POWERS OF A TOWN MEETING – State Statute 60.10
State Statute 60.11(6) Jurisdiction. An annual town meeting may transact any business over which a town meeting has jurisdiction.
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)
Fix the compensation of elective town offices under 60.32, unless the authority has been delegated to the town board under sub.(2)(k).
Combine the offices of town clerk and town treasurer under 60.305(1)
In a town with a population of 2,500 or more, provide for the appointment by the town board of the town clerk, town treasurer, or both, or of the combined office of town clerk and town treasurer under 60.305(1), at a level of compensation to be set by the board that may not be reduced during the term to which the person is appointed.
Combine the offices of town clerk and town assessor under 60.305(2).
Establish or abolish the office of town constable and establish the number of constables. Abolition of the office is effective at the end of the term of the person serving in the office.
Designate the office of town clerk, town treasurer or the combined office of clerk and treasurer as part-time under 60.305(1)(b).
Designate town board supervisors as full-time officers.
Adopt a plan under 5.60(6) to elect town board supervisors to numbered seats.
Provide under 8.05(3)(a) for the nomination of candidates for elective town offices at a nonpartisan primary election.
Authorize the acquisition and conveyance of cemeteries under 157.50(1) and (3). Approve agreements to employ an administrator for more than 3 years under 60.37(3)(d).
Establish the hourly wage to be paid under 60.37(4) to a town employee who is also an elected town officer, unless the authority has been delegated to the town board under sub.(2)(L).
Directives or grants of authority-can be ongoing or for a single purpose and is in force until rescinded. By resolution the town meeting may:
- Authorize the town board to raise money, including levying taxes, to pay for expenses of the town.
- In a town of 2,500 or more, direct the town board to increase the membership of the board under 60.21(2).