Village of Belgium, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Belgium 11-21-1991 by Ord. No. 16-91 as Title 2, Ch. 1, of the 1991 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 40-1 Village government.

A. 
Village government form. The Village of Belgium is a body corporate and politic with the powers of a municipality at common law and governed by the provisions of Chs. 61 and 66, Wis. Stats., laws amending those chapters, other acts of the legislature and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin.
B. 
Division of government.
(1) 
Legislative branch. The Village Board is the legislative branch of the Village government. Its primary business is the passage of law in the form of ordinances or resolutions which shall prescribe what the law shall be, not only in relation to the particular facts existing at the time but as to all future cases arising under it. The Village Board shall fix the salaries of all officers and employees of the Village and be charged with the official management of the Village's financial affairs, its budget, its revenues and the raising of funds necessary for the operation of the Village.
(2) 
Executive branch. The Village President shall be the chief executive officer. He shall take care that all Village ordinances and state laws are observed and enforced and that all Village officers, boards and commissions discharge their duties. When present, he shall preside at the meetings of the Village Board. He shall from time to time give the Village Board such information and recommend such measures as he may deem advantageous to the Village.

§ 40-2 Election poll hours.

The voting polls in the Village of Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, shall be opened from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for all elections.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 2-1-3, Official newspaper, which immediately followed this section and was amended 6-12-1995 by Ord. No. 15-95, was repealed 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 3-96.

§ 40-3 Voter registration.

Registration may be completed at Village polling places on election days upon presentation of proper identification and proof of residency.

§ 40-4 Public hearings.

A. 
Content of notice. Notice of any public hearing which the Village Board, Plan Commission, Architectural Review Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, or other Village committee or board is required to hold under the terms of this Code specify the date, time and place of hearing and the matter to be presented at the hearing.
B. 
Publication and mailing. Unless otherwise required by the terms of a Village ordinance or the Wisconsin Statutes, notice of a public hearing shall be published as a Class 2 notice pursuant to Ch. 985, Wis. Stats., in a newspaper of general circulation in the Village of Belgium, such publication being at least once each week for two consecutive weeks, the last publication for which shall be at least one week before the public hearing, and the notice of a public hearing shall be mailed to all parties in interest at least 10 days before the hearing. "Parties in interest" shall be defined as the petitioner, the clerk of any municipality whose boundaries are within 1,000 feet of any lands included in the petition and the owners of all lands included in the petition and all lands lying within 250 feet of lands included in the petition. The failure to give any notice to any property owner shall not invalidate the action taken by one of the aforementioned bodies.

§ 40-5 Appointment of election officials.

[Added 10-28-2002 by Ord. No. 23-02; amended 6-14-2010 by Ord. No. 14-10; 2-14-2011 by Ord. No. 5-11]
There shall be five inspectors for each polling place at each election. The Village Board may select two sets of election officials to work at different times on election day, and the Village Clerk may establish different working hours for different officials assigned to the same polling place. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Village Board, pursuant to § 7.32, Wis. Stats., may by resolution reduce the number of election officials for each polling place at any election to no less than three.