Tax 13.06(5)(a) (a) Construction period payments to counties, cities, villages, towns, and Native American communities which contain a mining site and for which a mining company has paid a construction fee for that site.
Tax 13.06(5)(b) (b) First dollar payments for counties, cities, villages, towns, and Native American communities.
Tax 13.06(5)(c) (c) Payments to counties for an amount equal to 20% of the tax collected or $250,000, whichever is less.
Tax 13.06(5)(d) (d) Payments to the project reserve fund.
Tax 13.06 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1982, No. 323, eff. 12-1-82; emerg. cr. (2) (c), eff. 1-1-86; r. and rec. (2) (intro.), (a) and (b), am. (5) (a), Register, September, 1986, No. 369, eff. 10-1-86; emerg. r. and recr. (3), eff. 12-14-92; emerg. r. and recr. (3), eff. 5-17-93; am. (1) (intro.), r. (1) (d) 2. and (5) (e), r. and recr. (2) and (3), Register, August, 1993, No. 452, eff. 9-1-93; corrections in (2) (a), (3) (b) and (4) (c) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2006 No. 609.
Tax 13.07 Tax 13.07 Discretionary payments. In accordance with s. 70.395 (2) (g), Stats., any municipality may apply to the board for a discretionary payment from the impact fund.
Tax 13.07(1) (1)School district payments. A school district may apply to the board for payments from the fund in an amount equal to the school district's nonshared costs. If the board finds that the school district has incurred costs attributable to enrollment resulting from the development and operation of metalliferous mineral mining and if the board and the school board of the school district reach an agreement on a payment schedule, the board shall certify to the department of administration for payment to the school district an amount equal to all or part of the nonshared costs of the school district in the year in which the initial agreement was reached. The board and the school district may, by mutual consent, modify the provisions of the agreement at any time. The payment shall be considered a nondeductible receipt for the purposes of s. 121.07 (6), Stats.
Tax 13.07(2) (2)Discretionary payment program. The annual discretionary payment program includes the following procedures:
Tax 13.07(2)(a) (a) Application process. The application process shall include the following steps:
Tax 13.07(2)(a)1. 1. Before June 1, the board may adopt an overall funding ceiling for the discretionary payment program outlined in this subsection. The level of the ceiling shall be based on the financial status of the impact fund, the board's expectation of what municipalities will need from the impact fund in the next year, and a review of the status of mineral development projects in the state. The overall funding ceiling shall be viewed throughout the application review process as a fiscal control upon the board. The board may modify the ceiling, as it deems necessary, once it has fully determined the merits of each application.
Tax 13.07(2)(a)2. 2. Before June 1, the board shall give written public notice announcing its intent to distribute discretionary grants and the total funds available for distribution. The board shall give written notice of the grant program and grant guidelines to local governments reasonably expected to be affected by metallic mineral development.
Tax 13.07(2)(a)3. 3. All discretionary grant applications submitted to the board shall be postmarked on or before July 31 in order to receive funding consideration.
Tax 13.07(2)(a)4. 4. Each application shall include a supporting resolution from the appropriate local governing body or bodies. The supporting resolutions submitted to the board shall be postmarked on or before August 31.
Tax 13.07(2)(a)4.a. a. Each local or joint impact committee application shall be accompanied by a supporting resolution from the committee.
Tax 13.07(2)(a)4.b. b. Each joint impact committee application shall be accompanied by a supporting resolution from each local committee within the area served by the joint committee and from each municipality which appoints the joint committee.
Tax 13.07(2)(a)4.c. c. Each local impact committee application shall be accompanied by a supporting resolution from its appointing authority.
Tax 13.07(2)(a)5. 5. A municipality may submit more than one application. Two or more municipalities may submit a joint application.
Tax 13.07(2)(a)6. 6. The board may provide partial funding to a municipality for a mining-related project. The board may also require municipalities to provide matching funds toward project costs as a condition for receiving a discretionary grant.
