Village of Baldwin, WI
St. Croix County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Baldwin 9-3-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Floodplain zoning — See Ch. 594.
Shoreland-wetland zoning — See Ch. 612.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 620.
Zoning — See Ch. 635.

§ 605-1 Intent.

It is the intent of the Village Board to establish an Official Map for the purpose of serving and promoting the public health, safety, convenience, economy, orderliness, and general welfare of the community; to further the orderly layout and use of land; to stabilize the location of real property boundary lines; to ensure proper legal descriptions and proper monumenting of land; to facilitate adequate provision for transportation, parks, playgrounds, and stormwater drainage; and to facilitate the further subdivision of larger tracts into smaller parcels of land.

§ 605-2 Authority.

This chapter is enacted under the authority granted by § 62.23(6), Wis. Stats.

§ 605-3 Jurisdiction.

The jurisdictional area of this chapter shall include all lands within the corporate limits of the Village of Baldwin and those areas outside the Village within the extraterritorial plat approval jurisdiction of the Village.

§ 605-4 Map established.

The Official Map shall show the location and extent of all platted and existing streets, highways, parkways, parks, and playgrounds within the corporate limits of the Village of Baldwin as heretofore laid out, adopted, and established by law. There is hereby established as the Official Map that map which accompanies and is made part of this chapter bearing the date of August 4, 2008. This map is hereby designated as the "Official Map of the Village of Baldwin," and all notations, references, and other information shown thereon shall be as much a part of this chapter as though the matters and information thereon were fully described herein.

§ 605-5 Changes and additions to map.

The Village Board may change or add to the Official Map so as to establish the exterior lines of, widen, narrow, extend or close any platted existing, proposed, or planned streets, highways, parkways, parks or playgrounds, railway rights-of-way, public transit facilities, or waterways.
The Village Board shall refer any change or addition to the Official Map to the Plan Commission for review and report thereon prior to adoption. The Plan Commission shall report its recommendations to the Village Board within 60 days.
A public hearing of parties in interest and citizens before the Village Board shall be required before any changes or additions to the Official Map are effective. Parties in interest are those persons owning land which is to be placed on or removed from the Official Map, abutting property owners, and all property owners within 100 feet. Notice of the public hearing shall be published as a Class 2 notice pursuant to Ch. 985, Wis. Stats.
Changes and additions made by duly approved subdivision plats shall not require a public hearing if the changes or additions do not affect any land outside the area being platted.

§ 605-6 Building permits.

For the purpose of preserving the integrity of the Official Map, a building permit shall be required for any structure or part thereof that shall hereafter be located, erected, moved, reconstructed, extended, enlarged, converted, or structurally altered. No permit shall hereafter be issued for any building in the bed of any existing or proposed street, highway or parkway shown on the Official Map. No permit for the erection of any building shall be issued unless a street, highway, or parkway giving access to such proposed structure has been duly placed on the map.
The Building Inspector may require each applicant for a building permit to submit a plan, prepared and certified by a registered land surveyor, showing accurately the location of any proposed building with reference to any street, highway, or parkway shown on the Official Map.

§ 605-7 Municipal improvements.

No public sewer or other municipal street utility or improvement shall be constructed in any street, highway, or parkway within jurisdictional area of this chapter until such street, highway, or parkway is duly placed on the Official Map.

§ 605-8 Appeals.

The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have the power to review any administrative decision of the Village Building Inspector to deny a permit for the erection of a structure under this chapter and to grant relief from the requirements of this chapter under the provisions of § 62.23(6)(e), (f) and (g), Wis. Stats.

§ 605-9 Certified copy of Map.

There shall be a certified copy of the Official Map described in § 605-4. The certified copy shall be kept in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer and shall be available for inspection by any interested person during regular office hours. The certified copy shall bear on its face a certification that it is a true copy of the Official Map described in and accompanying this chapter and shall show the date of adoption of this chapter and shall be signed by the Village President and countersigned by the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Thereafter no change or addition to such Official Map shall become effective until it shall have been indicated by the appropriate convention on the aforesaid certified copy of the Official Map and a certificate placed thereon or attached thereto bearing the number and date of adoption of the amending ordinance. The certificate shall be signed by the Village President and countersigned by the Village Clerk-Treasurer.

§ 605-10 Map to be filed with Register of Deeds.

The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall be responsible immediately upon adoption of the Official Map or any amendment thereto for recording a true copy of the Official Map, as adopted or amended, with the Register of Deeds of the County of St. Croix, Wisconsin.

§ 605-11 Enforcement.

It shall be the duty of the Village Building Inspector and the Chief of Police to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

§ 605-12 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm, or corporation who or which fails to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not more than $200 and not less than $50 and cost of prosecution for each violation.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
No damages shall be allowed for the taking by any governmental agency, for street, highway, drainageway, or parkway purposes, of any building erected in violation of this chapter