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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 1, Ch. 1.12, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the authority of § 66.0113, Wis. Stats., the Village elects to use the citation method of enforcement of ordinances, including those for which a statutory counterpart exists.
The citation shall contain the following:
A. 
The name and address of the alleged violator.
B. 
Factual allegations describing the alleged violation.
C. 
The time and place of the offense.
D. 
The section of the ordinance violated.
E. 
A designation of the offense in such manner as can readily be understood by a person making a reasonable effort to do so.
F. 
The time at which the alleged violator may appear in court.
G. 
A statement which in essence informs the alleged violator:
1. 
That a cash deposit based on the schedule established by this chapter may be made, which shall be delivered or mailed to the Chief of Police of the Village prior to the time of the scheduled court appearance.
2. 
That, if a cash deposit is made, no appearance in court is necessary unless subsequently summoned.
3. 
That, if the alleged violator makes a cash deposit and does not appear in court, he or she either will be deemed to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture, plus costs, fees and surcharges imposed under Ch. 814, Wis. Stats., not to exceed the amount of the deposit or will be summoned into court to answer the complaint if the court does not accept the plea of no contest.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
4. 
That, if the alleged violator does not make a cash deposit and does not appear in court at the time specified, the court may issue a summons or a warrant for the defendant's arrest or consider the nonappearance to be a plea of no contest and enter judgment under § 66.0113(3)(d), Wis. Stats., or the municipality may commence an action against the alleged violator to collect the forfeiture, plus costs, fees and surcharges imposed under Ch. 814, Wis. Stats.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
H. 
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.
I. 
Such other information as the Village deems necessary.
The form of the citation is on file in the Village administrative offices and is incorporated into this chapter by reference.
[Last amended by Ord. No. 017, Series 2009]
A. 
The following schedule of cash deposits is established for use with citations issued under this chapter. The officer issuing any citation shall add to the bond amount listed herein all applicable court costs, fees and surcharges as required by the court and/or by state statute.
1. 
For the following offenses, $75 deposit for all instances:
Bicycle violations
2. 
For the following offenses, $75 deposit for the first offense; $125 deposit for the second offense; $175 for the third offense:
Curfew violations
Fireworks violations
Library violations
Park violations
Skateboard/play vehicle violations
Snowmobile violations
Tobacco violations
3. 
For the following offenses, $300 deposit for the first offense; $400 deposit for the second offense; $500 deposit for the third offense:
Licensed premises open after hours
Battery
Disorderly conduct
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Graffiti violations
Lewd and lascivious behavior
Possession of marijuana
Obstructing or resisting an officer
Theft-related property crimes
Retail theft
Weapons violations
4. 
For any violation not otherwise listed in Subsection A.1 through 3 which is a violation of a municipal ordinance adopting by reference a state statute classified in the statute as a misdemeanor or felony offense, a deposit of $500 for the first and any subsequent offense.
5. 
For any violation not otherwise listed in Subsection A.1 through 4, a deposit of $125 for the first offense, a deposit of $200 for the second offense, and a deposit of $300 for the third offense.
6. 
For all violations, fourth and subsequent offenses shall issue with a deposit of $500.
7. 
In determining the number of prior offenses for false alarm citations, the issuing officer shall only consider prior violations occurring in the calendar year of the violation in question.
A. 
Any law enforcement officer may issue citations for enforcement of any ordinances authorized under this chapter.
B. 
The following officials of the Village are authorized to issue citations for enforcement of those ordinances specified. Such officials may delegate authority to their subordinates upon approval by the Village Board.
Portion of Code
Offense
Enforcement Official
Ch. 2.26
Violation of park regulations
Chief of Police
Ch. 2.50
Civilian defense
Chief of Police, Civilian Defense Director
Ch. 5.20
Registration of amusement and music devices
Chief of Police
Ch. 5.24
Peddlers, canvassers and transient merchants
Chief of Police
Ch. 5.32
Public amusements and shows
Chief of Police, Village Health Inspector, Building Inspector
Ch. 6.04
Keeping of animals and fowl
Chief of Police
Ch. 6.08
Regulation and licensing of dogs and cats
Chief of Police
§§ 8.20.010 through 8.20.130
Garbage and refuse collection and disposal
Chief of Police, Director of Public Works, Building Inspector
§ 8.20.140
Village dump
Chief of Police, Director of Public Works
§ 8.24.010
Swimming prohibited in Milwaukee River
Chief of Police
Ch. 8.25
Misuse of E911
Chief of Police
§ 8.40.010
Creating a nuisance
Village Health Inspector
§§ 9.32.030 and 9.40.030
Nuisances
Chief of Police
§§ 9.40.010 and 9.40.020
Public nuisances
Chief of Police
Ch. 10.68
Milwaukee River markers and navigation aids
Chief of Police
Ch. 11.08
Street, alley and sidewalk grades
Director of Public Works, Building Inspector
§ 11.36.010
Snow and ice removal
Chief of Police, Director of Public Works
§ 11.40.010
Streets, alleys and sidewalks
Director of Public Works
§ 12.08.070
Sewer use
Director of Public Works, Water and Wastewater Director, Building Inspector
Title 14
Trailers and trailer coaches
Chief of Police, Village Health Inspector, Chief of Fire Department, Building Inspector
Ch. 16.04
Wisconsin Uniform Building Code adopted by the Village
Building Inspector
§ 16.08.180
Electrical Code
Electrical Inspector
§§ 16.12.090 through 16.12.140
Plumbing permits
Plumbing Inspector
§ 16.12.190
Foundation drains and sump pumps
Building Inspector
§ 16.12.220
Plumbing Code
Plumbing Inspector
Ch. 16.20
Private alarm systems
Chief of Police
Title 19[1]
Zoning Code
Building Inspector
Title 21
Floodplain Code
Zoning Administrator
Title 22
Shoreland/Wetland Zoning
Zoning Administrator
Title 23
Stormwater management
Director of Public Works
[1]
Editor's Note: This reference is to the Village's Zoning Code, which is accessible on the Village's website.
[Amended by Ord. No. A-528-1989, 1989]
Wherever in § 1.12.040 the Director of Public Works is named as the enforcement official, the Director of Public Works is authorized to delegate his citation enforcement authority to the Field Supervisor of Public Works.
The provisions of § 66.0113(3), Wis. Stats., relating to violator's options and procedure on default, are adopted and incorporated in this chapter by reference.
Adoption of this chapter in no way precludes the adoption of any other ordinance providing for the enforcement of any other law or ordinance relating to the same or any other matter. The issuance of a citation under this chapter in no way precludes the proceeding under any other law or ordinance relating to the same or any other matter.