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File #: 150647    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: Placed On File
File created: 9/1/2015 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/20/2018
Effective date:    
Title: An ordinance relating to a registration requirement for group living facilities.
Sponsors: ALD. BOHL
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List

An ordinance relating to a registration requirement for group living facilities.
200-23.5 cr
200-33-46.2 cr
This ordinance requires the owner of any property on which a group living facility (adult family home, residential care center or community-based residential facility) is operated to register the facility with the commissioner of neighborhood services. The fee for registration shall be $50.

This ordinance also requires the commissioner to provide quarterly written reports to the common council on the number, location by aldermanic district, and facility types of all registered group living facilities, noting changes in the number of facilities. These reports shall be submitted by March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 of each year.

The penalty for failure to register a group living facility shall be a forfeiture of not less than $500 nor more than $2,000, together with the cost of the action, and in default of payment thereof, imprisonment as provided by law.
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 200-23.5 of the code is created to read:

200-23.5. Registration of Group Living Facilities. 1. FINDINGS. The common council finds that certain group living facilities, particularly adult family homes and community living arrangements, open and operate in residential neighborhoods throughout the city with little, if any, neighborhood notification or oversight, yet often cause a multitude of problems, many of which result in complaints to local elected officials and calls for city services. These problems include, but are not limited to, noise and unruly behavior of facility residents, increased traffic, excessive numbers of parked vehicles, and an overall deviation from the residential character of the surrounding properties and neighborhood. The common council further finds that establishin...

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