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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

Tag: Streets/Transportation/Roads


P Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted November 19, 2015 1:41 PM The City of Madison is expecting our first significant snow event of the 2015-2016 winter. The Streets Division is monitoring the situation and we have a plan in place. Prior to the snow … [read more]

Updates - City Streets

The Streets Division will have 36 plow units on the streets on Saturday. 32 units will be working to keep our salt routes open and four units will be sanding on residential streets and around Camp Randall Stadium in advance of today's game. We will also have crews clearing City owned sidewalks, … [read more]

City Update on Snow Removal on Sidewalks

posted November 21, 2015 7:04 PM The snow that started to accumulate on Friday, November 20, and continued into Saturday, November 21, 2015 must be cleared from public sidewalks by noon on Sunday, November 22, 2015. Prompt removal is always in your own best interest. If possible, please help … [read more]

End of Year Construction Updates and Road Closing

Good morning, This is the final weekly update for the 2015 construction season. Other project email updates will continue during the winter months. Thank you for your patience during the construction season! All roadways and ramps are open. Minor work with minimal traffic impacts … [read more]

Weather Updates

District 1 Residents: I hope you are enjoying the holidays. The following information was distributed through the City of Madison website to update residents on weather alerts. December 29, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Bryan Johnson 438-8526 or … [read more]

Winter Alert Update

Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted December 29, 2015 4:25 PM The first snow emergency of this winter is winding down. Streets Division crews and contractors are continuing with the major plow operation, but most areas have been completed. Our sidewalk crews … [read more]

City Snow Plowing Policy

I have been asked to respond to constituent messages to Ald. McKinney about our snow plowing policies. You are correct that plowing snow in a community as large as Madison is much different than in a community of 4,000. Madison has almost 800 lane miles of streets to be cleared. That is the … [read more]

City Information Website:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 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 … [read more]

Weather Alert from City of Madison

2/6/2016 From Streets Department Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted January 6, 2016 9:14 AM The City of Madison is due another dose of rain, sleet, and ice that will make driving conditions slick. Cautious driving is advised on all streets, especially in … [read more]

District 1 Updates

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. … [read more]

Press Release City of Madison/City Channel Viewing

received many emails over the past few weeks about the City's response/policy for snow removal. I understand many of the frustrations expressed by you. I will continue to forward your inquiries to the city streets department. If you have more immediate response please feel free to contact the … [read more]

Week of January 18, 2016

Alcohol License and Review Committee (ALRC) Meeting - 1/20/2016 Application for New License City/County Building, Room 200, 5:30 p.m. Dahmen Enterprises LLC • dba Dahmen's at Hawk's Landing 88 Hawk's Landing Circle • Agent: Tyler Dahmen • Estimated Capacity: 374 Class B Combination Liquor … [read more]

Snow Plowing Updates

Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted January 26, 2016 6:59 AM The city of Madison will be plowing all residential streets today, but there is no snow emergency. The Streets Division and our contractors will begin plowing the streets at 7am. Our combined snow … [read more]

Winter Weather Warning 1-4 inches. Change over to rain projected. Another round of snow for early morning

PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY GIVE YOURSELF AMPLE ROOM FOR STOPPING Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted February 2, 2016 6:51 AM The weather outlook for Madison remains unclear for today and contains snow. Streets Division staff will continuously monitor … [read more]

February 2, 2016

Snow Update Remember that residential streets are not plowed until we have three or more inches of snow accumulated on the roads and the storm is nearing its end. This combination of precipitation may result in some slick areas, so caution is essential. As with all storms, Streets … [read more]

Events that may be of interest

Information listed in this update: April 5 Election Updates Street CLOSINGS and Updates Presentation on the architects design for the Municapl Building Public Presentations: Final Report on City's Funding Process Needs Survey - Mayor's Neighborhood Conference Doors Open Downtown … [read more]


_____________________ MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE PARATRANSIT STANDING RIDES CANCELLED Monday, May 30 All standing paratransit rides are cancelled on Monday, May 30th. Passengers must schedule casual rides to travel on this date. Rides are eligible according to Holiday schedules. Rides are … [read more]

Public Information Meeting - Alder Conversations at Meadowood Community Meal

Major Update Public Information Meeting #2 The City and County are holding a 2nd Public Information Meeting on June 9, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Chavez Elementary School (3502 Maple Grove Rd. Madison, WI). Staff will provide a presentation and be able to answer questions about the project. … [read more]


