59.56 (6) County historian. Create The board may create the position of county historian. The historian shall collect and preserve the records of the Indians and the early pioneers, the experiences of military men and women and the records of their service; mark and compile data concerning places of historical interest in the county; and perform such other duties relating to the collection, preservation, compilation and publication of historical data as the board prescribes. The board may provide the historian with a fireproof safe or vault in which to keep papers and documents, with clerical assistance and with such other needs as will enable the historian to adequately perform the duties of historian. The board may require reports.
59.07 (33) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (2) and amended to read:
59.56 (2) Public museums. (a) Appropriate The board may appropriate money for the establishment, expansion, operation and maintenance of public museums in the county, including, but not limited to, any public museum owned by a city.
(b) Acquire The board may acquire,
establish, expand, own, operate and maintain a public museum in the county and appropriate money for such purposes, except that a public museum owned by a county under this subsection may seek tax-exempt status as an entity described under section 501
(c) (3) of the internal revenue code.
(c) Notwithstanding pars. (a) and (b), in counties having a population of 500,000 or more the county board may contribute funds toward the operation of a public museum owned by a city of the 1st class city in such county, as partial reimbursement for museum services rendered to persons residing outside such city and in a manner similar to the annual appropriation of funds by the county board under s. 43.57 toward the operation of the central library in such city.
59.07 (34) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (17) (title) and amended to read:
59.54 (17) (title) Highway safety
59.07 (34) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (17) (a) and amended to read:
59.54 (17) (a) (title) Safety and patrol. Appropriate The board may appropriate money to citizens' safety committees or to county safety commissions or councils for highway safety and patrol.
59.07 (34g) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (17) (b) and amended to read:
59.54 (17) (b) Highway commissioner term. Adopt The board may enact an ordinance establishing the term of service of a highway commissioner elected under s. 83.01 (1) (a).
59.07 (34m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (17) (c) and amended to read:
59.54 (17) (c) Highway safety coordinator. The county board chairperson, or the county executive or county administrator in a county having such an officer, may appoint a county highway safety coordinator who shall serve as a member of the county traffic safety commission under s. 83.013 (1) (a).
59.07 (35) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (10) and amended to read:
59.70 (10) Drainage district bonds.
Purchase The board may purchase drainage district bonds at market value or at a discount to salvage the equity of the county in the lands affected and to secure resumption of tax payments thereon and so permit the dissolution of the district.
59.07 (37) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (1) and amended to read:
59.53 (1) Surplus commodity plans.
Adopt The board may adopt and participate in any surplus commodity absorption plan in connection with furnishing relief to needy persons within any municipality in the county and appropriate money to carry out such plan.
59.07 (38) of the statutes is renumbered 59.55 (5) and amended to read:
59.55 (5) Secondhand car dealers, junking cars. License The board may license and regulate dealers in secondhand motor vehicles, wreckers of motor vehicles, or the conduct of motor vehicle junking. Such regulation shall not apply to any municipality which adopts
enacts an ordinance governing the same subject.
59.07 (39) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (15) and amended to read:
59.53 (15) Nursing associations.
Appropriate The board may appropriate money toward the support of organized and bona fide nursing associations in the county, such associations to have at least one qualified nurse.
59.07 (41) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (1) and amended to read:
59.54 (1) Ambulances. Purchase The board may purchase, equip, operate and maintain ambulances and contract for ambulance service with one or more providers for conveyance of the sick or injured and make reasonable charges for the use thereof.
59.07 (42) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (2) and amended to read:
59.54 (2) Rescue equipment. Appropriate The board may appropriate money for the purchase of boats and other equipment necessary for the rescue of human beings and the recovery of human bodies from waters of which the county has jurisdiction under s. 2.04 and charge a reasonable fee for the use of such boats and other equipment.
