(b) County veterans' housing. 1. If a county has acquired land and erected thereon on that land housing facilities for rent by honorably discharged U.S. veterans of any war and the land and housing facilities are exempt from general taxation, the board may appropriate money and pay to any school district or joint school district wherein the land and housing facilities are located a sum of money which shall be computed by obtaining the product of the following factors:
a. The tax rate for school district purposes of the school years for which the payment is made.
b. The ratio of the assessed valuation to the equalized valuation of the municipality in which the school district lies, multiplied by the actual cost incurred by the county for the acquisition of the land and improvements thereon on the land used for such purposes.
2. In case of a joint school district, computation shall be made on the basis of the valuation of the several municipalities in which such the school district lies. If school buildings are inadequate to accommodate the additional school population resulting from the county veterans' housing program, and the school district cannot legally finance the necessary increased facilities, the board may appropriate money and grant assistance to the school district but the assistance shall be used solely to finance the purchase of land and the erection and equipment of the necessary additional facilities.
59.07 (14) of the statutes is renumbered 59.535 (2) and amended to read:
59.535 (2) Grave markers; veterans. (a) Furnish The board may furnish upon the petition of 5 freeholders residents of any municipality in their county an appropriate metal marker for the grave of each soldier, sailor or marine who served with honor in the U.S. armed forces of the United States, buried within the municipality.
(b) The petitioners shall state in the petition the names of the soldiers, sailors or marines buried in the municipality.
59.07 (15) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (20) and amended to read:
59.52 (20) Sheriff's family pension.
Appropriate The board may appropriate money to the family of any sheriff or sheriff's deputies killed while in the discharge of official duties.
59.07 (16) of the statutes is renumbered 59.698 and amended to read:
59.698 Zoning, building inspector. Except as provided under s. 59.97 59.69 (2) (bm), for the enforcement of all laws, ordinances, rules and regulations enacted under s. 59.97, 59.69, the board may appoint a building inspector, define the building inspector's duties and fix the building inspector's term of office and compensation.
59.07 (16m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.696 and amended to read:
59.696 Zoning; filing fees. To The board may enact ordinances establishing schedules of reasonable filing fees for the filing of petitions to amend county zoning ordinances and notices of appeal to the board of adjustment from determinations of county zoning authorities and providing for the charging and collection of such filing fees; such fees to be used to partially defray the expenses of holding hearings and giving notices of hearings prescribed in ss. 59.97 59.69 and 59.99 59.694.
59.07 (17) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (19) and amended to read:
59.52 (19) Donations, gifts and grants. Accept The board may accept donations, gifts or grants for any public governmental purpose within the powers of the county.
59.07 (18) (title) and (a) to (c) of the statutes are renumbered 59.56 (12) (title) and (a) to (c) and amended to read:
59.56 (12) (title) Amusements
,; regulation. (a) Exercise May exercise, outside of cities, villages, and towns that have not adopted a regulation under s. 60.23 (10), all the powers conferred on cities to regulate dance halls, roadhouses and other places of amusement.
(b) Enact May enact ordinances to regulate, control, prohibit or license dance halls and pavilions, amusement parks, carnivals, concerts, street fairs, bathing beaches and other like places of amusement. Such ordinances shall provide for license fees yielding sufficient revenues for administering their provisions and paying for extraordinary governmental services required as a result of the licensed amusement. These services are limited to extra police protection, traffic control or refuse collection.
(bg) Upon the passage May, upon enactment of an ordinance under par. (b) the board may, select a sufficient number of persons whose duty it shall be to supervise public dances or places of amusement according to assignments to be made by the board. Such persons while engaged in supervising public dances or places of amusement shall have the powers of deputy sheriffs, and shall make reports in writing of each dance or place of amusement visited to the clerk, and shall receive such compensation as the board determines. Their reports shall be filed by the clerk and incorporated in a report to the board at each meeting.
(br) The board shall Shall immediately revoke the license of any dance hall proprietor or manager issued under an ordinance enacted under par. (b) if there is allowed at any such dance presence of intoxicated persons, or of children of 17 years of age or under or adults who have not attained the age of 21 years unaccompanied by their parent or lawful guardian when alcohol beverages are available for consumption on the premises, or if any of the ordinances are violated. The board may enact an ordinance requiring the revocation of a dance hall license if the use of intoxicating liquor is permitted on the premises during the holding of a public dance. The chairperson of the board, when the board is not in session, is authorized to issue licenses or to suspend the license of any person violating this law or any regulation adopted by the board; such issuance of licenses or the suspension of such license to be acted on by the board at its next meeting.
