[Added by Ord. No. 37-91]
Election to Become Self-Organized County. For the purpose of improving the ability of the County government to organize its administrative structure and to govern, the County elects to become a self-organized County and to act under the provisions of § 59.03(1), Wis. Stats.
Terms of Office for and Election of County Supervisors. The term of office of supervisor shall be two years. The terms of office for supervisors shall be concurrent. Supervisors shall be elected at the election to be held on the first Tuesday in April next preceding the expiration of their respective terms and shall take office on the third Tuesday in April following their election. No person is eligible to become a candidate for the office of County supervisor who does not meet the residency requirements of §§ 59.03(3)(d) and 59.125, Wis. Stats.
Method for Filling Vacancies on the County Board. Vacancies in the office of County supervisor shall be filled by appointment of the County Board Chairman, subject to confirmation by the County Board. Prior to such appointment and upon written request by any County supervisor to the County Board Chairman, a public hearing shall be held in the supervisory district in which the vacancy occurs. If no public facility is available, the hearing shall be held in the Courthouse. Persons interested in being appointed shall submit a resume' and shall attend the hearing. A person so appointed and confirmed shall hold office until his successor is elected as provided in this chapter.
Compensation of County Board. The method of compensation for supervisors shall be determined by the County Board. The County Board shall be compensated pursuant to the provisions of § 3.10(5) of this General Code. The County Board shall, at its annual meeting by a 2/3 vote of the members entitled to a seat, fix the compensation of the Board members to be next elected. The Board may also, at its annual meeting by a 2/3 vote of the members entitled to a seat, provide additional compensation for the Chairman. In addition to the salary, the supervisors shall receive mileage for each day's attendance at Board meetings, attendance at committee meetings or for other County business at the rate and in the manner as is set forth in § 3.10 of this General Code.
Elected Officials. Elected officials of the County shall be Clerk, Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Clerk of Court, District Attorney, Sheriff and 21 Supervisors.
[Amended by Ord. No. 91-2007]
Appointed Officials. The following officials of the County shall be appointed in the manner and for the term indicated below, except as otherwise provided by Wisconsin Statutes and this Code.
Creation of Offices. The positions of the appointed officials below and such other positions as may be created from time to time by the County Board, exist under § 59.025, Wis. Stats.
Term of Office. The term of office of appointed officials of the County shall be indefinite after satisfactory completion of the probationary period of employment.
Selection Process. The individuals employed in the positions below and in such other appointed positions as may be created from time to time by the County Board shall be selected under Ch. 4 of this Code.
[Amended by Ord. No. 22-92; Ord. No. 37-94; Ord. No. 103-99; Ord. No. 29-2000; Ord. No. 30-2000; Ord. No. 03-2001; Ord. No. 91-2007; Res. No. 86-2009; Res. No. 79-2018; 1-15-2019 by Res. No. 17-2019, effective 2-7-2019; 2-19-2019 by Res. No. 21-2019 (Ord. No. 4-2019), effective 3-2-2019]
How Occurring. Vacancies in elective and appointed positions are caused as provided in § 17.03, Wis. Stats., except vacancies in the office of County supervisors shall be filled as provided in § 1.01(3) of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 37-91]
How Filled. Vacancies in elective and appointed offices shall be filled as provided in §§ 17.21 and 17.22, Wis. Stats.
[Amended by Ord. No. 71-2000]
The salaries and fringe benefits of appointed officials and County employees shall be provided pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 4 of this General Code.
The salaries and fringe benefits for the Clerk of Court, County Clerk, County Treasurer, Register of Deeds, and Sheriff shall be provided as set forth below:
Salaries. Pursuant to § 59.22(1)(a)1., Wis. Stats., the Board shall, before the earliest time for filing nomination papers for any elective office to be voted on in the County, other than County Board Supervisors, Circuit Judges and the District Attorney, establish the annual salary for each year of the regular term of office of each such officer with the salary for the first year to be effective commencing on the first Monday of January next succeeding his or her election and with any salary adjustment for each succeeding year to commence on the first Monday of January next following.
Life Insurance. Each such officer shall be eligible to participate in the Wisconsin Public Employers Group Life Insurance Program with the County paying a portion of the premium cost equivalent to that being paid on behalf of nonrepresented employees.
Health Plan. Each such officer shall be eligible to participate in the Oneida County Health Plan under the same provisions and conditions as those enjoyed by nonrepresented employees.
Retirement. Each such officer shall be eligible to participate in the Wisconsin Retirement Fund pursuant to the provisions of Ch. 40, Wis. Stats., and, for purposes of this subsection, shall be considered a participating employee under the provisions of § 5.05(5) of this General Code and under the same provisions and conditions as those enjoyed by nonrepresented employees.
Reimbursement for Expenses. Each such officer shall be eligible for reimbursement of expenses out-of-pocket provided for in § 3.10 of this General Code.
No County employee or official shall receive or offer to receive, either directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity or anything of value which he is not authorized to receive from any person, if such person:
Has or is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relationship with the County or the County Board; or
Conducts operations or activities which are regulated by the County or the County Board; or
Has interests which may be substantially affected by the County or the County Board.
The receipt of any gift, gratuity or anything of value as denoted above is contrary to the public policy of the County and is punishable as provided in § 946.12, Wis. Stats. Any person who engages in such conduct shall also be subject to a penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $500 for each violation of this section.