Village of New Glarus, WI
Green County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of New Glarus 1-18-2000 by Ord. No. 99-14 as Title 2, Ch. 4 of the 2000 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Departments — See Ch. 27.
Officers and employees — See Ch. 57.
Village Board — See Ch. 82.
A. 
Composition. The Board of Review of the Village of New Glarus shall be composed of the Village President and all Village Trustees. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall serve as Clerk of the Board of Review but shall not be a voting member unless called upon to serve as an alternate member for the Board of Review. The Assessor shall attend all meetings of the Board of Review but shall not vote.
[Amended 10-21-2003 by Ord. No. 03-08]
B. 
Compensation. The members of the Board of Review shall receive compensation as determined by resolution of the Village Board.
C. 
Duties. The duties and functions of the Board of Review shall be as prescribed in §§ 70.46 and 70.47, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Meetings. In accordance with § 70.47(3)b, Wis. Stats., the Village Board does hereby exercise its right to designate hours for the annual Board of Review proceedings other than those set forth in § 70.47(3)a and shall designate the hours of the annual Board of Review. The Board may adjourn from day to day or from time to time, until such time as its business is completed, providing that adequate notice of each adjournment is so given.
E. 
Objections to valuations to be written. No person shall be permitted to appear and make objection before the Board of Review of the Village of New Glarus to the amount of valuation of any property, unless objection thereto shall first have been made in writing and filed with the Clerk of the Board of Review.
F. 
Confidentiality of income and expenses provided to Assessor for assessment purposes.
[Added 8-15-2000 by Ord. No. 00-01]
(1) 
This Subsection F adopts by reference § 70.47(7)(af), Wis. Stats. Income and expense information provided by a property owner to an assessor for the purpose of establishing the valuation for assessment purposes by the income method of valuation shall be confidential and not a public record open to inspection or copying under § 19.35(1), Wis. Stats.
(2) 
Exceptions. An officer may make disclosure of such information under the following circumstances:
(a) 
The Assessor has access to such information in the performance of his/her duties.
(b) 
The Board of Review may review such information when needed, in its opinion, to decide upon a contested assessment.
(c) 
Another person or body has the right to review such information due to the intimate relationship to the duties of an office or as set by law.
(d) 
The officer is complying with a court order.
(e) 
The person providing the income and expense information has contested the assessment level at either the Board of Review or by filing a claim for excessive assessment under § 74.37, Wis. Stats., in which case the base records are open and public.
A. 
Establishment. A Zoning Board of Appeals shall be appointed and governed by the State Zoning Enabling Law as contained in § 62.23, Wis. Stats., the Village Zoning Code[1] and this chapter. The laws of the state or Village and local ordinances shall prevail in that order. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall consist of five citizen members and two alternate members appointed by the Village President subject to confirmation by the Village Board for a three-year term of office. The members shall be removable by the Village Board for cause upon written charges and upon public hearing. The Village President shall designate one of the members as Chairman.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 305, Zoning.
B. 
Powers. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have the following powers:
(1) 
To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforcement of the Zoning Code or any ordinance adopted under § 62.23, 61.35 or 62.231 (wetlands), 87.30 or 281.31 (floodplains) or Chapter 91 (farmland preservation), Wis. Stats.
(2) 
To hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the Village zoning and floodplain zoning regulations upon which the Zoning Board of Appeals is required to pass.
(3) 
To authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, such variance from the terms of the Village zoning regulations as will not be contrary to the public interest where, owing to special conditions, a literal enforcement will result in practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship, so that the spirit of the Zoning Code shall be observed, public safety and welfare secured and substantial justice done; provided, however, that no such action shall have the effect of establishing in any district a use or uses not permitted in such district. The Zoning Board of Appeals shall not grant use variances in floodplain or wetland and conservancy districts. In all other districts, no use variance shall be granted unless the applicant has first petitioned for a zoning amendment or a conditional use permit, if applicable, and upon a showing that no lawful and feasible use of the subject property can be made in the absence of such variance. Any use variance granted shall be limited to the specific use described in the Board's decision and shall not permit variances in yard, area or other requirements of the district in which it is located.
