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Oct 30, 2018
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Town of New Haven, Dunn County
Notice of Referendum

November 6, 2018


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Town of New Haven, in the County of Dunn, State of Wisconsin, that at an election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the following proposed Ordinance of the Town Board will be submitted to a vote of the people:

Ordinance No. 2018-01

Town of New Haven
Dunn County, Wisconsin

ORDINANCE CHANGING ELECTED CLERK POSITION
TO APPOINTED POSITION

The Town Board of the Town of New Haven, Dunn County, Wisconsin, does hereby ordain as follows:

That, pursuant to Wis. Stat. 60.30(1e)(a), the office of the town clerk shall be filled by appointment of a majority of the members-elect of the town board.

The term of office for the appointed position shall be set by the town board but may not exceed 3 years per 60.30(1e)(c). The town board may re-appoint the officer for additional terms. However, removal by the town board during a given term of office may only be for “cause” as defined under 17.001 and required by 60.30(1e)(f).

This ordinance is subject to approval by the town electors in a referendum, which is hereby called by the Town Board to be held on November 6, 2018. The referendum question shall be:
“Shall the person holding the office of town clerk in the Town of New Haven be appointed by the town board?”

The salary of the appointed position shall be set by the town board and may not be reduced during the term of office.

This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its town board passage, notice after passage per 60.80 and also its referendum approval by the town electors as required by 60.30.(1e)(b).

Adopted this _17th__ day of April, 2018.

Town of New Haven

By: ______/s/__________________  Attested ______/s/______________________
      Marv Prestrud, Chairperson                Diane Duerst, Clerk

Yes __3__ No __0__ Abstain __0__  Absent __0__

The question will appear on the ballot as follows:

“Shall the person holding the office of town clerk in
the Town of New Haven be appointed by the town board?”


Yes   No


EXPLANATION

By answering YES, electors would allow the current town clerk position to become an appointed officer, and the position would change from an elected position to an appointed position.
• This would permit the town board to select and appoint future town clerks  with the necessary skills, education, training, and experience to handle the increasingly complex tasks of municipal government, choose candidates who possess skills with the strongest abilities and most experience, and save the town resources and money related to electing and training new officers for that position. This would also allow the board to appoint someone who lives outside of the town if necessary.

By answering NO, electors would allow the town clerk position to remain an elective office to be voted on at Spring elections in odd-numbered years.

The term of office for the appointed town clerk position shall be set by the town board, but may not exceed 3 years per 60.30(1e)(c).  The town board may re-appoint the officer for additional terms.  However, removal by the town board during a given term may only be for “cause” as defined under 17.001 and required by 60.30(1e)(f).  The salary of the appointed position shall be set by the town board and may not be reduced during the term of office.

Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a photo ID, you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Dated this 31st day of October, 2018.

Diane Duerst, Clerk
N12488 150th St
Boyceville, WI 54725
715-643-2088
[email protected]



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