2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 92. Soil and water conservation and animal waste management.
92.17 Shoreland management.

92.17

92.17 Shoreland management.

92.17(1)

(1) Guidelines ordinance. The guidelines for a shoreland management ordinance shall establish standards for activities related to the purpose of maintaining and improving surface water quality.

92.17(2)

(2) Authority to enact ordinance.

92.17(2)(a)

(a) A city or village may enact a shoreland management ordinance.

92.17(2)(ag)

(ag) A county may enact a shoreland management ordinance. A county shoreland management ordinance does not apply in any town that enacts an ordinance under par. (ar).

92.17(2)(ar)

(ar) A town may enact a shoreland management ordinance that is prepared under sub. (1).

92.17(2)(b)

(b) If a county, city or village proposes to enact an ordinance based on the guidelines prepared under sub. (1), or if a town proposes to enact a shoreland management ordinance, the county, city, village or town shall submit a draft of the ordinance to the department.

92.17(2)(c)

(c) The board shall review a draft of an ordinance submitted under par. (b) and make recommendations to the department.

92.17(2)(d)

(d) The department shall review and approve or disapprove a draft of an ordinance submitted under par. (b).

92.17(2)(e)

(e) A county, city or village may enact an ordinance based on the guidelines prepared under sub. (1) only if the draft of the ordinance is approved by the department under par. (d). A town may enact a shoreland management ordinance only if the draft of the ordinance is approved by the department under par. (d).

92.17(2m)

(2m) Authority to enforce ordinance. A county may not enforce a shoreland management ordinance unless the county uses funds provided under s. 92.14 (3) for grants for the purposes under s. 92.14 (3) (b). A city, village or town may not enforce a shoreland management ordinance unless the county in which the city, village or town is located uses funds provided under s. 92.14 (3) for grants for the purposes under s. 92.14 (3) (b).

92.17(2r)

(2r) Department not to require enactment. The department may not require a county, city, village or town to enact an ordinance under this section as a condition of any other program administered by the department.

92.17(4)

(4) Cooperation. The department shall consult with the governing bodies of counties, cities, villages and towns to secure voluntary uniformity of regulations, so far as practicable, shall identify low-cost practices and shall extend assistance to counties, cities, villages and towns under this section.

92.17 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 309; 1993 a. 213; 1999 a. 9.

92.17 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also s. ATCP 50.58, Wis. adm. code.

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