2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 198. Municipal power and water districts.
198.20 Consolidation of districts.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 198.20 (2017)

198.20 Consolidation of districts.

(1) Any 2 power districts may be consolidated by ordinance, passed by a two-thirds vote of all of the members of the board of each power district, fixing the terms of the consolidation and ratified by the electors at a referendum held in each district. The ballots shall bear the words “For Consolidation" and “Against Consolidation". If a majority of the votes cast on the question of consolidation in each district shall be for consolidation, the ordinance shall be in effect and have the force of a contract.

(2) The election, and all matters pertaining to the election not otherwise provided for in this section, shall be held and conducted and the result ascertained and declared in accordance with s. 198.06 (3) and (4). The ordinance and the result of the referendum shall be certified to the secretary of state. After certification, the consolidation shall be considered complete. Consolidation shall not affect the preexisting rights or liabilities of any power districts and actions on those rights and liabilities may be commenced or completed as though no consolidation had been effected.

History: 1973 c. 334 s. 57; 1975 c. 93 s. 113; 1997 a. 254.

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