Village of Blue Mounds, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Blue Mounds as Secs. 3.01 through 3.13 and 11.02 of the 2001 Village Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police and civil defense — See Ch. 59.
A. 
Effect. The provisions of this section shall apply to all officers of the Village, regardless of the time of creation of the office or method of selection of the officer unless otherwise specifically provided by ordinance or resolution of the Village Board.
B. 
Oath of office. Every officer of the Village, including members of Village boards and commissions, shall, before entering upon his/her duties, take the oath of office prescribed by law within five days after notice of election or appointment from the Village Clerk/Treasurer and file said oath in the office of the Village Clerk/Treasurer, except the Village Clerk/Treasurer, who shall file his/her oath in the office of the Village President; provided that the Municipal Justice shall take his/her official oath within 10 days after his/her election and file it with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Any person reelected or reappointed to the same office shall take and file an official oath for each term of service.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Bond. Every officer shall, if required by law or the Village Board, upon entering upon the duties of his office, give a bond in such amount as may be determined by the Village Board with such sureties as are approved by the Village President, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of his office. Official bonds shall be filed as are oaths as provided in Subsection B of this section.
D. 
Salaries. All officers of the Village shall receive such salaries as may be provided from time to time by resolution of the Village Board. No officer receiving a salary from the Village shall be entitled to retain any portion of any fees collected by him for the performance of his duties as such officer in the absence of a specific law, ordinance or resolution to that effect. Payment of regular wages and salaries established by the Village Board shall be by payroll. The regular payday shall be biweekly unless otherwise ordered by the Village Board.
[Amended 9-13-1995 by Ord. No. A-125]
E. 
Vacancies. Vacancies in elective offices shall be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the Village Board for the remainder of the unexpired term. Vacancies in appointive offices shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the residue of the unexpired, or for an indefinite, term.
[Amended 5-28-1991 by Ord. No. A-76; 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. A-120]
A. 
Trustees. There shall be four Trustees of the Village of Blue Mounds. Two Trustees shall be elected at each annual spring election for a term of two years, commencing on the third Tuesday of April in the year of their election.
B. 
Other elected officials.
(1) 
The following officers of the Village of Blue Mounds shall be chosen at the regular spring election in odd-numbered years for terms of two years commencing on the third Tuesday of April in the year of their election:
(a) 
Village President.
(2) 
The following officials of the Village of Blue Mounds shall be chosen at the regular spring election in odd-numbered years for terms of four years commencing May 1 in the year of their election:
[Amended 4-13-2011 by Ord. No. A-212]
(a) 
Municipal Judge.
[Amended Ord. No. A-64; Ord. No. A-76; 11-11-1992 by Ord. No. A-93]
A. 
Two-year terms:
(1) 
The Village officials hereinafter set forth shall be appointed for two-year terms at the first regular meeting of the Village Board in May of odd-numbered years by the Village President, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the members of the Board:
(a) 
Attorney.
(b) 
Assessor.
(2) 
The Village President shall not vote on the confirmation of such appointments except in case of a tie. The term of office of each official so appointed shall be two years. All terms shall commence on the 15th day of May following appointment.
B. 
Weed Commissioner. On or before May 15, a Weed Commissioner shall be appointed by the Village President, in accordance with Wis. Stat. § 66.0517(2), and shall hold office for one year and until a successor has been qualified. If more than one Weed Commissioner is appointed, the Village shall be divided into districts in accordance with Wis. Stat. § 66.0517(2), and the Commissioners assigned accordingly.
C. 
Indefinite terms. The following Village officials and all Village employees shall be appointed by the Village Board upon recommendation of the Personnel Committee and, with the exception of the Officer in Charge and police officers, shall hold their positions at the pleasure of the Village Board:
[Amended 3-14-2007 by Ord. No. A-187.1]
(1) 
Clerk/Treasurer.
(2) 
Officer in Charge.
(3) 
Civil Defense Director.
(4) 
Public Works Director.
(5) 
Fire District Representative.
D. 
Boards and commissions. The following official positions and commissions shall be filled by appointment of the Village President, subject to confirmation of the Village Board for the terms indicated. The Village President shall not vote on confirmation of such appointments except in case of a tie, nor shall Trustees vote on their own confirmations.
Plan Commission
Citizen members
2 years
Trustee members
Term of office
Zoning Board of Appeals
3 years
Election officials
2 years (see Wis. Stat. § 7.30)
Building Inspector
Indefinite
The Village Attorney shall advise the Village Board and all Village officers on legal matters affecting the Village. The Village Attorney shall attend Village meetings as requested from time to time by the Village Board, and shall receive such compensation as the Board shall prescribe. The Village Attorney need not be a resident of the Village.
A. 
The Village Assessor shall perform those duties prescribed in Wis. Stats. § 61.27. The Assessor shall attend meetings of the Board of Review and Open Book, and shall receive such compensation as the Village Board shall prescribe. The Village Assessor need not be a resident of the Village.
B. 
