Sec. Adm 93.03 - Definitions

ยง Adm 93.03. Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) "Application" means an application for CDBG funds under this chapter.

(2) "Blight" has the meaning set forth in s. 66.1331(3) (a), Stats.

Note: Section 66.1331(3) (a), Stats., reads: "Blighted area" means any area, including a slum area, in which a majority of the structures are residential or in which there is a predominance of buildings or improvements, whether residential or nonresidential, and which, by reason of dilapidation, deterioration, age or obsolescence, inadequate provision for ventilation, light, air, sanitation, or open spaces, high density of population and overcrowding, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of these factors, is conducive to ill health, transmission of disease, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency and crime, and is detrimental to the public health, safety, morals or welfare.

(3) "Blight elimination and brownfield redevelopment program" means the blight elimination and brownfield redevelopment program administered under subch. V.

(4) "Blighted property" has the meaning set forth in s. 66.1333(2m) (bm), Stats. For the purposes of this chapter, the definition of blighted property shall apply to cities, villages, towns, and counties.

Note: Section 66.1333(2m) (bm), Stats., reads: "Blighted property" means any property within a city, whether residential or nonresidential, which by reason of dilapidation, deterioration, age or obsolescence, inadequate provisions for ventilation, light, air or sanitation, high density of population and overcrowding, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of such factors, is conducive to ill health, transmission of disease, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency or crime, and is detrimental to the public health, safety, morals or welfare, or any property which by reason of faulty lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility or usefulness, insanitary or unsafe conditions, deterioration of site or other improvements, diversity of ownership, tax or special assessment delinquency exceeding the fair market value of the land, defective or unusual conditions of title, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of such factors, substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of a city, retards the provisions of housing accommodations or constitutes an economic or social liability and is a menace to the public health, safety, morals or welfare in its present condition and use, or any property which is predominantly open and which because of obsolete platting, diversity of ownership, deterioration of structures or of site improvements, or otherwise, substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of the community.

(5) "Blighted site or brownfield site redevelopment project" means any work or undertaking by a local government to acquire a blighted or brownfield site, to conduct an environmental audit, to engage in environmental remediation, and to raze, demolish, remove, reconstruct, renovate, or rehabilitate existing buildings, structures, or other improvements to promote use of a blighted or brownfield site by a business or person for purposes that will result in end uses with a taxable value in accordance with an approved blighted or brownfield site redevelopment plan.

(6) "Blighted site or brownfield site" means an abandoned, idle, or underused industrial or commercial facility or site in a blighted area, or that qualifies as a blighted property, the expansion or redevelopment of which is adversely affected by actual or perceived environmental pollution.

(7) "CDBG funds" means community development block grant funds awarded to the department by the federal government under 42 USC 5301 to 5319

(8) "Department" means the department of administration.

(9) "Economic development program" means the economic development program administered under subch. III.

(10) "Eligible local government" means a local government that is eligible to apply for and receive CDBG funds under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's State and Small Cities Program pursuant to 24 CFR 570.3.

(11) "Emergency grant program" means the program administered under subch. VI.

(12) "Environmental audit" means an investigation, analysis, and monitoring of a brownfield site to determine the existence and extent of actual or potential environmental pollution.

(13) "Environmental pollution" has the meaning set forth in s. 291.01(4), Stats.

Note: Section 291.01(4), Stats., defines "environmental pollution" to mean the contamination or rendering unclean or impure the air, land or waters of the state, or making the same injurious to public health, harmful for commercial or recreational use, or deleterious to fish, bird, animal or plant life.

(14) "Environmental remediation activities" has the meaning set forth in s. 238.13(1) (d), Stats.

Note: Section 238.13(1) (d), Stats., reads: "Environmental remediation activities" means investigation, analysis and monitoring of a brownfields facility or site to determine the existence and extent of actual or potential environmental pollution; abating, removing or containing environmental pollution at a brownfields facility or site; or restoring soil or groundwater at a brownfields facility or site.

(15) "Full-time job" has the meaning set forth in s. 71.07(2dx) (a) 4, Stats.

Note: Section 71.07(2dx) (a) 4 reads: "Full-time job" means a regular, non-seasonal full-time position in which an individual, as a condition of employment, is required to work at least 2,080 hours per year, including paid leave and holidays, and for which the individual receives pay that is equal to at least 150% of the federal minimum wage and receives benefits that are not required by federal or state law. "Full-time job" does not include initial training before an employment position begins.

(16) "HUD" means the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(17) "Local government" means a city, village, town, or county that is in a nonentitlement area as defined in 24 CFR 570.3 and is not eligible to directly apply for or participate in the federal community development block grant entitlement program.

(18) "Low to moderate household income" means the median household income in the county where the local government is located, as reported by the latest U.S. census and updated periodically by HUD.

(19) "Municipality" means a local government that is eligible for CDBG funds under s. Adm 93.02.

(20) "Net mill rate" means the total of all property taxes levied by local governments against a given property for all purposes less general property tax relief payments divided by the estimated market value of taxable property in the municipality.

(21) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, nonprofit organization, city, village, town, county, or trustee, including a trustee in bankruptcy.

(21m) "Program income" has the meaning set forth in s. 24 C.F.R 570.489.

Note: The definition of "program income," including applicable exceptions, is too lengthy to be quoted in full here. A summary of the definition of the term "program income" is all gross income received by a unit of general local government, or a subrecipient of a unit of general local government, that was generated from the use of CDBG funds.

(22) "Public facilities economic development program" means the public facilities economic development program administered under subch. IV.

(23) "Public facilities plan" means a written plan for proposed project for which an eligible local government may seek funding under subch. VII.

(24) "Public facilities program" means the annual public facilities program administered under subch. II.

(25) "Residential utility rate" means for areas served by public water and sanitary sewer service, the average annual household utility rate paid for water and sanitary sewer services determined by dividing the total gross annual residential water and sewer revenue collected for the preceding calendar year by the number of households, as reported by the latest U.S. census and updated periodically by the U.S. department of commerce.

(26) "Site redevelopment plan" means a plan adopted by a local government for the acquisition, clearance, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and future use of a blighted or brownfield site.

(EmR1309: emerg. cr. eff. 7-1-13; CR 13-069: cr. Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14.)

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