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File #: 091138    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/22/2009 In control: PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 1/20/2010
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Superintendent of the Milwaukee Water Works to request that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin establish a reduced water rate for water-intensive businesses that relocate to or expand within the city of Milwaukee and meet specific job creation and water use criteria.
Sponsors: ALD. HINES JR., ALD. MURPHY, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. WADE, ALD. PUENTE
Indexes: JOBS, PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, WATER SALES, WATER WORKS
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Note, 2. Exhibit 1, 3. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/29/20102 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/20102 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/20102 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTED

Minutes note: Retain all sponsors on amended version.
Pass14:1 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/20101 COMMON COUNCIL AMENDED

Minutes note: Ald. Murphy moved to amend the resolution by adding the following "Whereas" clause: "Whereas, The City encourages economic development and job creation through various incentives and programs, including Tax Incremental Districts and the Development Fund, and now desires to expand potential incentives to include reduced water rates; and" Ald. Murphy said this is a technical amendment recommended by the Office of the Comptroller to clarify the original intent of this reolution to mitigate possible concerns regarding tax-exempt status of debt issued for the water system.
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20101 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20100 CITY CLERK Sponsor added

Minutes note: Alds. Wade and Puente added as co-sponsors.
   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20100 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECONSIDEREDPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20100 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Individuals present: Ald. Murphy, 10th Aldermanic Dist. Carrie Lewis, Superintendent Milwaukee Water Works Matha Brown, Dept. of City Development Alex Runner, President Hines Staff Assistant Dean Amhausen, Milwaukee Water Council Claus Dunkelberg, Milwaukee Water Council Ald. Wade and Ald. Puente asked to be added as a co-sponsors. Ald. Donovan asked the Water Department and/or the Department of City Development to come back to this committee with a marketing strategy.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20100 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Ald. Donovan moved to amend this resolution by adding a "Further Resolved" clause that would direct the Milwaukee Water Works to report to the Common Council in three years on how the role of WAVE rates played in attracting new businesses to Milwaukee or encouraging expansion of business already located in Milwaukee.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20101 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: As amended.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
12/23/20090 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/22/20090 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
091138

Version
SUBSTITUTE 2

Reference
090239

Sponsor
Ald. Hines, Murphy, Bauman, Wade and Puente

Title
Substitute resolution directing the Superintendent of the Milwaukee Water Works to request that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin establish a reduced water rate for water-intensive businesses that relocate to or expand within the city of Milwaukee and meet specific job creation and water use criteria.

Analysis
This resolution directs the Milwaukee Water Works to request that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin establish a reduced water rate for water-intensive businesses that relocate to or expand within the City of Milwaukee and meet specific job creation and water use criteria.

Body
Whereas, Under Common Council File Number 090239 the Superintendent of the Milwaukee Water Works submitted an application for a water rate increase to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin; and

Whereas, The Common Council and Mayor desire to have in place a reduced water rate that would attract water-intensive businesses bringing new jobs to the City of Milwaukee, and that would encourage existing water-intensive businesses to expand water use and add new jobs within the City of Milwaukee, provided such jobs meet the “living wage” standard as defined by Section 310-13, Milwaukee Code of Ordinances; and

Whereas, The City encourages economic development and job creation through various incentives and programs, including Tax Incremental Districts and the Development Fund, and now desires to expand potential incentives to include reduced water rates; and

Whereas, Reduced water rates have been informally referred to as a “Water Attracting Valued Employers” rates, or a “WAVE” rates; and

Whereas, A WAVE rate could result in long-term benefit to the taxpayers of the City of Milwaukee by adding tax base and creating jobs and to the ratepayers of the Milwaukee Water Works by absorbing some of the available excess capacity and mitigating cos...

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