66.0713(1)(a) (a) “Contractor" means the person, firm or corporation performing the work or furnishing the materials, or both, for a public improvement.
66.0713(1)(am) (am) “Debt service fund" means the fund, however derived, set aside for the payment of principal and interest on contractor's certificates or bonds issued under this section.
66.0713(1)(b) (b) “Governing body" means the body or board vested by statute with the power to levy special assessments for public improvements.
66.0713(1)(c) (c) “Local governmental unit" means county, city, village, town, farm drainage board, sanitary districts, utility districts, public inland lake protection and rehabilitation districts, and all other public boards, commissions or districts, except 1st class cities, authorized by law to levy special assessments for public improvements against the property benefited by the special improvements.
66.0713(1)(d) (d) “Public improvement" means the result of the performance of work or the furnishing of materials or both, for which special assessments are authorized to be levied against the property benefited by the work or materials.
66.0713(2) (2)Payment by contractor's certificate.
66.0713(2)(a)(a) If a public improvement has been made and has been accepted by the governing body of the local governmental unit, it may issue to the contractor for the public improvement a contractor's certificate as to each parcel of land against which special assessments have been levied for the unpaid balance of the amount chargeable to the parcel, describing each parcel. The certificate shall be substantially in the following form:
$.... No. ....
(name of local governmental unit)
Contractor's certificate
For construction of ....
(name of local governmental unit)
Issued pursuant to
Section 66.0713 (2), Wis. Stats.
We, the undersigned officers of the (name of local governmental unit), certify that (name and address of contractor) has performed the work of constructing .... in .... benefiting the following premises: (insert legal description) in the (name of local governmental unit) .... County, Wisconsin, pursuant to a contract entered into by (name of local governmental unit) with .... (name of contractor), dated ...., and that .... entitled to the sum of .... dollars, the unpaid balance due for the work chargeable to the property described above.
If the unpaid balance due is not paid to the treasurer of (name of local governmental unit) before the first day of the following December, that amount shall be extended upon the tax roll of the (name of local governmental unit) against the property above described as listed in the tax roll, and collected as provided by law.
This certificate is transferable by endorsement but an assignment or transfer by endorsement is invalid unless recorded in the office of the clerk of the (name of local governmental unit) and the fact of the recording is endorsed on this certificate. The holder of this certificate has no claim upon the (Name of local governmental unit), except from the proceeds of the special assessments levied for the work against the above described land.
This certificate shall bear interest from its date to the following January 1.
Given under our hands at (name of local governmental unit), this .... day of ...., .... (year)
.... ....
(Mayor, President, Chairperson)
Countersigned:
.... ....
Clerk, (name of local governmental unit)
Assignment record
Assigned by .... .... (Original Contractor) to .... .... (Name of Assignee) of .... (Address of Assignee) .... .... (Date and signature of clerk)
66.0713(2)(b) (b) A contractor's certificate is not a liability of a local governmental unit and shall so state in boldface type printed on the face of the certificate. Upon issuance of a certificate, the clerk of the local governmental unit shall immediately deliver to the treasurer of the local governmental unit a schedule of each certificate showing the date, amount, number, date of maturity, person to whom issued and parcel of land against which the assessment is made. The treasurer shall notify, by mail, the owner of the parcel, as the owner appears on the last assessment roll, that payment is due on the certificate at the office of the treasurer, and if the owner pays the amount due, the clerk shall pay that amount to the registered holder of the certificate, and shall endorse the payment on the face of the certificate and on the clerk's record of the certificate. The clerk shall keep a record of the names of the persons, firms or corporations to whom contractor's certificates are issued and of the assignees of certificates when the assignment is known to the clerk. Assignments of contractor's certificates are invalid unless recorded in the office of the clerk of the local governmental unit and the fact of recording is endorsed on the certificate. Upon final payment of the certificate, the certificate shall be delivered to the treasurer of the local governmental unit and by the treasurer delivered to the clerk. On the first of each month, to and including December 1, the treasurer shall certify to the clerk a detailed statement of all payments made on certificates.
