city of johnson arkansas logo

Ordinance #51

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING AND ESTABLISHING COURT COSTS
TO BE CHARGED BY THE CITY COURT-OF JOHNSON, AN INCORPORATED
TOWN, REPEALING ALL OTHER ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT
HEREWITH, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY TOGETHER
WITH OTHER PURPOSES.
WHEREAS, the Town of Johnson, and incorporated town, is
desirous of establishing and enforcing court costs by and
through the Johnson City Court; and
WHEREAS, it has been found by the Town Council of Johnson,
an incorporated town, that the court costs presently
assessed and charged by the Johnson City Court are inadequate;
and, whereas it would be in the best interests of the city and
its inhabitants to enforce such court costs as might be charged
and collected by the Johnson City Court.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, that the Code of Ordinances
of the Town of Johnson, an incorporated town, is hereby amended
to read as follows :
That for each and every citation that issues and that is
tried or litigated in the City Court of Johnson, an incorporated
town, the Court at its discretion may charge a court cost not
to exceed $ 50.00.  Such court costs to be taxed and
charged by the Court in the regular and normal course of business
as against any defendant being found guilty, forfeiting
bond, entering into a plea arrangement, or in any other capacity
paying money or monies into the Registry of the Town of
Johnson by and through it existing court system,
That the Johnson City Judge and all employees and officers
of the Johnson City Court system are herewith authorized to
assist in the collection of such court costs.
That it has been determined by the Town Council of Johnson,
an incorporated town, that the ef f ecuation of this ordinance is
immediately necessary for the preservation of the peace, health,
and safety of the Town of Johnson and the inhabitants therein ,
and that by reason thereof, this ordinance shall take effect and
be in full force and effect from and after its passage as provided
by law.