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23.175(2)(h) (h) Identify portions of state trails that are proposed to be located on property owned by state agencies.
23.175(2)(i) (i) Coordinate its planning efforts relating to the location, establishment, development and maintenance of state trails with the efforts of statewide, nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of planning, establishing, developing and maintaining trails.
23.175(2)(j) (j) Establish priorities for trail acquisition and development with a higher priority for trails that establish connections between existing trails.
23.175(2)(k) (k) Establish the state trail cleanup program under sub. (5m).
23.175(3) (3)Powers of the department. The department may:
23.175(3)(a) (a) Develop and construct state trails on lands under its ownership.
23.175(3)(b) (b) Expend an amount from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) or (tz) or both that equals any of the following:
23.175(3)(b)1. 1. The amount of a gift, grant or bequest received for a state trail under this section.
23.175(3)(b)2. 2. The fair market value of land donated for a state trail under this section.
23.175(3m) (3m)Allocation between appropriations. For purposes of sub. (3) (b), the department shall determine how the moneys being expended are to be allocated from the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) and (tz). The department may not allocate or expend any moneys from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) before July 1, 2000.
23.175(4) (4)Limit on spending. Except as provided in s. 23.0915 (2), the department may not expend from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) more than $1,000,000 under this section for trails and for grants for this purpose under s. 23.096 in each fiscal year.
23.175(4m) (4m)Priority for brownfields. In awarding grants for trails under s. 23.096, the department shall give higher priority for projects related to brownfields redevelopment, as defined in s. 23.09 (19) (a) 1.
23.175(5) (5)State land.
23.175(5)(a)(a) A state agency may not refuse to permit the department to construct a portion of a state trail designated under sub. (2) on property owned by the state agency if the state agency determines that the trail does not conflict with other existing or planned uses of the property.
23.175(5)(b) (b) Each state agency shall consider state trails in the long-range plans for property owned by the state agency.
23.175(5m) (5m)State trail cleanup program.
23.175(5m)(a)(a) The department shall establish a state trail cleanup program to encourage community and youth organizations and other persons to volunteer for projects to remove debris and litter along designated portions of state trails.
23.175(5m)(b) (b) The department shall request that the organization or other person volunteering for a project under this program conduct the project for 2 years and remove debris and litter at least once a year during the 2-year period.
23.175(5m)(c) (c) The department shall place one sign along each designated portion of a state trail for which an organization or other person has volunteered. The sign shall state the fact that that portion of the trail is under the state trail cleanup program and the name of the organization or other person volunteering for that portion. The organization or other person volunteering for a designated portion of a state trail shall reimburse the department for the cost of the sign and its placement along that portion.
23.175(6) (6)Other trails. This section does not limit the authority of the department to designate other trails under s. 23.115.
23.18 23.18 Milwaukee River revitalization council.
23.18(1)(1)Duties. The Milwaukee River revitalization council shall do all of the following:
23.18(1)(a) (a) Advise the department, the governor and the legislature on matters relating to the environmental, recreational and economic revitalization of the Milwaukee River basin.
23.18(1)(b) (b) Assist the department to:
23.18(1)(b)1. 1. Develop, provide and disseminate information on the environmental, recreational, economic and developmental interests of the Milwaukee River basin.
23.18(1)(b)2. 2. Assist local governmental agencies during the planning and implementation of specific programs and activities.
23.18(1)(b)3. 3. Develop proposals to maximize the use of available local, state, federal and private resources to further the revitalization of the Milwaukee River basin.
23.18(1)(b)4. 4. Develop a Milwaukee River riverway plan that allows and encourages multiple recreational entrepreneurial and cultural activities to take place near the Milwaukee River.
23.18(1)(b)5. 5. Establish a mechanism that allows the plan under subd. 4. to be implemented in an aggressive and deliberate fashion.
23.18(2) (2)Powers. In addition to its duties under sub. (1), the Milwaukee River revitalization council may:
23.18(2)(a) (a) Coordinate the planning and implementation of local recreational or environmental projects in the Milwaukee River basin to encourage consistency with other local projects or activities of the department or other state agencies in the Milwaukee River basin.
23.18(2)(b) (b) Work directly with municipalities located in the Milwaukee River basin to develop a single comprehensive land use plan for the Milwaukee River basin.
