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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Sauk City as Chs. 10.01 to 10.07, 10.09, 10.10, 10.13 and 10.14 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles and play vehicles — See Ch. 103.
Junkyards — See Ch. 195.
Snowmobiles — See Ch. 272.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 295.
Abandoned and junked vehicles — See Ch. 313.
A. 
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, all provisions of Chs. 340 to 348, Wis. Stats., describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles and traffic for which the penalty is a forfeiture only, including penalties to be imposed and procedure for prosecution, are adopted and by reference made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth in this chapter. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated in this chapter by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 10.01.01B, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4.
B. 
There are also adopted by reference the following sections of the Wisconsin Statutes, but the prosecution of such offenses under this chapter shall be as provided in Chs. 340 to 348, Wis. Stats., and the penalty for violation thereof shall be limited to a forfeiture as provided in § 317-14 of this chapter: § 941.01(1) (negligent operation of vehicle off highway).[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 10.01.03, References to statutes, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
The deposit schedules as established by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference and the Municipal Bond Schedule as adopted by the Sauk Prairie Court Commission are hereby incorporated by reference.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 10.01.05, Citation form, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4. See now Ch. 1, § 1-13.
A. 
Definition. "Dynamic braking device" (commonly referred to as a "jacobs brake," "jake brake," "engine brake" or "compression brake") means a device primarily on trucks for conversion of the engine from an internal combustion engine to an air compressor for the purpose of braking without the use of wheel brakes.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
B. 
Use prohibited. It is unlawful for any person to operate any motor vehicle with a dynamic braking device engaged, except for the aversion of imminent danger, within the Village limits.
C. 
Penalty. Any person, partnership, or corporation who or which violates any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in § 317-14 of this chapter.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4; 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-1]
The Village Board determines that the statutory speed limits on the following streets or portions thereof are unreasonable, unsafe or imprudent and modifies such speed limits under authority granted by § 349.11, Wis. Stats., as follows:
A. 
Speed limits established by § 346.57(4)(e), (f) and (g), Wis. Stats., are increased as hereafter set forth upon the following streets or portions thereof.
(1) 
Thirty miles per hour: Phillips Boulevard, from the east corporate limits of the Village to 80 feet east of the curbline of Sycamore Street.
(2) 
Thirty-five miles per hour in the following areas:
(a) 
Water Street, from the north curbline of Bates Street to the north corporate limits of the Village.
(b) 
Phillips Street, from the west corporate limits of the Village to its intersection with Water Street
(c) 
Water Street, from its intersection with Phillips Street to the south line of the railroad crossing of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad Company.
(d) 
Phillips Boulevard, from 80 feet east of the curbline of Sycamore Street to the west corporate limits of the Village.
(e) 
All of Lueders Road.
(f) 
Oak Street, from Lueders Road west to the Village limits.
B. 
Speed limits established by § 346.57(4) (f), Wis. Stats., are decreased as hereafter set forth upon the following streets or portions thereof:
(1) 
Twenty-five miles per hour in the following areas:
(a) 
Carolina Street from Lueders Road to Dallas Street
(b) 
Industry Road from Sycamore Street to Dallas Street
(c) 
Sycamore Street from Phillips Street to Carolina Street.
(d) 
Dallas Street from Industry Road to Phillips Boulevard.
(e) 
All of Community Drive.
(f) 
All of Independence Drive.
A. 
Through streets. In the interest of public safety and pursuant to § 349.07, Wis. Stats., the following streets or portions thereof are declared to be through highways, and traffic signs or signals giving notice thereof shall be erected by the Public Works and Utility Director in accordance with § 317-12 of this chapter:
(1) 
Water Street south from the north corporate limits of the Village to the intersection of Water Street with the north curbline of Phillips Boulevard and from the south curbline of Phillips Boulevard to Water Street.
(2) 
Madison Street south from the north corporate limits of the Village to the intersection of Madison Street with the north curbline of Phillips Boulevard and from the south curbline of Phillips Boulevard to Water Street.
(3) 
Phillips Boulevard west from the west curbline of Water Street to the west corporate limits of the Village.
(4) 
Jackson Street west from the west curbline of Water Street to the east curbline of Madison Street and from the west curbline of Madison Street to the east curbline of Dallas Street.
