Village of Fox Point, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fox Point as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as §§ 1.02, 1.05, 1.06 and 1.07 of the 1961 Code]

§ 1-1 Definitions.

A. 
Terms used in this Code, unless otherwise specifically defined in this Code, have the meaning prescribed by the Wisconsin Statutes for the same terms.
B. 
Terms used in this Code have the following meanings:
COUNTY
Milwaukee County.
ORDINANCES
The ordinances of the Village of Fox Point and all amendments thereto, including this article.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust or any group or combination acting as a unit and the individuals constituting such group or unit; and the plural as well as the singular number; and the masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders, unless the intention to give more limited meaning is disclosed by the context. As applied to partnerships, the word "person" includes the members of the partnership; as applied to corporations, it includes the officers, agents or employees responsible for the act referred to.
STATE
State of Wisconsin.
THIS CODE
The Fox Point Village Code.
VILLAGE
Village of Fox Point, Wisconsin
VILLAGE BOARD
The Village Board of the Village of Fox Point.
WISCONSIN STATUTES
The Wisconsin Statutes as of the adoption of this Code, as amended or renumbered from time to time.
[Amended 11-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-08]
C. 
Unless the context of an ordinance required a specific gender, this Code is intended to be gender neutral. Every word in these ordinances referring to the masculine gender shall also be construed to apply to females, and vice versa; the masculine gender is used solely in the interest of brevity.
[Added 11-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-08]

§ 1-2 Jurisdiction.

Unless otherwise provided in this Code, this Code applies to acts performed within the corporate limits of the Village of Fox Point. Provisions of this Code also apply to acts performed outside the corporate limits and up to the limits prescribed by law, where the law confers power on the Village to regulate such particular acts outside the corporate limits.

§ 1-3 Responsibility for acts.

Every person concerned in the commission of an act prohibited by this Code, whether he directly commits the act, or prosecutes, counsels, aids or abets in its commission, may be prosecuted and on conviction is punishable as if he had directly committed such act.

§ 1-4 Violations and penalties.

A. 
General penalty. Except where a penalty is provided elsewhere in this Code, any adult person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Code shall, upon conviction of such violation, be subject to a penalty, which shall be as follows:
(1) 
First offense. Any adult person who shall violate any provision of this Code shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $1,500, together with all costs, surcharges, penalty assessments, and any other taxable item of cost as provided for by the laws of the State of Wisconsin as applicable to forfeiture actions that are in effect at the time of the offense, and any other taxable costs as imposed by any other provision of this Code, and in default or payment of the same shall be imprisoned in the House of Correction for one day for each $25 owed, or fraction thereof, but not to exceed 90 days. Any imprisonment imposed in lieu of payment shall comply with any then-applicable state law requiring a lesser alternate period of imprisonment.
(2) 
Second and subsequent offenses. Any adult person who is found guilty of violating any ordinance or part of an ordinance of this Code who has previously been convicted of a violation of the same ordinance or part of an ordinance within three years from the date of the last offense to the date of the current offense shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $2,500 for each such offense, together with all costs, surcharges, penalty assessments, and any other taxable item of cost as provided for by the laws of the State of Wisconsin as applicable to forfeiture actions that are in effect at the time of the offense, and any other taxable costs as imposed by any other provision of this Code and, in default of payment of the same, shall be imprisoned in the House of Correction for one day for each $25 owed, or fraction thereof, but not to exceed 90 days. Any imprisonment imposed in lieu of payment shall comply with any then-applicable state law requiring a lesser alternate period of imprisonment.
B. 
Continued violations. Each violation and each day a violation continues or occurs shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this Code shall preclude the Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this Code.
C. 
Other remedies.
(1) 
The Village shall have any and all remedies afforded by the Wisconsin Statutes in addition to the forfeitures and costs of prosecution above.
(2) 
Execution or assessment against defendant's property. Whenever any person fails to pay a forfeiture and costs of prosecution upon the order of any court for violation of any ordinance of the Village, the court may, in lieu of ordering imprisonment of the defendant, of after the defendant has been released from custody, issue an execution against the property of the defendant for said forfeiture and costs. In the alternative, upon authorization of the court imposing any such forfeiture and costs, such sum as remains unpaid shall be added to the Village's portion of the property tax liability.
(3) 
In addition to any forfeiture imposed under this section or any other penalty section of the Code of the Village of Fox Point, the Village may institute an action or proceeding to enjoin any violation, and such violation or any nonpayment of any forfeiture and costs shall constitute the basis for revocation or denial of any and all licenses and permits wherein the Village is the issuing authority.
(4) 
Upon stipulation of the parties, and subject to the approval of the court upon a finding that such stipulation is in the public interest and serves the interests of justice, the court may impose terms not to exceed $250 against a defendant upon dismissal of the action. The Clerk of Municipal Court shall, within 30 days of receipt thereof, transfer such sum to the Village Clerk/Treasurer for deposit in the General Fund.
[Amended 11-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-08]
D. 
Time to pay. Any forfeiture and costs imposed as a penalty pursuant to this section or any penalty provisions of this Code shall be payable forthwith if so ordered by the court; however, the court may, in its discretion, allow reasonable time for payment, or reasonable payment plans, considering the defendant's ability to pay, and the court shall allow any time for payment or payment plan as provided for by any state law applicable at the time of imposition of the forfeiture.
E. 
Disposition of juveniles adjudged to have violated an ordinance.
(1) 
If the court finds that a juvenile violated an ordinance adopted by this Code, other than § 670-25 of the Code of the Village of Fox Point or an ordinance adopted in strict conformity with Ch. 125, Wis. Stats., it shall enter an order making one or any combination of the dispositional orders permitted under § 938.343, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
If the court finds that a juvenile violated an ordinance adopted in strict conformity with Ch. 125, Wis. Stats., it shall order one or any combination of the penalties specified in § 938.344, Wis. Stats.
(3) 
Upon stipulation of the parties, and subject to the approval of the court upon a finding that such stipulation is in the public interest and serves the interests of justice, the court may impose terms not to exceed $100 against the defendant upon dismissal of the action. The Clerk of Municipal Court shall, within 30 days of receipt thereof, transfer such sum to the Village Clerk/Treasurer for deposit in the General Fund.
[Amended 11-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-08]
F. 
Definitions and interpretation.
(1) 
Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms are defined as follows:
ADULT
A person who constitutes an "adult" as defined in § 938.02(1), Wis. Stats.
JUVENILE
A person who constitutes an "juvenile" as defined in § 938.02(10m), Wis. Stats.
(2) 
Interpretation. All future amendments, revisions, renumbering or other modifications of the current or future state statutes referenced in this section are incorporated herein in order to secure uniform statewide regulation of peace and good order.

