City of St. Francis, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of St. Francis as §§ 1.30 to 1.42, 1.44, 1.45 and 11.01 of the 1981 Code. Amended in its entirety 4-20-2010 by Ord. No. 1284; subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
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The Mayor, with approval of the Common Council, will appoint members. Terms will begin on May 1 and end on April 30. Alderpersons shall serve a two-year term beginning on May 1 of even-numbered years. Chairpersons will be elected by each entity unless otherwise specified.
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As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CITIZEN
A person living in St. Francis and not an elected municipal official.
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How constituted. The Board of Review shall consist of five citizens of the City. The citizen members will serve staggered five-year terms and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The Mayor, City Clerk and such other officers, other than Assessors, as the Common Council determines may also be members of the Board of Review.
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Records. The City Clerk shall be the Clerk of the Board of Review and shall keep an accurate record of all its proceedings.
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Compensation. Each member of the Board of Review shall receive, as compensation for his services, an annual payment as determined by the Common Council. The Mayor and City Clerk shall be exempt from this annual payment.
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Powers and duties. See §§ 70.46 and 70.47, Wis. Stats., in particular.
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How constituted. The Civil Service Commission shall consist of five citizen members. Members will serve staggered five-year terms. Members shall serve without compensation. Members shall not hold any position, honorary or paid, in any political party.
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Powers and duties. The Civil Service Commission shall have those powers and duties specified in Chapter 26, Civil Service, of this Code.
[Amended 11-7-2012 by Ord. No. 1326]
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How constituted. The City Planning Commission shall consist of seven members as follows: the Mayor, who shall be the Commission's presiding officer, an Alderperson and five citizens. The citizen members shall be appointed to hold office for a period of three years. Appointments shall be made by the Mayor during the month of April for terms that expire in April or at any other time if a vacancy occurs during the middle of a term. In the event of a vacancy occurring in the middle of a term, the appointee shall serve the remainder of the term of the member whose position was vacated.
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Powers and duties. See § 62.23, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 5-20-2014 by Ord. No. 1366]
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How constituted.
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The Zoning Board of Appeals shall consist of five citizen members, one of whom shall be an Alderperson.
(2) 
Members shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation of the Common Council. The Mayor shall also designate one member of the Zoning Board of Appeals as chairperson.
(3) 
The citizen members will serve staggered three-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms of members whose terms become vacant.
(4) 
In addition to the five members provided for in § 17-5A(1) above, the Mayor shall appoint, for staggered terms of three years, two alternate members of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Annually, the Mayor shall designate one of the alternate members as first alternate and the other as second alternate. The first alternate shall act, with full power, only when a member of the Board refuses to vote because of interest or when a member is absent. The second alternate shall so act only when the first alternate so refuses or is absent or when more than one member of the Board so refuses or is absent.
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Statutory provisions in § 62.23(7)(e), Wis. Stats., with regard to the removal and filling of vacancies, shall apply to appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
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Powers and duties. See § 62.23(7)(e), Wis. Stats., and Chapter 455, Zoning, of this Code.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 17-6, Board of Health, was repealed 1-15-2019 by Ord. No. 1440.
See Chapter 63, Fire Department, § 63-5, of this Code.
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How constituted. The Police and Fire Commission shall consist of five citizens, three of whom shall constitute a quorum. Citizen members will serve staggered five-year terms. No appointment shall be made which shall result in more than three members of the Commission belonging to the same political party. The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The Commission shall keep a record of its proceedings.
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Powers and duties. The Police and Fire Commission shall have all such powers and duties as are prescribed by law, by this Code or amendments thereto and by § 62.13, Wis. Stats.
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How constituted. The Park Commission shall consist of five members, composed of four citizen members and one Alderperson. Citizen members will serve staggered four-year terms.
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Powers and duties. The Park Commission shall have all such powers and duties as are prescribed to it by this Code and by the Wisconsin Statutes, particularly Ch. 27, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 11-7-2012 by Ord. No. 1327]
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How constituted. The Board of Public Works shall consist of seven members composed of four citizen members, and three Alderpersons, one from each district of the City. The citizen members will serve staggered three-year terms.
