Town of Fulton, WI
Rock County
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The Town Board of the Town of Fulton has the specific statutory authority, powers and duties, pursuant to §§ 60.20, 60.22 and 60.31, Wis. Stats., to require that certain elected officials take an official oath and to require that they file the appropriate bond.
A. 
General provision. All elected officers and appointed officers of the Town of Fulton shall take and file the below-noted oath within five days after notification of election or appointment by the Town Clerk/Treasurer of the Town of Fulton. The written oath of office and the oral oath of office shall be in the form prescribed by § 19.01, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 11-13-2007]
B. 
Filing locations. The official oath of all elected officers and appointed officers of the Town of Fulton shall be filed with the Town Clerk/Treasurer of the Town of Fulton.
C. 
Failure to file oath. If any elected officer or appointed officer of the Town of Fulton fails to file the proper oath within the time prescribed by statute, the failure to file constitutes refusal to serve in the office. No Municipal Judge in the Town of Fulton shall be paid a salary for any time during the term during which the Municipal Judge has not executed and filed his or her oath.
A. 
General provision.
[Amended 7-8-2004]
(1) 
The following officers of the Town of Fulton shall be required to execute and file an appropriate bond. The amount of the bond shall be as established by Wisconsin law or as established, from time to time, by the Town Board. These officers are: Town Clerk/Treasurer, Town Chief of Police, Building Inspector, and, if so elected, the Municipal Judge.
(2) 
The bond costs shall be provided by the Town of Fulton. No natural person may be a surety on a bond. The bond may be furnished by a surety company under § 632.17(2), Wis. Stats. The Town Board of the Town of Fulton has, by this article, established the amounts of the bonds. The Town Board of the Town of Fulton shall establish the amount of the bonds, which amounts shall be on file at the office of the Town Clerk/Treasurer of the Town of Fulton. The Town Board of the Town of Fulton may at any time determine that any bond amount noted above is insufficient or in excess and may therefore require an officer noted above to file a new bond within 10 days in an amount fixed by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton.
(3) 
Pursuant to § 70.67(2), Wis. Stats., the Town shall pay, in case the Clerk/Treasurer fails to do so, all taxes of any kind required by law to be paid by the Clerk/Treasurer to the County Treasurer.
B. 
Filing location. The official bond shall be filed with the Town Clerk/Treasurer of the Town of Fulton, except that the Municipal Judge shall file his or her bond with the Clerk of Circuit Court for the County of Rock.
[Amended 11-13-2007]
C. 
Failure to file bond. The Town Board of the Town of Fulton may refuse to pay wages or salaries to any Town of Fulton employee or Town of Fulton officer requested to post bonds until the proper bond is filed with the Town Clerk/Treasurer of the Town of Fulton. If the Town of Fulton employee fails to post the appropriate bond within 10 days of written request by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton, the failure to file the requested bond constitutes refusal to serve in office and the office can be declared vacant by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton.