City of Lodi, WI
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lodi as §§ 3.03(d), (f) to (p) and (s), 6.01, 8.01, and 11.01 to 11.05 of the City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 78.

§ 12-1 Board of Review.

[Amended 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361; 4-16-2013 by Ord. No. A-452]
A. 
Membership. The Board of Review shall consist of five members and two alternates. The members and alternates shall be residents of the City. The members shall consist of:
(1) 
The Mayor, except if the Mayor is absent or is otherwise unavailable to hear an objection, then the Common Council President shall act as the alternate to the Mayor.
(2) 
The City Clerk, except that if the City Clerk is absent or is otherwise unavailable to hear an objection, then the Deputy City Clerk shall serve.
(3) 
The City Treasurer, except that if the City Treasurer is absent or is otherwise unavailable to hear an objection, then the Deputy City Treasurer shall serve.
(4) 
The Mayor shall appoint, annually, for a term of one year, subject to the confirmation by the Common Council, two members of the Common Council.
(5) 
The Mayor shall appoint subject to confirmation by the Common Council, for a term of three years, two alternate members of the Board who are residents of the city, the First Alternate, and the Second Alternate. The First Alternate member shall act with full power of a member when one member is absent, or is otherwise unavailable. The Second Alternate member shall act with full power of a member when two members are absent, or are otherwise unavailable.
(6) 
If the City Clerk, or Deputy City Clerk, Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer is not a resident of the City, the Mayor shall appoint a member of the Common Council subject to confirmation by the Common Council.
B. 
Determination of appeals. All provision of Chapter 70.47, Wis. Stats., regarding hearing and determining appeals, are applicable including the duties and powers prescribed for Board of Review proceedings.
C. 
Membership training. As provided under § 70.46, Wis. Stats., the Board of Review may not be constituted unless it includes one voting member who has within two years of the first annual meeting attended a training session under § 73.03(55), Wis. Stats. The City Clerk shall provide an affidavit to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue stating whether the requirement under this section has been fulfilled.
D. 
Compensation. Compensation for members of the Board of Review who are neither City elected officials nor employees may be established by the Common Council by resolution.
E. 
Organization. At the first annual meeting the Board of Review shall organize by the election of a chairperson. The City Clerk or Deputy Clerk shall act as secretary of the Board and keep an accurate record of all its proceedings.

§ 12-2 Board of Public Works.

In accordance with the provisions of § 62.14, Wis. Stats., the duties and powers of the Board of Public Works shall be exercised as follows:
A. 
Duties and powers under §§ 62.14(6) and 62.15, Wis. Stats., by the Public Works Committee, except as reserved to the Common Council under Subsection B hereof.
B. 
In all cases, the Common Council shall have the final authority to review and modify action of said Committee, and the Common Council shall specifically have the authority to make the final determination on the nature and extent of public works projects to be carried out and awarding of contracts for the same. The Common Council may also exercise any duties and powers of the Board of Public Works not specifically allocated herein.
[Amended 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361]

§ 12-3 Zoning Board of Appeals.

The Zoning Board of Appeals shall be appointed pursuant to the terms of Chapter 340, Zoning, of this Code and shall have all the duties and powers prescribed in Chapter 340 of this Code and by law.

§ 12-4 Historic Preservation Commission.

A. 
There shall be an Historic Preservation Commission consisting of seven members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Common Council. One member shall be an Alderperson who shall be appointed initially to serve until April 30 of the year following the year of initial appointment. After the initial appointment, the Alderperson member shall be appointed annually at the organization meeting of the Council to commence serving on May 1 and to serve for a term of one year. The other six members ("citizen members") shall be appointed initially to serve until April 30 of the year following the year of initial appointment. At the first organization meeting of the Council following the year of initial appointment, the citizen members shall be appointed as follows: two shall be appointed for terms of one year, two shall be appointed for terms of two years, and two shall be appointed for terms of three years. Thereafter, two citizen members shall be appointed each year to fill the seats of the citizen members whose terms are expiring, with such subsequent appointments to be, in each case, for a term of three years. All terms following the initial terms will begin on May 1. One member shall be a registered architect, one shall be a historian, and one shall be a licensed real estate broker, if such professional persons are available for membership and acceptable to the Mayor and Council. If not, the Mayor shall be free to appoint any resident to such seats. Each member shall have, to the extent possible, an interest in historic preservation.
B. 
The Commission shall have the duties and powers prescribed by any other sections of this Code and by law and shall deal with any other matters of historic preservation which come before the City government or which may be referred to the Commission.

§ 12-5 Library Board.

