Town of Trenton, WI
Washington County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Trenton 11-7-1989 as Title 8, Ch. 1 of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles on lakes — See Ch. 254.
Junked vehicles — See Ch. 302, Art. I.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 364.
A. 
Statutes adopted. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Code, the statutory provisions in Chs. 340 to 348 and 350, Wis. Stats., describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles and traffic, for which the penalty is a forfeiture only, excluding penalties to be imposed and procedures for prosecution, 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 regulation incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutory regulations in Chs. 340 to 348 and 350, Wis. Stats., incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter in order to secure to the extent legally practicable uniform statewide regulation of vehicle traffic on the highways, streets and alleys of the State of Wisconsin. Any person who shall, within the Town of Trenton, Wisconsin, violate any provisions of any statute incorporated herein by reference shall be deemed guilty of an offense under this section.
B. 
Other state laws adopted. There are also hereby 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 and 350, Wis. Stats., and the penalty for violation thereof shall be limited to a forfeiture as hereinafter provided in this chapter:
941.01
Negligent operation of vehicle off highway
346.935
Intoxicants in motor vehicles
C. 
Statutes specifically incorporated by reference. Whenever this chapter incorporates by reference specific sections of the Wisconsin Statutes, such references shall mean the Wisconsin Statutes as from time to time amended, repealed or modified by the Wisconsin Legislature.
D. 
General references. General references in this chapter to Wisconsin statutory sections or chapters describing or defining procedures or authority for enactment or enforcement of local traffic regulations shall be deemed to refer to the most recent enactments of the Wisconsin Legislature describing or defining such procedures or authorities.
A. 
Administrative regulations adopted. The following administrative rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and published in the Wisconsin Administrative Code, exclusive of any provisions therein relating to the penalties to be imposed, are hereby adopted by reference and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein:
Trans 146, Vehicle Registration and Fuel Trip Permits (penalties of § 341.04, Wis. Stats., apply)
Trans 300, Transportation of School Children
Trans 304, Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem
Trans 305, Standards for Motor Vehicle Equipment
Trans 326, Motor Carrier Safety Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Materials
B. 
Noncompliance prohibited. No person shall operate or allow to be operated on any highway, street or alley within the Town of Trenton a vehicle that is not in conformity with the requirements of Subsection A or the provisions of § 110.075 and Ch. 347, Wis. Stats., incorporated by reference in § 368-1 of this chapter.
C. 
Owner's liability. Any owner of a vehicle not equipped as required by this section who knowingly causes or permits such vehicle to be operated on a highway in violation of this section is guilty of the violation the same as if he or she had operated the vehicle. The provisions of § 347.04, Wis. Stats., relating to nonapplicability of demerit points shall apply to owners convicted of a violation of this section.
D. 
Safety checks.
(1) 
Operators to submit to inspection. When directed to do so by any law enforcement officer, the operator of any motor vehicle shall stop and submit such vehicle to an inspection and such tests as are necessary to determine whether the vehicle meets the requirements of this section or that the vehicle's equipment is in proper adjustment or repair. No person, when operating a motor vehicle, shall fail to stop and submit such vehicle to inspection when directed to do so by any law enforcement officer as herein provided.
(2) 
Authority of officer. Any law enforcement officer of the Town is hereby empowered, whenever he or she shall have reason to believe that any provision of this section is being violated, to order the operator of the vehicle to stop and to submit such vehicle to an inspection with respect to brakes, lights, turn signals, steering, horns and warning devices, glass, mirrors, exhaust systems, windshield wipers, tires and other items of equipment.
(3) 
Vehicle to be removed from highway. Whenever, after inspection as provided by this section, a law enforcement officer determines that a vehicle is unsafe for operation, he or she may order it removed from the highway and not operated, except for purposes of removal and repair, until the vehicle has been repaired as directed in a repair order. Repair orders may be in the form prescribed by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation under § 110.075(5), Wis. Stats., and shall require the vehicle owner or operator to cause the repairs to be made and return evidence of compliance with the repair order to the department of the issuing officer within the time specified in the order.
E. 
Penalty. Penalty for violation of any provision of this section, including the provisions of the Wisconsin Administrative Code incorporated herein by reference, shall be as provided in Subsection C of this section, together with the costs of prosecution and applicable penalty assessment.
A. 
