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Chapter 1 Section 10

Section 1.10.  MUNICIPAL COURT.

(1) Creation.  Pursuant to the authority granted by the Wisconsin Statutes, there is hereby created the Municipal Court for the Village of River Hills, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

(2)  Office of Municipal Judge Created.  Pursuant to the authority granted by the Wisconsin Statutes, there is hereby created the office of Judge of the Municipal Court for the Village of River Hills, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

(3)  Election, Term.  The Municipal Judge shall be elected at large for a term of three (4) years commencing on May 1, succeeding his election.

(4)  Salary.  The Municipal Judge shall receive a salary as determined from time to time by the Village Board, which salary shall be in lieu of fees and costs.  No salary shall be paid to the Municipal Judge for any time during his term for which he has not executed and filed his official bond and oath as required by this Ordinance.

(5)  Bond, Oath.  The Municipal Judge shall execute and file with the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Milwaukee County, WI, the oath prescribed by Section 757.02 Wis. Stats., and a Bond in the penal sum of One thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars.

(6)  Jurisdiction.  The Municipal Judge shall have such jurisdiction as is provided by law.

(7)  Procedure.

[a]  The Municipal Court for the Village of River Hills shall be open at such times as determined by the Municipal Judge.

[b]  The Municipal Judge shall keep his office and hold Court in the Village Hall of the Village of River Hills.

[c]  The procedure in the Municipal Court for the Village of River Hills shall be as provided by this Ordinance and the Wisconsin Statutes, including, but not limited to, Chapters 66, 755, 778, and 800.

[d]  The Municipal Judge shall order the payment directly to the Village Treasurer of all forfeitures, fees, penalty assessments and costs in all actions or proceedings for violation of Village Ordinances.

(8)  Municipal Court Authority to Impose Alternative Juvenile Dispositions and Sanctions.

[a]   Pursuant to Section 938.17(2)(cm), Wis. Stats., the River Hills Municipal Court, upon finding that a juvenile has violated a municipal ordinance, is authorized to impose any of the dispositions listed in Sections 938.343 and 938.344, Wis. Stats., in accordance with the provisions of those statutes.

[b]  Pursuant to Section 938.17(2)(cm), Wis. Stats., the River Hills Municipal Court, upon finding that a juvenile has violated a municipal ordinance and a subsequent condition of a dispositional order of the Municipal Court issued under Section 938.343 or 938.344, Wis. Stats., is authorized to impose any of the sanctions listed in Section 938.355(6)(d), Wis. Stats., in accordance with the provisions of those statutes.

(9)  Contempt: Jail Sentence.

[a]  The Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court of the Village of River Hills may impose a forfeiture in an amount not to exceed fifty ($50.00) Dollars for contempt of court, as defined in Section 785.01(1) Wis. Stats., in accordance with the procedures established under Section 785.03 Wis. Stats.

[b]  The Municipal Judge may also impose a jail sentence of not to exceed seven (7) days for nonpayment of a contempt forfeiture, the penalty assessment imposed under S. 165.87 Wis. Stats., and the jail assessment imposed under S. 302.46 Wis. Stats.

Phone: (414) 352-8213
River Hills, WI 53217
7650 N. Pheasant Lane