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66.1105(7)(am)2. 2. Except as provided in subds. 4., 5., 6., 7., and 9., for a district that is created after September 30, 2004, about which a finding is made under sub. (4) (gm) 4. a. that not less than 50 percent, by area, of the real property within the district is suitable for industrial sites or mixed-use development, 20 years after the district is created, except that the city that created the district may, subject to sub. (8) (e), request that the joint review board extend the life of the district for an additional 3 years. Along with its request for a 3-year extension, the city may provide the joint review board with an independent audit that demonstrates that the district is unable to pay off its project costs within the 20 years after the district is created. The joint review board may deny or approve a request to extend the life of the district for 3 years if the request does not include the independent audit, and the board shall approve a request to extend the life of the district for 3 years if the request includes the audit. If the joint review board extends the district's life, the district shall terminate at the earlier of the end of the extended period or the period specified in par. (a). For a tax incremental district created after March 3, 2016, the termination date for a district to which this subdivision applies shall either be increased by one year beyond the otherwise applicable termination date under this subdivision if that district's project plan is adopted under sub. (4) (g) after September 30 and before May 15, or shall be the period specified in par. (a), whichever is earlier.
66.1105(7)(am)3. 3. Except as provided in subds. 4. and 8., for a district that is created after September 30, 2004, about which a finding is made under sub. (4) (gm) 4. a. that not less than 50 percent, by area, of the real property within the district is a blighted area or in need of rehabilitation, 27 years after the district is created, except that the city that created the district may, subject to sub. (8) (e), request that the joint review board extend the life of the district for an additional 3 years. Along with its request for a 3-year extension, the city may provide the joint review board with an independent audit that demonstrates that the district is unable to pay off its project costs within the 27 years after the district is created. The joint review board may deny or approve a request to extend the life of the district for 3 years if the request does not include the independent audit, and the board shall approve a request to extend the life of the district for 3 years if the request includes the audit. If the joint review board extends the district's life, the district shall terminate at the earlier of the end of the extended period or the period specified in par. (a). For a tax incremental district created after March 3, 2016, the termination date for a district to which this subdivision applies shall either be increased by one year beyond the otherwise applicable termination date under this subdivision if that district's project plan is adopted under sub. (4) (g) after September 30 and before May 15, or shall be the period specified in par. (a), whichever is earlier.
66.1105(7)(am)4.a.a. At any time during the district's existence, but subject to sub. (8) (e), the city that created the district described under subd. 1., 2., or 3. or par. (ak) 1. or 2. may request that the joint review board extend the life of the district for an additional 3 years in addition to an extension authorized under subd. 1., 2., or 3., if during the district's existence, the annual and total amount of tax increments to be generated over the life of the district are adversely impacted by 2013 Wisconsin Act 145.
66.1105(7)(am)4.b. b. Together with its request for a 3-year extension under this subdivision, the city may provide the joint review board with an independent audit that demonstrates that the district is unable to pay off its project costs within the time specified under subd. 1., 2., or 3., whichever is applicable. The joint review board may deny or approve the request if the request does not include the independent audit, and the board shall approve the request if the request includes the audit. If the joint review board extends the district's life, the district shall terminate at the earlier of the end of the extended period or the period specified in par. (a).
66.1105(7)(am)5. 5. For Tax Incremental District Number 1 in the village of Caledonia, 37 years after the district is created.
66.1105(7)(am)6. 6. For Tax Incremental District Number 4 in the village of Caledonia, 30 years after the district is created.
66.1105(7)(am)7. 7. For Tax Incremental District Number 3 in the village of Lake Delton, 37 years after the district is created.
66.1105(7)(am)8. 8. For Tax Incremental District Number 4 in the village of Lake Delton, 37 years after the district is created.
66.1105(7)(am)9. 9. For Tax Incremental District Number 2 in the village of Kronenwetter, 25 years after the district is created.
66.1105(7)(ar) (ar) Notwithstanding par. (am), 35 years after the district is created if it was created before October 1, 1995, and if the project plan is amended under sub. (4) (h) 4.
