Town of Winneconne, WI
Winnebago County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Winneconne as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-20-1994 (§ 9.13 of the 1994 Code)]
No person shall be in any Town park within the Town of Winneconne between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. with the following exceptions:
A. 
Police Department, Winneconne Poygan Fire District and Town Board members when on official business.
[Amended 4-21-2005]
B. 
Any other person authorized by the Police Chief or Town Chairman.
[Amended 4-21-2005]
Any person violating this article shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4 of this Code.
[Adopted 10-20-1994 as Ch. 20 of the 1994 Code]
A. 
Speed restrictions. No person shall operate a motorboat at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions and having regard for the activities and potential hazards then existing. The speed of a motorboat shall be so controlled as to avoid colliding with any object lawfully in or on the water or with any person, boat or other conveyance in or on the water in compliance with legal requirements and exercising due care. Where required by a posted notice, which notice shall be conspicuously posted by the Town Board, the speed of motorboats within 50 feet of a populated shoreline or in canals, rivers or harbors giving access to Lake Winneconne, Lake Butte des Morts or the Fox or Wolf Rivers shall be idling speed.
B. 
Negligent operation. No person shall operate or use any boat upon the waters of this state in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger the property or person of another.
C. 
Overloading. No boat shall be loaded with passengers or cargo beyond its safe carrying capacity, taking into consideration weather and other existing operating conditions.
D. 
Mooring at Town dock. It shall be unlawful for any person to moor his or her boat or any other boat under his or her control to the Town dock at the south end of Main Street in Butte des Morts and allow the same to remain moored and unoccupied for a period in excess of four consecutive hours.
[Added 7-16-1998; amended 7-18-2013]
Except for participation in authorized water ski tournaments, competitions, exhibitions or trials therefor where adequate lighting is provided, no person shall operate a motorboat towing a person on water skis, aquaplane or similar device, nor shall any person engage in waterskiing, aquaplaning or similar activity, at any time from sunset to sunrise. Any boat pulling one or more water skiers, aquaplanes or similar devices must at all times be manned by at least two persons, both of whom shall be situated in the boat, one of whom shall give his undivided attention to the steering and operation of the motorboat and the other of whom shall give his attention to the person or persons skiing or aquaplaning or similar device being towed. A person operating a motorboat having in tow a person on water skis, aquaplane or similar device shall operate such boat in a careful and prudent manner and at a reasonable distance from persons or property so as not to endanger the life or property of any person.
Except as otherwise provided, any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4 of this Code.