60.80(5)(a)(a) In this subsection, "summary" has the meaning given in s. 59.14 (1m) (a).
60.80(5)(b) (b) A notice of a resolution, motion, ordinance, or action that may be published under this subsection shall be published as a class 1 notice under ch. 985 and shall contain at least all of the following:
60.80(5)(b)1. 1. The number and title of the resolution, motion, ordinance, or action.
60.80(5)(b)2. 2. The date of enactment.
60.80(5)(b)3. 3. A summary of the subject matter and main points of the resolution, motion, ordinance, or action.
60.80(5)(b)4. 4. Information as to where the full text of the resolution, motion, ordinance, or action may be obtained, including the phone number of the town clerk, a street address where the full text of the resolution, motion, ordinance, or action may be viewed, and a Web site, if any, at which the resolution, motion, ordinance, or action may be accessed.
60.80 History History: 1983 a. 532; 1987 a. 197; 2007 a. 72.
60.81 60.81 Population; use of federal census. If the census of a town is required, the last federal census, including a special federal census, if any, shall be used.
60.81 History History: 1983 a. 532.
60.82 60.82 Regional planning programs. The town board may act jointly with other municipalities in the area to establish and maintain a regional planning program to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the town as part of the region. The board may make payments out of the general fund for the town's share of the cost of the program.
60.82 History History: 1983 a. 532.
60.83 60.83 Destruction of obsolete town records. The town board may provide for the destruction of obsolete town records under s. 19.21 (4).
60.83 History History: 1983 a. 532.
60.84 60.84 Monuments.
60.84(1g)(1g)Definition. In this section, "professional land surveyor" means a professional land surveyor licensed under ch. 443.
60.84(1r) (1r)Survey, contract for. The town board may contract with the county surveyor or any professional land surveyor to survey all or some of the sections in the town and to erect monuments under this section as directed by the board.
60.84(2) (2)Bond. Before the town board executes a contract under sub. (1r), the county surveyor or professional land surveyor shall execute and file with the town board a surety bond or other financial security approved by the town board.
60.84(3) (3)Monuments.
60.84(3)(a)(a) Monuments shall be set on section and quarter-section corners established by the United States survey. If there is a clerical error or omission in the government field notes or if the bearing trees, mounds, or other location identifier specified in the notes is destroyed or lost, and if there is no other reliable evidence by which a section or quarter-section corner can be identified, the county surveyor or professional land surveyor shall reestablish the corner under the rules adopted by the federal government in the survey of public lands. The county surveyor or professional land surveyor shall set forth his or her actions under this paragraph in the U.S. public land survey monument record under sub. (4).
60.84(3)(b) (b) All monuments set under this section are presumed to be set at the section and quarter-section corners, as originally established by the United States survey, at which they respectively purport to be set.
60.84(3)(c) (c) To establish, relocate, or perpetuate a corner, the county surveyor or professional land surveyor shall set in the proper place a monument, as determined by the town board, consisting of any of the following:
60.84(3)(c)1. 1. A stone or other equally durable material, not less than 3 feet long and 6 inches square, with perpendicular, dressed sides and a square, flat top. As prescribed by the town board, the top shall be engraved with either of the following:
60.84(3)(c)1.a. a. A cross formed by lines connecting the corners of the top.
60.84(3)(c)1.b. b. If the monument is set at a section corner, the number of the section or, if set at a quarter-section corner, "1/4S".
60.84(3)(c)2. 2. A 3-inch diameter iron pipe, not less than 3 feet long, with pipe walls not less than one-quarter inch thick, galvanized or coal-charred to prevent rust. The pipe shall have a flat plate, screwed to the top, engraved as prescribed in subd. 1. The pipe shall have a suitable bottom plate or anchor.
60.84(3)(c)3. 3. An equivalent monument agreed upon by all parties of the contract.
60.84(3)(d) (d) A monument under par. (c) shall be set 2 1/2 feet in the ground. If the monument is located in a highway, the top of the monument shall be even with or below the surface of the highway.
60.84(4) (4)U.S. public land survey monument record. The county surveyor or professional land surveyor shall prepare a U.S. public land survey monument record setting forth a complete and accurate record of any monument erected on section and quarter section corners under this section, including the bearings and distances of each monument from each other monument nearest it on any line in the town. The U.S. public land survey monument record and a map of any additional monuments set shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds or filed in the office of the county surveyor of the county in which the surveyed land is located and of the adjoining county if a monument is located on the county line.
60.84 History History: 1983 a. 532; 2013 a. 358.
60.85 60.85 Town tax increment law.
