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66.0435(3)(f) (f) Nothing in this subsection prohibits the regulation by local ordinance of a community.
66.0435(3)(g) (g) Failure to timely pay the tax prescribed in this subsection shall be treated as a default in payment of personal property tax and is subject to all procedures and penalties applicable under chs. 70 and 74.
66.0435(3)(h) (h) Each local governing body may enact an ordinance providing a forfeiture of up to $25 for failure to comply with the reporting requirements of par. (c) or (e). Each failure to report is a separate offense.
66.0435(3m) (3m)Community operator reimbursement. A community operator who collects a monthly municipal permit fee from a unit owner may deduct, for administrative expenses, 2 percent of the monthly fees collected.
66.0435(4) (4)Application for license. Original application for a community license shall be filed with the clerk of the licensing authority. Applications shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and shall contain the following:
66.0435(4)(a) (a) The name and address of the applicant.
66.0435(4)(b) (b) The location and legal description of the community.
66.0435(4)(c) (c) The complete plan of the community.
66.0435(6) (6)Renewal of license. Upon application by any licensee, after approval by the licensing authority and upon payment of the annual license fee, the clerk of the licensing authority shall issue a certificate renewing the license for another year, unless sooner revoked. The application for renewal shall be in writing, signed by the applicant on forms furnished by the licensing authority.
66.0435(7) (7)Transfer of license; fee. Upon application for a transfer of license the clerk of the licensing authority, after approval of the application by the licensing authority, shall issue a transfer upon payment of the required $10 fee.
66.0435(8) (8)Distribution of fees. The licensing authority may retain 10 percent of the monthly municipal permit fees collected in each month, without reduction for any amounts deducted under sub. (3m), to cover the cost of administration. The licensing authority shall pay to the school district in which the community is located, within 20 days after the end of each month, such proportion of the remainder of the fees collected in the preceding month as the ratio of the most recent property tax levy for school purposes bears to the total tax levy for all purposes in the licensing authority. If the community is located in more than one school district, each district shall receive a share in the proportion that its property tax levy for school purposes bears to the total school tax levy.
66.0435(9) (9)Municipalities; monthly municipal permit fees on recreational mobile homes and recreational vehicles. A licensing authority may assess monthly municipal permit fees at the rates under this section on recreational mobile homes and recreational vehicles, as defined in s. 340.01 (48r), except recreational mobile homes and recreational vehicles that are located in campgrounds licensed under s. 254.47, recreational mobile homes that constitute improvements to real property under s. 70.043 (1), and recreational mobile homes or recreational vehicles that are located on land where the principal residence of the owner of the recreational mobile home or recreational vehicle is located, regardless of whether the recreational mobile home or recreational vehicle is occupied during all or part of any calendar year.
66.0435(10) (10) The powers conferred on licensing authorities by this section are in addition to all other grants of authority and are limited only by the express language of this section.
66.0435 History History: 1999 a. 5; 1999 a. 150 ss. 112, 158 to 161; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0435; 2005 a. 298; 2007 a. 11.
66.0435 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. ATCP 125, Wis. adm. code.
66.0435 Annotation A license issued without prior approval of park plans is void and the owner cannot complain if it is revoked. A mobile home park zoning ordinance adopted without compliance with the notice of hearing requirements of s. 60.74 (2) [now 60.61 (4)] is void. Edelbeck v. Town of Theresa, 57 Wis. 2d 172, 203 N.W.2d 694 (1973).
66.0435 Annotation The time for appeal under sub. (2) (d) begins on the date of the action revoking the license, not on the effective date of the revocation. Reusch v. City of Baraboo, 85 Wis. 2d 294, 270 N.W.2d 229 (1978).
66.0435 Annotation A town had authority outside this section to require a building permit for a mobile home located outside a mobile home park and that the mobile home be connected to a well and septic system. Town of Clearfield v. Cushman, 150 Wis. 2d 10, 440 N.W.2d 777 (1989).
66.0435 Annotation A state university is not subject to local licensing in the operation of a university mobile home park. 60 Atty. Gen. 7.
66.0435 Annotation A town cannot have a more restrictive ordinance regulating use and location of mobile homes outside of mobile home parks than the county. 60 Atty. Gen. 131.
66.0435 Annotation A town board that has given conditional approval to plans for a mobile home park has power to alter conditions as long as it acts reasonably. Molgaard v. Town of Caledonia, 527 F. Supp. 1073 (1981).
subch. V of ch. 66 SUBCHAPTER V
OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
66.0501 66.0501 Eligibility for office.
66.0501(1) (1)Deputy sheriffs and municipal police. No person may be appointed deputy sheriff of any county or police officer for any city, village or town unless that person is a citizen of the United States. This section does not apply to common carriers or to a deputy sheriff not required to take an oath of office.
