59.70 (2) Solid waste management. The county board of any county may establish and operate a solid waste management system or participate in such system jointly with other counties, cities, villages or towns
or municipalities. Except in counties having a population of 500,000 or more, the county board or boards of supervisors of any a county or the boards of a combination of counties establishing a solid waste management system may create a solid waste management board to operate the system and such board, in any a county that does not combine with another county, shall be composed of not less than 9 nor more than 15 persons of recognized ability and demonstrated interest in the problems of solid waste management, but not more than 5 of the board members may be appointed from the county board of supervisors. In any combination of counties, the solid waste management board shall be composed of 11 members with 3 additional members for each combining county in excess of 2. Appointments shall be made by the county boards of supervisors of the combining counties in a manner acceptable to the combining counties, but each of the combining counties may appoint to the solid waste management board not more than 3 members from its county board of supervisors. The term of office of any member of the solid waste management board shall be 3 years, but of the members first appointed, at least one-third shall be appointed for one year; at least one-third for 2 years; and the remainder for 3 years. Vacancies shall be filled for the residue of the unexpired term in the manner that original appointments are made. Any solid waste management board member may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the appointing authority. The solid waste management board may employ a manager for the system. The manager shall be trained and experienced in solid waste management. For the purpose of operating the solid waste management system, the solid waste management board may exercise the following powers:
(a) Develop plans a plan for a solid waste management system.
(b) Within such county or joint county, collect, transport, dispose of, destroy or transform wastes, including, without restriction limitation because of enumeration, garbage, ashes, or incinerator residue, municipal, domestic, agricultural, industrial and commercial rubbish, waste or refuse material, including explosives, pathological wastes, chemical wastes, herbicide and pesticide wastes.
(c) Acquire lands within the county by purchase, lease, donation or eminent domain, within the county, for use in the solid waste management system.
(d) Authorize employes or agents to enter upon lands to conduct reasonable and necessary investigations and tests to determine the suitability of sites for solid waste management activities whenever permission is obtained from the property owner.
(e) Acquire by purchase, lease, donation or eminent domain such easements or other limited interests in lands as that are desired or needed to assure compatible land uses in the environs of any site that is part of the solid waste disposal system.
(f) Establish operations and methods of waste management as that are deemed considered appropriate. Waste burial operations shall be in accordance with sanitary landfill methods and the sites shall, insofar as practicable, be restored and made suitable for attractive recreational or productive use upon completion of waste disposal operations.
(g) Acquire the necessary equipment, use such equipment and facilities of the county highway agency, and construct, equip and operate incinerators or other structures to be used in the solid waste management system.
(h) Adopt Enact and enforce ordinances necessary for the conduct of the solid waste management system and provide forfeitures for violations.
(i) Contract with private collectors or, transporters or municipalities to receive and dispose of wastes.
(j) Engage in, sponsor or cosponsor research and demonstration projects that are intended to improve the techniques of solid waste management or to increase the extent of reuse or recycling of materials and resources included within the wastes.
(k) Accept funds that are derived from state or federal grant or assistance programs and enter into necessary contracts or agreements.
(L) Appropriate funds and levy taxes to provide funds for acquisition or lease of sites, easements, necessary facilities and equipment and for all other costs required for the solid waste management system except that no town, city or village municipality which operates its own solid waste management program under s. 159.09 (2) (a) or waste collection and disposal facility, or property therein, shall be subject to any tax levied hereunder to cover the capital and operating costs of these functions. Such appropriations may be treated as a revolving capital fund to be reimbursed from proceeds of the system.
(m) Make payments to any municipality in which county disposal sites or facilities are located to cover the reasonable costs of services that are rendered to such sites or facilities.
(n) Charge or assess reasonable fees, approximately commensurate with the costs of services rendered to persons using the services of the county solid waste management system. Fees The fees may include a reasonable charge for depreciation which shall create a reserve for future capital outlays for waste disposal facilities or equipment. All assessments for liquid waste shall be assessed by volume.
(o) Districts may be created and Create service districts which provide different types of solid waste collection or disposal services provided within them and different. Different regulations and cost allocations may be applied to each service district. Costs allocated to such service districts may be provided by general tax upon the property of the respective districts or by allocation of charges to the cities, villages or towns municipalities whose territory is included within such districts.
