Village of Johnson Creek, WI
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Johnson Creek 12-1-1994 by Ord. No. 12-94 as § 1.06(2) and (3) of the 1994 Code; amended in its entirety 7-8-2003 by Ord. No. 20-03. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Unless another penalty is expressly 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:
A. 
First offense. Any person who shall violate any provision of this Code subject to a penalty for which a penalty is not otherwise provided for in this Code shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $250, together with court costs and the costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs of prosecution shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days.
[Amended 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 4-15]
B. 
Second offense. Any person found guilty of violating any ordinance or any part of this Code who shall previously have been convicted of a violation of the same ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $25 nor more than $500, together with court costs and the costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months.
[Amended 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 4-15]
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 Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this Code.
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 Village, 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.
Chapter 15, § 15-18, Room tax.
A. 
Failure to comply with inspection/audit of records: 5% of the tax.
B. 
Unpaid taxes: 25% of the tax due the previous year or $5,000, whichever is less.
C. 
Filing of false or fraudulent return: 50% of the tax.
Chapter 54, § 54-1K(2), contempt of court: $50.
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Editor's Note: The Central Jefferson County Municipal Court was abolished 12-29-2014 by Ord. No. 8-14, effective 5-1-2015. Municipal citations will be directed to the Lake Country Municipal Court. The reference to § 54-1K(2) was changed pursuant to the adoption of Ch. 54 on 2-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2-27, as amended.
Chapter 83, Article I, Nude Dancing in Licensed Establishments: $100 to $500.
Chapter 83, Article II, Licensing: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
Chapter 92: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
A. 
Chapter 96, Article I, Pets.
(1) 
Pets running at large:
(a) 
First offense: $25 to $100.
(b) 
Second and subsequent offense in 24 months: $50 to $200.
(2) 
Other violations: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
B. 
Chapter 96, Article II, Keeping of Animals and Fowl.
(1) 
First offense: $25 to $100.
(2) 
Second and subsequent offenses: $50 to $200.
Chapter 103: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
A. 
Chapter 112, Article I, Construction Standards and Building Inspection: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
B. 
Chapter 112, Article II, Housing and Living Standards.
(1) 
First offense: $25 to $100.
(2) 
Second and subsequent offense: $50 to $200.
A. 
Chapter 122, Article I, Cigarette License: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
B. 
Chapter 122, Article II, Smoking in Educational Facilities: $50 to $100 for each offense.
[Added 4-22-2013 by Ord. No. 04-13]
[Amended 5-14-2007 by Ord. No. 08-07]
Chapter 134:
Service
Initial Penalty
Daily Surcharge
(per day)
No fire-detection/suppression system
$1,500
$50
No address markings
$500
$50
No Knox-Box
$500
$50
Exit signs/emergency lights
$500
$50
No occupancy permit
$100
$50
Blocked fire hydrant or FDC
$250
$250 per hydrant/FDC per day
Blocked fire access lane/route
$250
$250 per lane, per day
Malicious transmission of alarm
$500
$50
Chapter 138: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
Chapter 150:
A. 
Sale of intoxicating liquor to minors: $100 to $500.
B. 
Possession of intoxicating liquor by minor: $100 to $500.
C. 
Violation of Article I, Licenses: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
D. 
Violation of Article II, Consumption on Public Property: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
A. 
Chapter 162, Article I, Curfew: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
B. 
Chapter 162, Article II, Truancy.
(1) 
First offense: up to $50.
(2) 
Second and subsequent offense in 12 months: up to $100; maximum of $500 per semester.
(3) 
Habitual truant: $100 to $500.
(4) 
Violation of § 162-12, Compulsory school attendance: $100 to $500.
(5) 
Contributing to truancy: up to $500.
Chapter 166: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
Chapter 173: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
Chapter 177:
A. 
First offense: $25 to $100.
B. 
Second and subsequent offense: $50 to $200.
Chapter 184:
A. 
Violation of § 184-6, Boating: $50 to $1,000.
B. 
Other violations: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
Chapter 189:
A. 
Violate state statutes adopted by reference: § 60-1, General penalty, applies except for the following violations, in which case the penalties expressly set forth therein shall apply:
[Amended 4-22-2013 by Ord. No. 04-13; 8-26-2013 by Ord. No. 09-13; 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 4-15]
(1) 
Violate state statute § 947.01, Wis. Stats., Disorderly conduct: first offense: bond amount: $175, second offense: bond amount $200, and a domestic abuse surcharge, pursuant to Chs. 66, 814, and 973, Wis. Stats., shall be added/imposed by the Circuit Court in the amount of $100 for all convictions of disorderly conduct where the conduct constituting the violation involved "an act by the adult person against his or her spouse or former spouse, against an adult with whom the adult person resides or formerly resided, or against an adult with whom the adult person has created a child," § 973.055(1)(a)2, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
Violate state statute § 947.012, Wis. Stats., Unlawful use of telephone: first offense: bond amount: $50, second offense: bond amount $100, and a domestic abuse surcharge, pursuant to Chs. 66, 814, and 973, Wis. Stats., shall be added/imposed by the Circuit Court in the amount of $100 for all convictions of unlawful use of any telephone or cellular phone where the conduct constituting the violation involved "an act by the adult person against his or her spouse or former spouse, against an adult with whom the adult person resides or formerly resided, or against an adult with whom the adult person has created a child," § 973.055(1)(a)2, Wis. Stats.
