3. Unless the terms of the revenue agreement provide that the eligible participant shall is obligated to provide for maintenance of the project and the carrying of all proper insurance with respect thereto to the project, the estimated cost of maintaining the project in good repair and keeping it properly insured.
(b) The determination and findings of the governing body shall be embodied in the proceedings under which the proposed bonds are to be issued; but the foregoing amounts specified in par. (a) need not be expressed in dollars and cents in the revenue agreement and proceedings under which the bonds are authorized to be issued, but may be set forth in the form of a formula. Prior to
Before the issuance of the bonds authorized by this section the municipality shall enter into a revenue agreement providing for payment to the municipality or to the trustee for the account of the municipality of such those amounts as, based upon the basis of such determination and findings, that will be sufficient to pay the principal of, and interest on, the bonds issued to finance the project; to build up and maintain any reserves deemed considered advisable by the governing body, in connection therewith with the project; and, unless the revenue agreement obligates the eligible participant to provide for the maintenance of and insurance on the project, to pay the costs of maintaining the project in good repair and keeping it properly insured.
66.521 (7) to (13) of the statutes are renumbered 66.1103 (7) to (13), and 66.1103 (7) (intro.), (8), (9), (10) (a), (b) and (d), (11) (a), (12) (a) and (13) (b) (intro.), 1. (intro.) and b. and 2. (intro.), as renumbered, are amended to read:
66.1103 (7) Application of proceeds limited. (intro.) The proceeds from the sale of any bonds
, issued under this section, shall may be applied only for the purpose for which the bonds were issued and if, for any reason, any portion of such the proceeds are not needed for the purpose for which the bonds were issued, such
the unneeded portion of said the proceeds shall be applied, directly or indirectly, to the payment of the principal or the interest on the bonds. The following costs may be financed as part of any a bond issue:
(8) Purchase. The municipality may, by or with the consent of the eligible participant, accept any bona fide offer to purchase the project which is sufficient to pay all the outstanding bonds, interest, taxes, special levies and other costs that have been incurred. The municipality may also, by or with the consent of the eligible participant, accept any bona fide offer to purchase any unimproved land which is a part of the project, if the purchase price is not less than the cost of such the land to the municipality computed on a prorated basis and if such
the purchase price is applied directly or indirectly to the payment of the principal or interest on the bonds.
(9) Payment of taxes. When any If an industrial project acquired by a municipality under this section is used by a private person as a lessee, sublessee or in any capacity other than owner, that person shall be is subject to taxation in the same amount and to the same extent as though if that person were the owner of the property. Taxes shall be assessed to such the private person using the real property and collected in the same manner as taxes assessed to owners of real property. When due, the taxes shall constitute a debt due from such the private person to the taxing unit and shall be are recoverable as provided by law, and such the unpaid taxes shall become a lien against the property with respect to which they were assessed, superior to all other liens, except a lien under s. 292.31 (8) (i) or 292.81, and shall be placed on their
the tax roll when there has been a conveyance of the property in the same manner as are other taxes assessed against real property.
(10) (a) Any An action required or permitted by this section to be taken by a governing body may be taken at any lawful meetings thereof of the governing body. A simple majority of a quorum of such the governing body shall be is sufficient for any such the action under this section. The ayes and noes need not be taken with respect to any such the action and such the action need not be officially read prior to before adoption. Failure to publish any such an action shall under this section does not affect the validity thereof of the action.
(b) Upon the adoption of an initial resolution under this section, public notice of such the adoption shall be given to the electors of the municipality prior to
before the issuance of the bonds therein described in the resolution, by publication as a class 1 notice, under ch. 985. The notice need not set forth the full contents of the resolution, but shall state the maximum amount of the bonds; the name of the eligible participant; the purpose of the bonds; the net number of jobs which the project which the municipality would finance with the bond issue is expected to eliminate, create or maintain on the project site and elsewhere in this state which is required to be shown by the proposed eligible participant on the form submitted under sub. (4m) (a) 1.; and that the resolution was adopted under this section. A form of the public notice shall be attached to the initial resolution. Prior to adoption of the initial resolution, the open meeting notice given to members of the public under s. 19.84 shall indicate that information with respect to the job impact of the project will be available at the time of consideration of the initial resolution. No other public notice of the authorization, issuance or sale of bonds under this section is required.
