Mayville Progressing “On Schedule” To Join Beaver Dam’s Municipal Court

(Mayville) City officials in Mayville were given an update this week on the progress of joining Beaver Dam’s municipal court. Mayville Police Chief Jim Ketchem says there are several benefits for the city including reduced fines, an additional $5 for each citation and flexible court schedules. Mayville could see $3,000 to $5,000 extra in revenues each year from the additional $5 for citations. Ketchem says the city could also save close to $5,000 in attorney fees because Beaver Dam’s municipal court settles most of their citations due to the lower fines. Lieutenant Ryan Toellner says everything is progressing on schedule. He says the next step in the process is getting approval from other municipalities that are involved with Beaver Dam’s municipal court. Those include the Town of Beaver Dam along with the village of Neosho, the towns of Rubicon and Ashippun and Waupun. Currently, all municipal ordinance or traffic infractions are handled at the Dodge County Circuit Court. There would be a onetime cost of around $1,500 dollars to purchase needed software with a required $765 per-year maintenance fee. The goal would be to join Beaver Dam’s municipal court sometime early next year.