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File #: 53938    Version: Name: Formalize Appointment Procedure for City's Appointees to the MMSD
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/27/2018 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 4/16/2019 Final action: 4/16/2019
Enactment date: 4/30/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00033
Title: AMENDED SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 35.01 and creating Sec. 35.03 of the Madison General Ordinances to formalize the appointment procedure for the City’s appointees to the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh
Attachments: 1. Version 1, 2. Version 2
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
4/16/20192 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt the following Amendment(s) to the SubstitutePass Action details Not available
4/16/20192 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Substitute As AmendedPass Action details Not available
3/19/20192 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Not available
2/26/20191 COMMON COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ReferredPass Action details Not available
2/5/20191 COMMON COUNCIL ReferPass Action details Not available
1/14/20191 FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Not available
12/4/20181 COMMON COUNCIL ReferredPass Action details Not available
11/27/20181 Attorney's Office Referred for Introduction  Action details Not available
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Title
AMENDED SUBSTITUTE Amending Section 35.01 and creating Sec. 35.03 of the Madison General Ordinances to formalize the appointment procedure for the City’s appointees to the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: In 2015, largely at the City’s urging, the State altered the governance structure of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, shifting the appointment of District Commissioners from the Dane County Board to the municipalities who make up the District. The City, making up the largest portion of the District’s customer base, has, by statute, five appointments to the nine-member Commission. Under Sec. 200.09(1)(b), the Mayor is authorized to make these appointments. This ordinance, in addition to making a clerical edit to the definition of District in Sec. 35.01, would require that the Mayor’s appointments to the Commission under this statute be confirmed by the Common Council and that one of the appointments be an elected official.
This Substitute makes two of the City appointees Madison alderpersons, who serve ex officio (that is, by reason of being elected and would no longer be members if they are not elected) and clarifies that they would be voting members.
This Amended Substitute changes the number of alders from two to one or two appointed alders.

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

1. Section 35.01 entitled “Definitions” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“District shall mean the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), a metropolitan sewerage district governed by a commission with such powers as set forth in subch. I of ch. 200, Wis. Stats., as amended from time to time.”

2. Section 35.03 entitled “Appointments to the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District” of the Madison General Ordinances is created to read as fo...

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