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File #: 74024    Version: 1 Name: Approving and Adopting an Updated Policy for Assessing Street Improvements.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2022 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 10/11/2022 Final action: 10/25/2022
Enactment date: 10/31/2022 Enactment #: RES-22-00723
Title: Approving and Adopting an Updated Policy for Assessing Street Improvements. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Grant Foster, William Tishler, Nasra Wehelie, Charles Myadze
Attachments: 1. Updated Street Assessment Policy (Draft).pdf, 2. ComprehensiveRacialEquityAnalysis - updated street assessment policy.pdf, 3. Informational presentation to BPW TPPB - assessment policy update slides sep 2022.pdf, 4. Updated Street Assessment Policy (2022).pdf, 5. 102522_CC_public_comments.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution approves an updated Street Assessment Policy. The current policy uses a defined percentage of the actual construction cost of a project to uniformly determine the special assessment to benefiting parcels. The updated policy creates an assessment rate that weights multiple factors to determine the unit cost. The policy goals for the updated method are described in the body. Adoption of the resolution does not require an appropriation at this time. Any future projects will require separate capital budget authorization. There is a companion file for an ordinance change related to this policy (Legistar File 74079).
Approving and Adopting an Updated Policy for Assessing Street Improvements. (Citywide)
The City Engineering Division is proposing to revise the Street Assessment Policy. The goal of the policy changes are to:
1. Make Rural to Urban projects less costly to property owners;
2. Reduce opposition to installation of new sidewalks;
3. Make assessments more uniform whether a street has existing curb & gutter and sidewalk or not;
4. Preserve existing development requirements;
5. Preserve a similar amount of assessment revenues;
6. Provide a more reliable estimate for property owners; and,
7. Fairly and equitably apportion assessments among property owners in comparable positions
WHEREAS, the City of Madison needs to establish the conditions and terms for assessing benefits associated with street related public works improvement projects in the City of Madison, pursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 66.0701 and MGO Sec. 4.09, and;

WHEREAS, the City has established policies for the assessments of street improvements, but it is necessary and appropriate for the City to update these policies in order to more equitably apportion special assessments on future public improvement projects.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Policy for the Assessment of Street Improvements, attached hereto and incorporated by...

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