If a new position is created by
the municipal governing body, can a member of the governing body resign
from the board and apply for the new position?
No. Section 66.0501(2) of the
Wisconsin Statutes provides that, unless expressly authorized by
statute, no member of a town, village or county board, or city council,
during the term for which the member is elected, is eligible for any
office or position which during that term has been created by, or the
selection to which is vested in, the board or council, but the member is
eligible for any elective office. Because the member is ineligible
during the entire term for which the member is elected, resigning does
not make the member eligible to hold the office or position.