A. 
Composition of Board.
[Amended 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. A-464]
(1) 
The Library Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Common Council. Members shall be residents of the City of Lodi, except that not more than two members may reside outside of the City of Lodi and in the Lodi Library service area. The Mayor shall appoint as one of the members an administrator of the Lodi Joint School District No. 1, or his/her designee, to represent the school district. No more than one member of the Common Council shall be at any time a member of the Library Board. The Library Board members shall be appointed for staggered terms of three years to commence on May 1.
(2) 
In addition, a maximum of four members may be appointed by the Columbia County Board Chairperson in accordance with and in the manner prescribed by § 43.60, Wis. Stats.
B. 
The Board shall have the duties and powers prescribed by Ch. 43, Wis. Stats.
C. 
The members of the Board shall not be compensated except as follows:
[Added 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. A-464]
(1) 
Members may be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing duties, outside the municipality, if so authorized by the Library Board.
(2) 
Members may receive per diem, mileage and reimbursement for other necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties if so authorized by the Library Board and the Common Council.

§ 12-6 Plan Commission.

[Amended 6-5-2007 by Ord. No. A-376]
The Plan Commission shall consist of seven members. The Mayor, with the approval of the Common Council, shall appoint all members. The Mayor shall choose the presiding officer. The Mayor may appoint himself or herself to the Commission and may appoint other elected or appointed officials, except that the Commission shall always have at least three members who are not City officials. Citizen members shall be persons of recognized experience and qualifications.

§ 12-7 Utility Commission.

[Amended 2-6-2007 by Ord. No. A-369; 6-2-2009 by Ord. No. A-405; 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. A-482; 1-6-2015 by Ord. No. 5, S-110[1]]
Utility Commission. The Utility Commission shall consist of seven members. One member shall be an Alderperson who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Common Council for a term of one year commencing on May 1. The remaining six members of the Commission shall serve a three-year term commencing May 1. The terms shall be staggered so that no more than two members' terms shall expire each year. Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the powers and responsibilities prescribed by Wisconsin State Statute and the Code of the City of Lodi.
A. 
The Utility Commission, under the general control and supervision of the Common Council, shall be responsible for the entire management and shall supervise the operation of the utilities departments. Those departments include: Electrical Distribution Utility, Water Utility, and Sanitary Wastewater Utility. The Utility Commission shall control day-to-day management, including staff and personnel, of the electrical distribution system, drinking water and fire protection water system and the sanitary wastewater collection and treatment system. The Mayor and Common Council shall appoint and confirm respectively, members of the Utilities Commission.
B. 
The Commission shall have power to make all necessary rules governing its own proceedings and its own department.
C. 
The Commission shall have general power to construct, extend, improve, operate and maintain any public utility owned by the municipality, subject to the general control of the Common Council and the powers of the Public Service Commission.
D. 
It shall be the duty of the Utility Commission to keep accurate records of account in the manner and form prescribed by the Public Service Commission.
E. 
No funds of the municipally owned utility shall be transferred to the City Treasurer for the use of the City except in accordance with the provisions of § 66.0621, Wis. Stats. Excessive funds accumulated by the Utility may be invested in bonds or certificates eligible for trust fund investments.
F. 
Funds of the Municipal Light and Water Utility shall be disbursed only upon written order of the President of the Utility Commission and countersigned by the City Treasurer.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also stated that it shall take effect 60 days after adoption and publication unless within such 60 days a referendum petition shall be filed.

§ 12-8 Lodi Area Fire District Commission.

[Amended 10-10-2006 by Ord. No. A-361; 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. A-464]
The Mayor shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the Common Council, two persons to serve as members of the Lodi Area Fire District Commission, whose terms shall be for a period of two years commencing on the fourth Monday in April.

§ 12-9 Police Commission.

The City of Lodi, pursuant to § 62.13, Wis. Stats., shall have a Board of Police Commissioners (hereinafter referred to as the "Police Commission"). The Police Commission shall consist of five citizens, residents of the City of Lodi, appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Common Council. Members shall serve staggered terms of five years each. The Mayor shall annually, at the time of making other appointments provided for in this chapter, appoint a member to take the place of the member whose term has expired.
A. 
Commission members shall receive such salaries and expenses as the Common Council shall from time to time determine.
B. 
The Commission shall elect one of its members as President and Secretary. The President shall preside at all meetings and all special meetings and preside at all hearings, issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses, receive written charges and exercise any other powers granted by law. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings, keep the records of the proceedings of the Commission and conduct all correspondence.
C. 
A meeting of the Commission may be called by the President at such time as he deems necessary and shall be called upon request of three of the Commission members.
D. 
Subsections (1) through (6) of § 62.13, Wis. Stats., shall apply to the City of Lodi, provided that said Subsection (6) shall not have any effect unless adopted by the electors in a referendum election pursuant to the terms of said subsection.
E. 
The Commission shall have the duties and powers provided by § 62.13, Wis. Stats., other related statutes, Chapter 259 of this Code and by law.

§ 12-10 Lodi Area Emergency Medical Services Commission.

[Amended 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. A-464]
The Mayor shall appoint, subject to confirmation by the Common Council, two persons to serve as members of the Lodi Area Emergency Medical Services Commission, whose terms shall be for a period of two years commencing on July 1.

§ 12-11 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 12-11, Lodi Industrial Park Board, was repealed 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. A-464.

§ 12-12 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 12-12, Cable Television Commission, was repealed 3-4-2008 by Ord. No. A-393.