(p) Utilize or dispose of by sale or otherwise any and all products or by-products of the solid waste management system.
(q) Impose fees, in addition to the fees imposed under ch. 144, upon persons who dispose of solid waste at publicly owned solid waste disposal sites in the county for the purpose of cleaning up closed or abandoned solid waste disposal sites within the county, subject to all of the following conditions:
1. The fees are based on the amount of solid waste that is disposed of by each person.
2. The fees may not exceed 20% of the amount that is charged for the disposal of the solid waste.
3. The effective date of the fees and any increase in the fees is January 1 and such effective date is at least 120 days after the date on which the board adopts the fee increase.
4. The cleanup of the site is conducted under the supervision of the department of natural resources.
5. The county board of supervisors may prevent the implementation of, or may terminate, fees imposed by the solid waste management board.
201, s. 217
59.07 (136) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (13) and amended to read:
59.53 (13) Subsidy of abortions restricted. No county, or agency or subdivision of the county, may authorize funds for or pay to a physician or surgeon or a hospital, clinic or other medical facility for the performance of an abortion except those permitted under and which are performed in accordance with s. 20.927.
201, s. 218
59.07 (137) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (7) and amended to read:
59.70 (7) Soil conservation. May The board may contract to do soil conservation work on privately owned land either directly or through a committee designated by it.
59.70 (8m) Harbor improvement. Establish The board may establish, own, operate, lease, equip and improve harbor facilities on land owned by the county that is located in this state or in another state, subject to the laws of the state in which the land is located, and may appropriate money for the activities specified in this subsection.
201, s. 220
59.07 (139) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (9) and amended to read:
59.70 (9) Improvement of artificial lakes. Appropriate The board may appropriate money for the purpose of maintaining, dredging and improving any artificial lake existing on July 1, 1955, all or a portion of which is adjacent to or within a county park, and for the acquisition of land required in connection therewith.
201, s. 221
59.07 (140) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (8) and amended to read:
59.70 (8) Inland lake protection and rehabilitation. May The board may establish an inland lake protection and rehabilitation program and may create, develop and implement inland lake protection and rehabilitation projects similar to projects which an inland lake protection and rehabilitation district is authorized to create, develop and implement under ch. 33. As used in In this subsection, "lake rehabilitation", "program", "project" and "lake" have the meanings specified under s. 33.01 (4), (6), (7) and (8), respectively.
201, s. 222
59.07 (141) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (12) and amended to read:
59.54 (12) County-tribal law enforcement programs. Pursuant to adoption of a resolution, a county board may enter into an agreement and seek funding under s. 165.90.
201, s. 223
59.07 (143) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 59.79 (7) (title) and amended to read:
59.79 (7) (title) Milwaukee lakefront Lakefront parking facility.
201, s. 224
59.07 (143) (intro.) of the statutes is repealed.
201, s. 225
59.07 (143) (a) and (b) of the statutes are renumbered 59.79 (7) (a) and (b) and amended to read:
59.79 (7) (a) Contract with the state to utilize use and pay reasonable charges for the utilization use of all or a portion of the parking facility authorized under s. 13.485 and to guaranty all or a portion of the debt service for revenue obligations issued under s. 13.485 as compensation for benefits to be derived by the county and the public from the facility funded by the issuance.
(b) Take any action that is necessary to facilitate contracting with the state under par. (a), including the levying of any direct annual tax for that purpose.
201, s. 226
59.07 (144) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (11) and amended to read:
59.54 (11) Safety at sporting events. Enact The board may enact and enforce an ordinance to prohibit conduct which is the same as conduct prohibited by s. 167.32 and provide a forfeiture for a violation of the ordinance.
201, s. 227
59.07 (145) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (10) and amended to read:
59.54 (10) Neighborhood watch sign approval. Approve The board may approve the placement, by a town board, of a neighborhood watch sign under s. 60.23 (17m) within the right-of-way of a county trunk highway.
201, s. 228
59.07 (146) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (8), and 59.54 (8) (a) 1. to 4. and (b) 1. and 2., as renumbered, are amended to read:
(a) 1. Create a local emergency planning committee, with members as specified in 42 USC 11001
(c), which shall have the powers and the
duties established for such committees under 42 USC 11000
and under ss. 166.20 and 166.21.