(c) Enact May enact ordinances providing for a specified closing hour for places where soft drinks are sold.
59.07 (18) (d) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (12m) and amended to read:
59.56 (12m) (title) Limits on regulation. Ordinances enacted by a board under par. sub. (12) (b), (br) or (c) shall not apply to any city or village, or to any town that has adopted a similar regulation under s. 60.23 (10).
59.07 (18m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.55 (3) and amended to read:
59.55 (3) Truckers, hawkers and peddlers licensing. Except in counties having a population of 500,000 or more, to the board may enact ordinances providing for the licensing of truckers, hawkers and peddlers, other than licensees under s. 440.51, and provide for the enforcement of the ordinances. The ordinances shall not provide for licensing of fuel vendors or those engaged in the delivery of petroleum products or farmers or truck gardeners who sell farm products grown by themselves.
59.07 (18r) of the statutes is renumbered 59.55 (4) and amended to read:
59.55 (4) Transient merchants. Counties may, by ordinance, regulate the retail sales, other than auction sales, made by transient merchants, as defined in s. 130.065 (1m), 1987 stats., in the towns in the county and provide penalties forfeitures for violations of those ordinances.
59.07 (19) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (13) and amended to read:
59.56 (13) Celebrations and conventions. Appropriate The board may appropriate money to defray the expense of national air shows or similar aeronautics activities held in the county, of municipal commemorative or patriotic celebrations or observance, of state or national conventions of war veterans, of national conventions of fraternal associations, of group entertainment for children on Halloween by county or municipal agencies within the county or of state or national conventions of county officers or employes or associations thereof or of bringing any of such conventions to the county.
59.07 (19m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (21) and amended to read:
59.70 (21) Conservation congress.
Appropriate The board may appropriate money to defray the expenses of county delegates to the annual convention and other activities of the Wisconsin conservation congress.
59.07 (20) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (8), and 59.52 (8) (a), (b) (intro.) and 1. and (c), as renumbered, are amended to read:
59.52 (8) (a) Establish The board may establish a civil service system of selection, tenure and status, and the system may be made applicable to all county personnel, except the members of the board, constitutional officers and members of boards and commissions. The system may also include uniform provisions in respect to classification of positions and salary ranges, payroll certification, attendance, vacations, sick leave, competitive examinations, hours of work, tours of duty or assignments according to earned seniority, employe grievance procedure, disciplinary actions, layoffs and separations for just cause, as described in par. (b), subject to approval of a civil service commission or the board. The board may request the assistance of the department of administration and pay for such services, under s. 16.58.
(b) (intro.) A law enforcement employe of the county may not be suspended, demoted, dismissed or suspended and demoted by the civil service commission or by the board, based either on its own investigation or on charges filed by the sheriff, unless the commission or board determines whether there is just cause, as described in this paragraph, to sustain the charges. In making its determination, the commission or the board shall apply the following standards, to the extent applicable:
1. Whether the employe could reasonably be expected to have had knowledge of the probable consequences of the his or her alleged conduct.
(c) If a law enforcement employe of the county is dismissed, demoted, suspended or suspended and demoted by the civil service commission or the board under the system established under par. (a), the person dismissed, demoted, suspended or suspended and demoted may appeal from the order of the civil service commission or the board to the circuit court by serving written notice of the appeal on the secretary of the commission or the board within 10 days after the order is filed. Within 5 days after receiving written notice of the appeal, the commission or the board shall certify to the clerk of the circuit court the record of the proceedings, including all documents, testimony and minutes. The action shall then be at issue and shall have precedence over any other cause of a different nature pending in the court, which shall always be open to the trial thereof. The court shall upon application of the accused or of the board or the commission fix a date of trial which shall not be later than 15 days after such the application except by agreement. The trial shall be by the court and upon the return of the board or the commission, except that the court may require further return or the taking and return of further evidence by the board or the commission. The question to be determined by the court shall be: Upon the evidence is there just cause, as described in par. (b), to sustain the charges against the employee? No cost shall be allowed either party and the clerk's fees shall be paid by the county. If the order of the board or the commission is reversed, the accused shall be forthwith immediately reinstated and entitled to pay as though in continuous service. If the order of the board or the commission is sustained, it shall be final and conclusive.
59.07 (23) of the statutes is renumbered 59.535 (3) and amended to read:
59.535 (3) War records. Appropriate The board may appropriate money for the collection, publication or distribution of war records.
59.07 (24) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (11) and amended to read:
59.56 (11) Fish and game. Establish The board may establish, maintain and operate fish hatcheries and facilities for raising game birds.