(5) 
Van Buren Street west from the west curbline of Water Street to the east curbline of Madison Street and from the west curbline of Madison Street to the west curbline of Maple Street.
(6) 
Polk Street west from the west curbline of Water Street to the east curbline of Madison Street and from the west curbline of Madison Street to the east curbline of Maple Street.
(7) 
Washington Avenue west from the west curbline of Water Street to the east curbline of Madison Street and from the west curbline of Madison Street to the east curbline of Lueders Road and from the west curbline of Lueders Road to the corporate limits of the Village.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
(8) 
Hemlock Street west from the west curbline of Water Street to the east curbline of Madison Street and from the west curbline of Madison Street to the east curbline of Spruce Street.
(9) 
Webster Avenue west from the west curbline of Water Street to the east curbline of Madison Street.
(10) 
Maple Street north from the north curbline of Washington Avenue to the north corporate limits of the Village.
(11) 
Spruce Street north from the north curbline of Washington Avenue to the north corporate limits of the Village.
(12) 
Sycamore Street south from the north corporate limits of the Village to the intersection of Sycamore Street with the north curbline of Washington Avenue and from the south curbline of Washington Avenue to Phillips Boulevard.
(13) 
Bates Street west from the west curbline of Maple Street to the east curbline of Sycamore Street and from the west curbline of Sycamore Street to the west curbline of Lueders Road and from the west curbline of Lueders Road to the west corporate limits of the Village.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
(14) 
Lueders Road north from the north curbline of Phillips Street to the south curbline of Phillips Boulevard and from the north curbline or Phillips Boulevard to the north corporate limits of the Village.
(15) 
John Adams Street south from the south curbline of Phillips Boulevard to the west curbline of Water Street.
(16) 
Jefferson Street south from the south curbline of Phillips Boulevard to the west curbline of Water Street.
(17) 
Monroe Street south from the south curbline of Phillips Boulevard to the north curbline of John Quincy Adams Street.
(18) 
Franklin Street south from the south curbline of Phillips Boulevard to the north curbline of John Quincy Adams Street.
(19) 
John Quincy Adams Street west from the west curbline of Madison Street to the east curbline of Dallas Street.
B. 
One-way streets and alleys.
(1) 
The following streets and alleys are declared to be one-way streets:
(a) 
Riviera Drive between Jackson Street and Van Buren Street.
(b) 
Jackson Street east of Water Street.
(c) 
Van Buren Street east of Water Street.
(2) 
The following alleys are declared to be one-way alleys: the alleyway in the block bounded by Phillips Boulevard, John Adams Street, Carolina Street, and Jefferson Street.
C. 
Four-way stop signs. Four-way stop signs shall be maintained at the intersections of Oak Street and Washington Avenue, and Oak Street and Helen Street.
A. 
Heavy traffic routes designated. The following highways or parts thereof within the jurisdiction of the Village of Sauk City are hereby designated heavy traffic routes: Phillips Street from Lueders Road to Water Street; Water Street from Phillips Street to Phillips Boulevard; Madison Street from Water Street to John Quincy Adams Street; John Quincy Adams Street from Water Street to Dallas Street; Dallas Street from Phillips Boulevard to John Quincy Adams Street; and all streets, existing and future, within the Sauk City Industrial Park.
B. 
Heavy traffic defined. In this chapter, "heavy traffic" means all vehicles not operating completely on pneumatic tires and all vehicles or combination of vehicles, other than motor buses, designed or used for transporting property of any nature and having a gross weight of more than 6,000 pounds.
C. 
Restrictions on use of other streets by heavy traffic. No person shall operate or move a vehicle, except a motor bus, which is not equipped with pneumatic tires or has a combined vehicle load weight exceeding 6,000 pounds on any highway not part of the heavy traffic route designated in Subsection A of this section, except for the purpose of obtaining orders for or moving or delivering supplies or commodities to or from a place of business or residence which has an entrance thereon, provided that in no event shall the weight of vehicle and load on any street not defined or designated as a heavy traffic route under Subsection A exceed the limitations pertaining to Class "A" highways or deliveries on Class "B" highways established by the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Amended 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-8]
A. 
Parking, stopping or standing prohibited.