2. Control all expenditures by any the committee that is created under this paragraph.
3. Within the availability of state funds, take all actions that are
necessary to ensure that the committee created under this paragraph properly executes the duties of a local emergency planning committee under 42 USC 11000
and under ss. 166.20 and 166.21.
4. At least annually, submit to the state emergency response board a list of the members of the local emergency planning committee appointed by the county board under this paragraph, including the agency, organization or profession that each member represents.
(b) 1. Appropriate funds for the operation of the committee that is created under par. (a).
2. Implement programs and undertake activities which are designed to prepare the county to cope with emergencies involving the accidental release of hazardous substances and which are consistent with,
but in addition to,
the minimum requirements of s. 166.20 and 42 USC 11000
201, s. 229
59.07 (147) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (7) and amended to read:
59.53 (7) Integrated service program for children with severe disabilities. Establish The board may establish a program of integrated services for children with severe disabilities under s. 46.56.
201, s. 230
59.07 (149) of the statutes is renumbered 59.82, and 59.82 (1), (2) (intro.) and (d), (3) and (4), as renumbered, are amended to read:
59.82 (1) Counties having with a population of 500,000 or more may participate in the development of a research and technology park under par. (b) sub. (2) if all of the following apply:
(a) A nonstock, nonprofit corporation is organized under ch. 181 for the sole purpose of developing a research and technology park under sub. (2).
(b) The research and technology park is located on land designated by the county board for that purpose and owned by the county.
(c) The county board determines that participation is for a public purpose and that participation will benefit the Milwaukee regional medical center, Milwaukee county and this state.
(2) (intro.) A county may participate with the nonstock, nonprofit corporation under par. (a) 1. sub. (1) (a) in the development of a research and technology park by doing any of the following on terms approved by the county board:
(d) Entering into contracts or exercising any other authority that is necessary for the development of a research and technology park.
(3) Officers, officials and employes of the county may be members of the board of directors of the nonstock, nonprofit corporation under par. (a) 1. sub. (1) (a) but may not receive compensation for serving as a member of the board.
(4) The nonstock, nonprofit corporation under par. (a) 1. sub. (1) (a) shall give a 45-day written notice to a municipality that is located in the county whenever the nonprofit corporation intends to enter into a transaction that entails moving a research or technology business or facility from the municipality to the research and technology park.
201, s. 231
59.07 (150) of the statutes is renumbered 59.58 (5) and amended to read:
59.58 (5) Specialized transportation services. Coordinate The board may coordinate
specialized transportation services, as defined in s. 85.21 (2) (g), for county residents who are disabled or are aged 60 or older, including services funded under 42 USC 3001
, 42 USC 5001
and 42 USC 5011
(b), under ss. 49.43 to 49.499 and 85.21 and under other public funds administered by the county.
201, s. 232
59.07 (151) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
201, s. 233
59.07 (151) of the statutes is renumbered 59.11 (5) and amended to read:
59.11 (5) Appropriate The board may appropriate funds to broadcast by radio or television, or to tape and rebroadcast, any meeting of the board held under s. 59.04 this section.
201, s. 234
59.07 (152) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (20) and amended to read:
59.53 (20) Work centers. Operate The board may operate a work center licensed under s. 104.07 to provide employment for severely handicapped individuals.
201, s. 235
59.07 (153) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 59.79 (10) (title).
201, s. 236
59.07 (153) (a) and (b) of the statutes, as affected by 1995 Wisconsin Act 27
, are consolidated, renumbered 59.79 (10) and amended to read:
59.79 (10) In counties having a population of 500,000 or more, determine Determine policy for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the county hospital under s. 49.71 (2) and, notwithstanding the powers and duties specified under s. 46.21 (2) (k), (3r) and (6) with respect to the county hospital and the administrator and specified under s. 46.21 (2) (b), (L), (m), (n), (nm), (o), (p) and (q) and (3g), provide for the management of the county hospital as the board considers appropriate, except that the employe positions at the hospital will be county employe positions. If the board acts under this subsection, the board may not discontinue operation, maintenance and improvement of the county hospital under s. 49.71 (2) and shall exercise the duties under s. 46.21 (4m). (b) This subsection does not apply if the board acts under s. 46.21 with respect to the county hospital under s. 49.71 (2).
