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File #: 66154    Version: 1 Name: Surplus Property Disposition Review
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/23/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Enactment date: 7/31/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-00055
Title: Amending Section 8.075 of the Madison General Ordinances to incorporate equity concepts, and economic feasibility review.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Arvina Martin, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Syed Abbas
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution does not require additional City appropriation.
Title
Amending Section 8.075 of the Madison General Ordinances to incorporate equity concepts, and economic feasibility review.
Body
DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS: This amendment is made in an effort to incorporate equity concepts, and to clarify definitions. Importantly, the amendment requires an equity analysis prior to the disposition of surplus property, and a diverse committee to review proposed uses for surplus property.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

Section 8.075 entitled “Disposal of Surplus City Real Property” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended as follows:
“8.075 - DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS CITY REAL PROPERTY.
(1) Definitions.
"City dDepartment" includes City agencies, departments and divisions, but does not include the City's Community Development Authority ("CDA"), Parking Utility, Water Utility, Sewer Utility, or Stormwater Utility (the "Utilities").
"Surplus Real pProperty" includes land, air rights, subterranean rights, and appurtenances conveyed with and/or affixed to the land (e.g., buildings)., used by a City Department in the performance of its normal functions, but specifically excludes real property acquired for the purpose of economic development including, but not limited to, properties acquired through the land banking program, whether or not such real property is used by a City Department during the City’s ownership.
(2) Surplus Property Notification. When a City dDepartment determines real property surplus to its needs, the City dDepartment shall provide written notice to the Director of the Economic and Community Development Division (ECDD). The written notification shall include maps, plats, or other drawings showing the surplus property, a legal description of the property and any restrictions or conditions as may be recommende...

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