(1) 
No person shall at any time park any vehicle at:
(a) 
The south curbline of Van Buren Street between Water Street and Madison Street.
(b) 
The west curbline of Madison Street between the north curbline of Polk Street and the south curbline of Washington Avenue.
(c) 
The south side of Oak Street from a point lying 70 feet west of the west line of Helen Street to a point lying 85 feet east of the east line of Washington Street.
[Added 9-12-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-9]
(2) 
There shall be no parking, stopping or standing at:
(a) 
The west curbline of Madison Street between the south curbline of Van Buren Street and the north curbline of Phillips Boulevard.
(b) 
The west curbline of Madison Street between the north curbline of Van Buren Street and the south curbline of Polk Street.
(c) 
Along the north curbline of Van Buren Street, between the east curbline of Monroe Street and the west curbline of Madison Street.
(d) 
The south curbline of Jackson Street, for a distance of 44 feet east of the east curbline of Water Street.
(e) 
The west curbline of Water Street between the north corporate limits of the Village and a point 125 feet to the south.
(3) 
No person shall at any time park any vehicle at the intersection of US Highway 12 and Madison Street, as follows:
(a) 
Madison Street: 100 feet, north approach, east side; 100 feet, north approach, west side; 100 feet, south approach, east side; 100 feet, south approach, west side.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
(4) 
No person shall at any time park, stop or stand on either the north or south side of Phillips Boulevard between Water Street and Lueders Road.
(5) 
No person shall park, stop or stand on either side of Water Street from Van Buren Street to Phillips Boulevard between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.; no person shall park, stop or stand on either side of Water Street from Phillips Boulevard to Carolina Street between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(6) 
Fire Department personnel are exempt from the above parking restrictions during fire emergencies.
(7) 
Fifteen-minute parking. As posted on the east side of Water Street between Phillips Boulevard and Jackson Street, no person shall park for more than fifteen minutes in the parking stall in front of 830 Water Street.
[Added 1-29-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-3]
B. 
Trucks. No person shall park any truck tractor, trailer, or tractor-semitrailer combination as such terms are defined in § 340.01(73), (71) and (67r), Wis. Stats., at any time on any street, road, boulevard, avenue, lane, alley, or other thoroughfare within the limits of the Village of Sauk City.
C. 
Limited parking. When signs are erected in any block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle for longer than the periods specified in this subsection at any time between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and except Sundays and the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, upon the following streets or portions of streets:
(1) 
Two-hour parking limit:
(a) 
Water Street between Van Buren Street and Phillips Boulevard.
(b) 
The north curbline of Jackson Street between Water Street and Washington Street.
(c) 
The east side of Water Street from the north curbline of Van Buren Street to the south curbline of Polk Street.
(2) 
Four-hour parking limit:
(a) 
Along the west curbline of Water Street for a distance of 170 feet south of the intersection of Water Street and Phillips Boulevard.
(b) 
At the east curbline of Water Street for a distance of 145 feet south of the intersection of Water Street with Phillips Boulevard.
(3) 
Twenty-four-hour parking limit:
(a) 
All of spaces in the municipal parking lot in Block 24 of the original plat of the Village, the same being bounded by Phillips Boulevard, Water Street, Jackson Street and John Adams Street.
(b) 
All of the spaces along the east curbline of Riviera Drive located in Blocks 25 and 26 of the original plat of the Village.
(4) 
School zones.
(a) 
On school days between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., no person shall park on the south side of Oak Street between Maple Street and Spruce Street and as marked in front of St. Aloysius School and on the north side of Polk Street between Jefferson Street and John Adams Street.
(b) 
On school days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., no person shall park for more than one hour on either side of Maple Street and Spruce Street from the south curbline of Oak Street for a distance of 580 feet to the south.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection C(4)(c), providing school day parking restrictions around the former Spruce Street School, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 5-31-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-2.
(5) 
Emergency personnel only. On weekdays between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. no person shall park on the east side of Washington Street from the south curbline of Oak Street for a distance of 200 feet to the south.
(6) 
Compact cars only. As posted, the following parking spaces shall be used only for the parking of compact cars: the northerly three parking spaces on the east side of Water Street between Jackson Street and Van Buren Street and the southerly three parking spaces on the east side of Riviera Drive between Jackson Street and Van Buren Street.
