[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Belgium 11-21-1991 by Ord. No. 16-91 as Title 1, Ch. 2, of the 1991 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village of Belgium hereby elects to use the citation method of enforcement of ordinances. All Village officers and other Village personnel charged with the responsibility of enforcing the provisions of this Code are hereby authorized pursuant to § 66.0113(1)(a), Wis. Stats., to issue citations for violations of this Code, including ordinances for which a statutory counterpart exists.
Citations authorized in § 19-1 above may be issued by law enforcement officers of the Village and by the following designated Village officials with respect to sections of the Code which are directly related to the official’s area of responsibility. The officials granted authority to issue citations under this section may delegate the authority to other Village employees within the designated official’s department with the approval of the Village Board:
[Amended 1-12-2004 by Ord. No. 3-04; 1-10-2011 by Ord. No. 3-11]
The Building Inspector, for violations of any building code, zoning ordinance, fence ordinance, grade ordinance, land division ordinance, and any similar or related ordinances.
The Village Marshal, for the violation of any ordinance relating to public peace or order, any traffic ordinance, parking ordinance, ordinance regulating pets and animals, or for any violations not herein specified.
The Director of Public Works, for the violation of any ordinance related to street, sidewalk or drainage obstructions or encroachments, snow removal ordinance, parking ordinance, and any similar or related ordinances.
It is recognized that in some cases the jurisdictions of officers authorized to issue citations may overlap, and in such case either officer may issue the citation.
[Amended 1-12-2004 by Ord. No. 3-04]
The form of the citation to be issued by the Village Marshal or other designated Village officials is incorporated herein by reference and shall provide for the information required in § 66.0113(1)(b), Wis. Stats.
[Amended 1-12-2004 by Ord. No. 3-04; 3-8-2010 by Ord. No. 2-10]
The cash deposits for the various ordinances for which a citation may be issued are as established on the deposit schedule adopted by the Village Board, a copy of which is on file with the Village Clerk. In addition to the deposit amount listed, the deposit must include a penalty assessment imposed by § 757.05, Wis. Stats., the jail assessment imposed by § 302.46(1), Wis. Stats., the crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment imposed by § 165.755, Wis. Stats., any applicable consumer protection assessment imposed by § 100.261, Wis. Stats., any applicable domestic abuse assessment imposed by § 973.055(1), Wis. Stats., and court costs as imposed by § 800.10, Wis. Stats. The Village Marshal shall be provided a copy of all bond schedules and amendments thereto.
[Amended 1-12-2004 by Ord. No. 3-04]
Deposits on parking citations shall be made in cash, money order or check to the Village of Belgium. Deposits on all other citations shall be made in cash, money order or check to the Ozaukee County Clerk of Courts. Receipts shall be given for all deposits received.
Section 66.0113(3), Wis. Stats., relating to a violator's options and procedure on default, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference.
Adoption of this chapter does not preclude the Village Board from adopting any other ordinance providing for the enforcement of any other law or ordinance relating to the same or other matters.
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.