Last Chance: County Board Budget Amendments

Posted November 6th, 2017 @ 8:30 AM by

Tonight and Wednesday is your last chance to publicly testify on county board budget amendments. After that, its emails and phone calls if you want to have your voice heard – including on the final “uber-amendment” that passes finance and the final county board meeting on November 20th – no testimony. Here’s what they have to be considered tonight, and “the disappeared” for tonight. I’ll be livestreaming tonight on Facebook.

Here’s the agenda.

The committee will be taking public comment and discussing only the departmental
budgets listed below at this meeting. This will be the final meeting that public comment
will be taken on the department budgets listed below. Please see 11/8/17 Personnel &
Finance agendas for other department budgets.

Zoning & Land Regulation oversight
•Register of Deeds (pages 140-145)
•Planning and Development (pages 358-370)

Public Works & Transportation oversight
•Facilities Management (pages 93-102)
•Solid Waste (pages 375-395)
•Alliant Energy Center (pages 401-431)
•Zoo (pages 432-436)
•Public Works, Highway and Transportation (pages 469-502)
•Airport (pages 503-526)

Environment, Agriculture & Natural Resources oversight
•Land & Water Resources (pages 437-460)
•Extension (pages 461-465)

Executive Committee oversight
•County Board Office (pages 45-48)
•County Executive (pages 49-72)
•Tamara Grigsby Office of Equity & Inclusion (pages 73-77)
•County Clerk (pages 78-84)

Personnel & Finance Committee oversight
•County Treasurer (pages 125-129)
•Department of Administration (pages 85-124)
•Library (pages 396-400)
•Land Information (pages 371-374)
•Community Development Block Grant (pages 62-69)
•Debt Service (pages 527-529)
•Miscellaneous Appropriations (pages 146-150, 466-468)
•General County (pages 41-44)

Zoning and Land Regulation
CAPITAL (#8 on agenda)
– none
OPERATING (#9 on agenda)
ZLR-O-1 – Sponsored by Sharon Corrigan
Expenditures be increased by $20,000 in the 2018 operating budget for the Department of Planning and Development, Planning Division for a one time allocation to the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau for area wide planning for the area surrounding the Alliant Energy Center

Public Works and Transportation
CAPITAL (#10 on agenda)
PWT-C-1 – Sponsored by Robin Schmidt
Reduce expenditures and borrowing by $480,000 to eliminate the LED lighting upgrade project at the Dane County Courthouse.

PWT-C-2 – Sponsored by Robin Schmidt
Reduce expenditures and borrowing by $200,000to eliminate the LED lighting upgrade project at the Badger Prairie Healthcare Center.

PWT-C-3 – Sponsored by Robin Schmidt
Increase expenditures and borrowing revenue by $680,000 to increase the appropriation for the SMART Fund in 2018

PWT-C-04- Sponsored by Sharon Corrigan
Neither expenditures nor revenues be changed and the following language be added to 2017 RES-253, “Prior to investment in the biogas offloading station for the CNG pipeline, agreements between Dane County and each digester owner interested in using the pipeline be in place and reviewed by the Public Works and Transportation Committee and the Personnel and Finance Committee in order to insure that the pipeline capacity is sized appropriately for the demonstrated digester demand. ”

PWT-C-05 – Sponsored by Jamie Kuhm and Hayley Young
Increase expenditures and borrowing proceeds by $100,000 to provide funding to enhance the gas extraction system at the landfill

PWT-C-6 – Sponsored by Robin Schmidt
Neither expendiures or revenues be changed and the following provision be added to the 2018 capital budget resolution.
“The study and preliminary design of CTH M, shall include analysis of accomodations for bike lanes, pedestrian features, and future transit related facilities.”

OPERATING (#11 on agenda)
PWT-O-02 – Sponsored by Dave Ripp
Revenues be decreased by $2,895,200 in the Department of Public Works, Highway, and Transportation to reflect elimination of the vehicle registration fee

Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources
CAPITAL (#12 on agenda)
EANR-C-01 – Sponsored by Michele Ritt, Nikki Jones and Patrick Downing
Increase expenditures and borrowing proceeds in the capital budget by $17,000 to purchase a rainfall simulator.

EANR-C-02 – Sponsored by Heidi Wegleitner, Michele Ritt and Nikki Jones
Increase expenditures and borrowing proceeds in the capital budget by $24,000 to fund the installation of feminine hygiene product dispensors in all county park restroom facilities.

