otherwise required by law, that no City of Madison department, agency, commission, officer or employee of the City of Madison shall use any City funds or resources to enforce Federal immigration laws; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, except as provided in this resolution or when otherwise required by law, any City of Madison office, department, employee, agency or agent shall not condition the provision of City services on the citizenship or immigration status of any individual; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, except as provided in this resolution or when otherwise required by law, no department or employee shall collect information regarding the citizenship or immigration status of any person unless required to do so by law, and only when authorized by the Office of the City Attorney; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that if any City of Madison Department or employee is contacted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for any information, said employee is to direct all communication between the City of Madison and ICE to the Office of the City Attorney; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Common Council of the City of Madison affirms the Madison Police Department's Code of Conduct and Standard Operating Procedure regarding the enforcement of immigration laws and the commitment of the Department to not self-initiate, contact, detain, arrest or investigate any person solely for a suspected violation of immigration status laws; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Common Council of the City of Madison affirms the Madison Police Department's Code of Conduct and Standard Operating Procedure not to enter into Section 287(g) Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) agreement with ICE; and,

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Clerk's Office will send copies of this resolution to all City of Madison Departments and all the members of the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation.

 

 

44204

4th SUBSTITUTE Repeal and recreate Section 12.325 of the Madison General Ordinances to limit persons entering or staying on highways.

 

Note: This is the fourth revision of this Ordinance. I serve on the Public Safety Review Committee which is the lead for this Ordinance. The PSRC, Homeless Issues Committee, the City Attorney's Office, Traffic Engineering have been working on the acceptable language for this Ordinance over several months.The Ordinance was before the Common Council for approval at the December Council meeting; robust debate referred it yet again.  It is hoped that this 4th revision is approved by the Council.  Many constituents have complained about the safety of this standing on the median as well as the safety of those stopping to give money.  

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS FOR REFERRAL WITHOUT DEBATE

 

45918

Repealing and recreating Section 8.19(1) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding on-leash dog parks.

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance repeals and recreates the existing on-leash dog park ordinance to add additional parks, while reorganizing the ordinance itself. Substantively, the main changes here are to add in an additional 14 parks to the list of permissible on-leash dog parks, consistent with the successful pilot programs implemented pursuant to RES-15-00611 (File ID No. 39163) and RES-16-00371 (File ID No. 42700). Under this ordinance, these additional 14 parks would join the existing 12 parks where dogs are permitted on-leash in posted areas. It is the intent that within these new parks, dogs will be limited to the paved paths, or within six-feet thereof, which will be posted as such at the entrances, subject to the existing requirements that the dog be under the owner or handler's control, the dog is licensed and has a permit to use dog exercise areas. The rest of the ordinance is being restructured so that it is easier to understand.

 

Wednesday February 8

Board of Public Works

4:30p room 108 CCB

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=477887&GUID=3C26C643-91A9-4D11-A6EE-E05A0BF8810F

 

45750

Informational Presentation of the Judge Doyle Square Garage. Attachments: BPW Informational Presentation 170208.pdf

 

Wednesday February 8

Board of Park Commissioners

6:30p Olbrich Botanical Gardens

https://madison.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=A&ID=508907&GUID=0350B63E-CA40-4FD5-982B-F0A20ED8ADA0

 

 

 

45918 

Repealing and recreating Section 8.19(1) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding on-leash dog parks. RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER

 

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance repeals and recreates the existing on-leash dog park ordinance to add additional parks, while reorganizing the ordinance itself. Substantively, the main changes here are to add in an additional 14 parks to the list of permissible on-leash dog parks, consistent with the successful pilot programs implemented pursuant to RES-15-00611 (File ID No. 39163) and RES-16-00371 (File ID No. 42700). Under this ordinance, these additional 14 parks would join the existing 12 parks where dogs are permitted on-leash in posted areas. It is the intent that within these new parks, dogs will be limited to the paved paths, or within six-feet thereof, which will be posted as such at the entrances, subject to the existing requirements that the dog be under the owner or handler's control, the dog is licensed and has a permit to use dog exercise areas. The rest of the ordinance is being restructured so that it is easier to understand.

 

 

Wednesday, February 8

    Good morning Madison Citizens, 

 

Please see below for two events, one THIS Wednesday and the other in two weeks. 

Bring a friend who would appreciate the events. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Fred Wade,

President of The Madison Institute. 608-957-9927.

 

Thanks to The Madison Institute, The Women's League of Voters and Progressive Magazine,

 

 

 

 

 





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