Chapter 2.60


2.60.010    Appointment of special offices.

2.60.020    Authority for oath and bond.

2.60.030    Oath.

2.60.010 Appointment of special offices.

The town board shall, at its first meeting or, if the established agenda does not permit, at the second meeting, appoint or reappoint persons to the special offices of the town board as set forth in this chapter. [Code 2002 § 2-91.]

2.60.020 Authority for oath and bond.

(a) The town board has the specific statutory authority, powers and duties pursuant to Wis. Stats. Sections 60.20, 60.22 and 60.31 to require that certain elected officials take an official oath and to require that they file the appropriate bond.

(b) The town board has, by the adoption of this chapter, confirmed the specific statutory authority, powers and duties noted in Wis. Stats. Ch. 60 (Wis. Stats. Section 60.01 et seq.) and has established, pursuant to such chapter and this chapter, other statutory authority, powers and duties of the town board related to requiring the taking of oaths and the filing of bonds. [Code 2002 § 2-92.]

2.60.030 Oath.

(a) Generally. All elected officers and appointed officers of the town, except elected assessors and municipal judges, shall take and file the oath set forth in this section within five days after notification of election or appointment by the town clerk. The written oath of office and the oral oath of office, pursuant to Wis. Stats. Section 19.01, shall be substantially in the form set forth in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Written Oath.


County of Walworth

I, the undersigned, who have been elected (or appointed) to the office of _________, but have not yet entered upon the duties thereof, _________ swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and will faithfully discharge the duties of such office to the best of my ability. So help me God.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this _________ day of _________, 20________.

Signature _______________________

(c) Filing Locations. The official oath of all elected officers and appointed officers of the town shall be filed with the town clerk except that the town clerk shall file his oath with the town treasurer.

(d) Failure to File Oath. If any elected officer or appointed officer of the town fails to file the proper oath within the time prescribed by statute, the failure to file constitutes refusal to serve in the office. No municipal judge in the town shall be paid a salary for any time during the term during which the municipal judge has not executed and filed his oath. [Code 2002 § 2-93.]