23.18(2)(e) (e) Directly advise and make recommendations to municipalities that have jurisdiction over land in the Milwaukee River basin to adopt ordinances or regulations to preserve the environmental, recreational and scenic values of the Milwaukee River basin.
23.18(2)(g) (g) Directly develop, provide and disseminate information to the public to increase local awareness of recreational and environmental issues affecting the Milwaukee River basin.
23.18(2)(j) (j) Directly inform or advise municipalities that have jurisdiction over land located outside the Milwaukee River basin as to the impact the development of the land may have on the Milwaukee River basin.
23.18(2)(k) (k) Submit a report on activities affecting land and water use in the Milwaukee River basin to the chief clerk of each house of the legislature, for distribution to the appropriate standing committees under s. 13.172 (3).
23.18 History History: 1987 a. 399; 1989 a. 31.
23.19 23.19 Menomonee River conservation project.
23.19(1) (1) The department shall provide in state aid to the city of Milwaukee up to $500,000 for a conservation project for the Menomonee River if the city appropriates funds by June 30, 1991. Both the funds appropriated by the city and the state aid provided by the department shall be for any of the following stages of the project that may be undertaken by the city:
23.19(1)(a) (a) A feasibility study on the acquisition or development, or both, of land adjacent to the Menomonee River for the uses specified in sub. (2).
23.19(1)(b) (b) The acquisition of land adjacent to the Menomonee River for the uses specified in sub. (2).
23.19(1)(c) (c) The development of land adjacent to the Menomonee River for the uses specified in sub. (2).
23.19(2) (2) The uses of the land acquired or developed with the state aid provided under sub. (1) shall be for any of the following:
23.19(2)(a) (a) Recreational and community facilities.
23.19(2)(b) (b) Improved river access.
23.19(2)(c) (c) Nonpoint source pollution abatement.
23.19(2)(d) (d) Restoration of wetland.
23.19(3) (3)
23.19(3)(a)(a) The amount of state aid provided under sub. (1) shall equal the actual amount, up to $500,000, that is expended by the city of Milwaukee for the stages of the project specified in sub. (1) (a) to (c).
23.19(3)(b) (b) The department may not provide state aid under sub. (1) for the performance of a feasibility study unless the department has granted prior approval for its performance.
23.19(3)(c) (c) Each time the city of Milwaukee completes a stage of the project as specified under sub. (1) (a) to (c) and has expended the total amount of its contribution for that stage, the city is entitled to receive the amount of state aid under par. (a) that equals the total amount of the contribution.
23.19 History History: 1989 a. 350; 1995 a. 27.
23.195 23.195 Monona terrace project in Madison.
23.195(1) (1) Beginning in fiscal year 1993-94 and ending in fiscal year 1995-96, from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz), the department shall set aside $1,000,000 in each fiscal year to be expended for the Frank Lloyd Wright Monona terrace project in the city of Madison to be expended as follows:
23.195(1)(a) (a) The amount of $370,000 for a bicycle path that is part of the project.
23.195(1)(b) (b) The amount of $2,630,000 for the following purposes:
23.195(1)(b)1. 1. Construction of a pedestrian bridge improving access to Lake Monona from the downtown area of the city.
23.195(1)(b)2. 2. Construction and development of a terrace and park in conjunction with the parking facility at the state office building located at 1 West Wilson Street authorized under 1991 Wisconsin Act 269, section 9108 (1) (a).
23.195(1)(b)3. 3. Other park or recreational construction and development associated with the project.
23.195(2) (2) The moneys expended from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) for the purposes specified in sub. (1) (b) 1. to 3. shall be limited to no more than 50% of the cost of the project that is for these purposes.
23.195(4) (4) If all of the money set aside under this section is not expended before July 1, 1998, the moneys set aside but not expended shall be treated by the department in the manner provided in s. 23.0915 (2g).
23.195 History History: 1991 a. 269; 1995 a. 27.
23.196 23.196 Willow flowage project.
23.196(1) (1) In this section:
23.196(1)(a) (a) "Total amount available" means the expenditure limit for the purpose of acquiring land under s. 23.09 (2) (d) 11., as adjusted under s. 23.0915 (2), less the total amount the department has expended, encumbered or otherwise committed for that purpose from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) before July 1, 1996.
