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File #: 27236    Version: 1 Name: Repeals
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 7/30/2012 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 1/22/2013 Final action: 1/22/2013
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Repealing Sections 4.23 and 23.01 of the Madison General Ordinances to repeal void language regarding prevailing wages on publicly funded and public works projects.
Sponsors: CITY ATTORNEY
Attachments: 1. Report of the City Attorney
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Repealing Sections 4.23 and 23.01 of the Madison General Ordinances to repeal void language regarding prevailing wages on publicly funded and public works projects.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Wis. Stats. Sec. 66.0903(1m) prohibits Wisconsin municipalities from enacting or administering local ordinances regarding the payment of prevailing wage to laborers employed on publicly-funded private construction projects and public works projects. Because of this state statute, Sec. 4.23, MGO, is void, and the City may not require that prevailing wage be paid to laborers on City-funded private construction projects other than those projects described in Sec. 66.0903(1m)(a)1-3, Wis. Stats. In addition, Sec. 23.01, MGO, is void, and the City shall follow the requirements set forth in Sec. 66.0903 requiring prevailing wages on certain public works projects.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Section 4.23 entitled “Prevailing Wage on Building or Work Financed in Whole or in Part with City Financial Assistance” of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed.
2. Section 23.01 entitled “Regulating of Public Work” of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed.
EDITOR’S NOTES:
1. Section 4.23 currently reads as follows:
“4.23 PREVAILING WAGE ON BUILDING OR WORK FINANCED IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITH CITY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
(1) Purpose and Intent. It is the policy of the City to assure equitable wages for all building or work which is financed in whole or in part with City financial assistance. The Common Council finds that extending prevailing wages to workers employed on such projects preserves and promotes the public health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of the people of the City of Madison.
(2) On any projects for which the City contributes financial assistance and which are “public w...

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