(7) 
Post office. As posted on the west side of Water Street between Jackson Street and Van Buren Street, no person shall park for more than five minutes in the parking stall in front of the post office.
(8) 
One-hour parking limit:
[Added 10-13-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-4]
(a) 
The south side of Webster Avenue from the intersection with Water Street, a distance of 170 feet.
D. 
Additional parking restrictions.
(1) 
No person shall park or stand any vehicle for a period of time longer than 24 consecutive hours on any street, alley, parking lot or parking area in the Village from 12:00 midnight Monday through 12:00 midnight Saturday except on weekdays observed by the Village as holidays.
[Amended 2-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-1]
(2) 
It is unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to park such vehicle in any space appropriately marked for "No Parking" as so designed officially.
(3) 
No person shall stand or park a vehicle on any street or alley in the Village for the purpose of repairing such vehicle or for storage purposes.
(4) 
No person shall park any car with trailer attached or any vehicle longer than 20 feet on any street where angle parking is so provided and allowed.
(5) 
No person shall park any vehicle or other piece of equipment on any tree bank in the Village, except in such areas where stand-up curbing does not exist. No person shall park any vehicle or other piece of equipment on any sidewalk, or on any portion of the street right-of-way that has been designated as sidewalk area, in the Village.
(6) 
No person shall park any vehicle or other piece of equipment directly in front of or within 15 feet in either direction of a mailbox. This restriction shall apply from 8:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays.
(7) 
Snow emergencies: see § 317-8.
(8) 
Physically disabled parking. Except for vehicles displaying special registration plates or cards issued under Wis. Stats. § 341.14(1), (1a), (1m), (1q), or (1r)(a) or § 343.52, as may be amended, which designates the vehicle as being used by a physically disabled person, or vehicles similarly registered from another jurisdiction and displaying the required plate, card or emblem, no person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle or other piece of equipment, whether attended or unattended and whether temporarily or otherwise, upon any portion of the following Village locations:
[Added 8-14-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4]
(a) 
The south side of Oak Street, starting at the intersection of Washington Street and Oak Street and continuing east on Oak Street for the first four parking stalls.
(b) 
Any other Village street, road, highway or parking facility posted with a standard uniform traffic control sign, signal or marking prohibiting parking by vehicles other than those described above.
E. 
Angle parking. All vehicles shall be parked parallel to the curb except on such streets where angle parking spaces are so designated and so provided by appropriate markings.
F. 
Signage authority. The Public Works and Utility Director is hereby authorized to erect such signs as are in conformity with the rules promulgated by the Department of Transportation governing the design, size and installation of the official traffic signs.
G. 
Parking map. The Village Clerk shall maintain on file at the Village Hall a map entitled "Village of Sauk City Parking Map" showing the parking restrictions set forth in this section, as may be amended.
[Added 5-31-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-2]
Except as provided in Subsection C of this section, whenever there shall be an accumulation of snow not less than two inches during a twenty-four-hour period and such accumulation hinders the safe movement of traffic or impedes the ability of an emergency vehicle or public transportation vehicle to travel safely and expeditiously over the streets and highways of the Village, there shall then exist a snow emergency and the following restrictions shall go into effect.
A. 
Emergency snow parking regulations shall mean that no person shall park on any public street or highway in the Village of Sauk City during any such snow emergency condition as described above, immediately following or during such emergency. Such emergency regulation shall continue in effect for 48 hours after the snow has ceased to fall, or until such time as the snow has been removed from the streets or highways within said Village.
B. 
For the purpose of this section, "parking" is defined to mean leaving a vehicle or permitting it to remain unattended but shall not include the following vehicles:
(1) 
A vehicle by a doctor making a house call.
(2) 
Business vehicles being used for temporary deliveries or temporary pickups during these hours.
(3) 
Police, fire or other emergency vehicles.
(4) 
A vehicle holding a valid permit issued by the Village Administrator after approval of the Village Board for a handicapped person.
(5) 
A vehicle holding a valid permit issued by the Village Administrator after approval of the Village Board for extreme hardship cases.
C. 
