86.22 86.22 Interstate railroad bridges must have convenient approaches. Each corporation incorporated under the laws of this state and granted a franchise or permit by the U.S. congress to construct, maintain and operate a railroad bridge and provide for the passage of persons and vehicles across the waters forming a boundary line between this and any other state and to forever maintain the bridge in accessible and serviceable condition, shall construct or cause to be constructed, approaches making the bridge accessible and serviceable for the use of persons and vehicles as a connection between this state and the state connected therewith by the bridge, so that the bridge shall be accessible and serviceable to persons and vehicles at the time such bridge is used for railroad service, and if any such corporation fails or refuses to comply with this section within one year from the time the bridge is used for railroad service the charter of the corporation granted by this state shall thereupon be forfeited, as a result of the failure or refusal to comply with this section, without any further action whatever and the corporation shall forthwith discontinue the transaction or operation of its business in this state.
86.22 History History: 1979 c. 110, 355; 1985 a. 187.
86.23 86.23 Maintenance of drawbridges owned jointly.
86.23(1)(1) Each swing or drawbridge built or purchased by any city and town or by any other 2 municipalities, situated so that a part of the bridge is in one municipality and a part in another, shall be operated and maintained at the joint expense of the municipalities that built or purchased the bridge in proportion to the amount of the cost of the bridge borne by each. If either municipality does not provide for or pay its full share of the expense of operating or maintaining the bridge in any year the other may provide for or pay the expense.
86.23(2) (2) A municipality that pays any portion of another municipality's share of the expenses of operating and maintaining a bridge under sub. (1) may recover the amount of the payment from the defaulting municipality, with interest from the time of payment and costs of suit. No action under this subsection to recover a payment may be brought until 30 days after demand of payment is made.
86.23 History History: 1997 a. 253.
86.25 86.25 Municipal cooperation as to highways improved with state or federal aid.
86.25(1) (1) Any county, city, village or town may by any lawful means provide funds to match or supplement state or federal aid for the construction, reconstruction or improvement, under ch. 84, of any highway, street or bridge which it is authorized to construct, reconstruct or improve, and to pay such funds to the department or state treasury as provided in s. 84.03 (1) (b).
86.25(1m) (1m) If lands or interests in lands necessary for an improvement under ch. 84 are acquired by a county or local municipality specifically for such improvement, the department may reimburse such county or local municipality therefor from funds available for such improvement.
86.25(2) (2) Any county, city, village or town, through its governing body or a committee which it may designate, may enter into agreements with the department providing for the construction, reconstruction or improvement with state or federal aid, of highways, streets or bridges which such county, city, village or town is authorized to construct, reconstruct or improve, providing for the subsequent maintenance by such county, city, village or town of any such highway, street or bridge improved with state or federal aid which it has authority to maintain, and providing for the subsequent regulation as to the location, form and character of informational, regulatory and warning signs, curb and pavement or other markings and traffic signals on any such highway, street or bridge improved with state or federal aid.
86.25(3) (3) Any city, village or town may levy special assessments under s. 66.0703 not exceeding the cost to the city, village or town against the property benefited thereby to provide funds to match or supplement state or federal aid or both for the construction, reconstruction or improvement under ch. 84, or under any other statute of any highway or street which it is authorized to construct, reconstruct or improve, and any city, village or town is authorized to pay the proceeds of such assessments, certificates or special assessment bonds issued to finance the improvement to the department or state treasury as provided in s. 84.03 (1) (b).
86.25(4) (4)Sections 61.54, 62.15 and 66.0901 (1) and (2) to (9) shall not apply to funds provided or agreements made pursuant to this section.
86.255 86.255 Limitation on moneys used to purchase land remote from highway project.
86.255(1) (1) Notwithstanding ss. 84.09 and 86.25, beginning with purchase contracts executed on October 29, 1999, and with relocation orders initially filed under ch. 32 on October 29, 1999, the department may not encumber or expend any moneys from the appropriations under s. 20.395 (3) for purposes related to the purchase of land, easements, or development rights in land, unless the land or interest in land is purchased in association with a highway project and the land or interest in land is located within one-quarter mile of the highway.