66.1105(7)(as) (as) Notwithstanding par. (am), 35 years after the last expenditure identified in the project plan is made if the district to which the plan relates is created before October 1, 1995, and sub. (6) (d) applies to the district.
66.1105(7)(at) (at) Notwithstanding par. (am), 31 years after the district is created if the district is created before October 1, 1995, and the expenditure period is specified in sub. (6) (am) 2. c.
66.1105(7)(au) (au) With regard to a distressed, or severely distressed, tax incremental district under sub. (4e), the time period specified in sub. (4e) (d) 2.
66.1105(7)(b) (b) The local legislative body, by resolution, dissolves the district at which time the city becomes liable for all unpaid project costs actually incurred which are not paid from the special fund under sub. (6) (c), except this paragraph does not make the city liable for any tax incremental bonds or notes issued.
66.1105(8) (8) Notice of district termination, reporting requirements.
66.1105(8)(a)(a) A city which creates a tax incremental district under this section shall give the department of revenue written notice within 60 days of the termination of the tax incremental district under sub. (7).
66.1105(8)(b) (b) If the department of revenue receives a notice under par. (a) during the period from January 1 to April 15, the effective date of the notice is the date the notice is received. If the notice is received during the period from April 16 to December 31, the effective date of the notice is the first January 1 after the department of revenue receives the notice.
66.1105(8)(c) (c) After a city transmits to the department of revenue the notice required under par. (a), the city and the department shall agree on a date by which the city shall send to the department, on a form prescribed by the department, all of the following information that relates to the terminated tax incremental district:
66.1105(8)(c)1. 1. A final accounting of all expenditures made by the city.
66.1105(8)(c)2. 2. The total amount of project costs incurred by the city.
66.1105(8)(c)3. 3. The total amount of positive tax increments received by a city.
66.1105(8)(c)4. 4. The total amount of project costs, if any, not paid for with tax increments that became obligations of the city after the district was terminated.
66.1105(8)(d) (d) If a city does not send to the department of revenue the form specified in par. (c) within the time limit agreed to by the city and the department under par. (c), the department may not certify the tax incremental base of a tax incremental district under sub. (5) (a) and (b) until the form is sent to the department.
66.1105(8)(e) (e) A city shall notify the department of revenue at least one year before the date on which a tax incremental district is required to terminate under sub. (7) (am) if a joint review board approves a request to extend the life of the district under sub. (7) (am). If a city does not notify the department of revenue by that date, the department may deny the extension.
66.1105(9) (9) Financing of project costs.
66.1105(9)(a) (a) Payment of project costs may be made by any one or more of the following methods:
66.1105(9)(a)1. 1. Payment by the city from the special fund of the tax incremental district;
66.1105(9)(a)2. 2. Payment out of its general funds;
66.1105(9)(a)3. 3. Payment out of the proceeds of the sale of bonds or notes issued by it under ch. 67;
66.1105(9)(a)4. 4. Payment out of the proceeds of the sale of public improvement bonds issued by it under s. 66.0619;
66.1105(9)(a)5. 5. Payment as provided under s. 66.0713 (2) and (4) or 67.16;
66.1105(9)(a)6. 6. Payment out of the proceeds of revenue bonds or notes issued by it under s. 66.0621;
66.1105(9)(a)7. 7. Payment out of the proceeds of revenue bonds issued by it under s. 66.0913;
66.1105(9)(a)8. 8. Payment out of the proceeds of the sale of tax incremental bonds or notes issued by it under this subsection; or
66.1105(9)(a)9. 9. Payment out of the proceeds of revenue bonds issued by the city as provided by s. 66.1103, for a purpose specified in that section.
66.1105(9)(a)10. 10. With regard to a tax incremental district created by a 1st class city, payment out of the proceeds of revenue bonds issued by a redevelopment authority acting in concert with the city pursuant to a contract under s. 66.0301.
