[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Stratford 11-12-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 13, Assessments and Charges, adopted 4-12-1988 as Title 2, Ch. 6 of the 1988 Code, as amended.
The Village may, by resolution of its governing body, levy and collect special assessments upon property in a limited and determinable area for special benefits conferred upon the property by any municipal work or improvement; and may provide for the payment of all or any part of the cost of the work or improvement out of the proceeds of the special assessments.
The procedures of § 66.0703, Wis. Stats., and as from time to time amended, are hereby adopted into this Code by reference as if set forth fully herein.
Notwithstanding Village Code § 13-1, the Village may at any time, by ordinance, provide that the cost of installing or constructing any public work or improvement shall be charged in whole or in part to the property benefited, and make an assessment against the property benefited in the manner that the Village Board determines. Such a special assessment is a lien against the property from the date of the levy.
Every ordinance under this section shall contain provisions for reasonable notice and hearing. Any person against whose land a special assessment is levied under the ordinance may appeal in the manner prescribed in § 66.0703(12), Wis. Stats., except that such appeal must be made within 40 days of the date of the final determination of the Village Board.
In addition to all other methods provided by law, special charges for current services may be imposed by the Village Board by allocating all or part of the cost of the service to the property served. Such services may include, but are not limited by way of enumeration herein to, snow and ice removal, weed elimination, street sprinkling, oiling and tarring, repair of sidewalks or curb and gutter, garbage and refuse disposal, recycling, stormwater management, including construction of stormwater management facilities, tree care, removal and disposition of dead animals, loan repayment under § 70.57(4)(b), Wis. Stats., soil conservation work under § 92.115, Wis. Stats., and snow removal under § 86.105, Wis. Stats.
The Village Board may determine the manner of providing notice of a special charge. However, before a special charge for street tarring or the repair of sidewalks, curbs or gutters may be imposed, the Village Board shall conduct a hearing on whether the service in question shall be funded in whole or in part by a special charge. Notice of the hearing shall be given as provided in § 66.0627(3)(b), Wis. Stats.
The procedures of § 66.0627, Wis. Stats., and as from time to time amended, are hereby adopted into this Code by reference as if set forth fully herein.
The Village of Stratford Water and Electric Utility shall be authorized to collect for arrearages for services provided by such Utility, together with any penalty assessed or added thereon, and directs the Utility to use the procedures set forth in § 66.0809, Wis. Stats., for these purposes.
The procedures of § 66.0809, Wis. Stats., and as from time to time amended, are hereby adopted into this Code by reference as if set forth fully herein.