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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

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Alder Barbara Harrington-McKinney

Contact Information

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

District 1 Updates

January 8, 2016 8:13 AM

Here are some District 1 Updates that may be of interest:

Griff's Restaurant
Here is a link to the Request For Proposal to select an operator for the employment center slated for Griff's. 

West District Neighborhood Officer Promoted
Officer Caleb Johnson
Promoted to detective and has moved to the South District. 

West District Field Lieutenant
Lt. Lori Chalecki 
(Generally responsible for  neighborhood officers and community policing team).  

West District Captain
Captain Victor Wahl
Madison Police Department - West District, 1710 McKenna Boulevard, Madison, WI 53711 (608) 243-0503

Neighborhood officers work full-time in their assigned neighborhoods. Rather than responding to calls for police service, they take a proactive approach to find long-term solution to problems in their areas. Neighborhood officers are typically assigned to their areas for up to four years, and they become very familiar with their neighborhoods. 


Liquor License Applications
A new Class B Beer & Liquor license has been applied for in District 1.
Address: 88 Hawks Landing CIR, Verona, WI 53593
Community meeting scheduled for 1/12/2016 to introduce applicant and opportunity to get additional information. 6654 Mineral Point Road.

ILiqour Application for Class B Beer and Liquor License.  High end establishment. Council approved this  license on 1/5/2016. . 
Madison Parks News
Winter fun has begun at Madison Parks! 
Make plans to get Out & About!
Ski trails at Elver Park, Yahara Hill Golf Course and Odana Hills Golf will continue to be groomed as conditions allow. Door Creek has been groomed today with two classic skiing tracks. Trail conditions can and do change daily, visit our website for the latest updates.
Earlier this week Olbrich, Elver and Hillington Triangle ice rinks opened for general ice skating. All others have not yet officially opened. We are measuring ice depths regularly and ask that folks please continue to STAY OFF THE ICE until they are officially opened. This information is updated on our ice skating webpage.
Registration is open for ice skating lessons at Tenney and Elver parks. Classes will now begin the week of January 18. An updated schedule will be posted on ice skating website soon.
Join Madison Parks and Warner Park Community Recreation Center for a family-friendly night of fun this Friday, January 8.
This Sunday, January 10 come out to Turville Point Conservation Park and join Andria Blattner at the campfire to discover the beauty of individual snowflakes, and then take-in a free, guided nature walk.
How about some Friday night fun on the ice with skating to music under the lights? Bring your own skates or rent a pair at the warming shelter while enjoying some hot chocolate or a snack from our concession. The first one at Elver Park is Friday, January 15.
Madison Parks has partnered once again with the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and Monona Parks & Recreation to bring you an evening candlelit trails at the Aldo Leopold Center and Edna Taylor Conservation Park. Join us for this free event on Saturday, January 16. Find event details and parking information on our website.
Skate with the Wisconsin Women's Hockey team at Vilas Park on Sunday, January 17. All ages are welcome to the free event!
This season take advantage of our FREE, Learn to Series with ice skating and cross-country skiing workshops. Advanced registration is requested for each of these events beginning with Learn to Ice Skate on Saturday, January 23.
The Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation presents FREE movies for all ages at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. The first movie, Minions, will be shown on Saturday, January 23.
This fun-filled evening is perfect for daughters aged 5-12 years old and offers a night of music, refreshments, a complimentary photo booth and of course dancing! Dress up and celebrate this special night on Saturday, February 6.
Let us know your thoughts and suggestions on the 2015 golf season! By completing our survey you'll have a chance to win FREE golf for four with carts at the City of Madison golf course of your choice during the 2016 golf season. Make plans to attend the Season Kickoff Park on Saturday, February 20 when the winner will be announced!


Kids Build Weekend Workshops

If you are looking for some family-friendly fun on Saturday, January 9th be sure to head over to the North Central Regional Council of Carpenters' "Kids Build" weekend workshop!

