AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF LAPEL, INDIANA AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 9-1982, CHAPTER 4, SECTION 4.2 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT REPORT FEES

WHEREAS, Indiana Code (I.C) 9-26-9-3 allows the fiscal body to establish a fee by ordinance which the police department under its jurisdiction may charge for accident reports; and,

WHEREAS, I.C. 9-26-9-3 requires that the fee be at least $5.00; and,

WHEREAS, the Town of Lapel ("Town" or "Lapel") passed Ordinance No. 9-1982 on December 22nd, 1982, as codified in the Town's Cord of Ordinances under Chapter 4, Section 4.2, establishing a fee of $3.00 for copies of accident reports; and,

WHEREAS, the Town now desires to amend Ordinance 9-1982 as codified in Chapter 4, Section 4.2, and set the fee for $8.00 for the production and distribution of accident reports as permitted by I.C 9-26-0-3 and authorize the Lapel Police Department to collect such fee; and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to I.C. 9-26-9-3 any fee collected by the Lapel Police Department must be depositied in the local law enforcement continuing education fund as established by I.C 5-2-8-2.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Lapel, Madison County, Indiana, as follows:

Section 1: That the recitals stated herein are hereby incorporated by referenced.

Section 2: That Ordinance No. 9-1982, Chapter 4, Section 4.2 of the Town's Code of Ordinances, is hereby amended to change the previously established fee of $3.00 for accident reports to $8.00 per report.

Section 3: The Lapel Police Department is authorized to collect such fee.

Section 4: All fees for accident reports shall be deposited in the law enforcement continuing education fund as established by the Town pursuant to  I.C. 5-2-8-2

Section 5: This Ordinance shall become effective upon the adoption and signature of the Town Council of the Town of Lapel and publication as may be required by law.