66.1105(6)(d)3. 3. This paragraph applies only in a city with a population of at least 80,000 that was incorporated in 1850 and that is in a county with a population of less than 175,000 which is adjacent to one of the Great Lakes.
66.1105(6)(d)4. 4. This paragraph does not apply after August 1, 2031.
66.1105(6)(d)5. 5. This paragraph does not apply to a tax incremental district that is created after January 1, 2004.
66.1105(6)(dm)1m.1m. Either before, after or on the date on which a tax incremental district that is located in a city that is described in subd. 3. b. pays off the aggregate of all of its project costs under its project plan, but not later than the date on which a tax incremental district terminates under sub. (7) (am), a planning commission may amend under sub. (4) (h) 1. the project plan of such a tax incremental district to allocate positive tax increments generated by that tax incremental district to another tax incremental district created by that planning commission in which soil affected by environmental pollution exists to the extent that development has not been able to proceed according to the project plan because of the environmental pollution.
66.1105(6)(dm)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 2m., no tax increments may be allocated under this paragraph later than 16 years after the last expenditure identified in the project plan of the tax incremental district, the positive tax increments of which are to be allocated, is made.
66.1105(6)(dm)2m. 2m. No tax increments may be allocated under this paragraph later than 20 years after the last expenditure identified in the project plan of the tax incremental district, the positive tax increments of which are to be allocated, is made if the district is created before October 1, 1995, except that in no case may the total number of years during which expenditures are made under par. (am) 1. plus the total number of years during which tax increments are allocated under this paragraph exceed 27 years.
66.1105(6)(dm)3. 3. This paragraph applies only to the following cities:
66.1105(6)(dm)3.b. b. A city with a population of at least 50,000 that was incorporated in 1853 and that is in a county which has a population of at least 140,000 and that contains a portion of the Fox River and Lake Winnebago.
66.1105(6)(dm)5. 5. This paragraph, with regard to a city that is described in subd. 3. b., does not apply after January 1, 2016.
66.1105(6)(e)1.1. Before the date on which a tax incremental district terminates under sub. (7) (a), but not later than the date on which a tax incremental district terminates under sub. (7) (am), a planning commission may amend under sub. (4) (h) the project plan of the tax incremental district to allocate positive tax increments generated by that tax incremental district to another tax incremental district created by that planning commission if all of the following conditions are met:
66.1105(6)(e)1.a. a. The donor tax incremental district, the positive tax increments of which are to be allocated, and the recipient tax incremental district have the same overlying taxing jurisdictions.
66.1105(6)(e)1.b. b. Except as provided in subd. 1. e., the donor tax incremental district and the recipient tax incremental district have been created before October 1, 1995.
66.1105(6)(e)1.d. d. The donor tax incremental district is able to demonstrate, based on the positive tax increments that are currently generated, that it has sufficient revenues to pay for all project costs that have been incurred under the project plan for that district and sufficient surplus revenues to pay for some of the eligible costs of the recipient tax incremental district.
66.1105(6)(e)1.e. e. With respect to a tax incremental district that has been created by a 4th class city incorporated in 1882 that is located in the Pecatonica River watershed, the recipient tax incremental district has been created before October 1, 1996, and the donor tax incremental district has been created before October 1, 2003.
66.1105(6)(e)1.f. f. Notwithstanding subd. 1. b. and subject to subd. 1. a. and d., the planning commission of the village of Biron may amend, under sub. (4) (h), the project plan of Tax Incremental District Number 2 in the village to allocate positive tax increments generated by that district to Tax Incremental District Number 3 in the village.
66.1105(6)(e)3. 3. A project plan that is amended under sub. (4) (h) to authorize the allocation of positive tax increments under subd. 1. may authorize the allocation for a period not to exceed 5 years, except that if the planning commission determines that the allocation may be needed for a period longer than 5 years, the planning commission may authorize the allocation for up to an additional 5 years if the project plan is amended under sub. (4) (h) during the 4th year of the allocation. In no case may positive tax increments under subd. 1. be allocated from one donor tax incremental district for a period longer than 10 years.
66.1105(6)(f)1.1. Not later than the date on which a tax incremental district terminates under sub. (7) (am), a planning commission may amend under sub. (4) (h) the project plan of a tax incremental district to allocate positive tax increments generated by that tax incremental district to another tax incremental district created by that planning commission or to an environmental remediation tax incremental district created under s. 66.1106 by the same governing body if all of the following conditions are met:
66.1105(6)(f)1.a. a. The donor tax incremental district, the positive tax increments of which are to be allocated, and the recipient tax incremental district have the same overlying taxing jurisdictions.
66.1105(6)(f)1.b. b. The allocation of tax increments under this paragraph is approved by the joint review board.
