Village of Pleasant Prairie, WI
Kenosha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Pleasant Prairie 5-2-1988 as Ch. 7 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 234, Art. II.
All-terrain vehicles — See Ch. 344.

§ 348-1 State traffic laws adopted.

[Amended 1-9-1995]
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions in Chs. 340 to 348 and 350 to 351, Wis. Stats., 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 and are incorporated immediately upon their statewide effective date in order to secure uniform statewide regulations of traffic on the highways, streets and alleys of the state.

§ 348-2 Speed restrictions.

[Amended 1-9-1995]
Except as otherwise provided by state statutes, no motor vehicle shall be operated on any streets in the Village of Pleasant Prairie at a speed greater than 25 miles per hour, and except on the streets listed below:
A. 
Forty-five miles per hour.
(1) 
93rd Street (5600 Block to STH 31).
(2) 
CTH H (88th Avenue) from 93rd Place North to CTH C (Wilmot Road).
[Added 9-20-2004 by Ord. No. 04-43]
B. 
Thirty-five miles per hour.
[Amended 10-20-2014 by Ord. No. 14-32]
(1) 
47th Avenue (Springbrook Road to 128th Street).
(2) 
104th Avenue (STH 50 South to 79th Street).
(3) 
93rd Street (39th Avenue to 5600 Block).
(4) 
116th Street (39th Avenue to STH 31).
(5) 
Bain Station Road.
(6) 
85th Street (39th Avenue to STH 31).
C. 
Thirty miles per hour.
(1) 
Cooper Road.
(2) 
1st Avenue (93rd Street to south end).
(3) 
All Village streets in Lakeview Corporate Park.
(4) 
93rd Street (39th Avenue to Springbrook Road).
(5) 
116th Street (39th Avenue to Sheridan Road).
(6) 
1st Court (116th Street south to 121st Street).

§ 348-3 Official traffic signs and signals.

[Amended 3-2-1992; 7-20-1992; 6-20-1994; 12-5-1994; 5-16-2005 by Ord. No. 05-17; 7-17-2006 by Ord. No. 06-35; 10-20-2014 by Ord. No. 14-32]
The Director of Public Works shall procure, erect and maintain appropriate standard traffic signs, signals and markings, conforming to the rules of the State Department of Transportation, giving notice of the provisions of this chapter as required by state law. Signs on roads designated to carry traffic as arterial or greater in capacity shall be erected in such locations and in such manner as the Village Board determines will best effect the purposes of this chapter and give adequate warning to users of the streets and highways. All other streets and roads shall be provided signage in accordance with a review and approval by the Village Administrator, Director of Public Works, Village Engineer and the Police Chief.
A. 
Installation of stop signs.
(1) 
In order to give adequate warning to users of 86th Street, there shall be stop signs erected on the following street intersections:
(a) 
On the southeast corner and northwest corner of 54th Avenue and 86th Street in the Whittier Heights Subdivision.
(2) 
In order to give adequate warning to users of 104th Street, there shall be stop signs erected on the following street intersections:
(a) 
On the southeast corner of 104th Street and 114th Avenue in the Lake View Corporate Park West.
(3) 
In order to give adequate warning to users of 95th Street in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, there shall be stop signs erected on the following street intersection:
(a) 
On the northwest and southeast corners of Green Bay Road and 95th Street.
(4) 
In order to give adequate warning to users of 108th Avenue and 84th Place in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, there shall be stop signs erected on the following street intersection:
(a) 
On all corners of the four-way intersection of 108th Avenue and 84th Place.
(5) 
In order to give adequate warning to users of Cooper Road and 93rd Street in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, there shall be stop signs erected on the following street intersection:
(a) 
On the northeast and southwest corners of 93rd Street and Cooper Road for 93rd Street eastbound and westbound traffic.
(6) 
In order to give adequate warning to users of 104th Avenue and 79th Street in the Village of Pleasant Prairie, there shall be stop signs erected on the following street intersection:
(a) 
On all corners of the four-way intersection of 104th Avenue and 79th Street.
B. 
Removal of unofficial signs and signals. The Chief of Police shall have the authority granted by § 349.09, Wis. Stats., and shall order the removal of a sign, signal, marking or device placed, maintained or displayed in violation of this chapter or § 346.41, Wis. Stats. Any charge imposed on any premises for removal of an illegal sign, signal or device shall be reported to the Village Board at its next regular meeting for review and certification.

§ 348-4 Regulation of unattended motor vehicles.

