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Town of Saint Germain Annual & Special Elector Meetings


Meeting minutes

2017

Apr

18

Annual elector meeting notice

Annual elector meeting minutes


2016

Apr

19

Annual elector mtg. notice

 

 

Annual town board budget review hearing

 

 

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2015

Apr

21

Annual elector mtg. notice

Dec

02

Annual budget hearing & /special elector tax levy mtg.


2014

Apr

14

Annual elector mtg.

Dec

01

Annual town board budget review hearing

Dec

01

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2013

Apr

16

Annual elector mtg.

Nov

20

Annual town board budget review hearing

Nov

20

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2012

Apr

10

Annual elector mtg.

Dec

10

Annual town board budget review hearing

Dec

10

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2011

Apr

12

Annual elector mtg.

Nov

15

Annual town board budget review hearing

Nov

15

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2010

Apr

13

Annual elector mtg.

Nov

15

Annual town board budget review hearing

Nov

15

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2009

Apr

13

Annual elector mtg.

Nov

30

Annual town board budget review hearing

Nov

30

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2008

Apr

08

Annual elector mtg.

Dec

01

Annual town board budget review hearing

Dec

01

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2007

Apr

10

Annual elector mtg.

Nov

10

Annual town board budget review hearing

Nov

20

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2006

Apr

11

Annual elector mtg.

Nov

28

Annual town board budget review hearing

Nov

28

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2005

Apr

12

Annual elector mtg.

Nov

30

Annual town board budget review hearing

Nov

30

Special elector tax levy mtg.


2004

Apr

13

Annual elector mtg.

Nov

30

Annual town board budget review hearing

 

Footnote 1: The following excerpts from WI Statutes, Chapter 60 provide information regarding the annual elector meeting:

60.11  Annual town meeting.

60.11(1) (1)  Requirement. Each town shall hold an annual town meeting, as provided in this section.

60.11(2) (2) When held.

60.11(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the annual town meeting shall be held on the 3rd Tuesday of April.

60.11(2)(b) (b) The annual town meeting may set a date different than provided under par. (a) for the next annual town meeting if the date is within 10 days after the 3rd Tuesday of April.

60.11(3) (3) Where held.

60.11(3)(a)(a) The annual town meeting may be held in the town or in any other town, village, or city in the same county or in an adjoining county.

60.11(3)(b) (b) The annual town meeting shall be held at the location of the last annual town meeting unless the location is changed by the town board. If the town board changes the location, it shall publish a class 2 notice under ch. 985 stating the location of the meeting, not more than 20 nor less than 15 days before the date of the meeting.

60.11(4) (4) Adjournment. The annual town meeting may be recessed to a time and date certain if the resumed meeting is held within 30 days after the date of the meeting originally scheduled under sub. (2).

60.11(5) (5) Notice. No public notice of an annual town meeting is required if held as provided under sub. (2) (a). If held as provided under sub. (2) (b), notice of the time and date of the meeting shall be given under s. 60.12 (3).

60.11(6) (6) Jurisdiction. An annual town meeting may transact any business over which a town meeting has jurisdiction.

60.11(7) (7) Poll list. An annual town meeting may require the clerk of the town meeting to keep a poll list with the name and address of every elector voting at the meeting. If an elector of the town obtains a confidential listing under s. 6.47 (2) and presents an identification card issued under s. 6.47 (3), the clerk shall record the identification serial number of the elector in lieu of the elector's address.

60.11 History History: 1983 a. 532; 1999 a. 49; 2005 a. 312; 2011 a. 115.

60.10  Powers of town meeting.

(1)  Direct powers. The town meeting may:

60.10(1)(a) (a) Raise money. Raise money, including levying taxes, to pay for expenses of the town, unless the authority has been delegated to the town board under sub. (2) (a).

60.10(1)(b) (b) Town offices and officers.

60.10(1)(b)1.1. Fix the compensation of elective town offices under s. 60.32, unless the authority has been delegated to the town board under sub. (2) (k).

60.10(1)(b)2. 2. Combine the offices of town clerk and town treasurer under s. 60.305 (1).

60.10(1)(b)2m. 2m. In a town with a population of 2,500 or more, provide for the appointment by the town board of the town clerk, town treasurer, or both, or of the combined office of town clerk and town treasurer under s. 60.305 (1), at a level of compensation to be set by the board that may not be reduced during the term to which the person is appointed.

60.10(1)(b)3. 3. Combine the offices of town assessor and town clerk under s. 60.305 (2).

60.10(1)(b)4. 4. Establish or abolish the office of town constable and establish the number of constables. Abolition of the office is effective at the end of the term of the person serving in the office.

60.10(1)(b)5. 5. Designate the office of town clerk, town treasurer or the combined office of clerk and treasurer as part-time under s. 60.305 (1) (b).

60.10(1)(b)6. 6. Designate town board supervisors as full-time officers.

60.10(1)(c) (c) Election of town officers.

60.10(1)(c)1.1. Adopt a plan under s. 5.60 (6) to elect town board supervisors to numbered seats.

60.10(1)(c)2. 2. Provide under s. 8.05 (3) (a) for the nomination of candidates for elective town offices at a nonpartisan primary election.

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60.10(1)(e) (e) Cemeteries. Authorize the acquisition and conveyance of cemeteries under s. 157.50 (1) and (3).

60.10(1)(f) (f) Administrator agreements. Approve agreements to employ an administrator for more than 3 years under s. 60.37 (3) (d).

60.10(1)(g) (g) Hourly wage of certain employees. Establish the hourly wage to be paid under s. 60.37 (4) to a town employee who is also an elected town officer, unless the authority has been delegated to the town board under sub. (2) (L).

