City of Nekoosa, WI
Wood County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Nekoosa 2-9-1988 by Ord. No. 423. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Use of vehicles in parks — See Ch. 15, Art. I.
Traffic, loading, parking and access — See § 17.27.

§ 7.01 Adoption of state standards.

[Amended by Ord. No. 540]
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions in Chs. 340 to 348, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans 305, Wis. Adm. Code, Standards for Vehicle Equipment, describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles and traffic, exclusive of any provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed and exclusive of any regulations for which the statutory penalty is a fine or term of imprisonment, are hereby adopted and, by reference, made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter in order to secure uniform statewide regulation of traffic on the highways, streets and alleys of the State of Wisconsin.

§ 7.015 Low-speed vehicles.

[Added 4-12-2011 by Ord. No. 557[1]]
(1) 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to regulate the operation of low-speed vehicles on City roadways.
(2) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LOW-SPEED VEHICLE (LSV)
A motor vehicle that conforms to the definition and requirements for low-speed vehicles as adopted in the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles under 49 CFR 571.3(b) and 571.500. "LSV'' does not include a golf cart.
(3) 
Operation of low-speed vehicle. A person may operate a LSV on a roadway, including any connecting highway or to an intersection where the roadway crosses a state trunk highway, within the City of Nekoosa that has a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less and over which the City of Nekoosa has jurisdiction, subject to the following restrictions:
(a) 
LSVs shall be four-wheeled and have a maximum speed range of at least 20 miles per hour and not more than 25 miles per hour on a paved surface and have a gross vehicle weight of less than 3,000 pounds.
(b) 
The person operating the LSV must hold a valid operator's license.
(c) 
The LSV shall be titled and registered by the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and the license shall be issued to the owner of the LSV.
(d) 
Operation on connecting highways or crossing state trunk highways shall be restricted on streets where the speed limit is greater than 35 miles per hour.
(e) 
LSV headlamps must be on during operation.
(4) 
Saving clause. If any provision of this section shall be less restrictive than applicable state statutes or in conflict with such statutes, as they exist at passage hereof or as they may hereafter be amended, then, in such case, the state statute shall supersede the provision hereof to the extent applicable.
(5) 
Penalties. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 25.04 of the Nekoosa Municipal Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 7.02 Traffic control devices; Official Traffic Map; prohibited signs, signals and markers.

(1) 
Duty of the Chief of Police to erect and install uniform traffic control devices. Whenever traffic regulations created by this chapter, including a state traffic regulation adopted by reference in § 7.01 of this chapter, require the erection of traffic control devices for enforcement, the Chief of Police, with the cooperation of the Director of Public Works, shall procure, erect and maintain uniform traffic control devices conforming to the Wisconsin Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices promulgated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, giving notice of such traffic regulation to the users of the streets and highways on which such regulations apply. Whenever state law grants discretion to local authorities in erecting or placement of a uniform traffic control device, devices shall be erected in such locations and in such a manner as, in the judgment of the Chief of Police, will carry out the purposes of this chapter and give adequate warning to users of the streets and highways of the City.
(2) 
Official Traffic Map.
(a) 
Official Traffic Map established. There is hereby established for the City of Nekoosa an Official Traffic Map dated April 1, 1987, on which is indicated as of said date all existing stop signs; arterial intersections; no-parking areas; no-stopping or -standing areas; restricted parking areas; and all other restrictions or limitations contained in this chapter and for which the laws of the state require the erection or use of official traffic control devices to enforce such restrictions or limitations. All such restrictions and limitations set forth on said Official Traffic Map are hereby adopted by reference.
[Amended 7-10-2012 by Ord. No. 566]
(b) 
Additions to map. The Council may, from time to time, make additions to or deletions from the Official Traffic Map, and the Chief of Police shall keep such Official Traffic Map current. Every addition to said Official Traffic Map made after April 1, 1987, shall indicate the number of the authorizing resolution and the date the appropriate official traffic control device was erected, and every deletion shall indicate the number of the authorizing resolution.
(c) 
Map to be maintained. The Official Traffic Map shall be maintained and displayed in the office of the Police Department. The Chief of Police shall make appropriate authorized changes on said map within three working days after the appropriate official traffic control device is erected or removed, as the case may be.
(d) 
Violations prohibited. When official traffic control devices, giving notice of the restrictions, prohibitions and limitations shown on the Official Traffic Map, are erected and maintained in accordance with the provisions of this section, a violation of the restriction, prohibition or limitation shown on the Official Traffic Map shall be a violation of the provisions of this chapter.
(3) 
Prohibited signs and markers in highways. No person other than an officer authorized by this chapter to erect and maintain official traffic control devices, or his designee, shall place within the limits of any street or highway maintained by the City any sign, signal, marker, mark or monument unless permission is first obtained from the Chief of Police or the State Department of Transportation. Any sign, signal, marker, mark or monument placed or maintained in violation of this subsection shall be subject to removal, as provided in Subsection (4) below.
[Amended 7-10-2012 by Ord. No. 566]
(4) 
Removal of unofficial signs, signals, markers and traffic control devices. The Chief of Police may direct the Director of Public Works to remove any sign, signal, marker or other device which is placed, maintained or displayed in violation of this chapter or state law. Any charge imposed against premises for removal of a prohibited or illegal sign, signal, marker or device shall be reported by the Director of Public Works to the Council for review and certification at its next regular meeting following the imposition of the charge. Any charge not paid on or before the next succeeding November 15 shall be placed upon the tax roll for collection as other special municipal taxes.