(d) The governing body may issue bonds under this section without submitting the proposition to the electors of the municipality for approval unless within 30 days from the date of publication of notice of adoption of the initial resolution for such the bonds, a petition conforming to the requirements of s. 8.40, signed by not less than 5% of the registered electors of the municipality, or, if there is no registration of electors in the municipality, by 10% of the number of electors of the municipality voting for the office of governor at the last general election as determined under s. 115.01 (13), is filed with the clerk of the municipality requesting a referendum upon the question of the issuance of the bonds. If such a petition is filed, the bonds shall may not be issued until approved by a majority of the electors of the municipality voting thereon on the referendum at a general or special election.
(11) (a) With respect to the enforcement of any construction lien or other lien under ch. 779 arising out of the construction of projects financed under this section, no deficiency judgment or judgment for costs may be entered against the municipality. Projects financed under this section shall are not be deemed to be public works, public improvements or public construction within the meaning of ss. 59.52 (29), 60.47, 61.55, 62.15, 779.14, 779.15 and 779.155 and contracts for the construction of such the projects shall are not be deemed to be public contracts within the meaning of ss. 59.52 (29) and 66.29 66.0901 unless factors such as and including municipal control over the costs, construction and operation of the project and the beneficial ownership of the project warrant such the conclusion that they are public contracts.
(12) (a) In the absence of fraud, all bonds issued
prior to before July 25, 1980, purportedly pursuant to under this section, and all proceedings taken purportedly pursuant to under this section prior to before that date for the authorization and issuance of those bonds or of bonds not yet issued, and the sale, execution and delivery of bonds issued prior to before July 25, 1980, are hereby validated, ratified, approved and confirmed, notwithstanding any lack of power, however patent, other than constitutional, of the issuing municipality or the governing body or municipal officer thereof, to authorize and issue the bonds, or to sell, execute or deliver the same bonds, and notwithstanding any defects or irregularities, however patent, other than constitutional, in the proceeding or in the sale, execution or delivery of bonds issued prior to before July 25, 1980. All such bonds issued before July 25, 1980, are binding, legal obligations in accordance with their terms.
(13) (b) (intro.) This section may be used to finance all or any part of the cost, tangible or intangible, whenever incurred, of providing an industrial project under this section, whether or not such the industrial project is in existence on the date of adoption of the initial resolution or of issuance of the bonds; whether new or previously used; whether or not previously owned by the eligible participant, the eligible participant's designee or a party affiliated with either; and notwithstanding that this section was not in effect or did not permit such
the financing on the date of such adoption of the resolution or at the time such ownership was acquired, except as follows:
1. (intro.) No part of the costs of constructing or acquiring personal property owned by the eligible participant, the eligible participant's designee or a party affiliated with either at any time prior to before the date of adoption of the initial resolution may be so financed except such costs for:
b. Personal property which will either be substantially reconstructed, rehabilitated, rebuilt or repaired in connection with the financing or which represents less than 10% of the entire financing. Personal property shall be deemed is considered owned only after 50% of the acquisition cost thereof of the personal property has been paid and such the property has been delivered and installed.
