2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 33. Public inland waters.
33.28 District board of commissioners.
33.2833.28 District board of commissioners.
33.28(1)(1) Management of the affairs of the district shall be delegated to a board of commissioners.
33.28(2)(2) The board of commissioners shall consist of:
33.28(2)(a)(a) One person appointed by the county board who is a member of the county land conservation committee or is nominated by the county land conservation committee and appointed by the county board;
33.28(2)(b)(b) One member of the governing body of the town, village or city within which the largest portion by valuation of the district lies, appointed by the governing body and owning property within the district if possible; and
33.28(2)(c)(c) Three electors or owners of property within the district elected by secret ballot by the qualified electors and property owners within the district, for staggered 3-year terms. At least one of the elected commissioners shall be a resident of the district.
33.28(2m)(a)(a) An annual meeting may permanently increase the number of members of the board of commissioners to be elected under sub. (2) (c) from 3 to 5.
33.28(2m)(b)(b) If no resident is willing to be elected as required under sub. (2) (c) for a given term, the residency requirement shall be waived until the end of that term.
33.28(3)(3) Three commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
33.28(4)(4) The board shall select a chairperson, secretary and treasurer from among its members.
33.28(5)(5) Commissioners shall be paid actual and necessary expenses incurred while conducting business of the district, plus such compensation as may be established by the annual meeting.
33.28(6)(6) The board shall meet at least quarterly, and at other times on the call of the chairperson or the petition of 3 of the members.
33.28(7)(7) If a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board under sub. (2) (a) or (b), the appointing authority shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy. If a vacancy occurs in the membership of the board under sub. (2) (c), the chairperson of the board shall appoint a person to fill the remainder of the unexpired term, subject to approval by a majority vote of the board.
33.28 - ANNOT.History: 1973 c. 301; 1975 c. 197; 1977 c. 391; 1979 c. 299; 1981 c. 18, 346; 1989 a. 159, 359; 1991 a. 32; 1993 a. 167.
33.28 - ANNOT.Sub. (2) (a) provides that the county representative upon a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation board is to be a person appointed by the county board. By operation of s. 59.17 (2) (c), the power of appointing the county representative to a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district is therefore transferred from the county board to the county executive once the office of county executive is created, subject to confirmation by the board. OAG 2-09.
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