Town of Buchanan, WI
Outagamie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Buchanan 8-17-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Plan Commission — See Ch. 114.
Building construction — See Ch. 230.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 460.
Zoning — See Ch. 525.

§ 70-1 Intent.

It is the intent of the Town Board to establish an Official Map for the purpose of serving and promoting the public health, safety, convenience, economy, orderliness, and general welfare of the community; to ensure proper legal descriptions and proper monumenting of land; to facilitate adequate provision for transportation, parks, playgrounds, and stormwater drainage; and to facilitate the further subdivision of large tracts into smaller parcels of land.

§ 70-2 Statutory authority.

This chapter is enacted under the authority granted by § 62.23(6), Wis. Stats.

§ 70-3 Official Map adopted.

There is hereby established, as the Official Map of the Town of Buchanan, the map which accompanies and is made a part of this chapter. The map is on file in the office of the Town Administrator/Clerk. This map is hereby designated as the "Official Map of the Town of Buchanan," and all notations, references, and other information shown thereon shall be as much a part of this chapter as though the matters and information thereon were fully described herein. The Official Map shall show the location and extent of all platted and existing streets, highways, drainageways, parkways, parks and playgrounds, airports and airport affected areas, and historic districts within the corporate limits of the Town of Buchanan as theretofore laid out, adopted and established by law, except the drainageways outside the Town limits shall not be included on the Official Map.

§ 70-4 Changes and additions.

A. 
The Town Board may change or add to the Official Map so as to establish the exterior lines of, widen, narrow, extend, or close any platted, existing, proposed, or planned streets, highways, drainageways, parkways, and parks or playgrounds, except that drainageways outside the Town limits shall not be included on the Official Map.
B. 
The Town Board shall refer any change or addition to the Official Map to the Town Plan Commission for review and report thereon prior to adoption. The Town Plan Commission shall report its recommendation to the Town Board within 60 days.
C. 
A public hearing of parties in interest and citizens before the Town Board shall be required before any changes or additions to the Official Map are effective. Notice of the public hearing shall be published as a Class 2 notice pursuant to Ch. 985, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Changes and additions made by duly approved subdivision plats shall not require a public hearing if the change or additions do not affect any land outside the area being platted.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 460, Subdivision of Land.
E. 
Changes or additions to the Official Map which are not initiated by the Town Board shall pay a fee as indicated in the Town of Buchanan Fees and Licenses Schedule.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: The Town of Buchanan Fees and Licenses Schedule is on file in the office of the Town Administrator/Clerk.

§ 70-5 Building permits. [1]

A. 
For the purpose of preserving the integrity of the Official Map, no building permit shall hereafter be issued for any building in the bed of any existing or proposed street, highway, drainageway, or parkway shown on the Official Map. No permit for the erection of any building shall be issued unless a street or highway giving access to such proposed structure has been duly placed on the Map.
B. 
The Building Inspector may require each applicant for a building permit to submit a plan, prepared and certified by a registered land surveyor, showing accurately the location of any proposed building with reference to any street, drainageway, or parkway shown on the Official Map.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 230, Building Construction.

§ 70-6 Municipal improvements.

No public sewer or other municipal street utility or improvement shall be constructed in any street, highway, or parkway within the jurisdictional area of this chapter until such street, highway, or parkway is duly placed on the Official Map.

§ 70-7 Appeals.

The Plan Commission shall have the power to review any administrative decision of the Town Building Inspector to deny a permit for the erection of a structure under this chapter and to grant relief from the requirements of this chapter under the provisions of § 62.23(6)(e), (f), and (g), Wis. Stats.

§ 70-8 Certified copy of Map.

There shall be a certified copy of the Official Map described in § 70-3. The certified copy shall be kept in the office of the Town Administrator/Clerk and shall be available for inspection by any interested person during regular office hours. The certified copy shall bear on its face a certification that it is a true copy of the Official Map described in and accompanying this chapter and shall show the date of adoption of this chapter and shall be signed by the Town Chairperson and countersigned by the Town Administrator/Clerk. Thereafter, no change or addition to such Official Map shall become effective until it shall have been indicated by the appropriate convention on the aforesaid certified copy of the Official Map and a certificate placed thereon or attached thereto bearing the number and date of adoption of the amending ordinance. The certificate shall be signed by the Town Chairperson and countersigned by the Town Administrator/Clerk.

§ 70-9 Map to be recorded with Register of Deeds.

Upon adoption of the Official Map or any amendment thereto, the Town Administrator/Clerk shall immediately record a true copy of the Official Map, as adopted or amended, with the Register of Deeds of the County of Outagamie, Wisconsin.

§ 70-10 Enforcement.

The Town Building Inspector shall enforce the provisions of this chapter.

§ 70-11 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person, firm, or corporation who fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a forfeiture as set forth in § 1-7 of this Code.
B. 
No damages shall be allowed for the taking by any governmental agency, for street, highway, drainageway, or parkway purposes, of any building erected in violation of this chapter.