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33.55(4) (4) The board of commissioners shall meet at least quarterly, and at other times on the call of the chairperson or on the petition of 5 commissioners.
33.55(5) (5) Any action by the board of commissioners requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the members present and voting.
33.55(6) (6) Annually, the board of commissioners shall elect a chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary from its members, and these officers shall have the following duties:
33.55(6)(a) (a) The chairperson shall preside at all meetings and all public hearings held by the board of commissioners.
33.55(6)(b) (b) The vice chairperson shall preside at any meeting or any public hearing held by the board of commissioners at which the chairperson is unable to preside.
33.55(6)(c) (c) The secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the board of commissioners and hearings held by it.
33.55 History History: 1997 a. 27, 252.
33.56 33.56 Board of commissioners; duties. The board of commissioners shall do all of the following:
33.56(1) (1) Initiate and coordinate surveys and research projects for the purpose of gathering data relating to the surface waters and groundwaters of the Illinois Fox River basin that are located in a river municipality.
33.56(2) (2) Maintain a liaison with agencies of the federal, state and local governments and other organizations that are involved in programs or projects designed to protect, rehabilitate and manage water resources.
33.56(3) (3) Develop a public information and education program on issues related to the surface waters and groundwaters of the Illinois Fox River basin that are located in a river municipality.
33.56 History History: 1997 a. 27; 2003 a. 33.
33.57 33.57 Board of commissioners; powers. The board of commissioners may do all of the following:
33.57(1) (1) Develop and implement plans, projects or programs to do any of the following:
33.57(1)(a) (a) Improve the water quality and the scenic, economic and environmental value of the surface waters and the groundwaters of the Illinois Fox River basin that are located in a river municipality.
33.57(1)(b) (b) Protect or enhance the recreational use of the navigable waters of the Illinois Fox River basin that are located in a river municipality.
33.57(1)(c) (c) Coordinate and integrate, for efficient and effective cost management, any county programs or projects for the waters of the county that relate to any of the following:
33.57(1)(c)1. 1. Surface water and groundwater quality of the Illinois Fox River basin that is located in a river municipality.
33.57(1)(c)2. 2. The recreational use of and public access to navigable waters of the Illinois Fox River basin that is located in a river municipality.
33.57(1)(c)3. 3. Water safety and boating regulations for the Illinois Fox River basin that is located in a river municipality.
33.57(2) (2) Develop and propose to the county board programs or projects to make improvements to the navigable waters in the Illinois Fox River basin that is located in a river municipality, including constructing and maintaining public boat launching facilities, maintaining park or other open natural areas adjacent to the navigable waters, implementing shoreline maintenance requests, maintaining and improving locks and dredging waterways.
33.57(3) (3) Create advisory committees as it considers necessary to apprise the board of commissioners of the information necessary to implement its duties and powers. The advisory committees may include representatives of the following: fishing groups; farmers; businesses; riparian and other real property owners; industry groups; public bodies; sailing clubs; boating clubs; environmentalists; scientists; conservationists; hunters; and water skiing, diving and other sports clubs.
33.57(4) (4) Adopt any rules necessary to implement the duties and powers granted to the board of commissioners.
33.57 History History: 1997 a. 27.
33.58 33.58 Regulation proposed by board of commissioners.
33.58(1)(1) Ordinances and local regulations. The board of commissioners may propose to the governing body of a river municipality the adoption, modification or rescission of any ordinance or local regulation relating to boating, recreation or safety upon the navigable waters of the Illinois Fox River basin that is located in a river municipality.
33.58(2) (2)Minimum standards. The board of commissioners may propose to the governing body of a river municipality minimum standards for local regulations and ordinances for municipalities to protect and rehabilitate the water quality of the surface waters and groundwaters of the Illinois Fox River basin that are located in a river municipality.
33.58 History History: 1997 a. 27.
33.59 33.59 Implementation plan.
33.59(1)(1) The board of commissioners shall develop an implementation plan by April 1, 1998, and shall submit the plan to the department of natural resources, the county planning agency, the chairperson of the county board and the county executive of the county by April 1, 1998.
33.59(2) (2) With regard to the Illinois Fox River basin that is located in a river municipality, the implementation plan shall include all of the following:
33.59(2)(a) (a) A plan for, including the method of payment for, an engineering study to determine areas for selective dredging, including the dredging of selective shallow areas of the impoundment area in Waterford.
33.59(2)(b) (b) A plan for clearing channels of fallen trees and other debris.
33.59(2)(c) (c) A water use plan.
33.59(2)(d) (d) A plan for operating the Waterford Dam with a winter drawdown level.
33.59(2)(e) (e) A plan for streambank erosion protection.
33.59(2)(f) (f) A plan for automating the Waterford Dam with upstream sensors.
33.59(2)(g) (g) A plan for maintenance, protection and improvement of shorelines, banks and beds of navigable waters.
33.59(2)(h) (h) A plan for access to shoreline recreational areas and facilities.
33.59(2)(i) (i) Water safety, navigational and boating regulations.
33.59(3) (3) Within 3 months after the implementation plan is developed and submitted under sub. (1), the department and the designated planning agencies under s. 281.51 that cover each county shall evaluate the implementation plan to determine whether it is consistent with the criteria for water quality planning under s. 281.51 and whether the plan is adequate to:
33.59(3)(a) (a) Protect and rehabilitate the water quality of the surface waters and the groundwaters of the Illinois Fox River basin that are located in a river municipality.
33.59(3)(b) (b) Protect and enhance the recreational use of the navigable waters of the Illinois Fox River basin that are located in a river municipality.
33.59(3)(c) (c) Increase water and boating safety on the navigable waters of the Illinois Fox River basin that are located in a river municipality.
33.59 History History: 1997 a. 27.
33.60 33.60 Budget proposals.
33.60(1)(1)
33.60(1)(a)(a) The commission's fiscal year shall be a calendar year. Annually, the board of commissioners shall prepare a proposed budget for the commission's activities, plans, programs or projects under this subchapter.
33.60(1)(b) (b) The budget shall include all of the following elements:
33.60(1)(b)1. 1. A list of all anticipated revenue from all sources during the upcoming year.
33.60(1)(b)2. 2. A list of all proposed appropriations for each activity and reserve account for the upcoming year.
33.60(1)(b)3. 3. Actual revenues and expenditures for the preceding year, if applicable.
33.60(1)(b)4. 4. Actual revenue and expenditures for the current year.
33.60(1)(b)5. 5. Estimated revenues and expenditures for the balance of the current year.
33.60(1)(b)6. 6. A list, by fund, of all anticipated unexpended or unappropriated balances and all surpluses.
33.60(1)(c) (c) The commission shall publish as a class 1 notice under ch. 985 in Racine County and in Waukesha County, at least 15 days before the public hearing, a summary of the budget, a notice of the place where a copy of the budget is located for public inspection and a notice of the time and place for a public hearing on the budget.
33.60(1)(d) (d) The summary required under par. (c) shall include all of the following for the proposed budget, for the budget in effect and for the budget of the preceding year, if applicable:
33.60(1)(d)1. 1. All expenditures, by major expenditure category.
33.60(1)(d)2. 2. All revenues, by major revenue source.
33.60(1)(d)3. 3. Any financing source and use not included under subds. 1. and 2.
33.60(1)(d)4. 4. All beginning and year-end fund balances.
33.60(2) (2) Not less than 15 days after publication of the summary of the budget and of the notices required under sub. (1) (c), the board of commissioners shall hold a public hearing at the time and place specified in the notice. At the hearing, any resident or taxpayer of a county shall have the opportunity to be heard on the proposed budget. The budget hearing may be adjourned from time to time. At the hearing, the board of commissioners may adopt changes to the budget.
33.60(3) (3) After the public hearing, the board of commissioners shall submit the proposed budget to Racine County and to Waukesha County for incorporation into each county's budget to be subject to any review procedures that apply to a county budget under ss. 59.60 and 65.90.
33.60 History History: 1997 a. 27, 252.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)