66.0911 History History: 1983 a. 532; 1999 a. 150 s. 545; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0911.
66.0913 66.0913 City and county projects, individual or joint; revenue bonding.
66.0913(1)(1)
66.0913(1)(a)(a) A county or city, or both jointly, may construct, purchase, acquire, develop, improve, operate or maintain a county or city building, or both jointly, for a courthouse, safety building, city hall, hospital, armory, library, auditorium and music hall, municipal parking lots or other parking facilities, or municipal center or any combination of the foregoing, or a University of Wisconsin college campus, as defined in s. 36.05 (6m), if the operation of the college campus has been approved by the board of regents of the University of Wisconsin System.
66.0913(1)(b) (b) The county board, common council, or both jointly, may, for any of its corporate purposes set forth in this subsection, issue bonds on which the principal and interest are payable from the income and revenues of the project financed with the proceeds of the bonds or with the proceeds together with the proceeds of a grant from the federal government to aid in the financing and construction of the project. In the case of municipal parking lots or other parking facilities the bonds may in addition be payable as to both principal and interest from income and revenues from other similar projects, parking meters, parking fees, or any other income or revenue obtained through parking, or any combination of these methods.
66.0913(1)(c) (c) The credit of the county, or city, or both jointly, may not be pledged to the payment of the bonds, but the bonds are payable only from the income and revenues described in par. (b) or the funds received from their sale or disposal. If the county board, or common council, or both jointly, so determine, the bonds shall be secured either by a trust indenture pledging the revenues or by a mortgage on the property comprising the project and the revenues from the project.
66.0913(2) (2) The bonds or other evidences of indebtedness shall state on their face that the bonds are not a debt of the county, or city, or both jointly, and that the county or city, or both jointly, are not liable for the indebtedness. Any indebtedness created by this section is not an indebtedness of the county or city and shall not be included in determining the constitutional 5% debt limitations.
66.0913(3) (3) The provisions of s. 66.0621 relating to the issuance of revenue bonds by cities for public utility purposes, insofar as applicable, and the provisions of ss. 67.08 (1) and 67.09 relating to the execution and registration of municipal obligations apply to the issuance of revenue bonds under this section.
66.0913 History History: 1971 c. 100 s. 23; 1977 c. 26; 1979 c. 89; 1983 a. 24; 1995 a. 225; 1997 a. 237; 1999 a. 150 s. 492; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0913.
66.0915 66.0915 Viaducts in cities, villages and towns.
66.0915(1) (1) Private viaducts in cities, villages and towns. The privilege of erecting a viaduct above a public street, road, or alley, for the purpose of connecting buildings on each side, may be granted by the city council, village board, or town board upon the written petition of the owners of all the frontage of the lots and lands abutting the portion sought to be connected, and the owners of more than one-half of the frontage of the lots and lands abutting upon that portion of the remainder that lies within 2,650 feet from the ends of the portion proposed to be connected. If a lot or land is owned by the state, or by a county, city, village, or town, or by a minor or individual adjudicated incompetent, or the title to the lot or land is held in trust, the petition may be signed by the governor, the chairperson of the county board, the mayor of the city, the president of the board of trustees of the village, the chairperson of the town board, the guardian of the minor or individual adjudicated incompetent, or the trustee, respectively, and the signature of a private corporation may be made by its president, secretary, or other principal officer or managing agent. Written notice stating when and where the petition will be acted upon, and describing the location of the proposed viaduct, shall be given by the city council, village board, or town board by publication of a class 3 notice, under ch. 985.
66.0915(2) (2)Removal of private viaducts. A viaduct in a city, village, or town may be discontinued by the city council, village board, or town board, upon written petition of the owners of more than one-half of the frontage of the lots and lands abutting on the street or road approaching on each end of the viaduct, which lies within 2,650 feet from the ends of the viaduct. If a lot or land is owned by the state, or by a county, city, village, or town, or by a minor or individual adjudicated incompetent, or the title to the lot or land is held in trust, the petition may be signed by the governor, the chairperson of the county board, the mayor of the city, the president of the board of trustees of the village, the chairperson of the town board, the guardian of the minor or individual adjudicated incompetent, or the trustee, respectively, and the signature of a private corporation may be made by its president, secretary, or other principal officer or managing agent. Written notice stating when and where the petition will be acted upon, and stating what viaduct is proposed to be discontinued, shall be given by the city council, village board, or town board by publication of a class 1 notice, under ch. 985, not less than one year before the day fixed for the hearing and a class 3 notice, under ch. 985, within the 30 days before the date of the hearing.