Tax 13.07(2)(b) (b) Application contents. An application may take one of 2 forms:
Tax 13.07(2)(b)1. 1. `Project proposal'. Municipalities seeking funds for a particular public service or facility, including the design, construction, or maintenance of a public facility, the hiring of consultants to provide specific legal, planning, local development, or technical assistance shall develop a project proposal for consideration by the board. The appropriate form shall be furnished by the board upon request. Information on the following shall be provided for a project proposal:
Tax 13.07(2)(b)1.a. a. A detailed description of the project and its component parts.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)1.b. b. The facts which verify the mining impact the proposal will address.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)1.c. c. A detailed budget for the proposal including the local funding contribution the municipality plans to make or any outside funding that would be used for the project.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)1.d. d. The project timetable, including the date of commencement and the date the project is expected to be completed.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)1.e. e. A description of any alternatives to the proposed project which were considered and an explanation of why the proposed project was rated more highly than the alternatives.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)1.f. f. A description of how the project will alleviate a mining impact.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)2. 2. `Mining impact brief'. Municipalities seeking funding for the operations of a local impact committee or a joint impact committee shall submit a mining impact brief. The appropriate form shall be furnished by the board upon request. Mining impact briefs shall include:
Tax 13.07(2)(b)2.a. a. A description of the proposed committee activities to be performed.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)2.b. b. A detailed budget including a description of the amount and sources of other funds and resources that will be applied toward committee activities during the proposed project.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)2.c. c. An explanation of how the proposed committee activities will alleviate a mining related impact or impacts.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)2.d. d. A description of how the project will be coordinated with other and other local and joint impact committees.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)2.e. e. A comprehensive description of the committee's long-term plans and goals, including a description of the committee activities for which it anticipates that funding will be sought from the board and from other sources in the year subsequent to the proposed project and during the long-term planning period.
Tax 13.07(2)(b)2.f. f. A description of how the proposed activities to be funded relate to the long-term plans of the committee.
Tax 13.07(2)(c) (c) Application review process. All applications shall be reviewed by the board. The following criteria shall be used to evaluate each application:
Tax 13.07(2)(c)1. 1. The extent to which the impact is caused by metallic mining and the severity of the actual or potential impact.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)2. 2. The extent to which the applicant is prepared to deal with the mining impact and is using all possible resources to address the situation. Consideration shall be given to the following factors:
Tax 13.07(2)(c)2.a. a. Whether the applicant will complement the project with other community assistance programs, resources, funds, or expertise.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)2.b. b. Whether the applicant has demonstrated an ability and willingness to plan for its future.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)2.c. c. Whether the applicant had demonstrated a willingness to cooperate with neighboring jurisdictions.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)3. 3. The extent to which the applicant will make effective use of a mining impact grant. Consideration shall be given to the following factors:
Tax 13.07(2)(c)3.a. a. Whether the proposal is likely to accomplish its purpose and addresses the impact.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)3.b. b. Whether the request is well-reasoned and cost-effective.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)3.c. c. Whether the project duplicates other planned activities.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)4. 4. The extent to which funding for the impact is necessary.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)5. 5. The extent to which the applicant has received any payments under s. Tax 13.06.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)6. 6. The board shall consider the following additional criteria in evaluating a funding application submitted by a local impact committee:
Tax 13.07(2)(c)6.a. a. The extent to which the funding proposal conforms with the statutory purposes of a local impact committee in s. 293.33 (1), Stats., and meets the requirements of s. 293.33 (4), Stats.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)6.b. b. The adequacy of the local impact committee's long-term plan and the appropriateness of the funding proposal in relation to the long-term plan.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)6.c. c. The degree of support provided to the local impact committee by its appointing authority, including staff support, direct financial support, and approval by the appointing authority of the local impact committee's activities, as evidenced by supporting resolution.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)6.d. d. The efforts of the local impact committee to obtain additional funding from other sources.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)6.e. e. The past success of the local impact committee in accomplishing its statutory purposes.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)6.f. f. The performance of the local impact committee in financial audits and the steps taken by the local impact committee to correct inadequacies noted in audits.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)7. 7. The board shall consider the following additional criteria in evaluating a funding application submitted by a joint impact committee:
