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File #: 31136    Version: Name: Tourist Rooming
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/2/2013 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 10/29/2013 Final action: 10/29/2013
Enactment date: 11/6/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00185
Title: AMENDED SECOND SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 28.032, 28.061, 28.072, 28.082, 28.091, 28.151, and 28.211 of the Madison General Ordinances to add Tourist Rooming House to the Zoning Code and to eliminate spacing requirements between bed and breakfast establishments.
Sponsors: Mark Clear, Shiva Bidar, Matthew J. Phair, Ledell Zellers, Sue Ellingson
Attachments: 1. ADOPTED.CLEAN.pdf, 2. BODY - AMENDED SECOND SUBSTITUTE, 3. BODY - SECOND SUBSTITUTE, 4. BODY - SUBSTITUTE, 5. BODY - Version 1, 6. Version 1, 7. 31136 Comment.pdf, 8. FAQ Tourist Rooming House 10-29-13, 9. 31136 Amendment B.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/29/20132 COMMON COUNCIL    Action details Meeting details Not available
10/29/20132 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Substitute As AmendedPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/14/20131 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - RECESSED PUBLIC HEARINGPass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/1/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Referred for Public HearingPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/20131 PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO RE-REFER - PUBLIC HEARINGPass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/6/20131 COMMON COUNCIL Referred for Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/2/20131 Attorney's Office/Approval Group Referred for Introduction  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
The Ordinance amendment will align the City’s Zoning Code with State requirements that establishments that provide temporary lodging be inspected and licensed. Establishments that comply with such requirements are subject to local Room Tax requirements. Assuming the Ordinance amendment results in greater compliance, then the City might subsequently anticipate additional Room Tax revenues.

The number of such currently unlicensed establishments in the City that provide temporary lodging is unknown. Estimates range from 50 to possibly a few hundred. Under the proposed Ordinance amendment, unlicensed establishments will be required to ensure they are in compliance with zoning code restrictions and permitted conditional uses, pay an annual licensing fee, be subject to annual Health safety inspections, and pay the appropriate amounts of Room Tax. Non-compliant entities may be cited for non-compliance and subject to penalties.

It bears emphasis that the data regarding the number of unlicensed establishments are not currently available. Further, it is not known whether the overall impact of the Ordinance amendment on unlicensed establishments will result in additional compliance, the potential compliance magnitude thereof, whether some establishments may cease operations, and so on.

For purposes of illustration, if it is assumed that 100 such establishments operate within the City and comply with inspection, licensing and Room Tax requirements, the following are the estimated fiscal impacts:

Licensing Fees: The initial fee to open a Tourist Rooming Home is $595; after the first year of licensed operation, license renewal fees are $220 per year. These fees are used to support the inspection efforts of Public Health Madison and Dane County. Assuming 100 new licensees, the licensing revenues generated will be $59,500 in the first year, followed by annual renewal fees of $22,000. These revenues are dedicated to support the inspection efforts of t...

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