66.1105(6)(f)2. 2. An allocation of tax increments under this paragraph may be used by the recipient district only if one of the following applies:
66.1105(6)(f)2.a. a. The project costs in the recipient district are used to create, provide, or rehabilitate low-cost housing or to remediate environmental contamination.
66.1105(6)(f)2.b. b. The recipient district was created upon a finding that not less than 50 percent, by area, of the real property within the district is blighted or in need of rehabilitation.
66.1105(6)(f)2.c. c. The recipient district is a mixed-use or industrial-use district that has been designated as a distressed, or severely distressed, district under sub. (4e).
66.1105(6)(f)2.d. d. The recipient district is an environmental remediation tax incremental district created under s. 66.1106.
66.1105(6)(f)3. 3. The allocation of positive tax increments from a donor district to one or more recipient districts cannot be made unless the donor district has first satisfied all of its current-year debt service and project cost obligations.
66.1105(6)(f)4. 4. No city may request or receive under sub. (7) (am) 2. an extension for the life of a donor tax incremental district.
66.1105(6)(g)1.1. After the date on which a tax incremental district created by a city pays off the aggregate of all of its project costs, and notwithstanding the time at which such a district would otherwise be required to terminate under sub. (7), a city may extend the life of the district for one year if the city does all of the following:
66.1105(6)(g)1.a. a. The city adopts a resolution extending the life of the district for a specified number of months. The resolution shall specify how the city intends to improve its housing stock, as required in subd. 3.
66.1105(6)(g)1.b. b. The city forwards a copy of the resolution to the department of revenue, notifying the department that it must continue to authorize the allocation of tax increments to the district under par. (a).
66.1105(6)(g)2. 2. If the department of revenue receives a notice described under subd. 1. b., it shall continue authorizing the allocation of tax increments to the district under par. (a) during the district's life, as extended by the city, as if the district's costs had not been paid off and without regard to whether any of the time periods specified in par. (a) 2. to 8. would otherwise require terminating the allocation of such increments.
66.1105(6)(g)3. 3. If a city receives tax increments as described in subd. 2., the city shall use at least 75 percent of the increments received to benefit affordable housing in the city. The remaining portion of the increments shall be used by the city to improve the city's housing stock.
66.1105(6c) (6c)Notification of position openings.
66.1105(6c)(a)(a) Any person who operates for profit and is paid project costs under sub. (2) (f) 1. a., d., j. and k. in connection with the project plan for a tax incremental district shall notify the department of workforce development and the local workforce development board established under 29 USC 2832, of any positions to be filled in the county in which the city which created the tax incremental district is located during the period commencing with the date the person first performs work on the project and ending one year after receipt of its final payment of project costs. The person shall provide this notice at least 2 weeks prior to advertising the position.
66.1105(6c)(b) (b) Any person who operates for profit and buys or leases property in a tax incremental district from a city for which the city incurs real property assembly costs under sub. (2) (f) 1. c. shall notify the department of workforce development and the local workforce development board established under 29 USC 2832, of any position to be filled in the county in which the city creating the tax incremental district is located within one year after the sale or commencement of the lease. The person shall provide this notice at least 2 weeks prior to advertising the position.
66.1105(6m) (6m)Review.
66.1105(6m)(a)(a) The city shall cause a certified public accountant to conduct audits of each tax incremental district to determine if all financial transactions are made in a legal and proper manner and to determine if the tax incremental district is complying with its project plan and with this section. Any city that creates a tax incremental district under this section and has an annual general audit may include the audits required under this subsection as part of the annual general audit.
66.1105(6m)(b) (b) Audits shall be conducted no later than:
66.1105(6m)(b)1. 1. Twelve months after 30 percent of the project expenditures are made;
66.1105(6m)(b)2. 2. Twelve months after the end of the expenditure period specified in sub. (6) (am) 1.; and
66.1105(6m)(b)3. 3. Twelve months after the termination of the tax incremental district under sub. (7).
66.1105(6m)(c) (c) The city shall prepare and make available to the public updated annual reports describing the status of each existing tax incremental district, including expenditures and revenues. The city shall file a copy of the report with each overlying district and the department of revenue by July 1 annually. The copy of the report filed with the department of revenue shall be in electronic format. The annual report shall contain at least all of the following information:
66.1105(6m)(c)1. 1. The name assigned to the district under sub. (4) (gm) 3.
66.1105(6m)(c)2. 2. The declared classification of the tax incremental district under sub. (4) (gm) 6. and the scope of the project.
66.1105(6m)(c)3. 3. The name of any developer who is named in a developer's agreement with the city or who receives any financial assistance from tax increments allocated for the tax incremental district.
66.1105(6m)(c)4. 4. The date that the city expects the tax incremental district to terminate under sub. (7).
66.1105(6m)(c)5. 5. The amount of tax increments to be deposited into a special fund for that district under sub. (6) (c).
66.1105(6m)(c)6. 6. An analysis of the special fund under sub. (6) (c) for the district. The analysis shall include all of the following:
66.1105(6m)(c)6.a. a. The balance in the special fund at the beginning of the fiscal year.
66.1105(6m)(c)6.b. b. All amounts deposited in the special fund by source, including all amounts received from another tax incremental district.
66.1105(6m)(c)6.c. c. An itemized list of all expenditures from the special fund by category of permissible project costs.
66.1105(6m)(c)6.d. d. The balance in the special fund at the end of the fiscal year, including a breakdown of the balance by source and a breakdown of the balance identifying any portion of the balance that is required, pledged, earmarked, or otherwise designated for payment of, or securing of, obligations and anticipated project costs. Any portion of the ending balance that has not been previously identified and is not identified in the current analysis as being required, pledged, earmarked, or otherwise designated for payment of, or securing of, obligations or anticipated project costs shall be designated as surplus.
66.1105(6m)(c)7. 7. The contact information of a person designated by the city to respond to questions or concerns regarding the annual report.
66.1105(6m)(d)1.1. The department of revenue shall, by rule, designate a format for annual reports under par. (c) and shall require these reports to be filed electronically.
66.1105(6m)(d)2. 2. The department of revenue shall post annual reports on its official Internet site no later than 45 days after the department receives the report from the city. The department shall also post a list of cities that have not submitted a required annual report to the department of revenue.
66.1105(6m)(d)3. 3. Notwithstanding par. (c), if a city provides the department of revenue with sufficient evidence that an annual report is in the process of being completed, the department of revenue may grant an extension of time for submitting the report. The department shall post on its official Internet site a list of cities that have received an extension granted under this subdivision, the period of the extension, and an indication of whether the municipality timely filed the report within the extension.
66.1105(6m)(d)4. 4. If an annual report is not timely filed under subd. 3. or par. (c), the department of revenue shall notify the city that the report is past due. If the city does not file the report within 60 days of the date on the notice, except as provided in this subdivision, the department shall charge the city a fee of $100 per day for each day that the report is past due.
66.1105(7) (7)Termination of tax incremental districts. A tax incremental district terminates when the earlier of the following occurs:
66.1105(7)(a) (a) That time when the city has received aggregate tax increments with respect to the district in an amount equal to the aggregate of all project costs under the project plan and any amendments to the project plan for the district, except that this paragraph does not apply to a district whose positive tax increments have been allocated under sub. (6) (d), (dm), (e), or (f) until the district to which the allocation is made has paid off the aggregate of all of its project costs under its project plan.
66.1105(7)(ak)1.1. Except as provided in par. (am) 1. and 4., for a district about which a finding is made under sub. (4) (gm) 4. a. that not less than 50 percent, by area, of the real property within the district is a blighted area or an area in need of rehabilitation or conservation work, and if the district to which the plan relates is created after September 30, 1995, and before October 1, 2004, 27 years after the district is created.
66.1105(7)(ak)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (am) 4., for a district that is created after September 30, 1995, and before October 1, 2004, and that is not subject to subd. 1. or 4., 23 years after the district was created, and, except as provided in subd. 3., for a district that is created before October 1, 1995, 27 years after the district is created.
66.1105 Note NOTE: Subd. 2. is shown as affected by 2015 Wis. Acts 75 and 254 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i).
66.1105(7)(ak)3. 3. For Tax Incremental District Number 2 in the city of Racine, 37 years after the district is created.
66.1105(7)(ak)4. 4. For Tax Incremental District Number 1 in the village of Weston, 33 years after the district is created.
66.1105(7)(am)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 4., for a district described under par. (ak) 1., the time period specified in that subdivision, except that the city that created the district may, subject to sub. (8) (e), request that the joint review board extend the life of the district for an additional 4 years. Along with its request for a 4-year extension, the city may provide the joint review board with an independent audit that demonstrates that the district is unable to pay off its project costs within the 27 years after the district is created. The joint review board may deny or approve a request to extend the life of the district for 4 years if the request does not include the independent audit, and the board shall approve a request to extend the life of the district for 4 years if the request includes the audit. If the joint review board extends the district's life, the district shall terminate at the earlier of the end of the extended period or the period specified in par. (a).
