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(A) Establishment of Violations Bureau. Under the provisions of the state statutes, as amended, there shall be established for the town a Violations Bureau. It is further provided that the Violations Clerk shall be the Town Clerk-Treasurer or his or her appointee.
(B) Role of Violations Clerk. The Violations Clerk may accept written appearances, waiver of denial, admissions of violations, and payments of civil penalties of not more than $250 as provided by I.C. 33-36-2-3, a schedule of which shall be included with the ordinance codified in this code. Moving traffic violations may not be administered by the Violations Clerk.
(Prior Code, § 2-9)
(C) Procedures regarding payment of civil penalties. Such civil penalties, as shall be determined herein, shall be paid to, receipted, and accounted by the Violations Clerk as provided by the State Board of Accounts and pursuant to I.C. 33-6-34, and following as amended.
(Prior Code, § 2-10)
(D) Waiver of trial and admissions. The Violations Clerk may receive the civil penalty only if the said person waives the right to trial and enters an admission of the violation.
(Prior Code, § 2-11)
(E) Denials. A person charged with a violation may exercise the right to trial by denying the violation before the Violations Clerk or entering a written denial with the Violations Clerk.
(Prior Code, § 2-12)
(F) Role of attorney. In event of a denial of violation or failure to satisfy the civil penalty assessed or the failure to admit or deny, the Violations Clerk shall report such fact to the Town Attorney for initiation of a court proceeding for the alleged ordinance violation.
(Prior Code, § 2-13)
(G) Governing rules. An ordinance violation admitted hereunder does not constitute a judgment and an ordinance violation’s cost fee may not be collected.
(Prior Code, § 2-14)
(Ord. 1989-5, passed 12-11-1989; Ord. 2015-8, passed 10-13-2015)