§ 12-13 Park Commission.

The Park Commission shall be appointed pursuant to the terms of this section and shall have the duties and powers prescribed by this section and by law.
A. 
Park Commission composition. The Park Commission shall consist of nine members, who shall be residents of the City of Lodi, selected as follows:
(1) 
All members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of the Common Council, pursuant to the following terms and guidelines:
(a) 
One of the members shall be the Mayor during his or her tenure as Mayor. His or her term on the Park Commission shall continue as long as he or she holds the office of Mayor.
(b) 
Two of the members shall be members of the Common Council who shall be appointed for a term of one year. If their tenure as Alderpersons ends before the expiration of their term on the Park Commission, then their Park Commission position for the unexpired term shall be filled by appointment of another Council member for the remainder of said term.
(c) 
Three members at large who shall each be appointed for a term of three years.
(d) 
In filling the remaining seats on the Commission, the Mayor shall request from any of the following organizations which, at the time of such appointment, do not already have a member serving on the Commission, as to whether such organization has anyone with a real interest in the Lodi parks and who will actively support the functions of the Park Commission by attending meetings and becoming involved with the various activities of the Commission. If such organization designates a person to serve, then the Mayor may appoint such person to be a member of the Park Commission for a term of one year.
[1] 
Lodi Slow Pitch Softball League.
[2] 
Lodi Garden Club.
(e) 
Associate members. The President of the Park Commission may, with the approval of a majority of regular members present, appoint associate members to the Commission. Associate members shall be residents of the Lodi School District. Associate members may participate in debate but may not vote on matters before the Commission.
[Amended 10-16-2007 by Ord. No. A-383]
(2) 
Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
B. 
Powers and duties. The Park Commission shall have the powers and duties specified in § 27.08, Wis. Stats., and in Chapters 248 and 307 of this Code and other City ordinances. It shall be responsible for the management, control, improvement and care of all public parks and parkways within the City of Lodi. It shall also be responsible for the planting and maintenance of all trees and shrubbery in the street areas, parkways and tree lanes in the City.
C. 
Organization. The Commission shall elect one of the voting members as President, Vice President and Secretary. The President shall preside over all meetings regular or special. The President may, subject to approval of a majority of regular Commission members present, appoint committees of members of the Commission. The Vice President shall carry out the duties of President during the absence of the President. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings and ensure they are maintained in accordance with applicable City of Lodi Ordinances and Wisconsin State Statutes.
[Amended 10-16-2007 by Ord. No. A-383]
D. 
Finance. The Commission shall submit to the Common Council, before October 1 of each year, a budget of contemplated income and expenses for the coming year. All money appropriated for park purposes, or received for parks, park improvement, and the like, shall be paid to the City Treasurer and disbursed in the manner of disbursement of regular City funds, after approval and audit by the Park Commission. The Commission shall not contract any liability in excess of the budget authorized by the Common Council. The Commission shall also submit to the Council a report of all receipts and expenses, employees and such other information as the Council requires, at such times as the Council requests.
E. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E, providing that the Park Commission shall serve without remuneration, was repealed 4-17-2007 by Ord. No. A-372.
F. 
Meetings. A meeting of the Commission may be called by the President at such time he/she deems necessary or shall be called upon the request of five regular members of the Commission.
[Added 10-16-2007 by Ord. No. A-383]

§ 12-14 Commencement of term.

Unless otherwise specified herein, the term of any board or committee member appointed hereunder shall commence on May 1.

§ 12-15 Ethics Inquiry Board.

[Added 11-6-2007 by Ord. No. A-385]
The Mayor shall appoint, subject to confirmation of the Common Council, three persons to serve as the Ethics Inquiry Board authorized by § 19.59(3), Wis. Stats., and referenced in Code Chapter 54. The term of each member shall be a staggered three-year term commencing May 1, or remaining portions of such term, except that when the initial appointments are made, one member shall be appointed for one year, one member shall be appointed for two years, and one member shall be appointed for three years. The Ethics Inquiry Board shall have the duties and powers prescribed by Chapter 54 of this Code.

§ 12-16 Community Development Block Grant Housing Commission.

[Added 1-15-2008 by Ord. No. A-386]
A. 
The Community Development Block Grant Housing Commission shall consist of five Commission members. One Commission member shall be the Chair of the City Council Finance Committee; another member shall be the President of the City Council, who shall serve as Chair of the Community Development Block Grant Housing Commission. In the event the position of City Council President and Chair of the City Council Finance Committee are the same individual, the Mayor shall appoint another member of the City Council, subject to approval of the City Council.
B. 
The remaining three Commission members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the Council, to staggered three-year terms. The initial appointments shall be one term for one year, one term for two years and one term for three years. One Commission member shall be from the banking industry; another Commission member shall meet the qualifications of the program. The final Commission member shall be from the community at large. In the event members of the designated communities are unavailable to fill a term, the seats may be filled with an at large appointment. Vacancies in the Commission shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment.