Green Lake County, WI
 
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[Adopted 9-17-2009 by Ord. No. 962-2009; amended in its entirety 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 979-2010]

§ 187-11 Permit required to use boat launch.

No person shall use any County of Green Lake County-owned or -operated boat launch facility for launching purposes without an annual or daily launching permit. The annual permit shall be valid from April 1 of the year of issuance to March 31 of the next year. The daily permit shall only be valid during the day of purchase. Daily permits will be sold through self-registration at each boat launch site. Annual and daily permits will also be sold at the County Clerk's office and all establishments approved by the Property and Insurance Committee. Boat launch sites include Margaret Dodge Memorial Park and Sunset Park.

§ 187-12 Fees; display of permit.

A. 
The annual permit fee shall be $20 for residents and $30 for nonresidents. "Resident" for the purposes of this article shall mean a resident of the County.
B. 
The daily permit fee shall be $5.
C. 
A "boat launch" is defined as the use of the launch facility for the placement of one boat into the water and for the retrieval of the boat from the water to a trailer or device used to remove the boat from the water.
D. 
All annual permit shall be prominently placed, displayed and hung, face out, off the rearview mirror of the launching vehicle. The daily launching permit shall be prominently placed and displayed on the interior (dash) of the driver's side window of the vehicle used to transport the boat to the launching area.

§ 187-13 Exemptions.

Exemption from payment of the boat launch user fee may be granted for launching of certain authorized government water craft or Fire Department water rescue vehicles with the express approval of the Green Lake County Sheriff.

§ 187-14 Affixing of permit.

Vehicles with boat trailers or other vehicles used to transport water craft launched at any County-owned or -operated boat launch facility shall have affixed an annual or daily launching permit as described in § 187-12 above when parking in the Margaret Dodge Memorial Park parking areas and the Sunset Park parking area.

§ 187-15 Enforcement.

A. 
The enforcement of this section of the Code of Green Lake County shall fall under the jurisdiction of the Green Lake County Sheriff's Department. Law enforcement officers observing violation of this article may issue citations.
B. 
Failure to pay the fee for the launching permit or to properly display the launching permit at all times that the motor vehicle is parked while the water craft is in the waters of Green Lake shall be deemed to be in violation of this article.

§ 187-16 Responsibility of owner.

For any vehicle with a boat trailer that has used a boat launch without obtaining the proper permit or does not have the permit affixed as set forth in this article, and the vehicle is parked upon any street, alley, highway, park or other public grounds of the County, and the identity of the driver cannot readily be determined, the owner or person in whose name such vehicle is registered, shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation.

§ 187-17 Citation; contesting citation.

The Sheriff shall develop a citation for use in enforcing parking violations described in Chapter 187. The citation shall provide that payment of the forfeiture shall be mailed or delivered to the Green Lake County Sheriff's Office and shall not be filed with any court. The amount of the forfeiture for such violation shall be paid in cash, money order, or bank check and shall be made payable to Green Lake County. If the defendant informs the Sheriff's Office that he or she wishes to contest the parking citation, the citation shall be dismissed and either a uniform traffic citation or uniform municipal citation, as applicable, shall be issued and filed with the Court.

§ 187-18 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any parking restriction under Chapter 187 shall forfeit $25 for each violation, plus, if applicable, the costs of removal and storage of the vehicle.
A. 
If the $25 prescribed above is not paid within 10 days after the citation was issued, and the citation is not contested, the forfeiture shall increase to $50.
B. 
If the $50 is not paid within 20 days of the citation, collection action for the forfeiture or proceedings to suspend the vehicle owner's registration as provided for in W.S.A. § 345.28 will be commenced, and an additional administrative fee of $25 shall be added to the forfeiture amount bringing the total due to $75.

§ 187-19 Use of Launch Fee Revenue.

The net revenue resulting from the sale and enforcement of launch fee permits shall be used to establish, maintain and improve boat launch facilities within the County of Green Lake. (NR 1.91, Wis. Admin. Code).