2. (intro.) No part of the costs of acquiring real property or of acquiring or constructing improvements thereto to the real property may be so financed except such costs:
66.526 of the statutes is renumbered 62.57 and amended to read:
62.57 Uniform salaries in first 1st class cities. The common council of any city of the first a 1st class, however incorporated, city may at any regular or special meeting, at any time during the calendar year, adopt a uniform and comprehensive salary or wage ordinance, or both, based on a classification of officers, employments and positions in the city service and of and including any and all offices and positions whatsoever in the employment of such city, whether previously so classified or not, provided if provision has been made in the budget of the current year for the total sum of money required for the payment of the salaries and wages for such employment and a tax levied to include the same, with the following exception: That fund the wages and salaries. Wages under this section may be fixed at any such time by resolution alone and that the. The common council may, at any time during the calendar year, at any such meeting
, determine a cost-of-living increment or deduction, to be paid in addition to such wages or salaries
under this section, based on a proper finding of the United States bureau of labor statistics. Any such The common council may, at any such meeting, provide for overtime pay and compensatory time under s. 103.025 for employes who work in excess of 40 hours per week.
66.527 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0123 (title).
66.527 (1) to (3) of the statutes are renumbered 66.0123 (2) to (4) and amended to read:
66.0123 (2) Funds for the establishment, operation and maintenance of a department of recreation may be provided by the governing body of any town or school district A governmental unit may, after compliance with s. 65.90, provide funds for the establishment, operation and maintenance of a department of public recreation.
(3) (a) Any such A governmental unit may delegate the power to establish, maintain and operate a department of public recreation to a board of recreation board, which shall consist of 3 members and shall be appointed by the chairperson or other presiding officer of the governing body governmental unit. The first appointments shall be made so that one member will serve serves one year, one for serves 2 years and one for serves 3 years; thereafter appointments shall be for terms of. After the first appointments, terms are 3 years.
(b) When 2 or more of the aforesaid governing governmental units desire to conduct, jointly, a department of public recreation, the joint recreation board shall consist of not less than 3 members who shall be selected by the presiding officers of such the governmental units acting jointly. Appointments shall be made for terms as provided in par. (a).
(c) The members of any such a recreation board shall serve gratuitously.
(d) Such A recreation board is authorized to may conduct the activities of such public recreation the department, to of public recreation, expend funds therefor, to, employ a supervisor of recreation, to employ assistants, to purchase equipment and supplies, and generally to supervise the administration, maintenance and operation of such the department of public recreation and recreational activities authorized by the recreation board.
(4) (a) The public A recreation board has the right to may conduct public recreation activities on property purchased or leased by any such governing a governmental unit for recreational purposes and under its own custody, on other public property under the custody of any other public authority, body or board with the consent of such the public authority, body or board, or on private property with the consent of its owner, and such. The recreation board, with the approval of the appointing board authority, may accept gifts and bequests of land, money or other personal property, and use the same gifts and bequests in whole or in part, or the income therefrom from the gifts and bequests or the proceeds from the sale of any such property in the establishment, maintenance and operation of recreational activities.
(b) The A recreation board shall annually submit to the governing body governmental unit a report of its the board's activities and showing, including receipts and expenditures. Such reports The report shall be submitted not less than 15 days prior to before the annual meeting of such the governmental unit.
(c) An audit shall be made of the accounts of such recreational the recreation board in the same manner as provided for audits for towns or school districts as the case may be.
(d) The persons selected by the recreation board shall furnish a surety bond in such an amount as shall be fixed by the governing body governmental unit.
66.53 of the statutes is renumbered 66.0733 (intro.) and amended to read:
66.0733 Repayment of assessments in certain cases. (intro.) If in any city or town any a contract for improvements entered into by a governmental unit authorized to levy special assessments is declared void by any a court of last resort on the following grounds: want of power to make such contract; made contrary to a prohibition against contracting in any other than a specified way; or forbidden by statute, and if the governing body of the city or town has not adopted the resolution referred to in s. 66.295 (1) relating to payment of any person who has furnished any benefits under the void contract, the governing body of the city or town may provide that all persons who have paid all or any part of any assessment levied against the abutting property owners by reason because of the improvement may be reimbursed the amount of the assessment, paid from the fund, as that the governing body may determine. determines. This section applies to contracts for improvements that are void for any of the following reasons:
(1) There was insufficient authority to make the contract.
