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Chapter 20 Section 3

Section 20.03  PROCEDURE

A.  Whenever the Chief determines that the Police Department, Building Inspector or the Health Department has responded to three or more nuisance activities that have occurred at a premises during any consecutive twelve-month period, the Chief may notify the premises owner in writing that the premises constitutes a chronic nuisance. In calculating the requisite nuisance activities, the Chief may count separate qualifying nuisance activities occurring on the same day (as long as they are distinct in time) or different days and further may consider whether or not to count a qualifying nuisance activity when it is reported by a person associated with the premises under circumstances that would encourage and not penalize self-reporting and facilitate police response for the benefit of the community. Pursuant to §66.0627 (7), Wis Stats., police department responses related to (a) Domestic abuse, as defined in s. 813.12 (1) (am), (b) Sexual assault, as described under ss. 940.225, 948.02, and 948.025, or (c) Stalking, as described in s. 940.32 shall not be used in calculating the nuisance activities to constitute a chronic nuisance. The notice shall contain the street address or legal description sufficient to identify the premises, a description of the nuisance activities that have occurred at the premises, a statement indicating that the cost of future enforcement may be assessed as a special charge against the premises, and a notice as to the appeal rights of the owner.

B.  The notice required in paragraph A immediately above shall be deemed to be properly delivered if sent either by first class mail to the premises owner’s last known address (deemed delivered on third day after depositing in mail) or if delivered in person to the premises owner. If the premises owner cannot be located, the notice shall be deemed to be properly delivered if a copy of it is left at the premises owner’s usual place of abode in the presence of some competent member of the family at least 14 years of age or a competent adult currently residing there and who shall be informed of the contents of the notice.  If a current address cannot be located, it shall be deemed sufficient if a copy of the notice is sent by first class mail to the last known address of the owner as identified by the Village’s records.

C.  Exception to 20.03 A. Whenever the Chief determines that the police department has responded to two or more nuisance activities related to the manufacture or delivery of controlled substances or related offenses, as defined in Chapter 961 of the Wisconsin Statutes that have occurred at a premises during any consecutive 36-month period, the Chief may notify the premises owner in writing that the premises constitutes a chronic nuisance.

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