Village of Hobart, WI
Brown County
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[Adopted as § 7.2 of the 2000 Code]
A. 
All-night parking prohibited. No person shall park a vehicle on any street or road within the Village between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 1 through March 31 of each year.
B. 
Street storage prohibited. No person shall park a vehicle on any street or road within the Village at any time for more than 48 continuous hours without movement. "Movement" is defined as leaving the parking area completely.
C. 
"No parking" posted areas. No person shall, without the permission of the owner or lessee of any public or private property, leave or park any vehicles thereon contrary to a posted sign thereon, if there is, in plain view on such property, a "no parking" sign or a sign indicating limited or restricted parking.
D. 
Discretion of owner or lessee. Owners or lessees of such property may prohibit parking, may restrict or limit parking, and may permit parking by certain persons and prohibit it or limit it as to other persons.
E. 
Semitrailers. The parking of semitrailers or trailers that are not attached to a tow vehicle is prohibited on all streets in the Village. Motor homes and recreation vehicles may not be parked on any street in the Village.
F. 
Parking for repairs. No repair to motor vehicles of any nature or of trailers capable of being attached to motor vehicles shall be conducted on the streets of the Village except for emergency repairs.
G. 
Truck parking in residential areas and truck parking on non-heavy traffic routes and any areas posted (no truck parking) prohibited. No person shall stop, leave standing or store any of the following vehicles in a platted residential district, on non-heavy traffic routes and any areas posted "No Truck Parking," except temporarily when actually engaged in unloading, loading, rendering a service or in the case of an emergency. Loading or unloading shall not include picking up or dropping off personal property or performing personal errands.
(1) 
Prohibited vehicles.
(a) 
Motor vehicle requiring a license which exceeds 10,000 pounds, except as defined in § 264-5A.
(b) 
Motor vehicle equipped or used for auto salvage, commonly referred to as a "wrecker."
(c) 
Trailers requiring a license to be operated on the highways, streets or roadways in the state, except as defined in § 264-5A.
(d) 
Vehicles commonly referred to as a "semitrailer."
(e) 
Vehicles commonly referred to as a "semi-tractor."
(f) 
Vehicles requiring an apportioned license.
(2) 
The following streets are posted "No Truck Parking":[1]
Name of Street
Location
Haven Place
From the east Village boundary to West Mason Street (State Highway 54)
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
H. 
Parking in parks or parking lots. No person shall park in Village parks or in Village parking lots without permission from the Village Police Department. No person shall park so as to interfere with snowplowing.
I. 
Obstructing mail deliveries. No person shall park so near a mailbox as to interfere with the delivery of mail, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Village Administrator or Police Department may reduce the load limit on any of the roads on the Village when it is determined the condition or construction of the road warrants such reduction. The Village Administrator or Police Department shall erect signs and give notice thereof of any such limitation. This section shall not apply to vehicles owned by federal or state governments or political subdivisions thereof, when actually engaged in governmental functions. The restrictions herein contained shall not prohibit heavy traffic from using a Village road for the purpose of obtaining, moving or delivering supplies, commodities or equipment to any place of business or residence fronting on such road.
A. 
No person shall park a trailer on any street, alley, highway or Village road, or any other public place. A trailer is defined as any coach, cabin, mobile home, recreational vehicle or other vehicle or structure intended for or capable of human dwelling or sleeping purposes, mounted upon wheels or supports or capable of being moved by its own power or transported by another vehicle. The fact that any such vehicle or structure is rendered immobile by the removal of its wheels, the erection of a foundation thereunder, or any other similar alteration, shall not operate to exclude it from this definition.
B. 
Emergency or temporary stopping or parking. Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any street, alley, highway or Village road for not longer than 24 hours subject to any other regulations imposed by the traffic and parking regulations or ordinances for that street, alley, highway or Village road.
C. 
Parking or storing on private property. The owner of a trailer may park or store such trailer on his own property if such trailer is not used for dwelling or sleeping purposes or in conjunction with a business involving the sale of trailers.
D. 
