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File #: 64941    Version: 1 Name: Authorization for PHMDC to Credit Licensed Establishments
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/7/2021 In control: BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
On agenda: 5/4/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Enactment date: 5/10/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00330
Title: Resolution Authorizing Public Health Madison and Dane County to Provide a 30% Credit to Licensed Establishments for the 2021 - 2022 Licensing Year due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and Response
Sponsors: Lindsay Lemmer, Syed Abbas, Sheri Carter, Christian A. Albouras, Gary Halverson

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes Public Health Madison and Dane County to provide a 30% credit to licensed establishments for the 2021 - 2022 licensing year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting reduced services provided to these establishments. The Department estimates the cost of providing the credit to be $540,000. The cost will be funded by Public Health’s restricted reserve fund balance for the Licensed Establishments service which is $860,000 as of year-end 2020.

 

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Resolution Authorizing Public Health Madison and Dane County to Provide a 30% Credit to Licensed Establishments for the 2021 - 2022 Licensing Year due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and Response

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WHEREAS Public Health-Madison and Dane County is a local health department statutorily required to respond to public health emergencies; and

 

WHEREAS a pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020 for COVID 19 and Public Health Madison & Dane County has been responding to this pandemic; and

 

WHEREAS Public Health staff have been reassigned to assist with the pandemic response in Dane County.  Sanitarians were deployed to support businesses, contact tracing, testing and vaccination; and

 

WHEREAS sanitarians that were reassigned were not able to provide a level of service that is normally provided to licensed establishments in Dane County;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that effective on May 15, 2021, for the 2021-22 licensed establishment renewals, the Public Health Department is authorized to invoice a 30% Covid-19 credit to all PHMDC licensed establishments that renew their licensed for 2021-22. These licenses are associated with food and drink establishments, tattoo and body piercing, hotels and tourist rooming houses, campgrounds and recreational campgrounds. Excluded are school and temporary food establishment licenses.