[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Matinecock at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- APPEARANCE TICKET
- A written notice, issued and subscribed by a public servant authorized by law to issue the same, directing a designated person to appear in a designated local criminal court at a designated future time charging him or her with the commission of a designated offense. A notice conforming to such definition constitutes an appearance ticket regardless of whether it is referred to in some other provision of law as a summons or by any other name or title.
Code enforcement officers of the village are hereby authorized and empowered to issue and serve appearance tickets. Such service shall have the same force and effect as if served by a peace officer, without them being peace officers. Code enforcement officers shall include the Mayor, the Building Inspector, the Commissioner of Public Works or any other person duly authorized by the Mayor to enforce the provisions of the Code and serve appearance tickets and notices of hearings.
The following laws may be enforced by the issuance of appearance tickets:
Every appearance ticket that is issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall include the following:
The name and address of the party(ies) to whom the ticket is issued, when known.
Citation of law(s) and the appropriate section(s) allegedly violated.
The place and date of the alleged violation(s).
The place, date and time that the party(ies) is (are) required to appear in court.
The date of issuance of the appearance ticket(s).
The title and signature of the issuing officer(s).