59.07 (25) of the statutes is renumbered 59.79 (11) and amended to read:
59.79 (11) Baseball. In counties having a population of 500,000 or more own Own and operate a professional baseball team, appropriate money for the purchase of a franchise for such team, and in the discretion of the board organize and maintain a nonprofit corporation for such team ownership and operation or participate with others in the formation and operation of such corporation.
59.07 (26) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (9) and amended to read:
59.56 (9) Recreation. Create The board may create, promote and conduct and assist in creating, promoting and conducting recreational activities in the county which are conducive to the general health and welfare, and elect persons for such terms and salaries as may be determined, who shall exercise the powers and perform the duties given by the board. The board may provide for what purpose and in what manner moneys appropriated pursuant to under this subsection may be expended. Such persons may be designated "County Recreation Committee". At the annual meeting next after making the appropriation the board shall determine in what which municipalities such activities were held and what which other municipalities received benefits therefrom and determine the amount expended from the appropriation to make the programs or activities or benefits derived therefrom possible in each municipality and levy a tax upon the property of each municipality in accordance with such apportionment to reimburse the county for its expenditures, but no expenditure shall be made nor improvement ordered without the consent of the governing body of the municipality.
59.07 (27) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (22) and amended to read:
59.52 (22) County boards' association. By a two-thirds vote, the board may purchase membership in an association of county boards for the protection of county interests and the furtherance of better county government.
59.07 (28) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (23) and amended to read:
59.52 (23) Purchase of publications.
Purchase The board may purchase publications dealing with governmental problems and furnish copies thereof to supervisors, officers and employes.
59.07 (29) of the statutes is renumbered 59.535 (4) and amended to read:
59.535 (4) (title) Service officer
and commission. Appropriate The board may appropriate funds for the execution of the duties of the county veterans' service officer and the county veterans' service commission.
59.07 (30) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (10) and amended to read:
59.56 (10) Advertise county. (a) Appropriate funds to advertise the advantages, attractions and resources of the county and to conserve, develop and improve the same. Any The county may cooperate with any private agency or group in this work.
(b) In counties having with a population of 500,000 or more, appropriate funds for the placing of advertisements in newspapers, periodicals or other publications listing radio and television broadcasting schedules, informing county residents of a radio or television appearance by a county official or employe, or advertising any program, function or activity sponsored by the county.
59.07 (31) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (5) and amended to read:
59.56 (5) Historical societies.
Appropriate The board may appropriate money to any local historical society incorporated under s. 44.03 located in the county for the purpose of collecting and preserving the records of the early pioneers, the life of the Indians, the experience of persons in the military, and the salient historical features of the county.
59.07 (32) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (6) and amended to read:
59.56 (6) County historian. Create The board may create the position of county historian. The historian shall collect and preserve the records of the Indians and the early pioneers, the experiences of military men and women and the records of their service; mark and compile data concerning places of historical interest in the county; and perform such other duties relating to the collection, preservation, compilation and publication of historical data as the board prescribes. The board may provide the historian with a fireproof safe or vault in which to keep papers and documents, with clerical assistance and with such other needs as will enable the historian to adequately perform the duties of historian. The board may require reports.
59.07 (33) of the statutes is renumbered 59.56 (2) and amended to read:
59.56 (2) Public museums. (a) Appropriate The board may appropriate money for the establishment, expansion, operation and maintenance of public museums in the county, including, but not limited to, any public museum owned by a city.
(b) Acquire The board may acquire,
establish, expand, own, operate and maintain a public museum in the county and appropriate money for such purposes, except that a public museum owned by a county under this subsection may seek tax-exempt status as an entity described under section 501
(c) (3) of the internal revenue code.
(c) Notwithstanding pars. (a) and (b), in counties having a population of 500,000 or more the county board may contribute funds toward the operation of a public museum owned by a city of the 1st class city in such county, as partial reimbursement for museum services rendered to persons residing outside such city and in a manner similar to the annual appropriation of funds by the county board under s. 43.57 toward the operation of the central library in such city.
59.07 (34) (title) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (17) (title) and amended to read:
59.54 (17) (title) Highway safety
59.07 (34) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (17) (a) and amended to read:
59.54 (17) (a) (title) Safety and patrol. Appropriate The board may appropriate money to citizens' safety committees or to county safety commissions or councils for highway safety and patrol.
59.07 (34g) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (17) (b) and amended to read:
59.54 (17) (b) Highway commissioner term. Adopt The board may enact an ordinance establishing the term of service of a highway commissioner elected under s. 83.01 (1) (a).
