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File #: 44254    Version: Name: Allowing electric generator as permitted use in Mixed-Use & Commercial Districts
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2016 In control: PLAN COMMISSION
On agenda: 11/1/2016 Final action: 11/1/2016
Enactment date: 11/10/2016 Enactment #: ORD-16-00093
Title: SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 28.061, 28.132(1), and 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to allow emergency electric generators as permitted uses in certain districts, to allow them to encroach into the side and rear yard setbacks, and to eliminate supplemental regulations related to location and noise mitigation.
Sponsors: Ledell Zellers, Sheri Carter
Attachments: 1. Body-Substitute, 2. Body, 3. Zoning Text Memo_10-17-16.pdf

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution has no fiscal impact.

Title

SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 28.061, 28.132(1), and 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to allow emergency electric generators as permitted uses in certain districts, to allow them to encroach into the side and rear yard setbacks, and to eliminate supplemental regulations related to location and noise mitigation.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This substitute amendment changes from conditional to permitted the on-site use of an emergency electric generator in the mixed-use and commercial districts.  This amendment also allows emergency electric generators in all districts to project into the side and rear yard setbacks.  Finally, this amendment eliminates the requirement that there be a 20 foot buffer from any residential use and, because this is now a permitted instead of conditional use, eliminates supplemental regulation (d) pertaining to noise mitigation where approved as a conditional use. 

 

This substitute was necessary because after introduction staff learned that MGE uses several emergency electric generators to provide off-site energy to support the power grid during emergency situations.  In making edits to the definition of emergency electric generator in Sec. 28.211 deleting reference to the provision of off-site energy, staff never intended to impact MGE’s operations in this way.  Therefore, this substitute removes the changes made by the initial ordinance to the definition of emergency electric generator.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

                     Please see "Body-Substitute" in attachments.