2005 WISCONSIN ACT 484
An Act to create 66.0602 (3) (h) of the statutes; relating to: creating an exception to the local levy limits for amounts assessed by a joint fire department.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
66.0602 (3) (h) of the statutes is created to read:
66.0602 (3) (h) 1. Subject to subd. 2., the limit otherwise applicable under this section does not apply to the amount that a city, village, or town levies in that year to pay for charges assessed by a joint fire department organized under s. 61.65 (2) (a) 3. or 62.13 (2m), but only to the extent that the amount levied to pay for such charges would cause the city, village, or town to exceed the limit that is otherwise applicable under this section.
2. The exception to the limit that is described under subd. 1. applies only if all of the following apply:
a. The total charges assessed by the joint fire department for the current year increase, relative to the total charges assessed by the joint fire department for the previous year, by a percentage that is less than or equal to the percentage change in the U.S. consumer price index for all urban consumers, U.S. city average, as determined by the U.S. department of labor, for the 12 months ending on September 30 of the year of the levy, plus 2 percent.
b. The governing body of each city, village, and town that is served by the joint fire department adopts a resolution in favor of exceeding the limit as described in subd. 1.