66.1105(7)(am)2. 2. Except as provided in subd. 4., for a district that is created after September 30, 2004, about which a finding is made under sub. (4) (gm) 4. a. that not less than 50 percent, by area, of the real property within the district is suitable for industrial sites or mixed-use development, 20 years after the district is created, except that the city that created the district may, subject to sub. (8) (e), request that the joint review board extend the life of the district for an additional 3 years. Along with its request for a 3-year extension, the city may provide the joint review board with an independent audit that demonstrates that the district is unable to pay off its project costs within the 20 years after the district is created. The joint review board may deny or approve a request to extend the life of the district for 3 years if the request does not include the independent audit, and the board shall approve a request to extend the life of the district for 3 years if the request includes the audit. If the joint review board extends the district's life, the district shall terminate at the earlier of the end of the extended period or the period specified in par. (a). For a tax incremental district created after March 3, 2016, the termination date for a district to which this subdivision applies shall either be increased by one year beyond the otherwise applicable termination date under this subdivision if that district's project plan is adopted under sub. (4) (g) after September 30 and before May 15, or shall be the period specified in par. (a), whichever is earlier.
66.1105 Note NOTE: Subd. 2. is shown as affected by 2015 Wis. Acts 254 and 256 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i).
66.1105(7)(am)3. 3. Except as provided in subd. 4., for a district that is created after September 30, 2004, about which a finding is made under sub. (4) (gm) 4. a. that not less than 50 percent, by area, of the real property within the district is a blighted area or in need of rehabilitation, 27 years after the district is created, except that the city that created the district may, subject to sub. (8) (e), request that the joint review board extend the life of the district for an additional 3 years. Along with its request for a 3-year extension, the city may provide the joint review board with an independent audit that demonstrates that the district is unable to pay off its project costs within the 27 years after the district is created. The joint review board may deny or approve a request to extend the life of the district for 3 years if the request does not include the independent audit, and the board shall approve a request to extend the life of the district for 3 years if the request includes the audit. If the joint review board extends the district's life, the district shall terminate at the earlier of the end of the extended period or the period specified in par. (a). For a tax incremental district created after March 3, 2016, the termination date for a district to which this subdivision applies shall either be increased by one year beyond the otherwise applicable termination date under this subdivision if that district's project plan is adopted under sub. (4) (g) after September 30 and before May 15, or shall be the period specified in par. (a), whichever is earlier.
66.1105 Note NOTE: Subd. 3. is shown as affected by 2015 Wis. Acts 254 and 256 and as merged by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (2) (i).
66.1105(7)(am)4.a.a. At any time during the district's existence, but subject to sub. (8) (e), the city that created the district described under subd. 1., 2., or 3. or par. (ak) 1. or 2. may request that the joint review board extend the life of the district for an additional 3 years in addition to an extension authorized under subd. 1., 2., or 3., if during the district's existence, the annual and total amount of tax increments to be generated over the life of the district are adversely impacted by 2013 Wisconsin Act 145.
66.1105(7)(am)4.b. b. Together with its request for a 3-year extension under this subdivision, the city may provide the joint review board with an independent audit that demonstrates that the district is unable to pay off its project costs within the time specified under subd. 1., 2., or 3., whichever is applicable. The joint review board may deny or approve the request if the request does not include the independent audit, and the board shall approve the request if the request includes the audit. If the joint review board extends the district's life, the district shall terminate at the earlier of the end of the extended period or the period specified in par. (a).
66.1105(7)(ar) (ar) Notwithstanding par. (am), 35 years after the district is created if it was created before October 1, 1995, and if the project plan is amended under sub. (4) (h) 4.
66.1105(7)(as) (as) Notwithstanding par. (am), 35 years after the last expenditure identified in the project plan is made if the district to which the plan relates is created before October 1, 1995, and sub. (6) (d) applies to the district.
66.1105(7)(at) (at) Notwithstanding par. (am), 31 years after the district is created if the district is created before October 1, 1995, and the expenditure period is specified in sub. (6) (am) 2. c.
66.1105(7)(au) (au) With regard to a distressed, or severely distressed, tax incremental district under sub. (4e), the time period specified in sub. (4e) (d) 2.
66.1105(7)(b) (b) The local legislative body, by resolution, dissolves the district at which time the city becomes liable for all unpaid project costs actually incurred which are not paid from the special fund under sub. (6) (c), except this paragraph does not make the city liable for any tax incremental bonds or notes issued.
66.1105(8) (8)Notice of district termination, reporting requirements.
66.1105(8)(a)(a) A city which creates a tax incremental district under this section shall give the department of revenue written notice within 60 days of the termination of the tax incremental district under sub. (7).
66.1105(8)(b) (b) If the department of revenue receives a notice under par. (a) during the period from January 1 to May 15, the effective date of the notice is the date the notice is received. If the notice is received during the period from May 16 to December 31, the effective date of the notice is the first January 1 after the department of revenue receives the notice.
66.1105(8)(c) (c) After a city transmits to the department of revenue the notice required under par. (a), the city and the department shall agree on a date by which the city shall send to the department, on a form prescribed by the department, all of the following information that relates to the terminated tax incremental district:
66.1105(8)(c)1. 1. A final accounting of all expenditures made by the city.
66.1105(8)(c)2. 2. The total amount of project costs incurred by the city.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before November 21, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 21, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-21-16)