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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)
66.1110(4)(a)1.1. If the local legislative body adopts the proposed initial operating plan under sub. (3) (e), it shall determine the size of board, which shall consist of at least 5 members, all of whom shall own or occupy real property in the neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(4)(a)2. 2. The number of board members who represent commercial and residential property, respectively, shall be set by the local legislative body, as closely as possible, in the same proportion as is the aggregate valuation of commercial property in the neighborhood improvement district to the total assessed value of all property in the district, and the aggregate valuation of residential property in the district to the total assessed value of all property in the district.
66.1110(4)(a)3. 3. The local legislative body shall set the time and place for a meeting at which members of the board will be elected, and shall publish a class 2 notice under ch. 985 that contains this information. The notice shall specify that all individuals who either own or occupy real property within the neighborhood improvement district are eligible to serve on the board and vote at the election.
66.1110(4)(a)4. 4. At the meeting, the individuals who own or occupy real property shall be divided into 2 groups. One group shall consist of those individuals who own or occupy commercial property, and one group shall consist of those individuals who own or occupy residential property. Each group shall elect from among its members the number of board members set to represent its group by the local legislative body under subd. 2.
66.1110(4)(a)5. 5. Board members elected under subd. 4. shall serve a one year term, and may be reelected. Annually, the number of board members who represent commercial and residential properties, based on the calculation described in subd. 2., may be reallocated by the local legislative body to the greatest extent possible to be consistent with the proportion described under subd. 2.
66.1110(4)(a)6. 6. Annually, board members shall be elected under the procedures contained in this paragraph. If a vacancy occurs during the term of a board member, an individual shall be elected to fill the unexpired term of the member under the procedures contained in this paragraph.
66.1110(4)(b) (b) The board shall annually consider and may make changes to the operating plan, which may include termination of the plan, for the neighborhood 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 neighborhood improvement district shall be approved by the local legislative body.
66.1110(4)(c) (c) The board shall prepare and make available to the public annual reports describing the current status of the neighborhood 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 neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(4)(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 of the powers necessary or convenient to implement the operating plan, including the power to contract.
66.1110(5) (5) All special assessments received from a neighborhood improvement district and all other appropriations by the municipality or other moneys received for the benefit of the neighborhood 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. (4) (c) or on order of the board for the purpose of implementing the operating plan. On termination of the neighborhood 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 neighborhood improvement district, in the same proportion as the last collected special assessment.
66.1110(6) (6)
66.1110(6)(a)(a) Subject to pars. (b) and (c), a municipality shall terminate a neighborhood improvement district if one of the following occurs:
66.1110(6)(a)1. 1. The owners of property assessed under the operating plan having a valuation equal to more than 50 percent of the valuation of all property assessed under the operating plan, using the method of valuation specified in the operating plan, file a petition with the planning commission requesting termination of the neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(6)(a)2. 2. The owners of property assessed under the operating plan having an assessed valuation equal to more than 50 percent of the assessed valuation of all property assessed under the operating plan, file a petition with the planning commission requesting termination of the neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(6)(a)3. 3. The owners of property assessed under the operating plan having a valuation equal to more than 50 percent of the valuation of all property assessed under the operating plan fail to file a petition with the planning commission to continue the neighborhood improvement district within one year of the date on which the membership of the board changes from a majority which represents commercial properties to a majority that represents residential properties, or vice versa, as described under sub. (4) (a) 3.
66.1110(6)(b)1.1. 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 neighborhood improvement district.
66.1110(6)(b)2. 2. On and after the date on which a petition is filed under par. (a) 1. or 2., or on and after the date on which a petition must be filed under par. (a) 3., 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 the hearing under subd. 3. and unless the neighborhood improvement district is not terminated under par. (c).
66.1110(6)(b)3. 3. Within 30 days after the filing of a petition under par. (a) 1. or 2., the planning commission shall hold a public hearing on the proposed termination. Within 30 days after the deadline for filing a petition under par. (a) 3. passes, 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 a detail map showing the boundaries of the neighborhood improvement district, shall be sent by certified mail to all owners of real property within the neighborhood improvement district. The notice shall state the boundaries of the neighborhood improvement district and shall indicate that copies of the operating plan are available from the planning commission on request and are posted in the building in which the municipality's governing body regularly holds its meetings.