86.255(2) (2)Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following:
86.255(2)(a) (a) The purchase of any land that is acquired as compensatory mitigation for another wetland, as defined in s. 23.32 (1), that will suffer an adverse impact by degradation or destruction as part of a highway project.
86.255(2)(b) (b) The purchase of any land, easements, or development rights in land, under an agreement executed in the name of the department before October 29, 1999, or under a relocation order filed under ch. 32 before October 29, 1999.
86.255 History History: 1999 a. 9.
86.257 86.257 Transfer of highways. The department or a political subdivision, as defined in s. 86.31 (1) (d), may transfer jurisdiction and ownership of, or other property interest in, a highway that is under the jurisdiction of the department or political subdivision to a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state or an agency of the United States government that is acting on behalf of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or band in this state by entering into a jurisdictional transfer agreement with the tribe or band or agency. The jurisdictional transfer agreement shall contain all of the following:
86.257(1) (1) A dispute resolution procedure.
86.257(2) (2) A provision that requires that the transferred highway remain open to the use of the public as a matter of right for the purposes of vehicular traffic unless the tribe or band or agency conducts proceedings, makes findings, and meets other conditions for discontinuation that would be applicable to the governing body of a 1st class city under s. 62.73, if the highway is located in a 1st class city; the governing body of a village or city, except a 1st class city, under s. 66.1003, if the highway is located in a village or city, except a 1st class city; or the governing body of a town under s. 82.10, if the highway is located in a town.
86.257 History History: 2009 a. 231.
86.30 86.30 General transportation aids.
86.30(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
86.30(1)(b) (b) "Mileage aids" means the amount determined under sub. (2) (a) 3.
86.30(1)(c) (c) "Municipality" means a city, village or town.
86.30(1)(d) (d) "Share of costs" means the amount determined under sub. (2) (a) 2. a. or b.
86.30(1)(e) (e) "Statewide county average cost-sharing percentage" means a factor determined for counties by which multiyear average costs under s. 86.303 are multiplied to fully distribute the amounts specified in sub. (9) (b) for the purpose of determining the share of costs.
86.30(1)(f) (f) "Statewide municipal average cost-sharing percentage" means a factor determined for municipalities by which multiyear average costs under s. 86.303 are multiplied to fully distribute the amounts specified in sub. (9) (c) for the purpose of determining the share of costs.
86.30(1)(g) (g) "Three-year average costs" means the amount determined based on the 3 most recent years of actual costs established under s. 86.303.
86.30(2) (2)Transportation aids distribution.
86.30(2)(a)(a) Amount of aids payment.
86.30(2)(a)1.1. Except as provided in pars. (b), (d) and (dm) and s. 86.303, the amount of transportation aids payable by the department to each county shall be the aids amount calculated under subd. 2. and to each municipality shall be the aids amount calculated under subd. 2. or 3., whichever is greater. If the amounts calculated for a municipality under subd. 2. or 3. are the same, transportation aids to that municipality shall be paid under subd. 2.
86.30(2)(a)2.a.a. The share of costs for a municipality is the amount determined by multiplying the statewide municipal average cost-sharing percentage by the municipality's multiyear average costs under s. 86.303.
86.30(2)(a)2.b. b. The share of costs for a county is the amount determined by multiplying the statewide county average cost-sharing percentage by the county's multiyear average costs under s. 86.303.
86.30(2)(a)3. 3. For each mile of road or street under the jurisdiction of a municipality as determined under s. 86.302, the mileage aid payment shall be $2,117 in calendar years 2013 and 2014 and $2,202 in calendar year 2015 and thereafter.
86.30(2)(b) (b) Minimum and maximum payments.
86.30(2)(b)1.1. Except as provided under par. (d) and s. 86.303 (5), no municipality whose aid is determined under par. (a) 2. may receive an increase in its annual transportation aid payment in excess of 15% of its last previous calendar year aid payment or a decrease in its annual transportation aid payment in excess of 10 percent of its last previous calendar year transportation aid payment.
