[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Denmark 7-6-1998 by Ord. No. 98-11 as §§ 1.03 and 13.01 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Composition. The Village Plan Commission shall consist of the Village President, who shall be its presiding officer, a Village Trustee and five citizens. Citizen members shall be persons of recognized experience and qualifications. The Village Trustee member of the Commission shall be elected by a two-thirds vote of the Village Board in the month of April of each year and shall take office on the succeeding first day of May. Citizen members shall be appointed by the Village President to take office on the succeeding first day of May, for a term of three years.
Powers and duties. The Plan Commission shall have the powers and duties prescribed in § 62.23, Wis. Stats., and all legislative enactments amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto and such other powers or duties as shall be vested in it from time to time by law or the Village Board.
The Zoning Board of Appeals shall be appointed pursuant to § 62.23(7), Wis. Stats.
Election to participate. It is hereby elected to participate in the Brown County Community Relations – Social Development Commission in accordance with § 66.0125, Wis. Stats., as said Commission has been created by the County Board of Supervisors of Brown County on an inter-governmental basis.
Purposes and functions of Commission.
The purpose of the Commission is to study, analyze and recommend solutions for the major social, economic and cultural problems which affect people residing or working within the municipality, including, without restriction because of enumeration, problems of the family, youth, education, the aging, juvenile delinquency, health and zoning standards, and discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations and facilities on the basis of class, race, religion or ethnic or minority status.
The Commission shall:
Recommend to the municipal governing body and the chief executive or administrative officer the enactment of such ordinances or other action as it deems necessary to establish and keep in force proper health standards for the community and beneficial zoning for the community area in order to facilitate the elimination of blighted areas and to prevent the start and spread of such areas and to ensure to all municipal residents, regardless of race or color, the rights to possess equal housing accommodations and to enjoy equal employment opportunities.
Cooperate with state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations having similar or related functions.
Examine the need for publicly and privately sponsored studies and programs in any field of human relationships which will aid in accomplishing the foregoing objectives and initiate such public programs and studies and participate in and promote such privately sponsored programs and studies.
Have authority to conduct public hearings within the municipality and to administer oaths to persons testifying before it.
Employ such staff as is necessary to implement the duties assigned to it.
Fair housing ordinance. The ordinance creating a Brown County Commission on Equal Opportunities in Housing is now effective in the Village, and all persons herein are subject to the provisions of such ordinance and a violation of this ordinance shall be a violation of this Municipal Code subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4.