At the July 7th Meeting, the Board of Trustees adopted a resolution that directed the Village Attorney to Draft an Amendment to our local law that changes the level of the offense for infractions of our village code from a misdemeanor down to a petty offense. This change is to apply to all pending and future violations of our village code. A hearing will be scheduled and public comment considered before the change will be effected.
At the next work session the Trustees will discuss the appropriate monetary penalties and whether incarceration, if any, of up to fifteen days may be imposed. These reduced penalties will be included in the amendment to our local law.
This does not constitute an abandonment of any local law; it is a recognition that no person should be threatened with six months in jail and a criminal conviction for a simple village code offense.