Duty of Town Board to erect and install uniform traffic control devices. Whenever traffic regulations created by this chapter, including a State of Wisconsin traffic regulation adopted by reference in § 368-1, require the erection of traffic control devices for enforcement, the Town Board shall procure, erect and maintain uniform traffic control devices conforming to the Uniform Traffic Control Device Manual promulgated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, giving notice of such traffic regulation to the users of the streets and highways on which such regulations apply. Whenever state law grants discretion to local authorities in erecting or placement of a uniform traffic control device, devices shall be erected in such locations and in such a manner as, in the judgment of the Town Board or its designee, will carry out the purposes of this chapter and give adequate warning to users of the streets and highways of the Town of Trenton.
B. 
Code numbers to be affixed to official traffic control devices. The Town Board or its designee shall cause to be placed on each official traffic control sign a guide board, milepost, signal or marker erected under Subsection A a code number assigned by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and shall also place or direct the placing of code numbers on all existing official traffic control devices as required by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
C. 
Prohibited signs and markers in highways. No person other than an officer authorized by this chapter to erect and maintain official traffic control devices or his or her designee shall place within the limits of any street or highway maintained by the Town any sign, signal, marker, mark or monument unless permission is first obtained from the Town Board or, where applicable, the State Highway Commission. Any sign, signal, marker, mark or monument placed or maintained in violation of this subsection shall be subject to removal as provided in Subsection D.
D. 
Removal of unofficial signs, markers, signals and traffic control devices. The Town Board or its designee may remove any sign, signal, marking or other device which is placed, maintained or displayed in violation of this chapter or state law. Any charge imposed against premises for removal of a prohibited or illegal sign, signal, marking or device shall be reported to the Town Board for review and certification at its next regular meeting following the imposition of the charge. Any charge not paid on or before the next succeeding November 15 shall be placed upon the tax roll for collection as other special municipal taxes.
When any vehicle is found upon a street or highway in violation of any provision of this chapter regulating the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles and the identity of the operator cannot be determined, the owner, as shown by the ownership registration of the vehicle supplied by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, or a comparable authority of any other state, shall be deemed to have committed the violation for purposes of enforcement of this chapter and specifically § 368-1 and shall be subject to the applicable forfeiture penalty, provided that the defenses defined and described in § 346.485(5)(b), Wis. Stats., shall be a defense for an owner charged with such violation.
A. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 346.48(2)(b)2, Wis. Stats., adopted by reference in § 368-1 to the contrary, school bus operators shall use flashing red warning lights in residential and business areas when pupils or other authorized passengers are to be loaded or unloaded at locations at which there are no crosswalks or traffic signals so that pupils must cross the street or highway before being loaded or after being unloaded.
B. 
The Town Board may designate locations for the posting of "School Bus Stop" signs.
Every operator of a vehicle approaching an intersection at which an official traffic control device is erected in accordance with this chapter shall obey the direction of such official traffic control device as required by the Wisconsin Statutes incorporated by reference in § 368-1 of this chapter. Operators of vehicles approaching a stop sign shall stop before entering a highway as required by § 346.46, Wis. Stats. Operators approaching intersections at which a yield sign has been installed shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles as required by § 346.18(6), Wis. Stats.
The provisions of §§ 346.57, 346.58 and 346.59, Wis. Stats., relating to the maximum and minimum speed of vehicles are hereby adopted as part of this section as if fully set forth herein, except as specified by this section pursuant to § 349.11(3)(c), Wis. Stats., where the Town Board has determined that the statutory speed limits are unreasonable, unsafe and imprudent and has modified such limits. Speed limits are decreased upon the following roads, streets or portions thereof:
A. 
Fifteen miles per hour.
Name of Street
Number of Signs
North River Road
3
North Wallace Lake Drive
1
Summit Circle
1
South Wallace Lake Drive
2
B. 
Twenty-five miles per hour.
Name of Street
Number of Signs
Creek Drive
2
Glenway Drive
1
Mayflower Road
1
Paradise Drive (Rustic Road)
4
Riverview Drive
2
Sand Drive
6
C. 
Twenty-five miles per hour: subdivisions.
Name of Street
Number of Signs
Annette Court
1
Apple Blossom Lane
2
Barber Circle
2
Beck Lane
1
Birch Terrace
2
Birchwood Lane
2
Birchwood Trail
3
Cascade Drive
4
Cheri Lane
2
Cherokee Drive
2
Colleen Lane
4
Cortland Lane
2
Curtis Lane
2
Davids View
2
Davids View West
2
Deer Creek Lane
1
East Sandy Acre Road
2
Eastwood Trail
6
Eden Court
2
Enge Drive
2
Fairfield Circle
[Added 12-6-2005]
2
Fairy Chasm Road
3
Forest View Drive
2
Forseth Court
2
Frontier Court
2
Holly Lane
2
Indian Lore Court
1
Jacqueline Lane
4
Lenora Drive.
