9/19/17 – The Beaver Dam Common Council last night approved a change in residency requirements for candidates who run for municipal judge. In 2014, common council action allowed the village of Neosho and the towns of Rubicon and Ashippun to start using Beaver Dam’s Municipal Court, which handles non-criminal offenses like municipal ordinance and traffic violations. Prior to the change, the court had only served the city and town of Beaver Dam. The ordinance update approved last night allows a municipal judge to be elected from any of the municipalities that use the court with the goal of widening the pool of candidates. The city generates roughly $30-to-$40-thousand dollars a year from the municipal court.
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