Trailers used for dwelling purposes. The owner of real property may use a trailer on his property for dwelling purposes during bona fide construction of a building on such property; provided, however, such trailer use shall not extend for longer than 90 days.
A. 
Definitions. The provisions of § 350.01, Wis. Stats., relating to definitions regarding snowmobiles, including the reference to other sections of the Wis. Stats., are hereby adopted and made a part of this section by reference as if fully set forth herein. A "minibike," for the purpose of enforcement of this section, shall be any motor-driven cycle not equipped pursuant to §§ 347.485 through 347.487, Wis. Stats., and not registered pursuant to Chapter 341, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Operation of snowmobiles, minibikes and go-carts prohibited. No person shall operate a snowmobile, minibike, or go-cart within the Village without permission of the Village Board on any of the following property:
(1) 
Any public street or alleyway, excepting the driving directly across such street or alleyway at an angle as close to 90° thereto as possible, and then only after stopping and yielding the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on such street or alleyway. Snowmobiles are permitted to travel along Village highways outside of the roadway.
(2) 
Any public sidewalk.
(3) 
Any public park.
(4) 
Any public parking lot or mall.
(5) 
Any public property.
C. 
Operation on private premises restricted. No person shall operate a snowmobile or minibike on any private property within the Village not owned or controlled by such operator without the express consent and permission of the owner of such property.
D. 
Operator age regulations.
(1) 
No person 12 years of age or younger shall operate a snowmobile within the Village unless accompanied on the vehicle by a person 18 years of age or older.
(2) 
No person under the age of 16 years shall drive a snowmobile or minibike across any street or alleyway within the Village unless accompanied by a person 18 years of age or older.
(3) 
No person under the age of 17 years shall operate a snowmobile or minibike within the Village between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
E. 
Equipment during darkness. No person shall operate a snowmobile or minibike during the hours of darkness if such vehicle is not equipped with a continuously lighted headlight and taillight.
F. 
Miscellaneous prohibitions. No person shall operate a snowmobile or minibike in the following manner:
(1) 
At a rate of speed that is unreasonable or improper under the circumstances.
(2) 
In any careless way so as to endanger the operator, any other person, or any property of another.
(3) 
While under the influence of intoxicating liquor, fermented malt beverages, narcotics or other drugs.
(4) 
In such a way that the exhaust of the motor makes excessive smoke or excessive and unusual noise.
(5) 
Without a functioning or sufficient muffler.
(6) 
On the private property of another without the consent of the owner or lessee; failure to post private property does not imply consent for snowmobile use. Any other motor-driven craft or vehicle principally manufactured for off-highway use shall at all times have the consent of the owner before operation of such craft or vehicle on private lands.
(7) 
Between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. when within 150 feet of a dwelling at a rate of speed exceeding 10 miles per hour.
(8) 
In any forest nursery, planting area or on public lands posted or reasonably identified as an area of forest or plant reproduction when growing stock may be damaged.
(9) 
On the frozen surface of public waters within 100 feet of a person not in or upon a vehicle or within 100 feet of a fishing shanty unless operated at a speed of 10 miles per hour or less.
(10) 
On a slide, ski, or skating area except for the purpose of serving the area, crossing at places where marked, or after stopping and yielding the right-of-way.
(11) 
On or across a cemetery, burial ground, school, or church property without the consent of the owner.
G. 
Owner responsibility. No owner or other person having charge or control of a snowmobile or minibike shall knowingly authorize or permit any person to operate or use a snowmobile or minibike in violation of this section or authorize or permit any person to operate or use such a vehicle when such person is reasonably likely to endanger the person or property of another because of his incapacity by reason of any physical or mental disability or impairment.
H. 
Wisconsin statutes incorporated by reference. Any provision of §§ 350.02 through 350.19, Wis. Stats., not previously specifically set forth herein, describing and defining regulations with respect to snowmobiles and their operation for which the penalty is a forfeiture, including penalties to be imposed and procedure for prosecution, is hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any acts required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter.
A. 
No person shall abandon any vehicle within the Village and no person shall leave any vehicle at any place within the Village for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle reasonably to appear to have been abandoned.
