City of Glenwood City, WI
St. Croix County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Glenwood City as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Review — See Ch. 14.
Clerk-Treasurer and Assessor — See Ch. 101.
[Adopted 12-1-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-02 as Title 3, Ch. 1, of the 2003 Code]
A. 
The fee for processing checks made payable to the City that are returned because of insufficient funds in the account in question shall be the maximum allowable amount by state statute.
B. 
Collection costs and attorney fees shall be added to the principal amounts of unpaid bills owed to the City that are placed with collection agencies.
C. 
A person who issues a check or other draft to the City of Glenwood City that is not honored upon presentment, because that person does not have an account with the drawee or sufficient funds in his or her account, shall be liable for all reasonable costs and expenses in connection with the collection of the check consistent with § 403.414(7), Wis. Stats. For the purposes of these ordinances, that amount will be construed to be a minimum of $30. This charge shall apply even when the underlying check is eventually honored by the drawee.
[Added 9-1-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-04[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Bond eliminated. The City of Glenwood City elects not to give the bond on the City Clerk-Treasurer provided for by § 70.67(1), Wis. Stats.
B. 
City liable for default of Treasurer. Pursuant to § 70.67(2), Wis. Stats., the City shall be obligated to pay, in case the City Clerk-Treasurer shall fail to do so, all state and county taxes required by law to be paid by such City Clerk-Treasurer to the County Treasurer.
A. 
Departmental estimates. On or before October 1 of each year, each officer, department, board and committee shall file with the City Clerk-Treasurer an itemized statement of disbursements made to carry out the powers and duties of such officer, department, board or committee during the preceding fiscal year, and a detailed statement of the receipts and disbursements on account of any special fund under the supervision of such officer, department, board or committee during such year, and of the conditions and management of such fund; also detailed estimates of the same matters for the current fiscal year and for the ensuing fiscal year. Such statements shall be presented in the form prescribed by the City and shall be designated as "Departmental Estimates," and shall be as nearly uniform as possible for the main division of all departments.
B. 
Consideration of estimates. The Clerk-Treasurer shall consider such departmental estimates in consultation with the department head and recommend to the Common Council a budget amount for such department or activity.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Proposed budget. On or before November 1, the Clerk-Treasurer shall prepare and submit to the Common Council a proposed budget presenting a financial plan for conducting the affairs of the City for the ensuing calendar year.[2]
(1) 
The budget shall include the following information:
(a) 
The expense of conducting each department and activity of the City for the ensuing fiscal year and last preceding fiscal year, with reasons provided for increase and decrease recommended as compared with appropriations for the current year.
(b) 
An itemization of all anticipated income from the City from sources other than general property taxes and bonds issued, with a comparative statement of the amounts received by the City from each of the same or similar sources for the last preceding and current fiscal year.
(c) 
An estimate of the amount of money to be raised from general property taxes which, with income from other sources, will be necessary to meet the proposed expenditures.
(d) 
Such other information as may be required by the Common Council and by state law.
(2) 
Adoption of the City budget must be previous to December 1.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Copies of budget. The City Clerk-Treasurer shall provide a reasonable number of copies of the budget summary thus prepared for distribution to citizens. The entire fiscal budget shall be available for public inspection in the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer during regular office hours.
E. 
Hearing.[3]
(1) 
A summary of such budget and notice of the time and place where such budget in detail is available for public inspection and notice of the time and place for holding the public hearing thereof shall be published in the official newspaper of the City at least 15 days prior to the time of such public hearing.
(2) 
Not less than 15 days after the publication of the proposed budget and the notice of hearing thereof, the public hearing shall be held at the time and place stipulated, at which time any resident or taxpayer of the City shall have an opportunity to be heard on the proposed budget. The budget hearing may be adjourned from time to time.
(3) 
A majority vote of the Common Council is required to adopt the proposed budget and a vote of 3/4 of the Council is necessary to adopt the appropriations budget.