McKenna Blvd & S Gammon Rd Assessment District - 2016 WEEKLY UPDATE Gammon Rd & McKenna Blvd (Schroeder – Jacobs Way): The contractor is installing curb and gutter along Elver Park. Limits Gammon/McKenna from Schroeder Rd to Jacobs Way Details S. Gammon Rd. will be … [read more]


NO PARKING RESTRICTIONS REMINDER FROM 7:00 a.m. To 7:00 p.m. DATES: 7/5 to 7/8 (Tuesday through Friday). Reminder to Residents of the Valley Ridge Subdivision: You should have received a postcard notification from the City Streets Department advising of parking restrictions in your area … [read more]


DISTRICT UPDATES CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MADISON WEST NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION HELD THEIR OFFICIAL ORGANIZATION MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS. Hard work by a group of very dedicated residents. You will be hearing more about the benefits of joining. Membership open to home owner … [read more]


Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:30 p.m. Room 201, City-County Building 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Common Council Presentation: Focused Interruption Coalition Focused Interruption … [read more]

Re-Sealing Starr Grass Dr. - Wash boaring

Date: September 22, 2016 Subject: RE: Wash boarding on the new chip sealing The contractor has scheduled a plan for repair of Starr Grass Dr. wash boarding. Weather permitting, they plan to reseal Starr Grass Drive on Monday. They will be installing no parking signs today and tomorrow as … [read more]


PROPOSED EXPANSION - PUBLIC MEETING Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 p.m. Hope and A Future 3440 High Point Road A Public Meeting is scheduled for citizens of surrounding neighborhoods to hear details on the expansion plans of Hope & A Future, ask specific questions about the … [read more]


Closure – West Johnson Street City of Madison Police will close West Johnson Street at North Bassett Street due Vice President Joe Biden's visit on Friday, November 4th. West Johnson will be closed between North Bassett Street and North Carroll Street from 7:00 a.m. until approximately … [read more]


Madison Snow Emergency Declared Posted December 4, 2016 at 7:45 PM PARK ON THE ODD SIDE OF THE STREET TONIGHT The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison tonight, including the … [read more]

Information Important to District 1 Neighbors

SNOW REMOVAL UPDATE Roads in general were in pretty good shape in the Madison area and most of southern Wisconsin, but there were some slippery stretches on highways heading north and northeast. The snow that started to fall during the morning hours of Sunday, December 4, 2016, stopped … [read more]


Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted December 9, 2016 10:24 AM Ding! Round two! With more snow charging toward Madison, the Streets Division has a plan in place to keep the streets safe for everyone. Today (12/9), the Streets Division deployed our brining … [read more]


Neighbors If you must travel today please be safe, take extra caution in driving. Below is the latest Severe Weather Alert posted. Please pass this information on to friends and neighbors. Winter Storm Warning issued December 11 at 2:22PM CST until December 11 at 6:00PM CST by NWS … [read more]


Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted December 11, 2016 1:42 PM Another snow emergency has been declared. The snow emergency will be in effect until 7am on Tuesday, December 13. The Streets Division along with contractors will begin plowing all city streets … [read more]

District 1 Updatrs

GET READY FOR ANOTHER ROUND Ten inches of snow on tap Friday; dangerous wind chills Wednesday, Saturday nights. Wednesday night's low is expected to drop to 6 below in Madison, with wind gusts as high as 25 mph. Thursday should be very cold but sunny with a high of 6, and wind chills again … [read more]

Snow Update from Streets Department

[Snow Plowing Updates] Posted 12/16/2016 4:07 PM Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted December 16, 2016 4:07 PM The Streets Division has had 32 crews out maintaining the salt routes since 3am Friday, and we will keep 32 crews on these routes for the … [read more]

Snow Alert Update

INFORMATION OF INCIDENT 12/17/2016 - 9:08 AM Address: 1250 McKenna Blvd. (Elver Park) Details: City Parks employee was plowing snow in the Elver Park parking lot. Some children exited a vehicle in the parking lot. The plow driver did not see the children as he was backing, as a result … [read more]


2017 Neighborhood Grant Program · Grant applications and guidelines will be available in January on the city’s webpage. · Orientation Workshop will be held January 18, 2017, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 103A from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. · … [read more]

Christmas Tree Collection

December 27, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information contact Bryan Johnson at 608-267-2626 Christmas Tree Collection Begins January 3 Starting Tuesday, January 3rd the Streets Division will begin Christmas tree collection. As in years past, there will be two rounds of … [read more]