The free two-hour workshop from 10 am to noon invites children, ages 5-12, to make wood projects at the carpenter training center. From benches to bookends, to wood cars and jewelry hangers, kids have the opportunity to be creative while learning something new. They will leave with their project and a certificate of completion.

No materials are required but all kids should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Southern Carpenter Training Center is located at 5202 Monument Lane in Madison. If you're not able to make it this Saturday, be sure to save February 13th, March 12th, April 9th, or May 4th.

What a wonderful way to foster interest in a great vocation!

Online registration can be found at To learn more, visit
Volunteer Opportunities

Subject: Help us recruit helpline volunteers? 

Would you please pass on the attached flyers to your friends and colleagues--especially those who are or live or work with African American women and or Latinas?  We are really trying to improve our response to victims/survivors of sexual assault among both of these populations and part of this means increasing access to African American and Latina counselors on our HelpLine.  We have a training coming up next month and I would really like to see more diversity and inclusion in that class than what we have had in the past.  Thank you for your help in this important endeavor!  If you would ever like me to come speak with a group of people to talk about our HelpLine please let me know.    
Erin Thornley Parisi
Executive Director | Rape Crisis Center, Inc.
2801 Coho St., Ste. 301, Madison, WI 53713 | 608.251.5126 x13 | 1973

Pocan Invites Ald. Samba Baldeh, Local Muslim Community Leader, to State of the Union Address
Jan 7, 2016
Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced today that he will bring Madison Ald. Samba Baldeh as his guest to next week's State of the Union Address to show solidarity with the American-Muslim community at a time of escalating bigotry and discrimination. Rep. Pocan joins other Members of Congress, including Reps. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), who also invited a Muslim constituent.
"The anti-Muslim rhetoric by leading political figures in this country is alarming," said Rep. Pocan. "By bringing Ald. Baldeh to the State of the Union I want to send a message to the Muslim community that this bigotry and fear mongering will not be tolerated. America has always remained a land of opportunity and hope for people of every faith and ethnicity. It is vital to remind ourselves of these core values, especially when some politicians try to spread hate in the name of votes."
"Ald. Baldeh's community service, through organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, and his public service as an alderperson speak volumes about his dedication to improving our city," continued Rep. Pocan. "I am honored to bring him as my guest to this year's State of the Union Address."
"It is my great honor to attend the State of the Union address as the guest of Rep. Mark Pocan," said Ald. Baldeh. "As a Muslim man and a local elected official, I see firsthand the impact of anti-Muslim political rhetoric and debate on my community. The recent rise in anti-Muslim sentiment around the country is troubling and affects real people's lives every day. It drives me, as I know it does Rep. Pocan, to be an advocate for those fleeing persecution and to protect the rights and freedoms of our country."
Madison Ald. Samba Baldeh represents the city's far northeast side and was elected in 2015. A software engineer and entrepreneur with two businesses, he also has an extensive record of community involvement including volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County, the AIDS Network - and leadership roles in the local Senegambia Association and the African Association. He is also a member of the 100 Black Men of Madison. He is the second Gambian-born elected official in the United States.
 Holiday Tree Collection
The Streets Division will collect Christmas trees for recycling. Each neighborhood will receive two collections. You may also bring your trees to our drop off sites. Note: Collection could be delayed due to winter weather. Snow and ice operations have priority over tree collection.
Round One begins Monday January 4th
Round Two begins Tuesday January 19th
Have your tree out on the above dates to insure collection. It takes us 8 to 10 working days to complete a round of collection.
Christmas Tree Collection Rules

All trees are chipped at the curb. To avoid damage to our equipment, we ask that you follow these guidelines:
Place trees at the street edge only
Remove and discard tree bags
Remove all tree stands, ornaments, lights and other metal objects
Trees that are not properly prepared will NOT be collected.
Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites

You may also bring your Christmas trees to our drop off sites at:
East: 4602 Sycamore Ave
The sites open winter hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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