59.07 (42m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (5) and amended to read:
59.54 (5) Emergency services for hearing and speech impaired persons. In any county having a population of 200,000 or more the county board shall install in the sheriff's department a teletypewriter which shall be available to receive calls from hearing and speech impaired persons seeking emergency services. In cities having a population of 30,000 or more which are not contained in a county having a population of 200,000 or more, the city shall install a teletypewriter for the purposes of this subsection in either the police or fire department. If 2 or more cities having a population of 30,000 or more are contained in one county, the county board shall install the teletypewriter in the sheriff's department and no teletypewriter shall be required in the cities.
59.07 (43) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (21) and amended to read:
59.52 (21) County commissions. Except in counties having a population of 500,000 or more, the board may fix and pay the compensation of members of the county park commission and the county planning and zoning commission for attendance at meetings at a rate not to exceed the compensation permitted supervisors.
59.07 (44) of the statutes is renumbered 59.42 (1) and amended to read:
59.42 (1) (title) Corporation counsel
; certain counties. (a) Except as provided under par. (b), in counties not having a population of 500,000 or more, the board may employ a corporation counsel, and fix the salary of the corporation counsel. The corporation counsel appointed under this paragraph may be terminated at any time by a majority vote of all the members of the board.
(b) In any county with a county executive or county administrator, the county executive or county administrator shall have the authority to appoint and supervise the corporation counsel if the county board authorizes the establishment of the office of corporation counsel. Such appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the county board unless the county board, by ordinance, elects to waive confirmation or unless the appointment is made under a civil service system competitive examination procedure established under s. 59.07 (20) 59.52 (8) or ch. 63. The corporation counsel may be removed by the county executive or county administrator with the concurrence of the county board unless the corporation counsel is appointed under such an examination procedure.
(c) The corporation counsel may, when authorized by a majority of the county board, appoint one or more assistant corporation counsels to aid the corporation counsel in the performance of the duties of corporation counsel. The assistants so appointed shall have authority to perform all the duties of the corporation counsel. The duties of the corporation counsel shall be limited to civil matters and may include giving legal opinions to the board and its committees and interpreting the powers and duties of the board and county officers. Whenever any of the powers and duties conferred upon the corporation counsel are concurrent with similar powers or duties conferred by law upon the district attorney, the district attorney's powers or duties shall cease to the extent that they are so conferred upon the corporation counsel and the district attorney shall be relieved of the responsibility for performing such powers or duties. Opinions of the corporation counsel on all such matters shall have the same effect as opinions of the district attorney. The corporation counsel may request the attorney general to consult and advise with the corporation counsel in the same manner as district attorneys as provided by s. 165.25 (3).
59.07 (46) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (7) and amended to read:
59.54 (7) Police powers over certain U.S. lands and structures. In counties wherein in which the United States has built a structure extending into a lake or river, the board may by ordinance regulate the use of such a structure by the public consistent with reasonable safety requirements, but nothing contained in the ordinance shall permit any interference with the operations of the United States, its agents, employes or representatives in connection with the structure, and. The ordinance may also provide that any person who violates the ordinance shall forfeit to the county an amount not to exceed $100 for each offense, plus costs, and in default of payment shall be imprisoned for not more than 30 days. Arrests for violation of the ordinance may be made by the sheriff or by any peace officer of the municipality wherein the structure is located.
59.07 (47) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (16) and amended to read:
59.54 (16) Contract with U.S. for custody of federal prisoners. Empower The board may authorize the sheriff or superintendent of the house of correction to contract with the United States to keep in the county jail or house of correction any person legally committed under U.S. authority, but not for a term exceeding 18 months.
59.07 (49) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (22) and amended to read:
59.70 (22) Billboard regulation.
Regulate The board may regulate, by ordinance, the maintenance and construction of billboards and other similar structures on premises abutting on highways maintained by the county so as to promote the safety of public travel thereon. Such ordinances shall not apply within cities, villages and towns which have enacted ordinances regulating the same subject matter.
59.07 (50) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (19) and amended to read:
59.54 (19) Riding horses, regulation.
