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City of West Allis, WI
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(1) 
Which Officials Elected. The elective officials shall be a Mayor, two (2) Alderpersons from each District, and a Municipal Justice.
[Ord. 6207, 2/7/1996; Ord. O-2018-0043, 11/5/2018]
(2) 
Eligibility. No person shall be elected by the people to a City office who is not at the time of his election eighteen (18) years of age, a citizen of the United States and of this state and an elector of the City and, in case of a District office, of the District and actually residing therein.
(3) 
Terms and Year Elections.
[Ord. 6207, 2/7/1996; Ord. O-2018-0043, 11/5/2018]
(a) 
Generally. The terms of office of Mayor and Alderpersons shall be for four (4) years, and such officials shall be elected in the spring elections held in each presidential election year.
(b) 
Municipal Judge. The term of office of the Municipal Justice shall be for four (4) years, and such official shall be elected in the spring election held in the year preceding each presidential election year.
(4) 
Unlimited terms for Mayor and Alderperson. The offices of Mayor and Alderperson are not subject to term limits. Individuals may hold these offices for unlimited four (4) year consecutive terms.
[Ord. 6138, 12/8/1994; Ord. 6292, 2/4/1997]
[Ord. O-2006-0011, 2/21/2006; Ord. O-2011-0062, 9/6/2011; Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Unclassified Service.
(a) 
Non-elected officials (Executive Service/Department Heads/Managerial and Deputy/Assistant Service Employees) shall be appointed and hold their positions in accordance with Policy No. 404 in the City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual and Sections 17.12 and 17.16 Wis. Stats, except employees of the Police and Fire Department who shall be appointed by the Police and Fire Commission and the employees of the Library who shall be appointed by the Library Board.
[Ord. O-2018-0043, 11/5/2018]
(b) 
Other employees in the unclassified service shall hold their positions for terms established by their appointing power, subject to discipline and removal as provided by the procedures set forth in Section 2.76 of this chapter.
(2) 
Classified Service. All employees in the classified service, as defined in Section 2.76 of this chapter, shall be selected from an eligible list, as provided for in said section, and upon passing their probationary period, shall hold their positions for indefinite terms subject to removal as provided in Section 2.76, by state law, or as otherwise provided.
The regular term of office of the Mayor and Aldermen shall commence on the third Tuesday in April succeeding their election. The regular term of all other elected and appointed officials shall commence on the first day of May following their election or appointment, unless otherwise specifically provided.
[Ord. 6081, 3/1/1994; Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Oath. Every person elected or appointed to an office shall take and file the oath within ten (10) days after notice of his election or appointment. A City official who is appointed in his or her official capacity to a City Board, Commission or Committee shall not be required to take and file the oath.
(2) 
Official Bonds.
(a) 
Treasurer. Pursuant to sec. 70.67(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Common Council agrees and binds the City of West Allis to pay, in case the City Treasurer or his successors in office shall fail to do so, all taxes of any kind required by law to be paid by the Treasurer or his successors in office to the County Treasurer or his successors in office.
(b) 
Other Officials. Those officials as may be required by the State Statutes or by direction of the Common Council shall execute and file an official bond in such sum as the Council may determine with two (2) or more sureties. The Council may at any time require new and additional bonds of any official. All official bonds must be approved by the Mayor and, when so approved, shall be filed within ten (10) days after the officer executing the same shall be notified of his election or appointment; the official bonds filed with the City Clerk.
(c) 
Certificate of Appointment. When an appointed official has filed the oath and bond as required, the Clerk shall issue a certificate of appointment to him or her. If the appointment is to a Board or Commission, the chair or president shall be notified by the Clerk.
(d) 
Dishonesty/Faithful Performance Bond. All municipal officers and employees shall be covered under a blanket employee dishonest/faithful performance bond.
[Ord. O-2013-0045, 11-5-2013]
(1) 
Elective Officers. Vacancies in the elective offices of the City of West Allis shall be filled as follows:
(a) 
Mayor. In the office of Mayor, except as provided in Sec. 9.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes, by appointment by the Common Council.
(b) 
Aldermen. The office of Alderman, by the Common Council, except as provided in Sec. 9.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(c) 
All Other Elective Officers. Vacancies in all other elective offices shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor, subject to the confirmation of the Common Council. A person so appointed shall hold office until their successor is elected and qualified.
[Ord. O-2018-0033, 8/7/2018]
(2) 
Vacancies in the Unclassified Service Appointed Offices.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(a) 
In the event a position in the Executive Service becomes vacant, the Mayor or City Administrator, respectively, may appoint an acting department head, pending a permanent appointment to that position by the appointing authority and for a maximum of 180 days (extensions must be approved by the Common Council). An acting department head shall have all powers and duties of the department head, except the appointment of permanent division heads. An acting department head shall enter upon the duties of his or her position immediately upon qualification and shall hold the position until the permanent department head is appointed and qualifies, or removed by the Mayor or City Administrator, whoever made the acting appointment.
(b) 
In the event a position in the Managerial or Deputy/Assistant Service becomes vacant, the department head may appoint an acting employee to such position, pending a confirmation of a permanent appointment to that position and for a maximum of 180 days (extensions must be approved by the Common Council). An acting employee may be removed from the acting position at any time by the department head.
(3) 
Residency Required. Unless otherwise explicitly exempted, or where by nature of the appointment the entity appointed cannot have a residence, all appointed officials to any board, commission, committee or other City body set forth in Chapter 2, Subchapter I, of the Revised Municipal Code shall be a resident of the City of West Allis at the time of his/her appointment and shall maintain residency within the City of West Allis during his/her term. Moving his or her residence outside of the City limits shall constitute vacating the office under Subsection (4).
(4) 
Vacancy; When Occurring. A vacancy shall occur in case of the dismissal or death of any official, or in case of the removal of any officer from the City, or when any officer elected or appointed in, for or from any Ward or Division of the City shall remove his residence without the limits of such Ward or Division, or shall remove his residence from within the city limits when any official shall refuse or neglect for ten (10) days after notice of his election or appointment to qualify and enter upon the discharge of his duties, or when any office shall become vacant pursuant to civil service regulations.
[Ord. 6353, 1/6/1998; Ord. O-2012-0046, 12/18/2012 (repeal)]
[Ord. 6062, 12/7/1993; Ord. 6426 (amend), 3/2/1999; Ord. O-2018-0021, 5/15/2018]
The City Hall offices shall maintain business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
[Ord. O-2012-0046, 12/18/2012 (repeal)]
[Ord. 6491 (repeal & recreate), 2/17/2000; Ord. O-2012-0046, 12/18/2012 (repeal)]
[Ord. 6491 (repeal & recreate), 2/17/2000; Ord. O-2012-0046, 12/18/2012, (repeal)]
[Ord. O-2009-0029 11/3/2009]
State Regulations. Except as otherwise provided herein, the provisions of the Wisconsin State Statutes Chapters 5 through 12 and the Wisconsin Administrative Code Government Accountability Board Chapters 1 through 25 relative to elections, ballots and voting systems, electors, election officials, selection and duties, canvassing, nominations, primaries, post-election actions, direct legislation, election dates and notices, campaign financing, and prohibited election practices are adopted by reference and made a part hereof with the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein.
(1) 
Election and Time. (See Section 2.01 of this Code.)
(2) 
Powers and Duties. The Mayor shall be a full-time official and the chief executive officer of the City. He/she shall take care that City ordinances and state laws are observed and enforced and that all City officers and employees discharge their duties. The Mayor shall have the appointing and disciplinary authority as set forth in Section 2.02 of this Code and as provided in official City policy adopted by the Common Council by resolution and incorporated into the City Policies and Procedures Manual. He/she shall have such other duties and responsibilities as are prescribed in the Wisconsin Statutes, particularly Sec. 62.09(8) thereof.
[Ord. O-2006-011, 2/21/2006]
[Ord. O-2014-0028, 5/6/2014; Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
The Mayor shall recommend appointment of the City Administrator (CA) subject to approval by the Common Council in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions). The position of City Administrator shall be full-time and shall not be of a policy-making nature. The City Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the Common Council, as provided in Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(2) 
The duties of the City Administrator shall be as specified in City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 403 (Shared Responsibilities of Mayor and City Administrative Officer), as specified in the position job description, employment contract and such other duties as the Common Council may from time to time prescribe.
(3) 
The City Administrator may make the necessary rules for the conduct of his or her duties and all City Departments and their offices and employees shall cooperate with the City Administrator and comply with requests relative to said duties.
[Ord. 6258, 10/29/1996; Ord. 6599, 12/18/2001; Ord. O-2004-0006, 2/3/2004; Ord. O-2005-0009, 2/1/2005; Ord. O-2014-0023, 5/20/2014; Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Separation. The office of City Clerk/Treasurer has been separated pursuant to Charter Ordinance No. 20, passed March 4, 2014.
(2) 
City Clerk.
(a) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall recommend appointment of the City Clerk subject to approval by the Common Council in the unclassified service of the City to serve full time at the pleasure of the Common Council, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), Policy No. 405 [Discipline for Non-Elective Officials (Executive Service/Department Heads)], and as provided by Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(b) 
Duties. The City Clerk shall be a full-time officer of the City and perform the duties prescribed in Sec. 62.09(11) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time.
(c) 
Administration. The City Clerk may make the necessary rules for the conduct of his or her duties and incidental proceedings.
(d) 
Facsimile Signature. The use of a facsimile signature is authorized in lieu of the personal signature of the City Clerk on all drafts, order checks and transfer orders for the disbursement and withdrawal of City funds, as provided in Sec. 66.0607(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(e) 
Additional Signatures. The Mayor shall not be required to countersign any draft, order check or transfer order for the disbursement or withdrawal of City funds.
(f) 
Deputies. Pursuant to Sec. 62.09(11)(i), Wis. Stat., the City Clerk may appoint a Deputy Clerk. The Deputy position may be held by one (1) person at the discretion of the City Clerk. The Deputy Clerk shall receive compensation as the Common Council shall provide as budgeted. The Deputy Clerk shall not be considered to be within the Deputy Service set forth in Section 2.76(4)(b).
(g) 
Submission of Acts to the Mayor. The Clerk shall, within five (5) days of adoption of an ordinance, resolution, or other act by the Common Council, submit said act to the Mayor as set forth in Sec. 62.09(8)(c), Wis. Stat. For purposes of calculating the five-day period, the day the act is submitted shall not be counted nor shall Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays as set forth in Section 2.76 of the Revised Municipal Code.
(h) 
Appeals. Section 2.48 of the Revised Municipal Code notwithstanding, determinations of the Clerk with regard to candidates being eligible to be placed on the ballot, as well as any other issue regarding candidates, ballots and elections shall be appealed to the Government Accountability Board pursuant to Sec. 5.06, Wis. Stats.
(3) 
City Treasurer.
(a) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall recommend appointment of the City Treasurer subject to approval by the Common Council in the unclassified service of the City to serve full time at the pleasure of the Common Council, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), Policy No. 405 [Discipline for Non-Elective Officials (Executive Service/Department Heads)], and as provided by Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(b) 
Duties. The City Treasurer shall be a full-time officer of the City and perform the duties prescribed in Sec. 62.09(9) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time.
(c) 
Administration. The City Treasurer may make the necessary rules for the conduct of his or her duties and incidental proceedings.
(d) 
Facsimile Signature. The use of a facsimile signature is authorized in lieu of the personal signature of the City Treasurer on all drafts, order checks and transfer orders for the disbursement and withdrawal of City funds, as provided in Sec. 66.0607(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(e) 
Additional Signatures. The Mayor shall not be required to countersign any draft, order check or transfer order for the disbursement or withdrawal of City funds.
(f) 
Deputies. Pursuant to Sec. 62.09(9)(f), Wis. Stat., the City Treasurer may appoint a Deputy Treasurer. The Deputy position may be held by one (1) person at the discretion of the City Treasurer. The Deputy Treasurer shall receive compensation as the Common Council shall provide as budgeted. The Deputy Treasurer shall not be considered to be within the Deputy Service set forth in Section 2.76(4)(b).
(1) 
Charges and Fees. The City Clerk/Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to charge such charges and fees as outlined in the officially approved Common Council Notice of Public Access to Information and Records.
