[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 148.
Article I Establishment of Fire Department
Article II Volunteer Funds
[Adopted 5-10-2004 by Ord. No. 40]
There is hereby created and established a Town of Greenville Fire Department. The Fire Department shall provide fire protection services to all areas within Town boundaries. The Fire Department shall also include first responders as defined in § 256.01, Wis. Stats.
The Town Board shall control all financial matters related to the Fire Department and establish policies pertaining to the administration and operation of the Fire Department.
There is hereby created and established the position of Fire Chief of the Town of Greenville Fire Department.
The Fire Chief shall be appointed by the Town Board on such terms and conditions as the Town Board deems appropriate. The Fire Chief shall be a Town employee.
The Fire Chief shall supervise and have charge of all Town volunteer firefighters and first responders and Town fire and emergency equipment pursuant to Town policies.
The Fire Chief shall prepare an annual budget for the Fire Department for review and approval by the Town Board.
The Town Board may designate by resolution one or more Deputy Fire Chiefs on such terms and conditions as the Town Board deems appropriate. A Deputy Fire Chief shall be a Town employee. An EMS Coordinator may be appointed to supervise first responders under the direction of the Fire Chief.
There is hereby created and established the position of Fire Prevention Community Officer. The Fire Prevention Community Officer shall be appointed by the Town Board on such terms and conditions as the Town Board deems appropriate. The Fire Prevention Community Officer shall be a Town employee under the supervision of the Town Administrator.
The Town Board may open such accounts in the name of the Town of Greenville as it deems necessary and advisable for the operation of the Fire Department. Such accounts shall be established in the name of the Town of Greenville consistent with generally accepted accounting principles for municipalities.
This article is enacted pursuant to the authority of Wisconsin Statutes § 66.0608 for the purpose of authorizing volunteer funds to be held in the name of the Fire Department and EMS (FD/EMS). This article is to be interpreted in conformance with that section, as it may be amended from time to time. "Volunteer funds" is defined as those funds generated from (FD/EMS) fund-raising efforts, as well as donations and other charitable contributions directed to the (FD/EMS).
The Town Board of the Town of Greenville does hereby authorize the Town Fire Chief, the EMS Coordinator or the EMS Treasurer to deposit funds of the Department in an account in the name of the (FD/EMS) in the depository of their choosing.
The (FD/EMS) are granted exclusive control over the expenditure of funds of their departments. This authority is granted without limitation as to the amount or type of funds. It is subject to the limitations and requirements hereinafter set forth.
The following limitations and requirements shall apply to the handling and disbursement of funds from the account:
Expenditures. Expenditures withdrawn from the account may be made only upon majority vote of the (FD/EMS) members present at a duly noticed meeting of their departments. Such withdrawals and expenditures may be made for any purpose that promotes the ability of the (FD/EMS) to provide services for which it is organized.
Accountings. The (FD/EMS) Treasurer shall provide the Town Board with monthly statements at the end of each month. The statements shall be provided within 10 days following the end of the month. The statements shall include a detailed itemization of all receipts, expenditures, and the balance on hand at the end of the month. The source of all funds and the identity of the payee for each disbursement shall be set forth.
Audit. The (FD/EMS) accounts shall be included in the annual audit of Town funds. They shall be audited in the same manner as other Town funds.