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File #: 65473    Version: 1 Name: Approving the Negotiated Agreement Relating to the Third Rodefeld Landfill Expansion
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 6/1/2021
Enactment date: 6/7/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00397
Title: Approving the Negotiated Agreement Relating to the Third Rodefeld Landfill Expansion (16th AD)
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Jael Currie
Attachments: 1. Vertical Expansion-Negotiated Agreement, 2. Proposed Vertical Expansion, 3. Vertical Expansion-Negotiated Agreement (Redline)

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes the third Rodefeld Landfill Expansion, as outlined in the negotiated agreement between the City of Madison, Dane County, and the Town of Cottage Grove. This agreement authorizes a vertical expansion of the landfill to 1,065 feet above mean sea level. The agreement does not impact the tipping fees authorized under the Negotiated Agreement Related to the Second Rodefeld Landfill Expansion. No additional appropriation is required.

Title

Approving the Negotiated Agreement Relating to the Third Rodefeld Landfill Expansion (16th AD)

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WHEREAS, on January 16, 1984 Dane County and the City entered into a land sale agreement that allowed the County to construct and operate a solid waste facility in the City located at 7102 U.S. Hwy 12 & 18 and known as Dane County Landfill Site No. 2, or the Rodefeld Landfill (hereinafter referred to as the “Rodefeld Landfill”); and,

 

WHEREAS, on December 20, 1993, the County, the City, the Town of Blooming Grove and the Town of Cottage Grove entered into a negotiated agreement pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 144.445 (now Sec. 289.33) regarding the first expansion of the Rodefeld Landfill; and,

 

WHEREAS, on April 16, 2014, the County, the City and the Town of Cottage Grove entered into a second negotiated agreement pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 289.33 regarding the second expansion of the Rodefeld Landfill; and,

 

WHEREAS, the County has been providing solid waste disposal at the Rodefeld Landfill for nearly 40 years, and the 2014 expansion capacity is anticipated to be filled sometime in 2027.  The County now wishes to vertically expand the Rodefeld Landfill to extend the life of the solid waste facility; and,

 

WHEREAS, on June 1, 2020, pursuant to the requirements of Wis. Stat. Sec. 289.22(1m), the City received the County’s written notification of its intent to expand the Rodefeld Landfill and its intent to establish a negotiating committee to discuss the terms of the vertical landfill expansion; and,

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 289.33(6), on July 21, 2020, the City adopted RES-20-00523, Legistar File ID No. 61119, a siting resolution authorizing the City to participate in negotiations with the County over the vertical expansion of the Rodefeld Landfill through the Local Negotiating Committee for Dane County Landfill Site No. 2 (the “Local Negotiating Committee”); and,

 

WHEREAS, on April 29, 2021, the Local Negotiating Committee, made up of four appointees from the City and one from the Town of Cottage Grove, approved the Negotiated Agreement Relating to the Third Rodefeld Landfill Expansion, that agreement now being submitted to the Council for approval under Wis. Stat. Sec. 289.33(9).

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council finds that it is in the City’s interest to support the vertical expansion of the Landfill; and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Common Council approves the Negotiated Agreement Relating to the Third Rodefeld Landfill Expansion as submitted to the Common Council by the Local Negotiating Committee, and authorizes the Mayor and the City Clerk to execute this document on behalf of the City.