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File #: 67132    Version: 1 Name: Environmental corridor amendment - 4401-4429 Westport Rd
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2021 In control: Planning Division
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: 10/12/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00687
Title: Authorizing the Planning Division and City Engineering Division to submit a request to the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission to amend the Environmental Corridor map to remove 4401, 4421 and 4429 Westport Road from the environmental corridor (18th Ald. Dist.)
Sponsors: Charles Myadze
Attachments: 1. Locator Map.pdf, 2. Area of Proposed Amendment.pdf, 3. 4429 Westport Rd Survey.pdf
Fiscal Note
No City appropriation required.

Title
Authorizing the Planning Division and City Engineering Division to submit a request to the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission to amend the Environmental Corridor map to remove 4401, 4421 and 4429 Westport Road from the environmental corridor (18th Ald. Dist.)


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PREAMBLE

The Central Urban Service Area (CUSA) was created in December 1969 to regulate the extension of sanitary sewer in Madison and many of the communities bordering it. For the most part, the boundaries of the CUSA are aligned with the boundaries of the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, which provides wastewater treatment for the communities within the CUSA. In general, the extension of sanitary sewer systems outside of USAs or the smaller limited service areas (LSAs) is not permitted by Wisconsin law.

Since 2007, implementation of the CUSA has been overseen by the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC), which coordinates planning and development among area municipalities, develops and promotes regional plans, and supports local planning efforts in Dane County and the cities, towns, and villages with incorporated areas in Dane County. CARPC is one of nine regional planning commissions in Wisconsin and functions locally to provide areawide water quality management planning and to review sewer extensions on behalf of and in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Urban Service Area planning identifies areas most suitable for sewered development as well as environmental corridors to identify and protect environmentally sensitive areas where development and urbanization would have an adverse impact upon water quality. Regional water quality planning before CARPC was provided by the Dane County Regional Planning Commission (DCRPC), which was dissolved in 2004.

Since the early 1980s, environmental corridors have been mapped for all urban service areas in Dane County. Environmental corridors ar...

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