[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Winneconne as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The intent of this article is to protect the fragile aquatic vegetation in the sensitive wetland areas.
Any state boating laws applicable to this article as found in §§ 30.50 to 30.71, Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference.
The provisions of this article shall apply to the areas hereinafter designated "sensitive wetland areas." The provisions of this article shall be enforced as provided in Wisconsin Statutes applicable under §§ 30.66, 30.68, 30.74, 30.745 and 30.77, Wis. Stats., by any law enforcement officer as defined under § 23.51(3) or § 939.22(22), Wis. Stats. The primary law enforcement agency shall be the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Every description of watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water.
- Any boat equipped with propulsion machinery, whether or not the machinery is the principal source of propulsion.
- OPERATION OF MOTORBOAT
- Controlling the speed or direction of the motorboat.
No person shall operate a motorboat from July 1 to December 1 of each year within the following described portions of the waters of the Town of Winneconne designated as sensitive wetland areas.
The following described lands are hereby designated as sensitive wetland areas: the northwest quarter and the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 27 Township 19 North, of Range 15 East, and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 34 Township 19 North, of Range 15 East, in the Town of Winneconne, Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
Additional sensitive wetland areas may be designated by resolution of the Town Board.
The Town of Winneconne or any citizen who has been granted written permission by the Town Board shall place and maintain a synopsis of this article at all public access points to the sensitive wetland areas within the jurisdiction of the Town pursuant to the requirements of NR 5.15, Wis. Admin. Code.
Wisconsin State boating penalties as found in § 30.80, Wis. Stats., and deposits as established in the Uniform Deposit and Bail Schedule established by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference, are hereby adopted by reference and all references to fines amended to forfeitures and all references to imprisonment deleted.