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File #: 67591    Version: 1 Name: Intergovernmental Agreement leasing the Town of Madison's Fire Station
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Enactment date: 10/25/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00711
Title: Approving an intergovernmental agreement and lease with the Town of Madison for the City to lease the Town’s former fire station in exchange for the City agreeing to hire certain Town employees upon the final attachment of the Town on October 31, 2022.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Syed Abbas, Sheri Carter
Fiscal Note
This resolution authorizes an intergovernmental agreement and lease with the Town of Madison for the City to lease the Town's former fire station in exchange for the City agreeing to hire certain Town employees upon final attachment of the Town on October 31, 2022.

The agreement would allow use of the former fire station by the City of Madison while Fire Station 6 on West Badger Road is renovated. The lease of the facility would begin December 1, 2021, with a duration of up to two years. The lease agreement would transfer to the City of Fitchburg after the town attachment occurs on October 31, 2022. Under the current attachment agreement between the town and the two cities, ownership of the town hall, which includes the former town fire station, is transferred to the City of Fitchburg at the time of attachment. No rent would be paid for use of the former town fire station by the City of Madison during the duration of the lease.

Under the attachment agreement, severance payments will be made to former Town employees that are not offered comparable employment by either of the two Cities after October 31, 2022. The intergovernmental agreement authorized by this resolution would guarantee that the current incumbents in five Town positions would be employed by the City of Madison in comparable positions immediately after the time of attachment. Three public works positions, a police clerk and a municipal clerk would be affected by this agreement. Due to the fact that the City cannot provide an equivalent level of wages to those earned by each incumbent, the agreement also includes a severance provision that would be paid by the City within two weeks of start of employment with the City. The formula for calculating the severance payment is based on the wage differential, the severance payment under the attachment agreement and a multiplier (2.5) to make up the difference in wages. The estimated cost of the severance payment under the intergovernme...

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