Wausau Wisconsin

City Council

August 20, 2018

MC 2.60.130: The police and fire commission shall be composed of five residents of the city. Qualifications and responsibilities of the members of the police and fire commission shall be as established by Section 62.13 of the Wisconsin Statutes. (Ord. 61-4074 §1 (part), 1967; prior code §2.03(13).)

SS 62.13 (1) Commissioners: Except as provided in sub. (2m), each city shall have a board of police and fire commissioners consisting of 5 citizens, 3 of whom shall constitute a quorum. The mayor shall annually, between the last Monday of April and the first Monday of May, appoint in writing to be filed with the secretary of the board, one member for a term of 5 years. No appointment shall be made which will result in more than 3 members of the board belonging to the same political party. The board shall keep a record of its proceedings.

62.13(3)Chiefs. The board shall appoint the chief of police and the chief of the fire department, who shall hold their offices during good behavior, subject to suspension or removal by the board for cause.

62.13(4)Subordinates. (a) The chiefs shall appoint subordinates subject to approval by the board. Such appointments shall be made by promotion when this can be done with advantage, otherwise from an eligible list provided by examination and approval by the board and kept on file with the clerk.

The above information is a partial listing of duties assigned to the Police and Fire Commission who has authority to hire, fire and discipine under Wisconsin Statutes 62.13. For complete information visit the State of Wisconsin website at: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/stats.html

Regular Meeting Schedule:  3rd Tuesday of every month @ 8:30 am.   Meetings are only held upon issuance of the official agenda notice.  Please check the calendar to confirm whether the meeting will be held.

Police and Fire Commission Members
Representing Name Address Term Phone #
Citizen Member Cheryl Bahr (5) 514 McIndoe St. 5 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/23 715-842-2954
Citizen Member William J. Graef (2) 1615 Woodland Ridge Rd. 5 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/19 715-675-6567
Citizen Member Michael Loy (N) 514 Aspen Grove Ln. 5 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/20 715-842-2954
Citizen Member Kathy Strasser (N) 1612 Green Vistas Dr 5 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/22 715-551-8639
Citizen Member Tony Patterson (3) 911 Adams St. 5 Yr Term Ending: 4/30/16 715-845-6456