§ 7.03 Stop signs.

(1) 
Designation of location of stop signs. In the interest of public safety, the Council, by resolution, has designated the location of stop signs within the City and has ordered the installation of such signs. In addition, the location of such signs is designated on the Official Traffic Map of the City pursuant to § 7.02 of this chapter.
(2) 
Operators to obey traffic control devices. Every operator of a vehicle approaching an intersection at which an official traffic control device is erected, in accordance with this section, shall obey the direction of such official traffic control device as required by the Wisconsin statutes incorporated by reference in § 7.01 of this chapter. Operators of vehicles approaching a stop sign shall stop before entering a highway as required by § 346.46, Wis. Stats.

§ 7.04 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 7.04 was repealed by Ord. No. 526.

§ 7.05 Heavy traffic routes.

(1) 
Routes designated. The following streets and parts of streets within the City are hereby designated heavy traffic routes:
(a) 
Buehler Avenue to Park Street to Market Street.
(b) 
Ward Street to Park Street to Market Street.
(c) 
Alexander Avenue north to the scales office.
(d) 
Wood Avenue to Cedar Street to Market Street.
[Amended 1-14-2014 by Ord. No. 574]
(e) 
South Section Street south to City limits.
[Added 1-14-2014 by Ord. No. 574]
(2) 
Travel prohibited. No vehicle, except a motor bus, which is not equipped with pneumatic tires or has a combined vehicle load weight exceeding 10,000 pounds shall be operated or moved on any street or alley not a part of the heavy traffic route designated in Subsection (1) above, except for the purpose of obtaining orders for or moving or delivering supplies or commodities to or from a place of business or residence facing thereon, provided that in no event shall the weight of the vehicle and load on such other street exceed the limitations of §§ 348.15 and 348.16(3), Wis. Stats.
(3) 
Signs. The Director of Public Works, upon the recommendation of the Police Chief, shall cause to be secured and erected appropriate signs to give notice of the heavy traffic routes and their weight limit designation.
[Amended 1-14-2014 by Ord. No. 574]

§ 7.06 Speed limits.

