Town of Genesee, WI
Waukesha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Genesee 5-10-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Comprehensive Plan — See Ch. 272.
Land division and development — See Ch. 375.
Pursuant to the provisions of § 62.23, Wis. Stats., as applicable to towns by virtue of § 60.22(3), Wis. Stats., and § 61.35, Wis. Stats., there is hereby created in the Town of Genesee a Plan Commission to operate in accordance with the provisions of § 62.23, Wis. Stats.
A. 
The Plan Commission shall consist of the Town Chairman, who shall be its presiding officer, one Town Supervisor, and five citizens. Citizen members shall be persons of recognized experience and qualifications.
[Amended 1-10-1994 by Ord. No. 94-1]
B. 
The Town Supervisor member shall be elected in April by two-thirds vote of the Town Board.
C. 
Three citizen members of the Plan Commission shall be appointed by the Town Chairman in April subject to confirmation by the Town Board, to hold office for a term of three years. The initial appointments of these citizen members shall be for periods ending one, two and three years, respectively; thereafter all appointments shall be for a full term of three years.
D. 
The fourth and fifth citizen members (filling the statutory positions of Town Engineer and Chairman of the Park Board) shall be appointed by the Town Chairman subject to confirmation by the Town Board in April for a one-year term. Thereafter, these terms of office will continue to be one-year terms.
[Amended 1-10-1994 by Ord. No. 94-1[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
All vacancies on the Plan Commission shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as appointment for the full term.
F. 
Compensation for the membership of the Plan Commission shall be set by the Town Board. Citizen members shall take the official oath required by § 19.01, Wis. Stats., which shall be filed with the Town Clerk.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
As soon as all members of the first Plan Commission have been appointed, the Clerk shall give each member written notice of the appointment, and thereon shall fix the time and place of the first meeting, which shall be not less than five nor more than 10 days thereafter. Thereupon, the Plan Commission shall organize by the election of a Vice Chairman, Secretary, and such other officers as may in its judgment be necessary.
B. 
The Plan Commission shall keep a written record of its proceedings, to include all actions taken, a copy of which shall be filed with the Town Clerk. Four members shall constitute a quorum, but all actions shall require the affirmative approval of a majority of the members of the Commission.
C. 
The Plan Commission may employ expert advice and such staff as may be necessary and pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper within the limits of the budget established by the Town Board as authorized by law and subject to any ordinance or resolution enacted by the Town Board.
D. 
As far as possible, the Plan Commission shall utilize the services of existing Town officials and employees.
The Plan Commission shall have the powers and duties prescribed in § 62.23, Wis. Stats., and such other powers and duties as shall be vested in it from time to time by the Board.