A. 
Leaving unattended vehicle. No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle shall permit it to stand unattended in any public place, or on any used or new car lot, or parking lot without first stopping and removing the ignition key from the vehicle, effectively setting the brake thereon and, when standing upon any grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway.
B. 
Action by police officer. Whenever any police officer shall find a motor vehicle standing unattended with the ignition key in the vehicle, in violation of this section, such police officer is authorized to remove the key from the vehicle and to deliver the key to the police officer in charge of the nearest police station.
C. 
Presumption. The registered owner of a vehicle found in violation of this section shall be held prima facie responsible for any such violation.

§ 348-5 Weight limits on Village roads.

[Added 5-3-1993]
A. 
Roads limited to five-ton vehicles.
(1) 
93rd Street from STH 31 to CTH ML.
(2) 
7th Avenue from Chicago Northwestern Railroad tracks north to the Village limits.

§ 348-6 Heavy traffic routes.

[Added 6-15-1998]
A. 
Heavy traffic routes designated. The following highways or parts thereof within the jurisdiction of the Village of Pleasant Prairie are hereby designated as heavy traffic routes:
75th Street (STH 50) from 120th Avenue to 45th Avenue
104th Street (STH 165) from West Frontage Road to STH 32
STH 31 (Green Bay Road) from Russell Road to KD tracks
91st Street from STH 32 to 7th Avenue
7th Avenue from 91st Street to 80th Street
88th Avenue (CTH H) from Russell Road to 75th Street (STH 50)
80th Avenue from 95th Street to 116th Street (CTH ML)
100th Street from 88th Avenue (CTH H) to 80th Avenue
113th Street from 88th Avenue (CTH H) to the Union Pacific tracks
102nd Street from 88th Avenue (CTH H) west to its terminus
100th Street from 80th Avenue to 77th Avenue
77th Avenue from 100th Street to 102nd Street
102nd Street from 77th Avenue to 80th Avenue
86th Avenue from 104 Street (STH 165) to 102nd Street
102nd Street from 86th Avenue to 82nd Avenue
82nd Avenue from 102nd Street to 104th Street (STH 165)
82nd Avenue from 104th Street (STH 165) to 107th Street
107th Street from 82nd Avenue to 86th Avenue
86th Avenue from 107th Street to 104th Street (STH 165)
STH 32 from Russell Road to 91st Street
CTH ML from 88th Avenue to STH 31 Green Bay Road
B. 
Restrictions on use of other streets by heavy traffic. No person shall operate or move a vehicle, except a motor bus, which is not equipped with pneumatic tires or has a combined vehicle load weight exceeding 6,000 pounds, on any highway that has not been designated as a heavy traffic route in Subsection A of this section except for the purpose of obtaining orders for, or moving or delivering supplies or commodities to or from, a place of business or residence which has an entrance thereon, provided that, in no event shall the weight of vehicle and load on any street not defined or designated as a heavy traffic route under Subsection A exceed the limitations pertaining to Class A highways or deliveries on Class B highways established by Wisconsin State Statutes.

§ 348-7 Parking spaces for vehicles displaying special registration plates or special identification cards.

A. 
In addition to any requirements relating to parking spaces established by the Department of Commerce under § 101.13, Wis. Stats., the owner or lessee of any parking facility which offers parking to the public shall reserve one or more parking spaces for use by a motor vehicle with special registration plates issued under § 341.14(1), (la), (lm) or (lq), 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.
B. 
The owner or lessee shall post official traffic signs indicating that the spaces are reserved.
C. 
The official traffic sign shall include the international symbol for barrier-free environments and a statement to inform the public that the parking space is reserved for vehicles designated under Subsection A.
D. 
The Village shall follow state rules governing the design, size and installation of the official traffic signs required under Subsection B.

§ 348-8 Parking regulated.