The Council hereby determines that the statutory speed limits on the following streets or portions thereof are unreasonable, unsafe and imprudent and modifies such speed limits as follows:
(1) 
Speed limits increased. Speed limits are increased on the following designated streets or portions thereof:
(a) 
Thirty-five miles per hour.
1. 
Prospect Avenue, from First Street to a point 200 feet north of 13th Street.
[Amended by Ord. No. 544]
2. 
Cranmoor Road, from 200 feet west of Section Street to the west City limits.
3. 
Point Basse Avenue, from Dellwood Lane to the south City limits.
[Amended by Ord. No. 486]
4. 
Wood Avenue, from Cedar Street west to the City limits.
5. 
Section Street, from 300 feet south of Hillcrest Lane to the south City limits.
[Amended by Ord. No. 465]
(b) 
Forty-five miles per hour.
[Added by Ord. No. 544]
1. 
Prospect Avenue, from 200 feet north of 13th Street to the north City limits.
2. 
Wood Avenue, from Waterworks Road to the west City limits.
(2) 
Speed limits decreased. The speed limits are decreased, as hereinafter set forth, upon the following streets or portions thereof:
(a) 
Fifteen miles per hour when children are present.
1. 
On Section Street, from the northerly line of the property line of the City Little League diamonds to Buehler Avenue.
[Amended by Ord. No. 514]
2. 
On Buehler Avenue, from Section Street to Park Street.
3. 
On Park Street, from Buehler Avenue to Market Street.
4. 
On Market Street, from Park Street to Section Street.
5. 
On Crestview Lane, from Section Street to Cedar Street.
6. 
On Gertrude Avenue, from Cranmoor Road to West Fifth Street.
7. 
On Crestview Lane, from Cedar Street to Birch Street.
[Added by Ord. No. 483]
8. 
On Birch Street, from Wood Avenue south.
[Added by Ord. No. 483]

§ 7.07 Parking regulations.