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Upon written recommendation of the Mayor, the Council may at any time, by a two-thirds vote of the entire membership, transfer any portion of an unencumbered balance of an appropriation to any other purpose or object. Notice of such transfer shall be given by publication within 15 days thereafter in the official newspaper of the City, or by legal posting.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
No money shall be drawn from the treasury of the City, nor shall any obligation for the expenditure of money be incurred, except in pursuance of the annual appropriation in the adopted budget or when changed as authorized by § 55-4 of this article. At the close of each fiscal year, any unencumbered balance of an appropriation shall revert to the general fund and shall be subject to reappropriation, but appropriations may be made by the Common Council, to be paid out of the income of the current year, in furtherance of improvements or other objects or works which will not be completed within such year, and any such appropriation shall continue in force until the purpose for which it was made shall have been accomplished or abandoned.
The calendar year shall be the fiscal year.
The Common Council shall designate the public depository or depositories within this state within which City funds shall be deposited, and when the money is deposited in such depository in the name of the City, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall not be liable for such losses as are defined by state law. The Clerk-Treasurer shall invest and the interest arising therefrom shall be paid into the City treasury.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Payment of claims. In addition to and in lieu of the other methods provided by statute for the payment of claims against the City, financial claims against the City may be paid from the City treasury after the Clerk-Treasurer shall have audited and approved each such claim as a proper charge against the treasury and shall have endorsed his approval thereon, after having determined that the following conditions have been complied with:
(1) 
That funds are available therefor, pursuant to the budget approved by the Council.
(2) 
That the item or service covered by such claim has been duly authorized by the proper official, department head, board or commission.
(3) 
That the item or service has been actually supplied or rendered in conformity with such authorization.
(4) 
That the claim is just and valid, pursuant to law. The Clerk-Treasurer may require the submission of such proof and evidence to support the foregoing as in his discretion he may deem necessary.
B. 
Public Finance and Personnel Committee to audit accounts.[1]
(1) 
No account or demand against the City, except as provided in Subsection C of this section, shall be paid until it has been passed upon by the Public Finance and Personnel Committee and an order drawn on the City Clerk-Treasurer therefor. Every such account shall be itemized and certified as provided in Subsection A.
(2) 
After auditing, the Public Finance and Personnel Committee shall cause to be endorsed by the Clerk-Treasurer, on each account, the word "allowed" or "disallowed," as the fact is, adding the amount allowed or specifying the items or parts of the items disallowed. If the Common Council shall approve the same, it shall direct the Clerk-Treasurer to issue a City order for the amount of the claim approved. All money paid out of the City treasury shall be paid upon an order signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Clerk-Treasurer, except that payments of regular wages or salaries shall be as provided in Subsection C below. The minutes of the proceedings of the Council or a statement attached thereto shall show to whom, and for what purpose, every such account was allowed and the amount.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Payment of regular wages or salaries. Regular wages or salaries of City officers and employees shall be paid by payroll, verified by the proper City official, department head, board or commission and filed with the Clerk-Treasurer in time for payment on the regular pay day.
The City Clerk-Treasurer may invest any City funds not immediately needed, pursuant to §§ 66.0603 and 219.05, Wis. Stats.
A. 
The City Clerk-Treasurer or his deputies shall not receive any money into the treasury from any source except on account of taxes levied and collected during the fiscal year for which they may then be serving without giving a receipt therefor in the manner specified by the Common Council.
B. 
Upon the payment of any money (except for taxes as herein provided), the City Clerk-Treasurer shall make out a receipt in duplicate for the money so received. The Clerk-Treasurer shall charge the amount thereof to the treasury and credit the proper account. The payment of the money to any receiving agent of the City or to the City or to the Clerk-Treasurer shall be safeguarded in such manner as the Common Council shall direct.
The Clerk-Treasurer is authorized to prepare a statement of real property status form to be used to provide information often requested for transfers of real property, such as the amount of outstanding special assessments, amounts of taxes, outstanding water, electric, and sewer bills, current water and sewer bills, contemplated improvements, floodplain status, violations of the building and health codes and similar information. Any such information sought shall be provided to the person requesting it on said form. A minimum of 48 hours is required for preparation of a statement of real property status. There shall be a fee set by the Common Council for compiling such information.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Billings by the City may be paid within 30 days after billing without interest. Thereafter, interest may be charged at the rate of 1 1/2% per month or any fraction thereof, until the following 15th day of November. Bills not paid on or before the 15th day of November shall have added to the total amount due 1 1/2% of said charges and shall be entered on the tax roll as a special charge and become a lien upon real estate.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A firm of certified public accountants shall be employed each year by the City, subject to the confirmation of the Common Council, to conduct a detailed audit of the City's financial transactions and its books and to assist the Clerk-Treasurer in the management of the City's financial affairs, including the City's public utilities, Fire Department and Ambulance Service. These auditors shall be employed on a calendar year basis. The books audited may, in addition to the City financial records of the office of the Clerk-Treasurer, include the City Clerk-Treasurer's books, the City's public utilities, Police Department records, and any other books of any boards, commissions, officers or employees of the City handling City moneys.