Linda Drive
2
Macintosh Court
0
North Sandy Acre Road
2
Orchard Knoll Drive
2
Patrick Court
2
Sandy Knoll Court
1
Scenic Drive East
2
South View Circle
[Added 12-6-2005]
2
Southwood Trail
2
Terry Dale Court
1
Terry Dale Drive
4
Terry Jak Drive
2
Timber Court
1
Tolbert Lane
2
Tuscola Lane
2
Valley Road
2
Walsh Acres Drive
1
Westwood Trail
1
Whispering Pines Drive
2
Wingate Circle
[Added 12-6-2005]
2
D. 
Thirty miles per hour.
Name of Street
Number of Signs
Congress Drive
4
Pleasant Hill Drive north from Wausaukee Road to CTH L (Decorah Road)
2
E. 
Thirty-five miles per hour.
Name of Street
Number of Signs
Maple Dale Road
4
Maple Road from Jacqueline Court to Paradise Drive
[Added 1-21-2014 by Ord. No. 2014.01.01]
4
Newark Drive, to Trenton Road
3
North River Road from Wallace Lake Road south to West Bend City limits
3
Paradise Drive
10
Shady Lane Road north from Newburg Village limits to Newark Drive
2
South River Road, that portion of the northbound lane located between the West Bend City limits south of State Highway 33
2
Trenton Road from Creek Drive north to Maple Dale Road
1
Trenton Road north from State Highway 33 to Maple Dale Road, excepting that portion of Trenton Road located in the West Bend City limits
2
Wallace Lake Road from west Town line to Trenton Road
5
Wallace Lake Road from Trenton Road east to Oak Road
8
Washington Drive, from Wausaukee Road to CTH Y
[Added 8-1-2006]
2
F. 
Forty miles per hour.
Name of Street
Number of Signs
Trenton Road north from Maple Dale Road to Newark Drive
4
G. 
Forty-five miles per hour.
Name of Street
Number of Signs
Maple Road from Jacqueline Drive to Paradise Drive
[Repealed 1-21-2014 by Ord. No. 2014.01.01]
North Oak Road from Wallace Lake Road to State Highway 33 east
4
Paradise Drive from South Oak Road to CTH M
10
Washington Drive from CTH Y to CTH M
4
A. 
Definition. For purposes of this section, heavy traffic shall be defined as:
(1) 
All vehicles not operating completely on pneumatic tires; and
(2) 
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 15,000 pounds.
B. 
Special and seasonal weight limitations. The Town Board shall have the authority to impose special or seasonal weight limits on any highway, bridge or culvert maintained by the Town to prevent injury to the roadway or for the safety of the users of such bridge or culvert and shall be responsible for erecting uniform traffic control devices giving notice thereof in accordance with the provisions of § 368-3.
C. 
Class B highways. All streets and alleys within the Town of Trenton are designated Class "B" highways subject to the weight limitations of § 348.16, Wis. Stats.