(1) 
Parking prohibited at all times. Except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading or in receiving or discharging passengers or property and while the vehicle is attended by a licensed operator so that it may be moved promptly in case of an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic, no person shall, at any time, park or leave standing any vehicle upon any of the following highways or parts of highways:
[Amended by Ord. No. 482]
(a) 
On both sides of Prospect Avenue, from Market Street to Wilhorn Road.
[Amended by Ord. No. 524]
(b) 
On both sides of Market Street, from Prospect Avenue extended (west end of bridge) westerly for a distance of 170 feet.
[Amended by Ord. No. 544]
(c) 
On the west side of Point Basse Avenue, from Market Street to Wood Avenue, and on the east side of Point Basse Avenue, from Market Street to a point 420 feet south of Market Street.
(d) 
On the north side of Buehler Avenue, from Point Basse Avenue west to North Street and on the south side of Buehler Avenue, from Point Basse Avenue to the west line of the Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company parking lot.
(e) 
On both sides of Section Street, from the intersection of Market Street to a point 40 feet north of said intersection.
(f) 
On the south side of Market Street, from Garrison Avenue to North Street.
[Amended by Ord. No. 525]
(g) 
On the north side of Market Street, from Point Basse Avenue to North Street.
[Amended by Ord. No. 525]
(h) 
On the north side of Second Street, from the intersection of Patton Avenue to a point 66 feet east of said intersection.
(i) 
On the north side of Market Street, from Cedar Street to Section Street.
[Amended by Ord. No. 544]
(j) 
On the north side of Market Street, from Cedar Street to a point 56 feet west of Section Street.
[Amended by Ord. No. 521]
(k) 
On the west side of Alexander Avenue, extending north for a distance of 65 feet.
[Added by Ord. No. 495]
(l) 
On both sides of Cedar Street, from Market Street to Wood Avenue.
[Added by Ord. No. 521]
(m) 
On the south side of Market Street, between Cedar Street and Park Street.
[Added by Ord. No. 521; amended by Ord. No. 544]
(n) 
On the west side of Patton Avenue between First Street and Market Street.
[Added 12-11-2012 by Ord. No. 570]
(2) 
Parking prohibited during certain hours. Except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading or in receiving or discharging passengers or property and while the vehicle is attended by a licensed operator so that it may be moved promptly in case of an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic, no person shall at any time park or leave standing any vehicle upon any of the following highways or parts of highways during the hours stated:
(a) 
On the west side of Alexander Avenue, between 1st Street and 2nd Street, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(b) 
On Wood Avenue, from Cedar Street to Waterworks Road, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
[Amended by Ord. No. 544]
(c) 
During school days on the south side of Crestview Lane, from Cedar Street to a point 170 feet east, and on the north side of Crestview Lane, from Cedar Street to a point 170 feet east, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(d) 
During school days on the south side of Crestview Lane, from Cedar Street to a point 300 feet west, and on the north side of Crestview Lane, from Cedar Street to a point 300 feet west, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(e) 
During school days, on both sides of Cedar Street, between Crestview Lane and Wood Avenue, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
[Amended by Ord. No. 543]
(f) 
During school days, on the south side of Crestview Lane, from the Elementary School driveway entrance east 134 feet, said portion of the street to be designated "bus loading zone."
[Added by Ord. No. 431]
(3) 
Limited time parking. Unless specifically otherwise provided, between the hours designated, except on Sundays and legal holidays, no person shall park a vehicle for any longer than the period hereinafter specified upon the following streets or portions thereof:
(a) 
Two hours.
1. 
On both sides of Alexander Avenue, from First Street to the alley between First Street and Market Street, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.
2. 
On the south side of First Street, from Alexander Avenue to Prospect Avenue, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.
[Amended by Ord. No. 499]
3. 
On Market Street, from Prospect Avenue to Garrison Avenue, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.
[Amended by Ord. No. 521]
4. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection 4 was repealed by Ord. No. 544.
5. 
On both sides of Garrison Avenue, from First Street to Market Street, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.
[Added by Ord. No. 429]
6. 
On both sides of Market Street, from Garrison Avenue to Point Basse Avenue, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.
[Added by Ord. No. 429]
7. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection 7, added by Ord. No. 431, was repealed by Ord. No. 544.
8. 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection 8, added by Ord. No. 431, was repealed by Ord. No. 544.
9. 
On the south side of Wood Avenue, from the intersection of Point Basse Avenue to a point 125 feet west of said intersection.
[Added by Ord. No. 432]
10. 
On the east side of the 100 Block of Patton Avenue, from the north side of Market Street to the alley between Market Street and First Street, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.
[Added by Ord. No. 444]
11. 
During school days, on the east side of South Section Street, from Crestview Lane to a point 90 feet north of Dellwood Lane, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
[Added by Ord. No. 462; amended 1-12-2016 by Ord. No. 586]
12. 
On the south side of Wood Avenue, from Point Basse Avenue to a point 100 feet west, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.
[Added by Ord. No. 521]
13. 
On both sides of Crestview Lane from South Section Street to Maple Street on school days only from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
[Added 3-10-2015 by Ord. No. 579]
(b) 
School days only.
[Added 3-12-2013 by Ord. No. 571]
1. 
On the west side of South Section Street, from Crestview Lane to 100 feet south of Dellwood Lane from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2. 
On the east side of South Section Street, from Dellwood Lane to a point 90 feet north, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
[Added 1-12-2016 by Ord. No. 586]
(4) 
Winter parking and snow emergency regulations.
[Amended by Ord. No. 500]
(a) 
Winter night parking. Except as provided in Subsection (4)(b) and (c) below, in accordance with § 349.13, Wis. Stats., no person shall park on any public street, alley or highway of the City for a period of more than 30 minutes between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 1 to April 1.
(b) 
Declaration of snow emergency and parking regulations. Except as provided in Subsection (4)(c) below, when the Mayor or designated representative shall declare a snow emergency by reason of heavy snow or blizzard, pursuant to § 323.11, Wis. Stats., no person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle upon the streets or any portion of the streets whenever snow falls during any period of 24 hours or less and reaches a depth or condition that constitutes a serious public hazard impairing transportation and public health, safety and welfare. Such emergency is declared to continue for a period of 48 hours or until such earlier time as snowplowing operations have been declared completed by the Public Works Director. Whenever such an emergency exists and the Mayor or his appointed representative shall have caused an announcement thereof to be made by radio and/or television broadcast stations whose normal operating range covers the City, no person shall park or allow to be parked any vehicle of any kind or description upon any public street, highway or alley within the City.
(c) 
Exceptions. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (4)(a) and (b) above, vehicles may be parked, stopped or left standing for a period of 10 minutes for actually loading or unloading passengers, or 30 minutes for actually loading or unloading property, and provided further that no other regulation restricting parking as to place, time or manner is violated thereby. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to physicians' and emergency vehicles.
(d) 
Snow tow-away zones. The Chief of Police or his designated representative is hereby authorized to cause the towing away of vehicles parking in violation of this subsection, and the cost of moving said vehicles shall be added as a cost to the penalty assessed for the illegal parking of the vehicles.
(5) 
Truck parking regulations.
(a) 
No person shall park any truck, trailer or semitrailer, or combination thereof, in excess of 18 feet in length on Market Street, except for loading and unloading purposes.
(b) 
No person shall park, stop or leave standing, with the engine running, any unattended truck tractor or road tractor on any street in any district zoned residential.
(6) 
Parking in alleys regulated. All parking in alleys is prohibited, except in alleys in any business district for the purpose of loading or unloading freight.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).
(7) 
Parking in driveways prohibited. No person shall park or leave standing any motor vehicle in any private driveway without the permission of the owner or lessee of the property upon which such driveway is located, whether or not such driveway is posted to prohibit parking.
(8) 
Street maintenance. Whenever it is necessary to repair a City street or any part thereof, the Department of Public Works shall post such street or parts thereof with appropriate signs prohibiting parking. Such signs shall be erected at least two hours prior to the time that street maintenance work is to be commenced. No person shall park a motor vehicle in violation of such signs.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).
(9) 
Designated parking spaces. The Chief of Police, with the cooperation of the Director of Public Works, shall cause lines or markings to be painted upon the curb and/or upon the street or parking lot surface for the purpose of designating a parking space. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any line or marking or to park a vehicle in such position that the same shall not be entirely within the area designated by such lines or markings.
(10) 
Removal of chalk marks prohibited. In order to monitor the continuous length of time that a vehicle is parked in a parking space or zone subject to parking time restrictions, it is necessary that the Police Department place a chalk mark or other mark on one or more tires of parked vehicles. It shall be unlawful to remove, erase or alter, or attempt to remove, erase or alter, any chalk mark or other mark of any kind placed upon any tire of a vehicle parked in any parking zone or space subject to parking time restrictions.
(11) 
Legal holidays designated. For purposes of enforcement of parking restrictions in the City, the following days shall be defined as legal holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
(12) 
Handicapped parking.
[Added by Ord. No. 424]
(a) 
Stopping, standing or parking prohibited in parking spaces reserved for vehicles displaying special registration plates or special identification cards. Except for a motor vehicle used by a physically disabled person, as defined in Subsection (12)(b) below, no person may park, stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended and whether temporarily or otherwise, upon any portion of a street, highway or parking facility reserved, by official traffic signs indicating the restriction, for vehicles displaying special registration plates issued under § 341.14(1), (1a), (1m) or (1q), Wis. Stats., or a special identification card issued under § 343.51, Wis. Stats., or vehicles registered in another jurisdiction and displaying a registration plate, card or emblem issued by the other jurisdiction which designates the vehicle as a vehicle used by a physically disabled person.
(b) 
Parking spaces for vehicles displaying special registration plates or special identification cards. In this section, "motor vehicle used by a physically disabled person" means a motor vehicle displaying special registration plates issued under § 341.14(1), (1a), (1m) or (1q), Wis. Stats., or a special identification card issued under § 343.51, Wis. Stats., or a motor vehicle registered in another jurisdiction and displaying a registration plate, card or emblem issued by the other jurisdiction which designates the vehicle as a vehicle used by a physically disabled person.
(c) 
Handicapped parking spaces designated. The following parking spaces shall be designated as handicapped parking spaces:
1. 
On the south side of the 200 Block of First Street, the third parking space to the west from Patton Avenue.
2. 
On the east side of the 300 Block of Alexander Avenue, the first parking space to the south from First Street.
[Added by Ord. No. 440]
3. 
On the south side of the 300 Block of First Street, the first parking space to the east of Alexander Avenue.
[Added by Ord. No. 440]
4. 
On the east side of the 100 Block of Patton Avenue, the first parking space to the north of Market Street.
[Added by Ord. No. 443]
5. 
(Reserved)[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection 5, added by Ord. No. 455, was repealed by Ord. No. 544.
6. 
On the west side of Section Street, the first parking space to the north from Market Street.
[Added by Ord. No. 478]
7. 
On the north side of Market Street, the first parking space east of North Section Street.
[Added by Ord. No. 547]
8. 
On the east side of North Section Street, 260 feet north of Market Street.
[Added by Ord. No. 547]