(4) 
To permit the erection and use of a building or premises in any location subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards in harmony with the general purposes of the Zoning Code for such purposes which are reasonably necessary for public convenience and welfare.
(5) 
The Zoning Board of Appeals may reverse or affirm wholly or in part or may modify any order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from, and may make such order, requirement, decision or determination as in its opinion ought to be made, and to that end shall have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken, and may issue and direct the issuance of a permit. The concurring vote of four members of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from or to decide in favor of the applicant on any matter on which it is required to pass or to effect any variation in the requirements of the Zoning Code. The grounds of every such determination shall be stated and recorded. No order of the Zoning Board of Appeals granting a variance shall be valid for a period longer than six months from the date of such order unless the land use permit is obtained within such period and the erection or alteration of a building is started or the use is commenced within such period.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Meetings and rules.
(1) 
All meetings and hearings of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be open to the public, except that the Board may go into executive session to deliberate after a hearing or an appeal. The final vote on an appeal shall be taken in open session by roll call vote, recorded and open for public inspection in the Board's office. Public notice of all regular and special meetings shall be given to the public and news media as required by the Wisconsin Open Meeting Law.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: See § 19.81 et seq., Wis. Stats.
(2) 
Special meetings may be called by the Chairman or by the Secretary at the request of two members. Notice of a special meeting shall be mailed to each member at least 48 hours prior to the time set for the meeting, or announcement of the meeting shall be made at any meeting at which all members are present.
(3) 
Hearings may be held at any regular or special meeting at the time set by the Chairman.
(4) 
A quorum for any meeting or hearing shall consist of four members, but a lesser number may meet and adjourn to a specified time.
(5) 
The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examination and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer and shall be public record. The Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure not in conflict with this Code or with the applicable Wisconsin Statutes.
(6) 
No Board member shall participate in the decision of or vote upon any case in which the member is financially interested, directly or indirectly, but the Chairman shall direct an alternate member to act instead. Disqualification of a member for interest shall not decrease the number of votes required for acting upon any matter, but such member may be counted in determining whether a quorum is present for the transaction of business.
D. 
Offices. The Village Board shall provide suitable offices for holding hearings and the presentation of records, documents and accounts.
A. 
Composition. The Village Plan Commission shall consist of seven members who shall be the following: the Village President, who shall be its presiding officer, a Village Trustee, and five citizen members.
B. 
Appointment.
(1) 
Trustee member. The Trustee member shall be annually appointed by a two-thirds vote at the organizational meeting of the Village Board.
(2) 
Citizen members.
(a) 
The five citizen members shall be appointed by the Village President for a term of three years, subject to Village Board approval.
(b) 
All citizen members shall be persons of recognized experience and qualifications and shall hold office until their respective successors are selected and qualified. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in any citizen member, a successor shall be appointed for the unexpired term in the manner as set forth above.
C. 
Record. The Plan Commission shall keep a written record of its proceedings to include all actions taken, a copy of which shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Four members shall constitute a quorum, but all actions shall require the affirmative approval of a majority of all of the members of the Commission.
D. 
Duties.
(1) 
The Master Plan.
(a) 
The Plan Commission shall make, adopt and, as necessary, amend, extend or add to the Master Plan, subject to Village Board confirmation, for the physical development of the Village, including areas outside of its boundaries which, in the Plan Commission's judgment, bear relation to the development of the Village. The Master Plan, with the accompanying maps, plats and descriptive and explanatory matter, shall show the Commission's recommendations for such physical development and may include, among other things, without limitation because of enumeration, the general location, character and extent of streets, highways, freeways, street grades, roadways, walks, parking areas, public places and areas, parks, parkways, playgrounds, sites for public buildings and structures, and the general location and extent of sewers, water conduits and other public utilities, whether privately or publicly owned, the acceptance, widening, narrowing, extension, relocation, removal, vacation, abandonment or change of use of any of the foregoing public ways, grounds, places, spaces, buildings, properties, utilities, routes or terminals, the general location, character and extent of community centers and neighborhood units, and a comprehensive zoning plan.
(b) 
The Commission may adopt the Master Plan as a whole by a single resolution or, as the work of making the whole Master Plan progresses, may from time to time by resolution adopt a part or parts thereof, any such part to correspond generally with one or more of the functional subdivisions of the subject matter of the plan. The adoption of the plan or any part, amendment or addition shall be by resolution carried by the affirmative votes of not less than a majority of all the members of the Plan Commission, subject to confirmation by the Village Board. The resolution shall refer expressly to the maps, descriptive matter, and other matters intended by the Commission to form the whole or any part of the plan, and the action taken shall be recorded on the adopted plan or part thereof by the identifying signature of the Secretary of the Commission, and a copy of the plan or part thereof shall be certified to the Village Board. The purpose and effect of the adoption and certifying of the Master Plan or part thereof shall be solely to aid the Plan Commission and the Village Board in the performance of their duties.
(2) 
Matters referred to Plan Commission. The Village Board or officer of the Village having final authority thereon shall refer to the Plan Commission for its consideration and report before final action is taken by the Board, other public body or officer, on the following matters:
(a) 
The location of any statue or other memorial;
(b) 
The location, acceptance, extension, alteration, vacation, abandonment, change of use, sale, acquisition of land for or lease of land for any street, alley or other public way, park, playground, airport, area for parking vehicles, or other memorial or public grounds;
(c) 
The location, extension, abandonment or authorization for any public utility, whether publicly or privately owned;
(d) 
All plats of lands in the Village or within the territory over which the Village is given platting jurisdiction by Chapter 236, Wis. Stats.;
(e) 
The location, character and extent or acquisition, leasing or sale of lands for public or semipublic housing, slum clearance, relief of congestion, or vacation camps for children; and
(f) 
The amendment or repeal of any land use ordinance.
(3) 
Miscellaneous powers.
(a) 
The Commission may make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the Village to public officials and agencies, civic, educational, professional and other organizations and citizens.
(b) 
It may recommend to the Village Board programs for public improvements and the financing thereof.
(c) 
All public officials shall, upon request, furnish to the Commission, within a reasonable time, such available information as it may require for its work.
(d) 
The Commission, its members and employees, in the performance of its functions, may enter upon any land, make examinations and surveys, and place and maintain necessary monuments and markers thereon.
(e) 
In general, the Commission shall have such powers as may be necessary to enable it to perform its functions and promote municipal planning in cooperation with the Village Board.
(f) 
The Commission shall oversee community development block grants.
(g) 
The Village Board may refer to the Commission for its consideration and recommendation any matter pertaining to planning and development of land within the Village and within 1 1/2 miles of the limits of the Village. All plats or replats of any lands within the limits of the Village or any lands outside the Village and within 1 1/2 miles of the limits of the Village shall be submitted to the Commission for its recommendation to the Village Board before the same are approved by the Village Board.
E. 
Compensation. Compensation may be established by the Village Board for service on the Commission.
[Amended 1-18-2000 by Ord. No. 99-15]
F. 
Organization. As soon as all members of the first Commission shall have been appointed, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall give each member a written notice of the appointment and thereon shall fix the time and place of the first meeting, which shall be not less than five nor more than 10 days thereafter. Such Commission shall elect a Vice Chairman and a Secretary and shall keep a written record of its proceedings, to include all actions taken, a copy of which shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
G. 
Employees; budget. The Plan Commission shall have the power to employ experts and such staff as may be necessary and to pay for their services and such other expenses as may be necessary and proper, within the limits of the budget established by the Village Board or placed at its disposal through gift, and subject to any ordinance or resolution enacted by the Village Board. As far as possible, the Commission shall utilize the services of existing Village officials and employees.
H. 
Rules of procedure; report.
(1) 
The Plan Commission is hereby authorized to adopt rules governing its own proceedings. The Commission shall make a monthly report in writing to the Village Board of its transactions and expenditures, if any, for the preceding month, with such general recommendations as to matters covered by its prescribed duties and authority as seem proper.