[Ord. 6056, 12/7/1993; Ord. O-2006-0072, 11/21/2006]
(2) 
Not to Apply to City Departments. Nothing contained in subsection (1) shall be construed as allowing the City Clerk to charge any fee for furnishing copies to any other officer or Department of the City; nor as limiting the authority of any Board or Commission authorized by law to make provision for charges and fees for the same or similar service covered by this section.
(3) 
Fees Collected by City Clerk. The fees collected by the City Clerk, as provided in subsection (1), shall be accounted for and paid over to the City Treasurer.
[Ord. 6361, 2/3/1998; Ord. O-2008-0045, 9/16/2008; Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall recommend appointment of the Assessor subject to approval by the Common Council in the unclassified service of the City to serve full time at the pleasure of the Common Council, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), Policy No. 405 [Discipline for Non-Elective Officials (Executive Service/Department Heads)], and as provided by Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(2) 
Duties. The City Assessor shall be a full-time officer of the City and shall perform the functions of the Office of City Assessor as provided under the Constitution and laws of the State of Wisconsin, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time.
(3) 
Certification. No person may be appointed to the Office of City Assessor who has not been certified by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, pursuant to Sec. 73.09 of the Wisconsin Statutes, as qualified to perform the functions of the office. The Office of City Assessor is vacant if the certification required under this Subsection (3) of the person appointed to the office is revoked or permitted to lapse.
(4) 
Removal; For Cause. The City Assessor may be removed from office for cause by the Circuit Court, as provided in Sec. 17.14 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(5) 
Rules. The City Assessor may make the necessary rules for the conduct of his or her duties and incidental proceedings.
(6) 
Confidentiality of Certain Information. Pursuant to Section 70.47(7)(af) of the Wisconsin Statutes, information provided to the City Assessor about income and expenses of the taxpayer shall be held in confidence and shall not be subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Ord. 6449, amend, 8/3/1999; Ord. O-2009-0035, 11/3/2009; Ord. O-2018-0043, 11/5/2018]
(1) 
Election and term effective until April 30, 2020. (See Section 2.01 of this Code.) Appointment. On and after May 1, 2020, the City Administrator shall recommend appointment of the City Attorney subject to approval by the Common Council in the unclassified service of the City to serve full time at the pleasure of the Common Council, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy-Assistant Service Positions), Policy No. 405 [Discipline for Non-Elective Officials (Executive Service/Department Heads)], and as provided by Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(2) 
Qualification. Prior to appointment to the City Attorney position, a person must be an attorney licensed to practice law in this state.
(3) 
Duties.
(a) 
The City Attorney shall be a full-time officer of the City and shall perform the functions of the Office of City Attorney as provided under the Constitution and laws of the State of Wisconsin, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time.
(b) 
The City Attorney is authorized to adjust, compromise and make settlement of claims against the City for injuries or property damage referred to the office under Section 3.05(6) of this Code. The City Attorney shall file on a monthly basis, a report of claims paid and claims recommended for disallowance.
(c) 
The City Attorney is authorized to enforce every provision of this Code by instructing a law enforcement officer to issue a citation, by issuance of a summons and complaint for appearance in Municipal Court or by other legal means deemed appropriate for violation of Municipal Ordinances.
(d) 
The City Attorney is authorized to commence actions in circuit court and to take such further necessary and proper actions as the City Attorney deems appropriate to abate and enjoin public nuisances, including but not limited to, drug houses, criminal gang activity, and repeated violations of building, electrical, plumbing, health, and fire codes.
(4) 
Assistants. The City Attorney may appoint Assistants, in accordance with Sec. 62.09(12)(f) of the Wisconsin Statutes, who shall have power to perform the duties of the office and for whose acts the City Attorney shall be responsible to the City. The Assistants shall receive such compensation as the Common Council shall provide.
[Ord. O-2007-0040, 10/16/2007; Ord. O-2017-0010, 2/21/2017; Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall recommend appointment of the City Engineer subject to approval by the Common Council in the unclassified service of the City to serve full time at the pleasure of the Common Council, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), Policy No. 405 [Discipline for Non-Elective Officials (Executive Service/Department Heads)], and as provided by Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(2) 
Powers and Duties.
(a) 
The City Engineer shall perform the duties and have the responsibilities, as are prescribed by law, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time.
(b) 
The City Engineer shall perform all of the City's engineering work established by law and the Common Council, except for that work designated for other employees or departments.
(c) 
The City Engineer shall superintend and perform or cause to be performed all the civil engineering required in the management and prosecution of all public improvements committed to his/her charge and all such other surveying as may be directed by the Common Council.
(d) 
The City Engineer shall have full and complete charge and control over all public works construction. No estimate or final payment on any contract or other public works construction shall be paid without the certificate of the City Engineer as to satisfactory compliance with plans and specifications therefor.
(e) 
The City Engineer shall establish the bond amounts, insurance requirements, and all other provisions of public construction contracts to ensure that the work is adequately performed and the City's interests are protected. The City Engineer shall consult with the City Attorney and obtain approval as to the form of the contract, bonds, insurance and other requirements.
(f) 
Pursuant to the authority in Section 66.0911, Wis. Stat., and Resolution No. R-2017-0029, the City Engineer is authorized to charge for construction, purchase, acquisition, development, improvement, operation, and maintenance of water, heat, sewer and gas laterals and charge the cost thereof to the lot or parcel served.
(3) 
Records and Reports. The City Engineer shall keep a record of all official acts and doings; s/he shall keep on file a copy of all plats of the lots and blocks and sewers embraced in the City limits, profiles of streets, alleys and sewers and of the grade thereof, all drafts and plans relating to bridges and to any public buildings belonging to the City; s/he shall keep a record of the location of bench marks and permanent corner stakes from which subsequent surveys shall be started; and, s/he shall incorporate on the Zoning Map all authorized changes and amendments, all of which records and documents shall be the property of the City, open to the inspection of parties interested and shall be delivered over by the City Engineer to his successor in office.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Designated. The City Health Commissioner is hereby designated as the Sealer of Weights and Measures. S/he may appoint Public Health Sanitarians as Assistant Sealers.
(2) 
Powers and Duties. The Sealer of Weights and Measures shall have the powers and duties as set forth in Chapter 8 of this Code and in Chapter 98 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The Chief of the Police Department shall be appointed by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners and shall hold his office during good behavior, subject to suspension or removal by such Commission. He shall perform such duties as are prescribed by Chapter IV of this Code.
(1) 
Municipal Court Created, Qualification of Judge.
(a) 
Pursuant to Chapter 755 of the Wisconsin Statutes, there is hereby created and established a Municipal Court designated "Municipal Court for the City of West Allis," presided over by a Municipal Judge.
(b) 
To be eligible for the office of Municipal Judge, a person must be an attorney licensed to practice law in this State and have been so licensed for five (5) years immediately prior to election or appointment.
(2) 
Election; Term. The Municipal Judge shall be elected at large at the Spring election, commencing with the April, 1963, election, for a term of four (4) years, commencing on May 1 succeeding his election.
(3) 
Salary. The Municipal Judge shall receive a salary as determined from time to time by the Common Council, which shall be in lieu of fees and costs. No salary shall be paid to the Judge for any time during his term for which he has not executed and filed his official bond and oath, as required by subsection (4) of this section. The salary for the Municipal Judge shall be established periodically in conformance with established policies, procedures, resolutions, and ordinances for other nonrepresented City officials in the executive service of the City.
[Ord. O-2009-0034, 11/3/2009]
(4) 
Bond; Oath. The Municipal Judge shall, after his election or appointment to fill a vacancy, take and file the official oath, as prescribed in Sec. 256.02(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes, with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Milwaukee County, and at the same time shall execute and file an official bond.
(5) 
Jurisdiction. The Municipal Judge shall have such jurisdiction as provided by the Statutes and Laws of the State of Wisconsin.
(6) 
Procedure.
(a) 
The Municipal Court shall be open daily except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays. Actual court sessions shall be determined by order of the Municipal Judge.
(b) 
The Municipal Court shall be held in the courtroom located at 11301 W. Lincoln Avenue or such other place as the Municipal Judge may determine if said courtroom is unavailable.
[Ord. 6576, 6/19/2001]
(c) 
The procedure in Municipal Court shall be as provided by the Statutes and Laws of the State of Wisconsin.
(d) 
The Municipal Judge shall collect all forfeitures, fines and taxable costs in any action or proceeding before him and shall pay over such monies to the City Treasurer not later than the second business day following his receipt thereof, or as provided by law, to the County Treasurer.
(7) 
Contempts. The Municipal Judge may punish for contempt in the following cases:
(a) 
Persons guilty of disorderly, contemptuous and insolent behavior towards him, while engaged in any judicial proceeding, or other conduct, which tends to interrupt such proceeding or impair the respect due his authority.
(b) 
Persons guilty of resistance or disobedience to any lawful order or process made or issued by him. The Municipal Judge may impose a forfeiture for contempt not to exceed fifty dollars ($50), or upon default in payment of the forfeiture, a jail sentence of not to exceed seven (7) days.
(8) 
Stipulations.
[Ord. 6253, 9/17/1996; Ord. 6310, 5/6/1997; Ord. 6554, 1/2/2001; Ord. 6565, 4/3/2001; Ord. O-2003-0069, 10/7/2003]
(a) 
Any person charged with a violation of any of the provisions of this Code set forth in Subsection (b) below, may appear at Municipal Court in the City of West Allis in answer to the charges or may make a stipulation of no contest and deposit to the Municipal Court, as provided in Sec. 800.03 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(b) 
Schedule of Deposits. The basic amounts of the deposits established pursuant to Sec. 800.03(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes are set forth below for convenient reference and shall be accompanied by any penalty assessments, costs and surcharges applicable by law.