Provide The board may provide by ordinance for the regulation, control, prohibition and licensing of horses kept for the purpose of riding, whether by private owners for their own use or by commercial stables, riding academies or clubs for hire; for the licensing and regulation of owners of riding horses and the regulation, control, prohibition and licensing of commercial stables keeping horses for riding purposes for hire. The board may revoke the license of any owner of a horse kept for the purpose of riding for violation of such ordinance after the filing of charges and notice and hearing thereon. Such ordinance may provide that the chairperson of the board, when the board is not in session, shall be authorized to issue such license or to suspend such license of any person violating such ordinance; such issuance of license or the suspension of such license to be acted on by the board at its next meeting. Such ordinance may impose a penalty of forfeiture not to exceed $100 for each violation or, in default of payment thereof, imprisonment for not exceeding more than 30 days. Such ordinances may not apply within cities, villages and towns that have enacted ordinances regulating the same subject matter.
59.07 (51) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (1) and amended to read:
59.70 (1) Building and sanitary codes. Adopt The board may enact building and sanitary codes, make necessary rules and regulations in relation thereto and provide for enforcement of the codes, rules and regulations by forfeiture or otherwise. The codes, rules and regulations do not apply within cities, villages or towns
municipalities which have adopted enacted ordinances or codes concerning the same subject matter. "Sanitary code" does not include a private sewage system ordinance adopted enacted under s. 59.065 sub. (5). "Building and sanitary codes" does not include well code ordinances adopted enacted under s. 59.067 sub. (6).
59.07 (52) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 59.79 (9) (title) and amended to read:
59.79 (9) (title) Milwaukee county; sewage Sewage, waste, refuse.
59.07 (52) (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
59.07 (52) (a) and (b) of the statutes are renumbered 59.79 (9) (a) and (b) and amended to read:
59.79 (9) (a) Provide for the transmission and disposal of sewage from any of the county buildings, and for such purpose shall after October 1, 1965, annually pay to the municipality in which the buildings are situated for the transmission and disposal of sewage, such proportion of the expense thereof of the transmission and disposal, as certified under s. 66.91 (5), to any such municipality; such proportionate expense to be determined by the ratio which the amount of sewage contributed by any such buildings may bear to the total amount of sewage contributed by any such municipality to such system; but each municipality wherein in which county buildings are located, if payment is to be made, shall provide and furnish meters to determine the amount of sewage so contributed. This paragraph shall not apply to user charges billed to the county under s. 66.912.
(b) Engage in the function of the destruction or disposal of waste by providing dumpage facilities; acquire lands by purchase, lease, donation or right of eminent domain within such county and use the lands as dumpage sites for depositing, salvaging, processing, burning or otherwise disposing of the waste, and acquire land by purchase, lease or donation outside such county for said purposes where state and local regulations permit; construct and equip incinerators and other structures to be used for disposal of waste; maintain, control and operate dumpage sites; maintain, control and operate incinerators for burning such materials; utilize or dispose of by sale or otherwise heat or power reclaimed from incinerator facilities; sell all salvageable waste materials and by-products; levy a tax to create a working capital fund to maintain and operate dumpage facilities, construct, equip and operate incinerators and other structures for disposal of wastes; charge or assess reasonable fees to persons making use of such sites, incinerators or other structures for the disposal of waste; make charges approximately commensurate with the cost of services rendered to any municipality using the county waste disposal facilities; authorize payment to any municipality, in which county waste disposal facilities, including incinerators, are located, to cover the reasonable cost of fire fighting services rendered to such county when the occasion demands such service; contract with private collectors and municipalities and transporters to receive and dispose of waste other than garbage at dumpage and incinerator sites; levy taxes to provide funds to acquire sites and to construct and equip incinerators and other structures for disposal of wastes; adopt enact and enforce ordinances, and adopt and enforce rules and regulations, necessary for the orderly conduct of providing such dumpage facilities and services and provide forfeitures for the violation thereof. The charges for waste disposal services shall be determined by the board and shall include a reasonable charge for depreciation. In the determination of the charges the board shall give full consideration to any fees directly collected for the service. Waste disposal charges shall be apportioned pursuant to under s. 70.63 to the respective municipalities receiving the service. The depreciation charges shall create a reserve for future capital outlays for waste disposal facilities. Before acquiring in such county any site to be used for dumping or the erection of an incinerator or other structure for the disposal of waste, a public hearing shall be held in the county following notice of hearing by publication as a class 3 notice, under ch. 985. The term "waste" as used in this paragraph includes, without restriction limitation because of enumeration, garbage, ashes, municipal, domestic, industrial and commercial rubbish, waste or refuse material. The powers conferred by this paragraph are declared to be necessary to the preservation of the public health, welfare and convenience of the county.
