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File #: 48617    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE Authorizing the City Engineer to create a Winter Maintenance Certification Program for both private winter maintenance professionals and City staff.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2017 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 10/17/2017 Final action: 10/17/2017
Enactment date: 10/19/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00824
Title: SUBSTITUTE Authorizing the City Engineer Mayor and City Clerk to create a Volunteer Winter Maintenance Certification Program for both private winter maintenance professionals and City staff.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin, Ledell Zellers, Sara Eskrich, Rebecca Kemble, Larry Palm, Steve King, David Ahrens, Zach Wood, Shiva Bidar, Arvina Martin, Michael E. Verveer, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. Version 1 - Leg 48617.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the creation execution of a Volunteer Winter Maintenance Certification Program implementedation by the Engineering Division. The program will be implemented using existing staff and resources within the Engineering Division's adopted operating budget.
Title
SUBSTITUTE Authorizing the City Engineer Mayor and City Clerk to create a Volunteer Winter Maintenance Certification Program for both private winter maintenance professionals and City staff.
Body
WHEREAS, The City of Madison has been actively working on the reduction of salt use as part of our winter maintenance operations since the early 1970’s; and,

WHEREAS, the pollutants of concern in stormwater runoff and the technology required to address them is continually evolving; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Madison is regulated by an EPA WDNR stormwater discharge permit which requires documentation of the amounts of chloride and sand used during winter de-icing operations; and,

WHEREAS, additional pollutants, currently not numerically regulated under this permit, such as salt are impacting our receiving waters and groundwater; and,

WHEREAS, The City of Madison is committed to continuing to improve our environment by taking action to reduce pollutants being introduced to our receiving waters and groundwater; and,

WHEREAS, the Saltwise partnership consisting of the Storm Water Utility, Public Health Madison and Dane County, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, UW-Madison, MAMSWaP, City of Madison and Dane County Land and Water Resources to coordinate educational efforts around best practices for storm water; and,

WHERAS, the City of Madison, MAMSWaP, MMSD and Dane County have been cooperatively hosting Effective Winter Maintenance Workshops for 10 years; and,

WHERAS, training workshops introduce road salt applicators to the environmental damage from over-application, the eq...

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