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City of West Allis, WI
Milwaukee County
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The purpose of this subchapter is to promote more efficient, effective and economical administration and coordination of City planning and development programs and activities through the consolidation of related functions. The Department of Building Inspections & Zoning, having from time to time related functions to achieve this stated purpose, shall coordinate such functions with the Department of Development.
The Department of Development shall be responsible for providing and coordinating the planning/zoning, community and economic development programs and activities of the City. The Department of Building Inspections & Zoning shall also provide coordination in its activities and programming with the Department of Development.
In this subchapter:
(1) 
"Department" means the Department of Development.
(2) 
"Director" means the Director of Development.
(3) 
"Departments" means offices, Departments and other agencies of City government.
(1) 
Appointment. The City Administrator shall recommend appointment of the Director of Development subject to approval by the Common Council as recommended by the City Administrator under 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 in Sec. 17.12(1) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(2) 
Duties and Responsibilities. The Department shall be under the direction and supervision of the Director. The Director shall plan, direct, coordinate and execute the functions of the Department; and, to this end, establish rules for the administration of the Department and performing the duties assigned to it, consistent with the provisions of this subchapter, the position job description, employment contract, and such other duties as the Common Council may prescribe from time to time.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(3) 
Cooperation. All Departments and their officers and employees shall cooperate with the Director and comply with his requests relating to his or her duties or responsibilities.
(4) 
Staff. The Director shall appoint, under the Classified Service and the Unclassified Service, the staff necessary for performing the duties and responsibilities of the Department. Subject to availability, the Department of Building Inspections & Zoning shall provide such technical assistance and supplemental clerical support as the Director may require for performing the duties and responsibilities of the Department.
(1) 
Responsibilities. The Director shall:
(a) 
Administer and coordinate Community Development Block Grant Funds and programs for the City.
(b) 
Insure maximum utilization of State and Federal resources by all City Departments for community and economic development.
(c) 
Provide staff assistance to the Community Development Act Committee.
(d) 
Develop and implement redevelopment plans and strategies as authorized by the Common Council.
(e) 
Prepare, in coordination with the Department of Building Inspections & Zoning, and such other City Departments as necessary, project budgets for redevelopment plans and strategies.
The Planning and Zoning Division within the Department shall discharge all duties in connection with planning, land use and zoning administration functions for the City.
(1) 
Appointment. The Planning and Zoning Manager shall be appointed by the Director of Development, subject to approval by the Safety and Development Committee 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), to serve at the pleasure of the Director of Development, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual No. 404 (Disciplinary Action and Grievance Procedure), and as provided in Section 2.76(7) of the City of West Allis Revised Municipal Code.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(2) 
Duties and Responsibilities. The Planning and Zoning Manager shall:
(a) 
Direct and supervise the functions of the Planning and Zoning Division, including:
(i) 
Advise the Plan Commission and Common Council on all planning matters referred to the Division by the Commission and the Council.
(ii) 
Make recommendations to the Plan Commission and the Common Council on all matters required to be referred to the Plan Commission by the Common Council.
(iii) 
Prepare a master plan for the physical development of the City for submission to the Plan Commission.
(iv) 
Prepare and submit to the Common Council an official map of the City and changes thereafter, as necessary.
(v) 
Prepare and submit to the Common Council recommended changes in the zoning map of the City.
(vi) 
Prepare and submit to the Common Council recommended changes in the zoning ordinance of the City.
(vii) 
Prepare and submit to the Common Council a land division ordinance for the City and changes in such ordinance thereafter, as necessary.
(b) 
Establish rules for the administration of the Division and performing the duties assigned to it.
(c) 
Have recommending authority with regard to all personnel appointed to the Division in accordance with Civil Service procedures.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection (3), Location, was repealed 5-15-2018 by Ord. O-2018-0022.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
The Economic Development Division within the Department shall discharge all duties in connection with the economic development activities of the City.
(1) 
Appointment. The Manager of Economic Development shall be appointed by the Director of Development, subject to approval by the Safety and Development Committee 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), to serve at the pleasure of the Director of Development, in accordance with City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual No. 404 (Recruitment and Hiring Process for Executive/Managerial/Deputy Assistant Service Positions), City of West Allis Policies and Procedures Manual No. 404 (Disciplinary Action and Grievance Procedure), and as provided in Section 2.76(7) of the City of West Allis Revised Municipal Code.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(2) 
Duties and Responsibilities. The Manager of Economic Development shall:
(a) 
Direct and supervise the functions of the Economic Development Division, including:
(i) 
Economic development organizational, financial and administrative resources, plans and programs.
(ii) 
Programs of industry and business retention, attraction and development.
(iii) 
Programs for job creation and enhancement of the tax base.
(iv) 
Financial incentive programs for economic development.
(b) 
Establish rules for the administration of the Division and performing the duties assigned to it.
(c) 
Provide staff assistance to the Committee for Economic Development.
(d) 
Have recommending authority with regard to all personnel appointed to the Division in accordance with Civil Service procedures.
The Housing Division within the Department shall discharge all duties in connection with all housing programs and activities of the City.
(1) 
Appointment. The Manager of Housing shall be appointed by the Director of Development consistent with the procedure and the requirements in City of West Allis Policy and Procedure No. 1402, Creating and Filling Positions, Reductions in Force and Recall Procedures, and as provided in Section 2.76(7) of the City of West Allis Revised Municipal Code.
[Ord. O-2018-0022, 5-15-2018]
(2) 
Duties and Responsibilities. The Manager of Housing shall:
(a) 
Direct and supervise the functions of the Housing Division, including:
(i) 
Rent assistance and rehabilitation loan and grant programs for the City.
(ii) 
Provide staff assistance to the Fair Housing Board.
(iii) 
Provide staff assistance to the Housing Authority of the City.
(b) 
Establish rules for the administration of the Division and performing the duties assigned to it.
(c) 
Have recommending authority with regard to all personnel appointed to the Division in accordance with Civil Service procedures.