No agent of the City having authority to employ labor or to purchase materials, supplies or any other commodities may bind the City or incur any indebtedness for which the City may become liable without approval of the Council. Each such employment or purchase order shall be drawn against a specific appropriation, the money for which shall be available in the City treasury and not subject to any prior labor claims or material purchase orders at the time when such employment is negotiated or purchase order drawn. The City Clerk-Treasurer shall keep a record of such employment and purchase orders and shall charge them against the proper appropriation.
A. 
Definitions.
(1) 
Formal bid. The formal bid procedure is used for purchased goods and services in an amount over $25,000 and in some instances in amounts less than this amount. The formal bid procedure requires a legal public notice and contains detailed, written specifications regarding the goods and services to be purchased and a number of specific conditions associated with the purchase.
[Amended 10-17-2016]
B. 
Bid solicitation.
(1) 
Competitive bids or quotations shall be obtained before contracting to purchase articles, goods, wares, material services or merchandise which amounts in bulk up to $25,000. Purchases more than $25,000 shall be made by formal bid pursuant to § 62.15, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 10-17-2016]
(2) 
Requests for written quotations shall be solicited from at least two qualified bidders on the request for quotation form. All written requests for quotations shall be issued by the City Clerk-Treasurer and returned to and analyzed by the City Clerk-Treasurer. Vendors shall be given a reasonable time to respond to the request for an informal, written quotation and shall be given clear, concise specifications and informal bidding instructions to facilitate competitive bidding.
(3) 
When a formal bid is required or deemed to be in the best interests of the City, the bidding procedure shall follow the legal requirements associated with a Class 1 notice under state statute and the procedures normally associated with the formal bid proposal.
(4) 
The formal bid proposal will contain at least the following information:
(a) 
The bid number.
(b) 
A detailed description of the goods and services required, including enough information about the items or services required so that more than one vendor can meet the specifications.
(c) 
The time, date and place the bids will be opened.
(d) 
The address to which the bids shall be mailed or delivered. Instructions to bidders shall include such information as delivery dates, transportation charges, proposal prices, conditions for guaranteeing the proposal, payment terms, right of rejection of proposals, right to reject merchandise, insurance requirements, alternative proposal consideration, tax information, and other appropriate information regarding the awarding and execution of the contract and contract considerations.
(e) 
The bid proposal shall also include a section on special provisions, including guarantees and service considerations, trade-in considerations, and other information relating to special conditions.
(5) 
Specifications for all items purchased shall be developed with the full involvement and participation of the using departments. However, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall ensure that the specifications are sufficiently broad enough that competition in the bidding process is preserved.
C. 
Blanket purchase orders.
(1) 
Upon authorization by the Common Council, the City Clerk-Treasurer may issue blanket purchase orders to those few merchants from whom many repetitive purchases are made as supplies are required.
(2) 
The Common Council shall determine the need to use a blanket purchase order procedure.
(3) 
The bidding procedure for blanket purchase orders may follow the procedures used for other goods and services.
(4) 
After a vendor has been selected, the using department or departments shall use the same purchase order number on all purchases made under the blanket purchase order. The Common Council shall authorize the individual or individuals who shall have the authority to sign for purchases under the blanket purchase order procedure.
[Adopted 12-1-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-02 as Title 3, Ch. 2, of the 2003 Code]
A. 
The City of Glenwood City, by resolution of its Common Council, may levy and collect special assessments upon property in a limited and determinable area for special benefits conferred upon such property by any municipal work or improvement and may provide for the payment of all or any part of the cost of the work or improvement out of the proceeds of the special assessments. In addition to other methods approved by law, special assessments for any public work or improvement or any special charge for current services may be levied in accordance with the provisions of this article.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
The amount assessed against any property for any work or improvement which does not represent an exercise of the police power shall not exceed the value of the benefits accruing to the property therefrom, and for those representing an exercise of the police power, the assessment shall be upon a reasonable basis as determined by the Common Council. Unless otherwise determined by the Council, special assessments shall be made as an exercise of the City's police powers.
