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

D1 items of interest for week of 7/24/17

July 24, 2017 4:10 PM

WESTFEST AT ELVER PARK PLANNING MEETING

WEST POLICE DISTRICT

TUESDAY. 2:00-3:30. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 24, CCB Room 354

4:30 p.m,

 

24. 4799

Accepting the Community Development Division staff paper entitled, "Peer Support Initiative 2017" as the basis for developing a Request for Proposals and authorizing CDD to undertake that process in 2017 to allocate funds authorized by the Common Council for use beginning in 2017.

26. 48040

SUBSTITUTE - Amending the 2017 Adopted Capital Budget to appropriate $200,000 in GO Borrowing for the renovation of the Park Edge Park Ridge Neighborhood Center.

29. 46562

Amending Section 3.50(1)(a),(b) and (d) of the Madison General Ordinances to provide that the Mayor and Alderpersons are paid on a bi -weekly basis and changing the title of President Pro Tem to Vice President.

30. 46562

SUBSTITUTE Creating Sections 5.15 and 6.18 of the Madison General Ordinances to authorize the City to reimburse the legal fees of persons defending or prosecuting a claim before the Police and Fire Commission and repealing RES-16-00697, the City Police and Fire Chiefs Reimbursement Policy..

31. 47713

SUBSTITUTE - Requesting the City-County Liaison Committee to gather public input and make recommendations to the City of Madison and Dane County on possible locations to rename in honor of President Barack Obama.

5:30 PM

Plan Commission

City-County Building

210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 201

Madison, WI 53703

Neighborhood Development Plan

Adopting the High Point-Raymond Neighborhood Development Plan amendment as a supplement to the City of Madison Comprehensive Plan, to provide more detailed and contemporary planning recommendations for the planning area, as a result of land use, transportation and other important changes over time.

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The City Weekly Meeting Schedule may be accessed at: http://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/meeting-schedule

Response to Recent Gun Violence

Many resident have expressed to me their concerns over the recent reported incidents of shots fired.  As I drive through neighborhoods, residents talk about the impact on the vitality, safety, property value and well being of the neighborhood. Add more police? Adding more police is not the only answer. Increasing police patrols within the neighborhoods is not the  only answer. When we begin to work outside our immediate boarders to address the problems within our neighborhoods begins moving us toward solutions better accomplished by working together. I  believe it is then we will begin to see the rebuilding of pride and transformation of neighborhoods label as at risk not just in one community or one neighborhood.

The recent series of shots fired were near misses that could have caused serious injury to innocent people and yes, quite disturbing. 

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NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING

Your Voice Matters!

You are concerned about the violence in this community and we are too! Join us for dinner and conversation about what we can do to make the Park Ridge/ Park Edge neighborhood a strong and safe place.

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OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP 

Operation Clean Sweep is a reinvestment in community pride within the Parkedge/Parkridge neighborhood and S Gammon corridor. Goal: Clean-up, fix-up, paint-up, build-up relationships and restore the sense of community pride in the process. The plan is to begin distributing flyers in the neighborhood and at the Farmers Market at Elver Park. We will build work crews from people who live in the neighborhood, from residents of District 1 and other community volunteers ( through sweat equity) working together to restore the beauty, pride and sense of safety in a great neighborhood. Operation Clean Sweep work crews will work Saturday mornings 9-noon.

The listed organizations have agreed to allow Operation Clean Sweep to use their organization's phone numbers as a point of contact. It is important that people hear a human voice when connecting with Operation Clean Sweep instead of their call going directly into voicemail. 

