[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fredonia as Title 2, Ch. 1, of the 1995 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Village government form. The Village of Fredonia is a body corporate and politic with the powers of a municipality at common law and governed by the provision of Chapters 61 and 66 of the Wisconsin Statutes, laws amending those chapters, other acts of the legislature and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin.
Division of government.
Legislative branch. The Village Board is the legislative branch of the Village government. Its primary business is the passage of law in the form of ordinances or resolutions which shall prescribe what the law shall be, not only in relation to the particular facts existing at the time, but as to all future cases arising under it. The Village Board shall fix the salaries of all officers and employees of the Village, and be charged with the official management of the Village's financial affairs, its budget, its revenues and the raising of funds necessary for the operation of the Village.
Executive branch. The Village President shall be the chief executive officer. He shall take care that all Village ordinances and state laws are observed and enforced, and that all Village officers, boards and commission discharge their duties. When present, he shall preside at the meetings of the Village Board. He shall from time to time give the Village Board such information and recommend such measures as he may deem advantageous to the Village.
The voting polls in the Village of Fredonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, shall be opened from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for all elections.
All candidates for elective Village office in the Village of Fredonia, Wisconsin, shall be nominated by a nonpartisan primary, under § 8.05(4) and (5), Wis. Stats.
Nomination papers shall be signed by not less than 20 nor more than 100 electors of the Village of Fredonia. The papers shall be circulated not sooner than December 1 preceding the election and shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer not later than on the first Tuesday in January or the next day if Tuesday is a holiday.
No additional candidates may be nominated, by caucus or otherwise, except as above provided.
Notice to the nonpartisan primary shall be given by the Village Clerk-Treasurer in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes.