[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Oconomowoc as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Sec. 1.15 of the 1986 Town Code]
The Town Park and Plan Commission is established in accordance with §§ 60.61, 60.66, 62.23 and Ch. 236, Wis. Stats. The Commission shall immediately assume the duties of a Town Plan Commission with respect to the Waukesha County Zoning Ordinance, §§ 60.61, 60.66, 62.23 and Ch. 236, Wis. Stats. The Commission shall, when requested by the Town Board and after compliance with membership requirements, also assume the duties and exercise the powers of a Town Park Commission pursuant to § 60.66, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-6]
The Commission shall consist of at least seven members to be appointed by the Town Board Chairperson, subject to confirmation by the Town Board. The Town Chairman may appoint Town Board members to the Commission. It is required, however, that at least three citizen members who are neither Town Board members nor Town officials be on the Commission. The Town Chairperson may also appoint alternates to serve on the Commission if necessary to meet quorum requirements or if a member cannot attend due to personal reasons. Appointments shall be made by the Town Board Chairperson during the month of April for terms that expire in April. Members shall be appointed to terms of three years, except the Town Board member, who shall be appointed for a term of one year. Commissioners may succeed themselves, and each shall take and file the official oath. The terms of Commissioners shall be staggered so that not fewer than two members shall be appointed each year.
[Amended 2-2-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-2]
Due to the fact that Commission membership is being revised from five members with five-year terms to seven members and in order to conform current members' terms to this amending ordinance, it is necessary to specify the membership of the current Commission members. The terms of the current members shall be as follows, expiring in April of the year set forth:
The Town Plan Commission members shall receive a per-meeting payment and reimbursement of expenses as from time to time established by the Town Board by resolution.
[Amended 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-6; 2-2-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-2]
The Town Plan Commission shall organize and adopt rules for its own government in accordance with the provisions of this section. Meetings shall be held at the Town Hall at the time of the regular Town Board meetings, and also upon call of the presiding officer of the Commission or a majority of the full Commission, and shall be open to the public as required by the Open Meetings Law. The Town Chairperson shall also select the presiding officer. The secretary of the commission shall be elected by the members of the Commission annually. A majority of the members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum of the Commission, and all actions of the Commission shall require a majority of the full Commission, except a motion to adjourn. A written record shall be kept showing all actions taken, resolutions, findings, determinations, transactions and recommendations made, and a copy shall be filed with the Town Clerk as a public record.
Editor's Note: See §§ 19.81 through 19.98, Wis. Stats.
The Town Park and Plan Commission shall have such powers as may be necessary to enable it to perform its functions and duties and promote municipal planning. Such powers shall include the following:
All powers as specified in § 60.66, Wis. Stats., when directed by the Town Board.
To appoint such other agents and employees as may be necessary to carry out its functions and to pay for their services, supplies, equipment and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not to exceed the appropriations and regulations made by the Town Board.
To make reports and recommendations relating to the plans and development of the municipality to public officials, agencies, utilities and other organizations and citizens.
To recommend public improvement programs and financing thereof to the Town Board.
To request available information from any public official to be furnished within a reasonable time.
To enter upon any land in the performance of its functions, make examinations and surveys and place and maintain necessary monuments and markers thereon.
The Town Park and Plan Commission shall have the following duties:
To act as and perform the duties of the Town Planning Agency in administration of zoning and land division regulations pursuant to §§ 60.61, 62.23 and Ch. 236, Wis. Stats., and the Waukesha County Zoning Ordinance or Town Zoning Code.
To make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the Town in accordance with § 62.23, Wis. Stats.
To make and recommend an official map to the Town Board in accordance with § 62.23, Wis. Stats.
To prepare and recommend a zoning ordinance, including a zoning district map, to the Town Board if, and when, necessary.
To prepare and recommend land division regulations to the Town Board in accordance with § 236.45, Wis. Stats.
To make any changes to the master plan it deems necessary or desirable and to recommend any changes or amendments to the Town Board that it deems necessary or desirable concerning the official map, zoning, land division and any other ordinance applicable to community development.
To consider and report or recommend on all matters referred to it.
The Town Board shall refer to the Commission for its consideration and report, before final action is taken, the following matters. Unless such report is made within 30 days or such longer period as may be stipulated by the Town Board, the Board may take final action without the report.
Location and architectural design of any public building.
Location, acceptance, extension, alteration, vacation, abandonment, change of use, sale, acquisition or lease of land for any street, alley or other public way, park, playground, airport, parking area or other memorial on public grounds.
Location, extension, abandonment or authorization for any public utility, whether publicly or privately owned.
Location, character and extent or acquisition; leasing or sale of lands for public or semipublic housing, slum clearance, relief of congestion or vacation camps for children.
Proposed fire prevention regulations.
All annexations, incorporations or consolidations affecting the Town.
All divisions of lands within the Town.
All proposed or requested changes and amendments to the Town's master plan, official map, zoning, land division and any other ordinance applicable to community development.
The Town Park and Plan Commission shall have all additional powers and duties granted or assigned by the Town Board or by Town ordinances. All the powers and duties granted or assigned by the Wisconsin Statutes to planning agencies or commissions and any amendments thereto and all the powers and duties granted or assigned by the Waukesha County Zoning Ordinance are hereby granted or assigned to the Commission, and such statutes are hereby adopted by reference.
[Adopted 12-20-1999 (Sec. 1.16 of the 1986 Town Code)]
The Board of Review shall consist of the Supervisors and Clerk of the Town, except any person appointed to the office of Town Clerk, Town Treasurer or to the combined office of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer under § 60.30(1e), Wis. Stats., may not serve on the Board of Review. In the event the Town Clerk, Town Treasurer or the person serving in the combined office of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer is appointed, the Town Board shall fill the seat on the Board of Review formerly held by the Clerk, Treasurer or combined Clerk/Treasurer by an elector of the Town. Members of the Board of Review, except members who are full-time employees or officers of the Town, shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed by resolution or ordinance of the Town Board.
The duties and functions of the Board of Review shall be as prescribed in § 70.46, § 70.47 and § 70.48, Wis. Stats., which sections of the Wisconsin Statutes are hereby adopted by reference.
Whenever the Assessor, in the performance of the Assessor's duties, requests or obtains income and expense information pursuant to § 70.47(7)(af), Wis. Stats., or any successor statute thereto, then such income and expense information that is provided to the Assessor shall be held by the Assessor on a confidential basis except, however, that the information may be released to and used by persons in the discharge of duties imposed by law, in the discharge of duties imposed by office (including, but not limited to, use by the Assessor in the performance of official duties of the Assessor's office and used by the Board of Review in performance of its official duties) or pursuant to order of a court. Income and expense information provided to the Assessor under § 70.47(7)(af), Wis. Stats., unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not, per § 70.47(7)(af), Wis. Stats., subject to the right of inspection or copying under § 19.35(1), Wis. Stats.