[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Pleasant Prairie 12-22-2003 by Ord. No. 03-49 (§ 12.17 of the 1988 Code); amended in its entirety 8-5-2013 by Ord. No. 13-33. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village of Pleasant Prairie is required by Ch. 98, Wis. Stats., to either create a department of weights and measures to enforce the statutory provisions contained therein or contract with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, for such services. Section 98.04(2), Wis. Stats., authorizes villages electing to contract with the state for enforcement services to recover the contract costs from those persons who receive services under the weights and measures program. The Village of Pleasant Prairie hereby elects to recover the costs of the state-mandated weights and measures program from those persons who receive the service.
A fee shall be assessed to each business entity that is inspected or receives any weights and measures service under Ch. 98, Wis. Stats., provided by the Village or for which the Village is billed by the state or other contracted entity. The total fees assessed shall not exceed the actual costs of the inspection or other service provided under the weights and measures program.
A notice of invoice shall be mailed to any business entity inspected or which received any service under the weights and measures program. The notice shall be considered served when mailed by first-class mail, postage prepaid, to the business entity's last known address.
Fees shall be paid in full to the Village within 30 days of notice. If the assessed fee is not paid in full within 30 days of the date of mailing of the invoice, an additional administrative collection charge of 10% of the unpaid fee shall be added to the amount due, plus interest shall accrue thereon at the rate of 1% per month or fraction thereof until the fee, plus costs and interest, is paid in full. Fees properly assessed under this section shall be enforceable against any person or business entity and against any owner or person in charge of any business entity as a personal action for debt. If the owner or person in charge is also the owner of the real estate on which the weights and measures devices are located, any delinquent fee may be placed upon the tax roll as a charge for current services as provided in § 66.0627, Wis. Stats.