City of Fond du Lac, WI
Fond du Lac County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Fond du Lac 6-23-1993 by Ord. No. 2679 as §§ 1.30 to 1.42 of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
City Council — See Ch. 26.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 52.
The following procedure for appointing boards and commissions shall govern the appointment of citizen members to any City board or commission that does not otherwise have a specific procedure authorized by statute or ordinance:
A. 
Board or commission input. The City Manager shall solicit comments from the board or commission well in advance of a vacancy to help determine membership qualifications beneficial in attaining its mission.
B. 
Public solicitation of applicants. The City Manager shall provide the news media with the board's or commission's mission, the desired membership qualifications and the application procedures at least six to eight weeks in advance of the vacancy, thereby enabling the media to advertise the impending vacancy and affording potential applicants ample time in which to apply.
C. 
City Manager recommendation. The City Manager shall advance an appointee recommendation to the City Council, accompanied by the application forms of all the applicants for the position.
D. 
City Council vote. The City Council shall appoint the candidate for appointment to a board or commission by a majority vote.
A. 
Purpose. The Advisory Park Board is hereby created for the purpose of increasing citizen involvement in the City park system by creating a citizen board to provide recommendations regarding park planning, future use of park land and general park policy to the City Council.
[Amended 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544]
B. 
Constitution; Board members; appointments; term. The Advisory Park Board shall consist of nine members, seven of whom shall be residents of the City of Fond du Lac and shall not be municipal officials or staff, one of whom shall be the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department of the Fond du Lac School District (or his designee), and one of whom shall be appointed by the City Council from among its members. Members shall be appointed for a three-year term by the City Manager with confirmation by the City Council, and § 14-1 of this chapter shall not apply to appointments, except for § 14-1B, Public solicitation of applicants. All citizen terms shall commence on May 1 of the year appointed. The City Council may, by resolution, appoint not more than three additional ad hoc, limited-term members to address such specific issues as the Council shall determine.
[Amended 6-23-1993 by Ord. No. 2679; 4-27-2011 by Ord. No. 3460; 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544]
C. 
Organization, authority, officers, minutes and records. The Board shall have the authority to establish rules governing its meetings and to elect a Chairperson. Meetings shall be governed by and subject to the rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised. A Vice Chairperson shall be elected who shall act as Chairperson in the absence of the appointed Chair. Meetings shall be tape recorded to provide a record of the Board's proceedings. Meetings of the Board will be open to the public, and all records shall be kept on file with the City Clerk and open to inspection by the public at all reasonable hours. Regular meetings, if necessary, shall be held on the fourth Monday of each month. An agenda for each meeting shall be prepared by the City Manager to reflect matters of concern regarding the parks system as expressed by the City Council or citizens of the City and shall constitute notice under the Open Meeting Law.[1] Pursuant to the Open Meeting Law, no item shall be discussed unless noticed in the agenda. Special meetings may be called by the City Manager.
[1]
Editor's Note: See §§ 19.81 to 19.98, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Duties, purpose and functions of the Board. The Board shall:
[Amended 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544]
(1) 
Consider the future plans and goals for the use of the City parks system and make recommendations to the City Council regarding specific uses and policies affecting parks that will further these plans and goals. The Board's recommendations will be forwarded to the City Council, which shall not be bound by the Board's recommendation.
(2) 
Perform such other duties as may be requested from time to time by the City Council.
(3) 
Recommend action involving the parks system to the City Council based on requests of citizens.
A. 
The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners shall consist of five citizens appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council. Three Commissioners shall constitute a quorum.
B. 
The powers and duties of the Commissioners shall be as provided in § 62.13, Wis. Stats.
C. 
The optional powers of § 62.13(6), Wis. Stats., have not been adopted by the electors of the City and do not apply.
A. 
The Board of Review shall consist of five residents of the City, none of whom shall occupy any public office or be publicly employed, appointed by the City Manager, with approval of the Council, for five-year terms or until their successors are appointed and qualified.
B. 
Meetings, powers and duties of the Board of Review shall be governed by §§ 70.46 through 70.48, Wis. Stats.
Pursuant to § 43.54, Wis. Stats., the City public library shall be administered by a Library Board composed of nine members: one Council member, an administrator for the School District or his representative and seven citizen members appointed by the City Manager with the approval of the City Council. Members shall be residents of the City, except that not more than two members may be residents of towns adjacent to the City and shall be exempt from the residency requirements of this Code of Ordinances. Up to two additional members may be appointed to the Library Board by Fond du Lac County pursuant to § 43.60(3), Wis. Stats.
A. 
