Village of Woodville, WI
St. Croix County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Woodville 8-13-1996 (Secs. 2-3-1 to 2-3-15 of the 1996 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Boards, commissions and committees — See Ch. 18.

Municipal Court — See Ch. 32.

Elections — See Ch. 50.

Ethics — See Ch. 60.

Police Department — See Ch. 126.

Village Board — See Ch. 168.

§ 115-1
General provisions. 

§ 115-2
Appointed officials. 

§ 115-3
Clerk-Treasurer. 

§ 115-4
Deputy Clerk-Treasurer. 

§ 115-5
Attorney; special counsel. 

§ 115-6
Chief of Police. 

§ 115-7
Weed Commissioner. 

§ 115-8
Director of Public Works. 

§ 115-9
Assessor. 

§ 115-10
Eligibility for office. 

§ 115-11
Oaths of office. 

§ 115-12
Vacancies. 

§ 115-13
Removal from office. 

§ 115-14
Custody of official property. 

A. 

General powers. Officers shall have generally the powers and duties prescribed for like officers of towns and villages, except as otherwise provided, and such powers and duties as are prescribed by law and, except as to the Village President, shall perform such duties as shall be required of them by the Village Board. Officers whose powers and duties are not enumerated in Ch. 61, Wis. Stats., shall have such powers and duties as are prescribed by law for like officers or as are directed by the Village Board.

B. 

Rules. All officers and departments may make the necessary rules for the conduct of their duties and incidental proceedings, subject to prior approval by the Village Board.

C. 

Applicability of ethics statutes. The general laws for the punishment of bribery, misdemeanors and corruption in office shall apply to Village officers.

D. 

Legal representation. Whenever a Village official in his/her official capacity proceeded against or obliged to proceed before any civil court, board or commission to defend or maintain his/her official position, or because of some act arising out of the performance of his/her official duties, and he/she has prevailed in such proceedings, or the Village Board has ordered the proceedings discontinued, the Board may provide for payment to such official of such sum as it sees fit to reimburse him/her for the expenses reasonably incurred for costs and attorney fees.

The Village officials hereinafter set forth shall be appointed by the Village Board, and one or more of said offices may be held by the same person. Persons appointed to perform the duties of the following offices shall hold office for an indefinite term, subject to removal as provided by § 17.13(1), Wis. Stats.

A. 

Clerk-Treasurer.

B. 

Director of Public Works.

C. 

Building Inspector.

D. 

Chief of Police.

E. 

Zoning Administrator.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

F. 

Forester.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

G. 

Weed Commissioner.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

Editor's Note: This section was originally adopted by charter ordinance.
A. 

Consolidated offices. Pursuant to §§ 61.195, 61.197 and 66.0101, Wis. Stats., the Village of Woodville hereby elects not to be governed by those portions of §§ 61.19, 61.23 and 61.25(2), Wis. Stats., which relate to the selection and tenure of the Clerk and Treasurer and which are in conflict with this section.

B. 

Appointment. The office of Village Clerk-Treasurer shall be filled by appointment in the manner of other appointed officials as provided in § 115-2.

C. 

Duties. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall perform the statutory duties of Village Clerk and Treasurer and such other duties as required by the Village Board.

The Clerk-Treasurer may appoint a Deputy Clerk-Treasurer(s), subject to confirmation by a majority of all the members of the Village Board. The Deputy Clerk-Treasurer(s) shall have an indefinite term of office. The Deputy Clerk-Treasurer(s) shall act under the Village Clerk-Treasurer's direction and, during the temporary absence or disability of the Village Clerk-Treasurer or during a vacancy in such office, shall perform the duties of Village Clerk-Treasurer. The acts of the Deputy Clerk-Treasurer(s) shall be covered by official bond as the Village Board shall direct.

A. 

Appointment. The Village Attorney is an appointed position. The Village Attorney shall be appointed by the Village Board and shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.

B. 

Duties. The Village Attorney shall have the following duties. The Village Attorney shall:

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

(1) 

Conduct all of the legal business in which the Village is interested.

(2) 

When requested by Village officers, give written legal opinions, which shall be filed with the Village.

(3) 

Draft ordinances, bonds and other instruments as may be required by Village officers.

(4) 

Perform such other duties as provided by state law and as designated by the Village Board.

C. 

Special counsel. The Village Board may employ and compensate special counsel to assist in or take charge of any matter in which the Village is interested.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 

Appointment. The Chief of Police shall be appointed by a majority vote of the members of the Village Board for an indefinite term, subject to removal pursuant to the procedures established in § 61.65(1)(am), Wis. Stats. The Chief shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Village Board, Village ordinances or the Wisconsin Statutes. Upon a permanent vacancy, an officer designated by the Board shall temporarily replace the Chief until the vacancy is filled by the Village Board.

B. 

General duties. The Chief of Police shall have the duties provided in § 126-4 of this Code.

Editor's Note: Original Sec. 2-3-7, Fire Chief, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

The Weed Commissioner shall be appointed by the Village Board. The Weed Commissioner shall take the official oath, which oath shall be filed in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer. The Weed Commissioner shall fulfill the duties set out in state law.

A. 

Appointment. The Director of Public Works shall be appointed pursuant to § 115-2.

B. 

Duties and powers. The Director of Public Works shall have the following duties and powers. The Director of Public Works shall:

(1) 

Have general charge and supervision of certain public works in the Village.

(2) 

Be responsible for the maintenance, repair and construction of streets, alleys, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, bridges, street signs, storm sewers, Village buildings and structures and parks and all related machinery, equipment and property used in such activity.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

(3) 

Have charge of certain public services, including snow and ice removal, street cleaning and flushing.

(4) 

Maintain as part of the field operations all pumping stations, water towers, mains, hydrants, meters and related equipment of the Water and Sewer Utility and the sanitary sewer collection and treatment system.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

(5) 

Maintain all records which are necessary or required by the Water and Sewer Committee, Village, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, or the Wisconsin Public Service Commission in order to run the field operations and to satisfy annual and periodic report requirements of the Public Service Commission and/or Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

(6) 

Recommend to the Water and Sewer Committee purchases of necessary supplies and equipment needed to maintain the normal operation of the Department of Public Works and purchase other supplies and equipment as ordered by the Water and Sewer Committee, subject to the approval by the Village Board.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

(7) 

Perform such other activities and duties as are imposed upon him/her from time to time by the Water and Sewer Committee and/or Village Board.

Editor's Note: Subsections A and B of this section were originally adopted by charter ordinance.
A. 

Pursuant to §§ 61.195, 61.197 and 66.0101, Wis. Stats., the Village hereby elects not to be governed by those portions of §§ 61.19 and 61.23, Wis. Stats., which relate to the selection and tenure of the Village Assessor and which are in conflict with this section.

B. 

Hereafter, instead of being elected, the Assessor or assessing firm shall be appointed by the Village President, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members-elect of the Village Board. Said person so appointed to perform the duties of such office shall have an indefinite term and shall serve as determined by contract. A corporation or an independent contractor may be appointed as the Village Assessor. The corporation or independent contractor so appointed shall designate the person responsible for the assessment. The designee shall file the official oath under § 19.01, Wis. Stats., and sign the affidavit of the Assessor attached to the assessment roll under § 70.49, Wis. Stats. No person may be designated by any corporation or independent contractor unless he/she has been granted the appropriate certification under § 73.09, Wis. Stats. For purposes of this subsection, "independent contractor" means a person who either is under contract to furnish appraisal and assessment services or is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, business or profession in which the services are offered to the general public.

C. 

Whenever the Assessor, in the performance of the Assessor's duties, requests or obtains income and expense information pursuant to § 70.47(7)(af), Wis. Stats., or any successor statute thereto, then such income and expense information that is provided to the Assessor shall be held by the Assessor on a confidential basis, except, however, that the information may be revealed to and used by persons in the discharge of duties imposed by law; in the discharge of duties imposed by office (including but not limited to use by the Assessor in performance of official duties of the Assessor's office and use by the Board of Review in performance of its official duties); or pursuant to order of a court. Income and expense information provided to the Assessor under § 70.47(7)(af), Wis. Stats., unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is, per § 70.47(7)(af), Wis. Stats., not subject to the right of inspection and copying under § 19.35(1), Wis. Stats.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

A. 

No person shall be elected by the people to a Village office who is not at the time of his/her election an adult 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States and of this state, and an elector of the Village, and in case of a ward office, of the ward, and actually residing therein.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

B. 

An appointee of the Village President, required to be confirmed by the Village Board, who shall be rejected by the Board shall be ineligible for appointment to the same office for one year thereafter.

A. 

Oath of office. Every officer of the Village, including members of Village boards and commissions, shall, before entering upon his/her duties and within five days after notice of his/her election or appointment, take the oath of office prescribed by law and file such oath in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Any person reelected or reappointed to the same office shall take and file an official oath for each term of service.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

B. 

Form; procedure. The form, filing and general procedure for the taking of oaths shall be governed by Chapter 19, Subchapter I, Wis. Stats.

A. 

How occurring. Except as provided in Subsection C below, vacancies in elective and appointive positions occur as provided in §§ 17.03 and 17.035, Wis. Stats.

B. 

How filled. Vacancies in elective and appointive offices shall be filled as provided in § 17.24, Wis. Stats.

C. 

Temporary incapacitation. If any officer is absent or temporarily incapacitated from any cause, the Board may appoint some person to discharge his/her duties until he/she returns or until such disability is removed.

A. 

Elected officials. Elected officials may be removed by the Village Board as provided in §§ 17.13(2) and 17.16, Wis. Stats.

B. 

Appointed officials. Appointed officials may be removed as provided in §§ 17.13(1) and 17.16, Wis. Stats.

Village officers must observe the standards of care imposed by § 19.21, Wis. Stats., with respect to the care and custody of official property.