23.196(1)(b) (b) "Willow flowage project" means the lands in the Willow flowage and surrounding lands in Oneida County that the department determines are necessary for the project.
23.196(2) (2)
23.196(2)(a)(a) The department may acquire and exchange lands for the establishment of the Willow flowage project. The priority and allocation requirements under s. 23.09 (2dm) do not apply to any acquisition of land under this paragraph for which moneys appropriated under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) are expended.
23.196(2)(b) (b) For the purpose of establishing the Willow flowage project, the department may expend up to an amount equal to the total amount available for the purchase of land. For purposes of ss. 23.09 (2q) and 23.0915 (1), moneys expended under this paragraph shall be treated as moneys expended for the lower Wisconsin state riverway acquisition.
23.196(2)(c) (c) Section 23.15 does not apply to the exchange or other transfer of land by the department for the purpose of establishing the Willow flowage project.
23.196 History History: 1995 a. 27, 417; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 186.
23.197 23.197 Warren Knowles-Gaylord Nelson stewardship programs; specific projects or activities.
23.197(1) (1)Root River; multipurpose pathway.
23.197(1)(a)(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) or (tz) or both, the department shall provide funding to the city of Racine for a multipurpose pathway along the Root River. The amount provided by the department may not exceed the amount that equals the matching contribution for the pathway made by the city of Racine or $1,125,000, whichever is less.
23.197(1)(b) (b) The department shall determine how the moneys being provided under par. (a) will be allocated between the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) and (tz). For purposes of s. 23.0915 (1), moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) shall be treated as moneys expended for any of the purposes specified under s. 23.0915 (1) (a) to (k) or any combination of those purposes. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated from either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.197(2) (2)Rock River; river wall.
23.197(2)(a)(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) or (tz) or both, the department shall provide funding to the city of Fort Atkinson for the restoration of a river wall along the Rock River. The amount provided by the department may not exceed the amount that equals the matching contribution made for the river wall by the city of Fort Atkinson or $96,500, whichever is less. The requirements for matching contributions under s. 30.277 (5) shall apply.
23.197(2)(b) (b) The department shall determine how the moneys being provided under par. (a) will be allocated between the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) and (tz). For purposes of s. 23.0915 (1), moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) shall be treated as moneys expended for urban river grants. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated under the subprogram for property development and local assistance.
23.197(2m) (2m)Kickapoo valley reserve; visitor center. From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), the department shall provide $2,370,000 to the Kickapoo reserve management board for construction of a visitor center and administration building at the Kickapoo valley reserve. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated from either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.197(3) (3)Keyes Lake; recreational area.
23.197(3)(a)(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) or (tz) or both, the department shall provide the amount necessary for the development of a recreational area on Keyes Lake in Florence County, but the amount may not exceed $125,000.
23.197(3)(b) (b) The department shall determine how the moneys being provided under par. (a) will be allocated between the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) and (tz). For purposes of s. 23.0915 (1), moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) shall be treated as moneys expended for any of the purposes specified under s. 23.0915 (1) (a) to (k) or any combination of those purposes. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated from either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.197(3m) (3m)Rib Mountain State Park.
23.197(3m)(a)(a) From the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) or (tz) or both, the department shall provide funding in the amount of $50,000 to rebuild the chalet at Rib Mountain State Park. The department shall determine how the moneys being provided under this paragraph will be allocated between the appropriations under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) and (tz). For purposes of s. 23.0915 (1), moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (tz) shall be treated as moneys expended for general property development. For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta) shall be treated as moneys obligated under the subprogram for property development and local assistance.
23.197(3m)(b) (b) In addition to the amounts provided under par. (a), the department shall provide, from the appropriation under s. 20.866 (2) (ta), funding in the amount of $1,000,000 to reconstruct the chalet at Rib Mountain State Park for which funding is provided under par. (a). For purposes of s. 23.0917, moneys provided under this paragraph shall be treated as moneys obligated under either or both of the subprograms under s. 23.0917 (3) and (4).
23.197(4) (4)Grant for land acquisition and habitat restoration.
23.197(4)(a)(a) In this subsection:
23.197(4)(a)1. 1. "Nonprofit organization" means a nonprofit corporation, a charitable trust or other nonprofit association that is described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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