[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Footville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-1-1968 (Ch. 3, § 3.08, of the 1990 Code)]
There is hereby created the Municipal Court for the Village of Footville.
There is hereby created the office of Municipal Judge for the Village of Footville.
The Municipal Judge shall be elected at large at the spring election commencing with the April 1968 election and every even-numbered year thereafter for a term of four years commencing on May 1 succeeding his election.
The Municipal Judge shall receive a salary as determined by the Village Board, which shall be in lieu of fees and costs. No salary shall be paid to the Judge for any time during his term for which he has not executed and filed his official bond and oath as required by § 22-5.
The Municipal Judge shall execute and file the oath prescribed by statute and a bond in the penal sum as may be set from time to time by the Village Board.
The Municipal Judge shall have such jurisdiction as provided by law and the Wisconsin Statutes and exclusive jurisdiction of violations of Village ordinances.
The Municipal Court for the Village of Footville shall be open as determined by order of the Municipal Judge.
The Municipal Judge shall keep his office and hold court in the Village Hall.
The procedure in Municipal Court for the Village of Footville shall be as provided by this code and the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Adopted as Ch. 3, § 3.09, of the 1990 Code]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
The Municipal Judge may impose a forfeiture for contempt under this article herein in an amount not to exceed $200, together with such fees and costs as are prescribed in Chapter 814, Wis. Stats., and upon nonpayment of the forfeiture, may impose any remedy prescribed in § 800.095, Wis. Stats.
As used in this article, the following term shall have the meaning indicated:
- CONTEMPT OF COURT
- Shall have the same meaning as provided in § 785.01,
Wis. Stats.[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
The Municipal Judge presiding in an action or proceeding may impose a forfeiture upon a person who commits a contempt of court in the actual presence of the court. The Judge shall impose the forfeiture immediately after the contempt of court and only for the purpose of preserving order in the court and protecting the authority and dignity of the court.
All other contempt of court proceedings in Municipal Court shall follow the procedures set forth in § 785.03, Wis. Stats.