City of Weyauwega, WI
Waupaca County
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A. 
Seventy-two-hour limitation. No person, firm or corporation shall park or leave standing any automobile, truck, tractor, trailer or vehicle of any description on any public streets or public parking lots in the City of Weyauwega for a period of 72 or more consecutive hours in the same location at any time, except that where more restrictive parking limits have been established, the more restrictive limits shall apply. When any law enforcement officer shall find a vehicle standing upon a public street or parking lot in violation of the provisions of this section, he/she is authorized to move such a vehicle or to require the operator in charge thereof to move such vehicle to a position permitted under this chapter. The law enforcement officer may cause said vehicle to be removed to a proper impoundment and storage area within the City where storage space is available and in such case the owner shall pay the costs of removing said vehicle and the storage fees on said vehicle before he/she may recover the possession thereof.
B. 
Posted limitations.
(1) 
The City Council may designate certain streets or portions of streets as no parking or no stopping or standing zones or as zones for parking by physically handicapped persons and may limit the hours in which the restrictions apply. The City shall mark, by appropriate signs, each zone so designated in accordance with the provisions of § 349.13, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, no person shall stop or park a vehicle in an established no stopping or standing zone when stopping or standing is prohibited. No vehicle shall be parked in a no parking zone during hours when parking is prohibited, except physicians on emergency calls or as permitted by state law or elsewhere by this Code of Ordinances.
(3) 
The Chief of Police is hereby granted the authority, within the reasonable exercise of police power, to prohibit, limit the time or otherwise restrict the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles beyond the provisions of Ch. 346, Wis. Stats. The City Council shall have the authority to restrict the turning or movement of heavy traffic and to impose special weight limitations on any highway or portions thereof which, because of the weakness of the roadbed due to deterioration or climatic conditions or other special or temporary conditions, would likely be seriously damaged or destroyed in the absence of any restrictions on heavy traffic movement or special weight limitations.
(4) 
No prohibition, restriction or limitation on parking or restriction on movement or turning of heavy traffic and imposition of special weight limits is effective unless official traffic control devices have been placed or erected indicating the particular prohibition, restriction or limitation.
(5) 
After the parking limitations on any given street have expired, any change of location of not more than one stall following expiration of the parking period allowed shall be and constitute a violation of this chapter.
A. 
Street maintenance. Whenever it is necessary to clear or repair a City roadway or any part thereof, the Public Works Department and/or Police Department shall post such highways or parts thereof with signs bearing the words "No Parking - Street Maintenance Work." 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.
B. 
Temporary parking restrictions for special events. For the period of time during which a community event is being held and upon proper resolution of the City Council, all or any portion of a street adjacent to the area at which the community event is being held may be designated as a temporary no parking zone. All such temporary no parking zones shall be properly designated by an official no parking sign placed or erected pursuant to the authority and direction of the City Council. The operator of any motor vehicle shall not park or allow such vehicle to stand in such temporary no parking zone.
C. 
Parking during special snow removal. No person shall park, place or leave standing any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any street, public way, or municipal parking lot after one hour from the time such area has been designated and marked with temporary signs or barriers by the Public Works and/or Police Department of the City indicating no parking due to special snow removal work.
A. 
Parking prohibited at all times. No person shall at any time park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended and whether temporarily or otherwise, in any of the following locations:
(1) 
Within an intersection.
(2) 
On a crosswalk.
(3) 
On a sidewalk or on a terrace or sidewalk area, except when parking in such place is clearly indicated by official traffic signs or markers or parking meters. "Terrace or sidewalk area" means that area between the sidewalk and the nearest curbline running parallel or generally parallel thereto or, in the absence of a sidewalk, four feet beyond the curbline.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(4) 
Alongside or opposite any highway excavation or obstruction when such stopping or standing would obstruct traffic or when pedestrian traffic would be required to travel in the roadway.
(5) 
On the roadway side of any parked vehicle unless double parking is clearly indicated by official traffic signs or markers.
(6) 
Within a fire lane consisting of either the driveway between the front doors of a fire station and the public street or such places properly designated and marked as fire lanes ordered by the Fire Chief.
(7) 
Upon any portion of a highway where and at the time when stopping or standing is prohibited by official traffic signs indicating the prohibition of any stopping or standing.
(8) 
In any place or manner so as to obstruct, block or impede traffic.
(9) 
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, unless a greater distance is indicated by an official traffic sign.
(10) 
Upon any portion of a highway where and at the time when parking is prohibited, limited or restricted by official traffic signs.
(11) 
Upon any bridge.
(12) 
Upon any street or highway within the City limits, any vehicle which faces a direction different from the direction of normal traffic flow for the lane of traffic in which said vehicle is stopped or standing.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 10-1-42(a)(13), which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(13) 
In a loading zone.
