[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Holland 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 2-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Citations — See Ch. 14.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to § 60.22(4), Wis. Stats., to set forth the jurisdiction and duties of the Town Constable(s).
The Town Board shall determine the duties of the Constable(s), and the Board's decision in such matters shall be final.
The Town Constable(s) shall enforce Chapter 140, Animals. The Town Constable(s) shall refer enforcement of other Town ordinances to the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department.
[Amended 12-10-2007 by Ord. No. 1-2007]
In addition, the Town Constable(s) shall assist other law enforcement agencies, fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads, and other emergency personnel as directed from time to time by the Town Board or Town Chairman.
The Town Constable(s) shall promptly report to the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department all observations and reports of violations of state statutes and county ordinances occurring within the Town of Holland that do not constitute a violation of a Town of Holland ordinance. The Town of Holland Constable(s) has no authority or jurisdiction to intervene in matters constituting a violation of state statute or county ordinance, unless requested to do so by the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department or if necessary in emergency situations to protect the safety of persons.
The Town Constable(s) shall maintain a Constable Log of his or her official activities, including date, time, nature of incident, names, telephone numbers and addresses of individuals involved, and disposition, including any written warnings and citations issued. The Constable(s) shall prepare a monthly report setting forth the official activities for the previous month and provide the report to the Public Safety Committee Chairperson at least five days before the second Monday of each month.
The Town Constable(s) may institute legal action against a violator without advance approval of the Town Board for violation of ordinances for which the Constable(s) has been given authority to issue citations. In all other matters, no legal action may be instituted on behalf of the Town by the Constable(s) without advance approval by the Town Board. In all matters in which citations are issued, the Constable or other Town official designated by the Public Safety Committee shall act as the court officer for the case and shall promptly notify the Town Attorney of the issuance of the citation and all court dates.