Municipal Corporations

60. Wisconsin villages vary widely in population and urban/rural character and valuation. Though many villages might have what is required to become a city, many probably remain villages because of a preference for the village form of government and because the burden of changing to a city might outweigh the gains, since villages have broad home rule power and can exercise largely the same powers as Wisconsin cities. However, villages only have 1.5-mile zoning and platting extraterritorial jurisdiction as opposed to the 3 miles that larger cities have. 10/2019.

59. Provides overview of Wis. Stat. sec. 62.05 which classifies cities as 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th class cities based on population as well as procedure for altering classification and some differences between the different classes of cities. 03/2019.