[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Elm Grove 11-25-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board hereby finds, determines and declares that the undertaking of programs and projects for blight elimination and prevention, slum clearance and prevention, urban renewal and redevelopment, and community development and redevelopment (collectively, "qualified redevelopment projects") will encourage well-planned, integrated, stable, safe and healthful neighborhoods, the provisions of healthful homes, a decent living environment, adequate places of employment for the people of the Village and an increase in the general property tax base of the Village.
The Village Board hereby finds, determines, and declares that there exists within the Village a need for qualified redevelopment projects, and that creation of a CDA in the Village will serve the public interest.
Pursuant to §§ 66.1339 and 66.1335 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Village Board hereby creates a CDA in the Village, which authority shall be known as the "Community Development Authority of the Village of Elm Grove, Wisconsin." Said authority (the Authority) shall be a separate body politic for the purpose of carrying out qualified redevelopment projects, and shall have all powers, duties and functions of community development authorities contained in § 66.1335 of the Wisconsin Statutes, as amended from time to time. The Authority shall also act as the agent of the Village in planning and carrying out community development programs and activities approved by the Village Board and the Village President under the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The Authority is not, however, authorized to act as agent of the Village to perform the acts which may otherwise be performed by the Plan Commission pursuant to §§ 66.1301 through 66.1329, Wis. Stats.
The Authority is only authorized to undertake projects relating to blight elimination, slum clearance, urban renewal and redevelopment programs proceeding under §§ 66.1301 to 66.1329, 66.1331, 66.1333, 66.1337 or 66.1105 Wis. Stats., as expressly provided by a resolution of the Board of Trustees on a project-by-project basis.
The Authority shall have no funding authority except for such funds allocated on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Trustees or monies received from borrowings or bond issuances by the Authority that are first expressly authorized by the Board of Trustees on a case-by-case basis. Whenever the Authority desires to undertake a project, it shall submit a written proposal to the Board of Trustees for allocation of funds to investigate the proposal and implement only such proposals as are approved by the Board of Trustees.
The Village Manager shall serve as the Executive Director of the Authority.
The Executive Director shall identify and estimate the need of the Authority to engage expertise to assist the Authority or Village staff, the Plan Commission and the Board of Trustees in reviewing an application submitted or proposed to the Authority. The Executive Director shall inform the applicant of the requirement and the expectation that the applicant will pay for all or part of costs incurred by the Authority or the Village in considering, evaluating or pursuing a project proposed by an applicant. The amounts that the applicant will be required to pay by advance deposit and/or by reimbursement prior to the taking up of the proposal by the Authority or the Village or their staff or consultants shall be confirmed by the Executive Director, subject to review by the commissioners of the Authority at the request of an applicant. These amounts shall be due and payable by the applicant to the Authority or Village within the timetable established by the Executive Director.
As a means of more clearly setting forth its powers and rules of procedure, the Community Development Authority shall adopt a set of bylaws which shall, among other things, establish the general policy duties and provide for the appointment of the Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Executive Director. The initial bylaws and subsequent amendments must also be approved by a majority vote of the Village Board.
The Village Board hereby authorizes and directs the Village Clerk, immediately upon adoption of this chapter, to certify a copy of this chapter, and transmit such copy to the Village President. The Village Board hereby authorizes and directs the Village President, upon receipt of this chapter, to recommend appointment of seven resident persons as commissioners of the Authority having the qualifications required under § 66.1335, Wis. Stats., which appointments shall be subject to approval by a 2/3 majority vote of the Village Board. Two of said commissioners shall be members of the Village Board and shall serve on the Authority during their respective terms of office as Village Board members. The initial appointments of the five non-Village Board commissioners shall be for the following terms: two commissioners for one year, and one commissioner each for terms of two, three and four years. Thereafter, the terms of the non-Village Board commissioners shall be four years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Any vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.
The Authority shall propose an annual budget to the Village Board with associated professional services fee schedules for review and approval. Any approved budget and fee schedule may be amended from time to time at the sole discretion of the Village Board in accordance with § 65.90(5)(a), Wis. Stats.
Commissioners shall be reimbursed their actual and necessary expenses including local travel expenses, except for meeting attendance at the Village Hall, incurred in the discharge of their duties as provided under § 66.1335(2)(d), Wis. Stats.
At any time, the Board of Trustees may, by a vote of 2/3 of the members of the Board, amend this chapter so as to alter or abolish the duties, authority or existence of the Community Development Authority; provided, however, that the Board of Trustees first make legally sufficient alternatives available for the satisfaction of any contractual obligations previously incurred by the Community Development Authority.