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16,3127fm Section 3127fm. 236.20 (2) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.20 (2) (e) All lots and outlots in each block consecutively numbered within blocks and the subdivision and throughout numbered additions to the subdivision.
16,3127g Section 3127g. 236.21 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.21 (1) (b) A clear and concise description of the land surveyed, divided, and mapped by government lot, recorded private claim, quarter-quarter section, section, township, range, and county and by metes and bounds commencing with a monument at a section or quarter section corner of the quarter section and that is not at the center of the section, or commencing with a monument at the end of a boundary line of a recorded private claim or federal reservation in which the subdivision is located. If the land is located in a recorded subdivision or recorded addition thereto, the land shall be described by the number or other description of the lot, block or subdivision thereof, that has previously been tied to a corner marked and established by the U.S. public land survey.
16,3127gm Section 3127gm. 236.25 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.25 (2) (b) The plat is offered for record within 30 days 6 months after the date of the last approval of the plat and within 24 months after the first approval;
16,3127h Section 3127h. 236.295 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.295 (1) (intro.) Correction instruments may shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds in the county in which the plat or certified survey map is recorded and may include any of the following:
16,3127hf Section 3127hf. 236.295 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.295 (1) (a) Affidavits to correct distances, angles, directions, bearings, chords, block or lot numbers, street names, or other details shown on a recorded plat or certified survey map. A correction instrument may not be used to reconfigure lots or outlots.
16,3127hm Section 3127hm. 236.295 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.295 (2) Each affidavit in sub. (1) (a) correcting a plat shall or certified survey map that changes areas dedicated to the public or restrictions for the public benefit must be approved prior to recording by the governing body of the municipality or town in which the subdivision is located. The register of deeds shall note on the plat or certified survey map a reference to the page and volume in which the affidavit or instrument is recorded. The record of the affidavit or instrument, or a certified copy of the record, is prima facie evidence of the facts stated in the affidavit or instrument.
16,3127im Section 3127im. 236.34 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.34 (1) Preparation. (intro.) A certified survey map of not more than 4 parcels of land consisting of lots or outlots may be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which the land is situated. A certified survey map may be used to change the boundaries of lots and outlots within a recorded plat, recorded assessor's plat under s. 70.27 or recorded, certified survey map if the redivision reconfiguration does not result in a subdivision or violate a local subdivision regulation. A certified survey map may not alter the exterior boundary of a recorded plat, a recorded assessor's plat, areas previously dedicated to the public or a restriction placed on the platted land by covenant, by grant of an easement, or by any other manner. A certified survey map that crosses the exterior boundary of a recorded plat or assessor's plat shall apply to the reconfiguration of fewer than 5 parcels by a single owner, or if no additional parcels are created. Such a certified survey map must be approved in the same manner as a final plat of a subdivision must be approved under s. 236.10, must be monumented in accordance with s. 236.15 (1), and shall contain owners' and mortgagees' certificates that are in substantially the same form as required under s. 236.21 (2) (a). A certified survey must meet the following requirements:
16,3127j Section 3127j. 236.34 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.34 (1) (b) All corners shall be monumented in accordance with s. 236.15 (1) (c) and, (d), and (g).
16,3127jm Section 3127jm. 236.34 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.34 (1) (c) The map shall be prepared in accordance with s. 236.20 (2) (a), (b), (c), (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (k), and (L) and (3) (b) on a, (d), and (e) at a graphic scale of not more than 500 feet to the an inch, which shall be shown on each sheet showing layout features. The map shall be prepared with a binding margin 1.5 inches wide and a 0.5 inch margin on all other sides on durable white paper 8 1/2 inches wide by 14 inches long with nonfading black image or reproduced with photographic silver haloid image on double matt polyester film of not less than 4 mil thickness which is 8 1/2 inches wide by 14 inches long. When more than one sheet is used for any map, each sheet shall be numbered consecutively and shall contain a notation giving the total number of sheets in the map and showing the relationship of that sheet to the other sheets. "CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP" shall be printed on the map in prominent letters with the location of the land by government lot, recorded private claim, quarter-quarter section, section, township, range and county noted. Seals or signatures reproduced on images complying with this paragraph shall be given the force and effect of original signatures and seals.
