Kronenwetter, Marathon County pass underage drinking party ordinances
MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) - The Village of Kronenwetter followed other area municipalities by cracking down on underage drinking parties.
The village board passed an ordinance Monday that would fine those people who host underage drinking parties.
But the cost of those fines are different than the City of Wausau and the Village of Weston, which also recently put the law on their books.
Kronenwetter Police Chief Dan Joling says first time offenders will be fined $681. It jumps to $1946 for a second offense. And $6391 for third-time offenders.
Kronenwetter joins the Village of Weston and the City of Wausau, in enacting ordinances for hosting underage drinking parties.
Everest Metro Police tell me Weston's fine is $1311.
Wausau police tell me they mandate a court appearance and the fines range from $1000-$5000.
Tuesday afternoon the Marathon County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance that would fine people in unincorporated areas in the county for hosting an underage drinking party.
Sheriff's Lt. Chad Billeb tells Newsline 9 that, currently, a fine could have been issued for providing alcohol. Now people can receive another citation for providing the location. He says it goes along with a state statute and would not be more than $500.