The Board of Appeals shall consist of five members appointed by the City Manager, with the approval of the Council, for terms of three years and without compensation. The City Manager shall designate one of the members as Chairperson. Terms of not more than two members shall expire in any one calendar year. The City Manager shall appoint, for staggered terms of three years, four alternate members of the Board. Annually the City Manager shall designate the alternates as first alternate, second alternate, third alternate, and fourth alternate. The first alternate shall act with full power only when a member of the Board refuses to vote because of interest or when a member is absent. The remaining alternates shall so act only when a preceding alternate so refuses or is absent or when more than one member of the Board so refuses or is absent.
[Amended 11-12-1997 by Ord. No. 2913[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 2913 is a charter ordinance and is also included in Ch. A800, Charter Ordinances.
B. 
The Board of Appeals shall function pursuant to § 62.23(7), Wis. Stats.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 1.36, Board of Electrical Examiners, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 4-26-2000 by Ord. No. 3006; 1-14-2009 by Ord. No. 3389]
A. 
The City Plan Commission shall have seven members and two alternate members. The membership shall consist of the Director of Public Works, one Council member elected by a majority vote of the City Council, and five citizen members appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council. The first alternate shall act with full power only when a member of the Commission refuses to vote because of interest or when a member is absent. The second alternate shall act only when the first alternate refuses or is absent or when more than one member of the Commission refuses or is absent.
[Amended 1-11-2012 by Ord. No. 3484]
B. 
The City Plan Commission each April shall choose a presiding officer from among its members.
C. 
The City Plan Commission shall adopt rules for the holding and conducting of its meetings. Regular meetings shall be held on the first Monday after the second Wednesday of each month, except in December when the regular meeting shall be held on the first Monday after the first Wednesday.
A. 
Purpose. In order to assist the City Council by recommending needs related to parking and traffic within the City, an advisory body to be known as the "Advisory Parking and Traffic Board" is created. The Board shall further be charged with implementing traffic and transportation planning consistent with the City's transportation development plan and the transportation component of the City's Comprehensive Plan.
B. 
Membership. The Board shall be composed of seven members; six shall be appointed by the City Council from the City at large and one member shall be appointed by the City Council at the annual organizational meeting. The City Manager may designate appropriate City staff members to provide necessary resources and technical support for the Board. Citizen members shall be appointed for a term of three years and the Council member for one year. Vacancies on the Board shall be filled by the City Manager in conformance with § 14-1 of this chapter.
C. 
Officers. Annually during the month of April the Board shall elect from its membership a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. The Chairperson shall preside over the Board at its meetings and shall have the right to vote. The Vice Chairperson shall, in case of absence of the Chairperson, perform the duties of the Chairperson. A majority of the Board membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public, and any person shall be entitled to appear and be heard on a matter before the Board announces its decision on that matter.
D. 
Rules. The Board shall adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out its purposes.
A. 
Membership. The Board shall be composed of seven elected officials of the City and county as follows: the County Board Chairman, Chairman of the County Buildings and Supplies Committee and Chairman of the County Finance Committee; three members appointed by the City Council; and one member appointed by the other members. Members shall serve three-year staggered terms. If a member of the Board ceases to hold his City or county office, his membership on the Board also terminates. Vacancies shall be filled for an unexpired term in the manner in which the original appointment was made. Appointees shall serve until their successors are appointed and qualified. Appointments shall commence on the first day of May of the year of appointment.
B. 
Compensation. Members shall receive such compensation as is established by ordinance adopted by their parent legislative body. County members shall be compensated by the county on the same mileage and per diem as is paid to County Supervisors for committee meetings.
C. 
Powers.
(1) 
Government Center. The Board shall have power to enact, amend and repeal rules and regulations not inconsistent with law for the governing, managing, operating and maintenance of the City-County Government Building and grounds. The intent of this subsection is to delegate all powers relating to governing, managing, operating and maintaining the building and grounds as are legally delegable. Anything not included in original construction costs for equipment and supplies, window shades, shelving, painting and decorating in any room or department of the Government Center which have been previously allocated or which may hereafter be allocated to any department of either the City or county must be paid by that department or unit of government and receive prior approval from the Board, although payment of these expenses is not an obligation of the Board. This Board is responsible for the distribution of keys to the Government Center. This Board sets the policy pertaining to vending machines and food service which are to be bid at least every two years.
