TOWN OF ARENA
State of Wisconsin
Sec. 1. TITLE/PURPOSE.
Sec. 2. AUTHORITY.
Sec. 3. DEFINITIONS
Sec. 4. ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE
Sec. 5. FEES
Sec. 6. BILLING
Sec. 7. PENALTY PROVISIONS
Sec. 8. SEVERABILITY
Sec. 9. EFFECTIVE DATE
SECTION 1 – TITLE/PURPOSE
This ordinance is entitled the Town of Arena Fence Viewers Ordinance. The purpose of
this ordinance is to establish fees for fence viewers in accordance with the provisions set
forth in Chapter 90, Wis. stats.
SECTION 2 – AUTHORITY
Chapter 90 of the Wisconsin Statutes, establishes town supervisors, including the town
chairperson, as fence viewers.
SECTION 3 – DEFINITIONS
Chapter 90, Wis. stats, or any amendments or successors thereto, is hereby incorporated
into this ordinance for procedural and definitional purposes, where no further definition
or procedure is provided herein.
SECTION 4 – ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE
The town board, by this ordinance, adopted on proper notice, with a quorum and a roll
call vote by a majority of the town board present and voting, establishes fees for fence
viewers in accordance with the provisions set forth in Chapter 90, Wis. stats.
SECTION 5 – FEES
Whenever the services of fence viewers are requested by any person and provided, the
following fee schedule shall apply, with each landowner of each parcel responsible for
payment proportionate to ownership as determined by the fence viewers, but in the event
one or more persons fail to pay the Town within 30 days of the first billing, the remaining
delinquent owner(s) shall be liable for such remaining debt up to double the amount due,
pursuant to 90.15 Wisconsin Statutes:
A. For fence viewing, while occupied in the performance of duties related
to Chapter 90, a minimum of $1000.00 per viewing.
B. Any publication costs connected with the fence viewing process;
C. Any process service fees or postal costs connected with the fence viewing
D. As a method of helping to ensure payment for said services, a fee of $50
shall be required of the real property owner(s) requesting fence mediation
E. Fence viewing charges shall be assessed against all landowners for the
first and any subsequent viewings.
SECTION 6 – BILLING
Billings for said charges established herein shall be submitted by the fence viewers to the
Town Clerk, who shall notify each landowner of the amount due in total and
proportionate liability of each owner, by regular or certified mail, within 30 days of
receipt of billing information, which billing may also include a statement as to such
liability being personal. Such billing shall include an appropriate credit for any deposit
by a paying party complying with Section (2) (E) above. Fees when paid shall be
deposited into the Town funds similar to license fees deposit, and paid out according to
the terms of this ordinance, payable to the fence viewers or other parties.
SECTION 7 – PENALTY PROVISIONS
In the event of failure to pay the Town within 30 days of the first billing, delinquent real
property owner(s) shall be liable for such remaining debt up to double the amount due,
pursuant to 90.15 Wisconsin Statutes.
SECTION 8 – SEVERABILITY
Each of the provisions of the ordinance is severable and if any provision is held invalid
for any reason, the remaining provisions shall not be affected but shall remain in full
force and effect.
SECTION 9 – EFFECTIVE DATE
The town clerk shall properly post or publish this ordinance as required under s. 60.80,
Adopted this 6th day of May 2013
Effective Date: June 6, 2013
David Lucey, Chair
Bill Gauger, Supervisor
John Wright, Supervisor
Attest: ___Cathy Acker __(signed)
Cathy Acker, Town Clerk