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The Sheboygan Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is recognized as a nationwide leader in energy efficiency in the water and wastewater treatment sector. Sheboygan WWTP has implemented numerous energy-saving measures, mostly by replacing aging equipment with energy-efficient models.
This ordinance states that every contract entered into by the County for the provision of reproductive health services shall require the provider to provide all County clients with comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information, including but not limited to family planning, birth control, pregnancy, and post-partum. In addition, any provider with a contract for services with the County shall only refer County clients seeking information regarding reproductive health services to a County provider that provides comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information.
This resolution requires municipal funds to divest from fossil fuels and evaluate alternative investment strategies for the future. This resolution prevents government agencies from investing in fossil fuels in the future and urges other municipal and public institutions and agencies to divest from fossil fuels and unsustainable resources.
This resolution, in order to provide community benefits from development of the County Park East land, creates the Community and Economic Development (CED) Fund; adopts the Park East Redevelopment Compact (PERC); and establishes the policies for the sale of the County\\\'s Park East land.
This ordinance amends the Downtown and Urban Districts section of the Madison zoning code. The ordinance establishes design standards; establishes building material standards and use; lists all permitted and conditional uses, including allowing community and market gardening, and farmers market; establishes certain standards and procedures for the downtown core district, including design review and alterations to approved designs; and establishes standards and uses for zoning districts.
This ordinance requires owners of rental dwellings to annually provide the Building Inspection Division of the Department of Planning and Community and Economic Development with contact information for at least two people who can exercise control and care over the property. The requirement would not apply to all properties that are owned and operated by local, state, or federal government agencies or a subdivision or agency of government
This ordinance establishes a public purchasing preference for locally-produced goods. This ordinance requires that government and public agencies review their existing purchasing contracts to evaluate the portion of their purchasing portfolios that are produced locally. Moreover, this ordinance establishes purchasing standards and practices that apply to any future contracts entered into by the county or its agents.
This ordinance requires all employers to provide a minimum of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked by an employee; provides that employers are not required to provide more than 72 hours of sick leave for an employee in a calendar year and employees of small businesses will not accrue more than 40 hours of paid sick leave in a calendar year, unless the employer selects a higher limit.
This ordinance makes several changes relating to the requirements of the participation of city residents in public works contracts, requirements for developers receiving direct financial assistance from the city, local business enterprise contracting standards and sanction and penalty provisions for these matters. The changes include: The definition of resident is changed to include all persons who maintain their place of permanent abode within the entire city, not just the Community Development Block Grant area; Worker hours is defined and excludes all hours performed by non-Wisconsin residents; The definition of unemployed or underemployed is changed to include low-income individuals regardless of employment status; It is required that 40% of the worker hours, unless the department of public works determines there is sufficient reason to impose a lesser requirement, shall be performed by unemployed or underemployed residents and that the contractor give fair consideration to all segments of the population including women and minorities. The number of hours subject to the 40% requirement is based on the total number of hours associated with a contract excluding all hours performed by outof- state workers; The residents preference program established by this section shall be reviewed by the common council, in consultation with the mayor, on or before October 1 of each year. This ordinance applies to any developer of a project that receives $1 million or more in direct financial assistance from the city. This ordinance also establishes a local business enterprise contracting program and standards for city award of contracts to local businesses when those businesses are not the lowest bidders. A local business enterprise means a business which: 1.Is located within the geographical boundaries of the city. Post office box numbers and residential addresses alone shall not suffice to establish status as a local business enterprise. 2. Has been located and doing business in the city for at least 6 months. 3. Is subject to local real estate taxes and is not delinquent in the payment of any local taxes, or that the business enterprise has entered into an agreement to pay any delinquency and is abiding by the terms of the agreement. A contracting department, shall, unless contrary to federal, state or local law or regulation, apply an award standard in all bids so that an otherwise responsive and responsible bidder which is a local business enterprise shall be awarded the contract, provided that its bid does not exceed the lowest bid by more than 5%. A contracting department shall, unless contrary to federal, state or local law or regulation, apply an award standard in the composition of scales used to evaluate proposals submitted in response to formal requests for proposals to procure goods or services. In instances where the maximum number of points used to evaluate a proposal is not equal to 100, an additional number of points, equal to 5% of the maximum number of points used in the evaluation, shall be applied to increase the total score attained by a local business enterprise. If the bids of two or more local business enterprises do not exceed the lowest bid by more than 5%, the contract shall be awarded to the local business enterprise that submitted a bid that exceeded the lowest bid by the smallest amount. A bid preference shall not exceed $50,000 for any one solicitation and award determination.
This ordinance adds three protected classes (gender identity, genetic identity, citizenship status) and expands three protected classes (family status, social security and domestic partners). This means that Madison residents are entitled to equal opportunities in employment, housing, public accommodations and city facilities without being discriminated against based on membership in any of these classes. These are in addition to already established protected classes in Madison such as age, race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, etc. In addition this ordinance protects credit history under employment.