For information about Operation Clean Sweep:

Madison Common Council Office:

 608-266-4071

Parkedge Parkridge Employment & Training Center (Urban League): 608-720-1222

Nehemiah Community Development Corporation: 608-257-2453, ext. 244

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County: 

608-257-7570

Madison Urban Ministry: 

608-256-0906

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Project Name: PE/PR Neighborhood Employment Center

Location: 1233 McKenna Blvd, Madison WI 53716

Estimated Schedule: 11/01/2017 to 05/01/2018

Project Status: In Design

Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center

The City purchased the former Griff's Restaurant near Elver Park on McKenna Blvd. to be renovated for an adult and youth oriented employment services center. The City and the center's operator, Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM), have collaborated on four well-attended public meetings to collect information from neighborhood residents on desired training and programs to be offered and building design. At just under 4,000 square feet, the building will feature a large, dividable meeting room with attached kitchen, computer lab, self-serve computer kiosks, staff area and restrooms. The exterior siding and roofing materials will be replaced. ULGM is currently staffing a temporary location to get training and programs up and running in the neighborhood.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

 RE-POST

TRAFFIC 

QUESTIONS FROM RESIDENT

I just noticed they are not expanding to 4 lanes, but only putting in a left turn lane. While that will help, the underlying issue of people jockeying for position to get in front before the lanes go down to one ( for two blocks and then back to two) still exists. Why would we not expand with hwy m likely to be under construction soon forcing even more traffic through. Is it because Middleton owns the land needed to expand? I sure hope money is not at the expense of someone's life.

 When will the two block section of high point be expanded?

CITY OF MADISON TRAFFIC ENGINEERING - David Dryer

That is correct the expansion to 4-lane is not planned at the moment rather it will occur after dedication of the right-of-way needed from development along the west side of High Point Rd. City Engineering programs these projects and may have additional comments as well.

The addition of the by-pass lane at Velvet Leaf will address the rear-end crash problem that was noted, and I can provide as a District 1 resident as well that this bypass lane will be a very positive improvement in both operating conditions and the public's safety. The lane drop and merge area for southbound traffic further north on High Pt Rd that you noted will have to be addressed with the larger project. While this drop can be frustrating because some drivers behave poorly wanting to get ahead of one another it was not a significant crash or operational problem as we were seeing at the Velvet Leaf intersection.

I appreciate the neighborhoods patience as the City works to complete these projects.

Let me know if there are any questions.

Regards

David C. Dryer, P.E.

City Traffic Engineer and Parking Utility Manager

City of Madison, WI

Project Name: County Highway PD

Location: 7700 McKee Rd, Madison WI

Estimated Schedule: 04/17/2017 to 11/01/2017

Project Status: Construction

Impact: Major

Update

COUNTY HIGHWAY PD

Work this week – Currently in Stage2 Traffic Control

    •    Curb and gutter, asphalt paving for new westbound McKee Road.

    •    Continue underground utility work for water main and storm sewer.

    •    Stratton Way and Silverton Trail are closed to traffic.

    •    Continue construction on retaining walls and bridge.

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RECEIVED FRIM CONSTITUENTS

I regularly receive inquiries from constituents that may be of interest to other residents.

FROM A CONSTITUENT:

Yesterday a city crew poured asphalt on the shoulder of Midtown Road on the Golf Course side.

If anyone pulls off the road and onto the shoulder they will need to have their vehicle towed due to the deep, deep crevice that currently exists. We live in a beautiful neighborhood where the property taxes are between $5000 and $20000 annually. We are orphans up here. We are last to get snow plowing on Hawks landing circle while the residents on the other side of Midtown get plowed. Also the center islands with flowers are not maintained anymore. To PROPERLY patch Midtown Road would not cost the city very much. Parking lots are spot patched frequently. Barbara, I am not a habitual complainer. I am a highly taxed Madison resident. I will continue to periodically complain until Midtown Road is repaired properly.

Name Withheld 

Hello All I will try to address each one of Mr. (Name withheld) issues from the Streets Division's perspective.

Wash out: We finished filling in the shoulder that washed out at that spot by noon on Friday. Then, unfortunately we got another downpour and it washed out some of what we repaired. We will be back there today to fill everything in again. Please keep in mind we consistently have wash outs on Mid Town Rd, Sugar Maple Ln, Pleasant View Rd, S Highland Ave, Lake Mendota Dr, Calumat Path, Bram street, and most gravel alleys to name a few.