C. 
The favored procedure in the City for proceeding with making specially assessable public improvements as generally set forth in this article is not intended in any way to disregard or to bar proceeding under other methods provided by law for the making of public improvements and for the levying of assessments therefor. Nor is this article intended to be an exhaustive, detailed recodification of the state law under § 66.0703, Wis. Stats. Detailed requirements still require reference to said statutory section and the subsections thereunder. The purpose hereof is to generally define and establish local procedures.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Public improvements carried out pursuant to § 66.0703, Wis. Stats., and this article shall be initiated by a preliminary resolution presented to the Council by the City Engineer, which resolution shall declare the Council's intention to exercise its assessment powers for such municipal purpose(s); describe the same, the limits of the proposed assessment district, and the number of installments in which the special assessment may be paid or that the number of installments will be determined at hearing thereon; and direct the City Engineer to make a report thereon. After adoption of such preliminary resolution by the Common Council, copies thereof shall be forwarded by the City Clerk-Treasurer to the City Engineer. The City Clerk-Treasurer shall forthwith, after adoption of such preliminary resolution, obtain a list of the names and addresses of all interested persons, if with reasonable diligence their names and addresses may be obtained, and forward the same to the City Engineer. Upon receipt of a copy of such preliminary resolution, the City Engineer shall prepare the report thereon.
B. 
The report required by Subsection A shall consist of:
(1) 
Preliminary or final plans and specifications.
(2) 
An estimate of the entire cost of the proposed work or improvement.
(3) 
An estimate, as to each parcel of property affected, of:
(a) 
The assessment of benefits to be levied.
(b) 
The damages to be awarded for property taken or damaged.
(c) 
The net amount of such benefits over damages or the net amount of such damages over benefits.
(4) 
A statement that the property against which the assessments are proposed is benefited, where the work or improvements constitute an exercise of the police power. In such case, the estimates required under Subsection B(3) shall be replaced by a schedule of the proposed assessments.
C. 
A copy of the report when completed shall be filed with the City Clerk-Treasurer for public inspection.
D. 
When the Common Council determines by resolution that the hearing on the assessments be held subsequent to the completion of the work or improvement or rendering of the service, the report required by § 66.0703(5), Wis. Stats., and Subsections A and B above shall contain a statement of the final cost of the work, service or improvement in lieu of an estimate of the cost.
The cost of any work or improvement to be paid in whole or in part by special assessment on property may include the direct and indirect cost thereof, the damages occasioned thereby, the interest on bonds or notes issued in anticipation of the collection of the assessments, a reasonable charge for the services of the administrative staff of the City and the cost of any architectural, engineering and legal services, and any other item of direct or indirect cost which may reasonably be attributed to the proposed work or improvement. The amount to be assessed against all property for any such proposed work or improvement shall be apportioned among the individual parcels in the manner designated by the Common Council.
A. 
If any property deemed benefited shall by reason of any provision of law be exempt from assessment therefor, such assessment shall be computed and shall paid by the City.
B. 
A parcel of land against which has been levied a special assessment for the sanitary sewer or water main laid in one of the streets upon which it abuts shall be entitled to such deduction or exemption as the Common Council determines to be reasonable and just under the circumstances of each case when a special assessment is levied for the sanitary sewer or water main laid in the other street upon which such corner lot abuts. Under any circumstances the assessment will not be less than the long way of such lot. The Common Council may allow a similar deduction or exemption from special assessments levied for any other public improvement.
A. 
Notice requirements. On the completion and filing of the report and final resolution with the City Clerk-Treasurer required in § 55-17C of this article, the City Clerk-Treasurer or City Engineer shall prepare a notice of hearing, which notice shall comply with § 66.0703(7)(a), Wis. Stats., and state the lines of the proposed assessment district and the place and time at which the report may be inspected. In publishing the notice of hearing, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall set the place and time at which all interested persons, their agents or attorneys may appear before the Common Council or committee thereof and be heard concerning the matters contained in the preliminary resolution and report. The notice shall be published as a Class 1 notice under Ch. 985, Wis. Stats., and a copy of the notice shall be mailed, at least 10 days before the hearing or proceeding, to every interested person whose post office address is known or can be ascertained with reasonable diligence. The hearing shall commence not less than 10 days nor more than 40 days after publication.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Waiver of notice and hearing. The Council may, without any notice or hearing, levy and assess the whole or any part of the cost of any municipal work or improvement as a special assessment upon the property specifically benefited thereby whenever notice and hearing thereon are in writing waived by all the owners of property affected by such special assessment. In such cases, the procedure shall be the same as hereinbefore provided, except for the noticing and holding of a public hearing thereon.
