Village of Balsam Lake, WI
Polk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Balsam Lake 11-5-1990 as §§ 9.01 to 9.03, 9.05, 9.09, 9.10 and 9.20 of the 1990 Code; amended in its entirety 4-3-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 104.
Open burning — See Ch. 132.
Curfew — See Ch. 140.
Fireworks — See Ch. 167.
Alcoholic beverages in public places — See Ch. 180, Art. II.
Loitering — See Ch. 200.
Noise — See Ch. 221.
Nuisances — See Ch. 227.
Sexually oriented businesses — See Ch. 260.

§ 240-1 Offenses against state laws subject to forfeiture.

[Amended 4-5-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-04]
The following statutes defining offenses against the peace and good order of the state are adopted by reference to define offenses against the peace and good order of the Village of Balsam Lake, provided the penalty for commission of such offenses hereunder shall be limited to a forfeiture imposed under Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code. All adopted statutes shall include any updates as set forth by the state.
101.123(2)
Smoking in enclosed space (effective July 5, 2010)
101.123(2m)(b) through (d)
Person in charge allowing smoking in violation of statute after previous warning (effective July 5, 2010)
118.16
Truancy
125.07(4)(a)
Underage drinking violations - procures or attempts to procure
125.07(4)(b)
Underage drinking violations - possesses or consumes
173.10
Investigation of cruelty complaints
173.24
Reimbursement of expenses
254.92
Tobacco possession by minor
254.92(1)
Obtain tobacco by fraud ID, name, age
346.935(1)
Drink alcohol or inhale nitrous oxide in motor vehicle on highway
346.935(2)
Possess alcohol beverage or nitrous oxide with seal broken, opened or contents partially missing in a motor vehicle on highway
940.19(1)
Battery - Class A misdemeanor
941.01
Negligent operation of motor vehicle
941.10
Negligent handling of burning material
941.11
Unsafe burning of buildings
941.12
Interfering with fire fighting
941.13
False alarms
941.20
Reckless use of a weapon
941.23
Carrying a concealed weapon
941.24
Possession of a switchblade knife
941.36
Fraudulent tapping of utilities
941.37
Obstruction of emergency or rescue personnel/vehicles
943.01(1)
Criminal damage to property (less than $200)
943.06
Molotov cocktails
943.11
Entry into locked vehicle
943.125
Entry into locked coin box
943.13
Criminal trespass to land
943.14
Criminal trespass to dwellings
943.15
Entry onto a construction site
943.20
Theft (less than $500)
943.21
Fraud on hotel or restaurant
943.22
Use of cheating tokens
943.24
Issue of worthless checks (under $500)
943.34
Receiving stolen property (less than $500)
943.46
Theft of cable television service
943.50
Retail theft/shoplifting (less than $500)
943.61
Theft of library material (under $500)
944.15
Fornication
944.17
Sexual gratification
944.20
Lewd and lascivious behavior
944.23
Making lewd, obscene or indecent drawings
944.30
Prostitution
944.31
Patronizing prostitutes
944.33
Pandering
944.34
Keeping a place of prostitution
945.02
Gambling
945.04
Permitting premises to be used for commercial gambling
946.40
Refusing to aid officer
946.72
Tampering with or removing posted public notices
947.012
Unlawful use of telephone
947.013
Harassment prohibited
947.015
Bomb scare
947.06
Unlawful assemblies
948.21
Neglecting a child
948.40
Contributing to the delinquency of a child
948.45
Contributing to truancy
948.60
Possession of dangerous weapon (under 18 years)
948.62
Receiving stolen property from a child (less than $500)
951.01 to 951.18
Crimes against animals
961.41(3g)(b)
Possess or attempt to possess controlled substance analog
961.41(3g)(e)
Possess or attempt to possess marijuana (THC) or analog of such
961.495
Possess or attempt to possess a controlled substance on or near a certain area
961.573(1)
Possession of drug paraphernalia
961.573(2)
Possession of drug paraphernalia (under 17 years)
961.574(1)
Manufacture/delivery of drug paraphernalia
961.574(2)
Manufacture/delivery of drug paraphernalia (under 17 years)
961.575(1)
Delivery of drug paraphernalia to minor
961.575(2)
Delivery of drug paraphernalia to minor (under 17 years)
961.576
Advertisement of drug paraphernalia

§ 240-2 Firearms and other weapons.

