The local legislative body votes to adopt the proposed initial operating plan for the municipality.
The chief executive officer shall appoint members to an architectural conservancy district board to implement the operating plan. Board members shall be confirmed by the local legislative body and shall serve staggered terms designated by the local legislative body. The board shall have at least 5 members. A majority of board members shall own or occupy real property in the architectural conservancy district.
The board shall annually consider and may make changes to the operating plan, which may include termination of the plan, for its architectural conservancy district. The board shall then submit the operating plan to the local legislative body for its approval. If the local legislative body disapproves the operating plan, the board shall consider and may make changes to the operating plan and may continue to resubmit the operating plan until local legislative body approval is obtained. Any change to the special assessment method applicable to the architectural conservancy district shall be approved by the local legislative body.
The board shall prepare and make available to the public annual reports describing the current status of the architectural conservancy district, including expenditures and revenues. The report shall include an independent certified audit of the implementation of the operating plan that shall be obtained by the municipality. The municipality shall obtain an additional independent certified audit upon termination of the architectural conservancy district.
Either the board or the municipality, as specified in the operating plan as adopted, or as amended and approved under par. (b)
, shall have all powers necessary or convenient to implement the operating plan, including the power to contract.
All special assessments received from an architectural conservancy district, all other appropriations by the municipality and all other moneys received for the benefit of the architectural conservancy district shall be placed in a segregated account in the municipal treasury. No disbursements from the account may be made except to reimburse the municipality for appropriations other than special assessments, to pay the costs of audits required under sub. (3) (c)
or on order of the board for the purpose of implementing the operating plan. On termination of the architectural conservancy district by the municipality, all moneys collected by special assessment that remain in the account shall be disbursed to the owners of specially assessed property in the architectural conservancy district in the same proportion as the last collected special assessment.
A municipality shall terminate an architectural conservancy district if the owners of property assessed under the operating plan having a valuation equal to more than 50% of the valuation of all property assessed under the operating plan, using the method of valuation specified in the operating plan, or the owners of property assessed under the operating plan having an assessed valuation equal to more than 50% of the assessed valuation of all property assessed under the operating plan, file a petition with the planning commission requesting termination of the architectural conservancy district, subject to all of the following conditions:
A petition may not be filed under this subsection earlier than one year after the date on which the municipality first adopts the operating plan for the architectural conservancy district.
On and after the date on which a petition is filed under this subsection, neither the board nor the municipality may enter into any new obligations by contract or otherwise to implement the operating plan until 30 days after the date of hearing under par. (c)
and unless the architectural conservancy district is not terminated under par. (e)
Within 30 days after the filing of a petition under this subsection, the planning commission shall hold a public hearing on the proposed termination. Notice of the hearing shall be published as a class 2 notice under ch. 985
. Before publication of the notice, a copy of that notice, a copy of the operating plan and a copy of a detail map showing the boundaries of the architectural conservancy district shall be sent by certified mail to all owners of real property within the architectural conservancy district. The notice shall state the boundaries of the architectural conservancy district and shall indicate that copies of the operating plan are available on request from the planning commission.
Within 30 days after the hearing held under par. (c)
, every owner of property assessed under the operating plan may send written notice to the planning commission indicating, if the owner signed a petition under this subsection, that the owner retracts the owner's request to terminate the architectural conservancy district or, if the owner did not sign the petition, that the owner requests termination of the architectural conservancy district.
If on the 31st day after the hearing held under par. (c)
, the owners of property assessed under the operating plan having a valuation equal to more than 50% of the valuation of all property assessed under the operating plan, using the method of valuation specified in the operating plan, or the owners of property assessed under the operating plan having an assessed valuation equal to more than 50% of the assessed valuation of all property assessed under the operating plan, after adding subsequent notifications under par. (d)
and after subtracting any retractions under par. (d)
, have requested the termination of the architectural conservancy district, the municipality shall terminate the architectural conservancy district on the date that the obligation with the latest completion date entered into to implement the operating plan expires.
A municipality may terminate an architectural conservancy district at any time.
This section does not limit the authorities of a municipality to regulate the use of or specially assess real property.
History: 1991 a. 269
; 1999 a. 150
; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1007.
Agreement to establish an airport affected area.
Any county, town, city or village may establish by written agreement with an airport, as defined in s. 62.23 (6) (am) 1. a.
History: 1985 a. 136
; 1995 a. 201
; 1999 a. 150
; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1009.
NOTE: Section 1 of 85 Act 136 is entitled "Findings and purpose".
Moratorium on evictions. 66.1010(2)
A political subdivision may not enact or enforce an ordinance that imposes a moratorium on a landlord from pursuing an eviction action under ch. 799
against a tenant of the landlord's residential or commercial property.
If a political subdivision has in effect on March 31, 2012, an ordinance that is inconsistent with sub. (2)
, the ordinance does not apply and may not be enforced.
History: 2011 a. 143
Local equal opportunities. 66.1011(1)
Declaration of policy.