A. 
After the hearing, the Common Council may:
(1) 
Approve, disapprove, modify or re-refer the report to the City Engineer with such directions as it deems necessary to change the plans and specifications as to accomplish a fair and equitable assessment.
(2) 
Continue the public hearing, preliminarily approve plans and specifications and, if the project requires advertising for bids, authorize and direct the advertisement therefor with a date certain for consideration and taking action thereon, inclusive of action on said report and action on final resolution.
B. 
If an assessment is made against any property and an award of compensation or damage is made in favor of the property, the Common Council shall assess only the difference between such assessment of benefits and the award of compensation or damage.
C. 
If the work or improvement has not been previously authorized or approved, the Common Council shall approve the work or improvement and by resolution direct that the same be done and paid for in accordance with the report finally approved.
D. 
If the work or improvement has been approved by the Common Council or work commenced or completed prior to the filing of the report or prior to the hearing, then the Common Council shall be resolution confirm the report as made or modified and provide for payment in whole or in part by assessment.
E. 
The Clerk-Treasurer shall publish the final resolution as required in § 55-17 of this article.
F. 
After the publication of the final resolution, any work or improvement provided for and not yet authorized shall be deemed duly and properly made, subject to the right of appeal by § 66.0703(12), Wis. Stats., or any other applicable provision of law.
G. 
As soon as the assessable cost of such work or improvement is finalized, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall issue respective special assessment certificates for each property affected and specifying the manner in which payment is to be made and shall send a copy of the respective assessment affecting each property to each owner's post office address that is known or can be obtained with reasonable diligence.
If more than a single improvement is undertaken, the Common Council may combine the assessments as a single assessment on each property affected, except that the property owner may object to any one or more of said improvements.
If, after completion or after the receipt of bids, the actual cost of any work or improvement is found to vary materially from the original estimate, or the assessment is void or invalid for any reason, or if the Common Council determines to reconsider an assessment, it is empowered, after giving notice as required in § 55-20, to amend, cancel or confirm any prior assessment, and notice of this amending, canceling or confirming shall be given by the Clerk-Treasurer as provided in § 55-21 of this article.
If the cost of the work or improvement is less than the assessment levied, the Common Council without notice or hearing shall reduce each assessment proportionately. If the assessment has been paid either in part or in full, the City shall refund the property owner such overpayment.
A. 
Any person against whose property a special assessment is levied under this article may appeal therefrom in the manner prescribed by § 66.0703(12), Wis. Stats., as amended, within 40 days of the date of the final determination of the Common Council.
B. 
Pursuant to § 66.0703(12)(f), Wis. Stats., it shall be a condition to the maintenance of any appeal that any assessment appealed shall be paid when due and payable; upon default in payment any such appeal shall be dismissed.
A. 
Payment of special assessments.
(1) 
Without interest. Upon receipt of a copy of the special assessment certificate, any person may pay the same in full, without interest, if paid to the City Clerk-Treasurer within the grace period therein allowed and as allowed in the final resolution.
(2) 
After grace period. If any special assessment, or any part thereof, remains unpaid following the running of the grace period specified for payment without interest, at time of preparation of the first tax roll thereafter the same, together with interest computed thereon at the interest rate established in said final resolution and in said certificates computed from the date of levy (i.e., date of final resolution) or the finalizing of assessable costs, whichever is later, shall be entered in such tax roll in such manner as directed in said final resolution and certificate; thereafter, if the same is payable in installments, subsequent installments together with interest at said rate computed on declining balance shall be entered in subsequent tax rolls until fully paid. This provision is in no way intended to prohibit the prepayment of the balance owing at any time on principal together with interest to date of payment only.
B. 
