[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Saukville 6-18-2013 by Ord. No. 739. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the authority granted in §§ 66.1335 and 66.1339, Wis. Stats., there is hereby created a community development authority in the Village of Saukville to be known as the "Village of Saukville Community Development Authority."
Membership. The Authority shall consist of seven members, who shall all be residents of the Village. Two of the Commissioners shall be members of the Village Board.
Qualifications of Commissioners. In making appointments to the Authority, the Village Board shall give consideration to the general interest of the appointee in redevelopment, economic development and housing programs. The Village Board shall, whenever possible, select representatives from the general public, labor, industry, finance, business groups and civic organizations. Appointees shall have sufficient ability and experience in related fields, especially finance and management, to maintain efficiency in the redevelopment program and its planning and direction.
Appointments, terms and pay of Commissioners.
Vote required. All Commissioners shall be appointed by the Village President, subject to confirmation by the Village Board.
Terms of office. The term of office for Commissioners shall be four years with the exception that trustee appointees shall serve a term concurrent with the term of the Village office. The non-Village Trustee Commissioners' initial terms shall be staggered and designated by their appointment with two appointments for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years. All terms of office shall run from May 1. Each Commissioner shall hold his/her office until a successor has been appointed and qualified. Vacancies and new appointments shall be filled in the same manner as provided in Subsection C(1) above. Removal of Commissioners shall be governed by § 66.1201, Wis. Stats.
Pay. The Village Board may from time to time establish compensation for Commissioners.
Executive Director. The Executive Director of the Authority shall be the Village Administrator, who shall serve as its secretary and shall perform all duties requested by the Authority. The Executive Director may appoint an Assistant Director to act in the absence of the Executive Director and to act under the direction of the Executive Director and perform those duties assigned by the Executive Director.
Jurisdiction. Except as provided in Subsection B below, the Village shall be precluded from exercising the powers provided in § 66.1331(4), Wis. Stats., and the Authority shall have exclusive power to proceed to carry on the economic development, blight elimination, and housing projects in the Village.
Preservation of rights. The Village shall not be precluded from applying for, accepting and contracting for federal grants, advances or loans where the conditions of said grants, advances or loans require the participation of the Village.
Legal status of the Authority. The Village of Saukville Community Development Authority is deemed an independent, separate and distinct public body and a body corporate and politic and shall have no seal.
Powers and duties. The Authority is hereby empowered with all of the powers and duties granted to it by §§ 66.1201 to 66.1213, 66.1301 to 66.1327, 66.1331, 66.1333, 66.1337, and 66.1105, Wis. Stats., and by any other statute, Code ordinance, rule or regulation applicable to enable it to carry out its powers and duties under § 66.1335, Wis. Stats. The Authority, in addition to all its powers granted herein, shall have specific authority to take title to real and personal property in its own name, excluding the right of eminent domain under Chapter 32, Wis. Stats., or any other law relating to eminent domain for a redevelopment authority. The Chairperson, or the Vice Chairperson in the absence of the Chairperson, and the Executive Director, or the Assistant Director in the absence of the Executive Director, shall have the authority to execute all documents on behalf of the Authority.
Operational meeting. The Authority shall, immediately after its membership has been appointed, hold an organizational meeting and perform the following duties.
Elect a chairperson, vice chairperson and treasurer.
Commence preparation for the adoption of a set of bylaws which shall, after approval of the Village Board, be adopted and thereafter shall govern the procedure and organization of the Authority. The bylaws shall not be amended unless approved by the Village Board.
Contractually retain the services of the Village Engineer or his or her designate, Village Attorney or his or her designate, Village Financial Consultant, and Village Planning Consultant or his or her designate, to represent, assist and advise the Authority.
Comprehensive plan of redevelopment. Except for such redevelopment projects as may be given to the Authority by the Village Board, the Authority shall not commence or undertake any redevelopment projects until it has created an acceptable comprehensive plan of redevelopment as provided for in § 66.1333(6), Wis. Stats.
On or before September 1 of each year, the Authority shall prepare and submit to the Village Board for approval a budget prepared in conformity with § 65.90, Wis. Stats. The Village Board shall have the power to alter or modify said budget relating to salaries, office operations or facilities. The Village Board may levy such taxes and assessments as may be necessary to provide funds for the budget.
Except as expressly reserved or defined in this chapter, the Authority is hereby granted all other powers permitted by law.