Except as otherwise specifically provided in this article, the statutory provisions in Chs. 340 to 348, 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 adopted and by reference made a part of this article 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 article. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this article in order to secure uniform statewide regulation of traffic on the highways, streets and alleys of the state.
State speed limits adopted. The provisions of §§ 346.57, 346.58, and 346.59, Wis. Stats., relating to the maximum and minimum speed of vehicles are hereby adopted as part of this section as if fully set forth herein, except as specified by Subsection B pursuant to § 349.11(3)(c), Wis. Stats.
Particular speed limits designated. No person shall operate any motor vehicle at speeds in excess of the following speed limits on Town roads in the Town of Genesee, Waukesha County, Wisconsin:
Vehicles must stop. It shall be unlawful in the Town of Genesee for the operator of any vehicle, and every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, to fail to come to a full and complete stop within 30 feet of the main limits of an intersection at which has been erected an official stop sign or traffic signal designating an artery for through traffic.
Official Traffic Map.
There is hereby established an Official Traffic Map for the Town of Genesee upon which shall be indicated stop signs.
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.
The Town Board may from time to time make additions to or deletions from the Official Traffic Map, and the Town Clerk shall keep such Official Traffic Map current.
[Amended 2-9-2015 by Ord. No. 15-1]
No parking zones may be established. It shall be unlawful in the Town of Genesee for the owner or operator of any vehicle, and every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, to park, stop, or leave standing any such vehicle or device at the curb, shoulder, or edge of any highway area, roadway or fire lane in said Town of Genesee upon which or upon a portion of which has been erected a "No Parking" sign designating the limits or area within which there is to be no such parking.
Miscellaneous no parking zones. No owner or operator of any vehicle, and every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, shall park, stop or leave standing any such vehicle or device at the curb, shoulder, or edge of the following streets located in the Town of Genesee:
Specific parking restrictions.
[Amended 1-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-1; 8-12-2013 by Ord. No. 13-7]
Private property. When a sign indicating "No Parking" is clearly posted on private property, no person shall park a motor vehicle thereon without the written permission of the owner or lessee of such property.
Trailer parking. No person shall park or leave standing a trailer (of any kind) or piece of machinery on a Town roadway for more than eight hours without prior permission from the Town Clerk or the Superintendent of Public Works and no person shall park or leave standing a trailer (of any type) on a Town roadway between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. (all year round).
Nonemergency. Whenever the Town Clerk or the Superintendent of Public Works determines that it is appropriate to clear roads in the Town or any part thereof of snow accumulation, the Town shall post such roads or parts thereof with signs bearing the words "No Parking - Snow Removal Work." Such signs shall be erected at least two hours prior to the time snow removal is to be commenced. No person shall park a motor vehicle in violation of such signs.
Declaration of emergency. The Town Clerk or the Superintendent of Public Works shall declare a snow emergency during the period of a driving snowstorm or immediately thereafter, whenever traffic becomes congested by reason of said snowfall or the operation of emergency vehicles, including snow removal equipment and machinery, is impaired.
Duration of emergency. Such emergency shall exist so long as traffic remains congested and the operation of emergency vehicles is impaired, or likely to be impeded, by the falling of snow and the congestion of traffic upon the roads, highways, streets, alleys or public parking lots of the Town.
Notice of emergency. The Town Clerk or the Superintendent of Public Works may proclaim the state of emergency through the Town website, press, radio or other public means of communication and may designate and authorize law enforcement officers and snow removal personnel to inform the citizenry of the existence of the emergency.
Parking prohibited during emergency. No person shall park any vehicle on any road, highway, street, alley or public parking lot during the period of a snow emergency or immediately thereafter until such road, highway, street, alley, or public parking lot has been cleared of snow.
Removal of vehicles. Any traffic officer, the Superintendent of Public Works or designee or Town contractor may remove any vehicle which may interfere with the operation of any snow removal equipment or any emergency vehicle. The cost of removing such vehicle may be charged to the owner or operator thereof, and the removal may be made by the Town or by the commercial towing service. Vehicles removed and towed away shall be stored in a safe place and restored to the owner or operator of such vehicle upon payment of the towing fee therefor.
