[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Prescott as Title 1, Ch. 2, of the former City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The City of Prescott hereby elects to use the citation method of enforcement of ordinances. All City law enforcement officers and other City personnel charged with the responsibility of enforcing the provisions of this Code of Ordinances are hereby authorized pursuant to § 66.0113(1)(a), Wis. Stats., to issue citations for violations of this Code of Ordinances, including ordinances for which a statutory counterpart exists.
Each citation shall contain the information required by state law and may contain additional information.
[Amended 3-8-2010 by Ord. No. 02-10]
The cash deposits for the various ordinances for which a citation may be issued are as established on the deposit schedule established by the Municipal Judge and approved by the Common Council, a copy of which is on file with the City Clerk.
Deposits shall be made in cash, money order or certified check to the Clerk of the Municipal Court who shall provide a receipt therefor.
[Amended 3-12-2012 by Ord. No. 06-12; 5-29-2012 by Ord. No. 08-12; 12-9-2013 by Ord. No. 07-13]
Law enforcement officer. Any law enforcement officer may issue citations authorized under this chapter.
City officials. The following City officials may issue citations with respect to those specified ordinances which are directly related to their official responsibilities:
Any law enforcement officer.
Fire Chief or Fire Inspector.
School crossing guards.
Building Inspector; Plumbing Inspector; Electrical Inspector; HVAC Inspector.
Animal Control Officer.
Parking Enforcement Officer.
School Attendance Officer.
Code Enforcement Officer.
State laws which describe the procedures to be followed before, during, and after a citation is written and state laws which cities have the option of adopting with respect to procedures to be followed before, during, and after a citation is written, including provisions which relate to an alleged violator's options and procedure on default, are hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference.
Other ordinance. Adoption of this chapter does not preclude the Common Council from adopting any other ordinance or providing for the enforcement of any other law or ordinance relating to the same or other matter.
Other remedies. The issuance of a citation hereunder shall not preclude the City or any authorized officer from proceeding under any other ordinance or law or by any other enforcement method to enforce any ordinance, regulation or order.