2015 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
LODI TOWN HALL
W10919 COUNTY ROAD V
LODI, WI 53555
Pursuant to WSS 60.11(2) the Town of Lodi will hold its 2014 Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lodi Town Hall located @ W10919 County Road V.
The first item of business at this meeting will be the swearing in of Thomas Marx (Chairman), James Brooks (Supervisor 1) and James Bechen (Supervisor 2).
April D. Goeske
See pages 2 & of this notice:
Wisconsin State Statute 60.10
“Powers of Town Meeting”
WISCONSIN STATE STATUTE
60.10 POWERS OF TOWN MEETING
60.10 Powers of town meeting.
(1) Direct powers. The town meeting may:
(a) Raise money. Raise money, including levying taxes, to pay for expenses of the town, unless the authority has been delegated to the town board under sub. (2) (a).
(b) Town offices and officers.
(c) Election of town officers.
1. Adopt a plan under s. 5.60 (6) to elect town board supervisors to numbered seats.
2. Provide under s. 8.05 (3) (a) for the nomination of candidates for elective town offices at a nonpartisan primary election.
(2) Directives or grants of authority to town board. Except as provided under par. (c), directives or grants of authority to the town board under this subsection may be general and continuing or may be limited as to purpose, effect or duration. A resolution adopted under this subsection shall specify whether the directive or grant is general and continuing or whether it is limited as to purpose, effect or duration. A resolution that is continuing remains in effect until rescinded at a subsequent town meeting by a number of electors equal to or greater than the number of electors who voted for the original resolution. This subsection does not limit any authority otherwise conferred on the town board by law. By resolution, the town meeting may:
(a) Raise money. Authorize the town board to raise money, including levying taxes, to pay for expenses of the town.
(b) Membership of town board in populous towns. In a town with a population of 2,500 or more, direct the town board to increase the membership of the board under s. 60.21 (2).
(c) Exercise of village powers. Authorize the town board to exercise powers of a village board under s. 60.22 (3). A resolution adopted under this paragraph is general and continuing.
(d) General obligation bonds. Authorize the town board to issue general obligation bonds in the manner and for the purposes provided by law.
(e) Purchase of land. Authorize the town board to purchase any land within the town for present or anticipated town purposes.
(f) Town buildings. Authorize the town board to purchase, lease or construct buildings for the use of the town, to combine for this purpose the town’s funds with those of a society or corporation doing business or located in the town and to accept contributions of money, labor or space for this purpose.
(g) Disposal of property. Authorize the town board to dispose of town real property, other than property donated to and required to be held by the town for a special purpose.
(h) Exercise of certain zoning authority. In a town located in a county which has enacted a zoning ordinance under s. 59.69, authorize, under s. 60.62 (2), the town board to enact town zoning ordinances under s. 61.35.
(i) Watershed protection and soil and water conservation. Authorize the town board to engage in watershed protection, soil conservation or water conservation activities beneficial to the town.
(j) Appointed assessors. Authorize the town board to select assessors by appointment under s. 60.307 (2).
(k) Compensation of elective town offices. Authorize the town board to fix the compensation of elective town offices under s. 60.32 (1) (b).
(L) Hourly wage of certain employees. Authorize the town board to establish the hourly wage to be paid under s. 60.37 (4) to a town employee who is also an elected town officer, other than a town board supervisor.
(3) Authorization to town board to appropriate money. The town meeting may authorize the town board to appropriate money in the next annual budget for:
(a) Conservation of natural resources. The conservation of natural resources by the town or by a bona fide nonprofit organization under s. 60.23 (6).
(b) Civic functions. Civic and other functions under s. 60.23 (3).
(c) Insects, weeds and animal diseases. The control of insect pests, weeds or plant or animal diseases within the town.
(e) Cemetery improvements. The improvement of the town cemetery under s. 157.50 (5).
60.10 – ANNOT.
The terms “authorize” and “direct” in sub. (2) are not used interchangeably. A town meeting that “authorize(s)” an act gives the town board permission to do the act within its discretion, but if it “direct(s)” that an act be done, the action is mandatory.