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Village of Belleville, WI
Dane County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Penalties for violations of provisions which adopt state regulations. Any person who is found to be guilty of having violated any provision of this chapter which is adopted from a state statute or code shall be subject to the penalty or penalties prescribed for violation of the adopted provision; shall be ordered to pay all costs, fees, penalties, assessments, surcharges, and other charges which are to be imposed by state law; and shall be ordered to pay the costs of prosecution whenever such costs are allowed by state law. Upon default of payment of any sum ordered by a court to be paid, the court may take any further actions permitted by state law.
B. 
Penalty for nonstatutory parking violations.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2005-12-02]
(1) 
The forfeiture for violation of parking regulations which do not adopt state statutes shall be a forfeiture as stated in the Municipal Bond Schedule established and approved pursuant to § 32-4 of the Code.
[Amended 3-1-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03-02]
(2) 
If the forfeiture is not paid within the required ten-day period, the forfeiture will be increased to double the forfeiture as stated in the Municipal Bond Schedule established and approved pursuant to § 32-4 of this Code.
A. 
Enforcement procedures. This chapter shall be enforced in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes and this section.
B. 
Parking citations. The Village Attorney and Chief of Police shall recommend to the Village Board a citation for use in enforcing the nonmoving traffic regulations in this chapter. Such citation shall be used for enforcement of nonmoving traffic regulations created or adopted by this chapter, including violations of nonmoving traffic regulations defined and described in the Wisconsin Statutes adopted by reference in § 493-1 and all provisions regarding nonmoving traffic violations in this chapter. The citation for nonmoving traffic violations shall contain a notice that the person cited may discharge the forfeiture for violation of a nonmoving traffic regulation and penalty thereof by complying with Subsection C(2) of this section. Nonmoving traffic citations may be issued by law enforcement officers or by civilian employees of the Police Department.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Nonmoving traffic offenses.
(1) 
Direct payment of penalty permitted. Persons cited (summons not issued) for violation of nonmoving traffic regulations described and defined in this chapter may discharge the penalty thereof and avoid court prosecution by mailing or forwarding within 10 days of the issuance of the citation to the Police Department the minimum forfeiture specified for the violation. When payment is made as provided in this subsection, no court costs shall be charged.
[Amended 3-1-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03-02[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Court prosecution. If the alleged violator wishes to contest the parking violation, he/she must notify the court within 10 days of the date of the citation.
[Amended 3-1-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03-02]
(3) 
Registration suspension. If the alleged violator does not pay the forfeiture or appear in court in response to the citation for a nonmoving traffic violation on the date specified in the citation or, if no date is specified on the citation, within 28 days after the citation is issued, the Village may ask the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to suspend the registration of the vehicle involved or refuse registration of any vehicle owned by the person pursuant to the provisions of § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats., and Subsection D below.
(4) 
Bond. Any official authorized to accept deposits under § 345.26, Wis. Stats., or this section, shall qualify by taking the oath prescribed by § 19.01, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Registration suspension program.
(1) 
The Village shall participate in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program as set forth in § 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans 128, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments or changes thereto.
(2) 
The Clerk of Court is hereby designated as a delegated authority for the purposes of §§ 85.13 and 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans 128, Wis. Adm. Code. The Clerk of Court is authorized to perform, on behalf of the Village, all functions required of a local authority under said statutes and code, including but not limited to:
(a) 
Preparing and completing all forms and notices, notifying the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations;
(b) 
Specifying whether the registration of vehicles involved in unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations should be suspended and/or whether registration should be refused for any vehicle owned by persons with unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations;
(c) 
Determining the method by which the Village will pay the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for administration of the program and establishing the effective date for participation; and
(d) 
Taking such other action as is necessary to institute and continue participation in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program.
(3) 
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to assign a member of the Police Department to perform such acts as are necessary to effectuate this subsection.
(4) 
In addition to all applicable fines and court costs, the cost of using the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program shall be assessed as permitted by § 345.28(4)(d), Wis. Stats. The Police Department may refuse to notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of payment on a citation until all applicable fines and costs, including costs assessed under the preceding sentence, are paid.
(5) 
This subsection shall not be interpreted as requiring that all unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations be processed through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program. The Village's participation in such program shall be in addition to any and all other means legally available to enforce such citations.