B. 
Leaving of wrecked, nonoperating vehicle on street. No person shall leave any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked or junked vehicle on any street or highway within the Village.
C. 
Disposition of wrecked or discarded vehicles. No person in charge or control of any property within the Village, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow any partially dismantled, nonoperating, wrecked, junked or discarded vehicle or vehicle which is not licensed, has an invalid license or does not possess a current license, to remain on such property, except this subsection shall not apply with regard to a vehicle in an enclosed building, a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner, when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise or a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the Village.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
D. 
Impounding. The Chief of Police, Village Administrator or their designee may remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the Village which reasonably appears to be in violation of this section or lost, stolen or unclaimed. Such vehicles shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of in accordance with § 66.0139, Wis. Stats.
A. 
The Chief of Police, Village Administrator or their designee 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 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.
B. 
Removal of unofficial signs and signals. The Chief of Police, Village Administrator or their designee 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.
C. 
Avoiding intersection or traffic control device. No person shall drive across or upon a sidewalk, driveway, parking lot or private property or otherwise drive off a roadway in order to avoid an intersection or traffic control device.
A. 
Prohibited. No person shall cause or provoke disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle or cause a disturbance or annoy one or more persons within the Village by use of any motor vehicle including, but not limited to, an automobile, truck, motorcycle, minibike or snowmobile.
B. 
Definition. Disorderly conduct with a motor vehicle means engaging in violent, abusive, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct, including, but not limited to, unnecessary, deliberate or intentional spinning of wheels, squealing of tires, revving of engine, blowing the horn, causing the engine to backfire or the vehicle, while commencing to move or in motion, to raise one or more wheels off the ground.
No person who does not hold a valid driver's license shall operate a motor vehicle in any public or private parking lot held out for use for parking for the general public.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 7.209, Violations and penalties, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
A. 
Enforcement procedure. This chapter shall be enforced according to §§ 23.33, 66.0114, 345.11 to 345.61 and Ch. 800, Wis. Stats.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
B. 
Deposit.
(1) 
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 the Municipal Court or by mailing the deposit to such places. The arresting officer or the person receiving the deposit shall notify the arrested person, orally or in writing, that:[2]
(a) 
If the person makes a deposit for a violation of a traffic regulation, the person need not appear in court at the time fixed in the citation and the person will be deemed to have tendered plea of no contest and submitted to a forfeiture and penalty assessment, a jail assessment if required by § 302.46(1), Wis. Stats., plus any applicable fees prescribed in Ch. 814, Wis. Stats., not to exceed the amount of the deposit that the court may accept as provided in § 345.37, Wis. Stats.
(b) 
If the person fails to make a deposit for a violation of a traffic regulation or appear in court at the time fixed in the citation, the court may enter a default judgment finding the person guilty of the offense or issue a warrant for his arrest.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(2) 
The amount of the deposit shall be determined in accordance with the deposit schedule established by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference and shall include the penalty assessment, a jail assessment if required by § 302.46(1), Wis. Stats., and court costs. If a deposit schedule has not been established, the arresting officer shall require the alleged offender to deposit the forfeiture established by the Chief of Police, which shall include the penalty assessment. Deposits for nonmoving violations shall not include the penalty assessment.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
(3) 
The arresting officer or the person receiving the deposit shall issue the arrested person a receipt therefor as required by § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats.
C. 
Petition to reopen judgment. Whenever a person has been convicted in this state on the basis of a forfeiture of deposit or a plea of guilty or no contest and the person was not informed as required under § 345.27(1) and (2), Wis. Stats., the person may, within 60 days after being notified of the revocation or suspension of the operating privilege, petition the court to reopen the judgment and grant him an opportunity to defend on merits. If the court finds that the petitioner was not informed as required under § 345.27(1) and (2), the court shall order the judgment reopened. The court order reopening the judgment automatically reinstates the revoked or suspended operating privilege.
D. 
Nonmoving violation and registration program. Pursuant to the provisions of § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats., the Village 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 Village Attorney shall be responsible for complying with the requirements set forth in § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats.