A. 
Parking restrictions.
[Amended 10-4-2010 by Ord. No. 10-54]
(1) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle, trailer or equipment that exceeds 7,000 pounds upon any street in the Village.
(2) 
Exceptions.
(a) 
The parking of motor vehicles, trailers or equipment, regardless of weight, is permitted to be parked upon any street within the manufacturing zoning districts, provided that the motor vehicle, trailer or equipment is related to an approved use in the manufacturing zoning districts and is not being used for the required on-site parking. In no instance shall vehicles be parked upon any street in the manufacturing zoning districts as an alternative means to on-site parking.
(b) 
Official public vehicles, construction-related vehicles working on an active and adjacent construction site, or commercial vehicles that exceed 7,000 pounds are permitted to be temporarily stopped or parked for the purpose of working, loading and/or unloading on any street in the Village.
B. 
All night parking prohibited. No person shall park any motor vehicle on any street so posted for longer than 30 minutes between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. of any day.
C. 
Parking during snow emergency prohibited.
(1) 
No person shall park or leave unattended any motor vehicle, motor vehicle trailer, semitrailer, mobile home or other form of conveyance on any Village road or within the right-of-way thereof when two inches or more of snow or sleet have fallen in any twenty-four-hour period measured at the Village highway garage. The snow emergency shall stay in effect until the snow or sleet removal operations have been completed.
(2) 
If any motor vehicle, motor vehicle trailer, semitrailer, mobile home or other form of conveyance is parked in violation of Subsection C(1) above, upon receiving a citation for such violation, such vehicle may be towed away at the owner's expense at the request of the Village Police Department, and the tower shall have a mechanic's lien on such vehicle until the owner pays all relevant towing and storage charges.
(3) 
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit $25 plus the costs of prosecution. And in default of payment of such forfeiture and costs of prosecution, the violator shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not to exceed three days.
D. 
Parking prohibited.[1]
(1) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 1st Avenue (Lake Shore Drive) between 124th Street and the south end of the right-of-way, at Prairie Harbor Marina; such street shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 7-9-1991]
(2) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 120th Avenue (Frontage Road) between 104th Street (County Trunk Highway Q) and 116th Street (extended); such street shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 12-11-1989]
(3) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 75th Street (State Trunk Highway 50) between 118th Avenue (Frontage Road) and 104th Avenue (County Trunk Highway HH); such street shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 5-21-1990]
(4) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon old "Green Bay Road" (referred to as State Trunk Highway 31) between 85th Street and County Trunk Highway ML between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Such highway shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 5-17-1993]
(5) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 88th Avenue (referred to as County Trunk Highway H) between STH 50 and CTH H and on CTH C and CTH H for a distance of 600 feet north and south of the CTH H and CTH C intersection. Such highway shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 6-7-1993]
(6) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 22nd Avenue south of 104th Street from the 10600 Block to the termination of the 22nd Avenue right-of-way. Such roadway shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 10-3-1994]
(7) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 120th Avenue (East Frontage Road) from the south edge of the CTH C right-of-way south for a distance of 0.2 miles and from the north edge of the CTH C right-of-way north for a distance of 0.2 miles. The identified section of roadway shall be marked with official signs prohibiting such parking.
[Added 5-20-2002 by Ord. No. 02-29]
(8) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 120th Avenue (West Frontage Road) from the south edge of the CTH C right-of-way south for a distance of 0.2 miles. The identified section of roadway shall be marked with official signs prohibiting such parking.
[Added 5-20-2002 by Ord. No. 02-29]
(9) 
No person shall park any boat or other watercraft trailer, whether attached or unattached to a motor vehicle, upon any public street or road in the Village unless the area where the parking is to occur is posted with signs permitting such parking.
[Added 7-17-2006 by Ord. No. 06-35]
(10) 
No person shall park any boat or other watercraft trailer, whether attached or unattached to a motor vehicle, on any Village property, including Village parks, unless the area where the parking is to occur is posted with signs permitting such parking.
[Added 7-17-2006 by Ord. No. 06-35]
(11) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 76th and 77th Streets between the 88th Avenue and 104th Avenue rights-of-way. Such roadway shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 8-15-2011 by Ord. No. 11-22]
(12) 
No person shall park any semitractor/semicab/semitruck or semitrailer, or any other similar commercial vehicle used especially for the hauling of cargo/freight, including box-type trucks, whether or not a trailer is attached or unattached to a motor vehicle, upon any public street or roadway in the Village, except for transports related to the limited and immediate delivery or collection of goods and materials at the address being served.
[Added 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 16-07]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Ordinance No. 05-37, adopted 9-6-2005, redesignated former Subsections D through O as follows:
A. Former Subsections D, F, G, H, I, K, L and M are now designated as Subsection D(1) through (8).
B. Former Subsections E and J are now designated as Subsection E (1) and (2).
C. Former Subsection N is now designated as Subsection F.
D. Former Subsection O is now designated as Subsection G.
E. 
Parking restricted.
(1) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 51st Avenue (Cooper Road) between 85th Street and 85th Place for a period to exceed a period of two consecutive hours, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Said avenue shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 4-1-1991]
(2) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 88th Avenue (also known as CTH H) between 95th Street and 100th Street. Said street shall be marked with official signs to such effect.
[Added 7-25-1994]
(3) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon Terwall Terrace and STH 165; Terwall Terrace and CTH H; and/or 93rd Place and CTH H (three entrances to Prairie Springs Park) during school hours.
[Added 9-6-2005 by Ord. No. 05-37]
(4) 
No person shall park any motor vehicle upon 24th, 26th and 29th Avenues for a distance of 750 feet south of 89th Street during soccer games.
[Added 6-5-2006 by Ord. No. 06-27]
F. 
Parking signs required. Whenever any parking time limit is imposed or parking is restricted or prohibited on designated streets, the Superintendent of Streets of the Village shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof, and no such regulations shall be effective unless signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense, except that this provision shall not apply to the snow emergency provisions of Subsection C above.
G. 
Displays.
(1) 
No person shall place, park or locate for rent, lease, sale or display, any motor vehicle, trailer truck, mobile home or other vehicle within 67 feet of the limits of any Class A highway, so designated by the state.
(2) 
No person shall place, park or locate for rent, lease, sale or display, any motor vehicle, trailer, truck, mobile home or other vehicle within 25 feet of the rear lot line of his property.
(3) 
Subsection G(1) and (2) shall not apply to the placing, parking or locating of any motor vehicle, trailer, truck, mobile home or other vehicle within the walls of any permanent building or structure.