(2) The contract was made contrary to a prohibition against contracting in other than a specified way.
(3) The contract was prohibited by statute.
Note: Expands the scope of the provision to include any governmental entity authorized to levy special assessments.
Reflects the repeal of s. 66.295 by Section 336.
66.54 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0713 (title) and amended to read:
66.0713 (title) Special improvement bonds; Contractor's certificates; general obligation-local improvement bonds; special assessment B bonds.
66.54 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0713 (1), and 66.0713 (1) (intro.), (c) and (d), as renumbered, are amended to read:
66.0713 (1) Definitions. (intro.)
Wherever used or referred to in In this section, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
(c) "Municipality" "Local governmental unit" means county, city, village, town, farm drainage board, sanitary districts, utility districts, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts, and all other public boards, commissions or districts, except 1st class cities, authorized by law to levy special assessments for public improvements against the property benefited by the special improvements.
(d) "Public improvement" means the result of the performance of work or the furnishing of materials or both, for which special assessments are authorized to be levied against the property benefited thereby by the work or materials.
66.54 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
Note: Repealed as unnecessary. The repealed subsection provides a noninclusive list of methods of funding public improvements by municipalities. Independent authority exists for these funding methods.
66.54 (3) (title) of the statutes is repealed.
66.54 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0709 (2) and amended to read:
66.0709 (2) Whenever If it is determined that the cost of any a public improvement about to be made is to be paid, wholly in whole or in part, by special assessments against the property to be benefited by the improvement, the resolution authorizing such the public improvement shall provide and require that the whole, or any stated proportion, or no part of the estimated aggregate cost of such the public improvement, which is to be levied as special assessments, shall be paid into the municipal treasury of the local governmental unit in cash. No such The public improvement shall may not be commenced nor any contract for the improvement let therefor unless and until such the payment, if any, required by said the resolution, is paid into the treasury of the municipality local governmental unit by the owner or persons having an interest in the property to be benefited, which. The payment shall be credited on against the amount of the special assessments levied or to be levied against benefited property designated by the payer. In the event that
If a preliminary payment is required by said the resolution, the refusal of one or more owners or persons having an interest in the property to be benefited to pay such
any preliminary payments shall does not prevent the making of such the improvement, if the entire specified sum is obtained from the remaining owners or interested parties.
66.54 (4) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0711 (title) and amended to read:
66.0711 (title) Discount on contract price cash payments for public improvements.
66.54 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0711 (2) and amended to read:
66.0711 (2) Every bid hereafter received for any public improvement which is not to be paid wholly in cash shall contain a provision that all payments made in cash by the municipality local governmental unit as provided by contract or made on special assessments as hereinafter provided shall be are subject to a specified rate of discount. The municipal treasurer of the local governmental unit shall issue a receipt for every such payment made on any special assessment, stating the date and amount of the cash payment, the discount and the total credit including such the discount, on a specified special assessment or assessments. The treasurer shall on the same day deliver a duplicate of such the receipt to the clerk, who shall credit the specified assessments accordingly. All moneys so received shall be paid to the contractor as provided by the contract.
66.54 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0713 (9) and amended to read:
66.0713 (9) Payment by municipality local governmental unit. Whenever any such
If a public improvement has been paid for by the municipality
local governmental unit, contractor's certificates as provided for in under sub. (6), or (2), general obligation-local improvement bonds as provided for in sub. (9) under s. 67.16, or special assessment B bonds as provided for in under sub. (10) (4) may be issued to the municipality local governmental unit as the owner thereof of the certificates or bonds. All of the provisions of subs. (6), (9) and (10) (2) and (4) and s. 67.16 applicable to the contractor or to the owner of such the contractor's certificates or to such, the general obligation-local improvement bonds or to such the special assessment B bonds shall be deemed to include the municipality local governmental unit which has paid for such the improvement and to which such the contractor's certificates, general obligation-local improvement bonds or special assessment B bonds have been issued, except as otherwise provided in this section otherwise provided.