66.0915(3) (3)Lease of space over public places by cities, villages and towns.
66.0915(3)(a)(a) A city, village or town may lease space over any street, road, alley or other public place in the city, village or town which is more than 12 feet above the level of the street, road, alley or other public place for any term not exceeding 99 years to the person who owns the fee in the property on both sides of the portion of the street, road, alley or other public place to be leased, if the governing body of the city, village or town determines that the place is not needed for street, road, alley or other public purpose, and that the public interest will be served by leasing.
66.0915(3)(b) (b) The leasing of each space shall be authorized by ordinance. The ordinance shall set forth the proposed lease, the purpose for which the space may be used and the terms of the lease with reasonable certainty.
66.0915(3)(c) (c) The lease shall be signed on behalf of the city, village or town by the mayor, village president or town board chairperson and shall be attested by the city, village or town clerk under the corporate seal. The lease shall also be executed by the lessee in a manner that binds the lessee. After being duly executed and acknowledged the lease shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county in which the leased premises are located.
66.0915(3)(d) (d) If the governing body determines that the public interest requires that any building erected in the leased space be removed so that a street, road, alley or public place may be restored to its original condition, the lessor city, village or town may condemn the lessee's interest in the leased space by proceeding under ch. 32. After payment of any damages in the condemnation proceedings, the city, village or town may remove all buildings or other structures from the leased space and restore the buildings adjoining the leased space to their original condition.
66.0915(4) (4)Sale or lease of space over or below public place.
66.0915(4)(a)(a) A city, village or town may sell or lease the space over or below ground level of any street, road, alley or public place or municipally owned real estate to any person, if the governing body determines by resolution and states the reasons that the action is in the best public interest and the prospective purchaser or lessee has provided for the removal and relocation expense for any facilities devoted to a public use where relocation is necessary for the purposes of the purchaser or lessee. Leases shall be granted by ordinance and shall not exceed 99 years in length. No lease may be granted or use authorized which substantially interferes with the public purpose for which the surface of the land is used.
66.0915(4)(b) (b) A lease shall specify purposes for which the leased space is to be used. If the purpose is to erect in the space a building or a structure attached to the lot, the lease shall contain a reasonably accurate description of the building to be erected and of the manner in which it will impose upon or around the lot. The lease shall also provide for use by the lessee of those areas of the real estate that are essential for ingress and egress to the leased space, for the support of the building or other structures to be erected and for the connection of essential public or private utilities to the building or structure.
66.0915(4)(c) (c) Any building erected in the space leased shall be operated, as far as practicable, separately from the municipal use. The structure shall conform to all state and municipal regulations.
66.0915(4)(d) (d) A lease under this subsection is subject to sub. (3) (c) and (d).
66.0915 History History: 1971 c. 43; 1983 a. 192 s. 303 (2); 1991 a. 316; 1993 a. 246; 1999 a. 150 s. 117; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0915; 2005 a. 387.
66.0915 Annotation A statute authorizing cities and villages to lease space over a parking lot would be constitutional. 58 Atty. Gen. 179.
66.0917 66.0917 Art museums. A city, village or town may establish, purchase land and erect buildings for, and equip, manage and control an art museum. A city, village or town may enter into a contract with any art museum or art institute located in the city, village or town for the education of the people in art, for compensation determined by the governing body of the city, village or town. A city, village or town may levy taxes, issue bonds, or appropriate money for the purposes in this section.
66.0917 History History: 1971 c. 152 s. 28; 1993 a. 246; 1999 a. 150 s. 484; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0917.
66.0919 66.0919 Civic centers.
66.0919(1)(1) Recreation and amusement. A city, village or town may by ordinance, enacted by a majority of all the members-elect, as defined in s. 59.001 (2m), of the board or council, provide for the erection, maintenance and operation of a public auditorium, opera house, or other recreation and amusement building. The erection and contracts are governed by the provisions of law applicable to other public buildings in the city, village or town. The board or council shall adopt regulations for maintenance and operation.
66.0919(2) (2)Rest rooms. A city, village or town may erect, purchase, lease, or take by gift or devise, land and buildings for public rest rooms, and may equip, maintain and operate them.
66.0919(3) (3)Comfort stations. A city, village or town may provide and maintain a sufficient number of public comfort stations for both sexes. The department of health services shall establish regulations governing their location, construction, equipment and maintenance and may prescribe minimum standards that shall be uniform throughout the state. The board or council may establish further regulations.
