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City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
There is hereby created a senior citizens board of the city which shall consist of nine persons, the word "board" when used in this chapter means the senior citizens board.
Members of the board shall be appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the council.
Not less than six members shall be residents and qualified electors of the city.
One member shall be an alderperson who shall serve for a term from his or her appointment through the Monday preceding the third Tuesday in April of the succeeding year.
Each remaining member shall serve for a term from his or her appointment through the Monday preceding the third Tuesday in April of the third succeeding year. Terms shall be staggered so that the term of not more than three members ends in any single year.
Each member shall take and file the official oath.
Members and officers of the board shall serve without salary or other compensation.
[4-8-2015; 2016 Code; 5-16-2017]
The board shall annually elect a chairperson who shall hold office until his or her successor shall be elected and qualified. Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
Meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the chairperson and at such other times as the board may determine.
[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
The board is empowered and directed:
To govern, manage, control, improve and care for all land, buildings or other facilities owned or leased by the city for senior citizen purposes and secure the suitable use and enjoyment thereof by senior citizens.
To oversee senior citizen programs and activities.
To adopt rules and regulations to promote the purposes for which the board has been created.
To acquire in the name of the city for senior citizen purposes by gift, devise, bequest or condemnation, either absolutely or in trust, money, real or personal property, or any right or privilege. Gifts to the city of money or other property, real or personal, either absolutely or in trust for senior citizen purposes shall be accepted only after they shall have been recommended by the board to the council and approved by the council by resolution. Subject to the approval of the council, the board may carry out every trust imposed upon the use of property or property rights by deed, testament or other conveyance transferring the title of such property to the city for senior citizen purposes.
To recommend to the council the acquisition or disposition of senior citizen facilities within the city.
To acquire and maintain such equipment as may be necessary to properly carry out its purposes and as its budget may permit.
To promote senior citizen activities within the city as it may consider advisable and as its budget may permit.
[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
The board shall not contract any liability of the city that exceeds the sums set apart for senior citizen funds, unless the same has been expressly authorized by the council.