BOARD OF APPEALS CITIZEN APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

The Town of Rome is currently accepting applications for three citizen appointments and two alternate citizen positions to the Board of Appeals.  Residency in the Town the Rome is required and applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Duties of the board are located in Town Ordinance and Wisconsin State Statutes, which are included below.  The appointment would be for a three-year term, expiring in May 2021, and are eligible for a per diem.  

Anyone interested in applying should contact Town Administrator Jami Gebert at gebert@romewi.com or by phone at 715-325-8025 for a Committee Application.  Applicants should attach a resume to the application form.

 

(1)  BOARD OF APPEALS: 

(a)  Appointment: A Board of Appeals is hereby created pursuant to sec. 62.23(7) (e) Wis. Stats.  The Board of Appeals shall be organized as required under Sec. 62.23 (7) (e) of the Wis. Stats.

(b)  Powers: The Board of Appeals shall have the duties, powers and authority delegated to such bodies in sec. 62.23 (7) (e) Wis. Stats. and in the Town Code.

(c)  Records: The Zoning Administrator shall draft and maintain records of all actions of the Board of Appeals as approved by the secretary of the body.

Wisconsin State Statutes 62.23 (7) (e):

 (e) Board of appeals. 

1.     The council which enacts zoning regulations pursuant to this section shall by ordinance provide for the appointment of a board of appeals, and shall provide in such regulations that said board of appeals may, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, make special exceptions to the terms of the ordinance in harmony with its general purpose and intent and in accordance with general or specific rules therein contained. Nothing in this subdivision shall preclude the granting of special exceptions by the city plan commission or the common council in accordance with the zoning regulations adopted pursuant to this section which were in effect on July 7, 1973 or adopted after that date.

 2.     The board of appeals shall consist of 5 members appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation of the common council for terms of 3 years, except that of those first appointed one shall serve for one year, 2 for 2 years and 2 for 3 years. The members of the board shall serve at such compensation to be fixed by ordinance, and shall be removable by the mayor for cause upon written charges and after public hearing. The mayor shall designate one of the members as chairperson. The board may employ a secretary and other employees. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms of members whose terms become vacant. The mayor shall appoint, for staggered terms of 3 years, 2 alternate members of such board, in addition to the 5 members above provided for. Annually, the mayor shall designate one of the alternate members as 1st alternate and the other as 2nd alternate. The 1st alternate shall act, with full power, only when a member of the board refuses to vote because of interest or when a member is absent. The 2nd alternate shall so act only when the 1st alternate so refuses or is absent or when more than one member of the board so refuses or is absent. The above provisions, with regard to removal and the filling of vacancies, shall apply to such alternates.

3.     The board shall adopt rules in accordance with the provisions of any ordinance adopted pursuant to this section. Meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the chairperson and at such other times as the board may determine. The chairperson, or in the chairperson’s absence, the acting chairperson, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the board shall be open to the public. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question, or, if absent or failing to vote, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the board and shall be a public record.