When signs or traffic lights have been erected, all vehicles shall stop at the following listed intersection of said street and the latter-named street or streets:
Name of Street
Side of Stop Sign
Location
Annette Court
North
Entering Eastwood Trail
Apple Blossom Lane
West
Entering Orchard Knoll Drive
Barber Circle
West
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Beck Lane North
South
Entering Eastwood Trail
Birch Terrace
North
Entering Westwood Trail
Birch Terrace
South
Entering Eastwood Trail
Birchwood Lane
South
Entering Fairy Chasm Road
Birchwood Trail
North
Entering Fairy Chasm Road
Birchwood Trail
West
Entering Highway 143
Cascade Drive
West
Entering Paradise Drive
Cedar Sauk Road
At the Town of Cedarburg line
Cheri Lane
North
Entering Fairy Chasm Road
Cheri Lane
South
Entering Fairy Chasm Road
Cherokee Lane
South
Entering Indian Lore Court
Colleen Lane
West
Entering Jacqueline Lane
Congress Drive
West
Entering Gravel Drive
Creek Drive
South
Entering Trenton Road
Curtis Lane
North
Entering Linda Drive
Curtis Lane
South
Entering North Oak Road
Davids View
South
Entering Terry Dale Drive
Davids View
West corner
Entering Beck Lane
Davids View West
South
Entering Eastwood Trail
Deer Creek Lane
South
Entering Fairy Chasm Road
East Sandy Acre Road
North
Entering West Sandy Acre Road
Eastwood Court
[Added 7-7-2015 by Ord. No. 2015.07.03]
South
Entering Eastwood Trail
Eastwood Trail
East
Entering Maple Dale Road
Eastwood Trail
East
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Eastwood Trail
[Added 7-7-2015 by Ord. No. 2015.07.03]
North
Entering Eastwood Court
Eastwood Trail
West
Entering Maple Dale Road
Eden Court
West
Entering Cascade Drive
Elderberry Drive
Southwest corner
Entering Trenton Road
Evergreen Drive
East
Entering Decorah Road
Evergreen Drive
North
South Church Road
Fairy Chasm
[Added 1-5-2016 by Ord. No. 2016.01.01]
North
Entering Birchwood Trail
Fairy Chasm Road
West
Entering Highway 143
Forest View Drive
West
Entering Maple Dale Road
Forseth Court
East
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Frontier Court
North
Entering Whispering Pines Drive
Glenway Drive
South
Entering Trenton Road
Gravel Drive
North
Entering Wausaukee Road
Gravel Drive
South
Entering Highway Y
Holly Lane
East
Entering Sand Drive
Holly Lane
North
Entering Walsh Acres Road
Indian Lore Court
West
Entering Davids View Drive
Jacqueline Drive
North
Entering Maple Road
Jacqueline Drive
West
Entering Patrick Court
Jamestown Drive
Northwest corner
Entering Creek Drive
Jay Street
No sign
Kaelin Lane
No sign
Knollwood Road
North
Entering Highway M
Knollwood Road
South
Entering Highway M
Knollwood Road
South
Entering Highway Y
Lenora Drive
West
Entering Highway 33
Lincoln Drive
North
Entering South Oak Road
Lincoln Drive
South
Entering School Road
Linda Drive
East
Entering Terry Dale Drive
Linda Drive
West
Entering Maple Dale Road
Lovers Lane
East
Entering Highway MY
Macintosh Court
East
Entering Orchard Knoll Drive
Maple Dale Road
North
Entering North Oak Road
Maple Dale Road
North
Entering Trenton Road
Maple Dale Road
South
Entering North Oak Road
Maple Dale Road
Southwest
Entering Trenton Road
Maple Road
East
Entering Paradise Drive
Maple Road
East
Entering Rusco Road
Maple Road
West
Entering Highway 143
Maple Road
West
Entering Paradise Drive
Maple Road
West
Entering Rusco Road
Mayflower Road
West
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Newark Drive
North
Entering Highway M
Newark Drive
North
Entering Trading Post Trail
Newark Drive
South
Entering Trading Post Trail
North Church Road
West
Entering Wallace Lake Road.
North Oak Road
East
Entering Maple Dale Road
North Oak Road
East
Entering Wallace Lake Road
North Oak Road
West
Entering Highway 33
North Oak Road
West
Entering Maple Dale Road
North River Road
East
Entering Wallace Lake Road
North River Road
West
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Orchard Knoll Drive
South
Entering Highway Y
Paradise Drive
North
Entering Highway G
Paradise Drive
North
Entering Highway M
Paradise Drive
North
Entering Sand Drive
Paradise Drive
North
Entering South Church Road
Paradise Drive
North
Entering South Oak Road
Paradise Drive
South
Entering Highway M
Paradise Drive
South
Entering Sand Drive
Paradise Drive
[Added 9-1-2015 by Ord. No. 2015.09.01]
South
Entering South Church Road
Paradise Drive
South
Entering South Oak Road
Paradise Drive
South
Entering Wausaukee Road
Pleasant Hill Drive
East
Entering Decorah Road
Pleasant Hill Drive
North
Entering Highway M
Poplar Road
East
Entering Newark Drive
Poplar Road
East
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Poplar Road
West
Entering Highway 33
Poplar Road
West
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Riverview Drive
East
Entering Highway 33
Riverview Drive
North
Entering Highway M
Rusco Drive
North
Entering Highway G
Rusco Drive
South
Entering South Oak Road
Sand Drive
North
Entering Highway G
Sand Drive
South
Entering Paradise Drive
Sandy Acres East
Northeast
Entering Sandy Acres Drive
Sandy Knoll Court
South
Entering Trenton Road
Scenic Drive
East
Entering Highway 33
School Road
East
