Does a city or village have to follow a particular procedure to consolidate two statutory municipal offices (e.g., clerk and treasurer)?
Yes. Consolidation of two or more statutory municipal offices in a city
or village requires a charter ordinance. See Wis. Stat. secs.
62.09(3)(c) and 61.195. The specific charter ordinance adoption
procedures are set forth in section 66.0101, which provides three
alternative adoption methods: a charter convention, municipal governing
body approval, or adoption by voter initiative as direct legislation.