[Ord. O-2005-0007, 1/18/2005; Ord. O-2006-0030, 6/6/2006; Ord. O-2007-0008, 3/20/2007; Ord. O-2007-0045, 12/4/2007; Ord. O-2010-0023, 7/6/2010; Ord. O-2013-0051, 11/19/2013; Ord. O-2014-0005, 2/4/2014; Ord. O-2016-0005, 2/2/2016; Ord. O-2016-0060, 12/20/2016; Ord. O-2018-0005, 2/6/2018; Ord. O-2019-0010, 3/19/2019]
Section Violated
Violation Description
Deposit
5.10
Fire Prevention Code
$250
5.10
Cause Fire by Tobacco Smoking
$100
5.10
Removal and Destruction of Tags and Signs
$500
6.015
Abandoned vehicle
1st offense
$150
2nd or subsequent offense plus costs of impounding and disposing of the vehicle or "Must Appear"
$400
6.02(3)
Battery
$800
6.02(3)
Burglary
$800
6.02(3)
Carrying Concealed Weapon
$300
Knife or Handgun
$500
6.02(3)
Cheating Tokens — Use of
$130
6.02(3)
Contributing to Delinquency of Minor
$400
6.02(3)
Criminal Damage to Property
$300
6.02(3)
Criminal Trespass to Dwelling
$300
6.02(3)
Criminal Trespass to Land
$200
6.02(3)
Disorderly Conduct
$300
6.02(3)
Disorderly Conduct while Armed
$600
6.02(3)
Drinking in Common Carrier
$60
6.02(3)
Entry to Locked Vehicle
$200
6.02(3)
Escape
$200
6.02(3)
Forgery
$300
6.02(3)
Fraud on Innkeeper
$250
6.02(3)
Fraud on Gas Station (943.21)
$200
6.02(3)
Gambling
$200
6.02(3)
Graffiti
$400
6.02(3)
Issue of Worthless Check
$500
6.02(3)
Lewd and Lascivious Behavior
$400
6.02(3)
Lewd and Indecent Drawings
$100
6.02(3)
Negligent Handling of Burning Materials
$500
6.02(3)
Obstructing an Officer
$400
6.02(3)
Operating Vehicle Without Owner's Consent
$300
6.02(3)
Possession of a Controlled Substance THC
$500
6.02(3)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
$200
6.02(3)
Possession of Dangerous Weapon by Child
$160
6.02(3)
Receiving Stolen Property from Children
$300
6.02(3)
Receiving Stolen Property
Less than $200 value
$300
$200 value or greater
$400
6.02(3)
Reckless Use of a Weapon
$400
6.02(3)
Resisting an Officer
$800
6.02(3)
Robbery
$600
6.02(3)
Sexual Gratification
$400
6.02(3)
Retail Theft
Value less than $10, first offense
$150
Value less than $10, second or subsequent offense
$250
Value $10 or greater, first offense
$250
Value $10 or greater, second or subsequent offense
$350
6.02(3)
Theft
$400
6.02(3)
Unlawful Assembly
$150
6.02(3)
Unlawful Use of Telephone
$300
6.02(3)
Unlawful Use of Computerized
Communications System (947.0125)
$300
6.02(3)
Vagrancy
$150
6.02(3)
Unsafe Burning of Buildings
$500
6.02(3)
Interfering with Fire Fighting
$500
6.02(3)
False Alarms
$500
6.02(7)
Gambling Devices
$500
6.02(8)
Interference with Fire Department or Equipment
$500
6.02(9)
Loitering
$500
6.02(9)
Prowling
$500
6.02(16)
Hindering an Officer
$500
6.02(17)
Skateboarding on Public Property
1st offense
$10
2nd and subsequent offenses
$30
6.02(18)
County Park Ordinance Violations
$100
6.02(19)
Giving/Selling Tobacco Products to Minors
1st offense
$500
2nd and subsequent offenses
$500
Possession/purchase of tobacco by minor
$50
6.02(21)
Public Nudity
1st offense
$50
2nd offense
$100
3rd and subsequent offenses
$500
6.02(22)
Loitering by Sex Offender
$1,000
6.025(2)
Curfew Violation
1st offense
$30
2nd offense
$50
3rd and subsequent offenses
$100
6.025(3-6)
Contributing to Curfew Violation
1st offense
$50
2nd offense
$75
3rd and subsequent offenses
$100
6.03(4)
Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle
$300
6.03(7)
Drinking Intoxicants in Streets
$100
7.05(1-7)
Littering/Scavenging Violations
$50
7.05(8)
Refuse Violations
1st offense
$300
2nd violation and subsequent violations within 1 year of 1st violation
$500
7.121
Dogs and Dog Licensing
$40
7.122
Cats and Cat Licensing
$35
7.12(3)
Cruelty to Animals
$300
If mutilation or death results
$600
Chapter 7
Other violations of Chapter 7
$100
9.02(1)
Sell Alcohol to Underage Person
1st offense
$100
2nd offense within 12 months
$200
3rd and subsequent offense within 12 months
$500
9.02
Sell Alcohol to Intoxicated Person
*   
9.02
Underage Drinking Violations
*   
9.02
Identification Card Violations
*   
9.02
School Related Possession of Alcohol Beverages
*   
9.02(15)
Open After Hours
*   
*See Wisconsin Revised Uniform State Traffic and Alcohol Beverages Deposit Schedule
9.02(17)
Loitering by Underage Persons Where Alcohol Served
$50
9.18
Direct Sellers and Solicitors
$100
10.01/346.53(1-5)
Parking Prohibited in Certain Specified Places
$15
10.01/346.54
How to Park and Stop on Streets
$15
10.01/346.55(1-2)
Other Restrictions on Parking and Stopping
$15
10.01/346.55(3)
Parking on Posted Public or Private Property
$40
10.025
Wis. Administrative Code Chapter Trans. 305
$30
10.06(7)
Heavy Traffic & Trucking — Parking Prohibited (posted)
$40
10.065(6)
Motor Bus Loading Zones (Operator's Duty)
$15
10.065(7)(d-f)
Handicapped/Disabled Parking Restrictions
$300
10.09
State Fair Parking Restrictions
$20
10.10
Parking Restrictions on Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks
$20
10.105
All Night Parking
$20
10.105
All Night Parking (2nd Consecutive and Successive Nights of Violation)
$30
10.105
All Night Parking by Vehicles Listed in Section 10.105(2)(d)
$30
10.108
Trespass Parking
$50
10.11
Parking During Snowstorms and Emergencies
$50
10.12(1)
Double Parking
$75
10.12(2)
Motor Running While Parked
$25
10.12(3)
Use of Brakes/Accident
$15
10.12(4)
Greenfield Avenue Parking Lots
$25
10.12(5)
Parking in County Park/Parking
$15
10.12(6)
Leaving Keys in Ignition of Parked Cars
$25
10.12(7)
Repair of Vehicles Parked in Street
$20
10.13(1)
Off-Street Parking Lots
$15
10.13(2)
Vocational School Parking Lots
$30
10.13(3)
Municipal Market Parking Lots
$15
10.13(4)
Library Parking Lots
$15
10.14 [excluding (7)(e)]
Parking Meter Violations
$15
10.14(10)
Municipal Parking Lots
$15
10.15
Bicycle Regulations
$10
11.12
Snow and Ice Removal
1st offense
$200
2nd offense
$300
3rd offense
$400
4th and subsequent offenses
$500
Chapter 12
Zoning Code
1st offense
$300
2nd and subsequent offenses within 1 year of 1st violation
$500
13.28(9)
Minimum Standards for Buildings and Structures
1st offense
$10
2nd offense within 12 months
$70
3rd and subsequent offense with 1 year of first violation
$150
13.28(10)
Outdoor Areas To Be Maintained
1st offense
$10
2nd offense within 12 months
$70
3rd and subsequent offense with 1 year of first violation
$150
Chapter 13
Other Violations of Chapter 13
1st offense
$300
2nd and subsequent offense within 1 year of 1st violation
$500
(c) 
In the event that any of the foregoing offenses have been referred to the District Attorney's office for review, and municipal charges are subsequently issued for battery, burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct, theft, obstructing or resisting an officer, the amount of deposit shall be doubled.
(d)(1) 
Pursuant to Sec. 938.17(2)(cm) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Municipal Court Judge is authorized to impose upon a juvenile adjudged to have violated a City ordinance any disposition set forth in Secs. 938.343 and 938.344 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Ord. O-2005-0032, 7/5/2005]
(d)(2) 
For a juvenile adjudged to have violated an ordinance who violates a condition of a dispositional order of the court under Sec. 938.343 or Sec. 938.344 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Ord. O-2005-0032, 7/5/2005]
(e) 
For all other ordinance violations not listed in Subsection (b), the deposit shall be set by the Judge in an amount not to exceed the maximum penalty for the offense.
(f) 
Pursuant to the authority contained in Sec. 345.28 of the Wisconsin Statutes, a person charged with a non-moving traffic violation may mail or deliver the amount specified on the citation to the Traffic Bureau at the City of West Allis Police Station within ten (10) days from the date the citation is issued. If the forfeiture is paid after ten (10) days, but within twenty-eight (28) days of the issuance of said citation, the amount of the deposit shall be increased by ten dollars ($10). If the forfeiture is paid after twenty-eight (28) days of issuance of said citation, the amount of deposit shall be increased by an additional ten dollars ($10).
(9) 
Warrants.
[Ord. O-2003-0068, 10/7/2003; Ord. O-2004-0003, 1/6/2004]
(a) 
Commitment processing fee. A commitment-processing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) shall be imposed for each commitment issued by the Municipal Judge.
(b) 
Warrant pickup fee. Whenever a person who is wanted on a non-West Allis warrant, commitment, or other judicial order commanding a law enforcement officer to seize and hold the person is taken into custody by a West Allis police officer, a warrant pickup fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) shall be assessed to the person picked up on such warrant. Said fee shall be added to the bond amount of the warrant.
(c) 
Petition to Municipal Judge. A person for whom a West Allis warrant has been issued or who has been taken into custody by a West Allis police officer on a non-West Allis warrant may petition the Municipal Judge for relief from the fees imposed in this section. The judge may, in his/her discretion, waive the fee where the fee imposes a hardship or where it is in the interest of justice.
The Chief of the Fire Department shall be appointed by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners and shall hold his office during good behavior, subject to suspension or removal by such Commission. He shall perform such duties as are prescribed in Chapter V of this Code.
(See Section 5.10 of this Code.)
(1) 
How Constituted. The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners shall consist of five (5) citizens, three (3) of whom shall constitute a quorum. The Mayor shall annually, between the last Monday of April and the first Monday of May, appoint, in writing to be filed with the Secretary of the Board, one (1) member for a term of five (5) years. All members shall be subject to confirmation of the Common Council. No appointment shall be made which will result in more than three (3) members of the Board belonging to the same political party. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation. The Board shall keep a record of its proceedings.
(2) 
Functions and Duties. The Board shall have such functions and duties as are prescribed by sec. 62.13(6) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Ord. 6075, 2/16/1994; Ord. 6504, amend, 3/7/2000; Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall recommend appointment of a full-time local health officer subject to approval by the Common Council in the unclassified service of the City to serve full time at the pleasure of the Common Council, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), Policy No. 405 [Discipline for Non-Elective Officials (Executive Service/Department Heads)], and as provided by Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes, and for ease of reference, be known as the Health Commissioner.
(2) 
Duties and Powers. The Health Commissioner shall perform the duties and have the responsibilities, as are prescribed by Chapter 7 of this Code, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (3), Market Master, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 2-18-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-0004.
[Ord. 6073, 1/18/1994]
(1) 
Composition.
[Ord. O-2005-0036, 7/5/2005]
(a) 
Membership/Appointment. The Board of Health shall consist of nine (9) voting members to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority vote of the members of the Common Council. Two (2) members of the Board shall be Alderpersons; two (2) members shall be representatives of the medical community; two (2) members shall be other representatives of the general community; one (1) member shall be a representative of the general community of the Village of West Milwaukee; one (1) member shall be the Chief Executive Officer of West Allis Memorial Hospital, or his/her designee; and one (1) member shall be the Health Department Medical Advisor. All members shall be residents of the City except for the West Allis Memorial Hospital, Village of West Milwaukee and Medical Advisor members and serve without compensation. The Mayor shall designate one member as Chair.
(b) 
Terms. The initial appointment to the Board shall be four (4) members for one (1) year and five (5) members for two (2) years. Thereafter, appointments shall be for terms of two (2) years.
(2) 
Organization and Procedure.
(a) 
The Board of Health shall adopt regulations for its own governance.
(b) 
Reporting. The Board shall prepare and file a quarterly and an annual report with the Common Council on its objectives, activities, and accomplishments.
(c) 
Staffing. The Health Commissioner shall provide staff support to the Board.
(3) 
Functions and Duties.
(a) 
The Board of Health shall have the powers and duties set forth in sec. 251.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (3), which immediately followed this subsection and set forth the Board of Health’s powers and duties relative to the operation of the Farmers Market, as amended, was repealed 2-18-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-0004. The same subsection was subsequently repealed again 4-1-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-0015.
(1) 
Organization; Terms.
(a) 
The Library Board shall consist of nine (9) members, appointed by the Mayor subject to the approval of the Common Council for a term of three (3) years. Each term shall commence July 1 in the year of the appointment. The Mayor shall appoint as one of the members the School District Administrator, or his representative, to represent the Public School District. Not more than one member of the Common Council shall at any time be a member of the Library Board.
(b) 
No compensation shall be paid to any Board members for their service as such, but they may be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties outside the City, if so authorized by the Board.
(c) 
A majority of the Library Board constitutes a quorum, but the Board may, by regulation, provide that three (3) or more members thereof shall constitute a quorum.
(2) 
Duties and Powers. The Library Board shall have the duties and powers as prescribed in secs. 43.25 to 43.31 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(3) 
Library Book Regulations.
(a) 
No person shall fail, on demand, to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, picture or other article or property belonging to or in charge of the West Allis Public Library, or any of its branches, according to the rules and regulations duly made and adopted by the Library Board, and no person shall remove from the Library, or any of its branches, any book, periodical, pamphlet, picture or other article or property without first having it charged, as provided by such rules and regulations.
(b) 
No person shall mar, deface or in any other way damage or mutilate any book, periodical, pamphlet, picture or other article or property belonging to or in charge of the West Allis Public Library, or any of its branches.