Assessment a lien. Pursuant § 66.0703(13), Wis. Stats., any special assessment levied under this article shall be a lien on the property against which it is levied on behalf of the City. The Common Council shall provide for the collection of such assessments and may establish penalties for payment after the due date. The Common Council shall provide that all assessments not paid by the date specified shall be extended upon the tax roll as a delinquent tax against the property, and all proceedings in relation to the collection of such delinquent taxes shall apply to such assessment, except as otherwise provided by statute.
A. 
In addition to all other methods provided by law, special charges for current services may be imposed by resolution by the Common Council by allocating all or part of the cost of the service to the property served. Such resolution shall set forth the property location, the current service rendered by the City and the special charge therefor or cost thereof. Such resolution for special charges may include snow and ice removal, weed elimination, street sprinkling, oiling or tarring, repair of sidewalks or curb and gutter, garbage and refuse disposal, sewer and water service, tree care or removal or any other service as defined in § 66.0627(1), Wis. Stats. The Common Council may determine the manner of providing notice of a special charge. Before a special charge for street tarring or the repair of sidewalks, curbs or gutters may be imposed, the Common Council shall conduct a hearing on whether the service in question will be funded in whole or in part by a special charge. Notice of the hearing shall be given as provided in § 66.0627(3)(b), Wis. Stats.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Special charges for current services shall not be payable in installments. If not paid within the period fixed by the Common Council in said resolution, such delinquent special charges, pursuant to § 55-26, shall become a lien on said property as of the date of such delinquency and shall automatically be extended upon the current or next tax roll as a delinquent tax against the property, as provided by § 66.0627, Wis. Stats., and all proceedings in relation to the collection, return and sale of property for delinquent real estate taxes shall apply to such special charges. Notice of special charges for current services need not be given except as required by § 66.0627, Wis. Stats., as amended.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Section 55-17A of this article shall not be applicable to proceedings under this section.
A. 
If any assessment or charge levied under this article is invalid because such statutes are found to be unconstitutional, the Common Council may thereafter reassess such assessment or charge pursuant to the provisions of any applicable law.
B. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of law or this article or other ordinance or resolution, it is specifically intended and provided by this article that the City may levy special assessments for work or improvement against the property benefited either before or after the approval of the work plans and specifications, contracting for the work or completing the work or improvement.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
As an alternative to any other financing method, the Common Council may provide for the payment of the initial cost of any public improvement from the proceeds of special assessment B bonds issued under § 66.0713(4), Wis. Stats. Special assessments to retire such bonds and pay the interest thereon shall be levied under §§ 66.0701 and 66.0703, Wis. Stats., payable in such installments at a rate to be determined by the Council based upon borrowed money rates at the time of the special assessment.
[Added 2-14-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
A. 
In addition to other methods provided by law, special assessments for any public work or improvement or any current service may be levied in accordance with the provisions of this section. This section is designed for projects costing $5,000 or less.
B. 
Whenever the Common Council shall determine that any public work or improvement or any current service shall be financed in whole or in part by special assessments levied under this section, it shall adopt a resolution specifying this intention and the time, either before or after completion of the work or improvement, when the amount of the assessments will be determined and levied, the number of annual installments, if any, in which assessments may be paid, the rate of interest to be charged on the unpaid balance, and the terms on which any of the assessments may be deferred while no use of the improvement is made in connection with the property.
C. 
The provisions of § 66.0703, Wis. Stats., shall apply to special assessments levied under this section, except that, when the Common Council determines by resolution that the hearing on the assessments be held subsequent to the completion of the work or improvement or the rendering of the service, the report required by § 66.0703(4), Wis. Stats., shall contain a statement of the final cost of the work, service or improvement in lieu of an estimate of the cost.
D. 
Notice of the time and place of the public hearing on any special assessment proposed to be levied and notice of the final assessment and terms of payment thereof shall be given in the manner prescribed by § 66.0703(7) and (8)(d), Wis. Stats., unless waived in writing as permitted by § 66.0703(7)(b), Wis. Stats.
E. 
When notice and hearing have been properly waived, the Common Council may proceed without notice and hearing to a final resolution directing that the work be paid for and any amounts due be assessed and levied per Subsection B above.
F. 
Any special assessment levied under this section shall be a lien against the property assessed from the date of the final resolution of the Common Council determining the amount of the levy.
G. 
Any person against whose property a special assessment is levied under this section may appeal therefrom in the manner prescribed by § 66.0703(12), Wis. Stats., within 40 days of the date of the final determination of the Common Council.