OPERATING (#13 on agenda)
EANR-O-01 – Sponsored by Nikki Jones
Increase expenditures by $82,200 to add a 1.0 FTE Soil and Water Conservationist position.

EANR-O-02 – Sponsored by Chuck Erickson
Increase expenditures by $83,157 to add 1.0 FTE G-18 position in the Lakes Management program

EANR-O-03 – Sponsored by Michele Ritt, Carl Chenowith and Nikki Jones
Increase expenditures by $15,000 in the Extension Department to initiate a Innovation, Access and Equity grant program under the Food Council.

EANR-O-04 – Sponsored by Heidi Wegleitner, Michele Ritt, and Nikki Jones
Increase expenditures by $6,000 in the Parks Operations Division of the Land and Water Resources Department to cover the costs of supplying feminine hygiene products at all parks restrooms free of charge to the public

EANR-O-05 – Sponsored by Michele Ritt and Nikki Jones
Increase expenditures by $29,415 to fund an LTE position that would create a volunteer certification program targeted toward youth but available to all, to recognize volunteer service in land and water programs, including Dane County Parks.

EANR-O-06 – Sponsored by Chuck Erickson
Increase expenditures by $15,000 for additional lake weed cutting LTE expense.

EANR-O-07 – Sponsored by Chuck Erickson
Increase expenditures by $5,000 to create the Lake Science, Stewards and Recreation program with the Bayview Foundation

EANR-O-08 – Sponsored by Chuck Erickson (failed, but not disappeared)
Increase expenditures by $35,000 to continue training on chlorides.

EANR-O-09 – Sponsored by Chuck Erickson
Increase expenditures by $2,000 to fund participation by Centro Hispano in Lakes and Watershed programs and meetings.

Executive Committee
CAPITAL (#14 on agenda)
EXEC-C-01 – Sponsored by Sharon Corrigan
Increase expenditures by $13,000 and borrowing proceeds revenue by $6,500 and City of Madison Revenue $6,500 in order to update the Crestron control box in the Board Chambers; this cost is being split with the City of Madison.

OPERATING (#15 on agenda)
EXEC-O-01 – Sponsored by Hayley Young
Expenditures be increased by $21,600 in the 2018 operating budget and for future years for the Office of the County Board software maintenance line to provide funds for the Boards and Commissions module in Legistar.

EXEC-O-02 – Sponsored by Sharon Corrigan
Expenditures be increased by an ongoing allocation of $50,000 in the 2018 operating budget for the Office of the County Board, policy and program evaluation-POS line, and that in 2018 $25,000 of this amount be allocated to the University of Wisconsin – Madison for the UniverCity partnership.

EXEC-O-03 – Sponsored by Sharon Corrigan
Expenditures be increased by $14,000 in the 2018 operating budget for the Office of the County Board, Legislative Services for public engagement.

EXEC-O-04 – Sponsored by Carousel Bayrd
Add $2,500 to the Equity Initiatives line in the County Board Office budget to provide equity training for the members of the Dane County Board.

EXEC-O-06 – Sponsored by Sheila Stubbs
Increase expenditures by $60,000 in the operating budget for the Tamara D Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion to increase funding for the Partners In Equity (PIE) program.

EXEC-O-07 – Sponsored by Sheila Stubbs
Increase expenditures by $5,000 in the operating budget for the Tamara D Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion to increase funding for the Simpson Street Free Press Internship Program.

EXEC-O-08 – Sponsored by Robin Schmidt
Increase expenditures in the operating budget by $25,000 for the County Clerk’s Office to complete voter identification outreach.

EXEC-O-09 – Sponsored by Chuck Erickson
Create a line in the County Board Office for Kassel-Dane Sister County Task Force Initiatives and include a base budget of $5,500. In 2018, $5,000 will be used for the Edward Knecht Trio’s visit to Dane County, and also $500 to support the Ancorra Quintet’s visit to Germany where they will perform.

EXEC-O-11 – Sponsored by Chuck Erickson, Mary Kolar, Bill Clausius and Carl Chenoweth
Increase Limited Term Employees line in the County Board Office budget by $3,900 and the Social Security Line by $300 for 2018 and the years following for an intern studying possibly communications, journalism, or marketing to support Board Office projects to include social media, Board Office public engagement events, and Kassel-Dane Sister County activities

NEW
P&F-O-02 – Sponsored by Chuck Erickson
Reduce expenditures by $2,500 (County Exec-Cultural Affairs)

P&F-O-03 – Sponsored by Sheila Stubbs, Michele Ritt and Carl Chenoweth
Office for Equity and Inclusion
Increase expenditures by $35,000 and add the following provision to 2017 RES-252, “The Office for Equity and Inclusion shall consider a range of topics for Partners in Equity grants. Grants shall be awarded to Dane County-based community groups that propose to use funding to address systemic racial inequities in health, education, employment, or the criminal justice system.