66.1110(6)(b)4. 4. Within 30 days after the date of the hearing under subd. 3., 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 par. (a) 1. or 2., that the owner retracts the owner's request to terminate the neighborhood improvement district, or, if the owner did not file or sign a petition under par. (a) 1. or 2., that the owner requests termination of the neighborhood improvement district under par. (a) 1. or 2.
66.1110(6)(b)5. 5. Within 30 days after the date of the hearing under subd. 3., 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 par. (a) 3., that the owner retracts the owner's request to continue the neighborhood improvement district, or, if the owner did not file or sign a petition under par. (a) 3., that the owner requests continuation of the neighborhood improvement district under subd. 3.
66.1110(6)(c) (c) After the expiration of 30 days after the date of the hearing under par. (b) 3., and after adding any additions and subtracting any retractions under par. (b) 4. and 5., the municipality shall terminate the neighborhood improvement district on the date on which the obligation with the latest completion date entered into to implement the operating plan expires if the owners who have signed the petition requesting the termination of the neighborhood improvement district under par. (a) 1. or 2. constitute the required groups specified in par. (a) 1. or 2., or if an insufficient representation of owners, as described under par. (a) 3., petition to continue the neighborhood improvement district under par. (a) 3.
66.1110(7) (7)
66.1110(7)(a)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., any parcel of real property used exclusively for less than 8 residential dwelling units and real property that is exempted from general property taxes under s. 70.11 may not be specially assessed for purposes of this section.
66.1110(7)(a)2. 2. In a 1st class city, real property that is exempted from general property taxes under s. 70.11 may not be specially assessed for purposes of this section.
66.1110(7)(b) (b) A municipality may terminate a neighborhood improvement district at any time.
66.1110(7)(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.
66.1110 History History: 2005 a. 186; 2009 a. 147.
66.1111 66.1111 Historic properties.
66.1111(1)(1) Definitions. In this section:
66.1111(1)(a) (a) "Historic property" has the meaning given under s. 44.31 (3).
66.1111(1)(b) (b) "Political subdivision" means a city, village, town or county.
66.1111(2) (2)Acquisition of property. A political subdivision may acquire by gift, purchase or condemnation any property right in historic property, whether the property is real or personal.
66.1111(3) (3)Ownership, use and disposition of property.
66.1111(3)(a)(a) A political subdivision may preserve or rehabilitate any historic property which it owns, construct buildings on that property, own and maintain that property for public purposes or lease or convey that property.
66.1111(3)(b) (b) If a political subdivision leases to another person historic property, the political subdivision shall include provisions in the lease which protect the historic character and qualities of that property. If the political subdivision conveys historic property, the political subdivision shall obtain a conservation easement under s. 700.40 to protect the historic character and qualities of the property.
66.1111(4) (4)Consideration of effects on historic properties.
66.1111(4)(a)(a) In the earliest stage of planning any action related to the following, a political subdivision shall determine if its proposed action will affect any historic property which is a listed property, as defined under s. 44.31 (4), or which is on the list of locally designated historic places under s. 44.45:
66.1111(4)(a)1. 1. Long-range planning for facilities development.
66.1111(4)(a)2. 2. Any action under sub. (3).
66.1111(4)(a)3. 3. Razing any historic property which it owns.
66.1111(4)(b) (b) A political subdivision shall notify the state historic preservation officer of any proposed action which it determines under par. (a) would affect any historic property.
66.1111(5) (5)Grants. A political subdivision may make grants of funds to any public or private entity for the purpose of preserving or rehabilitating historic property.
66.1111 History History: 1987 a. 395; 1989 a. 31; 1999 a. 150 s. 88; Stats. 1999 s. 66.1111.
66.1113 66.1113 Premier resort areas.