66.1105(9)(b)1.1. For the purpose of paying project costs or of refunding municipal obligations issued under ch. 67 or this subsection for the purpose of paying project costs, the local legislative body may issue tax incremental bonds or notes payable out of positive tax increments. Each bond or note and accompanying interest coupon, if any, is a negotiable instrument. The bonds and notes shall not be included in the computation of the constitutional debt limitation of the city. Bonds and notes issued under this subsection, together with their interest and income, shall be taxed in the same manner as are municipal obligations issued under s. 67.04.
66.1105(9)(b)2. 2. Tax incremental bonds or notes shall be authorized by resolution of the local legislative body without the necessity of a referendum or any elector approval, but a referendum or election may be held, through the procedures provided in s. 66.1103 (10) (d). The resolution shall state the name of the tax incremental district, the amount of bonds or notes authorized, and the interest rate or rates to be borne by the bond or notes. The resolution may prescribe the terms, form and content of the bonds or notes and any other matters that the local legislative body deems useful.
66.1105(9)(b)3. 3. Tax incremental bonds or notes may not be issued in an amount exceeding the aggregate project costs. The bonds or notes shall mature over a period not exceeding 23 years from the date of issuance or a period terminating with the date of termination of the tax incremental district, whichever period terminates earlier. The bonds or notes may contain a provision authorizing the redemption of the bonds or notes, in whole or in part, at stipulated prices, at the option of the city, on any interest payment date and shall provide the method of selecting the bonds or notes to be redeemed. The principal and interest on the bonds and notes may be payable at any time and at any place. The bonds or notes may be payable to bearer or may be registered as to the principal or principal and interest. The bonds or notes may be in any denominations. The bonds or notes may be sold at public or private sale. To the extent consistent with this subsection, the provisions of ch. 67 relating to procedures for issuance, form, contents, execution, negotiation, and registration of municipal bonds and notes apply to bonds or notes issued under this subsection.
66.1105(9)(b)4. 4. Tax incremental bonds or notes are payable only out of the special fund created under sub. (6) (c). Each bond or note shall contain the recitals necessary to show that it is only so payable and that it does not constitute an indebtedness of the city or a charge against its general taxing power. The local legislative body shall irrevocably pledge all or a part of the special fund to the payment of the bonds or notes. The special fund or the designated part of the fund may then be used only for the payment of the bonds or notes and interest on the bonds or notes until the bonds or notes have been fully paid; and a holder of the bonds or notes or of any coupons appertaining to the bonds or notes has a lien against the special fund for payment of the bonds or notes and interest on the bonds or notes and may either at law or in equity protect and enforce the lien.
66.1105(9)(b)5. 5. To increase the security and marketability of tax incremental bonds or notes, the city may:
66.1105(9)(b)5.a. a. Create a lien for the benefit of the bondholders upon any public improvements or public works financed by the bonds or notes or the revenues from the bonds or notes; or
66.1105(9)(b)5.b. b. Make covenants and do any acts, not inconsistent with the Wisconsin constitution, necessary or convenient or desirable in order to additionally secure the bonds or notes or tend to make the bonds or notes more marketable according to the best judgment of the local legislative body.
66.1105(10) (10) Overlapping tax incremental districts.
66.1105(10)(a) (a) Subject to any agreement with bondholders, and except as provided in par. (d), a tax incremental district may be created, the boundaries of which overlap one or more existing districts, except that districts created as of the same date may not have overlapping boundaries.
66.1105(10)(b) (b) If the boundaries of 2 or more tax incremental districts overlap, in determining how positive tax increments generated by that area which is within 2 or more districts are allocated among the overlapping districts, but for no other purpose, the aggregate value of the taxable property in the area as equalized by the department of revenue in any year as to each earlier created district is that portion of the tax incremental base of the district next created which is attributable to the overlapped area.
66.1105(10)(c) (c) The department of revenue shall exclude any parcel in a newly created tax incremental district that is located in an existing district when determining compliance with the 12 percent limit described in sub. (4) (gm) 4. c.
