Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Municipalities – appeal — notice
Will J. Sherard appeals the circuit court order dismissing his appeal of six municipal court judgments that found him guilty of six building code violations issued by the City of Milwaukee (the City) which resulted in a total fine of $10,000. He argues that the use of the word “shall” found in Wis. Stat. § 800.14(1) (2009-10), the statute that governs appeals from municipal court, which reads, in relevant part: “The appellant shall appeal by giving the municipal judge and the other party written notice of appeal within 20 days after the judgment or decision[,]” is directory, not mandatory. This court disagrees and affirms the dismissal order. This opinion will not be published.
Dist I, Milwaukee County, Gordon, J., Curley, P.J.
Attorneys: For Appellant: Ziemer, David, Glendale; For Respondent: Unora, Jay A., Milwaukee