City of Two Rivers, WI
Manitowoc County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Two Rivers (Title 8, Ch. 1, of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III)]
State traffic laws adopted. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions in Ch. 340 to Ch. 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 hereby 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 statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter in order to secure uniform statewide regulation of traffic on the highways, streets and alleys of the State of Wisconsin.
The City Manager shall cause to be erected and maintained stop signs and traffic control signals at such intersections as the Council may designate. The City Manager may direct the erection of temporary signs and signals.
A. 
One-way streets designated.
(1) 
East Park Street shall be a one-way street upon which traffic shall move only from north to south.
(2) 
Tenth Street from Madison Street to School Street shall be a one-way street upon which traffic shall move only from east to west.
(3) 
School Street from Tenth Street to Twelfth Street shall be a one-way street upon which traffic shall move only from south to north.
B. 
The City Manager shall appropriately mark each of such streets indicating that it is a one-way street upon which traffic must move as indicated by such markers.
C. 
Any person operating a vehicle in a direction opposite from the direction provided herein for such streets shall be guilty of this offense.
A. 
The City Manager shall hire qualified persons for duty as school crossing guards.
B. 
School crossing guards shall direct and guide schoolchildren at crossings in the area to which they are assigned on days when public, private or parochial schools shall be in session. It shall be unlawful for any person to refuse and fail to comply with any lawful order, signal or direction of any adult school crossing guard. Said guards shall sign a formal complaint against any person who is believed to be in violation of any municipal ordinance relating to their assignment.
No person shall operate a minibike, go-cart or other motor vehicle within the City except on the property of the owner of the minibike, go-cart or other motor vehicle or on other property with the owner's permission.
A. 
Enforcement procedure. This Title shall be enforced according to §§ 66.0114, 345.20, and 345.53, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Settlement of nonmoving violations with the police department.
(1) 
Violations enumerated. The following offenses may be settled by payment of the forfeiture to the Police Department:
(a) 
Parking too far from curb.
(b) 
Parking within an intersection of streets.
(c) 
Parking on a crosswalk.
(d) 
Parking on a sidewalk or terrace area where a curb exists.
(e) 
Parking alongside a street excavation.
(f) 
Parking double or abreast.
(g) 
Parking in a loading zone.
(h) 
Parking within 15 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire station.
(i) 
Parking in front of or within four feet of the entrance to an alley or a private road or driveway.
(j) 
Parking on any bridge.
(k) 
Parking within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
(l) 
Parking adjacent to school.
(m) 
Parking in no-parking zone.
(n) 
Parking adjacent to entrance to church, etc.
(o) 
Parking too close to another vehicle.
(p) 
Parking too close to crosswalk.
(q) 
Parking on street for advertising purposes.
(r) 
Parking on wrong side of street.
(s) 
Parking on street prohibited by ordinance.
(t) 
Parking on streets or municipal parking lots during winter months as prohibited by § 8-2-4.
(u) 
Parking over time limit.
(v) 
Parking more than 48 hours.
(w) 
Improper parking in designated parking spaces.
(x) 
Parking in an area designated for handicapped parking.
(y) 
Parking in an alley.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-1-6(b)(1)(z), Parking In An Area Designated For Handicapped Parking, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed and subsequent subsections renumbered at time of adoption of code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III).
(z) 
Unauthorized parking on private property.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III)]
(aa) 
Parking in front yards and street side yards as prohibited by § 8-2-8.
(2) 
Notice of violation. Any officer observing a violation enumerated in Subsection B(1) above shall serve upon the violator or affix in a conspicuous place on or within the vehicle a written notice to appear at the Police Department in the City, and such violator may pay to the Police Department the forfeiture or penalty required by this chapter.
C. 
Penalty for Subsection B violations. Any person who violates the traffic ordinances of the City in any of the respects enumerated in Subsection B above, except for Subsection B(1)(z) or (aa), shall be subject to a forfeiture of $15 if such forfeiture is paid within five days after the offense. After five days of the offense, the forfeiture shall be $30 and after 15 days of the offense the forfeiture shall be $45. If the forfeiture is not paid within 30 days of the offense, the Police Department will enter a notice of unpaid citation under § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats. The suspension, upon payment by the offender of the $45 forfeiture; fee for the notice of unpaid citation as set by the State of Wisconsin; and a processing fee, will be lifted. Upon the request of the offender to contest this ordinance violation, a court date will be set. If the suspension has not yet been processed, it will be held open until after the court appearance date. If the suspension has already been sent to the State of Wisconsin, the suspension will remain in effect until after the disposition of said court appearance. Any person who violates § 8-1-6B(1)(z) or (aa), above, shall be subject to the forfeiture provisions of § 8-2-5B.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III)]
D. 
Penalties for other violations. The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter for which a penalty is not otherwise provided herein shall be a forfeiture as hereinafter provided, together with costs under § 345.47, Wis. Stats.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III)]
(1) 
State forfeiture statutes. Forfeitures for violation of any statute adopted by reference hereunder shall conform to the forfeiture permitted to be imposed for violation of the statutes adopted by reference, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses.
(2) 
State fine statutes. The forfeiture for violation of any statute adopted by reference hereunder for which the penalty is a fine shall not exceed the maximum fine permitted under such statute.
(3) 
Local regulations. The penalty for violation of §§ 8-1-5, 8-2-6 and 8-2-10 of this Title shall be as provided in the general penalty provisions of this Code.
A. 
In this section, "all-terrain vehicle" shall have the meaning set forth in § 340.01(2g), Wis. Stats.
B. 
No person may operate an all-terrain vehicle on property owned by the City, including but not limited to City parks, except upon all-terrain-vehicle trails or in other areas designated by the City Council by resolution. This section shall not prohibit an person from operating an all-terrain vehicle on the East or West Twin Rivers, and City-owned boat launches may be used to access the rivers for such purpose. This section shall not apply to municipally owned all-terrain vehicles engaged in maintenance or law enforcement work.