16,3127k Section 3127k. 236.34 (1) (d) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
236.34 (1) (d) 2. A clear and concise description of the land surveyed, divided, and mapped by government lot, recorded private claim, quarter-quarter section, section, township, range and county; and by metes and bounds commencing with a monument at a section or quarter section corner of the quarter section or that is not the center of a section, or commencing with a monument at the end of a boundary line of a recorded private claim or federal reservation in which the certified map land is located; or if the land is located in a recorded subdivision or recorded addition to a recorded subdivision, then by the number or other description of the lot, block or subdivision, which has previously been tied to a corner marked and established by the U.S. public land survey.
16,3127km Section 3127km. 236.34 (1) (f) of the statutes is created to read:
236.34 (1) (f) Within 90 days of submitting a certified survey map for approval, the approving authority, or its agent authorized to approve certified survey maps, shall take action to approve, approve conditionally, or reject the certified survey map and shall state in writing any conditions of approval or reasons for rejection, unless the time is extended by agreement with the subdivider. Failure of the approving authority or its agent to act within the 90 days, or any extension of that period, constitutes an approval of the certified survey map and, upon demand, a certificate to that effect shall be made on the face of the map by the clerk of the authority that has failed to act.
16,3127L Section 3127L. 236.34 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 236.34 (2) (a).
16,3127Lm Section 3127Lm. 236.34 (2) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
236.34 (2) (b) If the certified survey map is approved by a local unit of government, the register of deeds may not accept the certified survey map for record unless all of the following apply:
1. The certified survey map is offered for record within 6 months after the date of the last approval of the map and within 24 months after the first approval of the map.
2. The certified survey map shows on its face all of the certificates and affidavits required under sub. (1).
16,3127m Section 3127m. 236.45 (2) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
236.45 (2) (a) (intro.) To accomplish the purposes listed in sub. (1), any municipality, town or county which has established a planning agency may adopt ordinances governing the subdivision or other division of land which are more restrictive than the provisions of this chapter. Such ordinances may include provisions regulating divisions of land into parcels larger than 1 1/2 acres or divisions of land into less than 5 parcels, and may prohibit the division of land in areas where such prohibition will carry out the purposes of this section. Such ordinances may shall make applicable to such divisions any all of the provisions of this chapter, or may provide other surveying, monumenting, mapping and approving requirements for such division. The governing body of the municipality, town, or county may shall require that a map, plat or sketch of such division be recorded with the register of deeds and kept in a book provided for that purpose. "COUNTY PLAT," "MUNICIPAL PLAT," or "TOWN PLAT" shall be printed on the map in prominent letters with the location of the land by government lot, recorded private claim, quarter-quarter section, section, township, range, and county noted. When so recorded, the lots included in the map, plat or sketch may shall be described by reference to it by lot number and by volume and page of the book provided for that use "COUNTY PLAT," "MUNICIPAL PLAT," or "TOWN PLAT," the name of the plat and the lot and block in the plat, for all purposes, including those of assessment, taxation, devise, descent, and conveyance as defined in s. 706.01 (4). Such ordinance, insofar as it may apply to divisions of less than 5 parcels, shall not apply to:
16,3128 Section 3128. Chapter 237 of the statutes is created to read:
Chapter 237
Fox River Navigational
System Authority
237.01 Definitions. In this chapter:
(1) "Authority" means the Fox River Navigational System Authority.
(2) "Board of directors" means the board of directors of the authority.
(3) "Fiscal year" means the period beginning on July 1 and ending on the following June 30.
(4) "Lock" includes any spillway associated with the lock.
237.02 Creation and organization of authority. (1) There is created a public body corporate and politic to be known as the "Fox River Navigational System Authority." The board of directors of the authority shall consist of the following members:
(a) Six members nominated by the governor, and with the advice and consent of the senate appointed, for 3-year terms.
(b) The secretary of natural resources, or his or her designee.
(c) The secretary of transportation, or his or her designee.
(d) The director of the state historical society, or his or her designee.