(c) 
Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this subsection shall forfeit a sum not to exceed $500.00, together with the costs of prosecution; and in default of payment thereof, by imprisonment in the Milwaukee County House of Correction until such forfeiture and costs are paid, but not more than the number of days set forth in sec. 800.095(4) of the Wisconsin Statutes, or by suspension of the defendant's operating privilege, pursuant to secs. 343.30 and 345.47 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Each and every day that an offense continues constitutes a separate offense. Where there is more than one book, periodical, pamphlet, picture, tape, compact disk, digital video disk, or other article or property involved in any violation, each such item shall constitute a separate offense. The Municipal Judge is hereby empowered to suspend payment of all or any portion of the forfeiture and costs imposed if the person convicted of such offense makes restitution in full to the Library Board for any damage or mutilation or returns such item or items to the Library Board within fifteen (15) days of conviction.
[Ord. O-2007-0043, 11/6/2007]
(4) 
Library Board Rules Adopted.
[Ord. O-2007-0043, 11/6/2007]
(a) 
The Rules of Conduct adopted and amended from time to time by the Library Board are hereby adopted as if fully set forth herein. No person shall violate a rule of conduct as established by the Library Board.
(b) 
No person excluded from the library by the Library Board pursuant to sec. 43.52(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes shall enter or remain upon the library premises.
(c) 
Penalty. Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this subsection shall forfeit an amount not less than $50.00 and not more than $500.00 for a first offense and not less than $100.00 and not more than $1,000.00 for each second and subsequent offense within a one-year period, together with the costs of prosecution; and in default of payment thereof, by imprisonment in the Milwaukee County House of Correction until such forfeiture and costs are paid, but not more than the number of days set forth in sec. 800.095(4) of the Wisconsin Statutes, or by suspension of the defendant's operating privilege, pursuant to secs. 343.30 and 345.47 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Each and every day that an offense continues constitutes a separate offense.
(5) 
Enforcement. Any law enforcement officer may issue citations or, in the alternative, the City Attorney is authorized to issue a summons and complaint for the enforcement of this section.
[Ord. O-2007-0043, 11/6/2007]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 2.29, Director of Public Works/City Engineer, added 12-15-2009 by Ord. O-2009-0040, was repealed 5-15-2018 by Ord. O-2018-0022.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall recommend appointment of a Director of Public Works subject to approval by the Common Council in the unclassified service of the City to serve full time at the pleasure of the Common Council, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), Policy No. 405 [Discipline for Non-Elective Officials (Executive Service/Department Heads)], and as provided by Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(2) 
Duties and Responsibilities. The Director of Public Works shall perform the duties and have the responsibilities, as are prescribed by law, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time. The Director shall have full and complete charge and control over all public places and public buildings of the City and shall have control and superintendence over the Water and Sewer Department.
The Director shall, from time to time, make such rules and regulations, as may be necessary for the efficiency and management of his or her Department.
(3) 
Claims. The Director of Public Works is authorized to adjust, compromise and make settlement of claims against the City for property damage referred to him under Section 3.05(6)(a) of this Code. The Director of Public Works shall file with the Common Council, on a monthly basis, his or her report of claims paid and claims recommended for disallowance.
(1) 
Supervision. The Director of Public Works shall have control and superintendence over the Water Department of the City.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(1) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall recommend appointment of a Director of Building Inspections and Zoning subject to approval by the Common Council in the unclassified service of the City to serve full time at the pleasure of the Common Council, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual Policy No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), Policy No. 405 [Discipline for Non-Elective Officials (Executive Service/Department Heads)], and as provided by Section 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(2) 
Duties. The Director of Building Inspections and Zoning shall have complete charge of the Building Inspection Department and shall perform the duties prescribed in Chapter 13 of this Code, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time.
See Section 13.02 of this Code.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Sections 2.34, Plumbing and Sewer Inspectors, and 2.35, Electrical Inspector, were repealed 5-15-2018 by Ord. O-2018-0022. Former Sections 2.36, Electrical Review Board, and 2.37, Board of Electrical Appeals, were repealed 9-15-2015 by Ord. O-2015-0044.
(1) 
How Constituted. The City Plan Commission shall consist of the Mayor and seven (7) citizens, who do not hold any City office or employment. The Mayor may also appoint up to two (2) additional citizens as alternates to the Commission who shall serve for a period of three (3) years in instances when regular members are unable to attend Plan Commission meetings. The citizen members shall be persons having an interest in and an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the Plan Commission. They shall receive such compensation as the Common Council may provide. The City Engineer, Building Inspector, City Planner and Chairman of the Safety and Development Committee of the Common Council shall be advisors to the Commission but shall have no voting power.
[Ord. O-2018-0035, 8/7/2018]
(2) 
Appointment and Terms of Office. The citizen members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Common Council. In making such appointments, the Mayor shall, insofar as practicable, make such appointments from a list of applicants who have submitted their qualifications to fill such positions. Appointment shall be for a term of three (3) years and made initially in such manner that the terms of not more than two (2) members expire in any one year. A vacancy in the membership shall be filled for the unexpired term. Terms for the citizen members shall commence on the first day of May. The term of the Mayor shall be for the term of his office as Mayor.
(3) 
Organization and Procedure.
(a) 
The Mayor shall serve as Chairman of the Plan Commission. The Mayor shall not be counted toward determining the quorum. The Mayor shall have no voting power except in the case of a tie vote among citizen members, when he/she shall cast the deciding votes. A citizen member shall be designated as Vice-Chairperson by the Plan Commission.
[Ord. O-2008-0039, 9/2/2008]
(b) 
Meetings shall be held regularly at least once a month and additionally as required at the call of the Chairman or a majority of the entire Commission. Meetings shall be held at a time and place specified by the Commission with advance notice to the City Clerk and shall be open to the public.
(c) 
A quorum shall be four (4) members, not including the Mayor, and all official actions shall require a majority vote.
[Ord. O-2008-0039, 9/2/2008]
(d) 
The Chairman shall designate one of the members as Secretary. The Commission may delegate the responsibility of taking and maintaining the minutes and records of the Commission to the City Planner.
(e) 
Written minutes shall be kept showing all actions taken, resolutions, findings, determinations, transactions and recommendations made; a copy of such minutes shall be filed with the City Clerk.
(f) 
The Commission may adopt additional rules not inconsistent herewith, for the transaction of its business.
(g) 
All Plan Commission decisions shall be appealed to the Common Council.
[Ord. O-2010-0047, 11/16/2010]
(4) 
Powers. The Commission shall have such powers as provided by state law and as may be necessary to enable it to perform its functions and duties and to promote municipal planning. Such powers shall include the following:
(a) 
To employ experts and a staff, and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding, in all, the appropriation that may be made for such Commission by the Common Council, or placed at its disposal through gift, and subject to any ordinance or resolution enacted by the governing body.
(b) 
To make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the municipality to public officials, agencies, utilities and other organizations and citizens.
(c) 
To recommend public improvement programs and financing thereof to the Common Council.
(d) 
To request available information from any public official to be furnished within a reasonable time as it may require for its work.
(e) 
The Commission, its members and employees, in the performance of its functions, may enter upon any land, make examinations and surveys and place and maintain necessary monuments and marks thereon.
(5) 
Duties. The Commission shall have the following functions and duties:
(a) 
Make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the City and such other functions and duties in relation thereto, in accordance with Sec. 62.23(2) and (3) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(b) 
Recommend an official map to the Common Council and such other functions and duties in relation thereto, in accordance with Sec. 62.23(6) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(c) 
Recommend a zoning district plan and regulations to the Common Council, in accordance with sec. 62.23(7) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(d) 
Recommend land division regulations to the Common Council, in accordance with sec. 236.45 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(e) 
Recommend changes to the master plan, official map, zoning, land division and fire prevention ordinances that it deems necessary or desirable.
(f) 
Consider and report or recommend on all matters referred to it.
(6) 
Referrals. The Common Council or other public body or officer of the City having final authority thereon shall refer to the Commission, for its consideration and report before final action is taken, the following matters:
(a) 
Location and architectural design of any public building, statue or other memorial.
(b) 
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 or public grounds.
(c) 
Location, extension, abandonment or authorization for any public utility, whether publicly or privately owned.
(d) 
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.
(e) 
Proposed fire limits and fire prevention regulations.
(f) 
All annexations, incorporations or consolidations affecting the City.
(g) 
All divisions of lands within the City's platting jurisdiction.
(h) 
All proposed or requested changes and amendments to the masterplan, official map, zoning, land division and fire prevention ordinances.
(7) 
Additional Powers and Duties. The Commission shall have all additional powers and duties granted or assigned to it by the Common Council. All the powers and duties granted or assigned by the Wisconsin Statutes to City Plan Commissions are hereby granted or assigned to the Commission.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 2.385, City Planner, was repealed 5-15-2018 by Ord. O-2018-0022.
[Ord. O-2010-0047, 11/6/2001; Ord. O-2018-0032, 8/7/2018]
(1) 
How Constituted. The Board of Appeals shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation of the Common Council, for terms of three (3) years. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation and shall be removable by the Mayor for cause upon written charges and after public hearing. The terms of not more than two (2) members shall expire in any one calendar year. The Mayor shall designate one (1) of the members Chairman. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms of members whose terms become vacant. The Mayor shall appoint, for staggering terms of three (3) years, two (2) alternate members of such Board, in addition to the five (5) members above provided for. Annually, the Mayor shall designate one of the alternate members as "first alternate" and the other as "second alternate." The first alternate shall act, with full power, only when a member of the Board refuses to vote because of interest or when a member is absent. The second alternate shall so act only when the first alternate so refuses or is absent or when more than one member of the Board refuses or is absent. The above provisions, with regard to removal and the filling of vacancies, shall apply to such alternates.
(2) 
Functions and Duties. The Board shall have such functions and duties as are prescribed by Section 12.15 of this Code and Sec. 62.23(7)(e) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Ord. 6617, repeal & recreate, 6/18/2002]
(1) 
How Constituted. The Board of Review shall consist of five (5) residents of the City, none of whom shall occupy any public office or be publicly employed. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the Common Council, and shall hold office as members of the Board for five (5) years and until their successors are appointed and qualified, the first appointments to be for one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4) and five (5) years, respectively. The Board members shall serve without compensation. The City Clerk shall be the Clerk of the Board, without vote, shall keep a record in the minute book of all proceedings of the Board and shall take notes of the testimony taken on hearings before the Board.
(2) 
Functions and Duties. The Board shall have such functions and duties as are prescribed by Wisconsin Statutes, particularly Secs. 70.45 and 70.47 thereof.
(3) 
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 Section 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 said 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 Section 70.47(7)(af), unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is, per Section 70.47(7)(af), not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1), Wis. Stats.
(1) 
The Public Beautification Committee shall consist of the Forestry and Grounds Maintenance Superintendent, as Chairman, and ten (10) citizens to be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council. Of the ten (10) citizen members, two (2) selected from each Ward, in such manner that the initial term of five (5) members shall be one (1) year and the remaining five (5) members shall be for two (2) years. All future appointments shall be for a term of two (2) years. Term of the Forestry and Grounds Maintenance Superintendent shall be indefinite; all others shall terminate on December 31 of each year following their appointment. The Committee shall meet at least once a month and report periodically to the Advisory Committee of the Common Council and to the Mayor.
(2) 
The Public Beautification Committee shall:
(a) 
Study and analyze conditions, needs and problems in West Allis and recommend improvements in the quality or urban environment.
(b) 
Help unite citizens toward a common goal of civic pride.
(c) 
Prepare a program to continually improve the attractiveness of our City, thus encouraging the kind of neighborhood and community pride that is the best defense against blight and decay.
[Ord. 6264, 10/29/1996; Ord. 6265, 10/29/1996]
(1) 
It is hereby declared to be in the public interest and to be the policy of the City of West Allis to foster and promote by all reasonable means the proper regulation of traffic and the relief of traffic congestion in the City of West Allis by the proper establishment and development of facilities for the parking of vehicles upon the public streets and public grounds of the City.
(2) 
The operation of such municipal parking system, including, without limitation because of enumeration, the acquisition, purchase or rental of land; construction; extension; adding to; improving; conducting; operating; renting to a lessee; operation; and, maintenance shall be by a Municipal Parking Utility Board to be composed of the Board of Public Works. The Municipal Parking System shall constitute a public utility within the purview of Article XI, Section 3, of the Wisconsin Constitution.
(3) 
The City of West Allis hereby declares its intention that for the acquisition of funds for purchasing, acquiring, leasing, constructing, extending, adding to, improving, conducting, controlling, operating, maintaining or managing the Municipal Parking System, it may issue mortgage bonds payable solely, both principal and interest, from the revenues to be derived from such parking system, including, without limitation, revenues from parking meters or other parking facilities heretofore owned or hereafter acquired. Acquisition of funds for any of the purposes herein enumerated may also be accomplished by assessments against a benefited area to be determined, pursuant to sec. 66.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Acquisition of funds for such Municipal Parking System shall be made in the manner authorized by secs. 66.60, 66.066, 66.067, 66.079 and 66.51 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(4) 
The Municipal Parking Utility Board shall operate the Municipal Parking System in accordance with the provisions of sec. 66.068 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Board is hereby authorized to act as the agent of the City in performing such posting, pursuant to sec. 346.55(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes, as it deems necessary or desirable, on such City owned property upon which the leaving or parking of any motor vehicle is not otherwise regulated by ordinance.
(5) 
All properties, rights and interests acquired under the provisions of this section shall be acquired, held, owned, transferred and conveyed in the name of the City of West Allis, and all agreements, contracts, transfers and conveyances in connection therewith shall be made and executed in the name of the City.
(6) 
Any mortgage bonds for the acquisition of funds for the Municipal Parking System shall be issued by the City, following approval by the Common Council, of the report of the Municipal Parking Utility prescribing the amount and maturites of the proposed bonds and the purpose of the same.
(7) 
The Common Council may, in its discretion, appropriate moneys for the purposes of a Municipal Parking System in anticipation of the issuance of mortgage bonds. Such appropriations of money shall be repaid to the City from the proceeds of the bonds issued pursuant hereto.
(8) 
The Municipal Parking System hereby created shall consist of all off-street and on-street parking facilities, both metered and unmetered, heretofore or hereafter established.
(9) 
The Municipal Parking Utility Board shall submit an annual progress report to the Common Council on or before September 1 of each year.
[Ord. 6321, 6/3/1997; Ord. O-2005-0005, 1/18/2005, repeal]
(1) 
The Commission on Aging shall consist of nine (9) members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Common Council. At least six (6) of the members shall be sixty (60) years of age or older. One member shall be an older adult experienced representative from West Central Interfaith, and two (2) members shall be representatives of the general public. No more than two (2) members may be elected to any office. The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The Mayor shall designate one of the members as chairperson. The initial appointments to establish the Commission shall be three (3) members for one (1) year, three (3) members for two (2) years, and three (3) members for three (3) years. Thereafter, the appointments shall be for terms of three (3) years.
[Ord. 6267, 10/29/1996; Ord. 6324, 7/1/1997]
(2) 
Time and Place of Meetings. The Commission shall meet not less than once each month. Meetings shall normally be held at the City Hall but may, with sufficient advance announcement, be held at any suitable place within the City in order to facilitate its work.
(3) 
Functions and Duties.
(a) 
Advise the Common Council annually of its activities, make recommendations to the Common Council in areas affecting the welfare of senior citizens, either upon its own initiative or upon referral of matters to it by the Common Council.
(b) 
Keep advised of activities of Federal, State, and County Agencies working in the area of the problems of senior citizens and, where indicated, provide liaison with such other governmental agencies.
(c) 
Conduct a continuous study of the needs of senior citizens within the City through census data, questionnaires, hearings and informal discussions in the areas of housing, medical care, recreation, part time employment and other concerns of senior citizens.
(d) 
Attempt to identify and catalog community resources of all kinds which are available to meet the needs of senior citizens.
(e) 
Recommend to appropriate agencies those community resources which should be instituted, improved or enlarged in order to meet the needs of senior citizens.
(f) 
Review and approve Commission and Senior Center budgets for consideration by the Mayor and Common Council in order to finance its work.
(g) 
Perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to it by the Common Council.
(h) 
Cooperate with other Boards, Commissions and Committees of the City where matters affecting senior citizens are involved.
(4) 
Senior Center.
(a) 
Program Responsibility. The Commission shall authorize the development of programs and activities for the West Allis Senior Center and shall approve such programs and activities for implementation. The Commission may establish rules and regulations for the administration of such programs and activities consistent with the provisions of this subsection.
(b) 
Staff. The Health Department, upon approval by the Common Council, shall provide staff as necessary to assist the Commission in performing the duties assigned to it under this subsection. Such staff as may be provided shall perform their duties under the direction and supervision of the Health Commissioner.
(c) 
Volunteers. The Commission may review and approve the scope of volunteer usage, to assist in the implementation of programs and activities at the Senior Center. Volunteers shall serve without compensation or reimbursement for any expenses incurred.
(d) 
Membership.
1. 
Membership for purposes of participation in Senior Center programs and activities shall be open to any resident of Milwaukee County. However, the Commission may establish a minimum age for such membership, provided that any minimum age so established does not conflict with any County, State or Federal law or regulation governing the public use of the facility for Senior Center activities and programs. The Commission may exclude from participation all persons who willfully violate rules and regulations.
2. 
The Commission may establish and collect a reasonable fee for participation in Senior Center programs and activities.
(e) 
Intergovernmental Cooperation. The Commission may cooperate, by agreement, with other governmental entities for the receipt or furnishing of services for any approved program or activity.
(f) 
The Commission shall authorize contracts for services for activities and programs conducted at the Senior Center.
(g) 
The Commission shall review monthly all vouchers for bills, claims and other expenses for Senior Center programs and activities.
(h) 
Donations and Contributions. The Commission may receive, on behalf of the City, by devise, bequest or gift, property for the purpose of operation of the Senior Center in accordance with rules which may from time to time be promulgated by the Common Council.
(i) 
Budget. The Commission shall review and approve Commission and Senior Center budgets for operation of programs and activities at the Senior Center.
(5) 
Committees.
(a) 
Committees. The Commission shall have authority to delegate and appoint members to such activity committees as may be deemed necessary from time to time to implement various projects and programs approved by the Commission.
[Ord. 6267, 10/29/1996]
Pursuant to Chapter 166 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the following program of emergency government is hereby adopted.
(1) 
Overall Control. The Mayor and Common Council shall have overall control of the program of emergency government for the City consistent with Section 6.036 of this Code.
(2) 
Head of Emergency Government Services.
(a) 
The Common Council shall appoint an Emergency Government Director who shall be the head of Emergency Government Services for the City. The Director shall have the powers and duties specified in Chapter 166 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and shall be responsible to the Common Council. The Emergency Government Director shall be a resident of the City.
(b) 
The Common Council shall also appoint a Deputy Emergency Government Director who shall have the powers and duties of the Emergency Government Director in the latter's absence. The Deputy shall be a resident of the City.
(3) 
Operation. The Emergency Government Services of the City shall operate in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Emergency Operations Plan, which has been adopted by resolution of the Common Council and with any Operational Survival Plan set up by the Emergency Government Director, approved by the Administrator of the Division of Emergency Government, Wisconsin Department of Local Affairs and Development, and adopted by resolution of the Common Council. A copy of the current State of Wisconsin Emergency Operations Plan and Operational Survival Plan adopted by the Common Council shall be kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
(4) 
Emergency Government Advisory Committee.
(a) 
There is hereby created an Emergency Government Advisory Committee consisting of the following:
1. 
The Mayor and the President of the Common Council shall be members of the Committee, ex officio.
2. 
The Emergency Government Director.
3. 
The Chief of Police.
4. 
The Fire Chief.
5. 
The Superintendent of Public Works.
6. 
The Health Commissioner.
7. 
A representative of the administrative staff of the West Allis-West Milwaukee Joint School District No. 1.
8. 
Three (3) representatives of other segments of the community, appointed by the Mayor, with the advice of the Emergency Government Director and his deputies.
(b) 
The Emergency Government Advisory Committee shall act in an advisory capacity only. The Mayor shall be Chairman of the Committee and shall preside at all meetings. He may appoint sub-committees and delegate to them various duties, and shall have any and all powers necessary to carry out and effectuate the purposes for which the Committee is established.
(5) 
Participation. All employees of the City, all Departments, Boards, Bureaus, Committees, officers and agents of said City, are hereby directed to participate in and become members of the Emergency Government Organization for the City and to participate in all official test exercises when requested.
(1) 
The Joint Action Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of Milwaukee County providing for a County-Municipal Joint Action Emergency Government plan of organization which was adopted by said County Board on the 1st day of October, 1980, is hereby ratified and accepted as follows:
"99.06 Unification and Consolidation of County Emergency Government Functions. To reduce the overall cost of the emergency government to Milwaukee County and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness to the various emergency government units within the County, the County Executive, wherever appropriate, may negotiate agreements of mutual aid with other municipalities or counties in the metropolitan community pursuant to Chapter 22 of the Wisconsin Statutes, sec. 59.083(1) or sec. 66.30 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Such agreements shall not be binding on Milwaukee County until approved by the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors."
The ratification and acceptance of this Joint Action provision shall constitute a Mutual Agreement between the City of West Allis and the County of Milwaukee.
(2) 
The County Emergency Government Director, appointed and employed by Milwaukee County, is hereby designated and appointed County Emergency Government Director for the City of West Allis, subject to the conditions and provisions as set forth in the Wisconsin Statutes and these Milwaukee County Joint Action provisions.
(1) 
Definitions. As used in this ordinance, unless clearly indicated by the context:
(a) 
"Attack" means any action taken by an enemy of the United States, causing, or threatening to cause, substantial damage or injury to persons or property in the State in any manner.
(b) 
"Duly authorized deputy" means a person presently authorized by law or ordinance to perform all the functions, exercise all powers and discharge all duties of an office in the event the office is vacant, as provided in sec. 17.03 of the Wisconsin Statutes, or lack administration due to absence or physical, mental or legal disability of the incumbent officer.
(c) 
"Emergency interim successor" means a person designated under this section, if the officer is unavailable to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of an office until a successor is appointed or elected and qualified as provided by law or until a lawful incumbent is able to resume the exercise of the powers and discharge the duties of the office.
(d) 
"Unavailable" means that during a state of emergency resulting from enemy action, either a vacancy in office exists and there is no deputy authorized to exercise all of the powers and discharge the duties of the office, or that the lawful incumbent of the office and his duly authorized Deputy are absent or unable to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the office.
(2) 
Designation, Status, Qualification and Terms of Emergency Interim Successors. Pursuant to the enabling authority granted by Chapter 22 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Common Council of the City of West Allis makes the following provisions for emergency succession of City offices:
(a) 
Elective Officers. Within thirty (30) days following the effective date of this ordinance, and thereafter within thirty (30) days after first entering upon the duties of his office, each elected officer of the City shall designate such number of emergency interim successors to his office and specify their rank in order of succession after any duly authorized deputy so there will be not less than three (3) emergency interim successors for the office.
(b) 
Appointive Offices. The Mayor, and all other appointing bodies or officers, subject to confirmation by the Common Council shall, within the time specified in subsection (a) of this section, in addition to any duly authorized Deputy, designate for those offices of the City to which they make original appointments such number of emergency interim successors and specify their rank in order of succession after any duly authorized Deputy so there will be not less than three (3) emergency interim successors for each officer.
(c) 
Review of Designations. The incumbent in the case of those elective officers specified in subsection (a) of this section, and the Mayor or other appointing body or officer in the case of those appointive officers specified in subsection (b) of this section, shall review and, as necessary, promptly revise the designations of emergency interim successors to insure that at all times there are at least three (3) such qualified emergency interim successors for each officer.
(d) 
Qualifications. No person shall be designated or serve as an emergency interim successor unless he may, under the constitution and statutes of this state and the ordinances of this City, hold the office of the person whose powers and duties he is designated to succeed, but no provision of any ordinance of law prohibiting an officer of employee of this City from holding another office shall be applicable to an emergency interim successor, provided that no person shall be designated emergency interim successors to more than one officer.
(e) 
Status of Emergency Interim Successor. A person designated as an emergency interim successor holds that designation at the pleasure of the designator and may be removed or replaced by said designating authority at any time, with or without cause, provided that he must be replaced if removed. He retains his designation as emergency interim successor until replaced by another appointed by the authorized designator or his successor.
