Appleton v. Brunschweiler
In Appleton v. Brunschweiler, 52 Wis. 2d 303, 190 N.W.2d 545 (1971), the Court stated:
"We find nothing in the legislative history of ch. 335, Laws of 1959, which created sub. (1)(b) of sec. 66.05, Stats., which shows an intent of the legislature to give the owner an option to repair a building to make it safe and sanitary if the cost of such repairs is unreasonable.
We must conclude the trial court was correct in its construction of sec. 66.05, Stats.; that this section means that if the repairs to a building are unreasonable as defined in the statute the building must be razed even though it could be made safe by the expenditure of unreasonable cost of repairs."
(Appleton, 52 Wis. 2d at 307-09.)