59.53 (21) Operation of relief programs.
Operate The board may operate a program of relief for a specific class or classes of persons residing in that county. The county may set such eligibility criteria to obtain relief, and may provide such services, commodities or money as relief, as the county determines to be reasonable and necessary under the circumstances. The program may include work components. The county may enact any ordinances necessary or useful to the operation of a relief program under this subsection. Counties may use vehicle registration information from the department of transportation in determining eligibility for relief programs under this subsection.
59.52 (28) Collection of court imposed penalties. Adopt The board may adopt a resolution authorizing the clerk of circuit court, under s. 59.396 59.40 (4), to contract with a collection agency for the collection of unpaid fines and forfeitures.
201, s. 239
59.071 of the statutes is renumbered 59.57 (2) and amended to read:
59.57 (2) Industrial development agencies. (a) Short title. This section subsection shall be known and may be cited as the "Industrial Development Law".
(b) Findings. It is found and declared that industries located in this state have been induced to move their operations in whole or in part to, or to expand their operations in, other states to the detriment of state, county and municipal revenue arising through the loss or reduction of income and franchise taxes, real estate and other local taxes, and thereby causing an increase in unemployment; that such conditions now exist in certain areas of the state and may well arise in other areas; that economic insecurity due to unemployment is a serious menace to the general welfare of not only the people of the affected areas but of the people of the entire state; that such unemployment results in obligations to grant public assistance and in the payment of unemployment compensation; that the absence of new economic opportunities has caused workers and their families to migrate elsewhere to find work and establish homes, which has resulted in a reduction of the tax base of counties, cities and other local governmental jurisdictions impairing their financial ability to support education and other local governmental services; that security against unemployment and the preservation and enhancement of the tax base can best be provided by the promotion, attraction, stimulation, rehabilitation and revitalization of commerce, industry and manufacturing; that there is a need to stimulate a larger flow of private investment funds from banks, investment houses, insurers and other financial institutions; that means are necessary under which counties so desiring may create instrumentalities to promote industrial development and such purpose requires and deserves support from counties as a means of preserving the tax base and preventing unemployment. It is therefore declared to be the policy of this state to promote the right to gainful employment, business opportunities and general welfare of the inhabitants thereof and to preserve and enhance the tax base in counties and municipalities by the creation of bodies, corporate and politic, which shall exist and operate for the purpose of fulfilling the aims of this section subsection and such purposes are hereby declared to be public purposes for which public money may be spent and the necessity in the public interest for the provisions herein enacted is declared a matter of legislative determination.
(c) Definitions. As used in this section In this subsection, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
1. "Federal agency" includes the United States, the president of the United States and any department of or corporation, agency or instrumentality heretofore or hereafter that is created, designated or established by the United States.
2. "Industrial development agency" or "agency" is means a public body corporate and politic created under this section subsection, which agency shall have the characteristics and powers described in this section subsection;
3. "Industrial development project" is means any site, structure, facility or undertaking comprising or being connected with or being a part of an industrial or manufacturing enterprise established or to be established by an industrial development agency;
(d) Formation of industrial development agencies. 1. Any county upon a finding by the county board that there is a need therefor may cause to be formed an agency. Except as provided under s. 59.07 (149) 59.82, the agency shall be the sole agency and instrumentality of the county for the purposes stated in this section subsection.
2. Any adjoining counties upon a finding by their county boards that there is need therefor may jointly cause to be formed an agency which shall be the sole agency and instrumentality of the counties for the purposes stated in this section subsection.
3. The county board may appropriate such sums of money as are necessary or advisable for the benefit of the agency and prescribe the terms and conditions of such appropriation.
4. The agency shall be a separate and distinct public instrumentality and body corporate and politic exercising public powers determined to be necessary by the state for the purposes set forth in sub. (2) par. (b). The agency shall have no power at any time to pledge the credit or taxing power of the state, any county, or any municipality or political subdivision, but all of its obligations shall be deemed considered to be obligations solely of the agency.
(e) Organization of industrial development agencies. Such agencies shall have the following authority and shall be subject to the following restrictions All of the following apply to an agency: