66.1106(14)(a)1. 1. Before October 2, 2006, the town adopts an amendment to the proposal adopted under sub. (2) (a), which modifies the district's boundaries. The amendment shall specify the parcel that is to be subtracted from the district.
66.1106(14)(a)2. 2. The parcels in the district, after subtracting the parcel described in subd. 1., remain contiguous.
66.1106(14)(a)3. 3. A joint review board, following the procedures in sub. (3), approves the amendment.
66.1106(14)(b) (b) If a town subtracts territory from a district by acting under par. (a) and submits a written application to the department under sub. (4), the department shall redetermine the environmental remediation tax incremental base of the district as of January 1, 2006.
66.1106 History History: 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 1999 a. 150 ss. 473 to 478; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1106; 1999 a. 185 s. 59; 2003 a. 126; 2005 a. 246, 418; 2009 a. 28, 66, 312; 2011 a. 260; 2013 a. 193.
66.1107 66.1107 Reinvestment neighborhoods.
66.1107(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
66.1107(1)(a) (a) An "area in need of rehabilitation" is a neighborhood or area in which buildings, by reason of age, obsolescence, inadequate or outmoded design, or physical deterioration have become economic or social liabilities, or both; in which these conditions impair the economic value of the neighborhood or area, infecting it with economic blight, and which is characterized by depreciated values, impaired investments, and reduced capacity to pay taxes; in which the existence of these conditions and the failure to rehabilitate the buildings results in a loss of population from the neighborhood or area and further deterioration, accompanied by added costs for creation of new public facilities and services elsewhere; in which it is difficult and uneconomic for individual owners independently to undertake to remedy the conditions; in which it is necessary to create, with proper safeguards, inducements and opportunities for the employment of private investment and equity capital in the rehabilitation of the buildings; and in which the presence of these buildings and conditions has resulted, among other consequences, in a severe shortage of financial resources available to finance the purchase and rehabilitation of housing and an inability or unwillingness on the part of private lenders to make loans for and an inability or unwillingness on the part of present and prospective owners of housing to invest in the purchase and rehabilitation of housing in the neighborhood or area.
66.1107(1)(b) (b) "Local legislative body" means the common council, village board of trustees or town board of supervisors.
66.1107(1)(c) (c) "Municipality" means a city, village or town.
66.1107(1)(d) (d) "Planning commission" means a plan commission created under s. 62.23 or a plan committee of the local legislative body.
66.1107(1)(e) (e) "Reinvestment neighborhood or area" means a geographic area within any municipality not less than one-half of which, by area, meets 3 of the 5 following conditions:
66.1107(1)(e)1. 1. It is an area in need of rehabilitation as defined in par. (a).
66.1107(1)(e)2. 2. It has a rate of owner-occupancy of residential buildings substantially below the average rate for the municipality as a whole.
66.1107(1)(e)3. 3. It is an area within which the market value of residential property, as measured by the rate of change during the preceding 5 years in the average sale price of residential property, has decreased or has increased at a rate substantially less than the rate of increase in average sale price of residential property in the municipality as a whole.
66.1107(1)(e)4. 4. It is an area within which the number of persons residing has decreased during the past 5 years, or in which the number of persons residing has increased during that period at a rate substantially less than the rate of population increase in the municipality as a whole.
66.1107(1)(e)5. 5. It is an area within which the effect of existing detrimental conditions is to discourage private lenders from making loans for and present or prospective property owners from investing in the purchase and rehabilitation of housing.
66.1107(2) (2)Designation of reinvestment neighborhoods or areas. A municipality may designate reinvestment neighborhoods or areas after complying with the following steps:
66.1107(2)(a) (a) Holding of a public hearing by the planning commission or by the local governing body at which interested parties are afforded a reasonable opportunity to express their views on the proposed designation and boundaries of a reinvestment neighborhood or area. Notice of the hearing shall be published as a class 2 notice, under ch. 985. Before publication, a copy of the notice shall be sent by 1st class mail to the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, and a copy shall be posted in each school building and in at least 3 other places of public assembly within the reinvestment neighborhood or area proposed to be designated.