Whenever an emergency snow removal condition exists as defined within this section, the following parking restrictions shall apply to the area so designated:
(1) 
Water Street. On Water Street, between Jefferson Street and Carolina Street, there shall be alternate-side parking, with parking being permitted on the odd-numbered side of the street during the odd-numbered days and parking on the even-numbered side of the street during the even-numbered days. The status of the days, as to whether they are even or odd, shall be determined as of 8:00 p.m. that day.
(2) 
Sycamore Street - Industrial Park. On the east side of Sycamore Street, between Carolina Street and Industry Road, trucks having a gross weight of 6,000 pounds or more shall be permitted to park during any such snow emergency from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. the following day.
D. 
The Village Public Works and Utility Director is hereby instructed to secure and have posted on all county trunk highways and state highways leading into the Village of Sauk City a sign giving notice to the effect that the Village of Sauk City has an emergency snow ordinance.
E. 
In addition to the penalties set forth in § 317-14 for violations of this section, the owner of the vehicle shall pay the reasonable cost for moving, towing, and any storage of the vehicle parked in violation of this section.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4; 6-25-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-6]
Any person owning or having control of any truck, truck power unit, tractor, trailer, semitrailer, or bus in excess of 10,000 pounds' gross weight, or having a length over 16 feet in length, except for pickup trucks, in which case, having a length in excess of 21 feet, or having an enclosed area of a height of more than eight feet from the roadway, is prohibited from driving on Business Drive, located south of Phillips Boulevard, in Sauk City.
A. 
Hazard to public safety. Any vehicle parked, stopped or standing upon a highway 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 traffic officer, to a position where parking is permitted or to a private or public parking or storage premises.
C. 
Removal by traffic officer. Any traffic 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 which 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 reasonable costs 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. 
Purpose. The development and execution of this section are based upon the problems associated with the collection of forfeitures for moving and nonmoving violations. Furthermore, the policies, goals and objectives of the Village relating to moving and nonmoving violations have not been effectively communicated to these operators. The Village Board, after studying the various problems and considering possible solutions, hereby finds that a traffic violation and registration program would best suit the needs of the Village.
B. 
Participation. The Village of Sauk City shall participate in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program as set forth in § 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans 128, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments or changes thereto.
C. 
Designation and authority. The Sauk Prairie Police Department is hereby designated as a delegated authority for purposes of §§ 85.13 and 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans 128, Wis. Adm. Code.
(1) 
The Sauk Prairie Police Department is authorized to perform, on behalf of the Village of Sauk City, all functions required of a local authority under said statutes and code, including but not limited to:
(a) 
Prepare and complete all forms and notices, notifying the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations.
(b) 
Specify whether the registration of vehicles involved in unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations should be suspended and/or whether registration should be refused for any vehicle owned by persons with unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations.
(c) 
Determine the method by which the Village of Sauk City will pay the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for administration of the program and establishing the effective date for participation.
(d) 
Take such other action as is necessary to institute and continue participation in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program.
(2) 
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to assign a member of the Sauk Prairie Police Department to perform such acts as are necessary to effectuate this section.
D. 
Program costs.
(1) 
In addition to all applicable fines and court costs, the cost of using the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program shall be assessed as permitted by § 345.28(4)(d), Wis. Stats. The Sauk Prairie Police Department may refuse to notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of payment of a citation until all applicable fines and costs, including costs assessed under this section, are paid.
(2) 
This section shall not be interpreted as requiring all unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations be processed through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program. The Village of Sauk City's participation in such program shall be in addition to any and all other means legally available to enforce such citations.
E. 
Requirements. The Sauk Prairie Police Department shall follow the following procedures in issuing nonmoving violations:
(1) 
Issue citation. A notice of the violation should be left on the parked vehicle.
(2) 
Two warning notices of an unpaid citation must be sent to the owner of the vehicle within a twenty-eight-day period from the violation, which should include the date the citation was issued; the license number of the vehicle involved; the place the citation may be paid; the means by which the citation must be paid or contested to avoid further action; and the action which will be taken by the Sauk Prairie Police Department should the operator fail to respond.
(3) 
In the event no action is taken by the operator, the Sauk Prairie Police Department shall direct such violation to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program, indicating how the Sauk Prairie Police Department wishes to proceed. The following actions may be directed to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program:
(a) 
Suspend only (illegal to operate cited plate);
(b) 
Refuse only (prevent the violator from obtaining any new registration); or
(c) 
Suspend and refuse (illegal to operate cited plate and prevent the violator from obtaining any new registration).