Additionally, recommendations of the Dane County Food Council-Innovation, Access and Equity grant program shall be taken into consideration in awarding up to $15,000 of PIE grant funding, with up to $10,000 intended for community groups and individuals located outside the City of Madison. These project grant proposals are to be solicited by the Food Council to assist in addressing equity throughout Dane County, in providing access to healthy food, increasing ease of access to land for growing food, and addressing issues of food waste and recovery
.
OEI may partner with other community institutions to support this effort with additional funding. Criteria will be established by the Office of Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

Applicant proposals shall be scored and awarded by a team of at least one county board member each from the HHN committee, the PPJ committee and the Executive committee, all appointed by the county board chair annually, and three additional individuals who are members of the OEI advisory board appointed annually by the chair of the OEI Advisory Board.”

Personnel and Finance
OPERATING (#16 on agenda)
P&F-O-01 – Sponsored by Sharon Corrigan
Increase expendiures by $12,000 in the Controller’s Office to fund an actuarial analysis of establishing a Voluntary Employee Benefitiary Association.

CAPITAL (#17 on agenda)
P&F-C-01 – Sponsored by Heidi Wegleitner, Carousel Bayrd, Richard Kilmer and Carl Chenoweth
Increase expenditures and borrowing proceeds by $25.4 million for the Affordable Housing Development Fund and add the following language to the Capital Budget Resolution: The Capital Budget includes $26 million to create Zero Initiative housing units for persons on the Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County’s Priority List, including homeless veterans (42), chronically homeless (268), and homeless youth (71). $3.75million is to be allocated to the Dane County Housing Authority. The remaining $22.25 million shall be made available pursuant to an affordable housing development fund (AHDF) request for proposals. An AHDF RFP review committee shall conduct the review of the RFPs and shall include representatives from the Dane County Department of Human Services, the Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County, and the City of Madison. The AHDF RFP review committee shall make RFP responses available to the public via legistar, receive presentations on project proposals in public meetings from RFP respondents, and take public comment on project proposals prior to recommending funding awards to the Personnel & Finance Committee. Funded projects shall meet Housing First standards as recognized by the Homeless Services Consortium of Dane County.

P&F-C-02 – Sponsored by Jenni Dye
Increase expenditures and borrowing proceeds by $1.4 million for the Affordable Housing Development Fund and add the following language to the Capital Budget Resolution: “The 2018 Capital Budget includes $2 million of funding for the Affordable Housing Development Fund. This is the final portion of the $8 million commitment for the Fund outlined in the 2015 Capital Budget. It is the intent of the County Board to renew this commitment and to include $2 million per year in the 2019-2022 budgets.

The Affordable Housing Development Fund monies will be continue to be awarded through a competitive request for proposals (RFP) process. The Fund will continue to be administered by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. The RFP will be coordinated and reviewed by a staff team including the Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Controller, the Director of Planning and Development and a staff person from the Human Services Department. Meetings of the staff team will be open to the public and agendas will be posted in the county’s Legistar system. The staff team will present their recommendations of funding awards to the Personnel and Finance Committee prior to introducing an award resolution.

Disappeared
CAPITAL DISAPPEARED (at least the ones I could find)
PWT-C-7 – Sponsored by Robin Schmidt
Neither expendiures or revenues be changed and the following provision be added to the 2018 capital budget resolution.
“The $2 million to study CTH M should include the need for expansion of Highway M and the development of alternative transit options, including construction of park and ride facilities, bus rapid transport stations and alternative transportation options to highway expansion.”

EXEC-C-02 – Sponsored by Heidi Wegleitner
Increase expenditures and borrowing proceeds by $244,000 in the capital budget for the Office of the County Board to have Citi Cable install remote video equipment in eight committee rooms: three in the City County Building, three at the Lyman F. Anderson Building, and two at the Public Works and Transportation Building. Citi Cable estimates the cost at $27,500 per room; an additional $3,000 per room covers county electrical wiring and potential connectivity expenses.

OPERATING DISAPPEARED (at least the ones I could find or figure out they were missing)
PWT-O-01

EXEC-O-05

EXEC-O-10 – Sponsored by Heidi Wegleitner


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