Village of Bellevue, WI
Brown County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bellevue Board 4-15-1998 as §§ 1.01 to 1.08 and 1.10 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Boards and commissions — See Ch. 12.
Code of Ethics — See Ch. 40.
[Amended 11-21-2002[1]]
The elected officials of the Village shall be the Village President, four Trustees and the Municipal Judge, all of whom shall be elected from the Village at large. The Village President shall be elected for three-year terms starting with the first regular full-term election after incorporation. The two Trustees receiving the highest number of votes in the first regular full-term election after incorporation shall serve two-year terms and the other two Trustees receiving the next highest number of votes shall serve one-year terms, with each subsequent election to be for a two-year term so that elections occur in both odd-numbered and even-numbered years. The Municipal Judge shall be elected as provided in § 23-4 of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 11-21-2002]
Appointed officials of the Village shall be the following, who shall be appointed by the Village President, subject to confirmation of the Village Board, and who shall serve at the will of the Board. The Village President shall not vote on confirmation, except in case of a tie.
A. 
Village Administrator.
B. 
Fire Chief.
C. 
Clerk-Treasurer.
D. 
Assessor.
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 statutes and this Code.
A. 
Elected officials. Elected officials may be removed for cause pursuant to § 17.13(2), Wis. Stats.
B. 
Appointed officials. Unless another method for removal has been specified for an appointed official by ordinance or employment agreement, appointed officials may be removed as provided in § 17.13(1) and (3), Wis. Stats.
A. 
How occurring. Vacancies in elective and appointive positions are caused as provided in § 17.03, Wis. Stats.
B. 
How filled. Vacancies in elective and appointive offices shall be filled as provided in § 17.24, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 11-13-2002; 11-17-2004; 3-22-2006; 2-14-2007; 11-9-2011]
A. 
How determined. Compensation of elected officials shall be in the form of a salary established by the Village Board pursuant to § 61.32, Wis. Stats. Salaries of elected officials shall not be increased or reduced during their terms of office. Salaries of elected officials shall be as follows and shall remain in effect until changed by ordinance:
(1) 
Village President. The salary of the Village President shall be $9,785 annually commencing with the regular full term following the election in 2012.
(2) 
Village Trustee. The salary of Village Trustee shall be $6,190 annually commencing with the regular full term following the election in 2012.
(3) 
Municipal Judge. The salary of Municipal Judge shall be $10,500 annually commencing with the regular full term following election in 2007. The salary rate shall be $11,500 in 2008 and $12,500 in 2009, effective after April 1 of each year.
B. 
How paid.[1]
(1) 
Salaries of Village Board members shall be paid in 24 equal installments commencing with the first regular Village Board meeting following the spring election.
(2) 
The salary of the Municipal Judge shall be paid in 24 equal installments with the first installment to be paid following the first date that Municipal Court is held following the spring election.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The duties of all elected or appointed officials and employees of the Village shall be as prescribed by the applicable Wisconsin Statutes pertaining to Village officials and such additional duties and responsibilities as set from time to time by the Village Board.
A. 
The Village and its representatives shall not discriminate against or interfere with any employee on account of membership or nonmembership in any labor organization or because of age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, or arrest or conviction record.
B. 
Discrimination-free workplace.
(1) 
It shall, from this point forward, be the policy of the Village that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, and arrest or conviction record, be excluded from participation in or be subject to discrimination in any program or activity funded, in whole or in part, by federal funds. Discrimination on the basis of sex or religion is also prohibited.
(2) 
The Village Administrator shall be the individual designated to oversee civil rights compliance. In this capacity, he shall be certain that any grant agreements entered into by the Village contain prohibitions against discrimination as set forth hereinabove.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
It shall, from this point forward, be the policy of the Village that all employees will be notified that the Village will provide a drug-free workplace by:
A. 
Publishing a policy statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition;
B. 
Establishing an ongoing drug-free awareness program to inform employees about:
(1) 
The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
(2) 
The Village's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;
(3) 
Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and
(4) 
The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace;
C. 
Making it a requirement that each employee be given a copy of the statement required by Subsection B(1) hereinabove;
D. 
Notifying the employee in the statement required by Subsection B(1) that, as a condition of employment, the employee will:
(1) 
Abide by the terms of the statement; and
(2) 
Notify the employer in writing of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five calendar days after such conviction;
E. 
Notifying the Village, in writing, within 10 calendar days after receiving notice under Subsection D(2) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction;
F. 
Taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination; or
G. 
Taking one of the following actions within 30 calendar days of receiving notice under Subsection D(2) with respect to any employee who is so convicted:
(1) 
Taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination; or
(2) 
Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.