60.85(1) (1) Definitions. In this section, unless a different intent clearly appears from the context:
60.85(1)(a) (a) "Agricultural project" means agricultural activities classified in the North American Industry Classification System, 1997 edition, published by the U.S. office of management and budget, under the following industry numbers:
60.85(1)(a)1. 1. 111 - Crop production
60.85(1)(a)2. 2. 112 - Animal production
60.85(1)(a)3. 3. 1151 - Support activities for agriculture.
60.85(1)(a)4. 4. 1152 - Support activities for animal production.
60.85(1)(a)5. 5. 493120 - Farm product warehousing and storage, refrigerated.
60.85(1)(b) (b) "Environmental pollution" has the meaning given in s. 299.01 (4).
60.85(1)(c) (c) "Forestry project" means forestry activities classified in the North American Industry Classification System, 1997 edition, published by the U.S. office of management and budget, under the following industry numbers:
60.85(1)(c)1. 1. 113 - Forestry and logging.
60.85(1)(c)2. 2. 1153 - Support activities for forestry.
60.85(1)(d) (d) "Highway" has the meaning provided in s. 340.01 (22).
60.85(1)(e) (e) "Manufacturing project" means manufacturing activities classified in the North American Industry Classification System, 1997 edition, published by the U.S. office of management and budget, under the following industry numbers:
60.85(1)(e)1. 1. 3116 - Animal slaughtering and processing.
60.85(1)(e)2. 2. 321 - Wood product manufacturing
60.85(1)(e)3. 3. 322 - Paper manufacturing.
60.85(1)(e)4. 4. 325193 - Ethyl alcohol manufacturing.
60.85(1)(f) (f) "Personal property" has the meaning prescribed in s. 70.04.
60.85(1)(g) (g) "Planning commission" means a plan commission created under s. 62.23, if the town board exercises zoning authority under s. 60.62 or the town zoning committee under s. 60.61 (4) if the town board is not authorized to exercise village powers.
60.85(1)(h)1.1. "Project costs" means, subject to sub. (2) (b), any expenditures made or estimated to be made or monetary obligations incurred or estimated to be incurred by the town which are listed in a project plan as costs of public works or improvements within a tax incremental district or, to the extent provided in subd. 1. j., without the district, plus any incidental costs, diminished by any income, special assessments, or other revenues, including user fees or charges, other than tax increments, received or reasonably expected to be received by the town in connection with the implementation of the plan. Only a proportionate share of the costs permitted under this subdivision may be included as project costs to the extent that they benefit the tax incremental district. To the extent the costs benefit the town outside the tax incremental district, a proportionate share of the cost is not a project cost. "Project costs" include:
60.85(1)(h)1.a. a. Capital costs including, but not limited to, the actual costs of the construction of public works or improvements, new buildings, structures, and fixtures; the demolition, alteration, remodeling, repair or reconstruction of existing buildings, structures and fixtures other than the demolition of listed properties as defined in s. 44.31 (4); the acquisition of equipment to service the district; the removal or containment of, or the restoration of soil or groundwater affected by, environmental pollution; and the clearing and grading of land.
60.85(1)(h)1.b. b. Financing costs, including, but not limited to, all interest paid to holders of evidences of indebtedness issued to pay for project costs and any premium paid over the principal amount of the obligations because of the redemption of the obligations prior to maturity.
60.85(1)(h)1.c. c. Real property assembly costs, meaning any deficit incurred resulting from the sale or lease as lessor by the town of real or personal property within a tax incremental district for consideration which is less than its cost to the town.
60.85(1)(h)1.d. d. Professional service costs, including, but not limited to, those costs incurred for architectural, planning, engineering, and legal advice and services.
60.85(1)(h)1.e. e. Imputed administrative costs, including, but not limited to, reasonable charges for the time spent by town employees in connection with the implementation of a project plan.
60.85(1)(h)1.f. f. Relocation costs, including, but not limited to, those relocation payments made following condemnation under ss. 32.19 and 32.195.
60.85(1)(h)1.g. g. Organizational costs, including, but not limited to, the costs of conducting environmental impact and other studies and the costs of informing the public with respect to the creation of tax incremental districts and the implementation of project plans.
60.85(1)(h)1.h. h. Payments made, in the discretion of the town board, which are found to be necessary or convenient to the creation of tax incremental districts or the implementation of project plans.
60.85(1)(h)1.i. i. That portion of costs related to the construction or alteration of sewerage treatment plants, water treatment plants or other environmental protection devices, storm or sanitary sewer lines, water lines, or amenities on streets or the rebuilding or expansion of streets the construction, alteration, rebuilding or expansion of which is necessitated by the project plan for a district and is within the district.
