City of Muskego, WI
Waukesha County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Muskego 12-23-1964 by Ord. No. 1 as Ch. 24 of the 1964 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation facilities — See Ch. 259.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 263.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 343.
[Amended 5-12-1987 by Ord. No. 572]
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the current and future statutory provisions of Ch. 350 and § 23.33, Wis. Stats., describing and defining regulations with respect to snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, exclusive of any provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed and exclusive of any regulations for which the statutory penalty is a term of imprisonment, are 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 current or future statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future additions, amendments, revisions or modifications of the current or future statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter in order to secure uniform statewide regulation of traffic on highways, streets and alleys of the state.
[Amended 11-18-1993 by Ord. No. 819]
No person shall operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle anywhere within the City of Muskego between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. After review and recommendation by the appropriate committee, the Common Council may amend said time if request is received for a special event that the Council has approved. (Note: Section 350.10, Wis. Stats., prohibits snowmobile operation between 10:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. within 150 feet of a dwelling in excess of 10 miles per hour.) Pursuant to § 259-2H(2), it is unlawful to use snowmobiles on park lands or recreation facilities except in those areas designated by the Public Works and Development Director or designee.
[Amended 8-22-1996 by Ord. No. 899]
For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACCOMPANIED
Is defined in § 350.05 or 23.33, Wis. Stats., respectively:
A. 
Snowmobile. "Accompanied" means being on the same snowmobile as the operator.
B. 
All-terrain vehicle. "Accompanied" means being subject to continuous verbal direction or control.
HIGHWAY
See § 340.01(22), Wis. Stats.
RESIDENTIAL ACCESS
See § 350.01(10m), Wis. Stats.
ROADWAY
See § 340.01(54), Wis. Stats.
SHOULDER
That portion of the highway within 10 feet of the roadway on which vehicles may park in an emergency, consisting of gravel, pavement material, or grass, not designated or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.
SNOWMOBILE TRAIL
See § 350.01(17), Wis. Stats., including privately marked corridors designated for public use within the City of Muskego and frozen lake surfaces.
[Amended 1-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1338]
A. 
The operation of a snowmobile is permitted on state, county and federal highways within the City, pursuant to § 350.02, Wis. Stats., except the following, where operation is not permitted:
Name of Street
Location
College Avenue (CTH HH)
Entire length
Janesville Road (CTH L)
East City limits west to Lincoln Drive
Moorland Road (CTH O)
Janesville Road (CTH L) north to College Avenue (CTH HH)
Racine Avenue (CTH Y)
Hillendale Drive south to Richdorf Drive
B. 
The operation of snowmobiles for residential access only pursuant to § 350.02(2)(a)6, Wis. Stats., is permitted on the shoulder or extreme right-hand edge of the City-owned highways where the posted speed limit is greater than 25 miles per hour, except the following, where operation is not permitted:
Name of Street
Location
Lannon Drive
Entire length
Pioneer Drive
Entire length
Tess Corners Drive
Entire length
Woods Road
Entire length
C. 
The operation of snowmobiles for residential access pursuant to § 350.02(2)(a)6, Wis. Stats., is permitted only on the extreme right-hand edge of the roadway on City-owned residential highways where the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or less, except the following, where operation is not permitted:
(1) 
All residential City-owned highways located north of Woods Road and east of Lannon Drive (W17200), where the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or less.
[Amended 8-22-1996 by Ord. No. 899]
A. 
Snowmobiles shall operate and travel in single file.
B. 
Snowmobiles when operating on City-owned highways pursuant to § 302-4B or C shall operate with the flow of traffic.
C. 
The operation of snowmobiles on highways within the City is limited to December 1 through March 31.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
This chapter shall be enforced in the same manner as provided for the enforcement of the state traffic laws and as provided in § 343-12A through C, which provisions are incorporated herein by reference.
B. 
The uniform traffic citation shall be used for violations of this chapter relating to highway use or provisions hereof in conformity with Ch. 350, Wis. Stats., when committed on the highway, but no points shall be assessed against the driver for the operation of a snowmobile.