Village of Pleasant Prairie, WI
Kenosha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Pleasant Prairie 3-20-2000 by Ord. No. 00-25 (§ 1.11 of the 1988 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 30-1 Municipal Judge.

[Amended 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 12-42]
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Office created. Pursuant to § 755.01, Wis. Stats., there is created the office of Municipal Judge for the Village.
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Election; term. The Municipal Judge shall be elected at large at the spring election in odd-numbered years for a term of two years, or until his successor is elected and qualifies, commencing on May 1 next succeeding his election.
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Salary. The Municipal Judge shall receive, when present, $440 per court session, plus an additional payment for two sessions per year when not able to attend (vacation pay), which shall be in lieu of fees and costs. No salary shall be paid to the Judge for any time during his term for which he has not executed and filed his official bond and oath as required by Subsection D of this section.
[Amended 4-24-2017 by Ord. No. 17-21]
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Bond; oath. The Municipal Judge shall execute and file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Kenosha County the oath prescribed by § 755.03, Wis. Stats., and a bond in the penal sum of $10,000.
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Jurisdiction. The Municipal Judge shall have jurisdiction as provided by law and § 755.045, Wis. Stats., and exclusive jurisdiction of violations of Village ordinances.

§ 30-2 Court established.

[Amended 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 12-42]
The Municipal Court for the Village of Pleasant Prairie is established pursuant to § 755.01, Wis. Stats.

§ 30-3 Court procedure.

[Amended 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 12-42]
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The Municipal Court of the Village shall be open as determined by order of the Municipal Judge and approved by the Village Board.
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The Municipal Judge shall keep his/her office and hold court in the Municipal Court room located at the Village Hall.
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The procedure in Municipal Court for the Village shall be as provided by this chapter and state law, including, without limitation because of enumeration, §§ 23.66 to 23.99, 778.14, 778.15, 778.18 and 345.20 to 345.53 and Chs. 755 and 800, Wis. Stats.
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The Village Treasurer shall receipt all forfeitures, penalty assessments, fees and taxable costs in any action or proceeding before the Municipal Judge. The Municipal Judge shall reconcile monthly receipts and pursue enforcement of any unpaid citations.
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The Municipal Judge shall submit a report monthly to the Village Treasurer. This monthly reporting shall include the State of Wisconsin "Municipal Court Monthly Financial Report" and a financial accounting of the Court's receivables for all citations issued by the Village in a format acceptable to the Village Treasurer. The Municipal Court's financial records shall be maintained per the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

§ 30-4 Contempt of court.

[Amended 6-1-2015 by Ord. No. 15-20]
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Contempt of the Municipal Court is defined and may be punished as provided for in § 800.12, Wis. Stats.
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Any person who resists or disobeys any lawful order or process made or issued by the Municipal Court shall be punished as provided for in § 1-4.