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Powers and duties. The Board of Public Works shall have such powers and perform such duties as are prescribed by Wisconsin Statutes from time to time, particularly Ch. 62 thereof, and such duties as the Common Council may impose from time to time.
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President and Secretary. Pursuant to § 62.14, Wis. Stat., the members of the Board of Public Works shall, on the first Tuesday in May of each year, choose a President of the Board from their number, and the City Clerk shall be the Secretary of the Board.
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Quorum, records, and reports. A majority of the Board of Public Works shall constitute a quorum for doing business. They shall keep a record of all their proceedings, which shall be open at all reasonable times to the inspection of any elector of such City, and shall make a report to the Common Council on or before the first day of March in each year and at such other times as may be requested by the Common Council from time to time.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 17-11, Electrical Board, was repealed 9-4-2012 by Ord. No. 1323.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 17-12, Traffic Safety Commission, as amended, was repealed 7-21-2015 by Ord. No. 1385.
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How constituted. The Library Board shall consist of six citizen members and one Alderperson. The citizen members will serve staggered three-year terms. One member shall be a school district administrator or his representative.
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Powers and duties. Such Board shall have the powers granted under § 43.58, Wis. Stats., and the Common Council of the City of St. Francis shall appropriate funds for the operation of said library.
[Amended 4-15-2014 by Ord. No. 1364]
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How constituted. The Mayor, City Engineer, Building Inspector, and City Administrator are de facto members of the Committee by virtue of their office. The Mayor shall appoint 10 citizen members who are either residents of the City or representatives of businesses located within the City (regardless of whether such representatives are residents of the City or not). Two of the 10 citizen members shall be appointed by the Mayor from the membership of the St. Francis Civic Association, or any successor organization. Appointments of residents and business representatives shall be for staggered two-year terms.
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Powers and duties.
(1) 
To study and make recommendation on all items referred to it by the Common Council and/or the Community Development Authority.
(2) 
Provide the business community with a public forum for providing input into the development of policies and programs affecting business growth and development within the City and assist in the education and information exchange on economic development issues and opportunities in the City.
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Assist the Community Development Authority in the identification of potential development and redevelopment opportunities within the City and in the development of short- and long-range plans designed to take advantage of such opportunities.
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Make recommendations to the Common Council and/or Community Development Authority concerning initiatives and strategies intended to promote economic development within the City of St. Francis and, upon request by the Community Development Authority or the Council, assist in the implementation of initiatives and strategies for the promotion and marketing of the City and its businesses and industry within the limits of budgets and policies established by the Council.
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Nominate a "Business of the Year" and cooperate with the Community Development Authority for review and coordination of a recognition event/dinner.
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Propose and make nominations concerning other awards that will promote awareness of the City’s business community and arrange for appropriate public functions to recognize and promote business within the City.
[Amended 3-5-2019 by Ord. No. 1444]
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How constituted. The Celebrations Committee shall consist of six citizen or noncitizen members and one Alderperson. The citizen members will serve staggered five-year terms.
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Powers and duties. The Celebrations Committee shall be responsible for planning and carrying out the annual Fourth of July Celebration and the annual City of St. Francis Christmas Parade. The Committee shall have the power to appoint as many aides or assistants to help it in fulfilling its duties as it deems necessary. No one shall receive pay for service as a Committee member, aide, or assistant.
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How constituted. The Arts council shall consist of one member who serves at the will of the Mayor.
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Powers and duties. The purpose of the Arts Council is to provide for the betterment of the arts in the City of St. Francis and other entertainment programs as appropriate. The Council shall have the power to appoint as many aides or assistants to help it in fulfilling its duties as it deems necessary. No one shall receive pay for service as a Commissioner, aide, or assistant.
[Amended 11-3-2015 by Ord. No. 1389]
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How constituted. The Memorial Commission shall consist of 10 members, who may be citizens or noncitizens. Members will serve staggered two-year terms.
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Powers and duties. The Commission shall be responsible for planning and carrying out the annual Memorial Day Celebration. It will also oversee the maintenance of the Veterans Memorial Plaza.
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How constituted. The Beautification Committee shall consist of 10 citizen or noncitizen members and one Alderperson. Members will serve staggered two-year terms.
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Powers and duties. The Commission shall be responsible for seasonal plantings, banners and other esthetic display in the public right-of-way.