66.0919(4) (4)Comfort stations and rest rooms. The state or a county, city, village or town maintaining places of public assemblage or camp sites may provide and maintain a sufficient number of suitable and adequate public comfort stations for both sexes and may establish rest rooms separate or in connection with the comfort stations.
66.0919(5) (5)Public concerts. A town, village or city may conduct public concerts in auditoriums and such other public places within its boundaries as the board or council determines. The concerts shall be conducted by the department having charge of the place and expenses in excess of receipts, if any, shall be paid out of a fund determined by the board or council. A fee to attend the concerts may be charged for the purpose of defraying expenses in whole or in part.
66.0919 History History: 1971 c. 152 s. 30; Stats. 1971 s. 66.49; 1993 a. 246; 1995 a. 27, s. 9126 (19); 1999 a. 150 s. 485; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0919; 2007 a. 20 s. 9121 (6) (a).
66.0921 66.0921 Joint civic buildings.
66.0921(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
66.0921(1)(a) (a) "Municipality" means a county, city, village, town, technical college district and school district.
66.0921(1)(b) (b) "Nonprofit corporation" means a nonstock corporation organized under ch. 181 that is a nonprofit corporation, as defined in s. 181.0103 (17).
66.0921(2) (2)Facilities authorized. A municipality may enter into a joint contract with a nonprofit corporation organized for civic purposes and located in the municipality to construct or otherwise acquire, equip, furnish, operate and maintain a facility to be used for municipal and civic activities if a majority of the voters voting in a referendum at a special election or at a spring primary or election or partisan primary or general election approve the question of entering into the joint contract.
66.0921(3) (3)Financing. A municipality may borrow money, appropriate funds and levy taxes needed to carry out the purposes of this section. Funds to be used for the purposes specified in this section may be provided by a municipality by general obligation bonds issued under ch. 67. Funds to be used for the purposes specified in this section may be provided by a county, city, village or town by revenue bonds issued under s. 66.0621. Any bonds issued under this section shall be executed on behalf of the municipality by its chief executive officer and clerk.
66.0921(4) (4)Cost sharing. Any contract under this section shall provide that all of the cost of construction or other acquisition, equipment, furnishing, operation and maintenance of a facility shall be paid by the municipality and nonprofit corporation on an agreed percentage basis.
66.0921 History History: 1983 a. 27; 1985 a. 39; 1993 a. 399; 1997 a. 79; 1999 a. 150 s. 488; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0921; 2011 a. 75.
66.0923 66.0923 County-city auditoriums.
66.0923(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
66.0923(1)(a) (a) "Auditorium" includes a building of arena or music hall type construction or a combination of both, including facilities for sports, dances, convention exhibitions, trade shows, meetings, rallies, theatrical exhibitions, concerts and other events attracting spectators and participants.
66.0923(1)(b) (b) "Board" means the joint county-city auditorium board established under this section.
66.0923(1)(c) (c) "Ordinance" means an ordinance adopted by the governing body of a city or county and concurred in by the other governing body.
66.0923(2) (2)County-city auditoriums. Any county and city partly or wholly within the county may by ordinance jointly construct or otherwise acquire, equip, furnish, operate and maintain a county-city auditorium.
66.0923(3) (3)Financing. The governing bodies of the respective county and city or cities may borrow money, appropriate funds, and levy taxes needed to carry out the purposes of this section. Funds to be used for the purposes specified in this section may be provided by the respective county, city or cities by general obligation bonds issued under ch. 67 or by revenue bonds issued under s. 66.0913 or by the issuance of both general obligation bonds under ch. 67 and revenue bonds issued under s. 66.0913. Bonds issued under this section shall be executed on behalf of the county by the county board chairperson and the county clerk and on behalf of a city by its mayor or other chief executive officer and by the city clerk.
66.0923(4) (4)Cost sharing. The ordinance shall provide for a sharing of all of the cost of construction or other acquisition, equipment, furnishing, operation and maintenance of an auditorium on an agreed percentage basis.
66.0923(5) (5)Auditorium board.
66.0923(5)(a)(a) The ordinance shall provide for the establishment of a joint county-city auditorium board to be composed of all of the following:
66.0923(5)(a)1. 1. The mayor or chief executive of the city, and the chairperson of the county board, who shall serve as members of the board during their respective terms of office.
66.0923(5)(a)2. 2. Four members to be appointed by the county board chairperson and confirmed by the county board.
66.0923(5)(a)3. 3. Four members to be appointed by the mayor or other chief executive officer of the city and confirmed by the city council.
66.0923(5)(b) (b) Under par. (a) 2. and 3., the initial term of one member shall be one year, the initial term of one member shall be 2 years, the initial term of one member shall be 3 years and the initial term of one member shall be 4 years. The respective successors of the members under par. (a) 2. and 3. shall be appointed and confirmed for terms of 4 years. All appointees shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. Terms shall begin as specified in the ordinance. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner in which the original appointment was made.
66.0923(5)(c) (c) The mayor or chief executive of the city, and the county board chairperson, each may appoint not more than 2 public officials to the board under par. (a).
66.0923(6) (6)Organization of boards; officers; compensation; oaths; bonds.
66.0923(6)(a)(a) When all members have qualified the board shall meet at the place designated in the ordinance and organize by electing from its membership a president, a vice president, a secretary and a treasurer, each to hold office for one year. The board may combine the offices of secretary and treasurer. Members may receive compensation as provided in the ordinance and shall be reimbursed their actual and necessary expenses for their services. However, members serving on the board because of holding another office or position shall not receive compensation other than any actual and necessary expenses for their services. With the approval of the board, the treasurer may appoint an assistant secretary and assistant treasurer, who need not be members of the board, to perform services specified by the board.
66.0923(6)(b) (b) Members, and any assistant secretary and assistant treasurer, shall qualify by taking the official oath, and the treasurer and any assistant treasurer shall furnish a bond in a sum specified by the board and in the form and conditioned as provided in s. 19.01 (2) and (3). The oaths and bonds shall be filed with the county clerk. The cost of the bond shall be paid by the board.
66.0923(7) (7)Powers of board. The board may, subject to provisions of the ordinance, do all of the following:
66.0923(7)(a) (a) Contract for the construction or other acquisition, equipping or furnishing of an auditorium; accept and use donated services and gifts, grants or donations of money or property for the purposes given and consistent with this section; and contract for and authorize the installation of equipment and furnishings in all or part of the auditorium by private individuals, persons or corporations by donations, loan, lease or concession.
66.0923(7)(b) (b) Contract for the construction or other acquisition of additions or improvements to, or alterations in, an auditorium and the equipment or furnishing of any addition; and contract for or authorize the installation of equipment and furnishings in all or part of the addition by private individuals, persons or corporations by donation, loan or concession.
66.0923(7)(c) (c) Employ a manager of an auditorium and other necessary personnel and fix their compensation.
66.0923(7)(d) (d) Enact, amend and repeal rules and regulations for the leasing of, charges for admission to, and government of audiences and participants in events at an auditorium, for the regulation of the board's meetings and deliberations, and for the government, operation and maintenance of the auditorium and the auditorium's employees.
66.0923(7)(e) (e) Contract for, purchase or hire all fuel, equipment, furnishings, and supplies, services and help reasonably necessary for the proper operation and maintenance of an auditorium; contract for, purchase, hire, promote, conduct and operate, either by lease of all or part of an auditorium building or by direct operation by an auditorium board, meetings, concerts, theatricals, sporting events, conventions and other entertainment or events suitable to be held at the auditorium; and handle and make all proper arrangements for the sale and disposition of admission tickets to auditorium events and the establishment of seating arrangements and priorities.
66.0923(7)(f) (f) Audit all accounts and claims against an auditorium or against the board, and, if approved, pay the accounts and claims from the fund specified in sub. (9). All expenditures made pursuant to this section shall be within the limits of the ordinance.
66.0923(7)(g) (g) Sue and be sued, and collect or compromise any obligations due to an auditorium. All money received shall be paid into the joint auditorium fund.
66.0923(7)(h) (h) Make studies and recommendations to the county board and city council relating to the operation of an auditorium as the board considers advisable or the governing bodies request.
66.0923(7)(i) (i) Employ counsel on either a temporary or permanent basis.
66.0923(8) (8)Budget. The board shall annually, before the time of the preparation of either the county or city budget under s. 65.90, prepare a budget of its anticipated receipts and expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year and determine the proportionate cost to the county and the participating city under the terms of the ordinance. A certified copy of the budget, which shall include a statement of the net amount required from the county and city, shall be delivered to the clerks of the respective municipalities. The county board and the common council of the city shall consider the budget, and determine the amount to be raised by the respective municipalities in the proportions determined by the ordinance. After this determination, the county and city respectively shall levy a tax sufficient to produce the amount to be raised by the county and city.
