[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton by Ord. No. 026, Series 1995 (Title 2, Ch. 2.56, of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is created and established a Municipal Court, to be designated as the "Mid-Moraine Municipal Court," under the provisions of Ch. 755, Wis. Stats., and pursuant to the "Agreement for the Operation of the Municipal Court for Washington County," as amended ("agreement"), a copy of which is on file with the Village Clerk.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
The Municipal Court shall be under the jurisdiction of and presided over by a Municipal Judge, who shall be an attorney licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and who resides in any of the member municipalities as defined in the agreement. The Municipal Judge shall be elected at large in the Spring election for a term of four years, commencing on May 1 of the year of his or her election. The governing bodies of the member municipalities shall provide for a primary election in the event that more than two candidates file nomination papers for the position of Municipal Judge.
The amount of the bond required by § 755.03(1), Wis. Stats., shall be $2,500.
[Added by Ord. No. 023, Series 2008]
Pursuant to the provisions of §§ 814.70, 814.705 and 814.71, Wis. Stats., on behalf of the Village of Grafton the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court, of which the Village of Grafton is a member, shall charge a fifty-dollar warrant and commitment order service fee for all warrants or orders issued.
Upon the Municipal Court's receipt of payment, the Village of Grafton shall receive $25 of the fee and the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court shall receive $25 of the fee.
If there is more than one defendant or person to be served at a given address, the warrant or commitment order service fee shall apply to each person served. If the person has warrants or commitment orders from multiple jurisdictions, the fee shall be assessed with regard to each such warrant or commitment order.
All warrant or commitment order service fees that are forwarded by the Municipal Court to the Village of Grafton shall be deposited in the Village of Grafton General Fund.
The Municipal Court shall be open at such times as the Municipal Judge determines, subject to the agreement.
The Municipal Judge may impose a forfeiture for contempt of court and a jail sentence for nonpayment of the forfeiture and any applicable assessments under § 800.12(2), Wis. Stats.
This chapter shall be construed to limit neither the jurisdiction of the Municipal Court nor the authority of the Municipal Court to impose penalties under the Wisconsin Statutes.