Town of Greenville, WI
Outagamie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 24; amended in its entirety 1-21-1998]

§ 37-1 Statutory authority.

Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes § 60.22(4), the Town Board of Supervisors of the Town of Greenville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, hereby establishes the jurisdiction and duties of the Town Constable of the Town of Greenville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, as described herein.

§ 37-2 Jurisdiction and duties.

The Town Constable of the Town of Greenville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, shall:
A. 
Cause to be enforced and prosecuted all violations of the following Town ordinances of which he has knowledge or information:
Ch. 76, Art. II, Dogs
B. 
Act on behalf of the Town with specific direction from the Town Chairman to:
(1) 
See that Town orders and ordinances are obeyed.
(2) 
See that peace and order are maintained in the Town.
(3) 
Obtain necessary assistance, if available, in case of emergency, except as provided under Chapter 166 of Wisconsin Statutes for emergency government.

§ 37-3 Nonexclusivity.

A. 
Other ordinances. Adoption of this article does not preclude the Town Board from adopting any other ordinance or providing for the enforcement of any other law or ordinance relating to the same or other matter.
B. 
Other remedies. The jurisdiction and duties of the Town Constable as stated herein shall not preclude the Town Board or any other Town officer from proceeding under any ordinance or law or by any other enforcement method to enforce any ordinance, regulation, or order.
[Adopted 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 8-17[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Art. II, Town Administrator, adopted 1-10-2000 by Ord. No. 30.

§ 37-4 Creation of position.

In order to provide the Town of Greenville with a more efficient, effective and responsible government under a system of a part-time Board of Supervisors (hereinafter referred to as "Board") at a time when Town government is becoming increasingly complex, there is hereby created the position of Town Administrator for the Town of Greenville (hereinafter referred to as "Administrator") as authorized by Wisconsin Statutes § 60.37(3).

§ 37-5 Selection and condition of employment.

The Administrator shall be selected on the basis of merit with due regard to training, experience, administrative ability and general fitness for the position, by a majority vote of the Board. The Administrator shall be employed to serve for an indefinite term at the pleasure of the Board. This section, however, shall not preclude the Board from establishing other employment terms and conditions not inconsistent with the provisions of this article or adopted employment policies of the Town of Greenville.

§ 37-6 Residency.

The Administrator is encouraged to become a resident of the Town of Greenville. This may be waived or varied by Board ordinance or by contract authorized by the Board, and entered into with the Administrator, covering the terms and conditions of residency.

§ 37-7 Combination of positions.

The position of Administrator may be combined with another appointed Town employee position under § 60.37, Wis. Stats., by majority vote of the Board of Supervisors.

§ 37-8 Functions and duties.

The Administrator, subject to the limitations defined in resolutions and ordinances of the Town of Greenville and Wisconsin State Statutes, shall be in charge of the administration of the Town, responsible directly to the Board for the proper administration of the business affairs of the Town, pursuant to the statutes of the State of Wisconsin, the ordinances of the Town of Greenville, and the resolutions and directives of the Board, with power and duties as follows:
A. 
General duties.
(1) 
Carry out the directives of the Board which require administrative implementation and reporting promptly to the Board any difficulties encountered herein.
(2) 
Be responsible for the administration of all day-to-day operations of the Town government, including the monitoring of all Town ordinances, resolutions, Board meeting minutes and state statutes.
(3) 
Prepare a plan of administration, including an organization chart which defines authority and responsibility for all nonelected positions of the Town, for submittal to the Town Board for adoption as the official organization and administrative procedure plan for the Town.
(4) 
Establish, when necessary, administrative procedures to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Town government according to current practices in local government not inconsistent with Subsection A(3) above or with the directives of the Board.
(5) 
Serve as an ex officio nonvoting member of all boards, commissions and committees of the Town except as specified by the Board or Wisconsin State Statutes.
(6) 
Keep informed concerning current federal, state, and county legislation and administrative rules affecting the Town and submit appropriate reports and recommendations to the Board.
(7) 
Keep informed concerning the availability of federal, state and county funds for local programs; assist department heads and the Board in obtaining these funds under the direction of the Board.
(8) 
Represent the Town in matters involving legislative and intergovernmental affairs as authorized and directed as to that representation by the Board.
(9) 
Act as public information officer for the Town with the responsibility of assuring that the news media are kept informed about the operations of the Town and that all open meeting rules and regulations are followed.
(10) 
Establish and maintain procedures to facilitate communications between citizens and Town government to assure that complaints, grievances, recommendations and other matters receive prompt attention by the responsible official and to assure that all such matters are expeditiously resolved.
(11) 
Promote the economic well-being and growth of the Town through public and private sector cooperation.
B. 
Responsibilities to Town Board.
(1) 
Attend all meetings of the Board, assisting the Board as required in the performance of its duties.
(2) 
In coordination with the Town Chairman and the Board, ensure that appropriate agendas are prepared for all meetings of the Board, all Board committees, and all other appropriate committees and commissions of the Town, together with such supporting material as may be required.
(3) 
Assist in the preparation of ordinances and resolutions as requested by the Board.
(4) 
Keep the Board regularly informed about the activities of the Administrator by oral or written reports at regular and special meetings of the Board.
(5) 
In the event that action normally requiring Board approval is necessary at a time when the Board cannot meet, the Administrator shall receive directives from the Town Chairman.
C. 
Personnel.
(1) 
Be responsible for the administrative direction and coordination of all employees of the Town according to approved organization procedures.
(2) 
Recommend to the Board the appointment, promotion, and, when necessary, for the good of the Town, the suspension or termination of nonelected department heads.
(3) 
In consultation with the appropriate department head, be responsible for the appointment, promotion, and when necessary for the good of the Town, the suspension or termination of employees below the department head level.
(4) 
Serve as personnel director for the Town with responsibilities to see that complete and current personnel records, including specific job descriptions, for all Town employees are kept; evaluate in conjunction with department heads the performance of all employees on a regular basis; recommend salary and wage scales for Town employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements; develop and enforce high standards of performance by Town employees; assure that Town employees have proper working conditions; work closely with department heads to promptly resolve personnel problems or grievances.
(5) 
Assist in labor contract negotiations and collective bargaining issues.
(6) 
Work closely with department heads to assure that employees receive adequate opportunities for training to maintain and improve their job-related knowledge and skills and act as the approving authority for requests by employees to attend conferences, meetings, training schools, etc., provided that funds have been budgeted for these activities.
D. 
Budgeting and purchasing.
(1) 
Be responsible for the preparation of the annual Town budget in accordance with guidelines provided by the Town Board, coordination with department heads, and pursuant to state statutes, for review and approval by the Board.
(2) 
Administer the budget as adopted by the Town Board.
(3) 
Report regularly to the Board on the current fiscal position of the Town.
(4) 
Supervise the accounting system of the Town and ensure that the system employs methods in accordance with current professional accounting practices.
(5) 
Serve as the purchasing agent for the Town, supervising all purchasing and contracting to supplies and services, subject to the purchasing procedures established by the Board and any limitation contained in the Wisconsin State Statutes.

§ 37-9 Cooperation by other officials and employees.

All officials and employees of the Town shall cooperate with and assist the Administrator so that the Town government shall function effectively and efficiently.