[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson by Ord. No. 1-81 as Ch. 1, Secs. 1.01, 1.02, 1.03. 1.06, 1.07, 1.09 and 1.14 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City of Hudson operates under the Mayor-Council form of government.
[Amended 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 9-00]
The elected officials of the City shall be the Mayor, who shall be elected from the City at large in even-numbered years, a Municipal Judge and Alderpersons, three to be elected each year. All of such officers shall be elected for terms of two years, except the Municipal Judge, and they shall hold office until their successors are elected and qualify.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2-94; Charter Ord. No. 1-96; 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 9-00; 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. 7-08]
Enumerated. The following shall consist of the appointed officials of the City, and the method of appointment shall be as indicated:
[Amended 8-7-2017 by Ord. No. 12-17]
Term of office. All such officers shall be appointed for indefinite terms, except as may be otherwise provided by contract as authorized under Wisconsin law.
[Amended 12-6-2010 by Ord. No. 18-10]
Removal. All such officers appointed by the Common Council shall serve at the pleasure of the Common Council until their successors are appointed and qualify, unless the office is vacated by resignation or death or unless such officer shall be removed by the Common Council in accordance with applicable Wisconsin law.
[Amended 2-2-2004 by Ord. No. 2-04; 6-19-2017 by Ord. No. 9-17]
Salaries and compensation of appointed City officials and employees shall be determined by the Common Council from time to time.
Salaries for the Common Council members and the Mayor shall be determined in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes.
The salary for Council members shall be set at $500 per month. This salary shall first take effect for Council members elected from Aldermanic Districts Two, Three and Four after the 2018 spring election. This salary shall first take effect for Council members elected from Aldermanic Districts One, Five and Six after the 2019 spring election. The salary for the Mayor shall be $1,500 per month. This salary shall first take effect for the Mayor after the 2018 spring election.
[Amended 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. 7-08]
Wisconsin Retirement Fund. The City elects to include eligible City personnel under the provisions of the Wisconsin Retirement Fund in accordance with W.S.A. §§ 40.01 and 40.02. See Charter Ordinance No. 75.
[Added by Ord. No. 5-84; amended by Ord. No. 14-92; 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 9-00; 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. 7-08; 12-6-2010 by Ord. No. 18-10; 3-24-2014 by Ord. No. 4-14]
Pursuant to § 66.0502(3)(a), Wis. Stats., the City shall not impose any residency requirement on any City employee, with the following exceptions provided for in § 66.0502(4)(b), Wis. Stats.:
The Police Chief, the Chief of St. Croix EMS, the Fire Chief/Fire Inspector, full-time sworn police officers, and full-time Fire Department personnel shall live within 15 miles of the jurisdictional boundaries of the City.
[Added by Ord. No. 33-95]
Appointment procedure. The City Administrator shall be appointed by a two-thirds vote of the entire Common Council. Selection and appointment of the City Administrator shall be based solely upon the principles of merit and fitness. The City Administrator shall serve at the pleasure of the Common Council or as provided by contract.
Powers and duties. The City Administrator shall have such powers and duties as may be delegated and conferred by the Common Council in the form of a job description which may, from time to time, be amended or changed by the Council.