66.0713(2)(c) (c) If a contractor's certificate is not paid before December 1 in the year in which issued, the comptroller or clerk of the local governmental unit shall include in the statement of special assessments to be placed in the next tax roll an amount sufficient to pay the certificate, with interest from the date of the certificate to the following January 1, and the proceedings for the collection of that amount shall be the same as the proceedings for the collection of general property taxes, except as otherwise provided in this section. The delinquent taxes shall be returned to the county treasurer in trust for collection and not for credit. All moneys collected by the treasurer of the local governmental unit or by the county treasurer and remitted to the treasurer of the local governmental unit on account of the special assessments shall be delivered to the owner of the contractor's certificate on demand.
66.0713(3) (3)General obligation-local improvement bonds. For the purpose of anticipating the collection of special assessments payable in installments as provided in s. 66.0715 (3) and after the installments have been determined, the governing body may issue general obligation-local improvement bonds under s. 67.16.
66.0713(4) (4)Special assessment B bonds.
66.0713(4)(a) (a) For the purpose of anticipating the collection of special assessments payable in installments, as provided in s. 66.0715 (3) and after the installments have been determined, the governing body may issue special assessment B bonds payable out of the proceeds of the special assessments as provided in this section. The bonds are not a general liability of the local governmental unit.
66.0713(4)(b) (b) The issue of special assessment B bonds shall be in an amount not exceeding the aggregate unpaid special assessments levied for the public improvement that the issue is to finance. A separate bond shall be issued for each separate assessment and the bond shall be secured by and be payable out of only the assessment against which it is issued. The bonds shall mature in the same number of installments as the underlying special assessments. The bonds shall carry coupons equal in number to the number of special assessments. The coupons shall be detachable and entitle the owner of the bond to the payment of principal and interest collected on the underlying special assessments. The bond shall be executed as provided in s. 67.08 (1) and may be registered under s. 67.09. Each bond shall include a statement that it is payable only out of the special assessment on the particular property against which it is issued and the purpose for which the assessment was levied and other provisions that the governing body inserts.
66.0713(4)(ba) (ba) Payments of principal and interest shall conform as nearly as possible to the payments to be made on the installments of the assessment, and the principal and interest to be paid on the bonds shall not exceed the principal and interest to be received on the assessment. All collections of installments of the special assessments levied to pay for the public improvement, either before or after delinquency, shall be placed by the treasurer of the local governmental unit in a special debt service fund designated and identified for the bond issue and shall be used only for the payment of the bonds and interest of the issue. Any surplus in the debt service fund after all bonds and interest are fully paid shall be paid into the general fund.
66.0713(4)(c) (c) Special assessment B bonds shall be registered in the name of the owner on the records of the clerk of the local governmental unit that issued the bonds. Upon transfer of the ownership of the bonds the transfer shall be noted upon the bond and on the record of the clerk of the local governmental unit. Any transfer not so recorded is void and the clerk of the local governmental unit may make payments of principal and interest to the owner of the bond as registered on the books of the local governmental unit.
66.0713(4)(d) (d) Principal and interest collected on the underlying special assessments and interest collected on the delinquent special assessments and on delinquent tax certificates issued for the delinquent assessments shall be paid by the treasurer of the local governmental unit out of the debt service fund created for the issue of the bonds to the registered holder of the bonds upon the presentation and surrender of the coupons due attached to the bonds. If any installment of the special assessment entered in the tax roll is not paid to the treasurer of the local governmental unit with the other taxes, it shall be returned to the county treasurer as delinquent in trust for collection.
66.0713(4)(e) (e) If the tax certificate resulting from the delinquent special assessment is redeemed by any person other than the county, the county treasurer shall pay to the local governmental unit the full amount received for the tax certificate, including interest, and the treasurer of the local governmental unit shall then pay the amount of the remittance into a special debt service fund created for the payment of the special assessment B bonds.
66.0713(5) (5)Area-grouped special assessment B bonds.
66.0713(5)(a)(a) If the governing body determines to issue special assessment B bonds under sub. (4), it may group the special assessments levied against benefited lands and issue of the bonds against the special assessments grouped as a whole. All of the bonds shall be equally secured by the assessments without priority one over the other.