(1m) (a) Two of the 6 members appointed under sub. (1) (a) shall be residents of Brown County, 2 shall be residents of Outagamie County, and 2 shall be residents of Winnebago County.
(b) At least one of the 2 members appointed from each of the counties specified in par. (a) shall be a resident of a city, village, or town in which is located a lock that is part of the navigational system.
(2) A vacancy on the board of directors shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment to the board of directors for the remainder of the unexpired term, if any.
(3) A member of the board of directors may not be compensated for his or her services but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses, including travel expenses, incurred in the performance of his or her duties.
(4) No cause of action of any nature may arise against and no civil liability may be imposed upon a member of the board of directors for any act or omission in the performance of his or her powers and duties under this chapter, unless the person asserting liability proves that the act or omission constitutes willful misconduct.
(5) The members of the board of directors shall annually elect a chairperson and may elect other officers as they consider appropriate. Five voting members of the board of directors constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting the business and exercising the powers of the authority, notwithstanding the existence of any vacancy. The board of directors may take action upon a vote of a majority of the members present, unless the bylaws of the authority require a larger number.
(6) The board of directors shall appoint a chief executive officer who shall not be a member of the board of directors and who shall serve at the pleasure of the board of directors. The authority may delegate by resolution to one or more of its members or its executive director any powers and duties that it considers proper. The chief executive officer shall receive such compensation as may be determined by the board of directors. The chief executive officer or other person designated by resolution of the board of directors shall keep a record of the proceedings of the authority and shall be custodian of all books, documents, and papers filed with the authority, the minute book or journal of the authority, and its official seal. The chief executive officer or other person may cause copies to be made of all minutes and other records and documents of the authority and may give certificates under the official seal of the authority to the effect that such copies are true copies, and all persons dealing with the authority may rely upon such certificates.
237.03 Duties of authority. (1) General duties. In addition to all other duties imposed under this chapter, the authority shall do all of the following:
(a) Adopt bylaws and policies and procedures for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business.
(b) Contract for any legal services required for the authority.
(c) Establish the authority's annual budget and monitor the fiscal management of the authority.
(d) Procure liability insurance covering its officers and employees and procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property and other assets.
(e) Make every reasonable effort to contract with one or more corporations to provide the services specified under s. 237.09 (2).
(2) Duties upon leasing. Upon entering into the lease under s. 237.06, the authority shall rehabilitate, repair, replace, operate, and maintain the navigational system.
237.04 Powers of authority. The authority shall have all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes and provisions of this chapter. In addition to all other powers granted by this chapter, the authority may:
(1) Incur debt, except as restricted under s. 237.05 (1).
(2) Sue and be sued.
(3) Hire employees, define their duties, and fix their rate of compensation.
(4) Have a seal and alter the seal at pleasure; have perpetual existence; and maintain an office.
(5) Appoint any technical or professional advisory committee that the authority finds necessary to assist the authority in exercising its duties and powers. The authority shall define the duties of the committee, and provide reimbursement for the expenses of the committee.
(6) Enter into contracts with 3rd parties as are necessary for the rehabilitation, repair, replacement, operation, or maintenance of the navigational system.
(7) Acquire, lease, subject to s. 237.05 (2), and dispose of property as is necessary for the rehabilitation, repair, replacement, operation, or maintenance of the navigational system.
(8) Accept gifts and other funding for the rehabilitation, repair, replacement, operation, or maintenance of the navigational system.
(9) Charge user fees for services the authority provides to the operators of watercraft using the navigational system.
(10) Charge fees for use of facilities of the navigational system as provided in s. 16.845.
237.05 Restrictions on authority. (1) The authority may not issue bonds.
(2) The authority may not sublease all, or any part of, the navigational system without the approval of the department of administration.
237.06 Lease. Upon transfer of the ownership of the navigational system by the federal government to the state, the department of administration on behalf of the state and the authority shall enter into a lease agreement under which the state shall lease the navigational system to the authority for nominal consideration. The secretary of administration shall determine the amount of the rental payments.
237.07 Management plan; financial statements. (1) (a) The authority shall submit to the department of administration a plan that does all the following:
1. Addresses the costs of and funding for the rehabilitation, repair, replacement, operation, and maintenance of the navigational system.
