Village of Belgium, WI
Ozaukee County
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A. 
Forty-eight-hour limitation. No person shall park or leave standing any automobile, truck, tractor, trailer or vehicle of any description on any public street or public parking lot in the Village for a period of 48 or more consecutive hours in the same location at any time, except that where more-restrictive parking limits have been established, the more-restrictive limits shall apply. When any law enforcement officer shall find a vehicle standing upon a public street or parking lot in violation of the provisions of this section, he is authorized to move such a vehicle or to require the operator in charge thereof to move such vehicle to a position permitted under this chapter. The law enforcement officer may cause said vehicle to be removed to a proper impoundment and storage area within the Village where storage space is available, and in such case the owner shall pay the costs of removing said vehicle and the storage fees on said vehicle before he may recover the possession thereof. Moving a vehicle to another place less than 20 feet from where the vehicle was previously parked shall be deemed the same location and shall not be held to break the continuity of the parking for the time limitations set forth in this section.
[Amended 10-8-2007 by Ord. No. 28-07]
B. 
Posted limitations.
(1) 
The Village Board 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 Village shall mark, by appropriate signs, each zone so designated in accordance with the provisions of § 349.13, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
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 no-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.
(3) 
The Village Marshal 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 provisions of Chapter 346. The Village Marshal shall have the authority to restrict the turning or movement of heavy traffic and to impose special weight limitations 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.
(4) 
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.
(5) 
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 Village roadway or any part thereof, the Director of Public Works and/or Village Marshal 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 Village Board 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 Village roadways. The temporary regulation shall be limited to the time the event exists or is likely to exist.
C. 
Parking during snow removal. No person shall park, place or leave standing any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any street or public way after one hour from the time such area has been designated and marked with signs or barriers by the Village Marshal and/or the Director of Public Works of the Village indicating no parking due to snow removal.
A. 
Parking prohibited at all Times. Except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading or in receiving or discharging passengers or property and while the vehicle is attended by a licensed operator so that it may be moved promptly in case of an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic, no person shall at any time park or leave standing any vehicle:
(1) 
Within an intersection.
(2) 
On a crosswalk.
(3) 
On a sidewalk or terrace 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 20 feet of the driveway entrance to a fire station.
(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.
(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 Village 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) 
Upon any terrace or sidewalk in the Village at any time.
(14) 
In a loading zone.
(15) 
Within four feet of the entrance to an alley, private road or driveway.
(16) 
In any municipal park when said park is closed to the public.
B. 
Parking in driveways. No person shall park or leave standing any motor vehicle in any private driveway without the permission of the owner or lessee of the property which such driveway 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, a law enforcement officer may order said vehicle towed from such position at the risk and expense of the owner of said vehicle.
D. 
Parking vehicle for repair or to display for sale prohibited. No person shall stand or park a vehicle on any street, alley, public right-of-way or municipal parking lot in the Village for the purpose of repairing said vehicle or to display such vehicle for sale.
E. 
Winter parking. No person shall park any vehicle on any Village street, alley or public right-of-way between 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from November 15 through March 31.
[Amended 9-14-2009 by Ord. No. 24-09]
F. 
Parking on private property. In all zoning districts of the Village, except the A-1 General Agricultural District, parking of any vehicles, including snowmobiles and recreational vehicles, is prohibited in the street yard of a lot, except upon an approved driveway or parking lot.
[Added 10-13-2003 by Ord. No. 21-03]
When official traffic signs indicating such restriction have been erected in accordance with § 262-3 of this chapter, no person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle upon any portion of a street, highway or public or private parking facility reserved for vehicles displaying special registration plates or identification cards or emblems issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation or, for vehicles registered in another jurisdiction, by such other jurisdiction designating the vehicle as one used by a physically disabled person.
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. 
Angle parking or parking diagonally is prohibited on all the streets, alleys and highways of the Village except in those places where vehicle parking markers indicate that angle parking is permissible. All vehicles shall park parallel to and within one foot of the curb except where streets and parking lots are so marked for angle parking.
B. 
No person shall at any time park any vehicle:
(1) 
In any direction other than the designated parking angle, where angle parking spaces are so designated and provided by appropriate markings.
(2) 
Backwards into angle parking spaces so designated and provided by appropriate markings.
(3) 
With a trailer attached or any vehicle longer than 20 feet on any street where angle parking is so provided and allowed.
A. 
Purpose. It has been determined by the Village Board that:
(1) 
The parking of large trucks upon the streets of the Village can have a substantial negative effect upon the quality of life in the Village, specifically that such parking can affect the aesthetics of an area and defeat the purpose of the zoning laws;
(2) 
Such parking can result in the creation of noxious fumes and offensive noises in the area where parked;
(3) 
Excessive use of residential streets can create an unnecessary traffic hazard; and
(4) 
Parked trucks, by their nature, create a traffic hazard and may place a burden on residents in gaining access to their residences.
B. 
Street parking restricted. No person owning or having control of any truck, trailer, truck power unit, tractor, bus or recreation vehicle in excess of five tons gross weight, or over 18 feet in length, or having an enclosed area of a height of more than eight feet from the roadway, shall park the same upon any street, avenue or public way in the Village for a period exceeding 30 minutes, except when actively engaged in the loading and/or discharge of the cargo thereof. 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 Village for the actual loading or unloading of goods, wares or merchandise; provided, however, that the loading and unloading, as used in this section, shall be limited to the actual time consumed in such operation. The Village Board may, however, designate specific truck parking zones. Also excepted from the restrictions of this subsection are emergency vehicles.
C. 
Parking on property restricted. No person owning or having control of any truck, trailer, truck power unit, tractor, bus or recreation vehicle in excess of five tons gross weight, or over 18 feet in length, or having an enclosed area of a height of more than eight feet from the roadway shall park the same upon any property within the Village that is designated as a residence district, multiple-unit residential district or municipal building and park zoning districts for a period exceeding 30 minutes, except while actively engaged in the loading and/or discharge of the cargo thereof.
D. 
Operating restrictions.
(1) 
No person shall operate any truck, trailer and other motor vehicle exceeding five tons gross weight on any Village Street, except in traveling to and from a loading and/or discharge point via the most direct route thereto or to the parking or storage place of said vehicle where legally permitted.
(2) 
The prohibition of this subsection does not apply to County Trunk Highway "D" (Main Street) and County Trunk Highway "KW" (Middle Road).
E. 
Removal. Any vehicle unlawfully parked under Subsection A above may be removed from the street by order of the Village Board, Village Marshal or a law enforcement officer, 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 Village parking ticket from a motor vehicle.
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 a law enforcement officer or the Director of Public Works, to a position where parking is permitted or to a private or public parking or storage premises.
C. 
Removal by traffic officer. A law enforcement officer or the Director of Public Works, 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. A law enforcement officer or the Director of Public Works 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 highway, parking lot or ramp longer than 48 hours after notification thereof by the Village Board, Village Marshal or a law enforcement officer. 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 § 262-28.
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 Village.
[Added 9-12-1994 by Ord. No. 30-94; amended 3-8-2010 by Ord. No. 2-10]
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 Treasurer shall be responsible for complying with the requirements set forth in § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats.