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File #: 27950    Version: 1 Name: Chap 35
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/8/2012 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 10/30/2012 Final action: 10/30/2012
Enactment date: 11/13/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00142
Title: Repealing and recreating Chapter 35 to make changes to the City’s Public Sewerage System Ordinance and amending Sec. 29.13(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to relocate the sanitary sewer plugging process into Chapter 35.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Attachments: 1. BODY, 2. Office of the City Attorney Memo
Fiscal Note
These ordinance changes will clarify and update existing language in various areas. In addition, several provisions can be expected to have modest impacts upon charges or rates. Section 35.02(4)(c)13 provides that a new one-time sewer use fee will be collected with the initial water service permit when new construction or development occurs. This fee will be equal to half of the "flat rate" charge. Section 35.02(4)(c)14 requires a Permit to Plug Sewer Lateral before removal or abandonment of any existing sanitary lateral. A permit fee will be based upon average costs and approved by the Board of Public Works. Sections 35.02(7) and 32.025(4) establish a new procedure for setting Sewer Utility rates and Landfill Remediation Charges. Under the new provisions, charges and rates will be developed annually by the City Engineer and approved by the Board of Public Works and the Common Council. With this change, it will no longer be necessary to annually update Chapter 35 to include new rate changes. No appropriation is required to support any of the proposed changes, nor is any impact upon the tax levy anticipated.
Title
Repealing and recreating Chapter 35 to make changes to the City’s Public Sewerage System Ordinance and amending Sec. 29.13(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to relocate the sanitary sewer plugging process into Chapter 35.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance makes numerous changes to Chapter 35 and Sec. 29.13(5), MGO, to update the City’s public sanitary sewer and landfill remediation connection, disconnection, permit, fee and inspection processes. A full summary of the changes made to this Chapter are set forth in the Office of the City Attorney’s memo attached to this file.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Chapter 35, entitled “The Public Sewerage System” of the Madison General Ordinances is here...

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