66.1107(2)(b) (b) Designation by the planning commission of the boundaries of a reinvestment neighborhood or area recommended by it to be designated and submission of the recommendation to the local legislative body.
66.1107(2)(c) (c) Adoption by the local legislative body of a resolution which:
66.1107(2)(c)1. 1. Describes the boundaries of a reinvestment neighborhood or area with sufficient definiteness to identify with ordinary and reasonable certainty the territory included in the neighborhood or area. The boundaries may, but need not, be the same as those recommended by the planning commission.
66.1107(2)(c)2. 2. Designates the reinvestment neighborhood or area as of a date provided in the resolution.
66.1107(2)(c)3. 3. Contains findings that the area to be designated constitutes a reinvestment neighborhood or area.
66.1107 History History: 1977 c. 418; 1979 c. 361 s. 112; 1985 a. 29 s. 3200 (14); 1999 a. 150 s. 479; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1107; 2001 a. 104.
66.1109 66.1109 Business improvement districts.
66.1109(1) (1) In this section:
66.1109(1)(a) (a) "Board" means a business improvement district board appointed under sub. (3) (a).
66.1109(1)(b) (b) "Business improvement district" means an area within a municipality consisting of contiguous parcels and may include railroad rights-of-way, rivers, or highways continuously bounded by the parcels on at least one side, and shall include parcels that are contiguous to the district but that were not included in the original or amended boundaries of the district because the parcels were tax-exempt when the boundaries were determined and such parcels became taxable after the original or amended boundaries of the district were determined.
66.1109(1)(c) (c) "Chief executive officer" means a mayor, city manager, village president or town chairperson.
66.1109(1)(d) (d) "Local legislative body" means a common council, village board of trustees or town board of supervisors.
66.1109(1)(e) (e) "Municipality" means a city, village or town.
66.1109(1)(f) (f) "Operating plan" means a plan adopted or amended under this section for the development, redevelopment, maintenance, operation and promotion of a business improvement district, including all of the following:
66.1109(1)(f)1. 1. The special assessment method applicable to the business improvement district.
66.1109(1)(f)1m. 1m. Whether real property used exclusively for manufacturing purposes will be specially assessed.
66.1109(1)(f)2. 2. The kind, number and location of all proposed expenditures within the business improvement district.
66.1109(1)(f)3. 3. A description of the methods of financing all estimated expenditures and the time when related costs will be incurred.
66.1109(1)(f)4. 4. A description of how the creation of the business improvement district promotes the orderly development of the municipality, including its relationship to any municipal master plan.
66.1109(1)(f)5. 5. A legal opinion that subds. 1. to 4. have been complied with.
66.1109(1)(g) (g) "Planning commission" means a plan commission under s. 62.23, or if none a board of public land commissioners, or if none a planning committee of the local legislative body.
66.1109(2) (2) A municipality may create a business improvement district and adopt its operating plan if all of the following are met:
66.1109(2)(a) (a) An owner of real property used for commercial purposes and located in the proposed business improvement district designated under par. (b) has petitioned the municipality for creation of a business improvement district.
66.1109(2)(b) (b) The planning commission has designated a proposed business improvement district and adopted its proposed initial operating plan.
66.1109(2)(c) (c) At least 30 days before creation of the business improvement district and adoption of its initial operating plan by the municipality, the planning commission has held a public hearing on its proposed business improvement district and initial operating plan. Notice of the hearing shall be published as a class 2 notice under ch. 985. Before publication, a copy of the notice together with a copy of the proposed initial operating plan and a copy of a detail map showing the boundaries of the proposed business improvement district shall be sent by certified mail to all owners of real property within the proposed business improvement district. The notice shall state the boundaries of the proposed business improvement district and shall indicate that copies of the proposed initial operating plan are available from the planning commission on request.
66.1109(2)(d) (d) Within 30 days after the hearing under par. (c), the owners of property to be assessed under the proposed initial operating plan having a valuation equal to more than 40% of the valuation of all property to be assessed under the proposed initial operating plan, using the method of valuation specified in the proposed initial operating plan, or the owners of property to be assessed under the proposed initial operating plan having an assessed valuation equal to more than 40% of the assessed valuation of all property to be assessed under the proposed initial operating plan, have not filed a petition with the planning commission protesting the proposed business improvement district or its proposed initial operating plan.
66.1109(2)(e) (e) The local legislative body has voted to adopt the proposed initial operating plan for the municipality.
66.1109(3) (3)
66.1109(3)(a)(a) The chief executive officer shall appoint members to a business improvement 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 business improvement district.
66.1109(3)(b) (b) The board shall annually consider and may make changes to the operating plan, which may include termination of the plan, for its business improvement 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 business improvement district shall be approved by the local legislative body.
66.1109(3)(c) (c) The board shall prepare and make available to the public annual reports describing the current status of the business improvement district, including expenditures and revenues. The report shall include an independent certified audit of the implementation of the operating plan obtained by the municipality. The municipality shall obtain an additional independent certified audit upon termination of the business improvement district.
66.1109(3)(d) (d) Either the board or the municipality, as specified in the operating plan as adopted, or amended and approved under this section, has all powers necessary or convenient to implement the operating plan, including the power to contract.
66.1109(4) (4) All special assessments received from a business improvement district and all other appropriations by the municipality or other moneys received for the benefit of the business improvement 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 business improvement district by the municipality, all moneys collected by special assessment remaining in the account shall be disbursed to the owners of specially assessed property in the business improvement district, in the same proportion as the last collected special assessment.
66.1109(4m) (4m) A municipality shall terminate a business improvement 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 business improvement district, subject to all of the following conditions:
66.1109(4m)(a) (a) A petition may not be filed under this subsection earlier than one year after the date the municipality first adopts the operating plan for the business improvement district.
66.1109(4m)(b) (b) On and after the date 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 the expiration of 30 days after the date of hearing under par. (c) and unless the business improvement district is not terminated under par. (e).
66.1109(4m)(c) (c) 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, a copy of the notice together with a copy of the operating plan and a copy of a detail map showing the boundaries of the business improvement district shall be sent by certified mail to all owners of real property within the business improvement district. The notice shall state the boundaries of the business improvement district and shall indicate that copies of the operating plan are available from the planning commission on request.
66.1109(4m)(d) (d) Within 30 days after the date of hearing 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 business improvement district, or, if the owner did not sign the petition, that the owner requests termination of the business improvement district.
66.1109(4m)(e) (e) If after the expiration of 30 days after the date of hearing under par. (c), by petition under this subsection or subsequent notification under par. (d), and after subtracting any retractions under par. (d), 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, have requested the termination of the business improvement district, the municipality shall terminate the business improvement district on the date that the obligation with the latest completion date entered into to implement the operating plan expires.
66.1109(5) (5)
66.1109(5)(a)(a) Real property used exclusively for residential purposes and real property that is exempted from general property taxes under s. 70.11 may not be specially assessed for purposes of this section.
66.1109(5)(b) (b) A municipality may terminate a business improvement district at any time.
66.1109(5)(c) (c) This section does not limit the power of a municipality under other law to regulate the use of or specially assess real property.
66.1109 History History: 1983 a. 184; 1989 a. 56 s. 258; 1999 a. 150 s. 539; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1109; 2001 a. 85.
66.1110 66.1110 Neighborhood improvement districts.
66.1110(1) (1) In this section:
66.1110(1)(a) (a) "Board" means a neighborhood improvement district board elected under sub. (4) (a).
66.1110(1)(b) (b) "Chief executive officer" means a mayor, city manager, village president, or town chairperson.
