City of Lodi, WI
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lodi as §§ 3.01, 3.02, 3.03(a) to (cm), (q) and (r) and 3.04 of the City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boards, commissions and committees — See Ch. 12.
Common Council — See Ch. 30.

§ 78-1 General regulations governing all officials.

A. 
Effect. The provisions of this section shall apply to all officers and members of boards and commissions of the City, regardless of the time of creation of the office or selection of the officer, unless otherwise specifically provided by ordinance or resolution of the Common Council.
B. 
Oath of office. Every official of the City shall, before entering upon his duties and within 10 days after notice of election or appointment, take the oath of office prescribed by law and file said oath in the office of the Clerk. Any person reelected or reappointed to the same office shall take and file an official oath for each term of service.
[Amended 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361]
C. 
Salaries. All officials of the City shall receive such salaries as may be provided from time to time by the Common Council. No official receiving a salary from the City shall be entitled to retain any portion of any fees collected by him for the performance of his duties as such official in the absence of a specific law or ordinance to that effect. The salary of an elected official shall not be changed during his term.
[Amended 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361]
D. 
Vacancies. Vacancies in elective offices shall be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the Common Council for the remainder of the unexpired term. Vacancies in appointive offices shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term, unless the term for such office is indefinite.
E. 
Outside employment. No full-time official of the City shall engage in any other remunerative employment within or without the City, provided that the Common Council may approve such outside employment or activity if it finds that it does not interfere or conflict with such official's ability to perform his duties in an effective and unbiased manner. Violation of this provision shall be grounds for removal from office of any such official.
F. 
Appointment and terms. Unless otherwise specified in this Code or by law, all appointed officials shall be appointed at the first regular meeting of the Common Council after the spring election in the even-numbered years, by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of the Council and shall serve for a term of two years or until their successors are appointed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the term of any appointed official who is employed by the City to carry out the duties of his or her office will automatically terminate if the person's employment by the City terminates.
G. 
Powers. In addition to duties and powers enumerated specifically herein, all officials, boards and commissions shall have any other duties and powers provided by laws or ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 3.01(h), Council, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361. See Chapter 1, § 1-1F of this Code.

§ 78-2 Elected officials.

A. 
Mayor. The Mayor shall be elected at the annual election in the even-numbered years and shall hold office for a two-year term commencing on the third Tuesday in April in the year of his election.
B. 
Alderpersons. Two Alderpersons shall be elected from each ward in the City, who shall serve for a term of two years commencing on the third Tuesday of April in the year of their election. Alderpersons shall be divided into two classes, one class from each ward to be elected in the odd years and one class from each ward to be elected in the even years.
C. 
Council President. The Council shall, at its first meeting after the regular election in each year, after organization, elect a President from among its members, who shall have the duties and powers specified in § 62.09(8)(e), Wis. Stats.

§ 78-3 Appointed officials.

