Boards, Commissions & Committees

  1. Board of Electrical Examiners

    Investigate applications for license to report on qualifications and competency of applicants in installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

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  2. Board of Ethics

    Conducts hearings when a sworn statement has been received alleging acts of improper conduct under Municipal Code 3.800.

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  3. Board of Public Works

    It shall be the duty of the board, under the direction of the Council, to superintend all public works and keep the streets, alleys, sewers and public works and places in repair.

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  4. Board of Review

    This is a quasi-judicial body empowered with three primary duties: 1) adjust assessments, 2) correct errors or omissions 3) check assessment roll for omitted property and double assessments.

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  5. Brownfields Advisory Commitee

    Brownfield properties are abandoned, idle or underused properties where the expansion or redevelopment is hindered by real or perceived environmental contamination.

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  6. Building Board of Appeals

    Any person aggrieved by an order or ruling of the Building Inspector may appeal to this Board within five days after written notice was delivered to the person.

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  7. Cable Television Commission

    The Cable Television Commission is governed by the terms of Section 27.170 of the Cable Television Franchise Ordinance.

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  8. Capital Allocation Working Group

    Develops procedures for the process of allocation of capital for various street and capital purchases to improve the process of selecting projects to be included within the Capital Improvement Plan.

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  9. Cemetery Commission

    Ensures financial stability, formulates plans for infrastructure improvements, proposes marketing ideas and positively influences growth and prosperity of the City-owned cemeteries.

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  10. Citizen Advisory Committee

    It is the duty of this Committee to advise the Common Council about local issues and to make recommendations which address such issues.

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  11. Code Review Committee

    Makes recommendations for the improvement of building, electrical and plumbing codes and code enforcement.

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  12. Committee on Aging

    Review programs as recommended by the State and Federal Government Committee on Aging.

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  13. Community Development Authority

    Has power, duties, and functions set out in Sect 66.40 and 66.431 for housing and redevelopment authorities.

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  14. Complete Streets Advisory Committee

    Advise Council wherever possible and feasible to construct appropriate pedestrian and bicycle paths, lanes, and facilities to improve the ability for the community.

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  15. Crime Prevention Committee

    Work in community in the field of crime prevention.

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  16. Farmers Market Committee

    Advisory Committee to Common Council to promote Farmers' Market and development of City's downtown.

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  17. Harbor Commission

    Responsibilities are defined per Sections 30.37 and 30.38 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

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  18. Industrial Development Corporation

    The corporation is the City's agent to encourage and promote the development of industry, to provide greater employment opportunities and to broaden the tax base.

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  19. Library Board

    Administers City of Manitowoc Public Library facilities pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 43.54.

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  20. Manitowoc International Relations Association

    Liaison between the citizens and officials of the City of Manitowoc and the City of Kamogawa, Japan, which have entered into a sister city relationship.

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  21. Manitowoc Public Utilities Commission

    Manages and operates the electric utility and water utility of the City.

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  22. Municipal Tree Commission

    Formulates plans and policies pertaining to forestry.

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  23. Plan Commission

    Responsibilities set forth in Wisconsin State Statute 62.23(5).

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  24. Police & Fire Commission

    Per Section 62.13 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

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  25. Rahr-West Art Museum Board

    Direct and supervise the activities of the Rahr-West Art Museum and recommend a director for the museum of the Common Council for approval.

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  26. Room Tax Commission

    Established by Mayor and Common Council per Ordinance 16-209 on March 21, 2016 and effective March 29, 2016.

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  27. Sustainable Manitowoc Committee

    Serves to develop and sustain an ecologically, economically, and socially healthy community.

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  28. Tax Incremental Financing Joint Review Board

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  29. Tax Incremental Financing Project Review

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  30. Transit Commission

    Has the power and duty to investigate, advise and report to the Mayor and Common Council any suggestion and recommendations regarding public transit in the City.

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  31. Transit Development Plan Review Committee

    Advisory Committee recommending service routes, hours of service, fares, marketing, etc. for Maritime Metro Transit.

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  32. Wastewater Treatment Facility Board

    Direct and supervise the activities of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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  33. Zoning Board of Appeals

    The Board is governed by zoning laws as contained in Section 62.23 of the Wisconsin Statutes and the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Manitowoc.

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  34. Zoological Board

    Formulate plans and policies pertaining to the operation of the City Zoo and to oversee management of the Zoo.

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