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File #: 51583    Version: 1 Name: Family definition
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/8/2018 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Enactment date: 10/24/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-00102
Title: Amending Section 27.03(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to conform the definition of “Family” to that defined in Section 28.211, MGO.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required.
Title
Amending Section 27.03(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to conform the definition of “Family” to that defined in Section 28.211, MGO.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This amendment is designed to conform the definition of “Family” within the Minimum Housing and Property Maintenance Code to the definition of “Family” in the Zoning code.

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

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

1. Subsection (2) of Section 27.03, entitled “Rules and Definitions” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

(2) Family. A family is an individual, or two (2) or more persons related by blood, marriage or legal adoption living together as a single housekeeping unit in a dwelling unit, including foster children, domestic servants and not more than four (4) roomers, except that the term family shall not, in R1, R2, R3, R4A and R4L residence districts, include more than one roomer except where such dwelling unit is owner-occupied. In any residence district, a family may consist of two unrelated adults and the minor children of each. Such family may not include any roomers except where the dwelling unit is owner-occupied. For the purpose of this section, "children" means natural children, grandchildren, legally adopted children, stepchildren, foster children, or a ward as determined in a legal guardianship proceeding. Up to two (2) personal attendants who provide services for family members or roomers who, because of advanced age or a physical or mental disability, need assistance with activities of daily living shall be considered part of the "family". Such services may include personal care, housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry or companionship. See definition of “Family” in Sec. 28.211, MGO.”

EDITOR’S NOTE: Section 28.2...

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