§ 7.08 Removal of illegally parked vehicles.

Any vehicle parked or left standing upon a highway, street or alley or other public grounds in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is declared to be a hazard to traffic and public safety. Such vehicle shall be removed by the operator, upon request of any police officer, to a position where parking, stopping or standing is not prohibited. Any police officer, after issuing a citation for illegal parking, stopping or standing of an unattended vehicle in violation of this chapter, is authorized to remove such vehicle to a position where parking is not prohibited. The officer may order a motor carrier holding a permit to perform vehicle towing services, a licensed motor vehicle salvage dealer or a licensed motor vehicle dealer who performs vehicle towing services to remove and store such vehicle in any storage garage or rental parking grounds or any facility of the person providing the towing services. In addition to other penalties provided by § 7.14 of this chapter, the owner or operator of a vehicle so removed shall pay the cost of towing and storage.

§ 7.09 Abandoned vehicles. [1]

No person shall leave any vehicle unattended within the City for such time and under such circumstances as to cause the vehicle to reasonably appear to be abandoned. The procedure for removing and disposing of abandoned vehicles, as prescribed in § 342.40, Wis. Stats., is hereby adopted by reference.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 7.10 Disorderly conduct with motor vehicle prohibited.

No person shall, within the City, on public or private property, by or through the use of a motor vehicle, motorcycle, snowmobile or minibike, under circumstances which tend to cause or provoke a disturbance or annoy one or more persons, engage in violent, abusive, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct, including, but not limited to, unnecessary or deliberate or intentional spinning of wheels, squealing of tires, revving of the engine, blowing the horn, causing the engine to backfire, or causing the vehicle, while commencing to move or be in motion, to have one or more of its wheels off the ground. Such conduct is hereby declared to be both unlawful and a nuisance.

§ 7.11 Snowmobiles and other off-highway vehicles.

(1) 
State snowmobile laws adopted. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions describing and defining regulations with respect to snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles in the following enumerated sections of the Wisconsin Statutes are hereby adopted by reference and made part of this section as if fully set forth herein. Acts required to be performed or prohibited by such statutes are required or prohibited by this section, as follows:
[Amended by Ord. No. 539[1]]
§ 23.33
All-terrain vehicles
§ 350.01
Definitions
§ 350.02
Operation of snowmobiles on or in the vicinity of highways
§ 350.03
Right-of-way
§ 350.04
Snowmobile races, derbies and routes
§ 350.045
Public utility exemption
§ 350.047
Local ordinance to be filed
§ 350.05
Operation by youthful operators restricted
§ 350.055
Safety certification program established
§ 350.07
Driving animals
§ 350.08
Owner permitting operation
§ 350.09
Head lamps, tail lamps and brakes, etc.
§ 350.10
Miscellaneous provisions for snowmobile operation
§ 350.12
Registration of snowmobiles; trail use stickers
§ 350.13
Uniform trail signs and standards
§ 350.15
Accidents and accident reports
§ 350.17
Enforcement
§ 350.18
Local ordinances
§ 350.19
Liability of landowners
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Applicability of rules of the road to snowmobiles. The operator of a snowmobile upon a roadway shall, in addition to the provisions of Ch. 350, Wis. Stats., be subject to §§ 346.04, 346.06, 346.11, 346.14(1), 346.18, 346.19, 346.20, 346.21, 346.26, 346.27, 346.33, 346.35, 346.37, 346.39, 346.40, 346.44, 346.46, 346.47, 346.48, 346.50(1)(b), 346.51, 346.52, 346.53, 346.54, 346.55, 346.87, 346.88, 346.89, 346.90, 346.91, 346.92(1) and 346.94(1) and (9), Wis. Stats.
(3) 
Snowmobile and other off-highway vehicle operation in City restricted.
(a) 
General. It shall be unlawful to operate any snowmobile or any other motor-driven craft or vehicle principally manufactured for off-highway use on the City streets, alleys, parks, parking lots, or on any public lands or private lands or parking lots held open to the public. The operator shall at all times have the written consent of the owner before operation of such craft or vehicle on private lands.
(b) 
Exception. Snowmobiles may be operated on designated and marked snowmobile trails established by the Council.
(4) 
Hours of operation restricted. No person shall operate a snowmobile or other off-highway vehicle anywhere within the City between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m., except to return to the operator's place of residence.
(5) 
Permitting operation by improper persons prohibited. No owner or person having charge or control of a snowmobile shall authorize or permit any person to operate such snowmobile who is not permitted under state law to operate such snowmobile or who is under the influence of an intoxicant or a dangerous or narcotic drug.
(6) 
Operation while under influence prohibited. Section 350.101, Wis. Stats., shall apply to the operation of a snowmobile any place within the City.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).
(7) 
Penalty. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of $50 to $100 for the first offense, $100 to $200 for the second offense and $200 to $500 for subsequent offenses, together with the costs of prosecution. Any minor 14 years of age or over may be prosecuted for any violation of this section pursuant to §§ 48.37, 938.17(2), 938.237 and 938.343, Wis. Stats. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day a violation of this section occurs or continues.
(8) 
Clerk to file section. Pursuant to § 350.047, Wis. Stats., the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to send a copy of this section to the Department of Natural Resources, the Police Department and the Wood County Sheriff's Department.