§ 348-9 Snowmobiles.

A. 
State snowmobile laws adopted. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions describing and defining regulations with respect to snowmobiles 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.
350.01
(Definitions)
350.02
(Operation of snowmobiles on or in vicinity of highway)
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)
350.10
(Miscellaneous provisions for snowmobile operation)
350.12
(Registration of snowmobiles)
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)
B. 
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.
C. 
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.
D. 
Operation while under influence prohibited. Section 346.63, Wis. Stats., shall apply to the operation of a snowmobile anywhere within the Village.
E. 
Written consent of owner required. The consent required under § 350.10, Wis. Stats., shall be written consent dated and limited to the year in which the consent is given. If the property is owned or leased by more than one person, the consent of each shall be obtained.

§ 348-10 Nonpayment of fares.

A. 
Taxicabs. It shall be unlawful for any person to neglect, refuse or fail to immediately pay, in lawful United States currency, for the transportation he or she has received in any licensed taxicab upon discharge therefrom, where the nonpayment for said transportation is intended to deprive the owner or operator of the taxicab of the revenue from the service provided. Each and every passenger being transported in a taxicab is personally liable for the cost of his or her individual transportation. The failure of a transported passenger to promptly pay, upon request, for the service provided, shall be prima facie evidence of the intent of said passenger to deprive the taxicab owner or operator of the fee owing for the service provided.
B. 
Buses. It shall be unlawful for any person to neglect, refuse or fail to immediately pay, in lawful United States currency, the fare due and owing for the privilege of riding a bus operated by the City of Kenosha Transit Authority upon entering said bus, where the nonpayment of said fare is intended to deprive the said transit authority of the revenue from the transportation service provided or to be provided. The failure of a person entering a City bus to pay, upon request to do so, the fare due and owing, shall be prima facie evidence of the intent of said person to deprive said Transit Authority of the revenue from the transportation service provided or to be provided. All city bus fares shall be due, owing and payable in advance of receiving transportation, upon entering a city bus.