(2) 
Safety Building. This Board shall have power to enact, amend and repeal rules and regulations not inconsistent with law for the governing, managing, operating and maintaining of the City-County Safety Building. The intent of this subsection is to delegate all powers relating to governing, managing, operating and maintenance of the building as are legally delegable. All expenses for office equipment and supplies, window shades, shelving, painting and decorating in any room or department of the Safety Building which have been previously allocated or which may hereafter be allocated shall be paid for by the department or unit of government and shall not be an obligation of this Board. Nothing herein shall be construed so as to affect the powers and duties of the Sheriff or the Chief of Police as provided for by law. The Sheriff shall be reimbursed by the unit of government responsible for incarceration of prisoners for meals served at the rate set by the County Board.
D. 
Budget. The Board shall annually, prior to the time of the presentation of either the county or City budget under § 65.90, Wis. Stats., prepare a budget of its anticipated receipts and expenditures for the ensuing fiscal year and determine the proportionate cost to the county and the City. A certified copy of the budget, which shall include a statement of the net amount required from the county and the City, shall be delivered to their respective clerks. The County Board and the City Council shall consider such budget and determine the amount to be raised by the respective municipalities in the proportions as calculated by the physical allocation of space utilized by each governing body.
E. 
Effect of adoption. Upon adoption of this joint ordinance and appointment of the members of the Board, all prior agreements shall terminate and duties and functions of previous committees shall vest in the City-County Buildings Board.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 14-10, Senior Citizens Advisory Committee, was repealed 11-22-2016 by Ord. No. 3623.
[Added 2-22-2012 by Ord. No. 3489]
A. 
Purpose. The Downtown Architectural Review Board is created for the purpose of fostering a strong, viable downtown as a commercial, civic, residential and cultural center.
B. 
Membership. The Downtown Architectural Review Board shall consist of five members and two alternates appointed by the City Manager, with the approval of the City Council, for terms of three years. The membership may include up to two members who are property owners or representatives of owners within the regulated area; such members may be nonresidents of the City.
(1) 
The first alternate shall act with full power when a member of the Board refuses to vote because of interest or when a member is absent. The second alternate shall act only when the first alternate refuses or is absent or when more than one member of the Board refuses or is absent.
(2) 
The initial seven members shall have terms as follows: two members for one year, three members for two years and two members for three years.
C. 
Organization; authority; officers; minutes and records. Annually during the month of May, the Board shall elect from its membership a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary. A majority of the Board membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Meetings of the Board shall be open to the public, and all records shall be kept on file with the City Clerk and open to inspection by the public at all reasonable hours.
[Added 4-8-2015 by Ord. No. 3580[1]]
A. 
Purpose. The Art Board is created for the purpose of fostering the goals of the Downtown Development Plan Arts, Education and Entertainment District and to provide insight or recommendations to the Director of Public Works regarding the incorporation of the arts in public works projects on City property throughout the City.
B. 
Membership. The Art Board shall consist of one City Council member, with the initial term of the first City Council person appointed by the City Council continuing until the next organizational meeting and thereafter appointed annually at the City Council organizational meeting, with no limit on the number of consecutive terms a Council member may serve; and six citizen members appointed by the City Manager, with the approval of the City Council, for terms of three years and without compensation. The membership may include up to two nonresident members that are property owners or representatives of owners within the downtown area. The initial six members shall have terms as follows: two members for one year, two members for two years, and two members for three years.
[Amended 9-23-2015 by Ord. No. 3589]
C. 
Organization; authority; officers; minutes and records. Annually during the month of May the Board shall elect from its membership a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary. A majority of the Board membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Meetings of the Board shall be open to the public, and all records shall be kept on file with the City Clerk and open to inspection by the public at all reasonable hours.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 14-12 as § 14-13.
A. 
Where the City Manager or Council President has appointed members of boards, commissions or committees in utilizing the authority provided by Ch. 64, Wis. Stats., such board, commission or committee members shall be limited in terms of office to serve for a period of three terms and a maximum period of 15 years. Whenever the boards, commissions or committees do not provide within their own rules for vacation of office after three unexcused absences from meetings per year, the City Manager shall cause a member's term of office to be vacated and shall appoint another to his stead.
[Amended 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544]
B. 
A. Unless permitted by statute or another provision of this Code of Ordinances, persons who are residents of the City or own property in the City or work in a full-time, permanent job in the City shall be preferred for appointment or selection to serve on any board, commission or committee of the City. An appointed member of any board, commission or committee who removes his residence from the City or sells his property in the City or stops working in the City shall be eligible to serve the remainder of his term but thereafter shall be ineligible for appointment. This language shall not require the removal of any person presently serving on any board, commission or committee on or before the effective date of this section but will apply to appointments or selections after that date.
[Amended 11-22-2016 by Ord. No. 3623]