§ 7.12 Regulation and licensing of bicycles.

(1) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
A device propelled by the feet acting upon pedals and having wheels, any two of which are not less than 14 inches in diameter.
(2) 
Registration required. No resident of the City shall ride or use a bicycle with wheels of 20 inches or more upon any public street, highway or alley in the City unless the same shall have been registered and licensed as herein provided.
(3) 
Registration. Registration shall be made by filing an application with the Police Department setting forth the name and address of the owner, together with a complete description of the bicycle, and paying the registration and license fee hereinafter provided. Upon registration, the Police Department shall issue an identification tag which shall be affixed to the bicycle in a place determined by the Police Department. Such identification tag shall remain so affixed to the bicycle unless removed by order of a court.
(4) 
Bicycle required to be in safe condition. No bicycle shall be registered that is not in safe mechanical condition and legally equipped.
(5) 
License fee. The license fee for each bicycle shall be $5, and the license shall be issued for an indefinite term. The transfer fee shall be $2 for a one-time change of ownership and identification tag.
[Amended by Ord. No. 456[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).
(6) 
License transfer. Within 10 days after any bicycle registered hereunder shall have changed ownership, the former owner shall report such information to the Police Department. The purchaser shall, within 10 days, register the bicycle as provided above or transfer the registration.
[Amended by Ord. No. 456]
(7) 
Rules for operation of bicycles.
(a) 
Every person operating a bicycle in the City shall be subject to all applicable provisions of this chapter and to applicable state statutes relating to equipping and operating bicycles.
(b) 
No person shall operate a bicycle on City sidewalks, except that persons under 12 years of age may operate bicycles on residential sidewalks.
(8) 
Warning. The first time a child is detained by a law enforcement officer for violation of any of the provisions of this section, his parent, guardian or person having such legal custody may be advised as to the provisions of this section and further advised that any violation of this section occurring thereafter by this child or any other child under his care or custody may result in a penalty being imposed as hereinafter provided.
(9) 
Penalties.
(a) 
Persons under 16 years of age. Any person under 16 years of age who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be reprimanded, at the discretion of the police officer, in a manner prescribed as follows:
1. 
The officer may, when appropriate, issue a warning card to the parents of a juvenile who is detained for a violation of any of the provisions of this section, informing them of the violation; or
2. 
The violation shall be considered a matter of record and the appropriate Police Department juvenile incident report completed for referral to the juvenile division. At that time, a determination will be made as to whether to refer the matter to the Juvenile Court for further action or to summon the offender, accompanied by a parent or guardian, to police headquarters to discuss the nature of the violation; or
3. 
The violation shall not be considered a matter of record in the event the juvenile attends a bicycle safety course conducted by the Police Department.
(b) 
Persons 16 years of age or over. Any person 16 years of age or over who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be reprimanded or cited, at the discretion of the police officer, in a manner prescribed as follows:
1. 
The violation shall not be considered a matter of record in the event the juvenile attends a bicycle safety course conducted by the Police Department; or
2. 
For any violation of Ch. 346, Wis. Stats., which is applicable to bicycles, the violator will be issued the uniform traffic citation and be required to appear in Traffic Court or, if over 18 years of age, post bond in the amount as prescribed by the uniform bond schedule.
(c) 
Persons 18 years of age or over. Any person 18 years of age or over who violates any of the provisions of this section shall be issued a Department citation and be required to appear in Traffic Court or post bond in an amount to be determined by the officer.