(14) 
Within four feet of the entrance to an alley, private road or driveway.
(15) 
In any municipal park when said park is closed to the public.
B. 
Parking in driveways. 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 on which such driveway is located, whether or not such driveway is posted to limit or restrict parking.
C. 
Vehicles not to block private drive, alley or fire lane. No vehicle shall, at any time, be parked so as to unreasonably restrict the normal access to any private drive, alley or fire lane. Said access shall be deemed to be unreasonably restricted if any vehicle is parked within four feet of either side of said access. Upon discovery by a police officer or upon complaint by the owner of any such blocked drive, alley or fire lane, the Chief of Police may order said vehicle towed from such position at the risk and expense of the owner of said vehicle.
D. 
Parking vehicle for repair or to display for sale prohibited.
(1) 
No person shall stand or park a vehicle on any street, alley, public right-of-way or municipal parking lot in the City of Weyauwega for the purpose of repairing said vehicle or to display such vehicle for sale. No person shall park on any street or avenue any vehicles for the primary purpose of advertising.
(2) 
No person other than an owner and/or operator of a business located on business-zoned property engaged in the regular business of selling vehicles may display a vehicle for sale upon private premises unless the following conditions are met:
(a) 
Consent to display the vehicle has been given by the owner or lessee of the premises;
(b) 
The owner of the vehicle is on the premises or resides there;
(c) 
The vehicle displayed for sale is parked entirely on the premises;
(d) 
The premises contains only one vehicle displayed for sale; and
(e) 
The advertisement or sign for sale of the vehicle is not larger than two square feet.
A. 
When official traffic signs indicating such restriction have been erected in accordance with § 454-3 of this chapter, no person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle upon any portion of a street, highway or public or private parking facility reserved for vehicles displaying special registration plates or identification cards or emblems issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation or, for vehicles registered in another jurisdiction, by such other jurisdiction designating the vehicle as one used by a physically disabled person.
B. 
In addition, the City Council may designate portions of a parking lot, situated on private property and which is open for public parking, as zones for parking vehicles of physically handicapped persons. Such parking zones shall be so designated based upon a request by the property owner and after receiving the recommendation of the Chief of Police and Supervisor of Public Works. The City Council shall determine who shall bear the cost of properly signing the designated parking zone. All such designated areas should be displayed and maintained on the Weyauwega Official Traffic Map.
A. 
Leaving keys in vehicle. No person shall permit any motor vehicle to stand or remain unattended on any street, alley or other public area, except an attended parking area, unless either the starting lever, throttle, steering apparatus, gear shift or ignition of the vehicle is locked and the key for such lock is removed from the vehicle. Whenever any police officer shall find any vehicle standing with the key in the ignition in violation of this section, such officer is authorized to remove such key from the vehicle and deliver the key to the Police Department for safe custody.
B. 
Parking vehicles with motor running. No person shall park or leave standing any motor vehicle with the motor or refrigerator unit running for more than 30 minutes within 300 feet of any residence within the City of Weyauwega between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to permit any construction, compaction, earth-grading or farm machinery which is self-propelled and moves upon the surface of the earth and which is owned or controlled by him/her to stand for any period of time unattended without locking the ignition system or otherwise rendering said machinery inoperable so as to prevent any person unauthorized by the owner or individual in control thereof from starting said machinery.
A. 
The City Council shall from time to time have certain streets or portions of streets marked with white lines to designate parallel or diagonal parking places. Angle parking or parking diagonally is prohibited on all the streets, alleys and highways of the City except as provided herein in designated angle parking stalls. All vehicles shall park parallel to, and within one foot of, the curb except where streets and parking lots are so marked for angle parking.
B. 
No person shall at any time park any vehicle:
(1) 
In any direction other than the designated parking angle, where angle parking spaces are so designated and provided by appropriate markings.
(2) 
Backwards into angle parking spaces so designated and provided by appropriate markings.
(3) 
With a trailer attached or any vehicle longer than 20 feet on any street where angle parking is so provided and allowed.
[Amended 1-19-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02; 1-17-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-2; 2-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-4]
Pursuant to the provisions and notice requirements of § 349.13, Wis. Stats., it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, or any other to park or leave unattended any automobile, truck, or any other vehicle for a period of time longer than 30 minutes on any streets or municipal parking lots of the City of Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. during the months of November, December, January, February, and March, with the exception of Main Street from Mill Street to Pine Street and municipal parking lots. No parking shall be on Main Street from Mill Street to Pine Street and the municipal parking lots between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Nighttime parking on all other City streets during these months is not allowed. Daytime parking is from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
When signs are erected in any block giving notice thereof, no person shall park or leave standing any vehicle upon any of the following highways or parts of highways at the times indicated, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers or property:
A. 
