public works & transportation committee shall
have the duty and responsibility to:
(1) Act as the supervisory committee for the
department of public works, highway and
transportation, the Dane County Parking Ramp,
the facilities management division, and the
Alliant Energy Center of Dane County.
(2) Act as the policy oversight committee for
the Dane County Regional Airport Commission,
the solid waste and recycling commission, the
Dane County Zoo Commission, the Dane
County Regional Plan Commission (with
respect to transportation matters) and all rail
transit commissions to which the county is a
(3) (a) Act as the county highway committee
under sec. 83.015, Stats., and as such, perform
the powers and duties relating to county
highways authorized by chapter 83, Wis. Stats.,
and other applicable statutes.
(b) Concern itself with all matters relating to
parking and transportation policies and make
recommendations thereon to the county board.
(c) Administer the county trunk highway
access control regulations, chapter 79, D.C.
(d) In the name of the county, contract with
municipalities for the construction and
maintenance of streets in accordance with
chapter 25, D.C. Ords.
(4) On its own or through an advisory
committee established by the committee or
county board, assure compliance with and
exercise the authority set forth in Chapter 54,
D.C. Ords., relating to the Alliant Energy Center
of Dane County.
(5) Receive recommendations from the solid
waste and recycling commission on all matters
of policy relating to solid waste in Dane County.
(7) Advise the county board on all matters
relating to building maintenance and the
construction, improvement, repair or
maintenance of county buildings and grounds,
not specifically delegated to other committees
or officials, and on all matters pertaining to solid
waste; allocate all space for all units of county
government in all county controlled facilities
after consultation with affected communities.
(8) Oversee the services of architects or
engineers for making surveys and estimates of
proposed work, as directed by the county
(9) Oversee the preparation of specifications
and letting of bids for public works projects
subject to the authorization or ratification and
approval of the county board.
(10) The committee shall address the space
and real estate needs of the county, both shortterm
and long-term. On major projects the
committee shall meet jointly with the oversight
committee for the affected department. On
lesser projects, the committee chairperson may
appoint a subcommittee to meet with the
appropriate oversight committee.
This committee meets on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM following the full county board meetings.