[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Maple Bluff 12-10-1991 (§ 1.23 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created and established a Municipal Court under the provisions of Ch. 755, Wis. Stats., to be designated as the "Municipal Court for the Village of Maple Bluff."
Residency required. Such Court shall be under the jurisdiction of and presided over by a Municipal Judge who resides in the Village of Maple Bluff.
Election. Such Municipal Judge shall be elected at large in the spring election for a term of two years commencing on May 1. All candidates for the position of Municipal Judge shall be nominated by caucus as provided in § 8.05(1), Wis. Stats. The municipal clerk of each municipality shall see to the compliance with §§ 5.58(1c), 5.60(1)(b) and (2), 7.10(1)(a), 7.60(4)(a) and 8.05(1), Wis. Stats., to provide for the election of a Municipal Judge under § 755.01(4).
Oath and bond. The Judge shall, after election or appointment to fill a vacancy, take and file the official oath as prescribed in § 757.02(1) Wis. Stats., and at the same time execute and file an official bond in the amount of $1,000. The Judge shall not act until the oath and bond have been filed as required by § 19.01(4)(c), Wis. Stats., and the requirements of § 755.03(2), Wis. Stats., have been complied with.
Salary. The salary of the Municipal Judge shall be fixed by the Village Board of the Village of Maple Bluff, which shall be in lieu of fees and costs. No salary shall be paid for any time during the term during which such Judge has not executed the official bond or official oath, as required by § 755.03, Wis. Stats., and filed pursuant to § 19.01(4)(c), Wis. Stats.
The Municipal Judge of the Municipal Court shall have such jurisdiction as provided by §§ 755.045 and 755.05, Wis. Stats., and as otherwise provided by state law.
The Municipal Court shall be open at such location and at such times as determined by the Municipal Judge.
The Municipal Judge may impose punishment and sentences as provided by Ch. 800, Wis. Stats., and as provided in the ordinances of the Village of Maple Bluff. All forfeitures, fees, penalty assessments and costs shall be paid to the treasurer of the municipality within which the case arose within seven days after receipt of the money by the Municipal Judge or other Court personnel. At the time of the payment, the Municipal Judge shall report to the treasurer the title of the action, the offense for which a forfeiture was imposed, and the total amount of the forfeiture, fees, penalty assessment and costs, if any.
[Amended 3-8-2005; 5-8-2012]
The Municipal Judge may impose sanctions authorized under § 800.12, Wis. Stats., as amended from time to time, for contempt of court as defined therein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Municipal Judge may impose a forfeiture in an amount not to exceed $200 and may impose imprisonment in the county jail for not more than seven days, as authorized in the circumstances described in § 800.12, Wis. Stats.