(4) 
Upon payment of the citation by the operator, the Sauk Prairie Police Department shall notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program within three working days, at which time any suspension shall be lifted.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 10.09.06, Fines and penalties, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4. See now § 317-14.
A. 
Erection and maintenance. The Public Works and Utility Director is authorized and directed to procure, erect and maintain appropriate standard traffic signs, signals and markings conforming to the rules of the State Highway Division giving such notice of the provisions of this chapter as required by state law. Signs shall be erected in such locations and manner as the Village Board shall determine will best effect the purposes of this chapter and give adequate warning to users of the streets or highways.
B. 
Removal of unofficial signs or signals. The Public Works and Utility Director shall have the authority granted by § 349.09, Wis. Stats., and is directed to 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 a premises for removal of such an illegal sign, signal, or device shall be reported to the Village Board at its next regular meeting for review and certification.
[Added 8-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-8, amended 8-29-2006]
A. 
Purpose and authority. This section is adopted pursuant to the authority set forth in Wisconsin Statutes § 349.26 and adopted for the protection of the public health, benefit and welfare of the Village.
B. 
Neighborhood electric vehicles permitted.
(1) 
Definition and requirements.
(a) 
"Neighborhood electric vehicle" (NEV) means a self-propelled motor vehicle that has successfully completed the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle America test program conducted by the federal Department of Energy, and that conforms to the definition and requirements for low-speed vehicles as adopted in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for low-speed vehicles under 49 CFR 571.3(b) and 571.500. NEV does not include an electric golf cart.
(b) 
NEVs shall be four-wheeled and have a speed range of at least 20 miles per hour and not more than 35 miles per hour on a paved surface and have a gross vehicle weight at rest of less than 2,500 pounds.
[Amended 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2]
(c) 
All NEVs shall be equipped with the following:
[1] 
Headlamps.
[2] 
Front and rear turn signals.
[3] 
Stop lamps.
[4] 
Reflex reflectors: one red on each side as far to the rear as practicable, and one red on the rear (three total).
[5] 
An exterior mirror mounted on the passenger side or an interior rearview mirror.
[6] 
Parking brakes.
[7] 
A windshield that conforms to the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard on glazing materials (49 CFR 571.205).
[8] 
A vehicle identification number that complies with federal law (49 CFR 565).
[9] 
A Type 1 or Type 2 seatbelt assembly conforming to 49 CFR 571.209 and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, for each designated seating position.
(2) 
Permitted users. To use an NEV on Village streets meeting the criteria set forth in Subsection B(1) above, the individual driver must have a valid Wisconsin driver's license.
(3) 
Permitted use on Village streets. Any driver meeting the requirements of Subsection B(2) above may operate a licensed NEV on Village of Sauk City streets having a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less. The holder of this license shall also be permitted to operate within the Village of Prairie du Sac. Headlamps must be on at all times during operation on Village streets.
[Amended 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2]
(4) 
Compliance with traffic laws. NEVs shall comply with all state and local traffic laws, including but not limited to Chapter 317 of the Sauk City Village Code, and owners and operators of NEVs shall be subject to citations and forfeitures for any such violation.
(5) 
License requirements; fee.
(a) 
Neighborhood electric vehicles shall be licensed by the Village, and the license shall be issued to the owner of the vehicle. The licenses shall be issued by the Sauk City Village Administrator or designee.
[Amended 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2]
(b) 
Owners shall complete a license application prior to issuance of a license, which application shall be provided by the Village Administrator, or designee.
[Amended 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2]
(c) 
Fees for licenses issued under this section shall be set by the Village Board as part of the Village fee schedule.
[Amended 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2]
(d) 
The license shall only be issued following inspection of the vehicle by the Village Administrator, or designee, for compliance with the provisions set forth in Subsection B(1) above. The Village Administrator may require a manufacturer's certification indicating compliance with such provisions.
(e) 
Prior to obtaining a license, the applicant must furnish proof of insurance for the NEV and a current valid driver's license.
(f) 
The license shall be displayed on the rear of the NEV.