Snow Plowing: The Streets Division has divided the west side into 32 plow routes. During general plows we get assistance from Engineering, Parks Construction and several contractors. We all start at the same time, meaning that all 32 sections have equipment deployed into them when plowing is declared. Hawks Landing is in Plow Route #30 (attached). Assigned to that route are: 1-Loader with a wing plow, 1-Grader with a wing plow & 1-Plow Truck with a wing plow. If you read the Plow Route instructions you'll see that we must plow the "major" streets first before moving into the interior section of the plow route. As we move into the interior areas, all the "main" streets are plowed then followed by dead-ends/cul de sacs/circles. This process is organized with public safety and commerce in mind. Major Streets and thoroughfares, main streets to those majors, then dead-ends/cul de sacs/circles to the main streets. This process gets the majority of the traffic out and moving safely onto our streets the quickest.  

Islands:  Islands with "grass or plantings" are mostly maintained by Parks and Engineering. It is my understanding that those with plantings as in Hawks Landing were set up with an agreement that the neighborhood associations were to maintain the plantings on them. Engineering may want to clarify this.

Mid Town Rd: I've had our spray patcher do a number of spots along Mid Town Rd from Hwy M to Hawks Landing Cir, and I'm aware that next year the County's project includes resurfacing up to Waterbend Dr. and from what Mr. Sonntag has emailed it looks like we'll be chip sealing from Waterbend Dr to Hawks Landing Cir.

Parking Lots:  Are they owned by the City? I need more information on this to answer correctly. The City would only patch parking lots on city owned property i.e. parks lots, golf course lots & municipal lots.

Hope this helps,

Glenn D. Dwyer

Public Works General Foreperson

City of Madison - Streets Division (West)

Main: (608)266-4681

Office: (608)267-1966

Fax: (608)267-112

Dear Alder McKinney,

I wish to thank you for your efforts on behalf of safety on HP Road, at Valley Ridge. Also, I appreciate your explanation of what will be happening and why. My only question here regards the extent and cost of the efforts with respect to my uninformed view of the ultimate result. By way of explanation, I reside in Valley Ridge, on the West side of HP Road. The city is undertaking to provide an "escape lane" on the Southbound side of the road for a left hand turn into VR at Velvet Leaf. This comes at some fairly considerable expense, I'm sure, including disruption of traffic for the duration of the project. My uninformed expectation is that, eventually, Southbound HP Road will be expanded to two full lanes, to match the Northbound side of the road. To cut to the chase, I do not understand why the city is willing to undertake this stopgap project, including the cost of engineering, acquisitions and other associated expenses, instead of doing the full (two lane) fix now. If the 2 lane fix remains the ultimate solution to Southbound HP Road, why not accomplish that in one expenditure rather than "double spend" to arrive at the same result?

Thank you for all of your efforts,

(Name Withheld for confidentiality)

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FAMERS MARKET AT ELVER PARK

Hello Alders

The Elver Park Farmers Market is halfway through its first season. Here is an updated list of vendors, Events, and General Market information. This Saturday we are giving away vouchers to use on Fruit and Vegetables for anyone who uses their EBT card. We also distributed over 100 of these to low income families within the 3mile radious of Elver Park. Thanks for your support and let me know if you have any questions. Feel share our FaceBook posts!

