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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney,
Council Vice President

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Home Address:

1209 Dayflower Drive
Madison , WI 53719

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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

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January 4, 2016 11:31 AM


I hope you enjoyed the holidays with family and friends.  As your District 1 Alder, I am looking forward to representing you as we continue to be responsive to both district and city government issues. During 2015, I received many calls from residents with questions related to navigating through City government. The City website: provides much information about city services as well as updates on weekly committee meetings, activities and schedules. As District 1 Alder, my job is to assist residents in my district to navigate through city government and to connect you with the department(s) responsible for providing answers to your questions or concerns and also to follow-up. Please encourage your neighbors to sign-up for both of these resources. This is an example of the website content:

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2015 Property Tax Bills

The City of Madison Treasurer's Office is accepting 2015 Property Tax payments.

RFP-Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center Operator

CDD is seeking proposals to  operate the proposed, Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment Center which will offer adult and youth employment-focused programming, as well as space for community gatherings.  

Bus Lines 2015-16 Open Call for Poetry: Bus Lines is now bilingual!

Metro and the Madison Poets Laureate invite you to send short poems, haiku, prose poems, or excerpts from longer poems, 3-5 lines total, to the Bus Lines - Call for Poetry. Submissions can be made in English, Spanish or even Spanglish!

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12/30  Metro Transit Follows Holiday Schedules on New Year's Day
12/30  FREE Metro Transit Rides on New Year's Eve
12/29  Christmas Tree Collection
12/28  City of Madison Implementing Inclement Weather Procedures
12/23  Closure - 700 Block Glenway Street, starting 01/04/16
12/22  Capital City Trail Closure
12/21  Madison Food Policy Council Announces 2016 SEED Grant Cycle

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New Gadget Clinic: eBooks and more 
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Christmas Tree Collection

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 4:46pm

Starting Monday, January 4th the Streets Division will begin collecting Christmas trees. Most trees will be processed at the curb with on-street chippers. These machines are expensive and can be damaged when foreign material enters the machine. To protect this equipment and the safety of our workers we ask that all residents follow these rules;

Remove all tree stands regardless of whether they are metal or wood.
Remove all light strings, ornaments and other metal objects.
Remove any tree bags.
Place trees at the street edge only. 
If trees become buried under snow residents are asked to dig out trees.
Wreaths, evergreen rope, garlands, and boughs will NOT be collected with holiday trees. These items should be placed with your tan refuse cart. 

Each neighborhood is scheduled for two collections. Regardless of which day your refuse is collected, have your holiday tree out by 7:00 a.m. on the following days;
FIRST ROUND Monday January 4
SECOND ROUND Tuesday January 19
Trees placed out on these days will be collected sometime during the two-week cycle, WEATHER PERMITTING. Snow and ice control will take priority.
Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites

You may also bring your Christmas trees to our drop off sites at:

West: 1501 W. Badger Rd. East: 4602 Sycamore Ave

The sites open winter hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Recorded information on Christmas tree collection is available by calling 267-2088.  You can also visit the Streets Division's web site at 


George Dreckmann, 608-267-2626,
Bryan Johnson, 608-266-4682,

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