§ 7.13 Use of skateboards restricted.

No person shall operate a skateboard on the sidewalks in any business district.

§ 7.14 Violations and penalties.

The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a forfeiture as hereinafter provided, together with statutory court costs and penalty assessments, if applicable.
(1) 
State forfeiture statutes. Forfeitures for violation of §§ 340.01 to 348.28, Wis. Stats., shall conform to the forfeiture permitted to be imposed for violation of the statutes adopted by reference, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses.
(2) 
State fine statutes. The forfeiture for violation of any statute adopted by reference hereunder for which the penalty is a fine shall not exceed the maximum fine permitted under such statute.
(3) 
Local regulations. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the penalty for violations of §§ 7.02 through 7.13 of this chapter shall be as provided in § 25.04 of this Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).
(4) 
Penalty for overtime parking violations. Notwithstanding any other penalty provided in this chapter, the forfeiture for overtime parking violations, other than those violations contained in the state statutes, as adopted by reference in § 7.01 of this chapter, shall be as hereinafter provided, in addition to any costs associated with the prosecution thereof which are required or authorized by state statute or administrative regulation, as follows:
[Amended by Ord. No. 461[2]]
(a) 
Ten dollars if paid within 72 hours of the issuance of the violation citation.
(b) 
Twenty dollars if paid after 72 hours.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 25, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 7.15 Enforcement.

(1) 
Enforcement procedure. This chapter shall be enforced in accordance with the provisions of §§ 345.20 to 345.53, Ch. 799 and § 66.0114, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
Uniform citation. The uniform citation promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats., shall be used for all moving and nonmoving traffic violations, except parking violations.
(3) 
Notice of demerit points and receipts. Every officer accepting a forfeited penalty or money deposit under this chapter shall receipt therefor in triplicate as provided in § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats. Every officer accepting a stipulation under the provisions of this chapter shall comply with the provisions of §§ 343.28, 345.26(1)(a) and 345.27(2), Wis. Stats.
(4) 
Parking citations. Citations for all parking violations under this chapter shall conform to § 345.28, Wis. Stats., and shall permit direct mail payment of the applicable forfeiture to the Police Department within 10 days of the issuance of the citation in lieu of a court appearance. The citation shall specify thereon the amount of the applicable forfeiture as provided in this chapter.
(5) 
Registration record of vehicle as evidence. When any vehicle is found upon a street, highway or other public right-of-way in violation of any provision of this Code regulating the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles, and the identity of the operator cannot be determined, the owner, as shown by the ownership registration of the vehicle supplied by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, or a comparable authority of any other state, shall be deemed to have committed the violation for purposes of the enforcement of this section and shall be subject to the applicable forfeiture penalty; provided, however, that the defenses defined and described in § 346.485(5), Wis. Stats., shall be a defense for an owner charged with such violation.
(6) 
Traffic violation and registration program. Pursuant to the provisions of § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats., the City elects to participate in the nonmoving traffic violation and registration program of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and pay the costs established by the Department under § 85.13, Wis. Stats.; such costs shall in turn be assessed against persons charged with nonmoving traffic violations. The City Attorney shall be responsible for complying with the requirements set forth in § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats.
(7) 
Deposit schedule. Every police officer issuing a citation for any violation of this chapter shall indicate on the citation the amount of the deposit that the alleged violator may make in lieu of court appearance. The amount of the deposit shall be determined in accordance with the City bond schedule.
(8) 
Disposition of deposits; officers to post bond, qualify. Any police officer accepting deposits or forfeited penalties under this chapter shall deliver them to the Municipal Court Clerk within 20 days after receipt, except for parking forfeitures, which shall be turned over to the City Treasurer. Costs of prosecution as provided by § 814.65 Wis. Stats.
[Amended 4-14-2015 by Ord. No. 583]