§ 348-11 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 6-21-2004 by Ord. No. 04-30]
A. 
Forfeiture penalty. The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be forfeiture as hereinafter provided, together with the court costs and fees prescribed by § 814.63(1) and (2) or 814.65(1), Wis. Stats., the surcharge for moving traffic violations and the driver improvement surcharge imposed by §§ 757.05(1) and (2)(a) and 346.655, Wis. Stats., where applicable. The sentencing judge may suspend payment of the judgment for not more than 60 days. Any person who shall fail to pay the amount of the forfeiture, costs of prosecution and penalty imposed for violation of any provision of this code may, upon order of the court entering judgment therefor, be imprisoned until such forfeiture, costs and assessments are paid, but not exceeding 90 days.
B. 
Other sanction. Nothing herein shall preclude or affect the power of the sentencing court to exercise additional authority granted by the Wisconsin Statutes to suspend or revoke the operating privileges of the defendant, to suspend the registration of any vehicle or refuse registration of any vehicle owned by the defendant, to order the defendant to submit to assessment and rehabilitation or attend traffic safety school, or to require the defendant to perform community service, in addition to payment of a monetary forfeiture or in lieu of imprisonment.
C. 
Forfeitures for uniform state offenses.
(1) 
Forfeitures for violations of any state regulation set forth in the Wisconsin Statutes and adopted by reference in § 348-1 of this code shall conform to the forfeiture penalty permitted to be imposed for violations of the comparable state statute, including any variations or increases for offenses.
(2) 
The forfeitures allowed for deposit in lieu of appearance and stipulation of no contest shall be the amounts of the deposits set forth in the bond schedule adopted pursuant to §§ 23.66, 345.26, 778.25(3) or 778.26(3), Wis. Stats., except as follows:
(a) 
The deposit schedule for any violation of this chapter or state codes adopted herein, may be set by the Municipal Judge, subject to the approval in resolution form by the Village Board, in an amount not to exceed the maximum penalty for the offense, including any penalty assessment, which would be applicable under § 814.63(1) and (2) or 814.65(1), Wis. Stats., plus the costs of prosecution.
(b) 
The provisions for a statutory penalty in the form of a fine and/or a term of imprisonment contained in any offense adopted in this chapter from a state code are hereby specifically excluded from adoption hereunder and in lieu thereof a forfeiture may be imposed upon the defendant pursuant to this section.
D. 
Local regulations. Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter for which a penalty is not otherwise established by this section shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4 of this Code.

§ 348-12 Enforcement.

[Amended 6-21-2004 by Ord. No. 04-30]
A. 
Enforcement procedure. This chapter shall be enforced according to §§ 66.0114, 345.20 to 345.33, and Ch. 800, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Deposit. Any person arrested for a violation of this chapter may make a deposit of money, as directed by the arresting officer, at the police station or at the office of the Clerk of Court or by mailing the deposit to such places. The arresting officer or the person receiving the deposit shall comply with § 345.26, Wis. Stats., or if the deposit is mailed, the signed statement required under § 345.26 shall be mailed with the deposit. The arresting officer or the person receiving the deposit shall notify the arrested person, orally or in writing, that:
(1) 
If he fails to appear in court at the time fixed in the citation, he will be deemed to have tendered a plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture plus costs not to exceed the amount of the deposit; or
(2) 
If he fails to appear in court at the time fixed in the citation, and if the court does not accept the deposit as forfeiture, he will be summoned in to court to answer the complaint. The amount of the deposit shall be determined in accordance with the deposit schedule established by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference. The deposit shall include court costs and suit tax. The arresting officer or the person who received the deposit shall issue the arrested person a receipt therefor as required by § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats.
(3) 
If a deposit schedule has not been established, the arresting officer shall require the alleged offender to deposit not less than the maximum forfeiture permitted under this chapter.
(4) 
In addition to the amount of Subsection B(2) of this section, the deposit shall include court costs, including any applicable fees prescribed in Ch. 814, Wis. Stats., any applicable penalty assessment, any applicable jail assessment, any applicable railroad crossing improvement assessment and any applicable crime laboratories and drug law enforcement assessment.
C. 
Stipulation of no contest. Any person charged with a violation of this chapter may make a stipulation of no contest pursuant to § 345.27, Wis. Stats., which must be received at the office of the Clerk of the Court any time prior to the scheduled court appearance date of the alleged violation. Such person shall at the time of entering into the stipulation make the deposit required under Subsection B if he had not already done so. A person who has mailed or filed a stipulation under this subsection may, however, appear in court on the appearance date and may be relieved from the stipulation for cause shown, as required in § 345.27, Wis. Stats.

§ 348-13 Definitions; nonmoving vehicle violations and penalties.

