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File #: 57908    Version: 1 Name: Including Lake Mendota in Ward 53 and Ward 147
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/23/2019 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Enactment date: 12/4/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00087
Title: Amending Section 15.02(58), creating Section 15.02(147), and amending Section 15.03(8) of the Madison General Ordinances to amend the legal description of Ward 58, create Ward 147, and add Ward 147 to Aldermanic District 8.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. 11/5/19_Planning_Staff_Memo.pdf
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required.
Title
Amending Section 15.02(58), creating Section 15.02(147), and amending Section 15.03(8) of the Madison General Ordinances to amend the legal description of Ward 58, create Ward 147, and add Ward 147 to Aldermanic District 8.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: Lake Mendota has been within the City of Madison’s official boundaries since Madison was originally founded as a village. However, the boundary of the City in this area is not accurately reflected by the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau’s mapping has approximately the southern two-thirds of the lake in Madison and the northern one-third in the Town of Westport. This ordinance clarifies that the southern portion of Lake Mendota is in Ward 58. It also creates a new Ward, 147, to include the northern portion of Lake Mendota. This ordinance assigns Ward 147 to Aldermanic District 8, which is the same district to which Ward 58 is already assigned.

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

1. Subsection (58) entitled “Ward 58” of Section 15.02 entitled “Wards and Wards Boundaries” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“(58) Ward 58. Beginning at the point of intersection of the shoreline of Lake Mendota and the Northerly prolongation of the centerline of Babcock Drive; thence Southerly and Southeasterly along said Northerly prolongation and the centerline of Babcock Drive to the centerline of University Avenue; thence Easterly along the centerline of University Avenue to the centerline of North Park Street; thence Northerly along the centerline of North Park Street to the shoreline of Lake Mendota; thence Westerly Northeasterly and Northerly along the shoreline of Lake Mendota to the intersection with the north line of Government Lot 1, (Northwest ¼) of Section 1, Township 7N, Range 9E; thence West, 11,450 feet; thence Sout...

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