2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 33. Public inland waters.
33.44 Board of commissioners; composition.

33.44

33.44 Board of commissioners; composition.

33.44(1)

(1) The board of commissioners shall consist of the following persons, all of whom shall be residents of the county:

33.44(1)(a)

(a) The county executive of the county or his or her designee.

33.44(1)(b)

(b) The mayor of the city of Madison or his or her designee.

33.44(1)(c)

(c) Two members who are supervisors on the county board and who represent supervisory districts located entirely outside the city of Madison.

33.44(1)(d)

(d) Two members who are supervisors on the county board and who represent supervisory districts located entirely within the city of Madison.

33.44(1)(dm)

(dm) One member who is a member of the Yahara Lakes Association.

33.44(1)(e)

(e)

33.44(1)(e)1.

1. Except as provided in subd. 2., one member who is not a supervisor on the county board, who resides in the city of Madison and whose name is on a list of at least 2 nominees submitted to the county executive by the mayor of the city of Madison.

33.44(1)(e)2.

2. If the list of nominees required under this paragraph is not submitted at least 60 days before the term of the member appointed under this paragraph expires or at least 60 days before the county executive must fill a vacancy under this paragraph, the county executive shall appoint a member who is not a supervisor on the county board and who resides in the city of Madison.

33.44(1)(f)

(f)

33.44(1)(f)1.

1. Except as provided in subds. 2. and 3., one member who is not a supervisor on the county board, who resides outside the city of Madison and whose name is on a list of at least 2 nominees submitted to the county executive by the Dane County Towns Association.

33.44(1)(f)2.

2. For terms subsequent to the initial term, the person appointed under this paragraph must reside outside the city of Madison and the person's name must be on a list of at least 2 nominees submitted to the county executive by the Dane County Towns Association. Unless the person has served continuously as the member appointed under this paragraph for all previous terms, including the initial term, the person may not be a supervisor on the county board.

33.44(1)(f)3.

3. If the list of nominees required under this paragraph is not submitted at least 60 days before the term of the member appointed under this paragraph expires or at least 60 days before the county executive must fill a vacancy under this paragraph, the county executive shall appoint a member who resides outside the city of Madison and who either has served continuously as the member appointed under this paragraph for all previous terms, including the initial term, or who is not a supervisor on the county board.

33.44(1)(g)

(g)

33.44(1)(g)1.

1. Except as provided in subds. 2. and 3., one member who is not a supervisor on the county board, whose name is on a list of at least 2 nominees submitted to the county executive by a majority of the chief executives of the villages and cities, except the city of Madison, that are located at least partially in the county, and who is a resident of such a village or city.

33.44(1)(g)2.

2. For terms subsequent to the initial term, the person appointed under this paragraph must not be a supervisor on the county board. Unless the person has served continuously as the member appointed under this paragraph for all previous terms, including the initial term, the name of the person must be on a list submitted to the county executive by a majority of the chief executives of the villages and cities, except the city of Madison, that are located at least partially in the county, and the person must be a resident of such a village or city.

33.44(1)(g)3.

3. If the list of nominees, when required under this paragraph, is not submitted at least 60 days before the term of the member appointed under this paragraph expires or at least 60 days before the county executive must fill a vacancy under this paragraph, the county executive shall appoint a member who is not a supervisor on the county board and who either has served continuously as the member appointed under this paragraph for all previous terms, including the initial term, or who is a resident of a village or city, except the city of Madison, that is located at least partially within the county.

33.44(2)

(2) The county executive shall appoint the members listed under sub. (1) (c) to (g) subject to confirmation by the county board.

33.44(2g)

(2g) In making the appointments under sub. (1) (c) and (d), the county executive shall appoint persons who will represent the diverse interests of the urban and rural communities in improving the water quality and the scenic and environmental value of the county surface waters and groundwaters.

33.44(2m)

(2m) The term of a member appointed under sub. (1) (c) to (g) begins on the 3rd Tuesday in April of the year in which the member is appointed and ends on the 3rd Tuesday in April in the 3rd year following the year in which the member is appointed.

33.44(3)

(3) Six commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

33.44(5)

(5) Commissioners shall be paid actual and necessary expenses incurred while conducting business of the commission and shall be paid the same per diem as members of county board committees.

33.44(6)

(6)

33.44(6)(a)

(a) If a commissioner appointed under sub. (1) (c) or (d) is not reelected to be a supervisor on the county board during his or her term on the commission, he or she may continue to serve on the commission until the position is filled as provided in par. (b).

33.44(6)(b)

(b) Vacancies occurring during the term of any commissioner appointed under sub. (1) (c) to (g) shall be filled within 90 days in the manner provided in s. 17.27 (1n). A commissioner appointed to fill a vacancy may be reappointed for subsequent full terms.

33.44(7)

(7) The board of commissioners shall meet at least quarterly, and at other times on the call of the chairperson or on the petition of 6 of the members.

33.44(8)

(8) Any action by the board of commissioners requires the affirmative vote of the majority of members present and voting.

33.44(9)

(9) The board of commissioners shall elect a chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary from its members each year, and these officers shall have the following duties:

33.44(9)(a)

(a) The chairperson shall preside at all meetings and all public hearings held by the board of commissioners.

33.44(9)(b)

(b) The vice chairperson shall preside at any meeting or any public hearing held by the board of commissioners at which the chairperson is unable to preside.

33.44(9)(c)

(c) The secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the board of commissioners and hearings held by it.

33.44 - ANNOT.

History: 1989 a. 324; 1999 a. 9; 2001 a. 103.

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