Wausau Wisconsin

City Council

June 28, 2017

MC 2.76.010 Created (a) Pursuant to Section 66.1335 of the Wisconsin Statutes there is created in the city a housing and community development authority which shall be known as the "Community Development Authority of the City of Wausau." (b) It shall be deemed a separate body politic and corporate for the purpose of carrying out blight elimination, slum clearance, urban renewal programs and projects, and housing projects. (Ord. 61-4684 §§1(part), 2, 1989.)

2.76.060 Membership--Term of office: (a) The community development authority shall consist of seven resident persons having sufficient ability and experience in the fields of urban renewal, community development and housing. (b) The mayor shall, with confirmation of the council, appoint such commissioners; two of the commissioners shall be members of the common council and shall serve during their terms of office as council members. (c) The first appointments of the five other members shall be for the following terms: two for one year and one each for terms of two, three and four years. Thereafter, the terms of other members shall be four years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. (d) Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term as provided in this section. (Ord. 61-4684 §5, 1989.)

2.76.070 Powers, duties and functions: The community development authority shall have all powers, duties and functions set out in Sections 66.1201 and 66.13333 of the Wisconsin Statutes for housing and redevelopment authorities and as to all housing projects initiated by the community development authority it shall proceed under Section 66.1201 of the Wisconsin Statutes and as to all projects relating to blight elimination, slum clearance, urban renewal and redevelopment programs it shall proceed under Sections 66.1301 to 66.1327(3), 66.1331, 66.1333, 66.1337 or 66.1105 of the Wisconsin Statutes as determined appropriate by the common council on a project-by-project basis. As to all community development programs and activities undertaken by the city under the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the community development authority shall proceed under all applicable laws and ordinances not inconsistent with the laws of this state. In addition, the community development authority may act as agent of the city to perform all acts, except the development of the general plan of the city, which may be otherwise performed by the plan commission under Sections 66.1301 to 66.1327(3), 66.1331, 66.1337 or 66.1105 of the Wisconsin Statutes. (Ord. 61-4684 §6, 1989.)

2.76.020 Authorization The authority is also authorized to act as the agent of the city in planning and carrying out community development programs and activities approved by the mayor and common council under the Federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and as agent to perform all acts, except the development of the general plan of the city, which may be otherwise performed by the plan commission under Sections 66.1301 to 66.1327(3), 66.1331, 66.1337 or 66.1105 of the Wisconsin Statutes. (Ord. 61-4684 §3, 1989.)

Community Development Authority Members
Representing Name Address Term Phone #
Alderperson Gary Gisselman 319 Park Ave 2016-2018 715-846-5160
Alderperson Becky McElhaney 3839 Woodland Ridge Rd 2016-2018 715-581-3762
Citizen Member David Welles (1) 1134 E Grand Ave, Rothschild 4 Yr Term
Ending: 4/30/18
715-355-0100
Citizen Member Russell Wilson (C)(2) 1515 Adams Ct 4 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/18 715-842-9892
Citizen Member Andy Witt (2) 2515 N 13th St 4 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/19 888-363-3263 ext 368
Citizen Member Sarah Napgezek (3) 912 N 9th St 4 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/21 715-845-5118
Citizen Member Dorothy Korzilius (4) 540 E Thomas St 4 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/21 715-845-7758