Village of Fox Point, WI
Milwaukee County
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[Adopted 2-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-03 (§ 2.21 of the 1961 Code)]
[Amended 12-14-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-18]
The Village Clerk/Treasurer shall charge property owners fees for services, pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes § 66.0627, in the following circumstances:
A. 
Whenever a property owner contacts the Village Attorney, Director of Public Works/Village Engineer, Village Forester or other of the Village's professional staff, whether such professional staff is employed by the Village or independently contracted, if said contact and subsequent service results in a charge to the Village of Fox Point for that professional's time and services and said service is not a service supplied to the Village of Fox Point as a whole;
B. 
Whenever the Village Board, Village Manager, Village Clerk/Treasurer, or other Village official contacts the Village Attorney, Director of Public Works/Village Engineer, Village Forester or any of the Village's professional staff, whether such professional staff is employed by the Village or independently contracted, regarding an application received from a property owner, if said contact and subsequent service results in a charge to the Village of Fox Point for that professional's time and services and said service is not a service supplied to the Village of Fox Point as a whole; or
C. 
Whenever the Village incurs professional fees in considering certified survey maps, subdivision plats, rezoning petitions, conditional use permit petitions, site development applications, and other petitions related to the development of land in the Village. For purposes of this subsection, professional fees shall include any charges incurred by the Village in relation to such application from the Director of Public Works/Village Engineer, the Village Attorney, Village Forester or any other of the Village's professional staff, whether such professional staff is employed by the Village or independently contracted.
The Village Clerk/Treasurer shall give each property owner billed for current services as provided for herein notice that they shall have a specified period of time not less than 30 days to pay. Said notice shall also state that within 15 days of the date of the notice, the property owner may request a hearing before the Village Board regarding the charge against the property. Said notice shall also include an itemized statement of the professional services fees to be charged. Thereafter, if the property owner requests a hearing within the proper time period, the matter shall proceed as described in § 67-18 below. If a hearing is not requested within the required time period, if that charge remains unpaid, the Village Clerk/Treasurer shall automatically charge that delinquent bill against the property on the tax roll as provided by law. In the event the statement rendered to the property owner becomes delinquent too late in the year to be extended on that year's tax roll, then the delinquent charge shall be extended to the following year's tax roll.
Upon receipt of a timely request for hearing, the Village Board shall hold a hearing regarding the property charges at its next scheduled meeting or as soon as feasible. Such hearing shall be preceded by posted public notice and reasonable notice, via first class mail, to the property owner. In the event a hearing is requested, no charges shall be placed on the tax roll unless and until such hearing has been held and a decision has been rendered by the Village Board, and the Village Board approves the charges against the tax roll in whole or in part. If approved only in part, only that part of the charges that are approved may be charged against the tax roll.
Whenever it is requested that the Village of Fox Point grant approvals to any other municipality, agency or other governmental body and that permit process requires the assistance of contracted professional staff of the Village, those fees shall also be charged back to the municipality, agency or governmental body seeking the permit in the manner described in this article.