(2) 
A regular monthly meeting date shall be established by the Commission each May. Any person requesting a meeting of the Commission on any date other than the regular meeting date established by the Commission shall be required to pay a fee as set by the Village Board to the Clerk-Treasurer of the Village prior to the calling of a special meeting.
Inasmuch as the Fire District provides for appointment by the Village Board of two members to be seated on its Board, appointments to the Fire District Board shall be made as follows:
A. 
Appointment of one citizen member to fill a three-year term beginning July 1, 1987, and on each succeeding third year on July 1 (i.e., 1990, 1993, etc.).
B. 
Appointment of one Village Trustee to fill a three-year term beginning July 1, 1987, and each succeeding third year on July 1, except that such Trustee shall relinquish the appointment when he or she no longer serves as a Village Trustee and shall be replaced by a Trustee currently in office.
C. 
Vacancies created in these appointments shall be filled as soon as practicable as follows:
(1) 
Citizen member to be replaced by citizen member.
(2) 
Trustee appointee to be replaced by Trustee appointee.
A. 
Establishment. A citizens' advisory committee for the cable television franchise is hereby established.
B. 
Members and appointments. The Cable Television Advisory Committee shall consist of one Village Trustee and four citizen members. The Trustee member of the Committee shall be elected by two-thirds vote of the Village Board upon creation of the Cable Committee and each April thereafter. Four citizen members shall be appointed by the Village Board upon creation of the Committee, two for one-year terms and two for two-year terms from the succeeding May 1, and thereafter in April of each year two citizen members shall be appointed for two-year terms.
C. 
Duties. The Committee shall have the following responsibilities. The Committee shall:
(1) 
Assist in resolving disputes.
(2) 
Review all reports and filings submitted to the Village Clerk-Treasurer, including annual financial reports required of the grantee, and assure availability of inspection by the public.
(3) 
Establish priorities for programming on the public access channel and recommend allocation of funds if deemed necessary.
(4) 
Any additional responsibilities that are deemed necessary by the Village Board pertaining to the cable television franchise under Chapter 127, Cable Television, of this Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 2-4-6, Utilities Commission, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 11-20-2001 by Ord. No. 01-09.
A. 
Organization; terms.
(1) 
There is hereby created, pursuant to Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin Statutes, a Municipal Library Board for the Village, consisting of seven members. Membership shall consist of one Village Trustee and six citizens. Pursuant to § 43.54(1), Wis. Stats., up to two members of the Library Board may be residents of towns adjacent to the Village.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Terms of such members shall be from May 1 in the year of their appointment, and thereafter each regular appointment shall be for a term of three years. Not more than one member of the Village Board shall at any one time be a member of the Library Board. Citizen members shall be appointed by the Village President, subject to confirmation by the Village Board. The Trustee member shall be appointed annually by the Village President, subject to confirmation by the Village Board. The Village President shall appoint as one of the Library Board members the School District Administrator, or his representative, to represent the public school district or districts in which the library is located.
(3) 
A majority of the membership of the Board shall constitute a quorum.
(4) 
As soon as practicable after the first appointments, at a date and place fixed by the appointing officer, and annually thereafter, within 30 days after the time designated in this section for the beginning of terms, the members of the Library Board shall organize by election from among their number a President and such other offices that they deem necessary to prescribe and adopt rules and regulations for the operation of the library.
B. 
Duties and powers. The Library Board shall have the duties and powers as prescribed by Chapter 43, and more particularly set forth in § 43.58, Wis. Stats.
The Special Projects Committee shall be composed of the Village President, three Trustees appointed by the Village President, the Village Administrator, Chief of Police, Clerk-Treasurer and Director of Public Works. The Special Projects Committee shall convene when assigned specific projects by the Village Board.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Regular meetings; public notice. Every board, committee and commission created by or existing under the ordinances of the Village shall:
(1) 
Schedule a date, time and place for its meetings;
(2) 
Post, or when necessary publish, notice in or notify the official Village newspaper in advance of each such regular meeting of the date, time and place thereof, in compliance with state law; and/or
(3) 
Post an agenda of the matters to be taken up at such meeting.
