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File #: 43220    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the City of Madison, through the City Engineer, to sign the Green Tier Charter Renewal.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2016 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 6/21/2016 Final action: 6/21/2016
Enactment date: 6/23/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00478
Title: Authorizing the City of Madison, through the City Engineer, to sign the Green Tier Charter Renewal.
Sponsors: Sara Eskrich
Attachments: 1. Green Tier Charter.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
6/21/20161 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20161 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/1/20161 Engineering Division Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

No Funds Required.


Authorizing the City of Madison, through the City Engineer, to sign the Green Tier Charter Renewal.


WHEREAS, Section 299.83 of the Wisconsin Statutes provides that voluntary methods can be used and improved to minimize and prevent stormwater runoff problems associated with land development and home building construction site activities. The City of Madison, the City of Sun Prairie, Veridian Homes, LLC, Dane County, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have developed a Green Tier Charter to accomplish the following objectives:


1. To support and implement continual improvement techniques in the construction business and on-site construction practices, and the rules governing them, to more effectively reduce the release of sediments and nutrients to lakes, streams, and the wetlands of Wisconsin.


2. That continual improvement techniques going beyond compliance with the rules governing construction business and onsite construction practices will be supported and employed by the signatories. Such techniques may be used to reduced or minimized regulatory oversite in inspection using proven and verifiable management systems that result in measurable improvements.


3. The signatories of the Charter will make this process and site management improvement techniques available and transferable to the general industry to the extent practicable.


4. The signatories will implement changes, to the extent allowable by Statute, Administrative Code, and

Ordinance, that allow for the use of these processes in site management improvement techniques by each of their jurisdictional departments and company departments in order to promote the implementation of these improvements. The signatories agree to use the provisions of Section 299.83 to provide Tier I or Tier II Participants with mutually acceptable approaches that meet and/or exceed relevant performance standards. If unable to accommodate the agreed upon approaches, upon consensus, signatories to this Charter may seek changes to the Statute, Administrative Code, or Ordinances as appropriate to further the mission and objectives of the Charter.


5. The signatories agree, to the extent practicable, to develop and implement a process that allows a single point of contact for permitting, the application of uniform standards, and achievement of streamline regulatory approvals resulting in improved environmental performance.


6. Each signatory to the Charter will work together to coordinate and decrease the variability of regulatory governmental programs and authorization applicable to land development and home building construction sites.





1)                      That the City of Madison, through the City Engineer, to execute the Green

Tier/Clear Waters Initiative Environmental Results Program Charter and future Green Tier Program Charter Renewals.