66.0501(2) (2)Eligibility of other officers. Except as expressly authorized by statute, no member of a town, village or county board, or city council, during the term for which the member is elected, is eligible for any office or position which during that term has been created by, or the selection to which is vested in, the board or council, but the member is eligible for any elective office. The governing body may be represented on city, village or town boards and commissions where no additional compensation, except a per diem, is paid to the representatives of the governing body and may fix the tenure of these representatives notwithstanding any other statutory provision. A representative of a governing body who is a member of a city, village or town board or commission may receive a per diem only if the remaining members of the board or commission may receive a per diem. This subsection does not apply to a member of any board or council described in this subsection who resigns from the board or council before being appointed to an office or position which was not created during the member's term in office.
66.0501(3) (3)Appointments on consolidation of offices. Whenever offices are consolidated, the occupants of which are members of the same statutory committee or board and which are serving in that office because of holding another office or position, the common council or village board may designate another officer or officers or make any additional appointments as may be necessary to procure the number of committee or board members provided for by statute.
66.0501(4) (4)Compatible offices and positions. A volunteer fire fighter, emergency medical technician, or first responder in a city, village, or town whose annual compensation from one or more of those positions, including fringe benefits, does not exceed the amount specified in s. 946.13 (2) (a) may also hold an elective office in that city, village, or town. It is compatible with his or her office for an elected town officer to receive wages under s. 60.37 (4) for work that he or she performs for the town.
66.0501(5) (5)Employees may be candidates.
66.0501(5)(a)(a) In this subsection:
66.0501(5)(a)1. 1. "Political subdivision" means a city, village, town, or county.
66.0501(5)(a)2. 2. "Public employee" means any individual employed by a political subdivision, other than an individual to whom s. 164.06 applies and other than an individual to whom 5 USC 1502 (a) (3) applies.
66.0501(5)(b) (b) No political subdivision may prohibit a public employee from being a candidate for any elective public office, if that individual is otherwise qualified to be a candidate. No public employee may be required, as a condition of being a candidate for any elective public office, to take a leave of absence during his or her candidacy. This subsection does not affect the authority of a political subdivision to regulate the conduct of a public employee while the public employee is on duty or otherwise acting in an official capacity.
66.0501 History History: 1979 c. 110; 1987 a. 27, 403; 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 246; 1999 a. 56; 1999 a. 150 s. 267; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0501; 2001 a. 16; 2003 a. 79.
66.0501 Annotation A citizenship requirement for peace officers is constitutional. 68 Atty. Gen. 61.
66.0501 Annotation The offices of commissioner of a town sanitary district and supervisor of a town board are incompatible when the town board also serves as the appointing authority for the commissioners. 69 Atty. Gen. 108.
66.0503 66.0503 Combination of municipal offices.
66.0503(1) (1) The office of county supervisor may be consolidated by charter ordinance under s. 66.0101:
66.0503(1)(a) (a) With the office of village president in any village which has boundaries coterminous with the boundaries of any supervisory district established under s. 59.10 (3).
66.0503(1)(b) (b) With the office of alderperson or council member in any city in which the district from which the alderperson or council member is elected is coterminous with the boundaries of any supervisory district established under s. 59.10 (3).
66.0503(2) (2) After the effective date of adoption or repeal of a charter ordinance under this section, the clerk of the municipality shall file a copy of the ordinance with the clerk of the county within which the supervisory district lies. When so consolidated, nomination papers shall contain that number of signatures required under s. 8.10 for county supervisors and shall be filed in the office of the county clerk.
66.0503(3) (3) Removal from office of any incumbent of an office consolidated under this section vacates the office in its entirety whether effected under ss. 17.09, 17.12 and 17.13 or other pertinent statute.
66.0503(4) (4) Compensation for an office consolidated under this section shall be separately established by the several governing bodies affected by the consolidation as though no consolidation of offices had occurred.
66.0503(5) (5) Tenure for an officer of an office consolidated under this section shall coincide with the term for county supervisors.
66.0503 History History: 1971 c. 94; 1973 c. 118 s. 7; 1985 a. 135 s. 83 (1); 1993 a. 184; 1995 a. 201; 1999 a. 150 s. 311; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0503; 2001 a. 30.
66.0505 66.0505 Compensation of governing bodies.
66.0505(1) (1)Definitions. In this section:
66.0505(1)(a) (a) "Elective officer" means a member or member-elect of the governing body of a political subdivision.
66.0505(1)(b) (b) "Political subdivision" means any city, village, town, or county.
66.0505(2) (2)Establishment of salary. An elected official of any political subdivision, who by virtue of the office held by that official is entitled to participate in the establishment of the salary attending that office, shall not during the term of the office collect salary in excess of the salary provided at the time of that official's taking office. This provision is of statewide concern and applies only to officials elected after October 22, 1961.
