Village of Reeseville

Ordinance A-143 Adopted

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February 16, 2022

Ordinance A-143 Adopted




ORDinance. NO. A-143





The Village Board of the Village of Reeseville does hereby ordain as follows:



§ 1-3. Code adopted; existing ordinances continued.


Pursuant to § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., the ordinances of the Village of Reeseville of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Reeseville, as revised and codified and consisting of Chapters 1 through 480, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the Code of the Village of Reeseville, hereinafter referred to as the “Code.” The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of the ordinances in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and not as new enactments. This ordinance and the Code adopted hereby shall supersede and replace the 1992 Code of Ordinances, as amended and supplemented.



§ 1-4. Code on file; additions and amendments.


A.    In accordance with § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., a copy of the Code has been filed in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer and made available for public inspection for not less than two weeks prior to adoption of this ordinance, and following adoption of this ordinance, such copy shall be maintained and available for public inspection in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer.


B.     Additions or amendments to the Code, when adopted in such form as to indicate the intent of the Village Board to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the “Code of the Village of Reeseville” shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments.

§ 1-5. Notice; publication.

The Clerk of the Village of Reeseville shall cause notice of the passage of this ordinance to be given in the manner required by law. The notice of passage of this ordinance coupled with the filing of the Code in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer as provided in § 1-4 shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.



§ 1-6. Severability.


Each section of this ordinance and of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof. If any provision of this Code or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this Code and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.



§ 1-7. Repealer.


      A.  Ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions contained in the Code adopted by this ordinance are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall only be to the extent of such inconsistency, and any valid legislation of the Village of Reeseville which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.

      B.   The following have been excluded from the Code and are specifically repealed:

(1)  Ordinance No. A-103, regarding Village finances and budget, adopted August 10, 2017.

(2)  Sections 7-8-1 through 7-8-6 of Chapter 8, Regulation of Non-Metallic Mining, of Title 7, Licensing and Regulation, of the 1992 Code.

(3)  Article A, Rates, of Chapter 1, Water Utility Regulations and Rates, of Title 9, Public Utilities, of the 1992 Code.


§ 1-8. Ordinances saved from repeal.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-7 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:


A.    Any ordinance adopted subsequent to November 11, 2021.


B.     Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.


C.     Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.


D.    Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision.


E.     Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.


F.     Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, naming, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.


G.    Any ordinance appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the Village’s indebtedness.


H.    Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.


I.       The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.


J.      The annexation or dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.


K.    Ordinances providing for local improvements or assessing taxes or special assessments therefor.


L.     All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.


M.   Any legislation relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.


N.    Any ordinances adopting or amending the Zoning Map or otherwise rezoning property.


O.    Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending a specific fee amount for any license, permit or service obtained from the Village.


P.     Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending a deposit or bond schedule.


Q.    Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending rates or charges for water or sewer service.

§ 1-9. Changes in previously adopted ordinances; new ordinances.

      A.  In preparing the revision and codification of the ordinances, certain minor grammatical and nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said ordinances, and references to state statutes and regulations were updated to reflect the numbering and titles of the statutes and regulations as of the publication of this Code. It is the intention of the Village  Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances so changed had been formally amended to read as such.

      B.   In accordance with § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., the Code of the Village of Reeseville, on file in the office of the Village Clerk-Treasurer, is adopted and incorporated by reference, including the revisions set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof. (Chapter and section number references in Schedule A are to the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)

      C.   Nomenclature changes.

            (1)  Throughout the Code, references to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Soil Conservation Service are amended to read “Natural Resources Conservation Service”; references to the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations and Department of Commerce are amended to read “Department of Safety and Professional Services”; references to “Chairman” are amended to read “Chairperson”; and references to “Board of Appeals” and “Board of Zoning Appeals” are amended to read “Zoning Board of Appeals.”

            (2)  In Chapter 301, Juveniles, the terms “minor,” “child,” and “minor child” are amended to read “juvenile”; the term “children” is amended to read “juveniles.”

            (3)  In Chapter 442, Water, Article I, Water Utility Rules and Regulations, the term “Water Department” is amended to read “Water Utility.”

            (4)  In Chapter 455, Floodplain Zoning, references to “zoning agency” and “planning committee” are amended to read “Village Board acting as Plan Commission”; references to the “Board of Adjustment/Appeals” are amended to read “Board of Appeals.”

            (5)  In Chapter 472, Subdivision of Land, references to the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services are amended to read “Department of Health Services.”

            (6)  In Chapter 480, Zoning, the phrase “wind energy conversion system” is amended to read “wind energy system.”         

§ 1-10. Titles and headings; editor’s notes.

      A.  Chapter and article titles, headings and titles of sections and other divisions of the Code are inserted in the Code and may be inserted in supplements to the Code for the convenience of persons using the Code and are not part of the legislation.

      B.   Editor’s notes indicating sources of sections, giving other information or referring to the statutes or to other parts of the Code are inserted in the Code and may be inserted in supplements to the Code for the convenience of persons using the Code and are not part of the legislation.

§  1-11. Altering or tampering with Code; violations and penalties.

It shall be unlawful for anyone to change, alter or tamper with the Code in any manner which will cause the laws of the Village of Reeseville to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section shall be subject, upon conviction, to a penalty as provided in § 1-2 of the Code.

§  1-10. When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication or posting as provided by law.


Adopted this 10th day of February, 2022.