Ordinance 01-01 Citation Officers



Section 1

There is hereby created a non-elected city office to be known as "Citation Officer".

Section 2

No person shall be appointed as a citation officer unless he or she is: a. at least 21 years of age; and b. is a high school graduate or has received a General Equivalency Diploma ( G.E.D.); and c. is sober, moral, and sagacious; and d. no person who has been convicted of a felony is eligible for appointment.

Section 3

Before entering upon his/her duties of office, a citation officer shall take the oath as prescribed by Kentucky Constitution, Section 228.

Section 4

If required by the City Council, a bond in such amount as may be fixed by the City Council, shall be filed with the City Clerk.

Section 5

The office or position shall be deemed a part time employment, and the compensation shall be not less than $5.00 per hour nor more than $15.00 per hour.

Section 6

The appointment shall be made by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The Citation Officer shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council. The Citation Officer shall file a monthly report with the City Council on the first day of each month reporting on activities for the previous month. The Mayor shall have the superintendenceover the Citation Officer.

Section 7

The citation officer shall not have the powers of peace officers to make arrests or to carry deadly weapons, but may issue citations, unless otherwise restricted by the City Council, upon observance of: a. Non-moving motor vehicle offenses. b. Violations of ordinances except for moving motor vehicle offenses and except for offenses which constitute a violation of the Kentucky Penal Code. e. Any other duties prescribed by the City Council and not contrary to law.

Section 8

The procedure for citations issued by a citation officer shall be as provided in KRS 431.015.

Section 9

Nothing contained herein shall limit the power of a citation officer to make an arrest as a private person as provided in KRS 431.005.

Section 10

Acting under a Inter local Cooperation Act Agreement, the City may jointly appoint a Citation Officer with another party to the ,agreement.

Section 11

This ordinance shall take effect upon its adoption by the City Council and publication as required by law.First reading held January 8, 2001; Passed and approved February 12, 2001.