Special Assessments FAQ 4

The former statutory section governing charges for current services, Wis. Stat. sec. 66.60(16), provided lots of examples of what kind of services could be charged for using that section and contained language specifically providing that municipal authority was not limited because of the enumeration of specific examples. When the statute was revised and recreated as sec. 66.0627, that language was eliminated. Was that change intended to limit municipal authority?

No. The language "without limitation because of enumeration" was simply viewed as redundant and unnecessary and various legislative notes accompanying the recodification of ch. 66 clearly indicate which changes were intended to be substantive. That change was not noted as being a substantive change. For more information, see Special Assessments 646.