Village of Neshkoro, WI
Marquette County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Neshkoro 4-5-1999 as Title 10, Ch. 3, of the 1999 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 379.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 480.
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 chapter as if fully set forth herein. Acts required to be performed or prohibited by such statutes are required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein by reference are intended to be made part of this Code.
Operation of Snowmobiles on or in the Vicinity of Highways
Snowmobile Races, Derbies and Routes
Public Utility Exemption
Local Utility Exemption
Operation by Youthful Operators Restricted
Safety Certification Program Established
Driving Animals
Owner Permitting Operation
Head Lamps, Tail Lamps and Brakes, Etc.
Miscellaneous Provisions for Snowmobile Operation
Intoxicated Snowmobiling
Preliminary Breath Screening Test
Application of Intoxicated Snowmobiling Law
Chemical Tests
Report Arrest to Department
Officer's Action After Arrest for Operating a Snowmobile While Under Influence of Intoxicant
Registration of Snowmobiles
Completion of Application for Registration by Snowmobile Dealers
Uniform Trail Signs and Standards
Accidents and Accident Reports
Local Ordinances
Liability of Landowners
Parties to a Violation
No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any street, highway or alley within the Village of Neshkoro in violation of the traffic regulation provisions of §§ 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.[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 10-3-3, Unattended vehicles, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II); see § 432-4A for provisions concerning unattended snowmobiles.
No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any sidewalk, pedestrianway or upon the area between the sidewalk and the curbline of any street in the Village, except as specifically authorized by § 432-7 or for the purpose of crossing to obtain immediate access to an authorized area of operation.
Unattended snowmobiles. No person shall leave or allow a snowmobile to remain unattended on any public highway or public property while the motor is running or with the starting key in the ignition.
Speed. No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any public highway within the Village of Neshkoro at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour during the hours between 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. or in excess of 20 miles per hour at other times. No person shall operate a snowmobile on any trail designated in § 432-7 or in any public park, golf course or recreation area at a speed in excess of the posted limit or 15 miles per hour, whichever is the lower.
Hours of operation. No person shall operate a snowmobile within the Village of Neshkoro between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. except upon a public highway as authorized by the Wisconsin Statutes and this chapter or for the sole purpose of gaining access to snowmobile routes and trails as set forth in § 432-7.
No person under the age of 12 years may operate a snowmobile. No person over the age of 12 years but under the age of 16 years may operate a snowmobile unless he holds a valid snowmobile safety certificate or is accompanied by a person over 18 years of age or by a person over 14 years of age having a snowmobile safety certificate issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
No person shall operate any snowmobile upon any street, alley or other public right-of-way in the Village unless such person shall have a valid motor vehicle operator's license or unless such operator is accompanied by a person who has a valid motor vehicle operator's license and who is occupying a seat on the vehicle.
If he/she can do so without serious danger to his/her own snowmobile or to persons on board, the operator of a snowmobile involved in a snowmobile accident within the Village shall stop his/her snowmobile and shall render to other persons affected thereby such assistance as may be practicable and necessary to save them from or minimize any danger caused by the accident and shall give his/her name and address and identification of his/her snowmobile to any person injured and to the owner of any property damaged in the accident.
If the snowmobile accident results in death or injury to any person or total property damage in excess of $200, every operator of a snowmobile involved in such accident shall, as soon as possible, notify the Police Department of the accident and shall, within 10 days after the accident, file a written report thereof with the Police Department on forms prescribed by it.
If the operator of a snowmobile is physically incapable of making the report required by this section and there was another occupant on the snowmobile at the time of the accident capable of making the report, he/she shall make such report.
"Snowmobile accident" means a collision, accident or other casualty involving a snowmobile.
Designated routes. Except as provided in §§ 350.02 and 350.45, Wis. Stats., or for snowmobile events authorized in accordance with § 350.04, Wis. Stats., no person shall operate a snowmobile upon any public right-of-way, in any public park, golf course or on any other public municipal property in the Village of Neshkoro except upon routes designated as snowmobile routes and trails by resolution of the Village Board. Snowmobiles are strictly prohibited from using public streets and other rights-of-way unless part of a designated trail, except for purposes of taking the most direct route home to the operator's place of residence.
Trail markers. The Snowmobile Club is directed and authorized to procure, erect and maintain appropriate snowmobile route, trail or limit markers.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Rules of operation. Snowmobiles operated on designated snowmobile routes over public highways shall observe the rules of the road for motor vehicles set forth in Ch. 346, Wis. Stats., and Chapter 480 of this Code, which is hereby adopted by reference and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by such laws is required or prohibited by this section.
Declaring trails closed. Due to weather conditions or emergency, the Snowmobile Club or the Village Board may declare snowmobile trails closed within the Village.[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in § 1-4 of the Code, together with the costs of prosecution, provided no person shall forfeit an amount in excess of the maximum fine or forfeiture allowed in the Wisconsin Statutes for the same offense and further provided that the penalty and forfeiture for parking violations on highways shall be the amount applicable to such violations by owners or operators of motor vehicles under Chapter 480 of this Code.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 480, Vehicles and Traffic.
Uniform citation for highway violations. The uniform traffic citation promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats., shall be used for violations of this chapter relating to highway use except as herein provided.
Parking violations. The special traffic citation described and defined in Chapter 480 of this Code shall be used for enforcement of violations of rules of the road relating to parking of vehicles adopted by reference in § 432-1 of this chapter.
Other violations. All violations of this chapter not described in Subsection A or B shall be enforced in accordance with §§ 66.0114 and 66.0111, Wis. Stats. Stipulations of guilt or no contest may be made as provided in § 66.0114(1)(b), Wis. Stats., in substantially the form provided in the uniform traffic citation within five days of the date of the citation for such violation. Bail deposits may also be made under § 66.0114, Wis. Stats.
Police Department to receive stipulations and penalties. Stipulations, forfeited penalties and deposits for obtaining release from arrest authorized under this chapter may be accepted at the Police Department offices.
Forfeited penalties and deposits. Except as otherwise provided in § 345.26, Wis. Stats., and the deposit schedule adopted by the State Board of Circuit Court Judges thereunder, required penalties and deposits or bail, not including costs or fees for violation of this chapter, shall be as established by the schedule adopted by the Village Board.