Snow Plowing Updates

Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted January 3, 2017 7:47 AM Conditions turned icy this morning, and the Streets Division was ready. Commuters will likely encounter slippery patches, so everyone is encouraged to make good winter driving choices - drive slow, brake early, and be … [read more]

High Point Park Neighborhood Meeting - TODAY

EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY Early voting for the spring primary election. Early voting starts today, February 1st! You can head to any Madison public library to cast your ballot for State Superintendent. #EarlyVoteMadsion. Vote to strengthening our public schools. NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING … [read more]

Closing of High Point Road Bridge through September 2017

Dear Neighbors: Several of you have contacted me about the scheduled closing of the High Point Road Bridge on February 6. The following update was provided by the WisDOT project manager. Should you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Your questions will be … [read more]

D1 Updates

Snow Advisory for our area. Drive safely. Roads are slippery, caution to on the Beltline. All city snow equipment is out. Secondary streets will not be until primary roads are cleared. Snow Plowing Updates by Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent posted March 12, 2017 1:34 PM Madison, just … [read more]

District 1 Updates

Dear District 1 Neighbors It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your District 1 Alder since 2015. Thank you for the opportunity to serve a second term on the Madison Common Council. The Swearing in Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 18, at 12:00 noon, City County Building, in the … [read more]

D1 Information this Week

Community Concerned Over Incident Involving 2 Year Old There has been much neighborhood and community concern expressed over the details of the events surrounding a 2 year old playing outside her home in one of our District neighborhoods. Police investigation of the incident continues. … [read more]

D1 UPDATES 5/1/2017

D1 COMMUNITY MEETINGS - Save the Dates: Tuesday, May 9 Pre-Draft: Concept Plan: Jeffy Trail Focus Discussion & Information Session. Presenter: Dan McAuliffe, Acting Project Manager, High Point Raymond Road Neighborhood Development Plan. Location: Olsen School, 801 … [read more]

Information of Intetest to D1

Meetings of Interest to D1 this week 5:30 PM Plan Commission, City-County Building 210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Room 200 Planning Commission The function and duty of the Plan Commission is to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of Madison. The Plan Commission … [read more]

District 1 Updates

Culver's Fundraising for Kneubuehl Family Three area Culver's restaurants will be giving 100 percent of their sales on July 15 to the family of the contractor who died during an armed robbery on June 27. The fundraising for the family of Christ Kneubuehl will be at the Todd Drive … [read more]

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

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 … [read more]

Upcoming 2018 City Budget Dates & District 1 Updates Week of 9/18/17

Upcoming 2018 City Budget Deliberations September Dates Monday, September 11 – Finance Committee Capital Budget Hearing Link to video Tuesday, September 12 – Finance Committee Capital Budget Hearing Link to video Tuesday, September 19 – Common Council Meeting / PUBLIC HEARING on … [read more]

Update: County Highway M - Prairie Hill to Cross Country

Work scheduled for the week of 10/23/17: Crews will continue topsoil removals within Stage 1 limits along CTH M, CTH PD, and Mid Town Road. Crews will continue excavation common along CTH M and at the new Wellness Way / Meriter Way corridor. Crews will continue to install underground … [read more]

Street Closures, Drug Disposal, Budget Update, Halloween Safety

WEEKEND DETOURS Freakfest Detours Begins Friday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. Buses detour from the downtown and UW Campus areas throughout the weekend for Freakfest. Capitol Loop Detour - Starts Friday at 6 p.m. • Buses do not serve the Capitol Square starting Friday … [read more]


REPLACEMENT OF PIPE ACROSS PARK RIDGE DRIVE There contractor (Drax) is installing new storm sewer from Park Ridge Dr to the cunette on the east side of the condominiums. The contractor has installed the pipe on an easement through the condo property. They now have to place the pipe across … [read more]


Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions David C. Dryer, P.E., City Traffic Engineer and Parking Manager 30 W. Mifflin Street, Suite 900 P.O. Box 2986, Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2986 Phone: (608) 266-4761 Fax: (608) 267-1158 DATE:?November 1st, … [read more]

Street Division - Annual Brush Pickup

Department of Public Works Streets Division November 3, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information contact Bryan Johnson 608-267-2626Yard Waste Collection Crews Begin 10-Hour Workdays Starting Monday, November 6, the Streets Division’s yard waste collection crews will begin … [read more]

