Village of Denmark, WI
Brown County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Denmark at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to § 66.0113, Wis. Stats., the Village hereby elects to use the citation method of enforcement of ordinances, including those for which a statutory counterpart exists.
The municipal citation shall contain the following information:
The name and address of the alleged violator.
Factual allegations describing the alleged violation.
The time and place of the offense.
The section of the Code violated.
A designation of the offense in such manner as can readily be understood by a person making a reasonable effort to do so.
The time at which the alleged violator may appear in court.
A statement which in essence informs the alleged violator that:
A cash deposit based on the schedule established by the Village Board as a part of this chapter may be made which shall be delivered or mailed to the Clerk of the Municipal Court prior to the time of the scheduled court appearance.
If a deposit is made, no appearance in court is necessary, unless he is subsequently summoned.
If a cash deposit is made and the alleged violator does not appear in court, he will be deemed to have entered a plea of no contest or, if the court does not accept the plea of no contest, a summons will be issued commanding him to appear in court to answer the complaint.
If no cash deposit is made and the alleged violator does not appear in court at the time specified, an action may be commenced to collect the forfeiture.
If the court finds that the violation involves an ordinance that prohibits conduct that is the same as or similar to conduct prohibited by state statute punishable by fine or imprisonment or both, and that the violation resulted in damage to the property of or physical injury to a person other than the alleged violator, the court may summon the alleged violator into court to determine if restitution shall be ordered under § 800.093, Wis. Stats.
A direction that if the alleged violator elects to make a cash deposit, the statement which accompanies the citation shall be signed to indicate that the statement required under Subsection G of this section has been read. Such statement shall be sent or brought with the cash deposit.
Such other information as the Village deems necessary.
The Village hereby adopts for use the Wisconsin Uniform Municipal Citation, Form MSC 1, consisting of a three-part citation, a sample of which is on file in the office of the Village Clerk and adopted by reference as though fully set forth herein.
The schedule of cash deposits for use with citations issued under this chapter shall be as adopted by the Village Board from time to time, and such schedule shall be on file at the Brown County Sheriff's Department and in the office of the Village Clerk. Deposits shall be in cash, money order or certified check to the Village Clerk or to the Clerk of Court, Municipal Court, who shall provide a receipt.
Law enforcement officer. Any law enforcement officer may issue citations authorized under this chapter.
Village officials. The following Village officials and their designated agents may issue citations with respect to those specified sections which are directly related to their official responsibilities:
Building Inspector.
Fire Chief.
Zoning Administrator.
Section 66.0113(3), Wis. Stats., relating to a violator's options and procedure on default, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference.
Citations may be issued to property owners and/or tenants in violation of the Village of Denmark ordinances and codes.
Other ordinances. This chapter does not preclude the Village Board from adopting any other ordinances or providing for the enforcement of any law or ordinance relating to the same or other matter.
Other remedies. The issuance of a citation hereunder shall not preclude the Village 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.