Entering Decorah Road
School Road
West
Entering Paradise Drive
Shady Lane Road
East
Entering Newark Drive
South Church Road
East
Entering Evergreen Drive
South Church Road
Southeast
Paradise Drive
South Church Road
West
Entering Highway 143
South Church Road
West
Entering Paradise Drive
South Indian Lore Road
West
Entering Wallace Lake Road
South Oak Road
East
Entering Paradise Drive
South Oak Road
East
Entering Decorah Road
South Oak Road
West
Entering Highway 143
South Oak Road
West
Entering Paradise Drive
South Wallace Lake Drive
West
Entering Wallace Lake Road
South Wallace Lake Road
South
Entering North River Road
Southwood Trail
[Added 7-7-2015 by Ord. No. 2015.07.03]
East
Entering intersection Eastwood Trail, Eastwood Court and Southwood Trail
St. Augustine Road
North
Entering Wausaukee Road
St. Augustine Road
South
Entering Highway Y
Strawberry Court
Northeast corner
Entering Glenway Drive
Summit Circle
East
Entering Newark Drive
Terry Dale Court
South
Entering Terry Dale Drive
Terry Dale Drive
South
Entering North Oak Road
Terry Dale Drive
West
Entering Valley Road
Terry Jak Drive
North
Entering Shady Lane Road
Timber Court
West
Entering Decorah Road
Tolbert Lane
South
Entering Forseth Court
Trading Post Trail
East
Entering Newark Drive
Trading Post Trail
East
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Trading Post Trail
West
Entering Highway M
Trenton Road
East
Entering Newark Drive
Trenton Road
East
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Trenton Road
West
Entering Highway 33
Trenton Road
West
Entering Wallace Lake Road
Tuscola Lane
East
Entering Highway M
Valley Road
North
Entering Forest View Drive
Valley Road
West
Entering Maple Dale Road
Wallace Lake Road
North
Entering Poplar Road
Wallace Lake Road
North
Entering Trading Post Trail
Wallace Lake Road
South
Entering Highways M and MY
Wallace Lake Road
South
Entering Poplar Road
Wallace Lake Road
South
Entering Trading Post Trail
Walsh Acres
East
Entering Sand Drive
Washington Drive
North
Entering Highway M
Washington Drive
South
Entering Highway Y
Wausaukee Road
East
Entering Knollwood Road
Wausaukee Road
North
Entering Pleasant Hill Drive
Wausaukee Road
West
Entering Knollwood Road
Wausaukee Road
West
Entering Washington Drive
West Sandy Acre Road
West
Entering Highway 33
Westwood Trail
East
Entering Maple Dale Road
Whispering Pines Drive
East
Entering Paradise Drive
A. 
The Town 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 Town 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.
C. 
The Town Board 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 or vehicles beyond the provisions of Ch. 346, Wis. Stats. The Town Board 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.
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, only moving the car somewhat 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 Town roadway or any part thereof, the Town Chairperson may authorize posting 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 Town Chairperson is authorized to direct that temporary "No Parking" signs be erected during parades, festivals and other authorized events that require the regulating of vehicle stopping, standing or parking on Town 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 Town indicating no parking due to snow removal.
D. 
Declaration of emergency. The Town Chairperson or, if the Town Chairperson is not available, a Town Board member shall declare a snow emergency during the period of a severe snowstorm, or immediately thereafter, whenever traffic becomes congested by reason of said snowfall and the operation of emergency vehicles, including snow removal equipment and machinery, is impeded.
(1) 
Duration of emergency. Such emergency shall exist so long as traffic remains congested and the operation of emergency vehicles is impeded or likely to be impeded due to the falling of snow and the congestion of traffic upon the streets, alleys or public parking lots of the City.
(2) 
Notice of emergency. The Town Board Chairperson, or Town Board members, may proclaim the state of emergency through the press, radio, or other public means of communication and may designate and authorize police officers and snow removal personnel to inform the citizenry of the existence of the emergency.
(3) 
Parking prohibited during emergency. No person shall park any vehicle on a street, road, highway, or public parking lot during the period of a snow emergency, or immediately thereafter, until such street, road, highway, or public parking lot has been cleared of snow.
(4) 
Removal of vehicles. The Chief of Police or any of his/her employees under his/her supervision and direction may remove any vehicle which may interfere with the operation of any snow removal equipment or any emergency vehicle and charge the cost of removing such vehicle to the owner or the operator thereof. Said Chief of Police may cause removal to be made either by his/her own department or may contract for such removal with any serviceman, person, firm or corporation that has, as a part of his or its business, towing service with proper equipment to move vehicles.