The right of all persons to have equal opportunities for housing regardless of their sex, race, color, disability, as defined in s. 106.50 (1m) (g)
, sexual orientation, as defined in s. 111.32 (13m)
, religion, national origin, marital status, family status, as defined in s. 106.50 (1m) (k)
, status as a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking, as defined in s. 106.50 (1m) (u)
, lawful source of income, age, or ancestry is a matter both of statewide concern under ss. 101.132
and also of local interest under this section and s. 66.0125
. The enactment of ss. 101.132
by the legislature does not preempt the subject matter of equal opportunities in housing from consideration by political subdivisions, and does not exempt political subdivisions from their duty, nor deprive them of their right, to enact ordinances that prohibit discrimination in any type of housing solely on the basis of an individual being a member of a protected class.
"Political subdivision" means a city, village, town or county.
(2) Antidiscrimination housing ordinances.
Political subdivisions may enact ordinances prohibiting discrimination in housing within their respective boundaries solely on the basis of an individual being a member of a protected class. An ordinance may be similar to ss. 101.132
or may be more inclusive in its terms or in respect to the different types of housing subject to its provisions. An ordinance establishing a forfeiture as a penalty for violation may not be for an amount that is less than the statutory forfeitures under s. 106.50 (6) (h)
. An ordinance may permit a complainant, aggrieved person or respondent to elect to remove the action to circuit court after a finding has been made that there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation of the ordinance has occurred. An ordinance may authorize the political subdivision, at any time after a complaint has been filed alleging an ordinance violation, to file a complaint in circuit court seeking a temporary injunction or restraining order pending final disposition of the complaint.
(3) Contingency restriction.
No political subdivision may enact an ordinance under sub. (2)
that contains a provision making its effective date or the operation of any of its provisions contingent on the enactment of an ordinance on the same or similar subject matter by one or more other political subdivisions.
NOTE: 1991 Wis. Act 295
, which affected this section, contains extensive legislative council notes.
An ordinance provision banning discrimination against "cohabitants" was outside the authority of sub. (2) and was invalid. County of Dane v. Norman, 174 Wis. 2d 683
, 497 N.W.2d 714
Urban homestead programs. 66.1013(1)
In this section "governing body" means a county board, city council, village board or town board that establishes a program under this section and "property" means any property used principally for dwelling purposes that contains no more than 2 dwelling units and that is owned by a governing body. Any county board, city council, village board or town board may establish an urban homestead program. A program established by a county board under this section applies only to those unincorporated areas of the county in which no program exists. The program shall consist of the conveyance of property at cost under conditions set by the governing body and under the requirements of this section, to any individual or household satisfying eligibility requirements established by the governing body. The governing body may appropriate money for the administration of the program and may take any other action considered advisable or necessary to promote the program, including, but not limited to, the following:
Acquisition under ch. 75
of any property which would be eligible for conveyance under the program.
Acquisition of any other property which would be eligible for conveyance under this program and that is declared unfit for human habitation by any housing code enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the property or that is found to be in substantial noncompliance with local housing codes.
(2) Conditions of conveyance.
As a condition of the conveyance of the property under sub. (1)
, the governing body shall require that:
The property be rehabilitated so that it satisfies all housing-related requirements of applicable law, including, but not limited to, building, plumbing, electrical and fire prevention codes, within a specific period, not to exceed 2 years, after the conveyance.
The person to whom the property is conveyed live on the premises for a specified period, which may not be less than 3 years.
The legal title to and ownership of any property conditionally conveyed under this section remain in the governing body until quitclaim deed to the property is conveyed to the individual or household under this subsection. The instrument of a conditional conveyance of property under this subsection shall contain the provision of this paragraph.
The governing body may establish reasonable eligibility criteria and other conditions and requirements necessary to ensure that the purposes of a program under this section are carried out.
(3) Transfer of title.
If an individual or household has resided on property conveyed under this section for the period of time required under sub. (2)
and has rehabilitated and maintained and otherwise complied with the terms of the conditional conveyance under subs. (2)
throughout the period, the governing body shall convey to the individual or household, by quitclaim deed, all of the body's reversionary interests in the property.
If an individual or household obtains a mortgage from a lending institution and uses the proceeds of the mortgage solely for the purposes of rehabilitating or constructing the premises or property under this section, the governing body shall agree to subjugate its rights to the premises or property in case of default, and shall agree that in such case it will execute and deliver a deed conveying title in fee simple to the institution, provided that the institution shall dispose of the property in like manner as foreclosed real estate and shall pay over any part of the proceeds of the disposition as shall exceed the amount remaining to be paid on account of the mortgage together with the actual cost of the sale, to the governing body. In return for relinquishing such rights, the governing body shall be given by the lending institution the opportunity to find, within 90 days of the default, another individual or household to assume the mortgage obligation.
History: 1981 c. 231
; Stats. 1981 s. 66.91; 1981 c. 391
; Stats. 1981 s. 66.925; 1987 a. 378
; 1993 a. 246
; 1999 a. 150
; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1013.
