[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glenwood City 12-1-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-02 as Title 2, Ch. 4, of the 2003 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Composition. The Board of Review shall consist of three Aldermen annually appointed at the Council's organizational meeting by the Mayor, subject to Council confirmation.
Duties. The duties and functions of the Board of Review shall be as prescribed in §§ 70.46 and 70.47, Wis. Stats.
Board's duty. The Board shall carefully examine the assessment roll and correct all apparent errors in description or computation. It shall add all omitted property but shall not raise or lower the assessment of any property except after hearing, as provided by the statutes.
Hours. Pursuant to § 70.47(3)(b), Wis. Stats., the change in the designated session time for the first meeting shall be not fewer than two hours.
There is hereby created, pursuant to Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin Statutes, a Municipal Library Board for the Glenwood City Public Library consisting of a seven-member Board in three classes, three of such members to serve for a period of three years, two to serve for two years, and two to serve for a period of one year.
Terms of such members shall be from May 1 in the year of their appointment, and thereafter each regular appointment shall be for a term of three years. Not more than one member of the Common Council body shall at any one time be a member of the Library Board. The School Superintendent or his designee shall appoint as one of the Library Board members a school district administrator, or his representative, to represent the public school district or districts in which the library is located. Members shall be residents of the City of Glenwood City, except that not more than two members may be residents of other municipalities.
A majority of the membership of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
As soon as practicable after the first appointments, at a date and place fixed by the appointing officer, and annually thereafter, within 30 days after the time designated in this section for the beginning of terms, the members of the Library Board shall organize by election from among their number a President and such other officers that they deem necessary. The Library Board shall prescribe and adopt rules and regulations for the operation of the library.
Duties and powers. The Library Board shall have the duties and powers as prescribed by Chapter 43, and more particularly set forth in § 43.58, of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Library Board shall appoint the Librarian and other library employees.
Establishment. A Zoning Board of Appeals shall be appointed as specified in § 62.23(7)(e), Wis. Stats. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall consist of five members and two alternate members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Common Council, for a term of three years. The members shall be compensated as determined by the Council and shall be removable by the Common Council for cause upon written charges and upon public hearing. The Mayor shall designate one of the members Chairperson.
Powers. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have the following powers:
To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the City's zoning or building code ordinances.
To hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of City zoning and floodplain zoning or building code regulations upon which the Zoning Board of Appeals is required to pass.
To authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, such variance from the terms of the City's zoning or building code regulations as will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special conditions a literal enforcement will result in practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship, so that the spirit of the zoning or building code shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured and substantial justice done; provided, however, that no such action shall have the effect of establishing in any district a use or uses not permitted in such district.
To permit in appropriate cases, and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards in harmony with the general purpose and intent of the zoning code, a building or premises to be erected or used for such public utility purposes in any location which is reasonably necessary for the public convenience and welfare.
The Zoning Board of Appeals may reverse or affirm wholly or in part or may modify any order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from and may make such order, requirement, decision or determination as in its opinion ought to be made. If a quorum is present, a majority vote of the members present shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision, or determination appealed from or to decide in favor of the applicant on any matter on which it is required to pass or to effect any variation in the requirements of the City's zoning ordinances. The grounds of every such determination shall be stated and recorded. No order of the Zoning Board of Appeals granting a variance shall be valid for a period longer than six months from the date of such order unless a zoning permit is obtained within such period and the erection or alteration of a building is started or the use is commenced within such period.
Meetings and rules. All meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be held at the call of the Chairperson and at such other times as the Board may determine. All hearings conducted by said Board shall be open to the public. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer and shall be a public record. The Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure not in conflict with this section or with applicable Wisconsin Statutes.
Offices. The Common Council shall provide suitable meeting space for holding the hearings of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Appropriations. The Common Council shall appropriate funds to carry out the duties of the Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Board shall have the authority to expend, under regular procedures, all sums appropriated to it for the purpose and activities authorized herein.
Appointment. All members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor, who shall also choose the presiding officer. The Mayor may appoint himself or herself to the Commission and may appoint other City elected or appointed officials, except that the Commission shall always have at least three citizen members who are not City officials.
Term. The members of the Commission shall be appointed to hold office for a period of three years. Appointments shall be made by the Mayor during the month of April for terms that expire in April or at any other time if a vacancy occurs during the middle of a term.
Functions. It shall be the function and duty of the Commission to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the City, including any areas outside of its boundaries which in the Commission's judgment bear relation to the development of the City. This shall include the preparation of a comprehensive plan per § 66.1001, Wis. Stats. The Commission may adopt rules for the transaction of business and shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, which record shall be a public record. The mandatory provisions of § 62.23, Wis. Stats., are incorporated by reference.
Regular meetings; public notice.
Every board, committee and commission created by or existing under the ordinances of the City shall:
Special meetings. Nothing in Subsection A shall preclude the calling of a special meeting or dispensing with the publication of notice or such posting of the agenda, for good cause, but such special meetings shall nonetheless comply in all respects with the provisions of §§ 19.81 to 19.89, Wis. Stats.
No person not a resident of and not residing in the City of Glenwood City shall be appointed to any City board or commission, except members of a committee or person appointed per the terms of § 62.13(6m), Wis. Stats., and § 109-6 of this Code acting as a police discipline committee, who are specifically exempted from this residency requirement, and except that the Library Board, pursuant to state law, may have as members up to two persons who reside in other municipalities, and except members appointed to the Summer Rec Committee. Except as provided herein, any board or commission member who moves from the City shall immediately be removed from such board or commission.