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When a Village police officer or other individual authorized to issue a Code or ordinance violation finds a Code or ordinance violation to exist, he or she shall note the violation on a multiple copy violation notice and report form that indicates: a) the name and address of the defendant, b) the type and nature of the violation, c) the date the violation was observed, d) and the penalties for failure to appear at the initial appearance and hearing date.
The violation notice shall include a docket number on all copies and an initial appearance and hearing date shall be indicated. The initial appearance and hearing date shall not be less than twenty (20) days after the date of violation notice.
One copy of the violation notice shall be maintained in the files of the Village and shall be part of the record of hearing, one copy of the violation notice shall be returned to the individual representing the Village in the case so that he or she may prepare evidence of the Code or ordinance violation for presentation at the hearing on the date indicated, and one copy of the violation notice shall be served to the defendant, along with a command that the defendant to appear at the hearing. Parties shall be served with the violation notice in a manner reasonably calculated to give them actual notice, including, as appropriate, personal service of process upon a party or its employees or agents; service by mail at a party's last known address; or notice that is posted upon the property where the violation is found when the party is the owner or manager of the property.
In the case of violations involving vehicles, the violation notice shall additionally include:
(A) The name and address of the registered owner of the vehicle;
(B) The registration number of the motor vehicle involved in the violation;
Service of a violation notice involving vehicles may additionally be made by affixing the original or a facsimile of the notice to an unlawfully parked vehicle or by handing the notice to the operator of a vehicle if he or she is present and by sending such notice, by mail, to the address of the registered owner of the cited vehicle. (Ord. 19-06, 2-25-2019)