66.1105(10)(d) (d) A proposed tax incremental district, the boundaries of which would overlap an existing multijurisdictional tax incremental district, may be created only if all of the following apply:
66.1105(10)(d)1. 1. The creation is approved by a resolution adopted by the governing body of each of the multijurisdictional district's participating cities.
66.1105(10)(d)2. 2. The creation is approved by a resolution adopted by the multijurisdictional district's joint review board.
66.1105(11) (11) Equalized valuation for apportionment of property taxes. With respect to the county, school districts and any other local governmental body having the power to levy taxes on property located within a tax incremental district, if the allocation of positive tax increments has been authorized by the department of revenue under sub. (6) (a), the calculation of the equalized valuation of taxable property in a tax incremental district for the apportionment of property taxes may not exceed the tax incremental base of the district until the district is terminated.
66.1105 Note NOTE: Sub. (11) is shown as renumbered from sub. (11) (a) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (1) (bm) 2.
66.1105(12) (12) Equalized valuation; the 12 percent limit. If the department of revenue notifies a local legislative body that is not in compliance with the 12 percent limit described in sub. (4) (gm) 4. c., the local legislative body shall do one of the following:
66.1105(12)(a) (a) Rescind its approval of the project plan resolution described under sub. (4) (g).
66.1105(12)(b) (b) Remove parcels from the district's, or proposed district's, boundaries so that the district, or proposed district, complies with the 12 percent limit. Such a removal of parcels may not substantially alter the project plan as approved under sub. (4) (g), or the resolution adopted under sub. (4) (gm) and approved by the joint review board under sub. (4m) (b) 2. Not later than 30 days after receiving the department's notice of noncompliance under sub. (4) (gm) 4. c., the city clerk shall submit, or resubmit, to the department the application described under sub. (5) (b), and the application shall reflect the removal of parcels under this paragraph.
66.1105(14) (14) Use of tax incremental financing for inland lake protection and rehabilitation prohibited. Notwithstanding sub. (9), no tax incremental financing project plan may be approved and no payment of project costs may be made for an inland lake protection and rehabilitation district or a county acting under s. 59.70 (8).
66.1105(15) (15) Substantial compliance. Substantial compliance with subs. (3), (4) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), and (h), (4m), and (5) (b) by a city that creates, or attempts to create, a tax incremental district is sufficient to give effect to any proceedings conducted under this section if, in the opinion of the department of revenue, any error, irregularity, or informality that exists in the city's attempts to comply with subs. (3), (4) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), and (h), (4m), and (5) (b) does not affect substantial justice. If the department of revenue determines that a city has substantially complied with subs. (3), (4) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), and (h), (4m), and (5) (b), the department of revenue shall determine the tax incremental base of the district, allocate tax increments, and treat the district in all other respects as if the requirements under subs. (3), (4) (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), and (h), (4m), and (5) (b) had been strictly complied with based on the date that the resolution described under sub. (4) (gm) 2. is adopted.
66.1105(16) (16) Tax incremental districts in towns.
66.1105(16)(a) (a) A town may create a tax incremental district under this section if all of the following apply:
66.1105(16)(a)1. 1. The town enters into a cooperative plan with a city or village, under s. 66.0307, under which part or all of the town will be annexed or attached by the city or village in the future.
66.1105(16)(a)2. 2. The city or village into which the town territory will be annexed or attached adopts a resolution approving the creation of the tax incremental district.
66.1105(16)(a)3. 3. The tax incremental district is located solely within territory that is to be annexed or attached by a city or village as described under subd. 1.
66.1105(16)(b) (b) Along with the application that is filed under sub. (5) (b), a town shall include a copy of the cooperative plan to which it is a party.
66.1105(16)(c) (c) If a district created under this subsection is annexed or attached by a city or village it shall be administered by that city or village, and all of the following apply to the district as if it were created by that city or village:
66.1105(16)(c)1. 1. The lifespan of the district and the allocation of tax increments under sub. (6).
66.1105(16)(c)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (e), the date on which the district terminates under sub. (7).
