About WWMD

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 416
Waterford, Wisconsin 53185

Email: info@waterfordwwmd.com

Commissioners

Meeting Minutes

2017-2018 Budget

Mission

Maintain, protect, and improve the quality of the Waterford Waterway, its fisheries, its watershed, and boundaries; while maintaining the highest possible quality of living experience for its residents.

Purpose

The district was formed in response to a petitions signed by nearly 60% of riparian owners in 2002. The Waterford Waterway Management District (WWMD) is a special unit of government regulated by Wisconsin State Statutes. There are about 100 waterway districts in Wisconsin, WWMD being one of the largest with approximately over a thousand riparian properties located in the district. Seven commissioners govern the district. The Racine County Board of Supervisors appointed one commissioner, and the Town of Waterford Supervisors appointed one commissioner; the remainder of the positions are elected by the riparian district members. Please feel free to contact the commissioners regarding any questions, comments or concerns you may have.

History

The WWMD was formed in January of 2003. Since then, volunteers have contributed hundreds of hours and accomplished many important projects aimed at preserving and improving our waterway. Click here to read the history and accomplishments of the WWMD from 2003 through 2013.

WWMD Commissioners’ Code of Conduct:

  • Government officials are required to act professionally, and be polite and courteous at public forums.
  • Commissioners are all of equal status, and may request a specific activity of another commissioner regarding a project, but not make demands of the commissioner.
  • Commissioners may not make inappropriate remarks, or discuss topics without approval of the chairman at a public forum or meeting.
  • Chairman controls the agenda at public meetings, but facilitates discussion from all commissioners prior to providing his/her opinion. A motion is requested and the majority vote decides the outcome.
  • Commissioners are not encouraged to answer questions not on the agenda from riparian owners at public meetings, but to defer to an appropriate committee or place on the agenda for a subsequent meeting.
  • Commissioners may not make insulting or inappropriate comments on email, Facebook or other social media.
  • Discussion among 3 or more commissioners (considered a quorum ) regarding WWMD policy on email or a telephone conference call violates Wisconsin Open Meeting Law, and needs posting 24 hours prior.
  • Ethics violations include: taking any action which benefits yourself or immediate family, accepting gifts which may influence your vote or activity, and obtaining financial gain or benefit for yourself or immediate family related to your position as commissioner.