Mayville In Process Of Joining Beaver Dam Municipal Court

(Mayville) The city of Mayville is getting closer to joining the Beaver Dam Municipal Court. The Beaver Dam Common Council this week approved a joint operations agreement. When the Mayville Common Council approved the agreement in June, officials outlined several benefits including reduced fines, an additional $5 in revenue for each citation and flexible court schedules. Mayville would be a onetime cost of around $1,500 dollars to purchase needed software with a required $765 per-year maintenance fee. Currently, Mayville’s municipal ordinance and traffic infractions are handled at the Dodge County Circuit Court. Other communities that contract with Beaver Dam for municipal court services include the towns of Beaver Dam, Rubicon and Ashippun along with the village of Neosho and the city of Waupun. Officials in Beaver Dam Monday night questioned if the judge’s time is being spread too thin with all of the municipalities. City Attorney Mary Ann Schacht says the judge has indicated to her that the additional workload would not be a problem. The agreement still requires approvals from the other communities that are part of the municipal court along with the chief judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court District. The goal is to join Beaver Dam’s municipal court sometime early next year.