66.0713(5)(b) (b) All of the following apply to area-grouped special assessment B bonds issued under this section:
66.0713(5)(b)1. 1. For the purpose of anticipating the collection of special assessments payable in installments under this section and after the installments have been determined, the governing body may issue area-grouped special assessment B bonds payable out of the proceeds of the special assessments as provided under sub. (4). The bonds are not a general liability of the local governmental unit.
66.0713(5)(b)2. 2. The issue of the bonds shall be in an amount not exceeding the aggregate unpaid special assessments levied for the public improvement or projects which the issue is to finance. The bonds shall mature over substantially the same period of time in which the special assessment installments are to be paid. The bonds shall be bearer bonds or may be registered bonds under s. 67.09. The bonds shall be executed as provided in s. 67.08 (1) and shall include a statement that they are payable only from the special debt service fund provided for in subd. 4. and a fund created under sub. (7) for the collection and payment of the special assessment and any other provisions that the governing body deems proper to insert.
66.0713(5)(b)4. 4. All collections of principal and interest on the underlying special assessments and installments, either before or after delinquency and after issuance of a tax certificate under s. 74.57, shall be placed by the treasurer of the local governmental unit in a special debt service fund created, designated and identified for the issue of the bonds and used only for payment of the bonds and interest on the bonds to the holders of the bonds or coupons in accordance with the terms of the issue. Any surplus in the debt service fund, after all bonds and interest on the bonds are fully paid, shall be paid into the general fund.
66.0713(5)(b)5. 5. If the tax certificate is redeemed by any person other than the county, the county treasurer shall pay to the local governmental unit the full amount received for the certificate, including interest, and the treasurer of the local governmental unit shall pay the amount of the remittance into the special debt service fund created for the payment of the bonds.
66.0713(5)(b)7. 7. A holder of the bonds or of any coupons attached to the bonds has a lien against the special debt service fund created under subd. 4. for payment of the bonds and interest on the bonds and against any reserve fund created under sub. (7) and may either at law or in equity protect and enforce the lien and compel performance of all duties required by this section of the local governmental unit issuing the bonds.
66.0713(6) (6)Refunding B bonds. A local governmental unit may issue refunding B bonds to refund any outstanding special assessment B bonds issued under sub. (4) or (5). The refunding B bonds shall be secured by and payable only from the special assessments levied to pay for the public improvements financed by the bonds to be refunded, and are not a general liability of the local governmental unit. If bonds issued under sub. (4) are to be refunded, the provisions of sub. (4) (b) to (e) apply to the refunding B bonds; if bonds issued under sub. (5) are to be refunded, the provisions of sub. (5) (b) apply to the refunding B bonds. If the governing body determines that it is necessary to amend the prior assessments in connection with the issuance of refunding B bonds under this section, it may reconsider and reopen the assessments under s. 66.0703 (10). The notice and hearing under s. 66.0703 (10) may be waived under s. 66.0703 (7) (b) by the owners of the property affected. If the assessments are amended, the refunding B bonds shall be secured by and payable from the special assessments as amended. If the assessments are amended, all direct and indirect costs reasonably attributable to the refunding of the bonds may be included in the cost of the public improvements being financed. If the governing body determines to issue refunding B bonds, it may create a reserve fund for the issue under sub. (7).
66.0713(7) (7)Reserve fund for special assessment B bonds and refunding B bonds. If the governing body determines to issue special assessment B bonds under sub. (4) or refunding B bonds under sub. (6), it may establish in its treasury a fund to be designated as a reserve fund for the particular bond issue, to be maintained until the obligation is paid or otherwise extinguished. Any surplus in the reserve fund after all the bonds have been paid or canceled shall be carried into the general fund of the local governmental unit's treasury. The source of the fund shall be established either from proceeds of the bonds, the general fund of the local governmental unit's treasury or by the levy of an irrepealable and irrevocable general tax. The bonds are not a general liability of the local governmental unit.
66.0713(8) (8)Payment of B bonds from tax levy. Any local governmental unit authorized to issue special assessment B bonds, in addition to the special assessments or bond proceeds or other sources, may appropriate funds out of its annual tax levy for the payment of the bonds. The payment of the bonds out of funds from a tax levy may not be construed as constituting an obligation of the local governmental unit to make any other such appropriation.
66.0713(9) (9)Payment by local governmental unit. If a public improvement has been paid for by the local governmental unit, contractor's certificates under sub. (2), general obligation-local improvement bonds under s. 67.16, or special assessment B bonds under sub. (4) may be issued to the local governmental unit as the owner of the certificates or bonds. All of the provisions of subs. (2) and (4) and s. 67.16 applicable to the contractor or to the owner of the contractor's certificates, the general obligation-local improvement bonds or the special assessment B bonds shall be deemed to include the local governmental unit which has paid for the improvement and to which the contractor's certificates, general obligation-local improvement bonds or special assessment B bonds have been issued, except as otherwise provided in this section.
66.0713(10) (10)Legality of proceedings; conclusive evidence. After the expiration of 90 days from the date of a contractor's certificate or special assessment B bond, the certificate or bond is conclusive evidence of the legality of all proceedings up to and including the issue of the certificate or bond and prima facie evidence of the proper construction of the improvement.
66.0715 66.0715 Deferral of special assessments; payment of special assessments in installments.
66.0715(1)(1)Definitions. In this section:
66.0715(1)(a) (a) “Governing body" has the meaning given in s. 66.0713 (1) (b).
66.0715(1)(b) (b) “Local governmental unit" has the meaning given in s. 66.0713 (1) (c).
66.0715(1)(c) (c) “Public improvement" has the meaning given in s. 66.0713 (1) (d).
66.0715(2) (2)Deferral.
66.0715(2)(a) (a) Notwithstanding any other statute, the due date of any special assessment levied against property abutting on or benefited by a public improvement may be deferred on the terms and in the manner prescribed by the governing body while no use of the improvement is made in connection with the property. A deferred special assessment may be paid in installments within the time prescribed by the governing body. A deferred special assessment is a lien against the property from the date of the levy.
66.0715(2)(b) (b) If a tax certificate is issued under s. 74.57 for property which is subject to a special assessment that is deferred under this subsection, the governing body may provide that the amounts of any deferred special assessments are due on the date that the tax certificate is issued and are payable as are other delinquent special assessments from any moneys received under s. 75.05 or 75.36.
66.0715(2)(c) (c) The lien of any unpaid amounts of special assessments deferred under this subsection with respect to which a governing body has not taken action under par. (b) is not merged in the title to property taken by the county under ch. 75.
66.0715(3) (3)Annual installments.
66.0715(3)(a) (a) The governing body of a local governmental unit may provide that special assessments levied to defray the cost of a public improvement or a project constituting part of a general public improvement, except sprinkling or oiling streets, may be paid in annual installments.
66.0715(3)(b) (b) Installment payments of principal and interest shall be structured by the governing body. The interest rate shall be set by the governing body, and may include an administrative fee of not more than 2 percent. The interest rate set under this paragraph may not be changed during the course of the installment payments for a particular special assessment.
66.0715(3)(c) (c) The first installment shall be entered in the first tax roll prepared after the installments have been determined as a special tax on the property upon which the special assessment was levied and shall be treated as any other tax of a local governmental unit, except as otherwise provided in this section. Each subsequent installment shall be entered in each of the subsequent annual tax rolls until all installments are levied.
66.0715(3)(d) (d) If any installment entered in the tax roll is not paid to the treasurer of the local governmental unit with the other taxes it shall be returned to the county as delinquent and accepted and collected by the county in the same manner as delinquent general taxes on real estate, except as otherwise provided in this section.
66.0715(3)(e) (e) If the governing body determines to permit special assessments for a local improvement to be paid in installments it shall publish a class 1 notice, under ch. 985. The notice shall be substantially in the following form:
INSTALLMENT ASSESSMENT NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that a contract has been (or is about to be) let for (describe the improvement) and that the amount of the special assessment for the improvement has been determined as to each parcel of real estate affected and a statement of the assessment is on file with the.... clerk; it is proposed to collect the special assessment in.... installments, as provided for by section 66.0715 of the Wisconsin Statutes, with interest at.... percent per year; that all assessments will be collected in installments as provided above except assessments on property where the owner files with the.... clerk within 30 days from date of this notice a written notice that the owner elects to pay the special assessment on the owner's property, describing the property, to the.... treasurer on or before the following November 1, unless the election is revoked. If, after making the election, the property owner fails to make the payment to the.... treasurer, the.... clerk shall place the entire assessment on the following tax roll.
