Questions about eCode360? Municipal users Join us daily between 12pm and 1pm EDT to get answers and other tips!
Town of Addison, WI
Washington County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Addison as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the Town of Addison Code shall, upon conviction of such violation, except where a specific penalty is otherwise provided, be subject to a penalty, which shall be as follows:
A. 
First offense. Any person who shall violate any provision of this Code subject to a penalty shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $5 nor more than $500, together with the cost of prosecution and a penalty assessment as provided under Wisconsin law, plus all court costs, including fees prescribed under Wisconsin law, and, in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs of prosecution, may be imprisoned in the county jail until such forfeiture and costs are paid, but not to exceed 90 days.
B. 
Second and further offenses. Any person found guilty of violating any ordinance or part of an ordinance of the Town Code who shall previously have been convicted of a violation of the same ordinance within one year shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $1,500 for each such offense, together with the costs of prosecution and any penalty assessment as provided under Wisconsin law, plus court costs and fees, and, in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs, may be imprisoned in the county jail until such forfeiture and costs of prosecution are paid, but not to exceed 90 days.
Each violation and each day a violation continues or occurs shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this Code shall preclude the Town of Addison from maintaining an appropriate action to prevent, enjoin or remove a violation of any provision of this Code.
Whenever any person or entity fails to pay any forfeiture and costs of prosecution upon the order of a court or forfeiture for violation of any ordinance of the Town, the court may, in lieu of ordering imprisonment of the defendant(s), or after the defendant(s) has been released from custody, issue an execution against the property of the defendant(s) for such forfeiture and costs.
In the construction of this Code, the following rules shall be observed unless such construction would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the ordinance:
A. 
Wisconsin Statutes. All references to "Wisconsin Statutes" or "Wis. Stats." shall mean the Wisconsin Statutes as of the adoption of this Code and as they may be amended.
B. 
Wisconsin Administrative Code. The term "Wisconsin Administrative Code" and its abbreviation as "Wis. Adm. Code" shall mean the Wisconsin Administrative Code as of the adoption of this Code, as amended or renumbered from time to time.
C. 
Gender; singular and plural. Every word in this Code and in any ordinance imparting the masculine gender may extend and be applied to females as well as males, and every word imparting the singular number only may extend and be applied to several persons or things as well as to one person or thing, provided that these rules of construction shall not be applied to any provision which contains any express language excluding such construction or when the subject matter or context of such provision may be repugnant thereto.
D. 
Person. The word "person" extends and applies to natural persons, firms, corporations, associations, partnerships or other bodies politic and to all entities capable of being sued, unless plainly inapplicable.
E. 
Acts of agents. When a provision requires an act to be done which may by law as well be done by an agent as by the principal, such requirement shall be construed to include all such acts when done by an authorized agent.
F. 
Shall and may. "Shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
G. 
Tense. The present tense includes the past and future tenses, and the future includes the present.
[Adopted 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
Pursuant to § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., the ordinances of the Town of Addison of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Addison, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 350, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Town of Addison," hereinafter referred to as the "Code."
This ordinance and the Code shall supersede all other general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.
The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of the ordinances in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior ordinances.
A copy of the Code has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk and shall remain there for use and examination by the public for at least two weeks, in accordance with § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., and until final action is taken on this ordinance, and, if this ordinance shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Town Clerk, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Town Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.
Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Town Board to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the Town of Addison" shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be inserted in the Code as amendments and supplements thereto.
The Clerk of the Town of Addison, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required by law, a notice of the adoption of this ordinance. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The publication of notice of the enactment of this ordinance, coupled with the availability of a copy of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.
It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk, or someone authorized and directed by the Clerk, to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the Code required to be filed in the Clerk's office for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which shall be adopted specifically as part of the Code shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are included as supplements to said Code.
Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk or an authorized agent of the Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be set by the Town Board. The Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the Town of Addison to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a forfeiture of not more than $500.
Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof. If any provision of this Code or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this Code and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.
A. 
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions contained in the Code adopted by this ordinance are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall only be to the extent of such inconsistency, and any valid legislation of the Town of Addison which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.
B. 
Repeal of specific ordinances. The Town Board of the Town of Addison has determined that the following ordinances are no longer in effect and hereby specifically repeals the following legislation:
(1) 
Ordinance No. 10-89, Mobile homes and mobile home parks, adopted October 19, 1989.
The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-16 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to January 15, 2015.
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
C. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
D. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
E. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.
F. 
Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.
G. 
Any ordinance appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the Town's indebtedness.
H. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
J. 
The annexation or dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
Ordinances providing for local improvements or assessing taxes or special assessments therefor.
L. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
M. 
Any legislation relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
N. 
Any ordinances adopting or amending a zoning map or otherwise rezoning property.
O. 
Any charter ordinances.
P. 
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing a specific fee amount for any license, permit or service obtained from the Town.
Q. 
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending a deposit or bond schedule.
R. 
The Land Division Ordinance, adopted July 6, 1995, and any amendments thereto.
S. 
Ordinance No. 98-2, the Zoning Ordinance, adopted May 21, 1998, and any amendments thereto.
T. 
Ordinance No. 99-1, the Erosion Control and Stormwater Management Ordinance, adopted February 18, 1999, and any amendments thereto.
U. 
Ordinance No. 2009-05, Comprehensive Plan, adopted June 18, 2009, and any amendments thereto.
A. 
In compiling and preparing the ordinances for publication as the Code of the Town of Addison, no changes in the meaning or intent of such ordinances have been made, except as provided for in Subsections B and C hereof. Certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. It is the intention of the Town Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
The amendments and/or additions as set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance. (Chapter and section number references are to the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-18B, the chapters, parts and sections that were added, amended, adopted or deleted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, repealed) 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02." Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the Town offices.
C. 
The following changes are made in the Code:
(1) 
References to specific chapters and sections of the Wisconsin Statutes and Wisconsin Administrative Code are revised to reflect the numbering of the statutes and Administrative Code as of the publication of this Code.
(2) 
References to the "Department of Health and Social Services" and "Department of Health and Family Services" are amended to read "Department of Health Services."
(3) 
References to the "Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations" and "Department of Commerce" are amended to read "Department of Safety and Professional Services."
(4) 
References to "Chairman" are amended to read "Chairperson."
(5) 
In Chapter 36, all references to "emergency government" are amended to read "emergency management."
This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.