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File #: 29554    Version: Name: Support of Balanced Municipal Representation on the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/22/2013 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 1/7/2014 Final action: 1/7/2014
Enactment date: 1/8/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00037
Title: SUBSTITUTE - In Support of Balanced Municipal Representation on the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Lauren Cnare, Paul E. Skidmore, David Ahrens, Joseph R. Clausius, Larry Palm
Attachments: 1. MMSD population estimate.pdf, 2. 29554 Registration Forms for Common Council Mtg 6/17/13.pdf, 3. Original Resolution 29554.pdf, 4. Registration Forms CC meeting 1-7-14.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
1/7/20142 COMMON COUNCIL AdoptPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/20132 COMMON COUNCIL ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/26/20132 Mayor's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/3/20132 COMMON COUNCIL Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/16/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Re-referPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/5/20131 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/20/20131 COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT (ended 6/2020) Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/7/20131 COMMON COUNCIL ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE (ended 4/2017) Return to Lead with the Following Recommendation(s)Fail Action details Meeting details Not available
4/23/20131 WATER UTILITY BOARD Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20131 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20131 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20131 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/16/20131 COMMON COUNCIL ReferPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/22/20131 Mayor's Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - In Support of Balanced Municipal Representation on the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
Body
WHEREAS, the creation and governance of metropolitan sewer districts is governed by state statutes, which provide for two systems - one for districts that contain first class cities (Milwaukee) and one for all other districts;

WHEREAS, the Madison Metropolitan Sewer District (MMSD) governed by a five member commission appointed by the Dane County Board of Supervisors and the Dane County Executive's Office; and

WHEREAS, MMSD serves less than 75% of the county's population, and sewerage services are not a county service; and

WHEREAS, MMSD the City of Madison and many other communities,is are currently facing new costs associated with phosphorous mitigation; and

WHEREAS, local units of government that comprise MMSD have no direct say in how the district is operated; and

WHEREAS, Madison's commitment to environmental protection, and sustainability make it an invaluable voice on the MMSD commission; and

WHEREAS, when public dollars are being spent, it should ideally be elected officials making the spending decisions; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison mayor's office began a discussion with the other communities in the district about changing the method of appointments to the MMSD commission to a model similar to Milwaukee's - where the user so that user communities that comprise the district would appoint the commissioners; and a majority would be elected officials; and

WHEREAS, after discussion with some of the other communities in the district, the mayor's office has proposed the following changes: increasing the commission to nine members with five appointments by the City of Madison mayor, three by the cities and villages in the district, and one by the towns in the district, and has proposed including safeguards for minority interest;

* Increase to a nine member board with five appointments b...

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