(3) 
Violate state statute § 947.0125, Wis. Stats., Unlawful use of computerized communication systems: first offense: bond amount: $50, second offense: bond amount $100, and a domestic abuse surcharge, pursuant to Chs. 66, 814, and 973, Wis. Stats., shall be added/imposed by the Circuit Court in the amount of $100 for all convictions of unlawful use of a computerized communication system where the conduct constituting the violation involved "an act by the adult person against his or her spouse or former spouse, against an adult with whom the adult person resides or formerly resided, or against an adult with whom the adult person has created a child," § 973.055(1)(a)2, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Violate § 189-7, Worthless checks:
(1) 
First offense: $50 to $250.
(2) 
Second and subsequent in 12 months: $100 to $500.
C. 
Violate § 189-9, Smoking prohibited. Not less than $100 nor more than $250 for each violation except that a forfeiture for a "person in charge" shall not exceed $100 per day.
[Added 8-9-2010 by Ord. No. 12-10[1]]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection C as Subsection D.
D. 
Violates § 189-10, Synthetic cannabinoid.
[Added 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 04-11[2]]
(1) 
General penalty applies, but first offense shall be $100.
(2) 
General penalty applies, but second offense and subsequent offense within a twenty-four month period shall be $200.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection D as Subsection E.
E. 
Other violations, including § 189-5, Graffiti: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
Chapter 193: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
Chapter 205:
A. 
Violation of § 205-8J, Dumping at compost center: $300.
[Amended 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 4-15]
B. 
Other violations: § 60-1, General provisions, applies.
[Amended 12-29-2016 by Ord. No. 12-16]
A. 
Except as otherwise provided herein, § 60-1, General penalty, applies to any violation of Chapter 210.
B. 
Any person who violates the provisions of § 210-5 shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $120 nor more than $600 per occurrence or violation. Each day such violation or failure to comply continues shall be considered a separate offense.
Chapter 221:
A. 
Traffic Code: state penalties adopted apply.
B. 
Section 221-3A to K, parking restrictions, excluding § 221-3D: $10; if the original forfeiture is not paid within 15 days after the date of violation, or if, within 15 days after the date of violation, the defendant delivers to the Village of Johnson Creek Police Department notice that he or she wishes to contest the violation in court, then a citation shall be issued, the violation for which will result in a penalty of $5 plus court costs.
[Amended 4-22-2013 by Ord. No. 04-13; 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 4-15]
C. 
Section 221-3D, Parking prohibited in winter months: $40; if the original forfeiture is not paid within 15 days after the date of violation, or if, within 15 days after the date of violation, the defendant delivers to the Village of Johnson Creek Police Department notice that he or she wishes to contest the violation in court, then a citation shall be issued, the violation for which will result in a penalty of $10 plus court costs.
[Amended 4-22-2013 by Ord. No. 04-13; 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 4-15]
D. 
Section 221-7C, Unauthorized removal or defacing of signs: $30 to $300.
E. 
Section 221-8, Heavy traffic routes: $25 to $200.
F. 
Local regulations: first offense, $25 to $200; second and subsequent offense: $50 to $500. Code lists the following specific violations:
(1) 
Section 221-3I, no parking on left side of street.
(2) 
Section 221-4, fail to file accident report.
(3) 
Section 221-5, Abandoned vehicles.
(4) 
Section 221-6B and C, Snowmobiles.
(a) 
Designated snowmobile trails.
(b) 
Snowmobile operation hours.
(c) 
No snowmobiles operating on sidewalks.
(d) 
Unattended snowmobiles.
G. 
Section 221-14G: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
[Added 3-10-2008 by Ord. No. 02-08]
Chapter 228: § 60-1, General penalty, applies.
Chapter 240: $50 each offense/each day.
[Amended 7-1-2004 by Ord. No. 23-04]
Chapter 245:
A. 
Section 60-1, General penalty, applies.
B. 
Section 245-77: General penalty, applies, but not less than $300 per day for each day of the infraction.
[Added 9-14-2009 by Ord. No. 11-09[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection B as Subsection C.
C. 
Section 245-87: § 60-1, General penalty, applies, but not less than $100 per day for each day of the infraction.
[Added 6-23-2008 by Ord. No. 10-08]
A. 
Section 238-10: § 60-1, General penalty, applies, but not less than $50 per day for each day of the infraction.
B. 
Section 238-11: § 60-1, General penalty, applies, but not less than $100 per day for each day of the infraction.
C. 
Section 238-12: § 60-1, General penalty, applies, but not less than $100 per day for each day of the infraction.