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File #: 63512    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the USGS to monitor runoff from leaf collection study area and to accept partial funding from League of Wisconsin Municipalities by entering a Memorandum of Understanding with the League
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/22/2020 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 1/19/2021
Enactment date: 1/25/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00077
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the USGS to monitor runoff from leaf collection study area and to accept partial funding from League of Wisconsin Municipalities by entering a Memorandum of Understanding with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and amend the 2021 operating budget to reflect the accepted funds. (18th AD)
Sponsors: Rebecca Kemble
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the US Geological Survey to monitor leaf runoff at an estimated cost of $124,000. The City of Madison will provide $93,000, reimbursed by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and the USGS will contribute $31,000 in matching funds.
The proposed resolution also amends the 2021 Adopted Operating Budget for the Stormwater Utility. Under the proposed resolution, $31,000 would be added to the Stormwater Utility purchased services budget. Funding is available from the League of Wisconsin Municipalities via the MOU referenced in this resolution. Expenditure and revenue budget authority will be included in the Operating Budgets of the subsequent two years of the three-year agreement.

The Budget Amendment needed is as follows:
84125-54810-00000 $31,000
84125-46310-00000 ($31,000)
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into an agreement with the USGS to monitor runoff from leaf collection study area and to accept partial funding from League of Wisconsin Municipalities by entering a Memorandum of Understanding with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and amend the 2021 operating budget to reflect the accepted funds. (18th AD)
Body
WHEREAS the City is one of many municipalities required to comply with the recently adopted Rock RiverTMDL; and

WHEREAS, WDNR staff believes that it is possible that we are not receiving sufficient credit for the leaf collections efforts that we currently undertake as they regard to the reduction in phosphorous that is achieved; and

WHEREAS, to document the enhanced levels of reduction compared to no controls a study of this nature is required as the work has not been done nationally; and

WHEREAS, initial results have be promising and expanding the study will expedite a decision by the WDNR in regards to leaf collection credits; and

WHEREAS to document the reduction compared to no controls in watersheds draining to w...

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