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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: Flooding

Update on Flooding in Madison from City Engineer

Please find the following update from City Engineer, Rob Phillips, sent to the Common Council and that I am sharing with District 1 neighbors: On late Friday night into Saturday morning, the City of Madison and surrounding areas experienced a serve rainfall event. The near west, far west, and … [read more]

High Lake Levels - Residents in low lying areas should be preparing to protect their properties

As you are aware, the storm we experience on June 15th and June 16th was an extreme event which resulted in many areas of the city flooding. We received an additional 1-1.5 inches of rain overnight and this morning and we expect more rain today, Friday and Saturday of this week. The flooding … [read more]

Sand Bags - Added Westside Location - Old Griff's Restaurant Parking Lot

Staff continues to address the flooding issues in the area. Engineering staff responded quickly to the request to have sand delivered closer to the Park Edge Park Ridge area (Old Griff’s parking lot). You will need to bring shovels. If neighbors are willing. We could use extra hands to fill … [read more]

Happy 4th of July!

Many have asked for construction updates. Enjoy the day, remember to stay well hydrated. Park Edge/Park Ridge Neighborhood Employment & Training Center Per ADDM #1: Pre-Bid Contractors Meeting: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 1:30 pm at 1233 McKenna Blvd. Madison WI (Former Griff's … [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]

Flooding Update - Office of the Mayor

Dear Neighbor: You have received many emails over the past 15 plus hours. The purpose is to keep you informed and updated about the flooding crisis. I do apologize to those neighbors who may think this frequency is too much. As Alder, our job is to keep our consistents informed. In this case … [read more]

Update on Flooding August 23, 2018

Hello Neighbor: We are likely to see more rain tomorrow. I'm including several updates here, so be prepared for lots of information. For the most up to date information, please see the City's Flood Updates (for things like road closures, cleanup information, and Metro Transit … [read more]

September 11...Fourteen Years Ago

Today marks the 14th year Anniversary of 911. That date will forever be etched into our collective memories as it changed the lives of so many...of an entire Country. Today we also recognize the unparalleled humanitarianism shown by first responders and the community of the whole. I love the … [read more]

West District Police- Another Car Left Unlocked - West District Blotter Don't be surprised - Another case on the west side where someone left an unlocked vehic

West District Blotter - A response about rash of car breaking on the Westside: (Name of resident withheld) I certainly feel your frustration. We are just as frustrated by it, this is a city wide problem and not specific to your neighborhood . I don’t know why people feel we are doing … [read more]

Community Invited to Honor Those During Flood Event - Tuesday, September 25

You are invited to attend the Common Council meeting on September 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 201 of the City-County Building. That evening, Ald. Barbara Harrington-McKinney, the southwest Madison neighborhood association presidents, along with the Common Council, will be honoring Connie … [read more]

City of Madison Flooding Update - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

FEMA Recovery Office Scheduled to Open Soon Local disaster relief officials are working with those from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) to establish a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) where Small Business Administration (SBA) and FEMA officials will be located and available … [read more]

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance for Wisconsin

Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, and Landslides Dane County Samuel Arroyo and Dorris Evans, Public Affairs Specialists with the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Disaster Assistance, have been assigned to perform Community Outreach in the City of … [read more]

Sandbag Collection Over for 2018

Residents should not place additional sandbags to the curb for pickup at this time. The deadline to place sandbags to the curb for pickup was November 25. Collection crews will cycle through the City picking up sandbags that were placed to the curb prior to the November 25 deadline. Once … [read more]

City of Madison flooding update

City of Madison staff have been monitoring area roads and low lying areas for the past several days in anticipation of rising water in some areas. South Point Road, on the City’s far west side is experiencing high water and motorists are being advised to avoid that stretch of roadway. … [read more]

Watershed information

WATERSHED STUDIES OVERVIEW & CITYWIDE FLOODING PROGRAM WHAT IS A WATERSHED A watershed is an area of land that drains precipitation (rain, snow, etc.) to a common low point, such as an inlet, stream or lake. See page 4 for a map of the planned watershed studies in 2019. WHY: NEED FOR THE … [read more]

TONIGHT: Proposed Hawks Landing Flood Mitigation Public Informational Meeting

Information from the May 28 Hawks Landing Flood Mitigation Public Informational Meeting

The City hosted a Public Informational Meeting on May 28, 2019, at Blackhawk Church (Brader Way) to discuss fixes at Hidden Hill Drive/Shady Point Drive and north of Hill Creek. The meeting Powerpoint is here. The Hawks Landing Flood Mitigation project page is here. [read more]

Updates- Week of August 6, 2019

Mental Health and Emergency Response Mayor Sayta: Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 1:03pm In June, I convened a meeting of community leaders and experts on the topics of youth, mental health, race, and emergency response after a video was released of a Madison police officer's … [read more]

Hawks Landing Flood Mitigation

Hawks Landing Flood Mitigation | Engineering, City of Madison, Wisconsin Last Updated: 08/30/2019 Construction Update Construction scheduled to begin September 16. Project Background Hawks Landing is a residential development located on the far west side of Madison at the northwest … [read more]

Hawks Landing and McKenna Boulevard/Gammon Lane flood mitigation projects and final sandbag collection opportunity

HAWKS LANDING FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT Construction Update Construction scheduled to begin September 16. Project Background Hawks Landing is a residential development located on the far west side of Madison at the northwest quadrant of South Pleasant View Road (CTH 'M') … [read more]

October 1 Flooding Update

Severe, heavy rain expected, pressure increases on lake, river levels The City of Madison Engineering Division will monitor the multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms expected today into Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service reported there is a potential for flash, river and … [read more]

District 1 Community Announcements

Dogs Allowed On-Leash in Most Madison Parks Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 4:02pm In early 2020, Madison Common Council approved the revised dog ordinances (MGO 8.19 and 23.32 , File 59294) which took effect on Friday, March 13. Due to COVID-19 priorities, we were unable to … [read more]

Project Update: Hawks Landing Flood Mitigation

The City of Madison team has begun the process of acquiring land required to implement its proposed Hawks Landing North Flood Mitigation project, as described in the "Project Overview" section. The resolution requesting approval to move ahead will be introduced at the Madison Common Council on … [read more]

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