60.10(2) (2) Directives or grants of authority to town board. Except as provided under par. (c), directives or grants of authority to the town board under this subsection may be general and continuing or may be limited as to purpose, effect or duration. A resolution adopted under this subsection shall specify whether the directive or grant is general and continuing or whether it is limited as to purpose, effect or duration. A resolution that is continuing remains in effect until rescinded at a subsequent town meeting by a number of electors equal to or greater than the number of electors who voted for the original resolution. This subsection does not limit any authority otherwise conferred on the town board by law. By resolution, the town meeting may:

60.10(2)(a) (a) Raise money. Authorize the town board to raise money, including levying taxes, to pay for expenses of the town.

60.10(2)(b) (b) Membership of town board in populous towns. In a town with a population of 2,500 or more, direct the town board to increase the membership of the board under s. 60.21 (2).

60.10(2)(c) (c) Exercise of village powers. Authorize the town board to exercise powers of a village board under s. 60.22 (3). A resolution adopted under this paragraph is general and continuing.

60.10(2)(d) (d) General obligation bonds. Authorize the town board to issue general obligation bonds in the manner and for the purposes provided by law.

60.10(2)(e) (e) Purchase of land. Authorize the town board to purchase any land within the town for present or anticipated town purposes.

60.10(2)(f) (f) Town buildings. Authorize the town board to purchase, lease or construct buildings for the use of the town, to combine for this purpose the town's funds with those of a society or corporation doing business or located in the town and to accept contributions of money, labor or space for this purpose.

60.10(2)(g) (g) Disposal of property. Authorize the town board to dispose of town real property, other than property donated to and required to be held by the town for a special purpose.

60.10(2)(h) (h) Exercise of certain zoning authority. In a town located in a county which has enacted a zoning ordinance under s. 59.69, authorize, under s. 60.62 (2), the town board to enact town zoning ordinances under s. 61.35.

60.10(2)(i) (i) Watershed protection and soil and water conservation. Authorize the town board to engage in watershed protection, soil conservation or water conservation activities beneficial to the town.

60.10(2)(j) (j) Appointed assessors. Authorize the town board to select assessors by appointment under s. 60.307 (2).

60.10(2)(k) (k) Compensation of elective town offices. Authorize the town board to fix the compensation of elective town offices under s. 60.32 (1) (b).

60.10(2)(L) (L) Hourly wage of certain employees. Authorize the town board to establish the hourly wage to be paid under s. 60.37 (4) to a town employee who is also an elected town officer, other than a town board supervisor.

60.10(2)(m) (m) Membership of town sanitary district commission. If the town board does not constitute itself as the town sanitary district commission, direct the town board to increase the membership of the town sanitary district commission under subch. IX from 3 members to 5 members, or direct the town board to decrease the membership of the town sanitary district commission from 5 members to 3 members, except that the town meeting may not act under this paragraph more frequently than every 2 years. If a town meeting directs the town board to decrease the membership of the town sanitary district commission, the reduction in members first applies upon the expiration of the terms of the first 2 commissioners whose terms expire at the same time after the town meeting directs the town board to reduce the number of commissioners.

60.10(3) (3) Authorization to town board to appropriate money. The town meeting may authorize the town board to appropriate money in the next annual budget for:

60.10(3)(a) (a) Conservation of natural resources. The conservation of natural resources by the town or by a bona fide nonprofit organization under s. 60.23 (6).

60.10(3)(b) (b) Civic functions. Civic and other functions under s. 60.23 (3).

60.10(3)(c) (c) Insects, weeds and animal diseases. The control of insect pests, weeds or plant or animal diseases within the town.

60.10(3)(d) (d) Rural numbering systems. Posting signs and otherwise cooperating with the county in the establishment of a rural numbering system under s. 59.54 (4) and (4m).

60.10(3)(e) (e) Cemetery improvements. The improvement of the town cemetery under s. 157.50 (5).

60.10 Note NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 214, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.

60.10 AnnotationThe terms "authorize" and "direct" in sub. (2) are not used interchangeably. A town meeting that "authorize(s)" an act gives the town board permission to do the act within its discretion, but if it "direct(s)" that an act be done, the action is mandatory. Graziano v. Town of Long Lake, 191 Wis. 2d 813, 530 N.W.2d 55 (Ct. App. 1995).

60.10 AnnotationAssessments made by an assessor appointed in the absence of authorization under sub. (2) (j) were valid under the de facto officer doctrine. Joyce v. Town of Tainter, 2000 WI App 15, 232 Wis. 2d 349, 606 N.W.2d 284, 99-0324.

60.10 AnnotationSection 60.55 does not create an exception to the grant of power to the town meeting to authorize land purchases or construction by the town board. If a town board chooses to meet the requirements of s. 60.55 to provide fire protection by providing housing for fire protection services and also chooses to purchase land and construct that housing, then the town board must proceed with the authorization of the town meeting under sub. (2) (e) and (f) to purchase the land and construct the building. Town of Clayton v. Cardinal Construction Company, Inc. 2009 WI App 54, 317 Wis. 2d 424, 767 N.W.2d 605, 08-1793.

60.10 AnnotationA town board exercising village powers under s. 60.22 (3) is not entitled to purchase land and contract for construction when doing so would conflict with statutes relating to towns and town boards. The village board power to acquire land and construct buildings under s. 61.34 (3) is in direct conflict with sub. (2) (e) and (f), which relates to towns and town boards and which confers that power of authorization on the town meeting. Town of Clayton v. Cardinal Construction Company, Inc. 2009 WI App 54, 317 Wis. 2d 424, 767 N.W.2d 605, 08-1793.

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