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

33.55

33.55 Board of commissioners; composition.

33.55(1)

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

33.55(1)(a)

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

33.55(1)(b)

(b) The county executive of Waukesha County or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(c)

(c) The mayor of the city of Waukesha or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(d)

(d) The town board chairperson of the town of Waukesha or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(e)

(e) The village president of the village of Waterford or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(f)

(f) The town board chairperson of the town of Waterford or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(g)

(g) The village president of the village of Big Bend or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(h)

(h) The town board chairperson of the town of Vernon or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(i)

(i) The town board chairperson of the town of Mukwonago or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(j)

(j) The village president of the village of Mukwonago or his or her designee.

33.55(1)(k)

(k) Two residents of the town of Waterford, who shall be appointed by the town board.

33.55(1)(L)

(L) Two residents of the town of Vernon, who shall be appointed by the town board.

33.55(1)(m)

(m) One resident of the village of Big Bend, who shall be appointed by the village board.

33.55(1)(n)

(n) One nonvoting representative from the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, who shall be appointed by the chairperson of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.

33.55(1)(o)

(o) One nonvoting representative from the department of natural resources, who shall be appointed by the secretary of natural resources.

33.55(2)

(2)

33.55(2)(a)

(a) If a commissioner listed under sub. (1) (a) to (j) is an elected official, his or her term on the commission runs concurrently with his or her term in office. If the elected official resigns from the commission during his or her term in office, the elected official shall appoint a designee to take his or her place on the commission within 90 days of his or her resignation.

33.55(2)(b)

(b) If a commissioner listed under sub. (1) (a) to (j) is appointed to the commission by an elected official, as the designee of an elected official, his or her term on the commission begins on the 3rd Tuesday in April of the year in which the commissioner is appointed and ends on the 3rd Tuesday in April in the 3rd year following the year in which the commissioner is appointed. Vacancies occurring during the term of the designee of an elected official shall be filled within 90 days of the vacancy by another designee who is appointed by the elected official, or the elected official may become the commissioner.

33.55(2)(c)

(c) The term of a commissioner appointed by a town or village board under sub. (1) (k) to (m) begins on the 3rd Tuesday in April of the year in which the commissioner is appointed and ends on the 3rd Tuesday in April in the 2nd year following the year in which the commissioner is appointed. Vacancies occurring during the term of the appointee shall be filled by the town or village board within 90 days of the vacancy.

33.55(2)(d)

(d) The term of a commissioner appointed under sub. (1) (n) or (o) begins on the 3rd Tuesday in April of the year in which the commissioner is appointed and ends on the 3rd Tuesday in April in the 3rd year following the year in which the commissioner is appointed. Vacancies occurring during the term of the appointee shall be filled by the appointing authority within 90 days of the vacancy.

33.55(3)

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

33.55(4)

(4) The board of commissioners shall meet at least quarterly, and at other times on the call of the chairperson or on the petition of 5 commissioners.

33.55(5)

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

33.55(6)

(6) Annually, the board of commissioners shall elect a chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary from its members, and these officers shall have the following duties:

33.55(6)(a)

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

33.55(6)(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.

33.55(6)(c)

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

33.55 - ANNOT.

History: 1997 a. 27, 252.

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