66.1110(1)(c) (c) "Local legislative body" means a common council, village board of trustees, or town board of supervisors.
66.1110(1)(d) (d) "Municipality" means a city, village, or town.
66.1110(1)(e) (e) "Neighborhood improvement district" means an area within a municipality consisting of nearby but not necessarily contiguous parcels, at least some of which are used for residential purposes and are subject to general real estate taxes, and property that is acquired and owned by the board if the local legislative body approved acquisition of the property under sub. (4) (d) as part of its approval of the initial operating plan under sub. (3) (e).
66.1110(1)(f) (f) "Operating plan" means a plan adopted or amended under this section for the development, redevelopment, maintenance, operation, and promotion of a neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(1)(g) (g) "Owner" means the owner of real property that is located within the boundaries, or the proposed boundaries, of a neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(1)(h) (h) "Planning commission" means a plan commission under s. 62.23 or, if none exists, a board of public land commissioners or, if none exists, a planning committee of the local legislative body.
66.1110(2) (2) An operating plan shall include at least all of the following elements:
66.1110(2)(a) (a) The special assessment method applicable to the neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(2)(b) (b) The kind, number, and location of all proposed expenditures within the neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(2)(c) (c) A description of the methods of financing all estimated expenditures and the time when related costs will be incurred.
66.1110(2)(d) (d) A description of how the creation of the neighborhood improvement district promotes the orderly development of the municipality, including its relationship to any municipal master plan.
66.1110(2)(e) (e) A statement as to whether the local legislative body authorizes the board to own real property and, if so, a description of the real property to be owned, the purpose of the ownership, and a statement of to whom the real property will be transferred if the neighborhood improvement district is terminated.
66.1110(2)(f) (f) A legal opinion that pars. (a) to (e) have been complied with.
66.1110(3) (3) A municipality may create a neighborhood improvement district and adopt its operating plan if all of the following conditions are met:
66.1110(3)(a) (a) An owner of real property subject to general real estate taxes and located in the proposed neighborhood improvement district designated under par. (b) has petitioned the municipality for creation of a neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(3)(b) (b) The planning commission has designated a proposed neighborhood improvement district and adopted its proposed initial operating plan.
66.1110(3)(c) (c) At least 30 days before creation of the neighborhood improvement district and adoption of its initial operating plan by the municipality, the planning commission has held a public hearing on its proposed neighborhood improvement district and initial operating plan. Notice of the hearing shall be published as a class 2 notice under ch. 985. Before publication, a copy of the notice, together with a copy of the proposed initial operating plan and a copy of a detail map showing the boundaries of the proposed neighborhood improvement district, shall be sent by certified mail to all owners of real property within the proposed neighborhood improvement district. The notice shall state the boundaries of the proposed neighborhood improvement district and shall indicate that copies of the proposed initial operating plan are available from the planning commission on request.
66.1110(3)(d) (d) Within 30 days after the hearing under par. (c), one of the following has not filed a petition with the planning commission protesting the proposed neighborhood improvement district or its proposed initial operating plan:
66.1110(3)(d)1. 1. The owners of property to be assessed under the proposed initial operating plan having a valuation equal to more than 40 percent of the valuation of all property to be assessed under the proposed initial operating plan, using the method of valuation specified in the proposed initial operating plan.
66.1110(3)(d)2. 2. The owners of property to be assessed under the proposed initial operating plan having an assessed valuation equal to more than 40 percent of the assessed valuation of all property to be assessed under the proposed initial operating plan.
66.1110(3)(e) (e) The local legislative body has voted to adopt the proposed initial operating plan for the neighborhood improvement district. The local legislative body shall publish a class 2 notice under ch. 985 regarding the meeting at which the local legislative body will vote on whether to adopt the proposed initial operating plan for the neighborhood improvement district. Before publication, a copy of the notice shall be sent by certified mail to all owners of real property within the proposed neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(4) (4)
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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)