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) 
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.
(3) 
On the roadway side of any parked vehicle unless double parking is clearly indicated by official traffic signs or markers.
(4) 
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.
(5) 
In any place or manner so as to obstruct, block or impede traffic.
(6) 
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, unless a greater distance is indicated by an official traffic sign.
(7) 
Upon any portion of a highway where and at the time when parking is prohibited, limited or restricted by official traffic signs.
(8) 
Upon any bridge or within a highway tunnel.
(9) 
Upon any street or highway within the Town 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.
(10) 
Within four feet of the entrance to an alley, private road or driveway.
(11) 
In any Town 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 on 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, access easement, 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 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. No person shall stand or park a vehicle on any street, alley, public right-of-way or municipal parking lot in the Town for the purpose of repairing said vehicle.
E. 
Prohibited parking zone. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to cause any motor vehicle or other vehicle to be parked on the south side of Newark Drive commencing at a point 0.24 mile east of Trenton Road and continuing to a point 0.49 mile east of Trenton Road.
F. 
Two-hour parking restriction. No vehicle shall be parked on any street, roadway, or Town right-of-way in the Town of Trenton for a period of more than two hours, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, except for special events and by the permission of the Town Board or the Chief of Police. Anyone who violates this parking restriction is subject to a parking citation and forfeiture.
G. 
Night parking restriction. No vehicle shall be parked on any street, roadway, or Town right-of-way in the Town of Trenton at any time between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. at any time except for special events and by permission of the Town Board or the Chief of Police. Anyone who violates this parking restriction is subject to a parking citation and forfeiture.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 8-1-12(h), Snow emergency parking restriction, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). See now § 368-11C and D.
When official traffic signs indicating such restriction have been erected in accordance with § 368-3 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.
No person other than the owner or operator thereof shall remove a Town parking citation from a motor vehicle.
A. 
Hazard to public safety. Any vehicle parked, stopped or standing upon a highway or public parking lot 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 law enforcement 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. No vehicle shall be returned to its owner until such payments are made. Upon payment, a receipt shall be issued to the owner of the vehicle for the towing or storage charge. When a private service releases such vehicle without receiving payment for the towing and storage, the outstanding obligation is the sole responsibility of the private service; the Town of Trenton is not responsible or liable for any towing or storage charges.
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 or parking lot longer than 72 hours after notification thereof by 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 72 hours after notice is declared to be a public nuisance and may be removed as provided in § 368-15.
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 Town.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 302, Art. I, Junked Vehicles and Appliances, and Ch. 364, Vehicles, Abandoned.
A. 
No driver of any vehicle, including motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, motor bikes, bicycles, or any other motor-driven vehicle, shall cause, by excessive and unnecessary acceleration, the tires of such vehicle or cycle to spin and emit loud noises or to unnecessarily throw stones or gravel, nor shall such driver cause to be made by excessive and unnecessary acceleration any loud noise as would disturb the public peace.
B. 
No person shall engage in any speed contest, exhibition of speed or any unreasonable or unnecessary acceleration or show of power on any street, alley or public parking lot in the Town.
A. 
Findings. The unauthorized off-road operation of motor vehicles has resulted in:
(1) 
Serious damage to public and private lands, including damage or destruction of vegetation, animal life and improvement to the lands;
(2) 
The permanent scarring of land and an increase in both erosion and air pollution;
(3) 
Collisions and near collisions threatening the life and safety of the operators of such vehicles as well as of other persons; and
(4) 
A loss of the privacy, quietude and serenity to which the owners and users of land are rightfully entitled.
B. 
Definitions. For purposes of this section, the terms below shall be defined as follows:
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any vehicle which is self-propelled and shall include but not be limited to automobiles, trucks, jeeps, vans, motorcycles, motorbikes, go-karts, motorized three-wheeled vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, mopeds, snowmobiles, dune buggies and tractors. "Motor vehicle" shall not mean any airplane, railroad train, boat, wheelchair or bicycle. A vehicle which would otherwise be defined as a motor vehicle under this section shall not be so defined while it is being operated:
(1) 
Solely for the purpose of construction or maintenance of an improvement to land or solely for access to construction or maintenance sites, provided that such operation is by persons having legitimate business on such lands or sites.
