City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 2-1-1 Composition of Board.

[1-5-2016; 2016 Code; 2-22-2017]
A Board of Public Works is hereby established. The word "Board" when used in this chapter shall be construed to mean the Board of Public Works. The Board shall be composed of four alderpersons, all of whom shall be designated voting members. Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Mayor annually and shall serve for a term from their appointment through the Monday preceding the third Tuesday in April of the succeeding year. The members of the Board shall, on the first Tuesday in May of each year, choose a president and a vice-president of the Board from their number, and the city clerk shall be secretary of the Board by virtue of his or her office.

§ 2-1-2 Meetings.

[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
Meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the president and at such other times as the board may determine.

§ 2-1-3 Rules for, by council.

[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
The council may make such rules, not contravening any of the provisions of law, for the government of the board and when the business of said board shall be conducted.

§ 2-1-4 Quorum; record; report.

[1-5-2016; 2016 Code; 2-22-2017]
Two members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for doing business. The secretary shall keep a record of all the proceedings, subject to the inspection of any elector of the city.

§ 2-1-5 Duties and powers.

[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
(A) 
In general. It shall be the duty of the board, subject to the direction of the council, to superintend all public works and keep the streets, alleys, parking facilities, sewers and public works and places in repair.
(B) 
Use of streets. No building shall be moved through the streets without a written permit therefor, granted by the board. The board shall determine the time and manner of using the streets for laying or changing water or gas pipes, or placing and maintaining electric light and telephone poles; provided, that its decision in this regard may be reviewed by the council.
(C) 
Restoring streets. If any individual or entity shall neglect to repair or restore to its former condition any street, alley or sidewalk excavated, altered or taken up, within the time and in the manner directed by the board, said board shall cause the same to be done at the expense of said individual or entity. The expense thereof when chargeable to a lot owner shall be certified to the city clerk by the board and if not paid, shall be carried into the tax roll as a special tax against the lot.
(D) 
City forester. To supervise the work of a city forester who shall have the responsibility to maintain a long term forestry program for the propagation and preservation of trees and shrubs within the city.