[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Saukville 12-17-1985 by Ord. No. 389 as Secs. 2.01 to 2.16 and 14.02 of the 1985 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The elected official of the Village shall be a Village President and three Trustees elected at the spring election in odd numbered years and three Trustees elected at the spring election in even numbered years for two-year terms commencing on the third Tuesday of April in the year of their election.
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565; 9-3-2013 by Ord. No. 740; 8-9-2014 by Ord. No. 750]
The following officials of the Village shall be appointed in the manner and for the term indicated. For specific selection procedures, see the Village Personnel Policies Manual.
Editor's Note: The Personnel Policies Manual is available in the office of the Administrator.
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565]
Within five days after the election or appointment of any Village officer, the Village Clerk shall notify the person so elected or appointed thereof, and every officer of the Village, including members of Village boards and commissions, shall, before entering upon his duties and within five days after notice of election or appointment, take the oath of office prescribed by law and file such oath in the office of the Village Clerk, except the Clerk, who shall file his oath in the office of the Village Treasurer. Any person reelected or reappointed to the same office shall take and file an official oath for each term of service.
Every officer, if required by law or the Village Board shall, upon entering upon the duties of his office, give a bond in such amount as may be determined by the Village Board with such sureties as are approved by the Village President, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of his office. Official bonds shall be filed as are oaths as provided in § 35-3 of this chapter.
All officers of the Village shall receive such salaries as may be provided from time to time by the Village Board by ordinance. No officer receiving a salary from the Village shall be entitled to retain any portion of any fees collected by him for the performance of his duties as such officer in the absence of a specific law or ordinance to that effect.
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565]
All elected officers shall be required to be permanent residents of the Village during their term of office. Removal from the Village shall create a vacancy of the office for which elected. Vacancies in elective offices shall be filled by appointment by a majority vote of the Village Board for the remainder of the unexpired term. Vacancies in appointive offices shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term unless the term for such office is indefinite.
Editor's Note: Former § 35-7, Personnel Policies Manual, as amended, was repealed 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 662. The current Village Policy Manual is on file in the Village offices.
The Chief of Police, as a department head under the direction of the Village Administrator, shall be responsible for participation in and supervision of all law enforcement services and activities as are performed by the Police Department in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes and ordinances and policies established by the Village Board.
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565]
The Chief, as a department head under the direction of the Village Administrator, shall be responsible for supervising all activities of the Fire Department including fire fighting, ambulance and rescue service, fire inspections and training. Upon occurrence of a vacancy in the office of Fire Chief, the ranking officer of the Department shall perform the duties of the Chief until such vacancy is filled.
Editor’s Note: Former § 35-10, Director of Public Works, added 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565, and former § 35-11, Superintendent of Public Works, as amended, were repealed 8-9-2014 by Ord. No. 750.
Editor's Note: Former § 35-12, Superintendent of Utilities, as amended, was repealed 9-3-2013 by Ord. No. 740.
Creation. The office of the Village Administrator is hereby created. The head of this office shall be known as the Village Administrator. He shall have such clerical and other assistance as may be made available by the Village Board.
Appointment and conditions of employment.
The Village Administrator shall be appointed by the Village Board after having been recommended by the Village President.
The Village Administrator's employment may be by contract and may be terminated upon 90 days' written notice given by either the Village Board or the Administrator.
The salary of the Village Administrator, fringe benefits and other conditions of his employment shall be determined by the Village Board.
Duties and responsibilities.
The Village Administrator shall be the chief administrative officer of the Village and shall be responsible for the overall supervision of all Village offices and departments except those of Village Attorney. The Administrator, whenever the Administrator deems necessary, may hire, appoint, suspend, remove or terminate the employment of any employee or appointed officer of the Village unless otherwise precluded by law and subject to the direction of and compensation and benefits established by the Board. In all other circumstances where the Administrator by statute or law may not hire, appoint, suspend, remove or terminate the employment of any appointed officer or employee, then the Administrator may recommend action to the Village Board or other governmental body who will take final action. The Administrator shall have the authority to take all disciplinary action directly.
[Amended 4-17-2001 by Ord. No. 565; 2-26-2013 by Ord. No. 738]
The Village Administrator shall be responsible for the proper interpretation and efficient execution of all policies and programs established by the Village Board and assigned to the departments and offices under his supervision.
The Village Administrator shall be an ex officio member of all boards, commissions and committees appointed by the Village President or Village Board pursuant to law, with the right to participate in all deliberations and actions by his voice, but without vote. The Village Administrator may also make and second motions at committee meetings if less than three Trustees are present at the meeting.
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(4), which provided the Village Administrator has the duties of the Village Clerk, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 11-24-2015 by Ord. No. 758.
The Village Treasurer shall function under the direct supervision of the Village Administrator and shall perform all duties of a municipal treasurer as prescribed by the Wisconsin Statutes.
Powers and duties. The Director shall be the executive head of the Village Emergency Management Organization and shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the Organization, subject to the direction and control of the Village Administrator and Village Board. In addition to such powers and responsibilities as may be imposed on him from time to time by the Village Board, he shall have the authority and it shall be his duty to:
Coordinate all activities for emergency management within the Village.
Maintain liaison and cooperate with emergency management agencies and organizations of other political subdivisions and of the state and federal government.
Participate in county and state emergency management activities upon request.
Prepare a comprehensive general plan for the emergency management of the Village and present such plan to the Village Board for approval.
Subject to the approval of the Village Board, enter into mutual aid agreements with other political subdivisions and file copies of any such agreements with the State Director of Emergency Management.
Upon the declaration of an emergency, issue all necessary proclamations as to the existence of such state of emergency and such disaster warnings or alerts as shall be required in the emergency management plan.
General duties. The Health Officer, under the supervision of the District State Health Officer, shall:
Maintain continuous sanitary supervision over his territory.
Promote the spread of information as to the cause, nature and prevention of prevalent diseases and the preservation and improvement of health.
Enforce the health laws, rules and regulations of the State Department of Health and Social Services, the state and the Village, including the laws relating to contagious diseases contained in Ch. 252, Wis. Stats.
Take steps necessary to secure prompt and full reports by physicians of communicable diseases and prompt and full registration of births and deaths.
Keep and deliver to his successor a record of all his official acts.
Make annual reports to the State Department of Health and Social Services and to the Village Board, and such other reports as they may request.
Materials and supplies. The Health Officer may procure at the expense of the Village all record books, quarantine cards and other materials needed by the Board of Health, except those furnished by the State Department of Health and Social Services.
[Added 11-24-2015 by Ord. No. 758]
The Village Clerk shall function under the direct supervision of the Village Administrator and shall perform all duties of a municipal clerk as prescribed by the Wisconsin Statutes.