Any vehicle, trailer (of any type) or piece of machinery found to be in violation of this subsection may be towed away at the owner's expense.
Fire station and hydrants. No operator of any vehicle shall park such vehicle within 30 feet of the driveway entrance to the local fire station or within 10 feet of any fire hydrant or in any space marked "No Parking."
All-night parking. No person shall park or leave standing a motor vehicle, trailer (of any type) or piece of machinery on a Town roadway between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. (all year round). Emergency personnel on an emergency call, Town-owned or -operated vehicles, and special written permission from the Superintendent of Public Works are exempt from this requirement.
Unloading of parked vehicles. No person shall park a vehicle on Town street in a manner to block free flow of traffic or endanger public safety.
Manner of parking. All vehicles shall park within those lines marked by paint on the Town streets, whether for the purpose of angular parking or parallel parking to the street.
Town parks. Any operator of any vehicle shall only park said vehicle in areas of the Town park so designated as parking lots.
Parking on public sites restricted. No person shall park any motor vehicle within an area that is marked by signs or similar markings indicating a no parking area. These restrictions shall apply to areas and property used by the general public, including but not limited to properties owned and maintained by the school district or any church. In approving a no parking zone as to such areas, the Town Board shall consider whether such parking restrictions are necessary so as to permit access to the buildings by emergency personnel and equipment, or for other reasons generally promoting the peace and good order by the Town Board action duly noted in the minutes of the Town Board meeting or by written resolution.
[Added 9-16-2007 by Ord. No. 07-2]
The Town Board of the Town of Genesee, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, has the specific authority under § 349.13, Wis. Stats., to adopt this section. The Town Board of the Town of Genesee, by this section, adopted on proper notice with a quorum and by roll call vote by a majority of the Town Board present and voting, provides the authority for the Town to regulate the stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles on Town highways in the Town as follows:
The stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles on the following Town highways in the Town of Genesee is subject to the following restrictions and limitations:
The Town Chairman, or his or her designee, shall place appropriate traffic signs on the above-described highways on or before the effective date of this section.
No person may operate any vehicle on the above-noted Town highways in violation of the above-noted parking, stopping or standing parking restrictions and limitations. Any violation shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 535-13.
The Town Board of the Town of Genesee, or its duly appointed agent, is hereby authorized and directed to procure, erect and maintain appropriate standard traffic signs, signals, and markings conforming to the rules of the State Department of Transportation giving such notice of the provisions of §§ 535-6 through 535-9 of this article as required by state law. Signs shall also be erected in such locations and manner as authorized by the Town Board so as to give adequate warning to users of the street, alley or highway in question.
It shall be unlawful in the Town of Genesee for the owner or operator of any vehicle, and every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway or public park or other Town property, whether owned or leased, to cause by excessive and unnecessary acceleration the tires of any such vehicle or device to spin or unnecessarily throw stones or ground, or cause such a vehicle or device to make any conditions such as would be a disturbance to the public peace.
[Amended 6-11-1984; 9-12-1994 by Ord. No. 94-6]
State traffic laws and all other violations as set forth in §§ 535-6, 535-7 and 535-8 of this article. Any forfeiture for violation of the state statutes adopted by reference in § 535-6 of this article shall conform to the forfeiture permitted to be imposed for violation of such statutes as set forth in the Revised Uniform State Traffic Deposit Schedule and Uniform Misdemeanor Bail Schedule of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses, which schedules are adopted by reference.
Deposit schedule. If a deposit schedule has not been established for a specific violation, the arresting officer shall require the alleged offender to deposit not less than the maximum forfeiture permitted hereunder.
Section 535-9: $5 plus court costs for all vehicles with one to four wheels; $60 plus court costs for all vehicles with five or more wheels.