(3) 
Assumption of Powers and Duties by Emergency Interim Successor. If, in the event of an attack, any officer or his duly authorized Deputy is unavailable, his emergency interim successors exercise the powers and discharge the duties of such officer. An emergency interim successor shall exercise these powers and discharge the duties only until such time as the lawful incumbent officer or any duly authorized Deputy or emergency interim successor higher in rank or in order of succession exercises, or resumes the exercise of the powers and duties of the office, or until, where an actual vacancy exists, a successor is appointed to fill such vacancy or is elected and qualified as provided by law.
(4) 
Recording and publication. The designation and rank of an emergency interim successor shall become effective when the designator files with the City Clerk the successor's name, address and rank in order of succession. The City Clerk shall keep on file all such data regarding emergency interim successors and it shall be open to public inspection.
(5) 
Formalities of Taking Office. At the time of their resignation, emergency interim successors shall take such oath as may be required to qualify them to exercise the powers and discharge the duties of the officer which they may succeed. No person as a prerequisite to the exercise of the powers or discharge of the duties of an officer whom he succeeds shall be required to comply with any other provision of law relative to taking office.
(6) 
Emergency Meetings of the Governing Body. During an emergency resulting from enemy action in the form of an attack, the Common Council of the City of West Allis may, notwithstanding any ordinance or bylaw to the contrary, call and conduct regular, special and emergency meetings and reconstitute itself in the following manner:
(a) 
Any member of the governing body, including any acting emergency interim successor, may call a meeting of the governing body by notifying every other available member or acting successor personally or by leaving written notice at his place of abode of the time and place of such meeting. The place of meeting may be within or without the City or State, as provided by sec. 22.18 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(b) 
Whenever the number of members of the governing body, include acting emergency interim successors, not unavailable for a meeting thereof shall be less than a quorum or less than the number required by law to approve any ordinance, resolution or other action pending before the body, any number of members of their acting emergency interim successors may meet for the purpose of reconstituting the governing body and may designate emergency interim successors to succeed to the powers and duties of any unavailable Alderman in accordance with the provisions of this ordinance.
(7) 
Compensation. No compensation shall be paid to any emergency interim successor, unless otherwise authorized by the Common Council.
(8) 
It shall be the duty of every City officer and Department head to insure the preservation of records which he is required by law to keep.
(9) 
Separability Clause. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions hereof. The Common Council hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, phrases or portions thereof may be declared invalid or unconstitutional.
[Ord. O-2003-0023, 3/4/2003]
(1) 
Term Limits. The Common Council, except as otherwise provided herein, shall not approve or confirm the reappointment of a citizen member to any Board or Commission which would result in such citizen being a member on such Board or Commission for more than two (2) consecutive terms where the term of office is five (5) years or more, for more than three (3) consecutive terms where the term of office is four (4) years, for more than four (4) consecutive terms where the term of office is three (3) years, or for more than six (6) consecutive terms where the term of office is two (2) years or less. Notwithstanding said limitations on consecutive terms, the Common Council may, upon the request of the Mayor, approve and confirm the reappointment of any citizen member by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all of the Alderpersons. For purposes of this section, appointments to fill unexpired terms on any Board or Commission shall not be counted as a term of office. A citizen member is defined to be a person who is not an employee or officer of the City.
(2) 
Reappointment. A citizen member who has served the full term limits as set forth in subsection (1) and who has not been reappointed by the Mayor and confirmed by two-thirds (2/3) of the Common Council shall not be eligible to serve on the same Board or Commission for a period of two (2) years from the expiration of the term or the date the person no longer serves, whichever is later.
(3) 
Effect of Common Council Refusal to Confirm. If the Common Council fails to approve a reappointment pursuant to subsection (1), the citizen member shall be authorized to continue to serve as a hold over member for a period of ninety (90) days. Thereafter, the position on the Board or Commission shall be vacant and the non-approved hold over member shall no longer serve. During the ninety (90) day period, the Mayor shall nominate a new citizen member for Common Council approval. If the Mayor fails to nominate a citizen member within ninety (90) days of Common Council refusal to consent, the Common Council President may then make such nomination.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 2.475, Attendance at Board and Committee Meetings by Members, as amended, was superseded 2-19-2013 by Ord. O-2013-0003. For current provisions, see Section 2.57.
[Ord. 6352, 1/6/1998; Ord. O-2014-0051, 9/2/2014]
(1) 
Legislative Intent. In order to insure fair play and due process in the administration of the affairs, ordinances, resolutions and bylaws of the City, the Common Council hereby declares that the provisions of Chapter 68 of the Wisconsin Statutes, relating to municipal administration review procedure, shall be in full force and effect in the City, except as otherwise provided herein.
(2) 
Reviewable Determination. The following determinations are reviewable under this section:
(a) 
The grant or denial in whole or in part after application of an initial permit, license, right, privilege, or authority, except an alcohol beverage license.
(b) 
The suspension, revocation or nonrenewal of an existing permit, license, right, privilege, or authority, except the grant, denial, suspension or revocation of an alcohol beverage license under 125.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes and section 9.02(20) of the Revised Municipal Code.
(c) 
The denial of a grant of money or other thing of substantial value under a statute or ordinance prescribing conditions of eligibility for such grant.
(d) 
The imposition of a penalty or a sanction upon any person except a municipal employee or officer, other than by a court.
(3) 
Determinations not subject to review. Except as provided in section 2.48(2), the following determinations are not reviewable:
(a) 
A legislative enactment of the Common Council. A legislative enactment is an ordinance, resolution, formal written policy or adopted motion of the Common Council.
(b) 
Any action subject to administrative or judicial review procedures under statutes other than those set forth in Chapter 68 of the Wisconsin Statutes or other ordinances of the City.
(c) 
The denial of a tort contract, or other claim for money, required to be filed with the City pursuant to statutory procedures for the filing of such claims.
(d) 
The suspension, removal or disciplining or nonrenewal of a contract of a municipal employee or officer.
(e) 
The grant, denial, suspension of an alcohol beverage license or permit under section 125.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes or section 9.02(20) of the Revised Municipal Code.
(f) 
Judgments and orders of courts.
(g) 
Determinations made during labor negotiations.
(h) 
Any action or determination which is subject to administrative review procedures under 9.02(7) or any other ordinance providing different administrative procedures.
(i) 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, or Chapter 68 of the Wisconsin Statutes, any other action or determination of the City or any officer, employee, agent, agency, committee, board, or commission of the City which does not involve the constitutionally protected right of a specified person or persons to due process in connection with the action or determination.
(4) 
Initial Determinations. Where applicable, all officers, employees, agents, agencies, Committees, Boards and Commissions of the City shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 68 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and shall conduct initial administrative reviews of their own determinations, in accordance with section 68.09 of the Wisconsin Statutes, upon filing of a proper written request therefor.
(5) 
Administrative Appeals; How Taken.
(a) 
Administrative appeals under section 68.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes, except as modified by ordinance pursuant of section 68.16 of the Wisconsin Statutes, shall be filed in writing with the City Clerk. The Clerk, upon receipt of a duly filed appeal, together with the fee set forth in subsection (b), shall set a date for hearing thereon. The Clerk shall attempt to schedule a date for hearing within 15 days of receipt of the notice of appeal. If the Administrative Appeals Review Board and the appellant cannot agree upon a date, the Clerk shall then select a date for hearing within 30 days of receipt of the notice of appeal. The hearing date may be adjourned upon mutual agreement of the appellant and the Administrative Appeals Review Board. The Clerk shall serve the appellant with notice of such hearing at least three (3) days before such hearing and shall forward the notice of appeal, date for hearing, and the record of proceedings theretofore had in the matter, if any, to the Administrative Appeals Review Board.
(b) 
The fee for filing an administrative appeal shall be fifty dollars ($50) and shall be paid at the time of filing. An appeal shall not be considered filed until the fee is paid and the time to schedule a hearing under subsection (a) shall not commence until the fee is paid.
(6) 
Administrative Appeals Review Board.
(a) 
There is hereby created for the City an Administrative Appeals Review Board consisting of three (3) members, which shall have the duty and responsibility of hearing appeals from the initial administrative determinations or decisions of officers, employees, agents, agencies, Committees, Boards and Commissions of the City filed, in accordance with section 68.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes and the provisions of this section, and making a final determination thereon.
(b) 
In conducting administrative review hearings and making final decisions, the Board shall be governed by the provisions of sections 68.11 and 68.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(c) 
The Administrative Appeals Review Board shall consist of the Mayor, one Alderman and one citizen. The Alderman member shall be designated annually by the Mayor at the first meeting of the Common Council in June of each year and shall be subject to confirmation by the Common Council. The citizen member shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation of the Common Council, for a two-year term commencing on July 1 of even numbered years. The Mayor shall serve as Chairman of the Board. The Mayor may appoint, subject to confirmation, for a two-year term, one alternate member who shall act with full power only when a member of the Board is absent or refuses to serve because of interest in the subject matter of the appeal. The Board may adopt rules for conduct of hearing, not in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions of section 68.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(7) 
Common Council Reviews. Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this section, when a request is made for review of an administrative decision of the Common Council, said review shall be conducted by the Common Council. The hearing procedure set forth in section 68.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes shall be followed except that the Common Council shall hear the matter. The review of the determination shall be the "final determination," as provided in section 68.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and there shall be no further administrative review. Requests made under this subsection shall be filed with the City Clerk within the time period set forth in section 68.10(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Appeals of a final determination shall be filed with the City Clerk within the time prescribed in section 68.13(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(8) 
Alternative Procedures. The provisions of this ordinance shall not be deemed to repeal or supersede the provisions of any other ordinances in conflict herewith or providing other procedures for review of administrative determinations within the City, except when otherwise specifically provided in said ordinances.
[Ord. O-2016-0019, 4/4/2016; Ord. O-2018-0024, 5/15/2018]
(1) 
Establishment. The Capital Improvement Committee is created to recommend, review and update a capital improvement program for the City.
(2) 
How Constituted.
(a) 
The Capital Improvement Committee shall consist of the following members.
1. 
The Mayor.
2. 
A member of the Board of Public Works.
3. 
A member of the Administration and Finance Committee.
4. 
A member of the Plan Commission.
5. 
Two (2) citizen members.
6. 
The City Administrator.
7. 
The Finance Director/Comptroller/Treasurer or designee.
8. 
The Director of Public Works or designee.
9. 
The Director of Development or designee.
10. 
The City Engineer or designee.
(b) 
The member of the Board of Public Works, the member of the Administration and Finance Committee, the member of the Plan Commission, and the two (2) citizen members shall be appointed by the Mayor. The member of the Administration and Finance Committee and the member of the Board of Public Works shall be appointed annually. The citizen members shall be appointed for terms of three (3) years each. All appointments by the Mayor are subject to the confirmation of the Common Council.
(3) 
Organization and Procedure.
(a) 
The Chairman of the Committee shall be designated by the Mayor.
(b) 
Meetings shall be held biannually in conjunction with the budget process, or more frequently, as necessary, at the call of the Chairman or a majority of the entire Committee. The meetings shall be held at a time and place specified by the Committee and shall be open to the public.
(c) 
A quorum shall consist of six (6) members, and all official actions shall require a majority vote.
(d) 
Written minutes shall be kept showing all action taken and recommendations made; the City Clerk shall provide staff for the Committee.
(e) 
The Committee may adopt additional rules, not inconsistent herewith, for the transaction of its business.
(4) 
Definitions.
(a) 
"Capital Assets" are known as fixed assets and include - land, land improvements, easements, buildings and improvements, equipment, technological software, capital leases, technology equipment, recycling and waste management equipment, parks and open spaces, infrastructure (streets, roads, alleys, bridges; tunnels; water, drainage and sewer systems; lighting systems, traffic control, underground conduit and wired communications), and other similar items that the Common Council may from time to time require.
(b) 
"Capital Equipment" means any single asset/single piece of equipment.
(c) 
"Capital Improvement Plan" or "Capital Improvement Program" means a plan/prioritization of capital projects and capital equipment, their costs, and methods of financing.
(d) 
"Capital Project" is a project for the construction, transformation, or renovation of permanent infrastructure.
(e) 
"Capital Outlay" means money spent to fund a capital project, also known as capital expenditures. It does not include incidental repair or maintenance of a capital asset.
