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File #: 57544    Version: 1 Name: Repeal Chapter 21
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/19/2019 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 11/5/2019 Final action: 11/5/2019
Enactment date: 11/14/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00080
Title: Repealing Chapter 21 of the Madison General Ordinances to transfer nonmetallic mining reclamation responsibilities back to Dane County.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh
Attachments: 1. Engineering memorandum, 2. Master Report
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Repealing Chapter 21 of the Madison General Ordinances to transfer nonmetallic mining reclamation responsibilities back to Dane County.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance will repeal Chapter 21, MGO, relating to the management of nonmetallic mining reclamation. City Engineering Division manages reclamation of three (3) nonmetallic mines, all located on the far-east side of the City. Dane County manages reclamation of the other +100 mines in the county. To avoid redundancy and improve program implementation, Engineering recommends that the City transfer reclamation responsibility for our three nonmetallic mines back to Dane County. Passing this ordinance will in no way reduce nonmetallic reclamation requirements for the nonmetallic mines in Madison. Furthermore, passing this ordinance will not jeopardize oversight because Dane County will be obligated to manage reclamation for these mines once the City’s ordinance is repealed. Dane County is aware of the City’s proposal to repeal this ordinance and staff for both entities have discussed the transition of responsibility back to Dane County.

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

Chapter 21 entitled “Nonmetallic Mining Reclamation Ordinance” of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed.

EDITOR’S NOTE:
Chapter 21 currently reads as follows:

“CHAPTER 21
NONMETALLIC MINING RECLAMATION ORDINANCE

21.01 TITLE. Nonmetallic mining reclamation ordinance for the City of Madison.

21.02 PURPOSE.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a local program to ensure the effective reclamation of nonmetallic mining sites on which nonmetallic mining takes place in the City of Madison, in compliance with Chapter NR 135, Wisconsin Administrative Code and Wis. Stat. ch. 295, subch. I.

21.03 STATUTORY AUTHORITY.
This chapter is adopted under authority o...

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