(2) 
By or at the direction of public employees or utility company employees as part of their employment duties.
(3) 
By the holder of an easement or right of access on or over the land on which operation is occurring or the holder's employees or agents.
(1) 
Any location which is:
(a) 
Not a paved or maintained public street, road, pedestrianway, or alley;
(b) 
Not used or maintained by the owner or lessee of land as a driveway, parking lot or other way for motor vehicles; or
(c) 
A private trail for use only by the owner or his permittees for recreational or other vehicular use.
(2) 
"Off road" shall not include any creek bed, riverbed or lake; provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to snowmobiles or other vehicles being operated on the ice covering such creek bed, riverbed or lake.
OPERATION
The physical manipulation or activation of any of the controls of a motor vehicle necessary to put it in motion.
UNAUTHORIZED
Without the express prior consent of the owner, lessee, manager or other person authorized to give consent by the owner or lessee of land. Authorization shall not be implied from a failure to post private or public land.
C. 
Unauthorized off-road operation prohibited.
(1) 
The unauthorized off-road operation of a motor vehicle is prohibited.
(2) 
It shall be unlawful to operate any minibike, go-kart, all-terrain vehicle or any other motor-driven craft or vehicle principally manufactured for off-highway use on Town streets, alleys, parks, sidewalks, bikeways, parking lots or on any public lands or private lands or parking lots held open to the public, except on those Town streets designated by resolution of the Town Board. The operator shall at all times have the consent of the owner before operation of such craft or vehicle on private lands. Motor vehicles shall, at no time, be operated off road closer than 200 feet to any dwelling.
D. 
Use of snowmobiles.
(1) 
Except as provided in the definition of "motor vehicle" in Subsection B above, no person shall operate any motor vehicle other than a snowmobile on a snowmobile trail.
(2) 
Snowmobiles shall come to a complete stop at all intersections.
E. 
Operation of snowmobiles, motorcycles, mopeds, minibikes or all-terrain vehicles within any parks is prohibited. No person shall operate a snowmobile, motorcycle, moped, minibike or all-terrain vehicle within any parks or athletic fields within the Town except in designated areas.
A. 
Forfeiture penalty. The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a forfeiture as hereafter provided, together with court costs and fees prescribed by § 814.63(1) and (2) or 814.65(1), Wis. Stats., the penalty assessment for moving traffic violations and the driver improvement surcharge imposed by §§ 757.05 and 346.655, Wis. Stats., where applicable. Payment of the judgment and applicable court costs, fees, assessments and surcharges may be suspended by the sentencing court for not more than 60 days. Any person 18 years of age or older who shall fail to pay the amount of the forfeiture, court costs, any penalty assessment or driver surcharge or other penalty imposed for violation of any provision of this chapter may, upon order of the court entering judgment therefor and having jurisdiction of the case, be imprisoned until such forfeiture, costs and assessment are paid, but not exceeding 90 days.
B. 
Other sanctions.
(1) 
By court. Nothing herein shall preclude or affect the power of the sentencing court to exercise additional authorities granted by the Wisconsin Statutes to suspend or 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 or imprisonment.
(2) 
By the Town. No person who has been convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be issued a license or permit by the Town, except a dog license, until the forfeiture imposed for such violation and any penalty assessment, court costs and fees or surcharge is paid.
C. 
Forfeitures for violation of uniform moving traffic regulations. Forfeitures for violations of any moving traffic regulation set forth in the Wisconsin Statutes adopted by reference in § 368-1 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 Chs. 341 to 348, Wis. Stats., for which an imprisonment penalty or fine may be imposed upon the defendant.
D. 
Forfeitures for parking violations.
(1) 
Forfeitures for uniform statewide parking, stopping and standing offenses. Minimum and maximum forfeiture for violation of nonmoving traffic violations adopted by reference in § 368-1 as described in Chs. 341 to 348, Wis. Stats., shall be as found in the current edition of the Revised Uniform State Traffic Deposit Schedule.
(2) 
Penalty for other parking violations. The penalty for all other parking violations not included under Subsection D(1) above shall be a forfeiture of not less than $10 nor more than $40 for the first offense and not less than $50 nor more than $100 for the second offense within a year.
E. 
Other violations. Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter for which a penalty is not otherwise established by this section shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-5 of this Code.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Enforcement procedures. This chapter shall be enforced in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes and this section.
B. 
Citations.