 

Vendors:

Belz Sugar River Farm - Beef, Pork, Chicken, eggs

Clean Water Arts - Prints, paintings, drawings and cards

Green Soles Garden - Vegetables, Herbs, potted Herbs

Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods -Specialty Cheeses

Jake and Ricks Fruit - Fruit

Lor Farm - Vegetables and Fruit

MoJo's Majik - BBQ Sauce 

Moua Family Farm - Vegetables and Flowers

Moua Produce - Vegetables

Nathan Nehmer - Vegetables, Melons, Potted plants (seasonal)

Sitka Salmon Shares - Fish

Sylvan Meadows - Beef, Lamb, Pork, Fruits, Preserves, Wool Yarn, Soaps, 

Squashington Farm - Vegetables, eggs and Herbs

Terra Growers - Vegetables, fruit, eggs

Truli Julie - Biscotti

Tummy Yummies - Gluten free Granola, cookies, muffins

Willow Ridge Organic Farm - Vegetables, Floers

Yee Circle Farm - Asian Vegetables

List of Events/Community Booths 

July 22

SSM Health Cardiologists

United Health Blender Bike

Urban League of Greater Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

United Health Blender Bike

Jackie S: Poi and Hooping Demonstration/Performance and Teaching

July 29

Urban League of Greater Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

West Madison Annual Meeting

August 5

Urban League of Greater Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

SSM Health

August 12

Urban League of Greater Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

Station 7 Fire Truck

Ugly Apple Food Trucks

Dean: musician

August 19

Mounted Patrol

Urban League of Greater Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

 

August 26

Urban League of Greater Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

West Fest

September 2

Urban League of Great Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

John Duggleby music 

September 9

Daylily Society of Madison

Urban League of Great Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

Station 7 Fire Truck

Dean : musician

September 16

Urban League of Greater Madison

District 1 Alder McKinney 

General Market Information:

 

Elver Park Farmers Market

1250 McKenna Blvd

Saturdays June 10 - September 16

8am - Noon

SNAP/EBT accepted

Market Partners:

MG&E, SSM Health, American Heart Association, City of Madison, Prairie Hills, Madison West and Meadowood Neighborhood Associations, Common Wealth Development Inc, Urban League of Great Madison and Melissa Carlson Designs.

Aislynn Miller

Coordinator; Farmers Market at Elver Park

OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP 

Operation Clean Sweep is neighbors making a reinvestment in community pride within the Parkedge/Parkridge neighborhood and S Gammon corridor. Goal: Clean-up, fix-up, paint-up, build-up relationships to restore the sense of community ownership and pride in the process. The plan is to begin talking with neighbors, distributing flyers in the neighborhood and at the Farmers Market at Elver Park. We will build work crews from people who live in the neighborhood, from residents of District 1 and other community volunteers (through sweat equity) working together to restore the beauty, pride and sense of safety in a great neighborhood. Operation Clean Sweep work crews will work Saturday mornings 9-noon.

The listed organizations have agreed to allow Operation Clean Sweep to use their organization's phone numbers as a point of contact. These organizations already are well respected for their commitment to community building. It is important for people to hear a human voice when connecting with Operation Clean Sweep instead of their call going directly into voicemail. 

For information about Operation Clean Sweep:

Madison Common Council Office: 608-266-4071

Parkedge Parkridge Employment & Training Center (Urban League): 608-720-1222

Nehemiah Community Development Corporation: 608-257-2453, ext. 244

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County: 608-257-7570

Madison Urban Ministry: 608-256-0906

Project Name: PE/PR Neighborhood Employment Center
Location: 1233 McKenna Blvd, Madison WI 53716
Estimated Schedule: 11/01/2017 to 05/01/2018
Project Status: In Design
Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center
The City purchased the former Griff's Restaurant near Elver Park on McKenna Blvd. to be renovated for an adult and youth oriented employment services center. The City and the center's operator, Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM), have collaborated on four well-attended public meetings to collect information from neighborhood residents on desired training and programs to be offered and building design. At just under 4,000 square feet, the building will feature a large, dividable meeting room with attached kitchen, computer lab, self-serve computer kiosks, staff area and restrooms. The exterior siding and roofing materials will be replaced. ULGM is currently staffing a temporary location to get training and programs up and running in the neighborhood.

UPDATE: July 19, 2017
 

 





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