66.54 (6) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0713 (2) (title).
66.54 (6) (a) and (b) of the statutes are renumbered 66.0713 (2) (a) and (b) and amended to read:
66.0713 (2) (a) Whenever any If a public improvement has been made and has been accepted by the governing body of the municipality local governmental unit, it may cause to be issued issue to the contractor for such the public improvement, a contractor's certificate as to each parcel of land against which special assessments have been levied for the unpaid balance of the amount chargeable thereto to the parcel, describing each parcel. Such The certificate shall be substantially in the following form:
$.... No. ....
(name of municipality local governmental unit)
For construction of ....
(name of municipality local governmental unit)
Issued pursuant to
Section 66.54 (6) 66.0713 (2), Wis. Stats.
We, the undersigned officers of the (name of municipality), hereby local governmental unit), certify that (name and address of contractor) has performed the work of constructing .... in .... benefiting the following premises, to wit: (insert legal description) in the (name of municipality local governmental unit) .... County, Wisconsin, pursuant to a contract entered into by said (name of municipality local governmental unit) with the said .... (name of contractor), dated ...., and that .... entitled to the sum of .... dollars, being the unpaid balance due for said the work chargeable to the property hereinabove described above.
Now, therefore, If the said sum shall unpaid balance due is not be paid to the treasurer of (name of municipality local governmental unit) before the first day of the following December, next, the same that amount shall be extended upon the tax roll of the (name of municipality local governmental unit) against the property above described as listed therein in the tax roll, and collected for, as provided by law.
This certificate is transferable by indorsement but such an assignment or transfer shall be by indorsement is invalid unless the same shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the (name of municipality local governmental unit) and the fact of such the recording is indorsed on this certificate. The holder of this certificate shall have has no claim upon the (Name of municipality) in any event local governmental unit), except from the proceeds of the special assessments levied for said the work against the above described land.
This certificate shall bear interest from its date to the following January 1 next succeeding.
Given under our hands at (name of municipality local governmental unit), this .... day of ...., .... (year)
(Mayor, President, Chairperson)
Clerk, (name of municipality local governmental unit)
Assigned by .... .... (Original Contractor) to .... .... (Name of Assignee) of .... (Address of Assignee) .... .... (Date and signature of clerk)
(b) Such certificate shall in no event be a municipal A contractor's certificate is not a liability of a local governmental unit and shall so state in boldface type printed on the face thereof of the certificate. Upon issuance of said a certificate, the clerk of the municipality local governmental unit shall at once immediately deliver to the municipal treasurer of the local governmental unit a schedule of each such certificate showing the date, amount, number, date of maturity, person to whom issued and parcel of land against which the assessment is made. The treasurer shall thereupon notify, by mail, the owner of said the parcel, as the same owner appears on the last assessment roll, that payment is due on said the certificate at the office of said the treasurer, and if such the owner shall pay such pays the amount or part thereof so due, said the clerk shall cause the same to be paid pay that amount to the registered holder of said the certificate, and shall indorse such the payment on the face of said the certificate and on the clerk's record thereof of the certificate. The clerk shall keep a record of the names of the persons, firms or corporations to whom such contractor's certificates shall be are issued and of the assignees thereof of certificates when the fact of assignment is made known to such the clerk. Assignments of such contractor's certificates shall be are invalid unless recorded in the office of the clerk of the municipality local governmental unit and the fact of such recording be
is indorsed on said the certificate. Upon final payment of the certificate, the same certificate shall be delivered to the treasurer of the municipality local governmental unit and by the treasurer delivered to such the clerk. On the first of each month, to and including December 1, the treasurer shall certify to the clerk a detailed statement of all payments made on such certificates.
