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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).
86.303(5)(am) (am) The department, with the assistance of the department of revenue and representatives of local governments and their associations appointed by the secretary, shall prescribe a uniform cost reporting procedure.
86.303(5)(b) (b) Cost data shall be reported on a calendar year basis, and financial report forms or a written request for extension shall be submitted to the department of revenue as provided under pars. (c) and (d). All extensions under this paragraph shall be until May 15 and no extension beyond that date may be granted.
86.303(5)(c) (c) The department and the department of revenue shall prescribe a statewide uniform financial reporting procedure under s. 73.10 for municipalities having a population of 2,500 or less. The financial report form or a written request for extension shall be submitted to the department of revenue by March 31 by municipalities having a population of 2,500 or less for the purposes under this section. All extensions under this paragraph shall be until May 15 and no extension beyond that date may be granted. The department of revenue shall forward the highway-related cost data to the department.
86.303(5)(d) (d) The department and the department of revenue shall prescribe a statewide uniform financial reporting procedure under s. 73.10 for counties having a population of more than 2,500 and municipalities having a population of more than 2,500. The financial report forms or a written request for extension shall be submitted to the department of revenue by May 1 by counties having a population of more than 2,500 and municipalities having a population of more than 2,500 for the purposes under this section. All extensions under this paragraph shall be until May 15 and no extension beyond that date may be granted. The department of revenue shall forward the highway-related cost data to the department. Counties having a population of 25,000 or more and municipalities having a population of 25,000 or more are required to submit a financial report form to the department of revenue under this paragraph and financial reports under par. (g).
86.303(5)(e) (e) Except as provided in par. (f), if a county or municipality fails to submit a substantially complete and accurate financial report form by the applicable date under par. (c) or (d) each year, the aids payable to the county or municipality during the following year shall be equal to 90% of the aids actually paid to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2) during the preceding year.
86.303(5)(f) (f) If a county or municipality submits a substantially complete and accurate financial report form within 30 calendar days after the applicable date under par. (c) or (d), the aids payable to the county or municipality for the following year shall be reduced by an amount equal to 1% of the aids payable to the county or municipality for the following year for each working day after the date required in par. (c) or (d) that the report form is actually submitted, subject to the following limitations:
86.303(5)(f)1. 1. The amount of the reduction may not exceed 10% of the aids payable to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2) for the following year.
86.303(5)(f)2. 2. The amount of aids payable to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2) during the following year may not be reduced to less than 90% of the aids actually paid to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2) during the preceding year.
86.303(5)(g) (g) The department and the department of revenue shall prescribe a uniform financial reporting procedure under s. 73.10 for counties having a population of 25,000 or more and municipalities having a population of 25,000 or more for the purposes under this section and for the purposes of administering other local aid programs, as defined by the department of revenue by rule. The financial reports specified by the department of revenue shall be submitted to that department by July 31 each year. The department of revenue shall forward the highway-related cost data from the reports to the department.
86.303(5)(h) (h) Except as provided in par. (i), if a county or municipality under par. (g) fails to submit the financial reports required under par. (g) by July 31 each year, the aids payable to the county or municipality during the following year shall be equal to 90% of the aids actually paid to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2) during the preceding year.
86.303(5)(i) (i) If a county or municipality under par. (g) submits the financial reports required under par. (g) within 30 calendar days after July 31, the aids payable to the county or municipality for the following year shall be reduced by an amount equal to 1% of the aids payable to the county or municipality for the following year for each working day after July 31 that the report form is actually submitted, subject to the following limitations:
86.303(5)(i)1. 1. The amount of the reduction may not exceed 10% of the aids payable to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2) for the following year.
86.303(5)(i)2. 2. The amount of aids payable to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2) during the following year may not be reduced to less than 90% of the aids actually paid to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2) during the preceding year.
86.303(5)(j) (j) The aids payable to a county or municipality that is required to submit a financial report form under par. (d) and financial reports under par. (g) shall be reduced under any applicable provision of par. (e), (f), (h) or (i), subject to the limitations under pars. (f) and (i).
86.303(6) (6)Eligible cost items. All public road, street or alley construction and maintenance expenditures within the right-of-way are generally reportable as eligible cost items.
86.303(6)(a) (a) Maintenance items include without limitation because of enumeration:
86.303(6)(a)1. 1. Pavement and curb and gutter repair.
86.303(6)(a)2. 2. Maintenance of bridges, culverts and storm sewers.
86.303(6)(a)3. 3. Snow plowing and ice control.
86.303(6)(a)4. 4. Maintenance of traffic control devices.
86.303(6)(b) (b) Construction items include without limitation because of enumeration:
86.303(6)(b)1. 1. Storm drainage systems, culverts and bridges.
86.303(6)(b)2. 2. Grading, base and surface.
86.303(6)(b)3. 3. Marking, signs and traffic control signals.
86.303(6)(b)4. 4. Engineering.
86.303(6)(b)5. 5. Right-of-way acquisition, including relocation assistance.
86.303(6)(c) (c) The following other costs to the extent they are highway related are reportable:
86.303(6)(c)1. 1. Machinery and vehicle costs.
86.303(6)(c)2. 2. Expenditures for buildings required for road or street purposes.
86.303(6)(c)3. 3. Interest cost related to funds borrowed to finance any eligible cost item.
86.303(6)(c)4. 4. Street lighting costs.