B. 
Special meetings. Nothing in Subsection A shall preclude the calling of a special meeting or dispensing with the publication of notice or such posting of the agenda, for good cause, but such special meetings shall nonetheless comply in all respects with the provisions of §§ 19.81 and 19.89, Wis. Stats.
C. 
Minutes. The secretary of each board, committee and commission shall file a copy of the meeting minutes of such board or commission with the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
A. 
Residency. Except for the Library Board and Historic Preservation Commission, no person not a resident of and not residing in the Village of New Glarus shall be appointed in a voting capacity to any Village board, committee or commission. Any board or commission member who moves from the Village shall be removed from such board or commission but may be appointed to serve in an ex officio capacity.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Attendance standard. Members of boards, committees and commissions are required to attend a minimum of 2/3 of the meetings in each six-month period of their respective bodies, unless excused by the membership of their body. Failure to comply with this subsection may result in the removal and replacement of the official found to be in noncompliance.
C. 
Appointments. Appointments to boards, commissions and committees under this chapter shall be subject to the appointment standards of § 57-14B of Chapter 57, Officers and Employees, of this Code.
A. 
Composition.
(1) 
Members. The Historic Preservation Commission shall consist of seven members who shall be the following, if available in the community: a registered architect, a historian, a Village Trustee, a licensed real estate broker and three citizen members, all having a known interest in historic preservation. One citizen may be a resident of the Town of New Glarus.
(2) 
Appointment. Appointment shall be made by the Village President and confirmed by the Village Board.
B. 
Definitions. See § 305-106, Chapter 305, Zoning, in this Code.
C. 
Duties.
(1) 
General. The Commission shall have the power, subject to Subsection F, to designate historic structures and historic sites and to recommend designation of historic districts within the Village of New Glarus limits. Such designations shall be made based on Subsection G. Historic districts shall be approved by the Village Board. Once designated, such historic structures, sites and districts shall be subject to all the provisions of this section.
(2) 
Regulation of construction, reconstruction, alteration and demolition.
(a) 
No owner or person in charge of an historic structure, historic site or structure within an historic district shall reconstruct, alter or demolish all or any part of the exterior of such property or construct any improvement upon such designated property or properties or cause or permit any such work to be performed upon such property or demolish such property unless a certificate of appropriateness has been granted by the Historic Preservation Commission, and unless such certificate has been granted by the Commission, the Building Inspector shall not issue a permit for any work.
(b) 
Upon filing an application for a certificate of appropriateness with the Commission, the Commission shall approve the application unless:
[1] 
In the case of a designated historic structure or historic site, the proposed work would detrimentally change, destroy or adversely affect any exterior feature of the improvement or site upon which said work is to be done.
[2] 
In the case of the construction of a new improvement upon an historic site or within an historic district, the exterior of such improvement would adversely affect or not harmonize with the external appearance of other neighboring improvements on such site or within the district.
[3] 
In the case of any property located in an historic district, the proposed construction, reconstruction, exterior alteration or demolition does not conform to the purpose and intent of this section and to the objectives and design criteria of the historic preservation plan for said district.
[4] 
The building or structure is of such architectural or historical significance that its demolition would be detrimental to the public interest and contrary to the general welfare of the people of the Village of New Glarus and the state.
[5] 
In the case of a request for the demolition of a deteriorated building or structure, any economic hardship or difficulty claimed by the owner is self-created or is the result of any failure to maintain the property in good repair.
(c) 
If the Commission determines that the application for a certificate of appropriateness and the proposed changes are consistent with the character and features of the property or district, it shall issue the certificate of appropriateness. The Commission shall make this decision within 45 days of the filing of the application.
(d) 
The issuance of a certificate of appropriateness shall not relieve the applicant from obtaining other permits and approvals required by the Village of New Glarus. A building permit or other municipal permit shall be invalid if it is obtained without the presentation of the certificate of appropriateness required for the proposed work.
