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File #: 29178    Version: Name: Edible landscape
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2013 In control: MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
On agenda: 2/26/2013 Final action: 4/16/2013
Enactment date: 4/25/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00063
Title: AMENDED 2nd SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 8.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to allow edible landscaping on City-owned land.
Sponsors: Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. Version 2, 2. Redline 2nd Substitute, 3. Version 3
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
4/16/20133 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt with the Recommendation(s)Pass Action details Not available
4/9/20132 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT WITH THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Not available
3/25/20132 WATER UTILITY BOARD Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)Pass Action details Not available
3/19/20132 COMMUNITY GARDENS COMMITTEE (ended 12/2016)    Action details Not available
3/18/20132 SUSTAINABLE MADISON COMMITTEE Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)Pass Action details Not available
3/13/20132 BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)  Action details Not available
3/6/20132 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Not available
2/27/20132 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
2/27/20132 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
2/27/20132 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
2/27/20132 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
2/27/20132 MADISON FOOD POLICY COUNCIL Refer  Action details Not available
2/26/20132 COMMON COUNCIL Referred  Action details Not available
2/19/20131 Attorney's Office/Approval Group Referred for Introduction  Action details Not available
Fiscal Note
The additional administrative oversight responsibilities can likely be absorbed utilizing existing staff resources without the need for an addtional appropriation.
Title
AMENDED 2nd SUBSTITUTE Creating Section 8.32 of the Madison General Ordinances to allow edible landscaping on City-owned land.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance will allow the planting and harvesting of edible landscaping on certain City-owned properties.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
Section 8.32 entitled “Edible Landscaping on City-Owned Lands” of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as follows:
"8.32 EDIBLE LANDSCAPING ON CITY-OWNED LANDS.
(1) Purpose. The purpose of this ordinance is to encourage the planting and harvesting of locally-grown fruits, vegetables, nuts and other edible plant forms for public consumption, and to regulate the permitting, placement and maintenance of such edible landscapes on certain City-owned land. This ordinance is not intended to replace the already established process for siting and managing community gardens, and is not intended to permit plantings on public land that are only accessible to the permittee. All plantings under this ordinance shall be the property of the City and shall be publicly accessible. Permits must be obtained for any and all plantings under this ordinance.
(2) Applicability. This ordinance shall be applicable to land owned solely by the City. This ordinance shall not be applicable to rooftops, medians, or rights-of way, including but not limited to street terraces, or to lands abutting bike paths or greenways, as the permissibility of plantings and the use and maintenance of those locations is governed by other existing ordinances.
(3) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following words shall have the meanings indicated.
(a) Applicant means the person applying ...

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