Five-minute parking limit upon that portion of the east side of Pine Street in the City of Weyauwega directly in front of the post office building at any time between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. of any day except Sunday and public holidays.
B. 
Two-hour parking limit upon that portion of Main Street between the east line of Mary Street and the west line of Pine Street in the City of Weyauwega between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. of any day except Sunday and public holidays.
[Amended 7-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
A. 
Public lots; parking restrictions.
(1) 
The following existing municipal parking lots are hereby numbered as follows:
(a) 
Lot 1: located on Wisconsin Street between Mill and Pine Streets.
(b) 
Lot 2: located on Alfred Street between Mill and Pine Streets.
(c) 
Lot 3: located on the northeast corner of Mill and Ann Streets.
(2) 
It shall be unlawful to park any motor vehicle in Parking Lots 1 and 2 between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., unless the operator has obtained and properly displayed a valid City of Weyauwega overnight parking permit.
(3) 
It shall be unlawful to park any motor vehicle overnight in Parking Lot 3.
B. 
Permits. Overnight parking permits for municipal parking lots shall be issued by the City Administrator. The annual permits shall be issued on October 1 of each year and expire on September 30 of the following year. The permit fee shall be set by the City Council.[1] No prorated permit fee shall be allowed and the permit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. The permit must be displayed in the vehicle, as required by the permit application, so that it is plainly visible from outside of the motor vehicle. For short-term parking, no permit is required, for a maximum of 48 hours, with prior approval from the Chief of Police or City Administrator.
[Amended 7-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A600, Fees.
C. 
Conditions for permit issuance. No overnight parking permit shall be issued unless the applicant has a valid driver's license and the vehicle is operable. No overnight parking permits shall be issued to any vehicle deemed by the Chief of Police to be too large to be parked safely in a single stall.
D. 
Permit conditions. As a condition to the issuance of an overnight parking permit, the owner shall agree to the following requirements:
(1) 
The owner of the vehicle shall have two hours to remove the vehicle from the City parking lot to allow for snow removal services to be performed. Any owner who fails to remove his/her vehicle within said two-hour time period shall be responsible for and agrees to pay the City for all towing charges incurred by the City.
(2) 
Any motor vehicle that uses any City lot may not remain parked for more than one week without being operated outside the lot. Continual storage of a motor vehicle in any City lot for more than one week is prohibited, and, upon 24 hours' written notification on the vehicle by the City, the vehicle will be towed from the lot if not removed by the owner. All expenses incurred by the City for towing services will be reimbursed to the City by the vehicle owner.
E. 
Administration. The Chief of Police or designee shall administer the permit system established by this section and make any determination regarding compliance and the applicability of this section.
F. 
Exception. This section does not apply to any City parking lots which are leased to private entities. The terms and condition of said lease control those parking lots.
A. 
Parking. No person owning or having control of any truck, trailer, truck power unit, tractor, bus, recreation vehicle, camping/recreational use camper, or combination of vehicles weighing in excess of 12,000 pounds gross weight, or over 22 feet in length (including accessories, racks, or other physical extensions), or having a height of more than eight feet from the roadway, shall park the same upon any street, avenue, or public way in the City of Weyauwega for a continuous period exceeding three hours between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.; between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the parking of such trucks is prohibited. The provisions of this subsection shall not be deemed to prohibit the lawful temporary parking of such equipment upon any street, avenue, public way or private property in the City for the actual loading or unloading of goods, wares or merchandise; provided, however, that the "loading" and "unloading," as used in this subsection, shall be limited to the actual time consumed in such operation. The City Council may, however, designate specific truck parking zones.
B. 
Exceptions. Any municipal vehicle or public works equipment is excepted from the provisions of Subsection A above.
C. 
Bus parking. No operator of a school bus or other bus, regardless of its size, shall park such vehicle in any residential district, on the street, on a lawn, in the alley, in a driveway or anywhere else, except for such time as is reasonably necessary to facilitate the loading or unloading of the vehicle, except that school buses may park at any school when required.
D. 
Removal. Any vehicle unlawfully parked under Subsection A or C above may be removed from the street by order of a law enforcement officer, pursuant to § 454-25, and the expense of so moving and storing such vehicle shall be paid by the operator or owner of said vehicle as a forfeiture in addition to the penalties hereafter prescribed.
No person other than the owner or operator thereof shall remove a City parking citation from a motor vehicle.
A. 
Unlicensed operators prohibited. No person who does not hold a valid operator's license shall operate a vehicle in any public parking lot or ramp or in any private parking lot or ramp held out for the use of parking for the general public.
B. 
Traffic regulations applicable. All provisions of § 454-1 of this chapter and of the Wisconsin Statutes and laws incorporated herein by reference shall be applicable on any public parking lot or ramp and on any private parking lot, road or ramp held out for use for the general public for parking or vehicular traffic.