2. Describes how the authority will manage its funds to ensure that sufficient funding is available to abandon the navigational system if the operation of the navigational system is no longer feasible.
(b) The authority shall submit the plan under par. (a) within 180 days after the date on which the state and the authority enter into the lease agreement specified in s. 237.06.
(2) The authority shall update and resubmit the plan under sub. (1) upon the request of the department of administration.
(3) (a) For each fiscal year, the authority shall submit to the department of administration an audited financial statement of the funding received by the authority from the department of natural resources under s. 237.08 (2) and by the authority from contributions and other funding accepted by the authority under s. 237.08 (3).
(b) The financial statement under par. (a) shall include notes that explain in detail the specific sources of funding contained in the financial statement.
(4) For each fiscal year in which moneys are to be released to the authority by the department of natural resources under s. 237.08, each corporation specified in s. 237.09 shall submit to the authority an audited financial statement of the amount raised by the corporation under s. 237.09 (2) (b) for that fiscal year.
237.08 Sources of funding. (1) Federal funding. The authority shall accept federal funding for the rehabilitation, repair, replacement, operation, and maintenance of the navigational system and shall agree with any conditions attached to the funding.
(2) State funding. From the appropriation under s. 20.370 (5) (cq) and before applying the percentages under s. 30.92 (4) (b) 6., the department of natural resources shall set aside for the rehabilitation and repair of the navigational system $400,000 in each fiscal year to be matched by the moneys raised under s. 237.09 (2) (b). The funding shall be set aside beginning with the first fiscal year beginning after the submittal of the initial management plan submitted under s. 237.07 (1) and shall continue to be set aside in each of the next 6 consecutive fiscal years. From the funding that is set aside, the department shall release to the authority for each fiscal year an amount equal to the total amount raised by each corporation under s. 237.09 (2) (b) for which matching funding has not been previously released.
(3) Other funding. The authority shall encourage and may accept contributions and funding for the rehabilitation, repair, replacement, operation, or maintenance of the navigational system. The authority shall also accept funding raised by each corporation under s. 237.09 (2).
237.09 Requirements for nonprofit corporations. (1) Each corporation contracted with under s. 237.03 (1) (e) shall be a nonprofit corporation as described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code and shall be based in one or more of the counties in which the navigational system is located.
(2) Each corporation contracted with under s. 237.03 (1) (e) shall do all of the following:
(a) Provide marketing and fund-raising services for the authority.
(b) Make every reasonable effort to raise $2,750,000 of local or private funding for the rehabilitation and repair of the navigational system.
(c) Accept for investment moneys received by the authority for rehabilitation and repair under s. 237.08 and invest the moneys at a rate of return that the authority finds adequate to enable the authority to exercise its duties and powers in rehabilitating and repairing the navigational system.
(3) If the authority contracts with more than one corporation under s. 237.03 (1) (e), all of the corporations shall make the effort to raise the total of $2,750,000.
237.10 Rapide Croche lock. (1) Upon entering into the lease under s. 237.06, the authority shall maintain the sea lamprey barrier at the Rapide Croche lock according to specifications of the department of natural resources in order to prevent sea lampreys and other aquatic nuisance from moving upstream.
(2) If the authority decides to construct a means to transport watercraft around the Rapide Croche lock, the authority shall develop a plan for the construction that includes steps to be taken to control sea lampreys and other aquatic nuisance species. The authority shall submit the plan to the department of natural resources and may not implement the plan unless it has been approved by the department.
237.11 Political activities. (1) No employee of the authority may directly or indirectly solicit or receive subscriptions or contributions for any partisan political party or any political purpose while engaged in his or her official duties as an employee. No employee of the authority may engage in any form of political activity calculated to favor or improve the chances of any political party or any person seeking or attempting to hold partisan political office while engaged in his or her official duties as an employee or engage in any political activity while not engaged in his or her official duties as an employee to such an extent that the person's efficiency during working hours will be impaired or that he or she will be tardy or absent from work. Any violation of this section is adequate grounds for dismissal.
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