Update: Park Edge Flood Mitigation Project

The Park Edge Drive Flood Mitigation project is currently under construction. The project information is available at The contactor (Drax, Inc.) began work at the end of September to install new public storm … [read more]

City Explores Municipal ID Program - Alternate Street Parking

Community Input Sought on Municipal ID Program Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and members of the Common Council are exploring the implementation of a City of Madison Municipal ID program. This ID would be issued by City of Madison with a primary focus of trying to reach populations, who for … [read more]

2018-2019 Collection Schedule Calendars Now Available

In this season of giving, the Streets Division would like to provide the residents of Madison with a tool they can use at their homes every day for the next two years. It’s the 2018 and 2019 collection schedule calendars! The collection schedule calendar shows what day to expect your … [read more]

How to Handle Excess Cardboard

The holidays are considered “the season of giving” for many, but for the recycling collection operators of the Streets Division the holidays are the “season of cardboard.” This time of year the Streets Division recycling collection operators see many homes with more cardboard than can fit … [read more]

City of Madison Wants You to Share Your Thoughts and Experiences on Downtown Events and Madison Metro Bus Service

The City of Madison prides itself on hosting signature events that bring together and celebrate our community, as well as facilitate free expression. Street Use Event permits include a variety of activities such as cultural and food festivals, holiday parades, athletic events, political … [read more]

Snow Update - Streets Division Staff

January 14, 2018 Streets Division crews will be working around-the-clock to maintain the roads during this long winter storm. As the snow falls tonight, 33 crews will be deployed to maintain the city salt routes and sand first areas. Salt routes are the main thoroughfares, Madison Metro bus … [read more]

Snow Emergency

Department of Public Works Streets Division Chris Kelley, Streets Superintendent 1501 West Badger Road Madison, Wisconsin 53713 Phone: (608) 266-4681 Fax: (608) 267-1120 February 9, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE … [read more]

Update from Streets Department

The City of Madison Streets Division will plow all City of Madison Streets today. There is no declared snow emergency. There will be limited large item collection today due to staffing constraints related to plowing operations. Refuse and recycling collection, however, will go on as … [read more]

May 23 - Public Meeting to Discuss the Development of the City's Lower Badger Mill Creek Lands

Wednesday, May 23rd, 7:00 p.m. Blackhawk Church Fireside Room 9620 Brader Way, Middleton The City of Madison Planning, Parks, and Engineering Divisions will be hosting a public input meeting to discuss land division and planned public improvement projects for a 70-acre parcel of City … [read more]

Highway M Closure Friday Night & Stage 2 Work -Please be alert when traveling the CTH M corridor.

Posted August 17, 2018 Integrity Grading & Excavating will close County Highway M (Pleasant View Road) between McKee Road (CTH PD) and Mid Town Road. The closure will take place overnight from 9:00 p.m. Friday, August 17 to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, August 18. Local traffic and residents … [read more]

Warning of Hazardous Driving - Asked to Stay Off the Roads

If you don’t have to go out tonight please stay home. Dear Neighbors: Please stay out of flood water. Driving home tonight cars in front of me were already flooded and stalled. Beltline and Gammon. Gammon and Watts. Watts Rd. and High Point Rds were also impassible. Many cars turned … [read more]

Heavy Rain and Flooding Reported on the Southwest

Good Morning Neighbors I am already receiving calls from residents who experienced severe flooding. One resident reporting 4” in basement flooding. There is also a report of a person being swept away in the Westside flooding. Please email me at to report the impact … [read more]

All Residential Streets to be Salted

The Streets Division will apply salt to all residential streets in Madison on Monday, February 11, 2019. This is likely the first time that all Madison streets have been directly salted since the salt route policy was instituted in the 1970s. This extraordinary action is necessary due to the … [read more]

February 13: Snow emergency continues tonight

Vehicles will be towed again tonight. A snow emergency remains in effect for the entire City of Madison until at least 7 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019. Alternate side parking restrictions are in effect again tonight for the entire city of Madison, including the Snow Emergency … [read more]

Madison Declares Snow Emergency on February 20

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency today, February 20, 2019. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. The snow emergency will remain in effect until 7 a.m. on February 22, … [read more]

Spring Cleanup Street Sweeping Starts March 17

The Streets Division will begin the annual spring cleanup street sweeping process on the evening of March 17, if the weather allows. Starting on the evening of March 17, an overnight shift of street sweepers will be working from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Then a daytime shift of street sweepers … [read more]

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