Village of Balsam Lake, WI
Polk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Balsam Lake 11-5-1990 as §§ 1.01, 1.02, 1.04 to 1.07, 11.02 and 11.06 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boards, commissions and committees — See Ch. 9.
Departments — See Ch. 18.
Elections — See Ch. 25.
Emergency management — See Ch. 30.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 36.
Village Board — See Ch. 95.

§ 70-1 Elected officials.

A. 
Enumerated. The elected officials of the Village shall be the Village President and six Trustees.
B. 
Terms of office. The term of office of each elected official shall be two years. Three Trustees shall be elected at the regular Village election in even-numbered years. All other elected officials shall be elected in odd-numbered years at the regular Village election. The regular term of the President and Trustees shall commence on the third Tuesday of April succeeding their election.

§ 70-2 Appointed officials. [1]

Unless otherwise provided below, the Village President shall appoint the following officials, subject to confirmation by the Village Board, who shall serve the term indicated:
Official
How Appointed
Term
Village Clerk-Treasurer
President, subject to confirmation by Village Board
Indefinite
Village Attorney
President, subject to confirmation by Village Board
Indefinite
Assessor
President, subject to confirmation by Village Board
Indefinite
Director of Public Works
President, subject to confirmation by Village Board
Indefinite
Chief of Police
President, subject to confirmation by Village Board
Indefinite
Health Officer
President, subject to confirmation by Village Board
Indefinite
Emergency Management Director
President, subject to confirmation by Village Board
Indefinite
Zoning Administrator
President, subject to confirmation by Village Board
Indefinite
Fire Chief
Fire Department
Indefinite
Weed Commissioner
Village President
Indefinite
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 70-3 Oaths and bonds.

Elected and appointed officials shall take and file the official oath within five days after notice of their election or appointment as provided in § 61.21, Wis. Stats., and shall execute and file the official bond as required by state statute and this Code.

§ 70-4 Removals.

A. 
Elected officials. Elected officials may be removed by the Village Board as provided in § 17.13(2), Wis. Stats., or by the Judge of the Circuit Court for cause pursuant to § 17.13(3), Wis. Stats., or as provided by § 17.16, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Appointed officials. Appointed officials may be removed as provided in §§ 17.13(1) and (3) and 17.16, Wis. Stats.

§ 70-5 Vacancies.

A. 
How occurring. Vacancies in elective and appointive positions are caused as provided in §§ 17.03 and 17.035, Wis. Stats.
B. 
How filled.
(1) 
Elected officials. A vacancy in any elective office shall be filled by appointment by a majority of the members of the Village Board. A Trustee may be appointed to fill an unexpired term of a vacating Village President.
(2) 
Appointed officials. A vacancy in appointive office shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment to such office.

§ 70-6 Salaries.

The salaries of all elected and appointed officials, including members of boards and commissions, shall be as determined by the Village Board from time to time, provided the salary of the President and members of the Board shall not be increased or decreased during their terms of offices. (See § 66.0505, Wis. Stats.)

§ 70-7 Health Officer.

A. 
General duties. The Health Officer under the supervision of the District State Health Officer shall:
(1) 
Make an annual sanitary survey and maintain continuous sanitary supervision over his territory.
(2) 
Make a periodic sanitary inspection at least every four months of all school buildings, restaurants, dairies, grocery stores, meat markets and places of public assemblage and report thereon to those responsible for the maintenance thereof.
(3) 
Promote the spread of information as to the causes, nature and prevention of prevalent diseases and the preservation and improvement of health.
(4) 
Enforce the health laws, rules and regulations of the state and Village, including the laws relating to contagious diseases contained in Ch. 252, Wis. Stats.
(5) 
Take steps necessary to secure prompt and full reports by physicians of communicable diseases and prompt and full registration of births and deaths.
(6) 
Keep and deliver to his successor a record of all his official acts.
(7) 
Make an annual report to the state and to the Village Board and such other reports as they may request.
B. 
Right of Health Officer to enter premises. The Health Officer shall have the right to enter and examine any public premises or any place where meat, fish, poultry, game, milk, bakery goods or other foodstuffs are stored, prepared or dispensed for public consumption and to inspect or examine any vehicle transporting such foodstuffs for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter.