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File #: 62660    Version: 1 Name: To approve the 2021 Urban Forestry Special Charge.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/14/2020 In control: Streets Division
On agenda: 12/1/2020 Final action: 12/1/2020
Enactment date: 12/7/2020 Enactment #: RES-20-00801
Title: Approve the 2021 Urban Forestry Special Charge.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - 2021 Urban Forestry Special Charge Rates.pdf, 2. Legal Notice Proof.pdf
Fiscal Note
The City of Madison’s 2021 Adopted Operating Budget anticipates $5,706,804 in revenue from the Urban Forestry Special Charge, an increase of $481,463 (9.2%) over the 2020 budgeted revenue of $5,225,341. The 2021 rate recovers the City’s costs associated with forestry efforts. These expenditures are budgeted in the 2021 Streets Division operating budget. Activities supported by these services include stump removal, tree removal and replacement, and general maintenance of the City’s urban forest.
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Approve the 2021 Urban Forestry Special Charge.
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Preamble
In 2014, Section 4.095 of the Madison General Ordinance was created to establish an Urban Forestry Special Charge. The ordinance created the urban forestry special charge in the City based upon the authority granted the City by Wis. Stat 66.0627, pursuant to Sec. 4.09(13) MGO. The costs of the program that will be recovered include all urban forestry costs incurred by the City to the City to maintain, protect and grow the City’s urban forest. The charge will only recover for services actually performed by the City, and the amount imposed may be adjusted throughout the year to account for greater or lesser expenditures. The urban forestry program serves all real property in the City and the charges are apportioned based upon the Urban Forestry Special Charge Policy, as originally approved on July 7, 2015 by RES-15-00597 (Legislative File ID No. 38644), amended on May 17, 2016 by RES-16-00368 (Legislative File ID No. 42706) and amended on May 15, 2018 by RES-18-00396 (Legislative File ID No. 51421).

WHEREAS, on October 21, 2014, the Common Council adopted Ordinance ORD-14-00162, File 35038, creating Section 4.095 of the Madison General Ordinances, which ordinance established an urban forestry special charge in the City of Madison; and,

WHEREAS, the intent of the urban forestry special charge is to recover the costs to the City to maintain and manage the City’s urban forest through its...

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