2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 200. Metropolitan sewerage districts.
200.43 Acquisition of property.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 200.43 (2017)

200.43 Acquisition of property.

(1)General power of the commission. The commission may acquire by gift, purchase, lease or other methods of acquisition or by condemnation, any real property situated in the state and all tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances belonging or in any way appertaining to, or in any interest, franchise, easement, right or privilege therein, that may be needed for the purpose of projecting, planning, constructing and maintaining the sewerage system, that may be needed for the collection, transmission or disposal of all sewage or drainage of the district or that may be needed for improving any river or stream within the district under s. 200.35 (8) (a) or (b).

(2)Altering streams over private lands. No stream over private lands may be altered unless the commission acquires the lands under sub. (1) or unless the governing body of the village, town or city in which the stream is located approves the proposed alteration.

(3)Condemnation. Section 32.05 controls the process of condemnation under this section. The commission shall establish the public necessity for any acquisition by condemnation.

(4)Conveyance of property acquired. All property, real or personal, acquired by the commission shall be taken for the benefit of and shall belong to the district. The commission may convey any part of its interest in real or personal property it has acquired that is not needed to carry out the powers and duties of the commission.

History: 1981 c. 282, 391; 1999 a. 150 s. 587; Stats. 1999 s. 200.43.

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