City of Waterloo, WI
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Waterloo 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-6 as § 7.14 of the 1987 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles and play vehicles — See Ch. 133.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 273.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 324.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 350.
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions describing and defining regulations with respect to snowmobiles in the following enumerated sections of the Wisconsin Statutes are hereby adopted by reference and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Acts required to be performed or prohibited by such statutes are required or prohibited by this chapter, as follows:
350.01
Definitions
350.02
Operation of snowmobiles on or in the vicinity of highways
350.03
Right-of-way
350.04
Snowmobile races, derbies and routes
350.045
Public utility exemption
350.047
Local ordinance to be filed
350.05
Operation by youthful operators restricted
350.055
Safety certification program established
350.07
Driving animals
350.08
Owner permitting operation
350.09
Head lamps, tail lamps and brakes
350.10
Miscellaneous provisions for snowmobile operation
350.101 to 350.107
[Added by Ord. No. 88-4]
Operating a snowmobile while intoxicated
350.12
Registration of snowmobiles
350.13
Uniform trail signs and standards
350.15
Accidents and accident reports
350.17
Enforcement
350.18
Local ordinances
350.19
Liability of landowners
The operator of a snowmobile upon a roadway shall, in addition to the provisions of Ch. 350, Wis. Stats., be subject to §§ 346.04, 346.06, 346.11, 346.14(1), 346.18, 346.19, 346.20, 346.21, 346.26, 346.27, 346.33, 346.35, 346.37, 346.39, 346.40, 346.44, 346.46, 346.47, 346.48, 346.50(1)(b), 346.51, 346.52, 346.53, 346.54, 346.55, 346.87, 346.88, 346.89, 346.90, 346.91, 346.92(1) and 346.94(1) and (9), Wis. Stats.
Except as provided in §§ 350.02 and 350.03, Wis. Stats., no person shall operate a snowmobile upon any public right-of-way or on any public park or other public property in the City, except as follows:
A. 
In Firemen's Park upon marked trails or areas designated in park rules by the Parks Commission.
B. 
On the grounds of the Waterloo School District upon the marked trail designated by the School District Board.
C. 
On City streets within 1,000 feet of a marked snowmobile trail and only for the purpose of traveling from the snowmobiler's residence to a marked trail and returning to said residence.
No person shall leave or allow a snowmobile owned or operated by him to remain unattended on any public highway or public property while the motor is running or with the starting key in the ignition.
No person shall operate a snowmobile on any sidewalk, pedestrianway or boulevard within the City.
Operators of snowmobiles on designated snowmobile routes over public highways, parks or recreational areas shall comply with the following:
A. 
Snowmobiles must be operated in single file on the right side of public highways.
B. 
Snowmobiles must be operated with lighted headlights and taillights.
C. 
Snowmobiles towing other snowmobiles, sleds or trailers must use a rigid drawbar designated for that purpose.
D. 
Snowmobiles must be operated at a speed not in excess of 10 miles per hour.
E. 
During a time of snow emergency, as declared by the Mayor, law enforcement officers may operate snowmobiles upon any street or public way within the City.
F. 
Snowmobile operators must be in a sitting or kneeling position on the snowmobile.
G. 
Snowmobiles may not be operated within the City limits between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4 of this Code.
Pursuant to § 350.047, Wis. Stats., the Clerk-Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to send a copy of this chapter to the Department of Natural Resources, the Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.