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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Dr

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

This Week in D1

February 13, 2017 3:26 PM

1    Olbrich Park - BOE Meeting / Public Comment
2.   Update High Point/Raymond Road Workgroup
3.   Parks Visioning Session this week 
4.   Weekly Update High Point not Road Crossing
5.   Madison Arts Commission Grant Application
6.   Hope&Future Update 

Authorizing the City to execute an agreement with BKM Group, LLC to conduct food and beverage concession sales (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and selling supporting merchandise at Olbrich Park from the years of 2017-2023. 

Fiscal Note: This resolution authorizes up to a 7-year agreement with BKM Group, LLC at Olbrich Park. The agreement will set forth the terms and conditions upon which the City will allow BKM Group, LLC to conduct food and beverage concession sales (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and selling supporting merchandise. The agreement will begin upon execution and conclude on December 31, 2023, unless not renewed or terminated earlier. BKM Group, LLC will pay the City an anticipated $171,650 over the seven (7) years of the agreement and make a minimum of $62,500 in capital improvements to the City's facilities. These revenues will be recognized in the Parks Division Operating Budget. 

This is a constituent's input on item 45968.
There is no general public need to drink beer in the proximity of lakes.  There is nothing about that endeavor that makes it a pressing public need.  There are a lot of places to drink beer outside.  For those not within reach of a space where they can drink beer outside, they can drink beer inside.  I like beer.  I don't however, find it to be a policy driver or substantial enough reason to effectively limit access to more of our public lakes.  

We're making Madison into a drinking destination.  Maybe we should diversify our plan a little bit.  We already have what basically amounts to a giant drinking destination surrounding State Street.  We've got that covered.

Please vote against authorizing the concession at Olbrich.  Let's think of something more imaginative than selling beer at this location, maybe something that provides enjoyment for broader segments of the citizenry.

This is a friendly reminder of the following meetings;
Madison West Neighborhood Association, Inc (MWNA)  Meeting:

Subject:   "High Point – Raymond Road Neighborhood Development Plan Update"
Date:        Wednesday February 15
Time:        6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location:  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 5701 Raymond Road

Overview: This meeting is in follow up to the kickoff session held December 15th at Chavez Elementary School by City of Madison Planning regarding the City update to the High Point – Raymond Road Neighborhood Development Plan. 
A resident Ad Hoc Committee, formed by the Madison West Neighborhood Association, has submitted a set of recommendations to City Planning for consideration in their update process.  The Ad Hoc Committee will provide a brief overview of their approach to the update and then review and discuss their recommendations with City Planning. 
The link for the Ad Hoc Committee Recommendations Document:
The link for the High Point – Raymond Road Development Plan:

 Community Visioning Session #4 coming up!   
Wednesday, March 1st Community Visioning Session #4 will be at Alicia Ashman Library!
Sessions will begin with a half-hour informal open house from 5:30 - 6:00 PM and will include highly interactive presentations, discussions and exercises from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Community Visioning Sessi refreshments provided

Community Visioning Session #4 – Light refreshments provided
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 PM (Open House 5:30 – 6:00 PM)
Alicia Ashman Library
733 N. High Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53717


High Point Road Closure

Additional bridge demolition with the Beltline closure is scheduled the evenings of Feb. 13 and Feb. 14. No further overnight demolition work is expected after that. Full closures of the Beltline will be scheduled in late May to set new bridge beams.

Madison Arts Commission Annual Arts Grants Deadline March 15, 2017

One-on-One Grantwriting Clinics Offered. The City of Madison funds Madison artists and non-profit organizations through the Madison Arts Commission's annual grant programs.
The updated guidelines and applications for 2017/2018 are published on MAC's website.
Project Grants provide up to $3,000 for performances, exhibitions or events that enrich the cultural lives of Madison citizens (Legacy Grants provide up to $1500). Arts in Education Grants provide up to $3,000 for co-curricular or extracurricular arts-based educational programming. Individual Artist Fellowships provide up to $1500

MAC also offers volunteer one-on-one assistance with the applications in free clinics held at the Madison Central Library. Drop in to ask questions about MAC Grants and receive personal assistance.
Drop-in Assistance Dates: 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday, March 4,  2017 from 11am-1pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 11am-1pm
Location: Grant Clinics will be held in the first floor conference room (#111) of the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin.
Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator,


Expansion Plans for Hope&A Future
This is an update to the preliminary Neighborhood meeting held to introduce neighbors to Hope & Future and their vision for expansion at the site at 3440 S. High Point Rd. Neighbors within 200 feet of the property received post cards announcing the meeting, neighbors from High Point Estates and Valley Ridge, the two associations most directly impacted by the expansion received post cards. A presentation by City planning staff and the by H&F was the agenda. H&F still remains in the town of Middleton; annexation into the City of Madison is required by Ordnance. Noticed neighborhood meetings will be planned to allow full Citizen input into the development plans for the site throughout the process. Any development must go through a very rigorous approval process by several commissions.  If you have additional questions please contact me directly at I invite you to please keep informed about important issues of interest to District 1  through the district website: www.cityofmadison/district1/updates.

To: Alder Harrington-McKinney
At this time Hope & A Future's expansion plans are on hold.  We plan to pick this project up again in January of 2018.

Karin S. Krause RN, BSN
Executive Director
Hope & A Future III, inc.
3440 S. High Point Rd.
Madison WI, 53719
phone: 608-831-0243 fax: 608-821-0585

Would use Messner property to leverage project in Tenney-Lapham neighborhood
In a move to provide affordable housing in a popular east-side neighborhood, the Dane County Board will consider at its regular meeting Thursday a resolution to either sell or lease the former Messner Inc. property on East Washington Avenue.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Room 201 of the City County Building.
The county purchased the Messner property at 1326 E. Washington Ave. in 2015 with the idea of providing a day center for the homeless but those plans failed to materialize.
County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan said the vacant Messner property now presents an opportunity to open serious discussions about adding more affordable rental housing units in the downtown. Discussions would involve Dane County, the City of Madison, the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood and other stakeholders. "There is clearly a need in the neighborhood for more affordable housing."
Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner, whose district includes the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood, said the tremendous growth in the area has only put more pressure on housing costs. "At a time of intense investment in the East Wash corridor and a massive increase in luxury rentals, we must use the power of local government to pursue intentionally inclusive and equitable development projects; that public officials have recognized the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood as "a great place to pursue affordable housing for families. I'm confident Dane County staff will work collaboratively with City planning and development staff as this process moves forward. "I also look forward to hearing more from neighborhood residents, city officials, housing advocates and developers about their interests as we pursue redevelopment of this property."
The resolution before the County Board on Thursday designates the Messner property for "mixed income" rental housing. That would include units priced for very low income residents making below 50 percent of the county median income and extremely low income families making below 30 percent of the county median income as well as market-rate units
The county would not build or operate the housing on its own but rather would look to work with a private developer. A request for proposals (RFP) would be drafted with input from a variety of sources. The goal is to complete the RFP by June.

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