86.30(2)(b)1g. 1g. Except as provided under par. (d) and s. 86.303 (5), no municipality whose aid is determined under par. (a) 3. may receive a decrease in its annual transportation aid payment in excess of 10 percent of its last previous calendar year transportation aid payment.
86.30(2)(b)1r. 1r. Except as provided under s. 86.303, no county may receive an increase in its annual transportation aid payment in excess of 15% of its last previous calendar year aid payment. Except as provided under par. (dm) and s. 86.303, no county may receive a decrease in its annual transportation aid payment in excess of 10 percent of its last previous calendar year transportation aid payment.
86.30(2)(b)2. 2. The last previous calendar year aid payment to a municipality whose aid is determined under par. (a) 3. is adjusted in proportion to changes in the mileage under the jurisdiction of the municipality before an adjustment under subd. 1g. is made.
86.30(2)(d) (d) Aid limitation based on reported costs. No municipality may be paid an amount under this section greater than 85% of its 3-year average costs.
86.30(2)(dm) (dm) Fiscal limits aid reductions.
86.30(2)(dm)1.1. If the department of revenue requests the department to reduce the aids paid to a county under par. (e), the department shall reduce those aids by the amount specified under s. 59.605 (4) (b).
86.30(2)(dm)2. 2. An amount equal to the amount of the reductions under subd. 1. is lapsed to the transportation fund.
86.30(2)(dr) (dr) Aid reduction related to outdoor advertising sign condemnation. The department may reduce aids paid to a county or municipality under par. (e) as provided in s. 84.30 (5r) (c).
86.30(2)(e) (e) Aid payments. General transportation aids under this section shall be calculated and distributed on the basis of a calendar year. General transportation aids to municipalities shall be paid in 4 equal installments on the first Monday in January, April, July and October. General transportation aids to counties shall be paid in 3 installments consisting of 25 percent of the amount under sub. (9) (b) on the first Monday in January, 50 percent of the amount under sub. (9) (b) on the first Monday in July, and 25 percent of the amount under sub. (9) (b) on the first Monday in October. If adjustments are necessary, the department may adjust any of the scheduled aid payments in a calendar year. The payments shall be made from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (1) (as) or (at) for the fiscal year in which the payments are made.
86.30(2)(f) (f) Corrections of aid payments. In making corrections to transportation aid payments under this section:
86.30(2)(f)1. 1. If the sum of all underpayments and overpayments results in a net underpayment, the net underpayment shall be paid from the appropriation under s. 20.395 (1) (ar).
86.30(2)(f)2. 2. If the sum of all underpayments and overpayments results in a net overpayment, the net overpayment shall be returned to the transportation fund.
86.30(7) (7)Use of aids. All transportation aids distributed under this section shall be used for transportation related expenditures.
86.30(9) (9)Aids calculations.
86.30(9)(b)(b) For the purpose of calculating and distributing aids under sub. (2), the amounts for aids to counties are $94,615,600 in calendar years 2013 and 2014 and $98,400,200 in calendar year 2015 and thereafter. These amounts, to the extent practicable, shall be used to determine the statewide county average cost-sharing percentage in the particular calendar year.
86.30(9)(c) (c) For the purpose of calculating and distributing aids under sub. (2), the amounts for aids to municipalities are $308,904,300 in calendar years 2013 and 2014 and $321,260,500 in calendar year 2015 and thereafter. These amounts, to the extent practicable, shall be used to determine the statewide municipal average cost-sharing percentage in the particular calendar year.
86.30(11) (11)Local segregated account required.
86.30(11)(a)(a) Notwithstanding sub. (2), the department may not pay state aid under this section to a municipality or county unless the municipality or county does all of the following:
86.30(11)(a)1. 1. Establishes and administers a separate segregated account from which moneys may be used only for purposes related to local highways.
86.30(11)(a)2. 2. Deposits in the account established under subd. 1. all moneys received from this state and from the federal government for local highway purposes.
86.30(11)(b) (b) If a municipality or county does not meet the requirements under par. (a) at the time that aid should be paid under this section, the aid payment may be forfeited.
