Ferryville Ordinance Chapter 4
TRAFFIC CODE
4.01 State Laws Adopted
4.02 Parking, Winter Parking, Street Storage Prohibited
4.03 Golf Carts
4.04 Erection of Official Traffic Signs and Signals
4.05 Penalty
4.06 Enforcement
4.07 Severability



4.01 STATE LAWS ADOPTED

Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Code, the statutory provisions of Chapters 340 to 348, inclusive Wis. Stats., describing and defining regulation with respect to vehicle and traffic, exclusive of any provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed and exclusive of any regulations for which the statutory penalty is a fine and term of imprisonment are adopted and by reference made a part of this code as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed and prohibited by any statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this Code. Any future amendments, revisions, or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this code in order to secure uniform state wide regulation of traffic on the highways, street, and alleys of the State.

4.02 PARKING, WINTER PARKING, STREET STORAGE PROHIBITED

(1) Parking, Winter Parking, Street Storage Prohibited

(a) Street Storage Prohibited. No person shall park any object or motor vehicle on the Village streets and Village lots for longer than 48 hours at any one time.

(b) Hickory Street Parking. No person shall park any object or motor vehicle on the pavement portion of Hickory Street as posted by Official Traffic Signs. From November 15 to April 1, no person shall park any object or vehicle on the pavement portion of Hickory Street or on the Hickory Street right-of-way at any time.

(c) Winter Parking. Winter parking overrides the 48 hour parking rule from November 15 to April 1. No parking is permitted on Main Street (bluff side) from November 15 to April 1 between 2:30AM and 6:30AM. All vehicles must be moved within 24 hours a distance of 2 vehicles space or more or 12 hours after a 2 inch or more snowfall on all village streets and lots.

(d) Removal of Illegally Parked Vehicles/Objects. Any vehicle or object parked or left standing on the Village streets and lots is declared to be a hazard to traffic, public safety and cleaning of Village property. Such vehicles shall be removed by the operator/owner on request of any law enforcement officer to a position where parking is not prohibited. Any law enforcement officer, after issuing a citation for illegal parking in violation of this section, is authorized to remove such vehicle/object to a position where parking is not prohibited. The officer may order a motor carrier holding a permit to perform vehicle towing services, a licensed motor vehicle salvage dealer, or licensed motor vehicle dealer who performs towing services to remove and store such vehicles/objects to any facility of the person performing the towing service. In addition to other penalties provided the owner/operator shall pay the costs of towing and storage and the Village shall not be liable for damages to vehicle removed, towed or stored as a result of the enforcement of this section.

(e) Penalties. The penalties for violation of this Ordinance shall be in conformity with the penalty provisions of Section 13.04 of the Municipal Code of the Village of Ferryville.

4.03 GOLF CARTS

(1) "Golf Cart" means a vehicle whose speed attainable in one mile does not exceed 20 miles per hour on a paved, level surface, and that is designed and intended to convey one or more persons and equipment to play the game of golf.

(2) Pursuant to state statute 349.18(1m)(a) golf carts are permitted to be operated upon any street within the territorial boundaries of the Village of Ferryville whereon the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour.

(3) Pursuant to state statute 349.18(1m)(c) golf carts are prohibited from being operated on any portion thereof, or crossing, "Main Street", state trunk highway 35.

(4) Penalties. The penalties for violation of this ordinance shall be in conformity with the penalty provisions of section 13.04 of the Municipal Code of the Village of Ferryville.

4.04 ERECTION OF OFFICIAL TRAFFIC SIGNS AND SIGNALS.

The Public Works Department shall procure, erect and maintain appropriate standard traffic signs, signals and markings conforming to the rules of the State Department of Transportation giving such notice of the provisions of this Ordinance as required by State Law. Signs shall also be erected in such locations and manner as authorized by Village Board as to give adequate warning to users of the street, alley or highway in questions.

4.05 STATE FORFEITURE STATUTES

Any forfeiture for violation of the State Statutes adopted by reference in 4.01 of this chapter shall conform to the forfeiture permitted to be imposed for violation of such statutes as set forth in the Uniform Deposit and Misdemeanor Bail Schedule of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses, which schedule is adopted by reference.

4.06 ENFORCEMENT

This Ordinance shall be enforced in accordance with the provisions of Section 345.20 to 345.53, Chapter 299 and 66.12, Wis. Stats.

(1) Stipulation of Guilt or No Contest. Stipulations of guilt or no contest may be made by person arrested for violations of this Ordinance in accordance with the Section 66.12(1) (b), Wis. Stats., whenever the provisions of Section 345.27 are inapplicable to such violations. Stipulations shall conform to the form contained on the uniform traffic citation and complaint under Section 345.11, Wis. Stats., and may be accepted within 5 days of the date of the alleged violation. Stipulations may be accepted by the Clerk of County Court. A person who has mailed or filed a stipulation under this subsection may, however, appear in Court on the appearance date and may be relieved from the stipulation for cause shown as required in Section 345.37, Wis. Stats.

(2) Deposits. Any person stipulating guilt or no contest under sub. (1) of this section must make the deposit required under Section 345.26, Wis. Stats., or, if the deposit is not established under such Statute, shall deposit a forfeited penalty as provided in the schedule established by the Chief of Police and approved by the Village Board. Deposits may be brought or mailed to the office of the Chief of Police or the Clerk of the County Court as directed by the arresting officer. Deposits for parking or nonmoving violations shall be mailed or brought to the Village Treasurer.
The amount of the deposit shall be determined in accordance with the deposit schedule established by the Board of County Judges. The deposit shall include Court coast and suit tax.

(3) Notice of Demerit Points and Receipt. Every officer accepting a forfeited penalty and money deposit under this section shall receipt therefore in triplicate as provided in Section 345.26 (3) (b), Wis. Stats. Every officer accepting a stipulation under the provisions of this Ordinance shall comply with the provisions of Sections 343.27, 343.28, 345.26 (1) (a), and 345.37 (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 section 345.11, Wis. Stats.

(4) Forfeitures in Treasury; Officer to Post Bond, Qualify. Any officer accepting deposits or forfeited penalties under this Ordinance shall deliver them to the Village Treasurer within 20 days after receipt. Any officer authorized to accept deposits under Section 345.26, Wis. Stats., or this Ordinance, shall qualify by taking the oath prescribed by Section 19.01 Wis. Stats., and filing an official bond in the sum of $1,000.00 as described by Section 19.01.

4.07 SEVERABILITY.

The provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed severable and it is expressly declared that the Village Board would have passed the other provisions of this Ordinance irrespective of whether or not one or more provisions may be declared invalid and if any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid the remainder of the Ordinance and the application of such previsions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.