86.303(6)(cm) (cm) Some portion of law enforcement costs determined by the department, in consultation with the representatives appointed under sub. (5) (am), may be reported as eligible cost items. The department may establish different portions under this paragraph for different classes of counties or municipalities.
86.303(6)(d) (d) Road, street or alley costs not eligible include costs that are financed with public funds other than road or street funds, items that are by statute, ordinance or local policy not a public expense or responsibility and all administrative costs. Costs not eligible include costs incurred on every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel only by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner and every road, alley or driveway upon the grounds of public institutions.
86.303(6)(e) (e) Cost data shall not include state or federal contributions to the work, all other public agency fund contributions, and all private contributions other than local assessments or special assessments paid by governmental agencies.
86.303(6)(f) (f) The department shall provide a manual of cost reporting guidelines which further details eligible and ineligible costs.
86.303(7) (7)Cost review and audit.
86.303(7)(a)(a) The department shall analyze the county and municipal highway-related cost data to identify that data that does not conform to reasonable averages and statistical groups or with previous reported costs. The department may request information from those municipalities or counties to explain the deviation. If not satisfied, the department may order the municipality or county to conduct and report to the department an independent certified audit of its financial report or, if the county or municipality has already conducted an audit of its financial report which complies with requirements under 31 USC 7501 to 7505, may require the county or municipality to provide the department with an itemization of data comprising that audit. The costs of an audit or of providing the department itemized data comprising an audit shall be a reportable cost item if the audit substantially verifies the original financial report.
86.303(7)(b) (b) If the county or municipality fails to conduct an independent audit when ordered to do so by the department, the aids payable during the following year shall be equal to 90% of the aids actually paid during the preceding year. If the department has reason to believe that the 90% payment will be greater than the actual payment should be, the department may itself order an independent audit and deduct the audit costs from the transportation aids paid to the county or municipality under s. 86.30 (2). Any underpayment or overpayment of aids resulting from financial reporting errors shall be rectified by adjusting aids paid in the following year.
86.303(7)(c) (c) Any municipality having a population of 2,500 or less which has submitted its financial report form may amend it prior to March 31 or prior to May 15 if a written request for extension has been received by the department of revenue. Any county or any municipality having a population over 2,500 which has submitted its financial report form may amend it prior to May 1 or prior to May 15 if a written request for extension has been received by the department of revenue. Any amendments shall be submitted to the department of revenue. Any county or municipality which desires to amend its financial report form after May 15 shall submit an independent, certified audit to the department of revenue no later than August 15.
86.303(7)(d) (d) Any county or municipality that desires to amend past-year cost reports shall submit an independent, certified audit to the department. Any county or municipality that desires to amend past-year financial report forms shall submit amendments to the department of revenue.
86.305 86.305 Eligibility for transportation aids. The restriction of access to a street under s. 66.0429 (3) may not affect the eligibility of a city to receive any state transportation aids.
86.305 History History: 1993 a. 113; 1999 a. 150 s. 672.
86.31 86.31 Local roads improvement program.
86.31(1) (1) Definitions. In this section:
86.31(1)(a) (a) "County highway improvement program district" means a group of counties established by the department by rule under sub. (6) (f).
86.31(1)(am) (am) "County highway improvement program district committee" means a committee established by the department by rule under sub. (6) (f) consisting of all of the county highway commissioners from counties within a county highway improvement program district.
86.31(1)(ar) (ar) "Entitlement" means the amount of aid made available under sub. (3) for reimbursement within a county for the components specified in sub. (3) (a) 1. to 3.
86.31(1)(b) (b) "Improvement" means a highway construction project with a projected design life of at least 10 years or a feasibility study of a highway construction project with a projected design life of at least 10 years.
86.31(1)(c) (c) "Local roads" means county trunk highways, town roads, or streets under the authority of cities or villages.
86.31(1)(d) (d) "Political subdivision" means a county, city, village or town.
86.31(1)(e) (e) "Program" means the local roads improvement program.
86.31(1)(f) (f) "Street" has the meaning given in s. 340.01 (64).
86.31(2) (2)Administration.
86.31(2)(a)(a) The department shall administer a local roads improvement program to accelerate the improvement of seriously deteriorating local roads by reimbursing political subdivisions for improvements. The selection of improvements that may be funded under the program shall be performed by officials of each political subdivision, consistent with par. (h) and the requirements of subs. (3), (3g), (3m), and (3r). The department shall notify each county highway commissioner of any deadline that affects eligibility for reimbursement under the program no later than 15 days before such deadline.
86.31(2)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (d), improvements for highway construction projects funded under the program shall be under contracts. Such contracts shall be awarded on the basis of competitive bids and shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. If a city or village does not receive a responsible bid for an improvement, the city or village may contract with a county for the improvement. Subject to s. 59.52 (30), a town may contract with a county for the improvement subject to the criteria and procedures promulgated as rules under sub. (6) (h).
86.31(2)(c) (c) Improvements consisting of feasibility studies funded under the program may be performed by political subdivisions or the department of transportation, including the making and execution of all contracts.
86.31(2)(d) (d) County trunk highway improvements funded under the program, including the hauling and laying of asphaltic hot mix, may be performed by county highway departments, subject to the following restrictions:
86.31(2)(d)1m. 1m. The county highway department demonstrates that it is cost-effective for it to perform the work and that competitive bidding is to be used for improvements with an estimated total cost at least equal to the total funds allocated for its county trunk highway improvements under the program during the current biennium.
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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)