(5) 
Duties and Responsibilities. The Committee shall:
(a) 
Annually, prior to September 1, develop and recommend a five-year capital improvement plan for submittal to the Common Council for action. The plan shall be based on capital project requests submitted by City departments and shall include items described under (5) below.
(b) 
Establish criteria to determine the priority of requests including, but not limited to:
1. 
Risk to health, safety and environment and regulatory or mandated requirement.
2. 
Existing asset condition, recurring maintenance and repair costs, and expected lifecycle.
3. 
The effect of the request on the achievement of any goal in the City's strategic plan, comprehensive plan or other plans the Common Council has approved.
4. 
The interrelationship of each capital program/project with other capital projects.
5. 
The capacity of the request to fit within funding and debt service targets as determined by the City's fiscal policies.
6. 
Impact on City operational finances, including operational costs savings, revenue generation, etc. due to program or project completion and economic sustainability of the program or project.
7. 
Purpose/reason for the program or project.
8. 
Program or project encourages economic development/maintains or grows tax base.
9. 
Program or project maintains or increases the level of efficiency of City services.
10. 
Environmental sustainability of the program or project.
(c) 
Consider and report or recommend on such other matters as may be referred to it from time to time by the Common Council.
(6) 
Authority. The Capital Improvement Program shall include requests for capital assets, equipment and projects having a useful life of more than one year; and a cost of at least ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
(7) 
Reports.
(a) 
Prepare status reports of the status of approved capital projects for submission to the Common Council as requested.
(8) 
Committee Requests. All City departments and agencies shall cooperate with the Committee and provide assistance whenever the Committee so requests.
The Board of Canvassers for municipal elections shall be composed of the City Clerk and two other reputable citizens appointed by the Clerk prior to the data of the election being canvassed. If the City Clerk is a candidate at the election being canvassed, the other two (2) members shall designate a third member to serve in lieu of the Clerk for that election. The duties of the Board of Canvassers shall be as set forth in the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 2.51, Economic Development Partnership Committee, adopted 10-29-1996 by Ord. No. 6269, was repealed 2-16-2016 by Ord. No. O-2016-0012.
[Ord. O-2015-0039, 7/7/2015]
(1) 
Creation. Section 66.0615 of the Wisconsin State Statutes permits a single municipality the ability to create a Tourism Commission. This amendment to the City of West Allis Revised Municipal Code (RMC) hereby creates a West Allis Tourism Commission.
(2) 
Purpose. The City of West Allis recognizes that marketing of the City as an important part of a broad-based tourism promotion and development program resulting in economic development benefits. The Tourism Commission shall have the following purposes:
(a) 
To be the receiving body and monitor the collection of local room tax revenue at an amount apportioned per State Statutes.
(b) 
To provide the City a Commission whose role would include tourism promotion and development through marketing of projects to promote the City, tourist informational services, or municipal development significantly used by tourists, and attract tourists, per State Statutes.
(c) 
To fund tourism marketing for activities and products available in the City of West Allis.
(d) 
To contract with the West Allis Convention and Visitors Bureau to perform the functions of a tourism entity by obtaining staff, support services, and assisting in development and implementation of programs to promote the City of West Allis to visitors.
(3) 
How Constituted and Terms. Members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall be confirmed by a majority vote of the members of the Common Council who are present when the vote is taken. Commissioners shall serve for a one-year term, at the pleasure of the appointing official, and may be reappointed. The West Allis Tourism Commission shall consist of five (5) Commission members.
(a) 
Members:
(i) 
Mayor.
(ii) 
City Administrator or a designee.
(iii) 
One (1) Common Council member.
(iv) 
One (1) West Allis citizen at large.
(v) 
One (1) representative of the West Allis hotel and motel industry.
(b) 
The Commission shall meet regularly and, from among its members, shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Secretary.
(c) 
The Commission shall adopt regulations and rules for its own governance.
(d) 
Commission members shall serve without compensation.
(e) 
Special meetings may be called by the Chair.
(4) 
Powers and Duties. The Commission shall:
(a) 
Have exclusive control of the expenditures of the collection of all room tax imposed by the City of West Allis.
(b) 
Formulate and submit an annual budget pursuant to financial policies and procedures of the City after giving due consideration to the anticipated tax revenues collected under the room tax. The City shall not budget and make payments in excess of the tax collected under Section 1.12 of the RMC, less administrative expenses. No expenditures exceeding the budget approved by the Common Council shall be made without an appropriated fund transfer approved by the Common Council.
(c) 
Stimulate, promote, advertise, develop, and publicize tourism and development of the City and hotel/business community.
(d) 
Support and assist the efforts of local organizations to promote local businesses and to attract visitors to the City of West Allis.
(e) 
Annually report to the Common Council on the success of the Commission's activities.
(f) 
Control the promotion, management, and maintenance of promotional materials that are produced by the West Allis Convention and Visitors Bureau, including but not limited to media buys, website, creation of and distribution of printed or electronic promotional tourist materials, or efforts to recruit conventions, sporting events, or other groups.
(g) 
Finance development initiatives that will help attract tourism, events, or leverage other funds.
(h) 
Tourism Commission will oversee two subcommittees for event coordination within the City.
[Ord. O-2019-0001, 2/7/2019]
1. 
Farmers Market Committee.
a. 
The Farmers Market Committee shall monitor the operation of the West Allis Farmers Market by making decisions and recommendations that support the long-term success of the Farmers Market. The Committee will review the criteria for vendor eligibility, determine market rules, and advertise the market through promotions and outreach planning. The Committee will work with the Tourism Commission and Communications Department to coordinate new events and marketing efforts.
b. 
The Farmers Market Committee shall consist of the following members:
(i) 
City of West Allis Tourism and Events Coordinator, who shall also serve as Chair (indefinite term as ex officio).
(ii) 
One (1) representative of the City of West Allis Health Department (indefinite term as ex officio).
(iii) 
One (1) Farmers Market attendant (indefinite term as ex officio).
(iv) 
One (1) representative of the Farmers Market vendors (two-year term).
(v) 
Two (2) representatives of the West Allis community and/or business community (two-year term).
(vi) 
The Mayor, or their designee (indefinite term as ex officio).
(vii) 
The City Administrator, or their designee (indefinite term as ex officio).
c. 
Fees and rates for use of stalls and stands or rental of the entire premises or part thereof shall be established within the most current Schedule of Fees resolution.
[Ord. O-2019-0015, 4/1/2019]
2. 
Events Committee.
a. 
The Events Committee shall be responsible for annually planning and implementing community programs and events in the City of West Allis.
b. 
The Events Committee shall consist of the following members:
(i) 
The Mayor, or their designee, who shall also serve as chair (indefinite term as ex officio).
(ii) 
City of West Allis Tourism and Events Coordinator, who shall also serve as Vice Chair (permanent term).
(iii) 
One (1) representative of sponsoring and/or contributing organizations (two-year term).
(iv) 
One (1) representative of the Downtown West Allis Business Improvement District, or their designee (permanent term).
(v) 
One (1) representative of business (two-year term).
(vi) 
At least one (1) or more citizen representatives (two-year term).
(vii) 
The Director of the School District Recreation Department, or their designee (permanent term).
(viii) 
The City Administrator, or their designee (indefinite term as ex officio).
(5) 
Funding. Funding is structured as follows:
(a) 
Section 66.0615 of the Wisconsin State Statutes permits a municipality to adopt an ordinance or resolution imposing a tax on the privilege of furnishing, at retail, rooms or lodging to transients by hotel keepers, motel operators, and other persons furnishing accommodations that are available to the public. This tax is commonly referred to as a "room tax." The Common Council, under Ordinance 6637, adopted the provisions of a Hotel and Motel Room Tax and provisions are listed under Section 1.12 of the RMC.
(b) 
The City shall allocate local room tax collections, at an amount apportioned per State Statutes, to the West Allis Tourism Commission to promote tourism and development in the community.
(6) 
Reporting. The Commission will report annually to the Common Council on expenditures and value-added achievements related to tourism and development in the community.
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Editor's Note: Former Section 2.52, adopted 8-15-1995 by Ord. 6176 was repealed 1-18-2005 by Ord. O-2005-0006.
[Ord. O-2015-0040, 7/7/2015]
(1) 
Creation. This amendment to the City of West Allis Revised Municipal Code (RMC) hereby creates a West Allis Convention and Visitors Bureau under the Mayor.
(2) 
Purpose. The City of West Allis recognizes that marketing of the City as an important part of a broad-based tourism promotion and municipal development program. The Convention and Visitors Bureau shall have the following purposes:
(a) 
To provide marketing efforts/services, including advertising, media buys, website management, creation of and distribution of printed or electronic promotional tourist materials, or efforts to recruit conventions, sporting events, or other groups.
(b) 
To provide tourism promotion through marketing of projects and implementation of programs to promote the City, tourist informational services, or municipal development significantly used by tourists, and attract tourists.
(3) 
Duties and Responsibilities. The Convention and Visitors Bureau shall be under the direction and supervision of the Mayor. The Mayor, in conjunction with the City Administrator, shall plan, direct, and coordinate and execute the functions of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
(4) 
Cooperation. The Convention and Visitors Bureau shall enter into a cooperation agreement with the West Allis Tourism Commission for funding of such aforementioned purposes.
(5) 
Staff. The Mayor shall appoint, under the Classified Service and the Unclassified Service, the staff necessary for performing the duties and responsibilities of the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
(6) 
Reporting. The Convention and Visitors Bureau shall report annually to the Tourism Commission on expenditures and value-added achievements related to tourism and development in the community.
[Ord. O-2003-0025, 3/4/2003; Ord. O-2014-0015, 2/18/2014]
(1) 
Authority. Section 66.1335 of the Wisconsin Statutes authorizes the Common Council to adopt an ordinance creating a Housing and Community Development Authority.
(2) 
Findings and Declarations. The findings and declarations made in Sections 66.1201, 66.1331, 66.1333, and 66.1337 of the Wisconsin Statutes are in all respects adopted, restated and incorporated herein; there exists a need for blight elimination, slum clearance, urban renewal and community development programs and projects and housing projects in the City; a Housing and Community Development Authority, functioning within the City, constitutes an effective and efficient means for preventing and eliminating slums in blighted areas and preventing the reoccurrence thereof and for the elimination of unsanitary or unsafe inhabited dwelling accommodations and providing safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons of low income; and, the necessity for said Authority is hereby declared as a matter of legislative determination.
(3) 
Creation. Pursuant to Section 66.1335 of the Wisconsin Statutes, there is hereby created the Housing and Community Development Authority, as a separate body politic, for the purpose of carrying out blight elimination, slum clearance, urban renewal programs and projects and housing projects; which Authority shall be known as the "Community Development Authority of the City of West Allis."
(4) 
Termination of Housing Authority. The Housing Authority of the City of West Allis created under former Section 66.40 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and operating in the City is terminated, and all powers, duties and functions set out in Section 66.1201 of the Wisconsin Statutes for housing authorities are hereby vested in the Community Development Authority.
(5) 
Exclusive Authority. The Community Development Authority shall have the exclusive power to proceed to carry on blight elimination, slum clearance and urban renewal projects in the City of West Allis, except that the City may apply, accept and contract for federal grants, advances and loans under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 C.P.L. 93-383.
(6) 
Commissioners. The Mayor shall, with the confirmation of a majority vote of the Common Council, appoint seven (7) resident persons having sufficient ability and experience in the fields of urban renewal, community development and housing, as Commissioners of the Community Development Authority.
(a) 
Two (2) of the Commissioners shall be members of the Common Council and shall serve during their term of office as Council members.
(b) 
The first appointments of the five (5) non-Council members shall be for the following terms: two (2) for one-year and one (1) each for terms of two (2), three (3) and four (4) years. Thereafter, the terms of non-Council members shall be four (4) years and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
(c) 
Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term as provided in this subsection.
(d) 
Commissioners shall be reimbursed their actual and necessary expenses, including local travel expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.
(7) 
Powers and Duties.
(a) 
The Community Development Authority shall have all powers, duties and functions set out in Sections 66.1201 and 66.1335 of the Wisconsin Statutes for housing and redevelopment authorities and, as to all housing projects initiated by the Community Development Authority, it shall proceed under Section 66.1201 of the Wisconsin Statutes, and as to all projects relating to blight elimination, slum clearance, urban renewal, and redevelopment programs, it shall proceed under Sections 66.1105, 66.1301 to 66.1327, 66.1331, 66.1333, or 66.1337 of the Wisconsin Statutes, as determined appropriate by the Common Council on a project-by-project basis.
