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File #: 33200    Version: 1 Name: Honoring resolution- Madison Water Utility Emergency Repair Staff
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/21/2014 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 3/4/2014 Final action: 3/4/2014
Enactment date: 3/5/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00162
Title: Honoring and recognizing the excellence of Madison Water Utility emergency repair staff during extreme weather conditions (Citywide).
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Chris Schmidt, Scott J. Resnick, David Ahrens, Shiva Bidar, Maurice S. Cheeks, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Denise DeMarb, Sue Ellingson, Steve King, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, John Strasser, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier, Ledell Zellers
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
3/4/20141 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/20141 WATER UTILITY BOARD RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMSPass Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Honoring and recognizing the excellence of Madison Water Utility emergency repair staff  during extreme weather conditions (Citywide).
This resolution recognizes the dedication, excellence, and hard work of the men and women of the Madison Water Utility who carry out and support emergency repairs on our water system during the 2013-2014 winter season.
WHEREAS, this winter has a frost line at depths of as much as six feet, causing frozen service laterals, main breaks, and associated problems; and
WHEREAS, in January, Madison Water Utility responded to the highest number of frozen water meter calls for any month in at least the last decade; and
WHEREAS, in 2013, Madison Water Utility crews repaired 306 water main breaks, the highest number of main breaks since the Utility began keeping records in 1980; and
WHEREAS, Madison Water Utility employees are on call 24 hours a day and have responded to hundreds of water main break and frozen service calls since January 2014, the most that the Water Utility has experienced in over thirty-five years;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Water Utility Board, Mayor, and Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby honor and recognize the employees of the Madison Water Utility for their service and dedication in the winter of 2013-2014.