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File #: 56690    Version: 1 Name: Solar energy systems exempt from conditonal use and planned development alteration requirements
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2019 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 9/3/2019 Final action: 9/3/2019
Enactment date: 9/17/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00063
Title: Amending Sections 28.098(6), 28.151 and 28.183(8) and (10) of the Madison General Ordinances to exempt the installation of solar energy systems from the conditional use and planned development alteration requirements.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Samba Baldeh, Shiva Bidar, Sheri Carter, Tag Evers, Grant Foster, Keith Furman, Patrick W. Heck, Zachary Henak, Rebecca Kemble, Arvina Martin, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Marsha A. Rummel, Michael J. Tierney, Michael E. Verveer, Lindsay Lemmer
Attachments: 1. Staff_Memo 08-26-19.pdf, 2. Registrant.pdf
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required.
Title
Amending Sections 28.098(6), 28.151 and 28.183(8) and (10) of the Madison General Ordinances to exempt the installation of solar energy systems from the conditional use and planned development alteration requirements.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance will allow property owners with conditional use approvals or planned development approvals to install solar energy systems without seeking an alteration to their conditional use or planned development.

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

1. Subdivision (d) of Subsection (6) entitled “Alterations to a Planned Development District” of Section 28.098 entitled “Planned Development District” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“(d) Telecommunications towers, Class 1 Collocations, Class 2 Collocations and Radio Broadcast Service Facilities shall be considered minor alterations under this section. Criteria for review are provided in Sections 28.143 and 28.148. See Wis. Stat §§ 66.0404(3)(a)1 and (4)(gm) and 66.0406 (2013). A conditional use alteration is not required for the installation of Solar Energy Systems. See Section 28.151 and Wis. Stat. §§ 62.23(7)(c) and 66.0401 (2018).”

2. Subdivision (b) of the Subsection entitled “Solar Energy Systems” of Section 28.151 entitled “Applicability” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended by amending herein the following:

“(b) The Placement Plan shall be approved by the Director of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development Zoning Administrator prior to installation of the energy system. Any conditions or restrictions placed on the energy system shall be limited to those that serve to preserve or protect the public health and safety, or do not significantly increase the cost, or decrease the efficiency of the system. Conditions or restrict...

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