Confidentiality of income and expense information. 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 revealed to and used by persons in the discharging of duties imposed by law; in the discharge of duties imposed by office including, but not limited to, use by the Assessor in performance of official duties of the Assessor's office and use 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), unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is, per § 70.47(7)(af), not subject to the right of inspection and copying under § 19.35(1), Wis. Statutes.
[Added 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. A-188]
[Amended 3-14-2007 by Ord. No. A-187.1]
There is hereby created the position of Officer in Charge of the Village of Blue Mounds Police Department. The Officer in Charge shall exercise the powers and duties defined in Chapter 59, Police and Civil Defense, of the Village Code, and any other powers and duties as provided from time to time by the Village Board. The Officer in Charge shall receive such compensation as the Village Board shall prescribe.
There is hereby created the office of Village Clerk/Treasurer. The Clerk/Treasurer shall perform those duties prescribed in Wis. Stats. §§ 61.25 and 61.26, and such other duties as the Village Board or Village President may prescribe. The Clerk/Treasurer shall receive such compensation as the Village Board shall prescribe.
A. 
Office of Director of Public Works created. There is hereby created the office of Director of Public Works. The Director of Public Works shall receive such compensation as the Village Board may prescribe.
B. 
Duties and powers. The Director of Public Works shall have the following duties and powers:
(1) 
To have general charge and supervision of all public works in the Village.
(2) 
Responsibility for the maintenance, repair and construction of streets, alleys, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, bridges, street signs, storm sewers, culverts and drainage facilities, sanitary sewers, Village buildings and structures and all machinery, equipment and property used in any activity under his control.
(3) 
To have charge of all public services, including garbage and refuse collection and disposal, snow and ice removal, street cleaning and flushing, mosquito and rodent control.
(4) 
To perform such other activities and duties as are imposed from time to time by the Village Board.
(5) 
To have full power to employ and discharge all employees under his/her direction, subject to approval by the Village Board.
[Amended 7-12-2006 by Ord. No. A-185]
A. 
Creation and appointment. There is hereby created the Office of Building Inspector. Building Inspectors shall be appointed as set forth in § 51-3D.
B. 
Subordinates.
(1) 
The duties of the Building Inspector with respect to commercial building construction, residential building construction, electrical or plumbing may be delegated to one or more persons or firms under contract with the Village.
(2) 
The Building Inspector may appoint, as necessary, subordinates, which appointments shall be subject to confirmation and approval by the Board.
(3) 
Each Building Inspector or subordinate shall be certified by the Department of Commerce to conduct inspections in the field(s) for which that inspector has been appointed by the Village, including the categories specified under §§ SPS 305.61, 305.62, 305.625, 305.63, 3055.635, Wis. Adm. Code., for commercial buildings, electrical, plumbing, and dwellings.
C. 
Duties. The Building Inspector shall administer and enforce all provisions of the Village Code, and all other statutes, codes and laws of the State of Wisconsin relating to building construction, plumbing and electrical installations.
D. 
Powers. Building Inspectors may, at all reasonable hours, enter upon any public or private premises for inspection purposes and may require the production of the permit for any building, plumbing, or electrical work. Building Inspectors may pass upon any questions arising under the building code relating to their areas of responsibility. No person shall interfere with or refuse to permit access to any such premises to a Building Inspector while in the performance of the Building Inspector's duties. Any person so interfering shall be in violation of this section and subject to forfeiture as provided under this Code. If a Building Inspector is denied consent to entry of any building, the Building Inspector may obtain a special inspection warrant under Wis. Stats. § 66.0119, as may be amended.
E. 
Records. The Building Inspector shall perform all administrative tasks required by law, including making any reports required to be made to the Department of Commerce. In addition, the Building Inspector shall keep a record of all applications for building permits in a book for such purpose and shall regularly number each permit in the order of its issue. Also, a record shall be kept showing the number, description and size of all buildings erected indicating the kind of materials used, the cost of each building and the aggregate cost of all buildings of the various classes. A record shall be kept of all inspections made, of all fees paid, and of all removal and condemnation of buildings. The Building Inspector shall make a written annual report to the Village Board relative to these matters.
There is hereby created the office of Fire District Representative. The Fire District Representative shall represent the Village on the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Mount Horeb Area Fire District. Duties and compensation of the Fire District Representative shall be determined by the Board of Fire Commissioners.
There is hereby created the office of Director of Civil Defense for the Village of Blue Mounds. The Civil Defense Director shall perform the duties prescribed in § 59-6, Civil defense, of the Village Code.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-64]
Whenever reference is made to the Health Officer in this Code, such term shall mean the Dane County Board of Health.
A. 
Designation of Enforcement Officer and term of appointment. The Village Enforcement Officer shall be the Officer in Charge, a police officer in good standing or other appropriate designee. Additional Village Enforcement Officers may be appointed by the Village Board, and shall remain as a Village Enforcement Officer until a successor is duly appointed.
[Amended 3-14-2007 by Ord. No. A-187.1]
B. 
Duties. The Enforcement Officer shall monitor the health, sanitation and animal control and enforce the health and sanitation provisions of the Code of the Village of Blue Mounds.