66.0923(9) (9)Auditorium fund. A joint county-city auditorium fund shall be created and established in a public depository to be specified in the ordinance. The treasurer of the respective county and city shall pay into the fund the amounts specified by the ordinance and resolutions of the respective municipalities when the amounts have been collected. All of the moneys which come into the fund are appropriated to the board for the execution of its functions as provided by the ordinance and the resolutions of the respective municipalities. The moneys in the fund shall be paid out by the treasurer of the auditorium board only upon the approval or direction of the board.
66.0923(10) (10)Correlation of laws.
66.0923(10)(a)(a) If a bid is a prerequisite to contract in connection with a county or city auditorium under s. 66.0901, it is also a prerequisite to a valid contract by the board. For this purpose the board is a municipality and the contract a public contract under s. 66.0901.
66.0923(10)(b) (b) All statutory requirements, not inconsistent with the provisions of this section and applicable to city auditoriums, apply to auditoriums provided for in this section.
66.0923(11) (11)Reports. The board shall report its activities to the county board and the city council annually, or oftener as either of the municipalities requires.
66.0923 History History: 1979 c. 110; 1983 a. 189; 1983 a. 192 s. 303 (1); 1999 a. 150 ss. 261, 489, 490; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0923; 2001 a. 30 s. 45.
66.0925 66.0925 County-city safety building.
66.0925(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
66.0925(1)(a) (a) "Board" means the joint county-city safety building board established under this section.
66.0925(1)(b) (b) "Ordinance" means an ordinance adopted by the governing body of a city or county and concurred in by the other governing body.
66.0925(2) (2)County-city safety building. Any county and city partly or wholly within the county may by ordinance jointly construct or otherwise acquire, equip, furnish, operate and maintain a county-city safety building.
66.0925(3) (3)Financing. The governing bodies of the respective county and city may borrow money, appropriate funds, and levy taxes needed to carry out the purposes of this section. Funds to be used for the purposes specified in this section may be provided by the respective county or city by general obligation bonds issued under ch. 67 or by revenue bonds issued under s. 66.0913 or by the issuance of both general obligation bonds under ch. 67 and revenue bonds issued under s. 66.0913. Bonds issued under this section shall be executed on behalf of the county by the county board chairperson and the county clerk and on behalf of a city by its mayor or other chief executive officer and by the city clerk.
66.0925(4) (4)Cost sharing. The ordinance shall provide for a sharing of all of the cost of construction or other acquisition, equipment, furnishing, operation and maintenance of a safety building on an agreed percentage basis.
66.0925(5) (5)Safety building board. The ordinance shall provide for the establishment of a joint county-city safety building board to be composed of 3 members to be appointed by the county board, one for a one-year, one for a 2-year and one for a 3-year term; 3 members to be appointed by the city council, one for a one-year, one for a 2-year and one for a 3-year term; and one additional member appointed by the other members for a 3-year term. The membership of the board shall include the chairperson of the county board and the mayor of the city, who shall be initially designated as members for the 3-year terms. Their respective successors shall be appointed and confirmed in like manner for terms of 3 years. All appointees shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. Terms shall begin as specified in the ordinance. If a member of the board ceases to hold a city or county office, membership on the board also terminates. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner in which the original appointment was made. Members of the board shall be officials of the county or city.
66.0925(6) (6)Organization of boards; officers; compensation; oaths; bonds.
66.0925(6)(a)(a) When all members have qualified the board shall meet at the place designated in the ordinance and organize by electing from its membership a president, a vice president, a secretary and a treasurer, each to hold office for one year. The board may combine the offices of secretary and treasurer. Members may receive compensation as provided in the ordinance and shall be reimbursed their actual and necessary expenses for their services. The board may appoint an assistant secretary and assistant treasurer, who need not be members of the board, to perform services specified by the board.
66.0925(6)(b) (b) Members, and any assistant secretary and assistant treasurer, shall qualify by taking the official oath, and the treasurer and any assistant treasurer shall furnish a bond in a sum specified by the board and in the form and conditioned as provided in s. 19.01 (2) and (3). The oaths and bonds shall be filed with the county clerk. The cost of the bond shall be paid by the board.
66.0925(7) (7)Powers of board. The board may, subject to provisions of the ordinance:
66.0925(7)(a) (a) Contract for the construction or other acquisition, equipping or furnishing of a county-city safety building; accept and use donated services and gifts, grants or donations of money or property for the purposes given and consistent with this section; and contract for and authorize the installation of equipment and furnishings in all or part of the safety building by private individuals, persons or corporations by donations, loan, lease or concession.
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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)