City of Mayville, WI
Dodge County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Mayville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-13-1989 by Ord. No. 695-89 as §§ 25.01, 25.02(1), 25.03 and 25.04 of the 1989 Code]

§ 1-1 Rules of construction.

In the construction of this Code, the following rules shall be observed, unless such construction would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the ordinance:
A. 
Wisconsin Statutes. The term "Wisconsin Statutes" or "Wis. Stats.," wherever used in this Code, shall mean the Wisconsin Statutes as of the adoption of this Code, as amended or renumbered from time to time.
[Amended 3-10-2008 by Ord. No. 1006-2008]
B. 
Gender; singular and plural. Every word in this Code and in any ordinance importing the masculine gender may extend and be applied to females as well as males, and every word importing the singular number only may extend and be applied to several persons or things as well as to one person or thing, provided that these rules of construction shall not be applied to any provisions which shall contain any express language excluding such construction or when the subject matter or context of such provisions may be repugnant thereto.
C. 
Person. The word "person" extends and applies to natural persons, firms, corporations, associations, partnerships or other bodies politic and all entities of any kind capable of being sued unless plainly inapplicable.
D. 
Acts by agents. When a provision requires an act to be done which may by law as well be done by an agent as by the principal, such requirement shall be construed to include all such acts when done by an authorized agent.

§ 1-2 Conflicts.

If the provisions of the different chapters of this Code conflict with or contravene each other, the provisions of each chapter shall prevail as to all matters and questions arising out of the subject matter of such chapter.

§ 1-3 Documents incorporated by reference.

[Amended by Ord. No. 927-2002]
Whenever in this Code any standard, code, rule, regulation or other written or printed matter, other than the Wisconsin Statutes or other sections of this Code, is adopted by reference, it shall be deemed incorporated in this Code as if fully set forth herein, and the City Clerk is hereby directed and required to file, deposit and keep in his office a copy of the code, standard, rule, regulation or other written or printed matter as adopted. Materials so filed, deposited and kept shall be public records open for examination with proper care by any person during the City Clerk's office hours, subject to such orders or regulations which the City Clerk may prescribe for their preservation.

§ 1-4 Violations and penalties.

A. 
General penalty. Except as provided in Subsection B below, whenever so provided in this Code, any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Code shall, upon conviction of such violation, be subject to a penalty, which shall be as follows:
[Amended by Ord. No. 891-99; 3-10-2008 by Ord. No. 1006-2008]
(1) 
First offense. Any person who shall violate any provision of this Code subject to a penalty, except for parking violations, shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs of prosecution shall be imprisoned in the county jail until said forfeiture and costs are paid, but not exceeding 90 days.
(2) 
Second offense. Any person found guilty of violating any ordinance or part of an ordinance of this Code who shall previously have been convicted of a violation of the same ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 for each such offense, together with the costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs shall be imprisoned in the county jail until said forfeiture and costs of prosecution are paid, but not to exceed six months.
B. 
Juvenile penalty.
[Added by Ord. No. 846-97]
(1) 
Definition. "Juvenile" means a person who is 12 years of age or older but less than 17 years of age.
(2) 
Penalty. Any juvenile who violates any provision of this Code or any rule or regulation adopted or issued pursuant hereto or any provision of any code adopted herein by reference, upon conviction of such violation, shall be subject to imposition of any of the dispositions set forth in §§ 938.343 and 938.344, Wis. Stats., in accordance with the provisions of those sections. Any juvenile who violates a condition of a dispositional order under § 938.343 or 938.344, Wis. Stats., upon adjudication of such violation, shall be subject to imposition of any of the sanctions set forth in § 938.355(6)(d), Wis. Stats., in accordance with the provisions of that section.
C. 
Continued violations. Each violation and each day a violation continues or occurs shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this Code shall preclude the City from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this Code.
D. 
Execution against defendant's property. Whenever any person fails to pay any forfeiture and costs of prosecution upon the order of the court for violation of any ordinance of the City, the court may, in lieu of ordering imprisonment of the defendant, or after the defendant has been released from custody, issue an execution against the property of the defendant for said forfeiture and costs.
[Adopted 3-10-2008 by Ord. No. 1006-2008]

§ 1-5 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to § 66.0103, Wis. Stats., the ordinances of the City of Mayville of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Common Council of the City of Mayville, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 430, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the City of Mayville," hereinafter referred to as the "Code."

§ 1-6 Code supersedes prior ordinances.

This ordinance and the Code shall supersede all other general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.

§ 1-7 Continuation of existing provisions.

The provisions of the Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of the ordinances in force immediately prior to the enactment of the Code by this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior ordinances.

§ 1-8 Copy of Code on file.

A copy of the Code was on file in the office of the City Clerk for use and examination by the public for at least two weeks prior to action on this ordinance in accordance with § 66.0103, Wis. Stats. Such copy shall be certified to by the City Clerk, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the City Clerk to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the Code is in effect.

§ 1-9 Amendments to Code.

Any and all additions, deletions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Common Council to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the City of Mayville" shall be understood and intended to include such additions, deletions, amendments or supplements.

§ 1-10 Publication; filing.

The Clerk of the City of Mayville, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required by law, a copy of this Adoption Ordinance. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The enactment and publication of this ordinance, coupled with the availability of a copy of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.

§ 1-11 Code to be kept up-to-date.

It shall be the duty of the City Clerk, or someone authorized and directed by the Clerk, to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the Code required to be filed in the Clerk's office for use by the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which shall be adopted specifically as part of the Code shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are inserted therein.

§ 1-12 Sale of Code book.

Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk or an authorized agent of the Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be set by the Common Council. The Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.

§ 1-13 Altering or tampering with Code; penalties for violation.

It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the City of Mayville to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a forfeiture of not more than $500, in the discretion of the judge imposing the same.

§ 1-14 Severability of Code provisions.

Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof. If any provision of this Code or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this Code and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

§ 1-15 Severability of ordinance provisions.

Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

§ 1-16 Repealer.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted and in force on the date of the adoption of this ordinance and not contained in the Code are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Adoption Ordinance, except as hereinafter provided.

§ 1-17 Ordinances saved from repeal.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-16 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to October 9, 2007.
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
C. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
D. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this ordinance brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
E. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.
F. 
Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.
G. 
Any ordinance appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the City's indebtedness.
H. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
J. 
The annexation or dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
Ordinances providing for local improvements or assessing taxes or special assessments therefor.
L. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
M. 
Any legislation relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
N. 
Any ordinances adopting or amending a Zoning Map or otherwise rezoning property.
O. 
Any ordinance or portion of an ordinance establishing a specific fee amount for any license, permit or service obtained from the City.
P. 
Any charter ordinance.
Q. 
Ordinance No. 991-2006 (interim extra-territorial zoning ordinance).

§ 1-18 Changes in previously adopted ordinances.

The adoption of the Code provided in § 1-5 includes the adoption of the following, as set forth in the Code on file in the office of the Clerk pursuant to § 1-8:
A. 
New ordinances: Chapter 410, Floodplain Zoning, and Chapter 420, Shoreland-Wetland Zoning.
B. 
Revisions to existing ordinances deemed necessary and authorized by the Common Council to bring the ordinances of the City into compliance with current procedures and statutory requirements.

§ 1-19 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.