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City of Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Franklin 8-5-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1461 as Sec 1.11 of the 1997 Code; amended in its entirety 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-1835. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Officials. Any official who holds any of the following positions with the City or is a candidate for any elective position in the following list shall file a financial disclosure statement:
(1) 
Architectural Board: Chairperson and Board members.
(2) 
Assessor.
(3) 
Attorney, City: City Attorney and Assistants.
(4) 
(Reserved)
(5) 
Board of Health: Chairperson and Board.
(6) 
Board of Public Works: Chairperson and Board.
(7) 
Board of Zoning and Building Appeals: Chairperson and Board members.
(8) 
Board of Water Commissioners: Chairperson, Board members and Sewer and Water Superintendent.
(9) 
Department of Administration: Director of Administration, Finance Officer, Human Resources Coordinator and Assistant to the Human Resources Coordinator.
(10) 
Environmental Commission: Chairperson and Commission members.
(11) 
Building inspection: Building Inspector, Assistant Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector and Assistant Plumbing Inspection Supervisor.
(12) 
Personnel Committee: Chairperson and Committee members.
(13) 
City Plan Commission: Chairperson and Commission members.
(14) 
Technology Commission: Chairperson and Commission members.
(15) 
Common Council: Alderpersons, all candidates for Alderperson, City Clerk and Deputy City Clerk.
(16) 
Engineering: City Engineer and Assistant City Engineer.
(17) 
(Reserved)
(18) 
Fire and Police Commission: Chairperson and Board members.
(19) 
Fire Department: Chief of the Fire Department.
(20) 
Fair Commission: Chairperson and Board members.
(21) 
Finance Committee: Chairperson and Board members.
(22) 
Public Health Services Administrator, Public Health Nurse and Health Officer.
(23) 
Economic Development Commission: Chairperson and Commission members.
(24) 
Civic Celebrations Commission: Chairperson and Commission members.
(25) 
Library: Director.
(26) 
Library: Coordinator.
(27) 
Mayor: Mayor and all candidates for Mayor.
(28) 
Municipal Court: Municipal Judges and all candidates for Municipal Judge.
(29) 
Parks Commission: Chairperson and Commission members.
(30) 
Police Department: Chief of Police.
(31) 
Department of Public Works: Superintendent.
(32) 
Community Development Authority: Chairperson and Authority members.
(33) 
Treasurer, City: City Treasurer and Deputy City Treasurer.
(34) 
Director of Finance and Treasurer.
(35) 
EDP Systems Administrator.
(36) 
Director of Economic Development, Planning Manager and Planning Technician.
B. 
Spouses and unemancipated child(ren). Any official or candidate required to file a financial disclosure statement under Subsection A above shall also file such statement on behalf of his or her spouse and any unemancipated child(ren), as required by such statement, to the best of his or her knowledge, information and belief.
C. 
Filing requirements. Officials and candidates subject to Subsection A shall file financial disclosure statements with the City Clerk as follows:
(1) 
Any candidate for City public office shall file a financial disclosure statement at the time of filing nomination papers.
(2) 
Any newly appointed or employed City official shall file a financial disclosure statement within 60 days after the commencement of appointment or employment.
(3) 
Each individual who in January of any year is an official required to file shall file a financial disclosure statement no later than April 30 of that year. The information contained in such statement shall be current as of the preceding December 31. Each official or candidate required to file has a duty to supplement his or her statement whenever any information provided in a statement as to real property located in the City changes by way of additional property being acquired, or as to any information provided in a statement as to a person having a business relationship with the City changes by way of an additional person having to be reported. Such supplement shall be filed upon a financial disclosure statement marked “supplement,” no later than 60 days after such change occurs. Each individual who is an official required to file shall file a financial disclosure statement must additionally file not later than 30 days after leaving employment or office, unless the subsequent employment or office requires the filing of a statement under this chapter.
(4) 
If an official has failed to file a financial disclosure statement within the required time, no salary or compensation may be paid to such official until the person files the required statement. The City Clerk (in the absence of or the inability to so perform by the City Clerk, such other officer or person as may be so directed by the Mayor) shall officially inform the City Treasurer when it has determined that an official's salary or compensation should be withheld. No member of a board or commission may participate in the board or commission until he or she has filed.
(5) 
If a candidate for elective City office fails to file a financial disclosure statement within the required time, the candidate's name shall be omitted from the election ballot.
The official or candidate filing a financial disclosure statement shall file the statement on a form as approved by the Common Council and kept on file in the office of the City Clerk.
[Amended 12-4-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-1687]
Any person violating this Chapter shall be subject to a forfeiture not exceeding a minimum of $100 nor more than $1,000 for each violation which may be imposed by the Municipal Court upon the complaint or citation of the City Council or the Personnel Committee. Forfeiture complaints or citations against an elected official, a candidate for such position, or a board or commission member shall be brought by the Common Council; and against any other official required to file under Subsection A above by the Personnel Committee. In addition to or apart from such forfeiture action, an official violating this chapter may be suspended or removed for such violation pursuant to § 17.12, Wis. Stats.