Lakemoor updates fines for violations

Most fees in village have been set at $50

Published: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 11:52 p.m. CDT

LAKEMOOR – The Village Board raised fees on a long list of ordinance violations, updating some ordinances that haven’t been touched since they were enacted, the village administrator said.

Many of the fees were “extremely low,” Village Administrator David Alarcon said.

“If an ordinance was passed in the ’90s, they haven’t been updated since,” he said, adding that others were adopted more recently.

The village recently switched over to electronic tickets, and so it made sense to update and standardize the fee structure, Alarcon said. There also was no centralized list of the fines.

A six-page list of offenses covers animal control issues, underage drinking, failing to have a business license, bathing in lakes or ponds and texting while driving.

Most of the fines have been set at $50, but several dozen ordinance violations have higher fees.

Two violations carry the highest fine, up to $750. They include discharging a firearm within the village limits and public nuisances defined generally.

One violation, a fourth false alarm in a calendar year, is less at $25. (Subsequent violations have higher fines.)

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