66.1113(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
66.1113(1)(a) (a) "Infrastructure expenses" means the costs of purchasing, constructing, or improving parking lots; access ways; transportation facilities, including roads and bridges; sewer and water facilities; exposition center facilities used primarily for conventions, expositions, trade shows, musical or dramatic events, or other events involving educational, cultural, recreational, sporting, or commercial activities; parks, boat ramps, beaches, and other recreational facilities; fire fighting equipment; police vehicles; ambulances; and other equipment or materials dedicated to public safety or public works.
66.1113(1)(b) (b) "Political subdivision" means a city, village, town or county.
66.1113(1)(c) (c) "Premier resort area" means a political subdivision whose governing body enacts an ordinance or adopts a resolution under sub. (2) (a).
66.1113(1)(d) (d) "Tourism-related retailers" means retailers classified in the standard industrial classification manual, 1987 edition, published by the U.S. office of management and budget under the following industry numbers:
66.1113(1)(d)1. 1. 5331 — Variety stores.
66.1113(1)(d)2. 2. 5399 — Miscellaneous general merchandise stores.
66.1113(1)(d)3. 3. 5441 — Candy, nut and confectionary stores.
66.1113(1)(d)4. 4. 5451 — Dairy product stores.
66.1113(1)(d)5. 5. 5461 — Retail bakeries.
66.1113(1)(d)6. 6. 5541 — Gasoline service stations.
66.1113(1)(d)7. 7. 5812 — Eating places.
66.1113(1)(d)8. 8. 5813 — Drinking places.
66.1113(1)(d)9. 9. 5912 — Drug stores and proprietary stores.
66.1113(1)(d)10. 10. 5921 — Liquor stores.
66.1113(1)(d)11. 11. 5941 — Sporting goods stores and bicycle shops.
66.1113(1)(d)12. 12. 5946 — Camera and photographic supply stores.
66.1113(1)(d)13. 13. 5947 — Gift, novelty and souvenir shops.
66.1113(1)(d)14. 14. 7011 — Hotels and motels.
66.1113(1)(d)15. 15. 7032 — Sporting and recreational camps.
66.1113(1)(d)16. 16. 7033 — Recreational vehicle parks and campsites.
66.1113(1)(d)17. 17. 7948 — Racing, including track operation.
66.1113(1)(d)18. 18. 7992 — Public golf courses.
66.1113(1)(d)19. 19. 7993 — Coin-operated amusement devices.
66.1113(1)(d)20. 20. 7996 — Amusement parks.
66.1113(1)(d)21. 21. 7999 — Amusement and recreational services, not elsewhere classified.
66.1113(2) (2)Premier resort area creation.
66.1113(2)(a)(a) The governing body of a political subdivision, by a two-thirds vote of the members of the governing body who are present when the vote is taken, may enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution declaring itself to be a premier resort area if, except as provided in pars. (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i), at least 40% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property within such political subdivision is used by tourism-related retailers.
66.1113(2)(b) (b) Subject to pars. (g), (h), and (i), a political subdivision that is a premier resort area may impose the tax under s. 77.994.
66.1113(2)(c) (c) If 2 or more contiguous political subdivisions that are premier resort areas each impose the tax under s. 77.994, they may enter into a contract under s. 66.0301 to cooperate in paying for infrastructure expenses, in addition to any other authority they have to act under s. 66.0301.
66.1113(2)(d) (d) The proceeds from a tax that is imposed under s. 77.994 and this subsection may be used only to pay for infrastructure expenses within the jurisdiction of a premier resort area.
66.1113(2)(e)1.1. The legislature finds the following with respect to the city of Eagle River:
66.1113(2)(e)1.a. a. That it has an atypical percentage of tax-exempt land within its boundaries that is used for tourism-related purposes.
66.1113(2)(e)1.b. b. That it is the site of national recreational competitions that draw tourism business to the entire northern region of this state.
66.1113(2)(e)2. 2. The city of Eagle River may enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution declaring itself to be a premier resort area under par. (a) even if less than 40% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property within Eagle River is used by tourism-related retailers.
66.1113(2)(f) (f) The city of Bayfield may enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution declaring itself to be a premier resort area under par. (a) even if less than 40% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property within Bayfield is used by tourism-related retailers.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)