Tax 13.07(2)(c)7.a. a. The extent to which the funding proposal conforms with the purposes of the joint committee specified in this chapter.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)7.b. b. The adequacy of the joint impact committee's long-term plan and the appropriateness of the funding proposal in relation to the long-term plan.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)7.c. c. The degree of local support for activities of the joint committee, including staff services donated by municipalities within the area served by the joint committee, direct financial support received or anticipated to be received from local impact committees and municipalities within the area served by the joint committee and approval of the activities of the joint committee as evidenced by supporting resolutions from local committees, municipalities, and tribal governing bodies within the area served by the joint committee.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)7.d. d. The efforts of the joint impact committee to obtain additional funding from other sources.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)7.e. e. Past successes of the joint committee in implementing the purposes specified for the joint committee in this chapter.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)7.f. f. Performance of the joint committee on financial audits and steps taken by the joint committee to correct inadequacies noted in any financial audit.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)7.g. g. The adequacy of communications between the joint impact committee and the local impact committees, municipalities, and tribal governing bodies within the area served by the joint impact committee.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)8. 8. When providing partial funding or requiring local matching funds for a grant project, the board shall consider:
Tax 13.07(2)(c)8.a. a. The extent to which the project is mining related.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)8.b. b. The extent to which the project is necessary for alleviating a mining-related impact.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)8.c. c. The extent to which outside funding is necessary.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)8.d. d. The extent to which a municipality receives other revenues associated with a proposed or operating mine.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)8.e. e. The amount of funds available in the investment and local impact fund and the short term and long term needs of mining communities throughout the state.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)9. 9. The extent to which the location of each applicant, with respect to mineral development, meets 3 distribution priorities:
Tax 13.07(2)(c)9.a. a. Distribution shall first be made to those municipalities with active metalliferous mining sites or with metalliferous mining sites that were active within 3 years previous to December 31 of the year in which the grant application is made, or to those municipalities in which a permit has been issued under s. 293.37, Stats., to commence mining.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)9.b. b. Distribution shall next be made to those municipalities adjacent to municipalities in which metalliferous minerals are extracted or were extracted more than 3 years, but less than 7 years previous to December 31 of the year in which the grant application is made.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)9.c. c. Distribution shall next be made to those municipalities in which metalliferous minerals are not currently being extracted and to those municipalities which are not adjacent to municipalities in which metalliferous minerals are extracted. Within this category, a higher priority shall be given to municipalities where a metalliferous mine is proposed and the mining company has filed a notice of intent under s. 293.31, Stats., a prospecting permit application under s. 293.35, Stats., or a mining permit application under s. 293.37, Stats., municipalities where metalliferous mining occurred more than 3 years ago, and municipalities where metallic mineral exploration is occurring.
Tax 13.07(2)(c)10. 10. During the board review of the grant proposals, applicants may appear before the board on behalf of their applications.
Tax 13.07(2)(d) (d) Decision and notification process. The board shall make its funding decisions on or before October 15. The board shall notify all applicants in writing of the action taken on their respective applications.
Tax 13.07(2)(e) (e) Grant agreements. Grant decisions made by the board shall be formalized in a grant agreement between the board and the local government grant recipient. The terms of the grant agreement shall include:
Tax 13.07(2)(e)1. 1. The grant project period.
Tax 13.07(2)(e)2. 2. The purposes for which the grant shall be used.
Tax 13.07(2)(e)3. 3. The grant sum awarded.
Tax 13.07(2)(e)4. 4. Provisions for the maintenance of grant funds in a segregated account.
Tax 13.07(2)(e)5. 5. Provisions for the maintenance of records of grant expenditures and supporting documentation to substantiate the costs claimed.
Tax 13.07(2)(e)6. 6. Provisions for the return of unexpended funds to the board at the end of the project period or grant year.
Tax 13.07(2)(e)7. 7. Provisions for the submittal of an expenditure report to the board at the end of the project period or grant year to document the use of the grant award.
Tax 13.07(2)(e)8. 8. Other reasonable terms the board believes necessary to ensure the prudent use of the grant funds.
Tax 13.07(2)(f) (f) Grant disbursements. The board shall disburse grant awards as follows:
Tax 13.07(2)(f)1. 1. Discretionary grant awards of $2,000 or less shall be disbursed to the grant recipient at the beginning of the grant project, after the grant agreement has been signed by both parties.
Tax 13.07(2)(f)2. 2. Grant awards for more than $2,000 shall be distributed on an as-needed basis. A grant recipient shall certify to the board project costs that have been incurred. A grant check shall be sent to the grant recipient within 3 weeks for the amount of the expenditure. To certify the expense, the grant recipient shall file a certification form with the board or submit a copy of the bill to document the expenditure.
Tax 13.07(2)(g) (g) Appeals process. The grant appeal process shall include the following steps:
Tax 13.07(2)(g)1. 1. Any municipality which wants to appeal a funding decision by the board shall submit a written appeal to the board within 20 days after notification. The 20-day period begins on the day after the mailing of the board's decision. The written appeal shall specify in detail:
Tax 13.07(2)(g)1.a. a. How the board has made a material error of law,
Tax 13.07(2)(g)1.b. b. How the board has made a material error of fact, or
Tax 13.07(2)(g)1.c. c. New, pertinent information which was not available to the board at the time of its decision.
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