(e) 
Ordinary maintenance and repairs may be undertaken without a certificate of appropriateness, provided that the work involves repairs to existing features of an historic structure or site or the replacement of elements of a structure with pieces identical in appearance, and provided that the work does not change the exterior appearance of the structure or site and does not require the issuance of a building permit.
D. 
Appeals. Should the Commission fail to issue a certificate of appropriateness due to the failure of the proposal to conform to the guidelines, the applicant may appeal such decision to the Village Board within 30 days. In addition, if the Commission fails to issue a certificate of appropriateness, the Commission shall, with the cooperation of the applicant, work with the applicant in an attempt to obtain a certificate of appropriateness within the guidelines of this section.
E. 
Recognition of historic structures, sites and districts. At such time as an historic structure, site or district has been properly designated, the Commission, in cooperation with the property owner, may cause to be prepared and erected on such property, at Village of New Glarus expense, a suitable plaque declaring that such property is an historic structure, site or district.
F. 
Designations. An historic structure, site or district designation may be placed on any site, natural or improved, including any building, improvement or structure located thereon, or any area of particular historic, architectural, archaeological or cultural significance to the Village of New Glarus, such as historic structures, sites or districts which:
(1) 
Exemplify or reflect the broad cultural, political, economic or social history of the nation, state or community;
(2) 
Are identified with historic personages or with important events in national, state or local history;
(3) 
Embody the distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type or specimen inherently valuable for a study of a period, style, method of construction, or of indigenous materials or craftsmanship;
(4) 
Are representative of the notable work of a master builder, designer or architect who influenced his age; or
(5) 
Have yielded, or may be likely to yield, information important to prehistory or history.
G. 
Procedures for designation.
(1) 
Adoption of guidelines. The Commission shall adopt specific operating guidelines for historic structure, historic site and historic district designations, providing such are in conformance with the provisions of this section.
(2) 
Historic structures and sites.
(a) 
The Commission may, after notice and public hearing, designate historic structures and historic sites, or rescind such designation or recommendation, after application of the criteria as established in Subsection F above. At least 10 days prior to such hearing, the Commission shall notify the owners of property in whole or in part situated within 200 feet of the boundaries of the property affected.
(b) 
The Commission shall then conduct such public hearing and, in addition to the notified persons, may hear expert witnesses and shall have the power to subpoena such witnesses and records as it deems necessary. The Commission may conduct an independent investigation into the proposed designation or rescission. Within 10 days after the close of the public hearing, the Commission may designate the property as either an historic structure or an historic site, or rescind the designation. After the designation or rescission has been made, notification shall be sent to the property owner or owners. Notification shall also be given to the Village Clerk-Treasurer, Building Inspector, Plan Commission and Assessor. The Commission shall cause the designation or rescission to be recorded, at Village of New Glarus expense, in the County Register of Deeds office.
(3) 
Procedures. Historic districts may be created or rescinded under Chapter 305, Zoning, § 305-22 of this Code.
(4) 
Appeals of Historic Preservation Commission actions.
(a) 
The Historic Preservation Commission shall notify by certified mail the owner(s) of record of any subject property of an action of the Commission relating to that property. The notice shall include notification of the thirty-day appeal period, a listing and clarification of the specific appeal criteria, and a description of the appeal process and hearing.
(b) 
The owner(s) of record of the property may appeal an action of the Historic Preservation Commission relating to the designation of an historic structure, site or district, the regulation of construction, reconstruction or exterior alteration, regulation of demolition, or the issuance of a certificate of appropriateness. An appeal may be initiated by filing a petition to appeal, specifying the grounds for such an appeal, with the Village Clerk-Treasurer within 30 days of the date on which the final decision of the Commission is made.
(c) 
The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall file the petition to appeal with the Village Board; a public hearing with the Village Board shall be scheduled. After a public hearing, the Village Board may, by a favorable vote of a majority of the Village Board, reverse or modify the decision of the Commission.