[Added 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 09-02]
A. 
Definitions.
NONMOVING VIOLATION
Any parking of a vehicle in violation of a statute or local ordinance.
PARKING CITATION
The paper form designated by the Chief of Police required for use in enforcing the nonmoving violations created or adopted in this chapter in accordance with § 66.0113 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Such parking citation shall contain:
(1) 
A printed explanation of the procedure for either paying or contesting the citation.
(2) 
A printed warning that nonpayment may result in the suspension of current and the denial of future vehicle registrations for the registered owner of the vehicle cited.
(3) 
The location, date and time of the violation.
(4) 
The vehicle registration information, including the license plate number, state, expiration, vehicle make and year.
(5) 
A specific reference to the ordinance violated and the forfeiture associated with that violation.
SUSPENDING AUTHORITY
The Pleasant Prairie Police Department shall be the suspending authority and shall be responsible for submitting requests to the TVRP for registration suspension for unpaid parking citations. The person authorized to sign suspension forms shall be the Chief of Police or his/her designee.
TVRP
Refers to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program.
B. 
Parking regulations and penalties. Pursuant to § 349.06, Wis. Stats., the Village of Pleasant Prairie has the authority to enact and enforce the parking regulations, also referred to as "nonmoving violations," in conformity with §§ 346.50 to 346.55, Wis. Stats.; and that in addition to those regulations directly referenced by statute, regulations restricting parking under Chapter 348 of this Code have been created; and that the penalties and provisions for those ordinances and adopted statutes shall be governed by this chapter in conformity with § 345.28, Wis. Stats.
C. 
Nonmoving Traffic Violation and Registration Program. Pursuant to the provisions of § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats., the Village of Pleasant Prairie is authorized and elects to participate in the Nonmoving Traffic Violation and Registration Program (TVRP) 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 violations. The Chief of Police shall be responsible for complying with the requirements set forth in § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats.
D. 
Violations and penalties. The penalty for violation of this chapter for nonmoving violations shall be forfeiture in the amount set forth by the Chief of Police in conformity with § 346.56, Wis. Stats.; plus any applicable court costs which may be imposed by the Municipal Court in accordance with § 814.65(1), Wis. Stats. for contested violations, plus any fees or charges authorized under § 345.28(4)(d) for unpaid citations where the vehicle registration has been submitted to the TVRP for suspension. The following forfeiture schedule shall apply:
Forfeiture Schedule
Violation
Code/Statute
References
Forfeiture
After 30 Days
TVRP Fee
Parking where prohibited on highway
§ 348-1/§ 346.53
$20
$40
$5
Parking where prohibited: private property
§ 348-1/§ 346.55
$20
$40
$5
Parking on highway during snow emergency
§ 348-8C
$25
$50
$5
Handicap parking violation
§ 348-1/§ 346.505
$100
$200
$5
E. 
Procedure.
(1) 
A person charged with a nonmoving traffic violation under this section may make a deposit of money to the Pleasant Prairie Police Department by mail, by electronic means authorized by the agency, or in person, in which case the citation shall not be filed with or transmitted to the Municipal Court, and no further action is required of the person charged.
(2) 
A person charged with a nonmoving violation under this section has the option to contest the citation by giving notice in writing to the Pleasant Prairie Police Department. The registered owner of the vehicle shall forfeit his/her right to contest the citation if such notice is not received by the agency within 28 days of the initial notice date sent under § 348-13E(4)(b) of this chapter.
(3) 
If the person charged gives notice of his/her desire to contest the citation, the citation shall be submitted to the Municipal Court pursuant to § 345.30, Wis. Stats., and the procedures under §§ 345.34 to 345.47, Wis. Stats., will apply.
(4) 
Notice.
(a) 
If payment for the citation is not received by the Pleasant Prairie Police Department within 30 days of the date of issue and a request to contest has not been received by the agency, the forfeiture amount for the violation shall be double, and a notice will be sent to the last known address of the registered owner of the vehicle cited.
(b) 
The notice shall include the date the citation was issued, the license number of the vehicle involved, the place or manner in which the citation may be paid, the means by which the citation may be contested, and the date by which the person must pay or contest the citation to avoid further action by the Police Department.
(5) 
If the citation remains unpaid after 14 days of the first notice, and no request to contest the charge has been received, a second notice will be sent to the last known address of the registered owner of the vehicle cited.
(6) 
If, after 14 days of the second notice, the citation remains unpaid and a request has not been received to contest the citation, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department may proceed under § 345.28, Wis. Stats., to suspend the registration and deny future registration until the amount of the forfeiture plus any authorized fees and costs are paid.
(7) 
If the person subsequently pays the forfeiture and any fees and costs, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department shall send written notification to the TVRP within three working days that payment has been satisfied so that the suspension and/or refusal of future registrations will be lifted.
(8) 
In the event that a vehicle cited under this section is a vehicle registered in a state other than Wisconsin and if the owner fails to pay any parking citation, the Chief of Police shall be authorized to utilize a commercial collection firm to collect the outstanding forfeiture, along with any authorized fees or costs.