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File #: 54479    Version: 1 Name: Terminating the Declared Public Works Emergency per Section 62.15(1b) of the Wisconsin Statues for the August 20, 2018 storms and the emergency preparations and repair of public infrastructure damaged by the ongoing high water and flooding that resulted f
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2019 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 2/26/2019 Final action: 2/26/2019
Enactment date: 3/1/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00148
Title: Terminating the Declared Public Works Emergency per Section 62.15(1b) of the Wisconsin Statues for the August 20, 2018 storms and the emergency preparations and repair of public infrastructure damaged by the ongoing high water and flooding that resulted from the aftermath of the storms coupled with the continuing precipitation.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Note - Leg 54479.pdf, 2. August 20th Flood Event.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution terminates the declared public works emergency for the August 20th, 2018 flood event. No appropriation is required. The total of all operating expenditures specifically related to the Public Works emergency flood event reported to Finance as of January 24, 2019 totaled $1,094,470.28. The total of all capital expenditures specifically related to the flood event reported to Finance as of January 24, 2019 totals $550,504.66. Please see the schedule of costs by agency in the attached documentation.

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Terminating the Declared Public Works Emergency per Section 62.15(1b) of the Wisconsin Statues for the August 20, 2018 storms and the emergency preparations and repair of public infrastructure damaged by the ongoing high water and flooding that resulted from the aftermath of the storms coupled with the continuing precipitation.
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On the late afternoon of August 20, 2018, the City Madison was hit with a storm that dumped over 11 inches of rain in parts of Madison, with the heaviest participation occurring in the west side of the City. The rain event caused significant flooding where precipitation amounts were heaviest.

The rain on August 20, 2018 came at a time when the Madison lakes were already high from a wet spring and summer. In the weeks following August 20, 2018 rain continued to fall in the Madison area. Lake Monona and its tributaries reached historic levels in excess of the 100 year flood elevation.

The result was the need to make emergency repairs to roads, bike paths, drainage facilities, sanitary sewers, shorelines and other public infrastructure in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. In addition, the City undertook a significant effort to protect properties from damage from high lake and rive levels.

On September 5, 2018, the Board of Public Works declared a public works emergency in accordance with Wisconsin Statute Section 62.15(1b). The declaration of an eme...

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