(6) 
Enforcement. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be subject to forfeiture as provided in § 317-14 of this chapter.
A. 
Generally. The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced in accordance with the provisions of §§ 345.20 through 345.53, Ch. 799 and § 66.0114, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Uniform citations. The uniform citations promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats., shall be used for all moving traffic violations under this chapter.
C. 
Parking citations. Citations for all nonmoving traffic violations under the provisions of this chapter shall conform to § 345.28, Wis. Stats., and shall permit direct mail payment of the applicable minimum forfeiture to the Police Department within seven days of the issuance of the citation in lieu of court appearance. The issuing officer shall specify thereon the amount of the applicable forfeiture as provided in this chapter.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
D. 
Notice of demerit points and receipt. Every officer accepting a forfeited penalty or money deposit under this chapter shall receipt therefor in triplicate as provided in § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats. Every officer accepting a stipulation under the provisions of this chapter shall comply with the provisions of §§ 343.28, 345.26(1)(a) and 345.27(2), Wis. Stats., and shall require the alleged violator to sign a statement of notice in substantially the form contained on the uniform citation and complaint promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats.
E. 
Forfeitures in treasury. Any officer accepting deposits or forfeited penalties under the provisions of this chapter shall deliver them to the Chief of Police within 24 hours.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 10.13.06, Non-moving traffic violations registration program, § 10.13.07, Authorization for use of citations, and § 10.13.09, Penalty - parking, which immediately followed this subsection, were deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). See § 317-11 for the registration program and § 317-14 for parking penalties. See Ch. 1, § 1-13 for citations.
[Amended 6-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4; 6-25-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-6]
A. 
Forfeiture penalty. The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a forfeiture as provided in this section, together with court costs and fees prescribed by §§ 814.63(1) and (2), or 814.65(1), Wis. Stats., and if applicable, the penalty surcharge imposed by § 757.05, Wis. Stats., the driver improvement surcharge imposed by § 364.655, Wis. Stats., and the safe ride programs surcharge imposed by § 346.657, Wis. Stats. Any person 18 years of age or older who shall fail to pay the amount of the forfeiture, court costs, or any applicable surcharge or penalty imposed for violation of this chapter may be imprisoned until such amounts are paid, but not to exceed 90 days, upon order of the court entering judgment and having jurisdiction of the case.
B. 
Other sanctions.
(1) 
By court. Nothing herein shall preclude or effect the power of the sentencing court to exercise additional authorities granted by the Wisconsin Statutes to suspend of revoke the operating privileges of the defendant, order the defendant to submit to assessment and rehabilitation programs, or to attend traffic safety school in addition to payment of a monetary penalty or in lieu of imprisonment.
(2) 
By municipality. No person who has been convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be issued a license or permit by the Village Administrator, except a dog license, until the forfeiture, court costs, and any applicable surcharges or penalties for such violation is paid.
C. 
Forfeitures for violation of moving traffic regulations.
(1) 
Forfeitures for violations of any moving traffic regulations set forth in the Wisconsin Statutes and adopted by reference in § 317-1 shall conform to the forfeiture penalty permitted to be imposed for violations of the comparable Wisconsin Statute, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses; provided, however, that this subsection shall not be construed to permit prosecution under this chapter for any offense described in Chapters 341 through 348, Wis. Stats., for which an imprisonment penalty may be imposed upon the defendant.
D. 
Forfeitures for parking violations.
(1) 
Forfeitures for uniform statewide parking, stopping and standing offenses. Forfeitures for violation of nonmoving traffic violations adopted by reference in § 317-1 as described in Chapters 341 to 348, Wis. Stats., shall be as provided for the comparable state nonmoving traffic violation as set forth in the State Uniform Traffic Deposit Schedule, as amended or revised.
(2) 
Forfeitures for parking violations during snow emergencies. Forfeitures for violations of § 317-8 shall be $40.
(3) 
Forfeitures for other parking violations. The penalty for any other parking violation not included under Subsection D(1) or (2) above shall be a forfeiture of not less than $20 and not more than $50 for the first offense, and for any subsequent offence within one year shall be forfeiture of not less than $30 and not more than $100.
E. 
Other violations. The forfeiture for any violation not otherwise established by this section shall be not less than $10 and not more than $200.