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File #: 60086    Version: 1 Name: Waive Late Fees and Penalties Associated with License and Permits
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/25/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 3/31/2020 Final action: 4/21/2020
Enactment date: 4/28/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00322
Title: Waiving late fees and penalties associated with licenses and permits issued by the Madison City Clerk’s office, including late fees for alcohol beverage renewal applications
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar
Attachments: 1. Waive late fees for permits and licenses 60086.pdf
Fiscal Note
On March 23, 2020, the Mayor issued an Emergency Proclamation based on the increasing transmission of the COVID-19 virus within the City of Madison. To help mitigate the financial impacts of this emergency on the businesses and residents of Madison, the proposed resolution waives late fees and penalties associated with licenses and permits issued by the Madison City Clerk’s office, including late fees for alcohol beverage renewal applications effective 4/1/2020 until 60 days after the emergency ends. Lost late fee revenue is anticipated to be $5,200 per month.
A budget amendment is not proposed at this time. The Finance Department is closely monitoring the 2020 budget and subsequent budget amendment resolutions to fully fund the response efforts are anticipated in the future.
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Waiving late fees and penalties associated with licenses and permits issued by the Madison City Clerk’s office, including late fees for alcohol beverage renewal applications
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WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, pursuant to Madison General Ordinance Section 3.19, the Mayor issued an Emergency Proclamation, based on the increasing transmission of COVID-19 within the City of Madison; and

WHEREAS, on March 24, 2020, the Governor of Wisconsin issued Emergency Order #12 ordering individuals to remain home except for Essential Travel; and

WHEREAS, as part of the Governor’s Order all Nonessential Businesses are required to close; and

WHEREAS, the closure of numerous businesses throughout the City has the potential to have significant financial impact on residents.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that effective April 1, 2020, the City will temporarily suspend the assessment and collection of late fees and penalties, to the extent not preempted by state law, for all licenses and permits issued by the City of Madison Clerk’s office under Madison General Ordinances. This suspension will terminate sixty (60) days after the Director of Public Health Madison and Dane County and the...

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