[Amended 6-7-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-06]
A. 
No person shall carry any firearm in any public building within the Village that has a sign posted by the occupant prohibiting such firearm.
B. 
No person shall shoot, fire, or discharge any firearm, air gun, pellet gun, BB gun, paintball gun, slingshot, or bow and arrow within the Village.
C. 
Exceptions. Subsections A and B above shall not apply to:
(1) 
Any law enforcement officer in the performance of his or her duties.
(2) 
Members of the armed forces when on duty.
(3) 
Any government employee authorized or required by his or her employment or office to carry firearms.
(4) 
Any person having a valid permit issued to him or her by lawful authority to carry or use firearms.
(5) 
The use of blank cartridges by individuals and organizations approved by the Chief of Police.
(6) 
Private property.
D. 
Exception. Subsection B above shall not apply to the prohibition in § 240-2 of air guns, pellet guns, BB guns, paintball guns, slingshots, or bows and arrows when such discharge is done on private property with the permission of the property owner, under the supervision and in the presence of an adult, and where the projectile does not leave the private property where such discharge is being conducted.

§ 240-3 Throwing or shooting of arrows, stones and other missiles.

No person shall throw or shoot any object, arrow, stone, iceball or other missile or projectile, by hand or by any other means, at any person or at, in or into any building, street, sidewalk, alley, highway, park, playground or other public place within the Village.

§ 240-4 Disorderly conduct.

No person with the Village shall, in any public or private place:
A. 
Engage in violent, noisy, riotous, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, unreasonably loud or otherwise disorderly conduct which may cause, provoke or encourage a disturbance.
B. 
Intentionally cause, provoke or engage in any fight, brawl, riot or noisy altercation other than a bona fide athletic contest.

§ 240-5 Obstructing streets and sidewalks.

No person shall stand, sit or engage in any sport or exercise on any public street, sidewalk, bridge or public ground within the Village in such manner as to prevent or obstruct the free passage of pedestrian or vehicular traffic thereon or to prevent or hinder free ingress to or egress from any place of business or amusement, church, public hall or meeting place.

§ 240-6 Littering; animal feces.

A. 
No person shall cast, place or deposit or cause to be cast, placed or deposited upon any streets, alleys, highways, gutter, public grounds, public parks or other property of the Village or upon any private property or upon the surface of any body of water within the Village any timber, wood, glass, ashes, rubbish, refuse, paper or any other discarded thing.
B. 
Any owner, keeper or walker of any dog, cat or domesticated animal shall not allow the animal to defecate on any public or private property within the Village, other than the premises of the owner or keeper of the animal, unless such defecation is immediately removed. This provision shall not apply to any person being assisted by a Seeing Eye dog.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 104, Animals, § 104-12.

§ 240-7 Damage to property.

A. 
No person shall deface, mar, injure, break or damage any public or private property within the Village. Public property in the Village includes, but is not limited to, fountains, statues, monuments or other ornamental structures within any public street, alley, park, cemetery, beach or other public place or a part of or addition to any public building within the Village.
B. 
No person shall destroy, remove or cut down, root up, sever or injure, or carry away once severed, any fruit, shade, ornamental or other tree or any shrub, plant, flower, fruit, grain or other vegetation upon Village-owned property without permission of the Village Board.

§ 240-8 Obedience to officers.

No person shall resist or in any way interfere with any officer of the Village while such officer is doing any act in his official capacity and with lawful authority or shall refuse to assist an officer in carrying out his duties when so requested by the officer.

§ 240-9 Violations and penalties.

Except as otherwise provided, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code. In addition to any penalty imposed for violation of §.943.01(1), Wis. Stats., any person who shall cause physical damage to or destroy any public property shall be liable for the costs of replacing or repairing such damaged or destroyed property. The parent or parents of any unemancipated minor child who violates § 943.01(1), Wis. Stats., may also be held liable for the cost of repairing such damaged or destroyed property in accordance with § 895.035, Wis. Stats.