59.07 (34m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (17) (c) and amended to read:
59.54 (17) (c) Highway safety coordinator. The county board chairperson, or the county executive or county administrator in a county having such an officer, may appoint a county highway safety coordinator who shall serve as a member of the county traffic safety commission under s. 83.013 (1) (a).
59.07 (35) of the statutes is renumbered 59.70 (10) and amended to read:
59.70 (10) Drainage district bonds.
Purchase The board may purchase drainage district bonds at market value or at a discount to salvage the equity of the county in the lands affected and to secure resumption of tax payments thereon and so permit the dissolution of the district.
59.07 (37) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (1) and amended to read:
59.53 (1) Surplus commodity plans.
Adopt The board may adopt and participate in any surplus commodity absorption plan in connection with furnishing relief to needy persons within any municipality in the county and appropriate money to carry out such plan.
59.07 (38) of the statutes is renumbered 59.55 (5) and amended to read:
59.55 (5) Secondhand car dealers, junking cars. License The board may license and regulate dealers in secondhand motor vehicles, wreckers of motor vehicles, or the conduct of motor vehicle junking. Such regulation shall not apply to any municipality which adopts
enacts an ordinance governing the same subject.
59.07 (39) of the statutes is renumbered 59.53 (15) and amended to read:
59.53 (15) Nursing associations.
Appropriate The board may appropriate money toward the support of organized and bona fide nursing associations in the county, such associations to have at least one qualified nurse.
59.07 (41) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (1) and amended to read:
59.54 (1) Ambulances. Purchase The board may purchase, equip, operate and maintain ambulances and contract for ambulance service with one or more providers for conveyance of the sick or injured and make reasonable charges for the use thereof.
59.07 (42) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (2) and amended to read:
59.54 (2) Rescue equipment. Appropriate The board may appropriate money for the purchase of boats and other equipment necessary for the rescue of human beings and the recovery of human bodies from waters of which the county has jurisdiction under s. 2.04 and charge a reasonable fee for the use of such boats and other equipment.
59.07 (42m) of the statutes is renumbered 59.54 (5) and amended to read:
59.54 (5) Emergency services for hearing and speech impaired persons. In any county having a population of 200,000 or more the county board shall install in the sheriff's department a teletypewriter which shall be available to receive calls from hearing and speech impaired persons seeking emergency services. In cities having a population of 30,000 or more which are not contained in a county having a population of 200,000 or more, the city shall install a teletypewriter for the purposes of this subsection in either the police or fire department. If 2 or more cities having a population of 30,000 or more are contained in one county, the county board shall install the teletypewriter in the sheriff's department and no teletypewriter shall be required in the cities.
59.07 (43) of the statutes is renumbered 59.52 (21) and amended to read:
59.52 (21) County commissions. Except in counties having a population of 500,000 or more, the board may fix and pay the compensation of members of the county park commission and the county planning and zoning commission for attendance at meetings at a rate not to exceed the compensation permitted supervisors.
59.07 (44) of the statutes is renumbered 59.42 (1) and amended to read:
59.42 (1) (title) Corporation counsel
; certain counties. (a) Except as provided under par. (b), in counties not having a population of 500,000 or more, the board may employ a corporation counsel, and fix the salary of the corporation counsel. The corporation counsel appointed under this paragraph may be terminated at any time by a majority vote of all the members of the board.
(b) In any county with a county executive or county administrator, the county executive or county administrator shall have the authority to appoint and supervise the corporation counsel if the county board authorizes the establishment of the office of corporation counsel. Such appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the county board unless the county board, by ordinance, elects to waive confirmation or unless the appointment is made under a civil service system competitive examination procedure established under s. 59.07 (20) 59.52 (8) or ch. 63. The corporation counsel may be removed by the county executive or county administrator with the concurrence of the county board unless the corporation counsel is appointed under such an examination procedure.
(c) The corporation counsel may, when authorized by a majority of the county board, appoint one or more assistant corporation counsels to aid the corporation counsel in the performance of the duties of corporation counsel. The assistants so appointed shall have authority to perform all the duties of the corporation counsel. The duties of the corporation counsel shall be limited to civil matters and may include giving legal opinions to the board and its committees and interpreting the powers and duties of the board and county officers. Whenever any of the powers and duties conferred upon the corporation counsel are concurrent with similar powers or duties conferred by law upon the district attorney, the district attorney's powers or duties shall cease to the extent that they are so conferred upon the corporation counsel and the district attorney shall be relieved of the responsibility for performing such powers or duties. Opinions of the corporation counsel on all such matters shall have the same effect as opinions of the district attorney. The corporation counsel may request the attorney general to consult and advise with the corporation counsel in the same manner as district attorneys as provided by s. 165.25 (3).