Beaver Dam To Handle Waupun Municipal Court Matters In October

(Waupun) The Waupun Common Council Tuesday night gave final approval to have municipal court matters handled in Beaver Dam. Currently, all municipal ordinance or traffic infractions are handled in either Dodge or Fond du Lac County Circuit Court, at great expense. Waupun had to pay to have an officer and a city attorney at every municipal case handled in circuit court. In Beaver Dam’s courtroom, that attendance would only be needed if the case goes to trial. City Attorney Daniel Vande Zande says that would mean more time for Waupun officers to be on the streets. Police Chief Scott Louden says this partnership will benefit the community and will help save the police department time and money. He the agreement will conservatively save the city $6000 annually while cutting the ticketing fee’s by as much as $50 per ticket. Part of the agreement would allow the city of Waupun to withdraw from the use of Beaver Dam’s courtroom with 90-day notice if the city decides to at some point to change municipal court venues. With passage last night, Waupun can begin using Beaver Dam’s municipal court by October 3.