59.07 (54) of the statutes is renumbered 59.80 and amended to read:
59.80 Milwaukee county; city-county crime commission. The board of any county having with a population of 500,000 or more or the common council of any 1st class city of the first class however organized in such county, may appropriate money to defray in whole or in part the expenses of a city-county crime commission organized and functioning to determine methods of crime prevention in such county. All items of expense paid out of such appropriation shall be presented and paid on board vouchers as are claims against counties.
59.07 (55) of the statutes is renumbered 59.79 (1) and amended to read:
59.79 (1) (title) Housing facilities
, Milwaukee county. In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, build Build, furnish and rent housing facilities to residents of the county. Such counties a county may borrow money or accept grants from the federal government for or in aid of any project to build, furnish and rent such housing facilities, to take over any federal lands and to such ends enter into such contracts, mortgages, trust indentures, leases or other agreements as the federal government may require. It is the intent of this subsection to authorize such counties a county to do anything necessary to secure the financial aid and the cooperation of the federal government in any undertaking by the county authorized by this subsection, including the authority to provide housing subsidies or allowances by participation in federal government housing programs.
59.07 (56) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (23) and amended to read:
59.53 (23) Housing authorities, counties having only one town. (a) The provisions of ss. 66.40 to 66.404 shall apply to any county having only one town, except as otherwise provided in this subsection or clearly indicated otherwise by the context, and any housing authority established under this subsection shall be entitled to
may participate in any state grants-in-aid for housing in the same manner as city housing authorities created under ss. 66.40 to 66.404.
(b) The powers and duties conferred and imposed by ss. 66.40 to 66.404 upon mayors and councils are hereby conferred upon county boards, and the powers and duties of specified city officials under those sections are hereby conferred upon county officials performing duties similar to the duties of such the specified city officials.
(c) Eligible low-income residents of the county who are 62 years of age or older may be given first preference in the selection of tenants for housing provided under the authority of this section subsection. The housing may, insofar as possible, be designed specifically for the foregoing class of residents.
(d) The area of operation of a housing authority created in and for a county pursuant to under this subsection is all of the county for which it is created.
59.07 (57) of the statutes is renumbered 59.79 (2) and amended to read:
59.79 (2) Intergovernmental committees; appropriation. In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, appropriate Appropriate money to defray the expenses of any intergovernmental committee organized in the county with participation by the county board to study countywide governmental problems, and make recommendations thereon. All items of expense paid out of the appropriations shall be presented on vouchers signed by the chairperson and secretary of the intergovernmental committee.
59.07 (58) of the statutes is renumbered 59.48 and amended to read:
59.48 County assessor. The county executive elected under s. 59.031 59.17 or the county administrator elected or appointed under s. 59.033 59.18 shall appoint a county assessor as prescribed in and subject to the limitations of s. 70.99, approve the hiring of the assessor's staff as prescribed in that section and otherwise comply with that section. In counties with neither a county executive nor a county administrator the appointment of the county assessor shall be the duty of the chairperson of the county board subject to the approval of the
county board and subject to the limitations of s. 70.99. The hiring of the assessor's staff shall be the duty of the county assessor subject to the limitations of s. 70.99.
59.07 (59) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (23) and amended to read:
59.70 (23) County natural beauty councils. Create The board may create a county natural beauty council as a committee of the county board, composed of such county board members, public members and governmental personnel as the county board designates. The council shall advise governmental bodies and citizens in the county on matters affecting the preservation and enhancement of the county's natural beauty, and aid and facilitate the aims and objectives of the natural beauty council.
59.07 (61) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (4) and amended to read:
59.56 (4) University centers. Appropriate The board may appropriate money for the construction, remodeling, expansion, acquisition or equipping of land, buildings and facilities for a university of Wisconsin center if the operation of it has been approved by the board of regents.
59.07 (62) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (15) and amended to read:
59.52 (15) Printing in local tax rolls, etc. Provide The board may provide for the printing in assessment rolls and tax rolls and on data cards for local municipal officials, the descriptions of properties and the names of the owners thereof, but no town, city or village
municipality shall be subject to any tax levied to effect these functions where such town, city or village the municipality provides its own printing for said the functions.
59.07 (63) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (3) and amended to read:
59.54 (3) Radio service for fire protection. Appropriate The board may appropriate money for the purpose of providing radio service for fire protection in the county, in the manner prescribed by the county board.
59.07 (64) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (6) and amended to read:
59.54 (6) Peace and order. Enact The board may enact and enforce ordinances to preserve the public peace and good order within the county including, but not limited by enumeration, ordinances prohibiting conduct that is the same as or similar to conduct that is prohibited by ss. 947.01 and 947.02, and provide a forfeiture for a violation of the ordinances.
59.07 (64e) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (22) and amended to read:
59.54 (22) Power to prohibit certain conduct. Enact The board may enact and enforce ordinances, and provide forfeitures for violations of those ordinances, that prohibit conduct which is the same as or similar to that prohibited by chs. 941 to 948, except as provided in sub. (64m) s. 59.55 (6), and by s. 167.31 (2) and (3), subject to rules promulgated under s. 167.31 (4m).
59.07 (64m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.55 (6) and amended to read:
59.55 (6) Regulation of obscenity.
Enact The board may enact an ordinance to prohibit conduct that is the same as that prohibited by s. 944.21. A county may bring an action for a violation of the ordinance regardless of whether the attorney general has determined under s. 165.25 (3m) that an action may be brought. The ordinance may provide for a forfeiture not to exceed $10,000 for each violation.
59.07 (65) (intro.), (a) and (b) of the statutes are renumbered 59.54 (4) (intro.), (a) and (b) and amended to read:
59.54 (4) (title) Rural naming or numbering system. (intro.) Establish The board may establish a rural naming or numbering system in towns for the purpose of aiding in fire protection, emergency services, and civil defense, and appropriate and expend money therefor, under which:
(a) Each rural road and each, home, business, farm or other establishment, may be assigned a name or number.
(b) Such The names or numbers may be displayed on uniform signs posted on rural roads and intersections, and at each home, business, farm or other establishment.
59.07 (65) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (4m) and amended to read:
59.54 (4m) (title) Rural naming or numbering system; town cooperation. This subsection The rural naming or numbering system under sub. (4) may be carried out in cooperation with any town or towns in the county.
59.07 (67) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (25) and amended to read:
59.52 (25) Advisory and contingent referenda. Conduct The board may conduct a countywide referendum for advisory purposes or for the purpose of ratifying or validating a resolution adopted or ordinance adopted enacted by the board contingent upon approval in the referendum.
59.07 (68) of the statutes is renumbered 59.697 and amended to read:
59.697 Fees for zoning appeals. Establish The board may establish a schedule of fees to be charged for the filing of petitions for amendment and notices of appeal under ss. 59.97 59.69 and 59.99 59.694, relating to zoning ordinances.
59.07 (69) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (20) and amended to read:
59.54 (20) Dogs running at large.
Enact The board may enact ordinances regulating the keeping, apprehension, impounding and destruction of dogs outside the corporate limits of any city or village, but such ordinances shall not conflict with ss. 174.01 and 174.042, and such ordinances may not apply in any town that has enacted an ordinance under s. 60.23 (30).
59.07 (71) of the statutes is renumbered 59.79 (3) and amended to read: