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File #: 31717    Version: 1 Name: Mobile tower service
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2013 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 11/19/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Enactment date: 11/27/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00189
Title: Repealing and recreating Sec. 28.143, amending Secs. 28.032, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082, 28.091 28.098(6), 28.134(2) & (3), 28.183(8) & (10)(a), 28.206, 28.211, 17.08(2), 17.12(2)(b)5. and (2)(d) and creating Secs. 28.148 and 28.074(4)(d) of the Madison General Ordinances to comply with new Wis. Stat. §§ 66.0404 and 66.0406.
Sponsors: Steve King, Scott J. Resnick, Ledell Zellers
Attachments: 1. BODY, 2. ZText Staff Comments.pdf
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Repealing and recreating Sec. 28.143, amending Secs. 28.032, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082, 28.091 28.098(6), 28.134(2) & (3), 28.183(8) & (10)(a), 28.206, 28.211, 17.08(2), 17.12(2)(b)5. and (2)(d) and creating Secs. 28.148 and 28.074(4)(d) of the Madison General Ordinances to comply with new Wis. Stat. §§ 66.0404 and 66.0406.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  In 2013 Wisconsin Act 20, the state legislature limited the City's authority to regulate the placement of cell towers (defined as "Mobile Service Support Structures") and radio towers. ("Radio Broadcast Service Facilities") Among other things, the Act prohibits the City from denying an application for a cell tower based solely upon aesthetic concerns, and prohibits the City from denying an application for a radio tower based on anything other than a reasonable and well defined public health or safety concern.  This amendment makes changes to current ordinances to comply with this new law.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      Please see "BODY" in Attachments.