A. 
Appointed officials. There shall be the following appointed officials, who shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Common Council, and who shall have the duties and authority provided by law or other sections of the Code:
[Amended 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361; 11-7-2006 by Ord. No. A-364; 9-17-2013 by Ord. No. A-462; 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. A-489]
(1) 
City Clerk.
(a) 
Appointment. The office of City Clerk shall be filled by appointment made by the Mayor subject to approval by the Common Council. The City Clerk shall hold office for an indefinite term subject to removal by a 2/3 vote of the entire membership of the Common Council.
(b) 
Duties and responsibilities. The City Clerk shall be responsible for the preparation, maintenance and custodianship of the official documents of the City and Lodi Common Council. The City Clerk shall be responsible for the issuance of licenses and permits as required by City ordinance and Wisconsin Statutes. The City Clerk shall be responsible for proper supervision of City election activities as required by City ordinance and Wisconsin Statutes.
(2) 
City Treasurer.
(a) 
Appointment. The office of the City Treasurer shall be filled by appointment made by the Mayor subject to approval by the Common Council. The City Treasurer shall hold office for an indefinite term subject to removal by a 2/3 vote of the entire membership of the Common Council.
(b) 
Duties and responsibilities. The City Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection and disbursement of all City money in accordance with City ordinance and Wisconsin Statutes. The City Treasurer shall be responsible for preparation, maintenance and custodianship of all financial forms, records and reports as required by City ordinance and Wisconsin Statutes.
(3) 
City Attorney.
(a) 
Appointment. The office of City Attorney shall be filled by appointment made by the Mayor, subject to approval by the Common Council. The City Attorney shall hold office for an indefinite term subject to removal by a 2/3 vote of the entire membership of the Common Council.
(b) 
Duties and responsibilities. The City Attorney shall provide general legal counsel and representation to the City and prosecute and enforce City ordinances.
(4) 
City Assessor. The Common Council shall, by majority vote, select a corporation or independent contractor, pursuant to contractual agreement for services, with the corporation or independent contractor designating an individual within that company as City Assessor.
(5) 
City Engineer. The Common Council shall, by majority vote, select a corporation or independent contractor, pursuant to contractual agreement for services, with the corporation or independent contractor designating an individual within that company as City Engineer.
(6) 
City Zoning Administrator. The Common Council shall, by majority vote, select a provider company, pursuant to contractual agreement for services, with the Mayor designating an individual within that company as City Zoning Administrator.
A1. 
Deputy officials.
[Added 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. A-489]
(1) 
The City Clerk may, in writing, filed in the City Clerk's office, appoint a Deputy who shall act under the direction of the City Clerk and in the City Clerk's absence or disability or in the case of vacancy shall perform the City Clerk's duties and shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations.
(2) 
The City Treasurer may, in writing, filed in the City Clerk's office, appoint a Deputy who shall act under the direction of the City Treasurer and in the City Treasurer's absence or disability or in the case of vacancy shall preform the City Treasurer's duties.
(3) 
The City Attorney may appoint one or more assistants, pursuant to § 62.09 (12)(f), Wis. Stats. to serve at the pleasure of the City Attorney.
B. 
Combining of offices.
(1) 
The offices of Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator may be combined and may be held by the same person.
(2) 
The person holding any such combined office shall have all of the powers and duties specified under the City of Lodi ordinances and law for any of the offices to which such person is appointed regardless of the title he or she may use in any particular order or communication.
C. 
Deputy officials. There shall be such deputies for any of the above officials as the Mayor and Council may from time to time appoint. The deputies shall be appointed in the same manner as other appointed officials and shall act in the absence or unavailability of the official to whom they are deputy. Deputies shall have the same duties and authority as the official to whom they are deputy.
D. 
Assistant City Attorneys. The City Attorney may appoint one or more assistants, pursuant to § 62.09(12)(f), Wis. Stats., who shall receive such compensation from the City as shall be agreed to by the Common Council.
[Added 7-5-2005 by Ord. No. A-349]
E. 
Weed Commissioner. The Director of Public Works shall act as Weed Commissioner, with the duties and powers prescribed in the Wisconsin Statutes and this Code.
[Amended 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361]
F. 
Other statutory officers.
(1) 
The office of Street Commissioner is dispensed with. The duties of Street Commissioner shall be performed by the Director of Operations.
[Amended 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. A-489]
(2) 
The office of Comptroller is dispensed with. The duties of Comptroller shall be performed by the Director of Administration.
[Amended 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. A-489]
(3) 
The office of Constable is dispensed with. The duties thereof shall be performed by the Chief of Police.
(4) 
The duties of Weed Commissioner as prescribed in the Wisconsin Statutes and this Code shall be performed by the Director of Operations.
[Added 8-18-2015 by Ord. No. A-489]

§ 78-4 Salaries of officials.

A. 
Mayor. The Mayor shall receive a salary of $800 per month.
B. 
Alderpersons. Alderpersons shall receive a salary of $200 per month.
[Amended 12-6-2005 by Ord. No. A-353]