66.1105(16)(c)3. 3. The creation date of the district by the town.
66.1105(16)(c)4. 4. The project plan of the district.
66.1105(16)(c)5. 5. The procedures to amend the district's project plan under sub. (4) (h).
66.1105(16)(c)6. 6. The procedures to extend the life of the district under sub. (7) (am).
66.1105(16)(d) (d) The department of revenue may not include the equalized value of taxable property of a district created under this subsection when applying the 12 percent limit findings requirement under sub. (4) (gm) 4. c. to a city or village which annexes or attaches such a district.
66.1105(16)(e) (e) If a city or village annexes or attaches a district created under this subsection before the last day on which the cooperative plan entered into under s. 66.0307 allows a boundary change, the district shall remain in existence at least through December 31 of the last calendar year of the period during which a boundary change could have occurred, notwithstanding sub. (7). The annexing or attaching city or village is responsible for all contracts, agreements, and obligations of the town related to the district.
66.1105(16)(f)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., if a city or village is in the process of annexing or attaching a district created under this subsection, but has not completed the process, the city or village may enter into a contract or agreement related to the district, with any person, or may assume an obligation of the district, and the town would continue to receive any tax increments for which it is eligible until the annexation or attachment process is complete.
66.1105(16)(f)2. 2. A contract, agreement, or obligation, as described under subd. 1., does not apply and may not be enforced until the annexation or attachment process is complete and the city or village begins to receive tax increments associated with the district.
66.1105(17) (17) Exceptions to the 12 percent limit.
66.1105(17)(a) (a) Subtraction of territory, creation of new district. Subject to par. (b), a city may simultaneously create a tax incremental district under this section and adopt an amendment to a project plan to subtract territory from an existing district without adopting a resolution containing the 12 percent limit findings specified in sub. (4) (gm) 4. c. if all of the following occur:
66.1105(17)(a)1. 1. The city includes with its application described under sub. (5) (b) a copy of its amendment to a project plan that subtracts territory from an existing district, as described in sub. (4) (h) 2.
66.1105(17)(a)2. 2. The city provides the department of revenue with 2 appraisals from certified appraisers, as defined in s. 458.01 (7), which demonstrate all of the following:
66.1105(17)(a)2.a. a. The current fair market value of the taxable property within the district that the city proposes to create.
66.1105(17)(a)2.b. b. The current fair market value of the taxable property that the city proposes to subtract from an existing district.
66.1105(17)(a)3. 3. Both appraisals under subd. 2. demonstrate that the value of the taxable property that is subtracted from an existing district equals or exceeds the amount that the department of revenue believes is necessary to ensure that, when the proposed district is created, the 12 percent limit specified in sub. (4) (gm) 4. c. is met.
66.1105(17)(a)4. 4. The city certifies to the department of revenue that no other district created under this paragraph currently exists in the city.
66.1105(17)(b) (b) Limits on creation of new district. A city may not act under par. (a) if a tax incremental district that has been created under par. (a) currently exists in the city.
66.1105(17)(c) (c) Village of Pleasant Prairie exception. With regard to the 12 percent limit described under sub. (4) (gm) 4. c., the following limit applies to the village of Pleasant Prairie:
66.1105(17)(c)1. 1. If the village would like to create a new district, the sum of the following amounts may not exceed 12 percent of the total equalized value of taxable property within the village: the equalized value of taxable property of the district; the value increment of all existing districts in the village, other than Tax Incremental District Number 2; and 1.33 times the tax incremental base of Tax Incremental District Number 2.
66.1105(17)(c)2. 2. If the village would like to amend the project plan of an existing district to add territory to that district, the sum of the following amounts may not exceed 12 percent of the total equalized value of taxable property within the village: the equalized value of the taxable property to be added to the district; the value increment of all existing districts in the village, other than Tax Incremental District Number 2; and 1.33 times the tax incremental base of Tax Incremental District Number 2.
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2019-20 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2021 Wis. Act 24 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on April 15, 2021. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 15, 2021, are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-15-21)