Dated....
.... [Clerk of (name of local governmental unit)]
66.0715(3)(f) (f) After the time for making an initial election to pay the special assessment in full under par. (e) expires, the assessment may be paid in full before due upon payment of that portion of the interest to become due as the governing body determines.
66.0715(3)(fm)1.1. Between the time that a property owner elects to pay the special assessment in full under par. (e) and 30 days before the time that payment is due, the property owner may revoke his or her initial election and, subject to subds. 2. and 3., shall pay the special assessment in installments if the governing body that levied the special assessment adopts a resolution consenting to the revocation.
66.0715(3)(fm)2. 2. If the first installment has been paid by property owners under par. (c) before the date on which payment in full would have been due for a property owner who initially elected to pay the special assessment in one lump sum, the next property tax bill sent to a person who revoked his or her initial election to make a lump sum payment shall include all of the following amounts:
66.0715(3)(fm)2.a. a. An amount equal to what the first installment would have been under par. (b) if the property owner's initial election had been to pay the special assessment in installments.
66.0715(3)(fm)2.b. b. Interest on that amount at the rate used by the local governmental unit for installment payments under par. (b), covering the period between the date that the initial election was made under par. (e) and the date on which the installment is paid.
66.0715(3)(fm)2.c. c. The amount of the 2nd installment, as calculated under par. (b).
66.0715(3)(fm)3. 3. If the first installment has not been paid by property owners under par. (c) before the date on which payment in full would have been due for a property owner who initially elected to pay the special assessment in one lump sum, the next property tax bill sent to a person who revoked his or her initial election to make a lump sum payment shall be an amount calculated under par. (b) plus interest on that amount at the rate used by the local governmental unit for installment payments under par. (b), covering the period between the date that the initial election was made under par. (e) and the date on which the installment is paid.
66.0715(3)(g) (g) A schedule of the assessments and assessment installments shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the local governmental unit as soon as practicable.
66.0715(3)(h) (h) All special assessments and installments of special assessments which are returned to the county as delinquent by any municipal treasurer under this section shall be accepted by the county in accordance with this section and shall be set forth in a separate column of the delinquent return.
66.0715 History History: 1999 a. 150 ss. 204, 205, 514, 537; 2013 a. 222.
66.0717 66.0717 Lien of special assessment. A special assessment levied under any authority is a lien on the property against which it is levied on behalf of the municipality levying the assessment or the owner of any certificate, bond or other document issued by the municipality, evidencing ownership of any interest in the special assessment, from the date of the levy, to the same extent as a lien for a tax levied upon real property.
66.0717 History History: 1987 a. 378; 1999 a. 150 s. 536; Stats. 1999 s. 66.0717.
66.0719 66.0719 Disposition of special assessment proceeds where improvement paid for out of general fund or municipal obligations.
66.0719(1)(1)In this section:
66.0719(1)(a) (a) “Local governmental unit" has the meaning given in s. 66.0713 (1) (c).
66.0719(1)(b) (b) “Public improvement" has the meaning given in s. 66.0713 (1) (d).
66.0719(2) (2)If a special assessment is levied for any public improvement, any amount collected on that special assessment or received from the county shall be deposited in the general fund of the local governmental unit if the payment for the improvement was made out of its general fund, deposited in the funds and accounts of a public utility established under s. 66.0621 (4) (c) if the improvement was paid out of the proceeds of revenue obligations of the local governmental unit, or deposited in the debt service fund required for the payment of bonds or notes issued under ch. 67 if the improvement was paid out of the proceeds of the bonds or notes. That special assessment, when delinquent, shall be returned in trust for collection and the local governmental unit has the same rights as provided in s. 67.16 (2) (c).
66.0719 History History: 1999 a. 150 ss. 206, 520, 521; 2003 a. 321.
66.0721 66.0721 Special assessments on certain farmland or camps for construction of sewerage or water system.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective prior to November 13, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after November 13, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 11-13-18)