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Ordinance #492 Passed - Increasing Penalty & Fine Amounts

PUBLIC NOTICE

City of Fayette

Ordinance #492

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FAYETTE CITY CODE CHAPTERS 62.12 AND 63.12 BY INCREASING THE PENALTY AND FINE AMOUNTS.

BE IT ENACTED by the City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa:

SECTION 1. SECTIONS   MODIFIED. Chapter 62, Section 12, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Fayette, Iowa, is hereby amended by increasing the $75 and $50 fines per violation to $100. Chapter 63, Section 12, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Fayette, Iowa, is hereby amended by increasing the fines from $75 to $100, $85 to $110, and $95 to $125. As amended, these sections shall read as follows:

62.12 PENALTIES. A violation of this chapter may be punishable as either a Uniform Traffic Offense with penalties as outlined in the State of Iowa Compendium of Scheduled Violations and Scheduled Fines or as a City of Fayette Municipal Infraction.

Municipals Infractions for Stop Sign, Expired Insurance, No Seat Belt, and all other violations in this chapter, fines shall be $100 per violation. Any violation associated with a crash or a criminal offense or any commercial vehicle is prohibited from a Municipal Infraction.

Municipal Infractions shall be due no later than 21 days from date of issuance. Should due date fall on a weekend day, fines shall be due the next working business day. Failure to pay the Municipal Infraction Citation will result in the offense written as a Uniform Traffic Offense using the State of Iowa Compendium of Scheduled Violations and Scheduled Fines including surcharge and court costs. Any offense not in the compendium shall be charged at $100 plus State of Iowa approved surcharge and court costs.

63.12   PENALTIES. A violation of this chapter may be punishable as either a Uniform Traffic Offense with penalties as outlined in the State of Iowa Compendium of Scheduled Violations and Scheduled Fines or as a City of Fayette Municipal Infraction.

Regardless of the Speed zone, the following Municipal Infraction penalties shall apply for the following speeds over the posted limit: 1-10mph - $100; 11-15mph - $110; 16-20 - $125. Any speed over 20mph, a violation associated with a crash or a criminal offense or any commercial vehicle is prohibited from a Municipal Infraction.

SECTION   2. SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.     If any section, provision or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any section, provision or part thereof not                      adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.

SECTION 3. WHEN   EFFECTIVE.   This ordinance shall be in effect from and after its final passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

Passed and approved by the Fayette City Council this 1st day of May, 2017.

Andrew Wenthe, Mayor, City of Fayette

Attest: Kris R. McGrane, City Administrator/Clerk

First reading of Ordinance Amendment: April 3, 2017.

Second reading of Ordinance Amendment: April 17, 2017.

Third reading of Ordinance Amendment: May 1, 2017.

Anticipated Publication date: May 10, 2017.

Effective date: May 11, 2017.

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