§ 1-5 (Reserved)

[Adopted 11-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-08]

§ 1-6 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., the ordinances of the Village of Fox Point of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fox Point, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 870, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Village of Fox Point," hereinafter referred to as the "Code."

§ 1-7 Code supersedes prior ordinances.

This ordinance and the Code shall supersede all other general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.

§ 1-8 Continuation of existing provisions.

The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of the ordinances in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior ordinances.

§ 1-9 Copy of Code on file.

A copy of the Code has been filed in the office of the Village Clerk/Treasurer and shall remain there for use and examination by the public for at least two weeks, in accordance with § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., and until final action is taken on this ordinance, and, if this ordinance shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Village Clerk/Treasurer, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of said Village Clerk/Treasurer to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.

§ 1-10 Amendments to Code.

Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Village Board to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the Village of Fox Point" shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements. Whenever such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be inserted in the Code as amendments and supplements thereto.

§ 1-11 Publication; filing.

The Clerk/Treasurer of the Village of Fox Point, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required by law, a notice of the adoption of this ordinance. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk/Treasurer for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The publication of notice of the enactment of this ordinance, coupled with the availability of a copy of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.

§ 1-12 Code to be kept up-to-date.

It shall be the duty of the Village Clerk/Treasurer, or someone authorized and directed by the Clerk/Treasurer, to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the Code required to be filed in the Clerk/Treasurer's office for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which shall be adopted specifically as part of the Code shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are included as supplements to said Code book.

§ 1-13 Sale of Code.

Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk/Treasurer or an authorized agent of the Clerk/Treasurer upon the payment of a fee to be set by the Village Board. The Clerk/Treasurer may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.

§ 1-14 Altering or tampering with Code; penalties for violation.

It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the Village of Fox Point to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of the Code.

§ 1-15 Severability of Code provisions.

Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof. If any provision of this Code or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this Code and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

§ 1-16 Severability of ordinance provisions.

Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

§ 1-17 Repealer.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions contained in the Code adopted by this ordinance are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall only be to the extent of such inconsistency, and any valid legislation of the Village of Fox Point which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.

§ 1-18 Ordinances saved from repeal.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-17 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to May 13, 2014.
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
C. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
D. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
E. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.
F. 
Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.
G. 
Any ordinance appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the Village's indebtedness.
H. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
J. 
The annexation or dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
Ordinances providing for local improvements or assessing taxes or special assessments therefor.
L. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
M. 
Any legislation relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
N. 
Any ordinances adopting or amending the Zoning Map or otherwise rezoning property.
O. 
Any charter ordinances.
P. 
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending a specific fee amount for any license, permit or service obtained from the Village.
Q. 
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending a deposit or bond schedule.
R. 
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing or amending rates or charges for water or sewer service.

§ 1-19 Changes in previously adopted ordinances.

A. 
In compiling and preparing the ordinances for publication as the Code of the Village of Fox Point, no changes in the meaning or intent of such ordinances have been made, except as provided for in Subsection B hereof. Certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. It is the intention of the Village Board that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
The amendments and/or additions as set forth in Schedule A[1] attached hereto and made a part hereof are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance. (Chapter and section number references are to the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)
[1]
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-19B, the chapters, parts and sections which were added, amended, adopted or repealed by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, repealed) 11-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-08." Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the Village offices.

§ 1-20 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.