Pursuant to § 814.65(1), Wis. Stats., the Municipal Judge shall collect a fee for court costs in Municipal Court actions.
[Added 3-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-02]
A. 
Snow emergency parking by regulations. Upon the declaration of a snow emergency by the Village Administrator, in consultation and conjunction with the Director of Public Works and the Chief of Police, regulations necessary to make effective the provisions of this section shall be made.
(1) 
When it becomes necessary to effectuate the effective movement of vehicles and to plow snow or ice from streets which, because of the accumulation of snow or ice thereon, causes such a hindrance to traffic as constitutes an emergency unless the snow or ice is promptly removed, the Village Administrator or a designated subordinate, after consultation with the Director of Public Works, Fire Chief and Chief of Police, shall, by appropriate public media, declare the beginning of an emergency and the application of emergency snow parking regulations, which regulations shall remain in force and effect until lifted by the Village Administrator or a designated subordinate. For the purpose of this section, the accumulation of snow or ice on any streets or area sufficient for the application of emergency regulations herein shall be such accumulation of snow and ice that hinders the safe movement of traffic hereon or that impedes the ability of emergency vehicles and public transportation vehicles to travel safely and expeditiously over such streets or areas.
(2) 
When necessary for the clearing, repairing, removal and plowing of snow or ice from any street or for other emergency or special conditions as declared, the Director of Public Works and Chief of Police or designated subordinates are hereby authorized to make and carry out regulations and procedures sufficient to effectively cope with such emergency or special conditions to include:
(a) 
Making temporary regulations directing traffic and regulating parking;
(b) 
Restrictions prohibiting parking on any street during the hours of the snow emergency, or any part thereof;
(c) 
Such other and further regulations and restrictions as to traffic and parking as may be designated as necessary.
(3) 
Whenever a snow emergency exists as declared herein and any motor vehicle or object shall remain on the street or public parking lot in violation of this section, it may be removed by or under the direction of the police or Public Works Department after one of such departments has attempted to notify the owner to remove such vehicle and it has not been removed. Any costs related to the removal of said vehicle shall be borne by the owner of the motor vehicle.
B. 
Parking emergency. Upon the declaration of a parking emergency by the Village Administrator, in consultation and conjunction with the Director of Public Works and the Chief of Police, regulations necessary to make effective the provisions of this section shall be made.
(1) 
When it becomes necessary to effectuate the effective movement of vehicles and relocation of residents, due to a natural or man-made event, which, causes such a hindrance to traffic as constitutes an emergency, the Village Administrator or a designated subordinate, after consultation with the Director of Public Works, Fire Chief and Chief of Police, shall, by appropriate public media, declare the beginning of an emergency and the application of emergency parking regulations, which regulations shall remain in force and effect until lifted by the Village Administrator or a designated subordinate. For the purpose of this section, the presence of motor vehicles on any streets or area sufficient for the application of emergency regulations herein shall be such accumulation of motor vehicles that hinders the safe movement of traffic hereon or that impedes the ability of emergency vehicles and public transportation vehicles to travel safely and expeditiously over such streets or areas.
(2) 
When necessary for the declaration of a parking emergency, the Director of Public Works and Chief of Police or designated subordinates are hereby authorized to make and carry out regulations and procedures sufficient to effectively cope with such emergency or special conditions to include:
(a) 
Making temporary regulations directing traffic and regulating parking;
(b) 
Restrictions prohibiting parking on any street during the hours of the snow emergency, or any part thereof;
(c) 
Such other and further regulations and restrictions as to traffic and parking as may be designated as necessary.
(3) 
Whenever a parking emergency exists as declared herein and any motor vehicle or object shall remain on the street or public parking lot in violation of this section, it may be removed by or under the direction of the police or Public Works Department after one of such departments has attempted to notify the owner to remove such vehicle and it has not been removed. Any costs related to the removal of said vehicle shall be borne by the owner of the motor vehicle.
C. 
This section shall supersede all other parking regulations in force or posted on any street. Enforcement of this section shall not require posting on affected streets.