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File #: 191464    Version: 0
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 12/17/2019 In control: COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: An ordinance relating to the acceptance of donations of public art.
Sponsors: ALD. MURPHY, ALD. KOVAC
Number
191464

Version
ORIGINAL

Reference

Sponsor
ALD. MURPHY

Title
An ordinance relating to the acceptance of donations of public art.

Section
304-24-1-c cr
304-24-2 rc
320-12-5 rn
320-12-5 cr

Analysis
This ordinance sets forth the guidelines for accepting donations of public art. The ordinance requires that donated artwork proposals:
1. Be reviewed by a 5-member panel consisting of the chair or designee of the arts board, the mayor or designee, the common council president or designee, the commissioner of public works, and the city attorney or designee.
2. Include an agreement that contains a plan for producing, siting, and installing the artwork; a plan to fund and deliver ongoing maintenance and restoration; and a plan for deaccessioning the artwork.

Body
The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 304-24-1-c of the code is created to read:

304-24. Contributions Received by the City.
1. DEFINITIONS. In this section:
c. “Public art” means outdoor, publicly accessible artwork in any style, expression, genre, or media created by an individual generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional practitioner of the arts as judged by the quality of the professional practitioner’s body of work, educational background and experience, past public commissions, sale of works, exhibition record, publications, and production of artwork.

Part 2. Section 304-24-2 of the code is repealed and recreated to read:

2. GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT.
a. All contributions received, except public art, shall be combined with other city deposits, and interest earnings on these funds shall be included as general city revenue unless otherwise specified by the common council in its acceptance of a contribution. As required by the Wisconsin statutes, one-third of the interest earnings shall be deposited in the public debt amortization fund. Donors shall be notified of this statutory requirement.

b. If a contr...

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