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City of Glenwood City, WI
St. Croix County
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A. 
The Common 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.
B. 
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.
C. 
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 provision of Ch. 346, Wis. Stats. The Director of Public Works shall have the authority to restrict the turning or movement of heavy traffic and to impose special weight limitation 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.
D. 
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.
E. 
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 Director of Public Works 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. Pursuant to the provisions of § 349.13, Wis. Stats., the Chief of Police is authorized to direct that temporary "No Parking" signs be erected by the Director of Public Works during parades, festivals and other authorized events that require the regulating of vehicle stopping, standing or parking on City roadways. The temporary regulation shall be limited to the time the event exists or is likely to exist.
A. 
Parking prohibited at all times. No person shall at any time park or leave standing any vehicle:[1]
(1) 
Within an intersection.
(2) 
On a crosswalk.
(3) 
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, 10 feet beyond the curbline.
(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 the fire station and the public street or in 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 or curb marking.
(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.
(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.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Parking in driveways and parking lots. No person shall park or leave standing any motor vehicle in any private driveway or parking lot without the permission of the owner or lessee of the property on which such driveway or parking lot 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.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
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 for the purpose of repairing said vehicle or to display such vehicle for sale. No person shall park on any street or avenue any vehicle 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. 
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 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 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. 
Parking prohibited. Parking is prohibited in the following areas:
[Amended 12-1-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-01]
(1) 
Between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on:
(a) 
First Street between Elm Street and Maple Street.
(b) 
Oak Street between Syme Avenue and Third Street.
(c) 
Second Street between Elm Street and Pine Street.
(2) 
On the south side of Maple Street.
B. 
Seasonal parking. Parking on all other City streets not mentioned in Subsection A is prohibited for the period commencing November 1 to April 1 of each year starting at 12:00 midnight until the street is plowed full width from curb to curb. Residents who have no off-street parking may obtain a seasonal parking permit from the Glenwood City Police Department.
[Amended 12-1-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-01; 9-6-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-04]
C. 
Miscellaneous parking restrictions.
(1) 
Parking of vehicles on the following streets shall be restricted to two-hour parking from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.:
(a) 
First Street from Pine Street to Elm Street.
(b) 
Oak Street from Clark Street to Third Street.
(c) 
Second Street from Pine Street to Elm Street
(2) 
Parking of vehicles shall be restricted to 10 minutes during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the first two parking spaces south of Oak Street on the west side of First Street.
(3) 
Parking shall be prohibited along the south side of STH 170 (Maple Street) between First Street and Seventh Street and prohibited on the north side of STH 170 (Maple Street) easterly from the corner of First Street along the north side of Maple Street for 230 feet.
[Added 9-6-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-03]
A. 
Except for vehicles wearing special registration plates issued under § 341.14(1), (1a), (1m), or (1q), Wis. Stats., or a motor vehicle upon which there is displayed a special identification card issued under § 343.51, Wis. Stats., or a motor vehicle registered in another jurisdiction upon which is displayed a registration plate, a card, or an emblem issued by the other jurisdiction designating the vehicle as a vehicle used by a physically disabled person, no person may park, stop, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, and whether temporarily or otherwise, upon any portion of a street, highway or parking facility within the City of Glenwood City, Wisconsin, reserved by official traffic signs or distinct markers indicating that such portion of the street, highway, or parking facility is reserved for use by the handicapped.
B. 
Any vehicle found parked in violation of the restrictions cited immediately above may be issued a City of Glenwood City parking citation, the same to be made out in the name of the registered owner of such vehicle.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to stop, park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in any alley in the City of Glenwood City, except as provided in Subsection B.
B. 
Temporary stopping or parking in an alley shall be permitted in the following circumstances:
(1) 
As provided in § 346.53, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
For a period of time not exceeding 15 minutes.
A. 
Street parking. No person owning or having control of any truck, trailer, truck power unit, tractor, bus or recreation vehicle with a tare or empty weight in excess of 12,000 pounds gross weight, or over 16 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. The provisions of this subsection shall not be deemed to prohibit the lawful parking of such equipment upon any street, avenue or public way in the City for the actual loading or unloading of goods, wares or merchandise; provided, however, that "loading" and "unloading," as used in this section, shall be limited to the actual time consumed in such operation. The Common Council may, however, designate specific truck parking zones.
B. 
Removal. Any vehicle unlawfully parked under Subsection A above may be removed from the street by order of a law enforcement officer, pursuant to § 394-22, 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 ticket 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 in any private parking lot held out for the use of parking for the general public.
B. 
Traffic regulations applicable. All provisions of § 394-1 of this chapter and of the Wisconsin Statutes and laws incorporated herein by reference shall be applicable on any public parking lot and on any private parking lot or road 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 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 who 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 or parking lot longer than 24 hours after notification thereof by the Police Department. Notification shall be accomplished by placing in a conspicuous place on the vehicle and by mailing or serving upon the owner or occupant in charge of the premises a written notice setting forth briefly the applicable provisions of this section and the date of the notice. Any vehicle so tagged which is not removed within 24 hours after notice is declared to be a public nuisance and may be removed as provided in § 394-22.
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 Glenwood City.
Pursuant to the provisions of § 118.105, Wis. Stats., the following regulations shall apply to the grounds of the school district located within the City:
A. 
Parking. No person shall park any vehicle in any vehicular traveling area or parking area of the school district, except in conformity with posted parking regulations set forth for such vehicular travel and parking areas.
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 by sign 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.