§ 6-1Statutory authority.
§ 6-2Contents of citation.
§ 6-3Form of citation.
§ 6-4Schedule of deposits.
§ 6-5Payment of deposit; receipt.
§ 6-6Officers authorized to issue
§ 6-7Options and procedures on default.
§ 6-8Effect on other ordinances and
Pursuant to W.S.A. s. 66.119, the Town of St. Joseph elects to use the citation method of enforcement of ordinances, including those for which a statutory counterpart exists, and s. 66.119 is hereby incorporated and made a part of this chapter.
The citation shall contain the following:
Name and address of the alleged violator.
Factual allegations describing the alleged violation.
Time and place of the offense.
Number and section of ordinance violated.
A designation of the offense in such manner as can readily be understood by a person making a reasonable effort to do so.
Time and date in which the alleged violator may appear in court.
A statement which informs the alleged violator that:
A cash deposit based on the established schedule may be delivered or mailed to a specified official within a specified time.
If a deposit is made no appearance in court is necessary unless he is subsequently summoned.
If the violator makes a cash deposit and does not appear in court, either he will be deemed to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture [a penalty assessment imposed by W.S.A. s. 165.87 and a jail assessment imposed by W.S.A. s. 302.46(1) not to exceed the amount of the deposit] or he will be summoned into court to answer the complaint if the court does not accept the plea of no contest.
If the violator does not make a cash deposit and does not appear in court at the time specified, an action may be commenced against the alleged violator to collect the forfeiture, the penalty assessment imposed by W.S.A. s. 165.87 and the jail assessment imposed by W.S.A. s. 302.46(1).
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 required statement has been read. Such statement shall be sent or brought with the cash deposit.
The town adopts for use the Uniform Municipal Citation, Form MC2000, consisting of a five-part citation, a sample of which is on file in the office of the Town Clerk and adopted by reference as if fully set forth herein; provided, however, that all court proceedings shall occur under the jurisdiction of the St. Croix County Circuit Court.
The Town Clerk shall deposit with the Clerk of Courts of St. Croix County and the Town a schedule of cash deposits which are to be required for the various ordinance violations and for the penalty assessment imposed by W.S.A. s. 165.87 and the jail assessment imposed by W.S.A. s. 302.46(1) for which a citation may be issued.
The following schedule of cash deposits is established for use with citations issued under this chapter plus court costs set by the St. Croix County Circuit Court.
|Chapter/Section||Violation||Deposit (+ = court cost)|
|Ch. 68, Art. I||Large assembly ordinance||$1,000 +|
|Ch. 68, Art. II||Small assembly ordinance||$100 +|
|Ch. 74||Prohibiting controlled substance on town property||$100 +|
|Ch. 80||Building code ordinance||$200 +|
|Ch. 80||Building without permit|
|First violation||Double permit fee|
|Subsequent violations||Triple permit fee|
|Ch. 84||Town of St. Joseph burning ordinance|
|Ch. 98||An ordinance regulating the operation of outdoor theaters||$300 +|
|§ 98-6||An ordinance prohibiting possession of intoxicating liquors and malt beverages at outdoor theaters||$100 +|
|Ch. 104, Art. I||Prohibiting sale of fireworks|
|§ 114-1, Art. I||Prohibiting sale of malt beverages to minor||$100 +|
|§ 114-6, Art. III||Closing hours||$100 +|
|§ 114-16, Art. VI||Nude dancing||$200 +|
|§ 123-1, Art. I||Racing or time trials on Bass Lake||$50 +|
|§ 123-5, Art. II||Hours of operation on inland lakes||$50 +|
|§ 123-5, Art. II||Hours of water skiing on Bass Lake||$50 +|
|§ 123-8, Art. III||Prohibiting gas-powered motors on Perch Lake||$50 +|
|Ch. 130||Trailer court ordinance||$200 +|
|§ 141-1||Regulating public beaches, parking lots, boat landings - disorderly conduct||$50 +|
|§ 153-7||Sexually oriented business violations of § 153-5||$300 +|
|Ch. 156||Sign ordinance, failure to get permit||$100|
|Ch. 156||Sign placement in right-of-way||$25|
|Ch. 160||Snow and ice removal onto Town roads||$50 +|
|Ch. 163||Solid waste and dump operation||$200 +|
|§ 168-19||Subdivision ordinance||$500 +|
|Ch. 176||Transient merchant license||$100 +|
|Ch. 183, Art. II (state)||ATV, snowmobile operation (Citing WI Stats.)||$50 +|
|Ch. 190||Regulating dangerous weapons, trapping||$100 +|
The following violations all pertain to Ch.
64. Fine is not less than $25 nor more than $500.
[Amended 12-7-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-6]
|§ 64-4A and B||Inhumane treatment of animals||$100 +|
|§ 64-4F||Wild animal violation||$50 +|
|§ 64-4G and I||Confinement violation, vicious, dangerous, or wolf dog||$100 +|
|§ 64-4H||Pit bull, confinement violation||$500 +|
|§ 64-4H||Pit bull, loose within 1,000 feet of school grounds||$500 +|
|§ 64-4H||Pit bull, not properly leashed and muzzled||$500 +|
|§ 64-5B||Unlicensed animal; deposit refundable if proof of license produced within 5 days||$25 +|
|§ 64-6A||Nuisance animal (habitual)||$25 +|
|§ 64-6A||Physical harm to humans or animals (1st offense)||$75 + 1st violation; $150 subsequent|
|§ 64-6B||Animal at large||$25 + 1st violation; $50 subsequent|
|§ 64-9||Failure to provide rabies vaccination||$150+|
Deposits shall be in cash, money order or certified check. There shall be two options for payment. The alleged violator may pay the cash deposit directly to the Town Clerk on or before a deadline established by the Town Clerk and before the Town forwards the citation to St. Croix County Circuit Court for processing. If the citation is paid directly to the Town Clerk by the deadline and the citation is not processed through St. Croix County Circuit Court, the alleged violator can pay the amount of the cash deposit established under this ordinance excluding the court costs. If the citation is not paid directly to the Town by the deadline established by the Town Clerk, the cash deposit plus court costs must be paid to the St. Croix County Clerk of Court. In either case the Town or the County shall provide a receipt for the payment.
Any law enforcement officer in the Town may issue citations authorized under this chapter, and the following town officials may issue citations with respect to those specified sections which are directly related to their official responsibilities:
Section 66.119(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes, relative to a violator's options and procedures on default, is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference.
Other ordinances. This chapter does not preclude the Town of St. Joseph from adopting any other ordinance or providing for the enforcement of any law or ordinance relating to the same or other matters.
Other remedies. The issuance of a citation hereunder shall not preclude the town 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.