(b) 
The Community Development Authority shall act as the agent of the City in planning and carrying out community development programs and activities approved by the Mayor and Common Council under the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. As to all community development programs and activities undertaken by the City under the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the Community Development Authority shall proceed under all applicable laws and ordinances not inconsistent with the laws of this state.
(c) 
The Community Development Authority shall act as agent of the City to perform all acts, except the development of the general plan of the City which may be otherwise performed by the Plan Commission under Sections 66.1105, 66.1301 to 66.1327, 66.1331, or 66.1337 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(8) 
Tax exemption. Bonds issued on or after January 28, 1987, by the Community Development Authority are declared, pursuant to Section 66.1335(5m) of the Wisconsin Statutes, to be issued for an essential public and governmental purpose and to be public instrumentalities and, together with interest thereon and income therefrom, are exempt from taxes.
(9) 
Controlling Law. The powers conferred under this section shall be in addition and supplemental to the powers conferred by any other law or ordinance. Insofar as this section is inconsistent with any other law, this section shall control.
(10) 
Construction. This section shall be construed liberally to effect its purposes and the enumeration of specific powers herein does not restrict the meaning of any general grant of power contained in this section nor does it exclude other powers comprehended in such general grant, as provided in Section 66.1335(7) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(11) 
Severability. If any provision of this section or any provision of any rule or regulation lawfully promulgated hereunder or any application of this section or rule or regulation promulgated hereunder to any person, firm or corporation or circumstances is held invalid or inoperative, such invalidity or inoperativeness shall not affect other provisions or applications of this section or rules or regulations. The Common Council hereby declares the provisions of this section and all rules and regulations promulgated hereunder are severable.
(12) 
Appeal. The determination of any staff member of the Community Development Authority may be appealed to the Community Development Authority within thirty (30) days of the determination. Decisions of the Community Development Authority are final and shall not be appealed except to circuit court pursuant to the provisions of Section 68.13 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Ord. 6277, 12/3/1996]
(1) 
Purposes. The Committee shall have the following purposes:
(a) 
To review and prepare recommendations relative to the City's official position on state and federal legislation, as well as state and federal administrative rules and policies.
(b) 
To coordinate and monitor all City Department activities with respect to state and federal legislation, as well as administrative rules and regulations.
(2) 
How Constituted. The Committee shall consist of five (5) members as follows:
[Ord. O-2005-0010, 2/1/2005]
(a) 
The Mayor, who shall serve as Chair.
(b) 
The Chairperson of the Advisory Committee, or his/her designee of another member of the Advisory Committee, who shall serve as Vice Chairperson.
[Ord. O-2012-0018, 6/5/2012]
(c) 
The City Administrative Officer, Clerk/Treasurer.
(d) 
The City Attorney.
(e) 
The Manager of Finance/Comptroller.
(3) 
Appointments and Terms of Office. Appointments and terms of office are indefinite and follow the incumbency for the positions.
(4) 
Organization and Procedure.
(a) 
The City Administrative Officer shall serve as Secretary to the Committee, being responsible for minutes, referrals, and communications.
(b) 
The meetings shall be held regularly during State legislative sessions, at the call of the Chair or majority of the Committee.
(c) 
A quorum shall consist of three (3) members and all official actions shall require a majority vote.
(d) 
The Mayor, as Chair, shall be the official spokesperson on all state and federal legislation and rulemaking. The Mayor is authorized to testify and send written communications on behalf of the City, consistent with the official position of the Legislative Committee and/or Common Council.
(e) 
Only upon specific delegation of such authority by the Mayor, Departments and Divisions of the City may testify and send written communications on behalf of the City, consistent with the official position of the Legislative Committee and/or the Common Council.
(f) 
The Legislative Committee, in the conduct of its routine review of legislative and rulemaking matters, shall concentrate its focus on those items that are of significance to City policy and operations.
[Ord. O-2015-0024, 4/7/2015]
(g) 
When the City has no official position, when the City's official position is unclear, or when time is of the essence, the Mayor shall confer with the Common Council President, or President's designee, and the Chair of the appropriate Common Council policy committee, and then testify and send written communications on legislation and rulemaking. The Mayor shall file a report with the Common Council monthly on such activity.
(h) 
The City Administrator shall provide a copy of the minutes of each Legislative Committee session to each Alderperson, but the minutes shall not be referred to the Common Council for action. Any Alderperson who wishes to take a stance differing from that taken by the Legislative Committee may do so.
[Ord. O-2015-0024, 4/7/2015]
(i) 
The Committee may adopt additional rules, not inconsistent herewith, for the transaction of its business.
[Ord. 6395, 9/1/1998]
(1) 
Purpose. To preserve, safeguard and promote the historic heritage of the city and its locality; to manage publicly owned or leased historical properties; to preserve and care for all records and other articles and materials of historical interest on behalf of the city; to promote and foster the historical education, pleasure and welfare of the community; and, to otherwise promote the general health, safety and welfare of the community; for these purposes and the necessity therefore in the public interest, the provisions of this section are enacted and declared as a matter of legislative determination and intent.
(2) 
Definitions. As used in this section:
(a) 
"City" means the City of West Allis.
(b) 
"Commission" means the Historical Commission of the City of West Allis.
(c) 
"Common Council" means the Common Council of the City.
(3) 
Created. There is hereby created an Historical Commission to be known as "The Historical Commission of the City of West Allis". The Commission shall have the powers and duties set forth in this section.
(4) 
Structure. The Commission shall consist of the Mayor, or his or her designee, the President of the Municipal Library Board of the City, or his or her designee, and five (5) members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council appointed for staggered five (5) year terms. The Director of Development, the Library Director, and the Director of Public Works of the City, or their respective designees, shall serve as non-voting members. At least two (2) members to be appointed by the Mayor shall be persons with professional qualifications in history or a related field, including, but not limited to, architecture, art history, urban and regional planning, or law. The two (2) members required to be appointed for their professional qualifications need not be residents of the City.
(5) 
Officers. The Mayor, or his or her designee, shall serve as Chairperson of the Commission and may appoint a member as Vice-Chairperson. The Chairperson shall preside at meetings, and the Vice-Chair shall preside in the absence of the Chairperson.
(6) 
Meetings. All meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public; the meetings shall be noticed and conducted in compliance with state laws relating to open meetings. The Commission may adopt rules of order for the conduct of its business.
(7) 
Volunteers. The Commission shall use volunteers to the maximum extent possible to perform the functions of the Commission.
(8) 
Staff. The Department of Development shall provide staff support for the Commission.
(9) 
Powers and Duties. The Commission shall possess the following powers and duties:
(a) 
Subject to approval and directive of the City, manage all lands, buildings or other property owned or leased by the City or which are otherwise under the custody and control of the City for historical purposes. Management obligations hereunder do not include maintenance of lands and buildings nor the provision of custodial services;
(b) 
Serve as trustee of the City in the preservation and care of all records, articles and other materials of historic interest and significance placed in its custody by the City;
(c) 
Assist in the collection and preservation of the books, documents and artifacts relating to the history of the City and its locality;
(d) 
Conduct lectures, exhibits and other programs upon local historical subjects; and for this purpose, cooperate with the local school board and other educational institutions and historical societies;
(e) 
Subject to approval of the City, receive, manage and dispose of gifts and donations for the benefit of the society, according to the terms of the deed of gift, devise or bequest;
(f) 
No fee shall be charged for admission to any historical property under its management; except, a fee may be collected for admission to defray the cost of lecturers, special exhibits, programs or events held on such property;
(g) 
Faithfully conserve, expend and apply all money received to the fulfillment of its powers and duties, consistent with its purposes as directed by the City;
(h) 
Make a report of its work and a budget request annually to the Mayor and Common Council of the City; and,
(i) 
Promulgate rules necessary and appropriate to the implementation of this section.
(8)
Cooperation. The Commission shall cooperate with the Municipal Library Board with respect to the management and preservation of books, periodicals, pamphlets, records, tracks, manuscripts, maps, charts and other papers, artifacts, relics, paintings, photographs and other materials illustrative of the history of West Allis and the localities that are under the custody and control of the Commission.
(9)
Historic Preservation. The Commission shall advise the City with respect to the acquisition and disposition of historic property or the making of any grants of funds to any public or private entity for the purpose of preserving or rehabilitating historic property, pursuant to § 66.037 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
(10)
Buildings and Grounds. Except as otherwise specifically provided by the City, the Department of Public Works shall maintain and provide custodial services for all lands and buildings owned or leased or which are otherwise under the custody and control of the City for historical purposes.
[Ord. 6555, 1/2/2001]
(1) 
How Constituted. The Youth Commission shall consist of twenty-four (24) members appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the Common Council. Twelve (12) members shall be from Nathan Hale High School, with two (2) from each grade level, except first-year students. Twelve (12) members shall be from West Allis Central High School, with two (2) from each grade level, except first-year students. Additionally, up to four (4) members may be appointed to the Commission from either other high schools located in West Allis or students living in West Allis and attending private high schools outside West Allis.
[Ord. 6639, 11/19/2002; Ord. O-2018-0036, 9/18/2018]
Any current members will continue to serve, but full implementation of Commission membership will be in September 2001.
In addition to the regular members of the Youth Commission, nine (9) adult advisors to the Youth Commission shall serve as ex officio members. Said members shall be the following individuals, or their designees: Mayor, Common Council President, School Board President, School Superintendent, Police Chief, School Recreation Director, and two (2) citizens at large.
(2) 
Terms. Initial appointments for the Youth Commission members shall be for the period of one (1) year. Thereafter, members may be reappointed through senior graduation.
Appointments of the adult advisors shall be for an indefinite term, except for the two (2) citizen members. Initial appointments of the two (2) citizen members shall be one (1) for two (2) years and one (1) for four (4) years. Thereafter, citizen appointments shall be for four (4) years.
(3) 
Time and Place of Meeting. The Youth Commission shall meet at least once a month, but may meet more frequently as necessary. Meetings shall generally be held at City Hall but may, with sufficient advance announcement and reason, be held at another suitable place within the City in order to do its work.
(4) 
Organization and Procedure.
(a) 
The Mayor shall annually appoint the Chair.
(b) 
A quorum shall be a majority of youth members.
(c) 
Written minutes shall be kept, showing all actions taken and recommendations made. A copy of such minutes shall be filed with the City Clerk/Treasurer.
(d) 
The Youth Commission may adopt rules, not inconsistent herewith, for the transaction of its business.
(e) 
All official actions shall be made by a majority vote of those present constituting a quorum.
(f) 
The Chair may designate a youth member to be recording secretary for taking the minutes.
(5) 
Functions and Duties. The purpose of the Youth Commission is to involve the youth of the City of West Allis in public decisions affecting them and to encourage them to take an active role in local government. The Youth Commission may develop community youth programs that promote said purpose, including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) 
Advise the Common Council annually of its activities, make recommendations to the Common Council in areas affecting the welfare of youth, either upon its own initiative or upon referral of matters to it by the Common Council.
(b) 
Respond, as necessary, to the needs of youth within the City.
(c) 
Recommend to appropriate agencies those community resources that should be instituted, improved, or enlarged in order to meet the needs of youth.
(d) 
Perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to it by the Common Council.
(e) 
Cooperate with other Boards, Commissions, and Committees of the City where matters affecting youth are involved.
[Ord. O-2013-0003, 2/19/2013[1]]
(1) 
The Chair of each board, commission, or committee shall report to the Mayor each instance in which a member is absent from three (3) consecutive meetings or five (5) meetings out of twelve (12). This provision shall not apply to the Medical Advisor serving on the Board of Health. The Mayor shall take appropriate action to secure the attendance of such members, including but not limited to, in the Mayor’s discretion, requesting their resignation or that the Common Council remove the person from the board or commission or committee.
(2) 
This section shall not apply to Alderpersons serving on committees of the Common Council.
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Editor’s Note: This ordinance also stated that the City Clerk/Treasurer is to provide a copy of Section 2.57 to all current members of all boards, commissions and applicable committees and to all subsequent new members of such bodies.