(d) 
In modifying or reversing a decision of the Commission, the Village Board shall make one of the following findings:
[1] 
That, owing to special conditions, the decision of the Commission would cause serious hardship to the property owner or preclude reasonable use of the property. Self-created hardship or expectation of increased economic return shall not be the basis for modifying or reversing a decision of the Commission.
[2] 
That, in an action of the Historic Preservation Commission relating to the regulation of construction, reconstruction or exterior alteration, regulation of demolition, or the issuance of a certificate of appropriateness, the property owner's proposed external alterations, reconstruction or new construction materially or substantially complies with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.
[3] 
That, in an action of the Historic Preservation Commission relating to the designation of an historic structure, site or district, the property does not meet the criteria set forth in Subsection F above.
A. 
Organization; terms.
(1) 
There is hereby created pursuant to § 66.0615, Wis. Stats., a Tourism Commission for the Village, consisting of five members. Membership shall include one representative of the Wisconsin hotel and motel industry and four citizens, all appointed by the Village President subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the Village Board.
(2) 
Terms of all commissioners shall be for two years, beginning on the third Wednesday of each April. Commissioners may be reappointed.
[Amended 6-1-2004 by Ord. No. 04-08]
(3) 
The Commission shall organize by May 1 of each year and elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and such other officers as may, in the judgment of the members, be necessary.
(4) 
Meetings shall be called by the Chairperson or Vice Chairperson, and the Secretary shall give such notices of meetings as the Commission may from time to time prescribe. The Commission shall keep minutes of its meetings, and a copy of the minutes shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
(5) 
Three voting members shall constitute a quorum, but all actions require an affirmative vote of a majority of all voting members of the Commission.
B. 
Powers and duties. The Tourism Commission shall have the powers and duties prescribed by § 66.75, Wis. Stats.
[Added 10-4-2005 by Ord. No. 05-06]
A. 
Organization. There is hereby created, pursuant to § 66.1335 Wis. Stats., a Community Development Authority for the Village of New Glarus as a separate body politic, for the purpose of carrying out blight elimination, slum clearance, urban renewal programs and projects and housing projects; which Authority shall be known as the "Community Development Authority of the Village of New Glarus."
B. 
Composition/terms. The Village Board President shall, with the confirmation of a 2/3 majority vote of the Village Board, appoint seven resident persons having sufficient ability and experience in the fields of urban renewal, community development and housing, as Commissioners of the Community Development Authority.
(1) 
Two of the Commissioners shall be members of the Village Board and shall serve their term of office as Board members.
(2) 
For the first appointments of the five nonBoard members shall be for the following terms: two for one year and one each for terms of two, three and four years. Thereafter, the terms of the nonBoard members shall be four years and until their successors are appointed and qualified.
(3) 
Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term as provided in this subsection.
(4) 
Commissioners shall be reimbursed their actual and necessary expenses, including local travel expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.
C. 
Powers and duties. The Community Development Authority will have the following powers and duties:
(1) 
The Community Development Authority shall have all the powers, duties, and functions set out in §§ 66.1201 and 66.1333, Wis. Stats., for housing and redevelopment authorities and, as to all housing projects initiated by the Community Development Authority, it shall proceed under §§ 66.1201, Wis. Stats., and as to all projects relating to blight elimination, slum clearance, urban renewal and redevelopment programs, it shall proceed under §§ 66.1105, 66.1301 to 66.1329, 66.1331, 66.1333, or 66.1337, Wis. Stats., as determined appropriate by the Village Board on a project-by-project basis.
(2) 
The Community Development Authority shall act as the agent of the Village in planning and carrying out community development programs and activities approved by the Village Board President and Village Board under the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. As to all community development programs and activities undertaken by the Village under the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the Community Development Authority shall proceed under all applicable laws and ordinances not inconsistent with the laws of this state.
(3) 
The Community Development Authority shall act as agent to the Village to perform all acts, except the development of the general plan of the Village which may be otherwise performed by the Plan Commission under §§ 66.1105, 66.1301 to 66.1329, 66.1331, or 66.1337, Wis. Stats.