66.0505(3) (3)Refusal of salary.
66.0505(3)(a)1.1. Notwithstanding the provisions of s. 59.10 (1) (c), (2) (c), (3) (f) to (j), 60.32, 61.193, 61.32, or 62.09 (6), an elective officer may send written notification to the clerk and treasurer of the political subdivision on whose governing body he or she serves that he or she wishes to refuse to accept the salary that he or she is otherwise entitled to receive.
66.0505(3)(a)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 3., to be valid the notification must be sent no later than 30 days after an elective officer's election is certified, and the notification applies only to the taxable year in which the officer's election is certified or, if the elective officer's current taxable year ends within 3 months of his or her certification, the notification applies until the end of his or her next taxable year.
66.0505(3)(a)3. 3. Except as provided in subd. 2., to be valid the notification must be sent at least 30 days before the start of the elective officer's next taxable year, and the notification applies only to that taxable year although the notification may be renewed annually as provided in this subdivision.
66.0505(3)(a)4. 4. If a clerk and treasurer receive notification as described in subd. 2. or 3., the treasurer may not pay the elective officer his or her salary during the time period to which the notification applies. Upon receipt of such notification, the political subdivision's treasurer shall not pay the elective officer the salary that he or she is otherwise entitled to receive, beginning with the first pay period that commences after notification applies.
66.0505(3)(b) (b) An elective officer, or officer-elect, who sends the written notification described under par. (a) may not rescind the notification. If an elective officer's notification no longer applies, the political subdivision's treasurer shall pay the elective officer any salary that he or she is entitled to receive, beginning with the first pay period that commences after the expiration of the notification.
66.0505 History History: 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 213; 1999 a. 150 s. 312; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0505; 2007 a. 49; 2009 a. 173.
66.0507 66.0507 Automatic salary schedules. Whenever the governing body of any city, village, or town enacts by ordinance a salary schedule for some or all employees and officers of the city, village or town, other than members of the city council or village or town board, the salary schedule may include an automatic adjustment for some or all of the personnel in conformity with fluctuations upwards and downwards in the cost of living, notwithstanding ss. 60.32, 61.193, 61.32, 62.09 (6) and 62.13 (7).
66.0507 History History: 1971 c. 125 s. 522 (1); 1971 c. 154; 1985 a. 225; 1993 a. 246; 1999 a. 150 s. 314; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0507; 2009 a. 173.
66.0509 66.0509 Civil service system; veterans preference.
66.0509(1)(1) Any city or village may proceed under s. 61.34 (1), 62.11 (5) or 66.0101 to establish a civil service system of selection, tenure and status, and the system may be made applicable to all municipal personnel except the chief executive and members of the governing body, members of boards and commissions including election officials, employees subject to s. 62.13, members of the judiciary and supervisors. Any town may establish a civil service system under this subsection. For veterans there shall be no restrictions as to age, and veterans and their spouses shall be given preference points in accordance with s. 230.16 (7). The system may also include uniform provisions in respect to attendance, leave regulations, compensation and payrolls for all personnel included in the system. The governing body of any city, village or town establishing a civil service system under this section may exempt from the system the librarians and assistants subject to s. 43.09 (1).
66.0509(2) (2)
66.0509(2)(a)(a) Any town may establish a civil service system under sub. (1) and in the departments that the town board may determine. Any person who has been employed in a department for more than 5 years before the establishment of a civil service system applicable to that department is eligible to appointment without examination.
66.0509(2)(b) (b) Any town not having a civil service system and having exercised the option of placing assessors under civil service under s. 60.307 (3) may establish a civil service system for assessors under sub. (1), unless the town has come within the jurisdiction of a county assessor under s. 70.99.
66.0509(3) (3) When any town has established a system of civil service, the ordinance establishing the system may not be repealed for a period of 6 years after its enactment, and after the 6-year period it may be repealed only by proceedings under s. 9.20 by referendum vote. This subsection does not apply if a town comes, before the expiration of the 6 years, within the jurisdiction of a county assessor under s. 70.99.
66.0509(4) (4) Any civil service system established under the provisions of this section shall provide for the appointment of a civil service board or commission and for the removal of the members of the board or commission for cause by the mayor with approval of the council, by the city manager and the council in a city organized under ss. 64.01 to 64.15, and by the board in a village or town.
66.0509(5) (5) All examinations given in a civil service system established under this section, including minimum training and experience requirements, for positions in the classified service shall be job-related in compliance with appropriate validation standards and shall be subject to the approval of the board or commission appointed under sub. (4). All relevant experience, whether paid or unpaid, shall satisfy experience requirements.