66.54 (6) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0713 (10) and amended to read:
66.0713 (10) After the expiration of 90 days from the date of such a contractor's certificate or any general obligation-local improvement bond or special assessment B bond hereinafter provided for, the same shall be certificate or bond is conclusive evidence of the legality of all proceedings up to and including the issue thereof of the certificate or bond and prima facie evidence of the proper construction of the improvement.
66.54 (6) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0713 (2) (c) and amended to read:
66.0713 (2) (c) If said certificates are a contractor's certificate is not paid before December 1 in the year in which they are issued, the comptroller or clerk of the municipality local governmental unit shall thereupon include in the statement of special assessments to be placed in the next tax roll an amount sufficient to pay such certificates the certificate, with interest thereon from the date of such certificates the certificate to the following January 1 next succeeding, and thereafter the same proceedings for the collection of that amount shall be the same as the proceedings shall be had as in the case for the collection of general property taxes, except as otherwise provided in this section otherwise provided. Such
. The delinquent taxes shall be returned to the county treasurer in trust for collection and not for credit. All moneys collected by the municipal treasurer of the local governmental unit or by the county treasurer and remitted to the municipal treasurer of the local governmental unit on account of such the special assessments shall be delivered to the owner of the contractor's certificate on demand.
66.54 (7) of the statutes is renumbered 66.0715 (3), and 66.0715 (3) (title), (a) to (f), (fm) 2. b. and 3. and (g), as renumbered, are amended to read:
66.0715 (3) (title) Annual instalments
of special assessments. (a) The governing body of any municipality a local governmental unit may provide that special assessments levied to defray the cost of any a public improvement or a project constituting part of a general public improvement, except sprinkling or oiling streets, may be paid in annual instalments.
(b) The first instalment shall include a proportionate part of the principal of the special assessment, determined by the number of instalments, together with interest on the whole assessment from such a date, not prior to before the date of the notice hereinafter provided for under par. (e), and to such that date, not later than December 31, in the year in which same the instalment is to be collected as shall be determined by the governing body, and each. Each subsequent instalment shall include
a like the same proportion of the principal and one year's interest upon on the unpaid portion of
such the assessment.
(c) The first instalment shall be entered in the first tax roll prepared after said the instalments shall have been determined as a special tax on the property upon which the special assessment was levied, and thereafter this tax shall be treated in all respects as any other municipal tax of a local governmental unit, except as otherwise provided in this section otherwise provided. One of the subsequent instalments. Each subsequent instalment shall be entered in a like manner and with like effect in each of the subsequent annual tax rolls thereafter until all instalments are levied.
(d) If any instalment so entered in the tax roll
shall is not be paid to the municipal treasurer of the local governmental unit with the other taxes it shall be returned to the county as delinquent and accepted and collected by the county in the same manner as delinquent general taxes on real estate, except as otherwise provided in this section otherwise provided.
(e) Whenever If the governing body determines to permit any special assessments for any a local improvements improvement to be paid in instalments it shall publish a class 1 notice, under ch. 985. Such The notice shall be substantially in the following form:
INSTALMENT ASSESSMENT NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a contract has been (or is about to be) let for (describe the improvement) and that the amount of the special assessment therefor for the improvement has been determined as to each parcel of real estate affected thereby and a statement of the
same assessment is on file with the.... clerk; it is proposed to collect the same special assessment in.... instalments, as provided for by section 66.54 66.0715 of the Wisconsin statutes Statutes, with interest
thereon at.... per cent percent per year; that all assessments will be collected in instalments as provided above provided except such assessments on property where the owner of the same shall file files with the.... clerk within 30 days from date of this notice a written notice that the owner elects to pay the special assessment on the owner's property, describing the same property, to the.... treasurer on or before the next succeeding following November 1, unless the election is revoked. If, after making such the election, said the property owner fails to make the payment to the.... treasurer, the.... clerk shall place the entire assessment on the next succeeding following tax roll.