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62.73

62.73 Discontinuance of public grounds.

62.73(1)

(1) The common council of a 1st class city may vacate in whole or in part highways, streets, alleys, grounds, waterways, public walks and other public grounds within the corporate limits of the city that it determines the public interest requires to be vacated or are of no public utility, subject to s. 66.1005 (2). Proceedings under this section shall be commenced either by a petition presented to the common council signed by the owners of all property which abuts the portion of the public facilities proposed to be vacated, or by a resolution adopted by the common council. The requirements of s. 840.11 apply to proceedings under this section.

62.73(1m)

(1m) Upon receiving a petition under this section or upon introduction of a resolution under this section, the common council shall deliver a copy of the petition or resolution to the commissioner of railroads if there is a railroad highway crossing within the public facilities proposed to be vacated.

62.73(2)

(2) All petitions or resolutions shall be referred to a committee of the common council for a public hearing on the proposed discontinuance and at least 7 days shall elapse between the date of the last service and the date of the hearing. A notice of hearing shall be served on the owners of record of all property which abuts the portion of the public facilities proposed to be vacated, in the manner provided for service of a summons.

62.73(3)

(3) If the common council initiates a discontinuance proceeding by resolution without a petition signed by all of the owners of the property which abuts the public facility proposed to be discontinued, any owner of property abutting the public facility whose property is damaged by the discontinuance may recover damages as provided in ch. 32.

62.73(4)

(4) The common council may order that an assessment of benefits be made and when so ordered the assessment shall be made as provided in s. 66.0703.

62.73 - ANNOT.

History: 1973 c. 189 s. 20; Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 774 (1975); 1999 a. 150 s. 344; Stats. 1999 s. 62.73; 2003 a. 214; 2009 a. 107, 223.

62.73 - ANNOT.

NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 214, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 62 > 62.73

62.73

62.73 Discontinuance of public grounds.

62.73(1)

(1) The common council of a 1st class city may vacate in whole or in part highways, streets, alleys, grounds, waterways, public walks and other public grounds within the corporate limits of the city that it determines the public interest requires to be vacated or are of no public utility, subject to s. 66.1005 (2). Proceedings under this section shall be commenced either by a petition presented to the common council signed by the owners of all property which abuts the portion of the public facilities proposed to be vacated, or by a resolution adopted by the common council. The requirements of s. 840.11 apply to proceedings under this section.

62.73(1m)

(1m) Upon receiving a petition under this section or upon introduction of a resolution under this section, the common council shall deliver a copy of the petition or resolution to the commissioner of railroads if there is a railroad highway crossing within the public facilities proposed to be vacated.

62.73(2)

(2) All petitions or resolutions shall be referred to a committee of the common council for a public hearing on the proposed discontinuance and at least 7 days shall elapse between the date of the last service and the date of the hearing. A notice of hearing shall be served on the owners of record of all property which abuts the portion of the public facilities proposed to be vacated, in the manner provided for service of a summons.

62.73(3)

(3) If the common council initiates a discontinuance proceeding by resolution without a petition signed by all of the owners of the property which abuts the public facility proposed to be discontinued, any owner of property abutting the public facility whose property is damaged by the discontinuance may recover damages as provided in ch. 32.

62.73(4)

(4) The common council may order that an assessment of benefits be made and when so ordered the assessment shall be made as provided in s. 66.0703.

62.73 - ANNOT.

History: 1973 c. 189 s. 20; Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 774 (1975); 1999 a. 150 s. 344; Stats. 1999 s. 62.73; 2003 a. 214; 2009 a. 107, 223.

62.73 - ANNOT.

NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 214, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.

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Statutes > Wisconsin > 62 > 62.73

62.73

62.73 Discontinuance of public grounds.

62.73(1)

(1) The common council of a 1st class city may vacate in whole or in part highways, streets, alleys, grounds, waterways, public walks and other public grounds within the corporate limits of the city that it determines the public interest requires to be vacated or are of no public utility, subject to s. 66.1005 (2). Proceedings under this section shall be commenced either by a petition presented to the common council signed by the owners of all property which abuts the portion of the public facilities proposed to be vacated, or by a resolution adopted by the common council. The requirements of s. 840.11 apply to proceedings under this section.

62.73(1m)

(1m) Upon receiving a petition under this section or upon introduction of a resolution under this section, the common council shall deliver a copy of the petition or resolution to the commissioner of railroads if there is a railroad highway crossing within the public facilities proposed to be vacated.

62.73(2)

(2) All petitions or resolutions shall be referred to a committee of the common council for a public hearing on the proposed discontinuance and at least 7 days shall elapse between the date of the last service and the date of the hearing. A notice of hearing shall be served on the owners of record of all property which abuts the portion of the public facilities proposed to be vacated, in the manner provided for service of a summons.

62.73(3)

(3) If the common council initiates a discontinuance proceeding by resolution without a petition signed by all of the owners of the property which abuts the public facility proposed to be discontinued, any owner of property abutting the public facility whose property is damaged by the discontinuance may recover damages as provided in ch. 32.

62.73(4)

(4) The common council may order that an assessment of benefits be made and when so ordered the assessment shall be made as provided in s. 66.0703.

62.73 - ANNOT.

History: 1973 c. 189 s. 20; Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 774 (1975); 1999 a. 150 s. 344; Stats. 1999 s. 62.73; 2003 a. 214; 2009 a. 107, 223.

62.73 - ANNOT.

NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 214, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.

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