66.0509 History History: 1971 c. 152 s. 38; 1971 c. 154, 211; 1977 c. 196; 1983 a. 532; 1985 a. 225; 1991 a. 101; 1993 a. 246; 1999 a. 150 s. 310; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0509; 2005 a. 22.
66.0511 66.0511 Law enforcement agency policies on use of force and citizen complaint procedures.
66.0511(1) (1)Definition. In this section, "law enforcement agency" has the meaning given under s. 165.83 (1) (b).
66.0511(2) (2)Use of force policy. Each person in charge of a law enforcement agency shall prepare in writing and make available for public scrutiny a policy or standard regulating the use of force by law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties.
66.0511(3) (3)Citizen complaint procedure. Each person in charge of a law enforcement agency shall prepare in writing and make available for public scrutiny a specific procedure for processing and resolving a complaint by any person regarding the conduct of a law enforcement officer employed by the agency. The writing prepared under this subsection shall include a conspicuous notification of the prohibition and penalty under s. 946.66.
66.0511 History History: 1987 a. 131; 1997 a. 176; 1999 a. 150 s. 366; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0511.
66.0513 66.0513 Police, pay when acting outside county or municipality.
66.0513(1)(1) Any chief of police, sheriff, deputy sheriff, county traffic officer or other peace officer of any city, county, village or town, who is required by command of the governor, sheriff or other superior authority to maintain the peace, or who responds to the request of the authorities of another municipality, to perform police or peace duties outside territorial limits of the city, county, village or town where the officer is employed, is entitled to the same wage, salary, pension, worker's compensation, and all other service rights for this service as for service rendered within the limits of the city, county, village or town where regularly employed.
66.0513(2) (2) All wage and disability payments, pension and worker's compensation claims, damage to equipment and clothing, and medical expense arising under sub. (1), shall be paid by the city, county, village or town regularly employing the officer. Upon making the payment the city, county, village or town shall be reimbursed by the state, county or other political subdivision whose officer or agent commanded the services out of which the payments arose.
66.0513 History History: 1975 c. 147 s. 54; 1999 a. 150 s. 367; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0513.
66.0513 Annotation The use of the phrase "required by command" in sub. (1) plainly does not mean that officers who volunteer to go to another city, county, village, or town are excluded from worker's compensation and other benefits. A governmental body obligated to reimburse another for worker's compensation payments under this section is obligated under worker's compensation law for purposes of worker's compensation insurance coverage. Milwaukee County v. Juneau County, 2004 WI App 23, 269 Wis. 2d 730, 676 N.W.2d 513, 02-2880.
66.0515 66.0515 Receipts for fees. Every officer or employee upon receiving fees shall, if requested to do so by the person paying the fees, deliver to that person a receipt for the fees, specifying for which account each portion of the fees respectively accrued.
66.0515 History History: 1991 a. 316; 1999 a. 150 s. 270; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0515.
66.0517 66.0517 Weed commissioner.
66.0517(1)(1)Definition. In this section, "noxious weeds" has the meaning given in s. 66.0407 (1) (b).
66.0517(2) (2)Appointment.
66.0517(2)(a)(a) Town, village and city weed commissioner. The chairperson of each town, the president of each village and the mayor of each city may appoint one or more commissioners of noxious weeds on or before May 15 in each year. A weed commissioner shall take the official oath and the oath shall be filed in the office of the town, village or city clerk. A weed commissioner shall hold office for one year and until a successor has qualified or the town chairperson, village president or mayor determines not to appoint a weed commissioner. If more than one commissioner is appointed, the town, village or city shall be divided into districts by the officer making the appointment and each commissioner shall be assigned to a different district. The town chairperson, village president or mayor may appoint a resident of any district to serve as weed commissioner in any other district of the same town, village or city.
66.0517(2)(b) (b) County weed commissioner. A county may by resolution adopted by its county board provide for the appointment of a county weed commissioner and determine the duties, term and compensation for the county weed commissioner. When a weed commissioner has been appointed under this paragraph and has qualified, the commissioner has the powers and duties of a weed commissioner described in this section. Each town chairperson, village president or mayor may appoint one or more deputy weed commissioners, who shall work in cooperation with the county weed commissioner in the district assigned by the appointing officer.
66.0517(3) (3)Powers, duties and compensation.
66.0517(3)(a)(a) Destruction of noxious weeds. A weed commissioner shall investigate the existence of noxious weeds in his or her district. If a person in a district neglects to destroy noxious weeds as required under s. 66.0407 (3), the weed commissioner shall destroy, or have destroyed, the noxious weeds in the most economical manner. A weed commissioner may enter upon any lands that are not exempt under s. 66.0407 (5) and cut or otherwise destroy noxious weeds without being liable to an action for trespass or any other action for damages resulting from the entry and destruction, if reasonable care is exercised.
66.0517(3)(b) (b) Compensation of weed commissioner.
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