86.30(11)(c) (c) Rules implementing this subsection may not require any eligible applicant to do any of the following:
86.30(11)(c)1. 1. Pay expenses related to law enforcement using moneys from an account established under this subsection.
86.30(11)(c)2. 2. Maintain separate checking accounts to implement this subsection, if the eligible applicant implements this subsection by segregating revenues and expenditures described in this subsection in the eligible applicant's bookkeeping system.
86.302 86.302 Local roads; inventory.
86.302(1d) (1d)
86.302(1d)(a)(a) "Highway" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (22).
86.302(1d)(b) (b) "Municipality" means a city, village or town.
86.302(1g) (1g) Except as provided in sub. (1m), beginning on January 1, 2001, the board of every town, village and county, and the governing body of every city, shall file with the department not later than December 15 of every year, a certified plat of the municipality or county showing the highways under its jurisdiction and the mileage thereof to be open and used for travel as of the succeeding January 1. The department may use the plats in making computations of transportation aids. One-half of the mileage of highways on boundary lines shall be considered as lying in each municipality or county.
86.302(1m) (1m)
86.302(1m)(a)1.1. In lieu of filing a certified plat under sub. (1g), if a municipality or county has not added or deleted jurisdictional mileage since filing its last preceding certified plat under sub. (1g), its board or governing body may file a certified statement to that effect with the department.
86.302(1m)(a)2. 2. Notwithstanding subd. 1., the department may require every municipality and county to file a certified plat under sub. (1g) with the department in the year after the year in which a federal decennial census is conducted.
86.302(1m)(b) (b) Upon incorporation of a village or city, the board of the village and the governing body of the city shall file with the department a certified plat of the village or city showing the highways under its jurisdiction and the mileage thereof to be open and used for travel as of the date of incorporation, which may be used by the department in making computations of transportation aids. One-half of the mileage of highways on boundary lines shall be considered as lying in the village or city.
86.302(2) (2) Not later than December 15, 2001, and biennially thereafter, each municipality and county shall assess the physical condition of highways under its jurisdiction, using a pavement rating system approved by the department and report the results of that assessment to the department. The department shall assess the accuracy of mileage or other data concerning highways reported by municipalities and counties and may use field investigations to verify a portion of the data constituting a valid random sample or such specialized sample as the department considers appropriate. The department shall cooperate with and provide assistance to local units of government in their efforts under this subsection. Information collected under this subsection is inadmissible as evidence, except to show compliance with this subsection.
86.302(3) (3) For the purposes of transportation aid determinations under s. 86.30, the department shall use changes in the highway mileage of a municipality or county indicated on the certified plat filed under sub. (1g) in making computations of transportation aids to be paid beginning in the 2nd year following the year in which the certified plat is filed. The department shall consider the following factors:
86.302(3)(a) (a) New highways.
86.302(3)(b) (b) Abandoned highways.
86.302(3)(c) (c) Changes in jurisdictional mileage responsibilities for existing highways.
86.302(4) (4) Islands of this state consisting of one or more towns shall receive all state aids regularly payable to towns under s. 86.30. For purposes of determining aids payable under s. 86.30, mileage under the jurisdiction of an island under this subsection includes the number of miles equal to the distance between an island port and the closest mainland port where such distance is regularly traveled by a licensed ferry transporting persons, cars, trucks, buses and other mechanized equipment.
86.303 86.303 Cost determinations.
86.303(4)(4) Multiyear average costs.
86.303(4)(a)(a) The multiyear average costs used to determine the share of cost aids amount for local units of government shall be based on the 6 most recent years for which actual costs are available.
86.303(4)(b) (b) In the case of municipalities formed within the previous 6 years, the information needed for the determinations under this section shall be calculated as follows: for those years for which the necessary data does not exist, the data for the new municipality and the municipality from which it was formed shall be combined and the sum shall be apportioned to each municipality in proportion to the total mileage of highways under their respective jurisdictions. In making these calculations, the department shall use the certified plats filed under s. 86.302 (1g).
86.303(5) (5)Annual costs data.
86.303(5)(ag)(ag) In this subsection, "working day" has the meaning given in s. 227.01 (14).
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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)