(1) 
Uniform citation and complaint. The Wisconsin Uniform Traffic Citation and Complaint described and defined in the Wisconsin Statutes shall be used for enforcement of all provisions of this chapter except those provisions which describe or define nonmoving traffic violations and violations of §§ 346.71 through 346.73, Wis. Stats. Violations of §§ 346.71 through 346.73, Wis. Stats., shall be reported to the District Attorney and the Wisconsin Uniform Traffic Citation shall not be used in such cases except upon written request of the District Attorney.
(2) 
Parking citations. The Town Board shall adopt a citation for use in enforcing the nonmoving traffic offenses in this chapter. Such citation shall be used for enforcement of nonmoving traffic regulations created or adopted by this chapter, including violations of nonmoving traffic regulations defined and described in the Wisconsin Statutes adopted by reference in § 368-1, and all provisions regarding nonmoving traffic violations in this chapter. The citation for nonmoving traffic violations shall contain a notice that the person cited may discharge the forfeiture for violation of a nonmoving traffic regulation and penalty thereof by complying with Subsection C(2) of this section.
C. 
Deposits and stipulations.
(1) 
Uniform traffic offenses.
(a) 
Who may make. Persons arrested or cited for violation of moving traffic offenses created by this chapter shall be permitted to make deposits and stipulations of no contest or released by the arresting officer in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes. Stipulations of guilt or no contest may be made by persons arrested for violations of this chapter in accordance with § 66.0114(1)(b), Wis. Stats., whenever the provisions of § 345.27, Wis. Stats., are inapplicable to such violations. Stipulations shall conform to the form contained in the Uniform Traffic Citation and Complaint under § 345.11, Wis. Stats., and may be accepted within five days of the date of the alleged violation. Stipulations may be accepted by law enforcement officers serving the Town or Clerk of Circuit Court.
(b) 
Delivery or mailing of deposit and stipulation. Any person stipulating guilt or no contest under the preceding subsection must make the deposit required under § 345.26, Wis. Stats., or, if the deposit is not established under such statute, shall deposit a forfeited penalty as provided in the schedule approved by the Town Board. Deposits may be brought or mailed within five days of the issuance of the citation in lieu of court appearance.
(c) 
Receipt required. 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 Traffic Citation and Complaint promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats. The official or person receiving the deposit shall furnish and deliver or mail an original receipt for such deposit to the alleged violator and shall deliver the deposit and stipulation and a copy of the receipt within seven days to the County Clerk of Courts.
(2) 
Nonmoving traffic offenses.
(a) 
Direct payment of penalty permitted. Persons cited (summons not issued) for violation of nonmoving traffic offenses described and defined in this chapter may discharge the penalty thereof and avoid court prosecution by mailing or forwarding within five days of the issuance of the citation to the Town the minimum forfeiture specified for the violation.
(b) 
Court prosecution. If the alleged violator does not deliver or mail a deposit as provided in Subsection C(2)(a) within 10 days of the date of the citation, the law enforcement officer serving the Town shall forward a copy of the citation to the Town Attorney for prosecution.
(c) 
Registration suspension. If the alleged violator does not pay the forfeiture or appear in court in response to the citation for a nonmoving traffic violation on the date specified in the citation or, if no date is specified on the citation, within 28 days after the citation is issued, the Town may ask the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to suspend the registration of the vehicle involved or refuse registration of any vehicle owned by the person pursuant to the provisions of § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats., and Subsection C(3) below.
(d) 
Deposits returned to Town Treasurer. Officers receiving deposits for nonmoving traffic violations under this Subsection C(2) shall pay over such deposits to the Town Treasurer within seven days of receipt. Such payment shall be accompanied by an itemized statement for each deposit of the offense charged and the name of the depositor.
(e) 
Bond. Any officer authorized to accept deposits under § 345.26, Wis. Stats., or this section shall qualify by taking the oath prescribed by § 19.01, Wis. Stats.
(3) 
Notice of demerit points and receipt. Every officer accepting a forfeited penalty or money deposit under this section shall receipt therefor in triplicate as provided in § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats. Every officer accepting a stipulation under the provisions of this section 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 traffic citation and complaint promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats.
(4) 
Registration suspension program.
(a) 
The Town 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.
(b) 
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 Town may refuse to notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of payment on a citation until all applicable fines and costs, including costs assessed under the preceding sentence, are paid.
(c) 
This Subsection C(4) shall not be interpreted as requiring that all unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations be processed through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program. The Town's participation in such program shall be in addition to any and all other means legally available to enforce such citations.