A. 
Hazard to public safety. Any vehicle parked, stopped or standing upon a highway or public parking lot or ramp in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is declared to be a hazard to traffic and public safety.
B. 
Removal by operator. Such vehicle shall be removed by the operator in charge, upon request of any law enforcement officer, to a position where parking is permitted or to a private or public parking or storage premises.
C. 
Removal by traffic officer. Any law enforcement 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 permitted.
D. 
Removal by private service. 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 which performs vehicle towing services to remove and store such vehicle in any public storage garage or rental parking grounds or any facility of the person providing the towing services.
E. 
Towing and storage charges. In addition to other penalties provided in this chapter, the owner or operator of a vehicle so removed shall pay the actual cost of moving, towing and storage. If the vehicle is towed or stored by a private motor carrier, motor vehicle salvage dealer or licensed motor vehicle dealer, actual charges regularly paid for such services shall be paid. If the vehicle is stored in a public storage garage or rental facility, customary charges for such storage shall be paid. Upon payment, a receipt shall be issued to the owner of the vehicle for the towing or storage charge.
A. 
Storage prohibited. No person owning or having custody of any partially dismantled, nonoperable, wrecked, junked or discarded motor vehicle shall allow such vehicle to remain on any public street or highway, parking lot or ramp longer than 72 hours after notification thereof by the Police Department. Any such vehicle not removed within 72 hours is declared to be a public nuisance and may be removed as provided in § 454-25.
B. 
Exemptions. This section shall not apply to a motor vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner authorized by the City of Weyauwega.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 378, Property Maintenance, Art. I, Junked Vehicles and Appliances.
Pursuant to the provisions of § 118.105, Wis. Stats., the following regulations shall apply to the grounds of the Weyauwega Public School District located within the City of Weyauwega:
A. 
Parking.
[Amended 3-15-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-02]
(1) 
General parking. All parking on any grounds of the Weyauwega School District from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shall be restricted to the areas designated for parking by the School Board. When signs are erected by the School Board giving notice of such restrictions, all persons shall park only in areas designated and signed for visitor parking. There shall be no parking on said grounds between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., except when school functions extend past 11:00 p.m.; on such nights there shall be no parking one hour after the function has concluded.
(2) 
Student parking. When school is in session, all students parking on school grounds of the Weyauwega-Fremont School District from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. shall be restricted to areas designated for student parking by the School Board. Students must also register their vehicle(s) and purchase a parking permit in the Weyauwega-Fremont High School office. This permit must be on display in their vehicle in the appropriate location. When signs are erected by the School Board giving notice of such restrictions, all students shall park only in areas designated and signed for student parking. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in a citation or their vehicle being towed. When school is not in session and during other times, students must abide by the other traffic and parking regulations on school district grounds.
B. 
Speed limits. No person shall, at any time, operate a motor vehicle upon any school district grounds at a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour.
C. 
Vehicles prohibited at specified times. No person shall, at any time, operate a motor vehicle, other than a school bus or emergency vehicle, in or upon any drive designated for buses only during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and during the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on any weekday during the months school is in session.
D. 
State traffic forfeiture laws adopted. All provisions of Chs. 340 to 349, Wis. Stats., describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles and traffic for which the penalty is a forfeiture only, including penalties to be imposed and procedures for prosecution, are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this section 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 section.
[Amended 7-19-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
E. 
Miscellaneous rules.
(1) 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on such school premises at a rapid or sudden acceleration with the intent of squealing tires or leaving tire marks.
(2) 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on such premises across parking lot islands or parking lot dividers.
F. 
Direction signs. No person shall enter, exit or drive a vehicle within a parking lot contrary to the directions as specified by signs and markings appearing therein.
G. 
Designated parking stalls. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, except within the marked parking stalls in said parking lot or ramp.
H. 
Parking limits. No person shall park a vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in any school district parking lot or ramp for a continuous period of more than 24 hours.
[Amended 7-19-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
[Added 7-21-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-06; amended 9-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-04]
No person shall leave standing or stop or permit or allow to stand or stop any railroad train, engine, or car upon any street or highway crossing within the City so as to obstruct public travel for a greater period of time than 10 minutes, unless such train or engine or car is continuously in motion. Any conductor, engineer, firefighter, or brakeman on any train or locomotive so obstructing any street or railroad crossing or any yard master, flagger, switcher, or section hand who shall allow and be responsible for such obstruction shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 454-35E. The corporation running or operating such train, engine, or cars so obstructing any street or railroad crossing shall be subject to a forfeiture of not less than $500, and $250 for every 1/2 hour, or fraction thereof, after the first 1/2 hour.