NOTE: Chapter 231, laws of 1981
, section 2
, which created this section, contains legislative "findings and purpose" in section 1.
Municipal rent control prohibited. 66.1015(1)
No city, village, town or county may regulate the amount of rent or fees charged for the use of a residential rental dwelling unit.
This section does not prohibit a city, village, town, county, or housing authority or the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority from doing any of the following:
Entering into a rental agreement which regulates rent or fees charged for the use of a residential rental dwelling unit it owns or operates.
Entering into an agreement with a private person who regulates rent or fees charged for a residential rental dwelling unit.
History: 1991 a. 39
; 1999 a. 150
; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1015; 2001 a. 104
This section preempted an ordinance that required a development with 10 or more rental dwelling units to provide no less than 15% of its total number of dwelling units as inclusionary dwelling units when the development required a zoning map amendment, subdivision or land division, defining "inclusionary dwelling unit" as a dwelling unit for rent to a family with an annual median income at or below 60% of the area median income. Sub. (2) (b) plainly applies only to agreements with private persons who, on their own, choose to regulate rent and makes clear that a municipality is not imposing rent control if it contracts with those persons for some other purpose or somehow assists them. The ordinance was not an agreement to regulate rent between the city and persons who apply for zoning map amendments, subdivision or land division. Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin, Inc. v. City of Madison, 2006 WI App 192
, 296 Wis. 2d 173
, 722 N.W. 2d 614
Family child care homes. 66.1017(1)(a)
"Family child care home" means a dwelling licensed as a child care center by the department of children and families under s. 48.65
where care is provided for not more than 8 children.
"Municipality" means a county, city, village or town.
No municipality may prevent a family child care home from being located in a zoned district in which a single-family residence is a permitted use. No municipality may establish standards or requirements for family child care homes that are different from the licensing standards established under s. 48.65
. This subsection does not prevent a municipality from applying to a family child care home the zoning regulations applicable to other dwellings in the zoning district in which it is located.
History: 1983 a. 193
; 1995 a. 27
s. 9126 (19)
; 1999 a. 150
; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1017; 2007 a. 20
; 2009 a. 185
Housing codes to conform to state law. 66.1019(1)(1)
One- and 2-family dwelling code.
Ordinances enacted by any county, city, village or town relating to the construction and inspection of one- and 2-family dwellings shall conform to subch. II of ch. 101
(2) Modular home code.
Ordinances enacted by any county, city, village or town relating to the on-site inspection of the installation of modular homes shall conform to subch. III of ch. 101
Ordinances enacted, or resolutions adopted, on or after January 1, 2007, by any county, city, village, or town relating to manufactured home installation shall conform to s. 101.96
If a city, village, town, or county has in effect on or after January 1, 2007, an ordinance or resolution relating to manufactured home installation that does not conform to s. 101.96
, the ordinance or resolution does not apply and may not be enforced.
Except as provided in par. (b)
, any ordinance enacted by a county, city, village or town relating to the construction or inspection of multifamily dwellings, as defined in s. 101.971 (2)
, shall conform to subch. VI of ch. 101
and s. 101.02 (7m)
If a county, city, village or town has a preexisting stricter sprinkler ordinance, as defined in s. 101.975 (3) (a)
, that ordinance remains in effect and the county, city, village or town may take any action with regard to that ordinance that a political subdivision may take under s. 101.975 (3) (b)
History: 1999 a. 150
; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1019; 2005 a. 45
; 2007 a. 11
City, village and town transit commissions. 66.1021(1)(1)
A city, village or town may enact an ordinance for the establishment, maintenance and operation of a comprehensive unified local transportation system, the major portion of which is located within, or the major portion of the service of which is supplied to the inhabitants of, the city, village or town, and which system is used for the transportation of persons or freight.
The transit commission shall be designated "Transit Commission" preceded by the name of the enacting city, village or town.
"Comprehensive unified local transportation system" means a transportation system comprised of motor bus lines and any other local public transportation facilities or freight transportation facilities, the major portions of which are within the city, village or town.
"Transit commission" or "commission" means the local transit commission created under this section.
The transit commission shall consist of not less than 3 members to be appointed by the mayor or village board or town board chairperson and approved by the common council or village or town board, one of whom shall be designated as chairperson.
The first members of the transit commission shall be appointed for staggered 3-year terms. The term of office of each member appointed after the first members of the transit commission shall be 3 years.
No person holding stocks or bonds in any corporation subject to the jurisdiction of the transit commission, or who is in any other manner pecuniarily interested in any such corporation, may be a member of nor be employed by the transit commission.
The transit commission may appoint a secretary and employ accountants, engineers, experts, inspectors, clerks and other employees and fix their compensation, and purchase furniture, stationery and other supplies and materials, that are reasonably necessary to enable it to perform its duties and exercise its powers.
The transit commission may conduct hearings and may adopt rules relative to the calling, holding and conduct of its meetings, the transaction of its business, the regulation and control of its agents and employees, the filing of complaints and petitions and the service of notices.