60.85(1)(h)1.j. j. That portion of costs related to the construction or alteration of sewerage treatment plants, water treatment plants or other environmental protection devices, storm or sanitary sewer lines, water lines, or amenities on streets outside the district if the construction, alteration, rebuilding or expansion is necessitated by the project plan for a district, and if at the time the construction, alteration, rebuilding or expansion begins there are improvements of the kinds named in this subdivision on the land outside the district in respect to which the costs are to be incurred.
60.85(1)(h)1.k. k. Costs for the removal or containment of lead contamination in buildings or infrastructure if the town declares that such lead contamination is a public health concern.
60.85(1)(h)1.L. L. A fee imposed by the department of revenue under sub. (5) (a).
60.85(1)(h)2. 2. Notwithstanding subd. 1., none of the following may be included as project costs for any tax incremental district:
60.85(1)(h)2.a. a. The cost of constructing or expanding administrative buildings, police and fire buildings, libraries, community and recreational buildings and school buildings.
60.85(1)(h)2.b. b. The cost of constructing or expanding any facility, if the town generally finances similar facilities only with utility user fees.
60.85(1)(h)2.c. c. General government operating expenses unrelated to the planning or development of a tax incremental district.
60.85(1)(h)2.d. d. Cash grants made by the town to owners, lessees, or developers of land that is located within the tax incremental district.
60.85(1)(i) (i) "Project plan" means the properly approved plan for the development or redevelopment of a tax incremental district, including all properly approved amendments thereto.
60.85(1)(j) (j) "Real property" has the meaning prescribed in s. 70.03.
60.85(1)(k) (k) "Residential development" means sleeping quarters, within a proposed tax incremental district, for employees who work for an employer engaged in a project that is allowed under sub. (2) (b) 1. to 4. but does not include hotels, motels, or general residential housing development within a proposed tax incremental district.
60.85(1)(L) (L) "Tax increment" means that amount obtained by multiplying the total county, town, school, and other local general property taxes levied on all taxable property within a tax incremental district in a year by a fraction having as a numerator the value increment for that year in the district and as a denominator that year's equalized value of all taxable property in the district. In any year, a tax increment is "positive" if the value increment is positive; it is "negative" if the value increment is negative.
60.85(1)(m) (m) "Tax incremental base" means the aggregate value, as equalized by the department of revenue, of all taxable property located within a tax incremental district on the date as of which the district is created, determined as provided in sub. (5) (b).
60.85(1)(n) (n) "Tax incremental district" means a contiguous geographic area within a town defined and created by resolution of the town board, consisting solely of whole units of property as are assessed for general property tax purposes, other than railroad rights-of-way, rivers or highways. Railroad rights-of-way, rivers or highways may be included in a tax incremental district only if they are continuously bounded on either side, or on both sides, by whole units of property as are assessed for general property tax purposes which are in the tax incremental district. "Tax incremental district" does not include any area identified as a wetland on a map under s. 23.32.
60.85(1)(o) (o) "Taxable property" means all real and personal taxable property located in a tax incremental district.
60.85(1)(p) (p) "Tourism project" means activities that involve retailers classified in the North American Industry Classification System, 1997 edition, published by the U.S. office of management and budget, under the following industry numbers:
60.85(1)(p)1. 1. 721214 — Recreational and vacation camps.
60.85(1)(p)2. 2. 721211 — Recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds.
60.85(1)(p)3. 3. 711212 — Racetracks.
60.85(1)(p)4. 4. Dairy product stores included in 445299.
60.85(1)(p)5. 5. Public golf courses included in 71391.
60.85(1)(q) (q) "Value increment" means the equalized value of all taxable property in a tax incremental district in any year minus the tax incremental base. In any year "value increment" is positive if the tax incremental base is less than the aggregate value of taxable property as equalized by the department of revenue; it is negative if that base exceeds that aggregate value.
60.85(2) (2)Powers of towns.
60.85(2)(a)(a) Subject to par. (b) and except as provided under par. (c) and in addition to any other powers conferred by law, a town may exercise any powers necessary and convenient to carry out the purposes of this section, including the power to:
60.85(2)(a)1. 1. Create tax incremental districts and define the boundaries of the districts.
60.85(2)(a)2. 2. Cause project plans to be prepared, approve the plans, and implement the provisions and effectuate the purposes of the plans.
60.85(2)(a)3. 3. Deposit moneys into the special fund of any tax incremental district.
60.85(2)(a)4. 4. Enter into any contracts or agreements, including agreements with bondholders, determined by the town board to be necessary or convenient to implement the provisions and effectuate the purposes of project plans. The contracts or agreements may include conditions, restrictions, or covenants which either run with the land or which otherwise regulate the use of land.
60.85(2)(a)5. 5. Designate, by ordinance or resolution, the town industrial development agency, as agent of the town, to perform all acts under this section.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)