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File #: 69482    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the Board of Public Works to Order Property Owners to Repair or Replace Substandard and Defective Sidewalks in the 5th Aldermanic District.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2022 In control: Engineering Division
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Enactment date: 2/25/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00118
Title: Authorizing the Board of Public Works to Order Property Owners to Repair or Replace Substandard and Defective Sidewalks in the 5th Aldermanic District.
Sponsors: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
Attachments: 1. Ald Dist 5 Map_Include w Ordered Repairs.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
2/22/20221 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/2/20221 BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/20221 Engineering Division Refer  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

The proposed resolution authorizes the Board of Public Works to order property owners in the 5th Aldermanic District to repair or replace substandard and defective sidewalks at an estimated cost of $1,145,000. Of this cost, $435,000 is assessable. Funding is available in MUNIS accounts 13720-403-200 ($1,110,000) and 14008-403-200 ($35,000). No additional appropriation is required.

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Authorizing the Board of Public Works to Order Property Owners to Repair or Replace Substandard and Defective Sidewalks in the 5th Aldermanic District.

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WHEREAS, pursuant to City policy under the Sidewalk Repair and Rehabilitation Program, each year all of the sidewalks in designated Aldermanic Districts are inspected by City Engineering staff to determine if sidewalks are broken, offset, settled, cracked, damaged, or otherwise defective and need to be repaired or replaced. Defective sidewalks are then repaired or replaced to ensure that the sidewalk continues to function properly. Under this Program, each Aldermanic District is inspected once every 10 years; and,

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 66.0907, and MGO Secs. 4.09(12), upon learning of unsafe, defective or insufficient sidewalks, the City is authorized to order the adjoining property owner to repair or replace the sidewalk and perform the work if not done, charging the amount to the property owners as a special charge; and,

 

WHEREAS, in 2021 City Engineering staff inspected the sidewalks in the 5th Aldermanic District and detailed the sidewalks in need of repair or replacement, which work is to be done in 2022.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Public Works, pursuant to its authority in Wis. Stat. Sec. 66.0907(3)(b), is authorized to order property owners in the 5th Aldermanic District adjacent to sidewalks in need of repair or replacement to replace and/or repair sidewalks, or parts thereof, in full compliance with the requirements of the Ordinances governing such construction and repair.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 66.0907(3)(f), the Common Council authorizes that the expense incurred by the City in making the repairs may be paid in up to 5 annual installments with interest thereon, following the procedures applicable to special assessments as set forth in MGO Sec. 4.08, and that all charges will be collected in installments as above provided except such charges on property where the owner of the same has paid the charge to the City Treasurer on or before the next succeeding November 1st.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Parcels in the 5th Aldermanic District are subject to deletion due to work being done by other City of Madison Contracts, utility work, insufficient funds, or other circumstances which justify deletion.