City of Monona, WI
Dane County
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A. 
Parking prohibited at all times. Except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading or in receiving or discharging passengers or property, and while the vehicle is attended by a licensed operator so that it may be moved promptly in case of an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic, no person shall at any time park or leave standing any vehicle:
(1) 
Within an intersection.
(2) 
On, or within 15 feet of, a crosswalk.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
On a sidewalk or terrace area, except when parking in such place is clearly indicated by official traffic signs or markers. "Terrace or sidewalk area" means that area between the sidewalk and the nearest curbline running parallel or generally parallel thereto or, in the absence of a sidewalk, 10 feet beyond the curbline.
(4) 
Alongside or opposite any highway excavation or obstruction when such stopping or standing would obstruct traffic or when pedestrian traffic would be required to travel in the roadway.
(5) 
On the roadway side of any parked vehicle unless double parking is clearly indicated by official traffic signs or markers.
(6) 
Within a fire lane consisting of either the driveway between the front doors of a fire station and the public street or in such places properly designated and marked as fire lanes as ordered by the Fire Chief.
(7) 
Upon any portion of a highway where and at the time when stopping or standing is prohibited by official traffic signs indicating the prohibition of any stopping or standing.
(8) 
In any place or manner so as to obstruct, block or impede traffic.
(9) 
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, unless a greater distance is indicated by an official traffic sign.
(10) 
Upon any portion of a highway where and at the time when parking is prohibited, limited or restricted by official traffic signs.
(11) 
Upon any bridge.
(12) 
Upon any street or highway within the City limits, any vehicle which faces a direction different from the direction of normal traffic flow for the lane of traffic in which said vehicle is stopped or standing.
(13) 
In a loading zoning.
(14) 
Within four feet of the entrance to an alley, private road or driveway.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(15) 
In any municipal park when said park is closed to the public.
B. 
Parking in driveways or on private property. No person shall park or leave standing any motor vehicle in any private driveway without the permission of the owner or lessee of the property on which such driveway is located, whether or not such driveway or private property is posted to limit or restrict parking.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Vehicles not to block private drive, alley or fire lane. No vehicle shall, at any time, be parked so as to unreasonably restrict the normal access to any private drive, alley or fire lane. Said access shall be deemed to be unreasonably restricted if any vehicle is parked within four feet of either side of said access. Upon discovery by a police officer or upon complaint by the owner of any such blocked drive, alley or fire lane, the Chief of Police may order said vehicle towed from such position at the risk and expense of the owner of said vehicle.
D. 
Prohibitions involving parking vehicle for repair; display for sale.
(1) 
No person shall stand or park a vehicle on any street, alley, public right-of-way or municipal parking lot in the City of Monona for the purpose of repairing said vehicle or to display such vehicle for sale.
(2) 
No person other than an owner and/or operator of a business located on business-zoned property engaged in the regular business of selling vehicles may display a vehicle for sale upon private premises unless the following conditions are met:
(a) 
Consent to display the vehicle has been given by the owner or lessee of the premises; and
(b) 
No person shall park any vehicle for the purpose of advertising such vehicle for sale on private property in the City of Monona except in areas zoned single-family, two-family and multifamily (SF, TF and MF).
(3) 
No person may display a vehicle for sale upon private premises unless the following conditions are met:
(a) 
Consent to display the vehicle has been given by the owner or lessee of the premises; and
(b) 
The owner of the vehicle is on the premises or resides there; and
(c) 
The vehicle displayed for sale is parked entirely on the premises; and
(d) 
The premises contains only two vehicles displayed for sale; and
(e) 
The advertisement or sign for sale of the vehicle is not larger than two square feet.
(f) 
These restrictions shall not apply to any person or business that engages in the regular business of selling vehicles in compliance with the Code for the City of Monona.
A. 
Leaving keys in vehicle. No person shall permit any motor vehicle to stand or remain unattended on any street, alley or other public area, except an attended parking area, unless either the starting lever, throttle, steering apparatus, gear shift or ignition of the vehicle is locked and the key for such lock is removed from the vehicle. Whenever any police officer shall find any vehicle standing with the key in the ignition in violation of this section, such officer is authorized to remove such key from the vehicle and deliver the key to the Police Department for safe custody.
B. 
Parking vehicles with motor running. No person shall park or leave standing any motor vehicle with the motor or refrigerator unit running for more than 30 minutes within 300 feet of any residence within the City of Monona between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to permit any construction, compaction, earth-grading or farm machinery which is self-propelled and moves upon the surface of the earth and which is owned or controlled by him or her to stand for any period of time unattended without locking the ignition system or otherwise rendering said machinery inoperable so as to prevent any person unauthorized by the owner or individual in control thereof from starting said machinery.
Parking in excess of 24 hours prohibited. No person shall park any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer or mobile home on any City street or City parking lot for 24 or more consecutive hours.
A. 
Parking for advertising on Monona Drive prohibited. No vehicle shall be parked primarily for advertising purposes in those areas on Monona Drive in which signs are prohibited. Accordingly no person shall park a vehicle in the Retail Business or Commercial/Industrial District on Monona Drive in the area from 10 feet from the building line to the front property line for the primary purpose of advertising, and no person shall park a vehicle in such area which has affixed thereto or mounted or constructed thereon any sign carrying advertising material. Vehicles having lettered thereon identifying material or trade slogans customarily found on commercial vehicles may be parked in such area during normal business hours but no person shall park such vehicle in such area when the business located on the premises is closed.
B. 
Parking in fire lanes prohibited. No person except the operator of an emergency vehicle shall park in a fire lane. A fire lane, for the purpose of this subsection, is defined as an area designated by the Fire Chief pursuant to the City's Fire Prevention Code and indicated by signs or pavement markings.
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LARGE VEHICLE
Any automobile, truck, trailer, truck power unit, bus, recreational vehicle and/or combinations of vehicles weighing in excess of 12,000 pounds or over 16 feet in length (including accessories, racks or other physical extensions) or having a height of more than eight feet from the roadway.
MOTOR BUS
A motor vehicle designed primarily for the transportation of persons rather than property and having a passenger capacity of 16 or more persons, including the operator. Passenger-carrying capacity shall be determined by dividing by 20 the total seating space measured in inches [also see § 340.01(31), Wis. Stats.).
SCHOOL BUS
A motor vehicle which carries 10 or more passengers in addition to the operator or a motor vehicle painted in accordance with § 347.44(1), Wis. Stats., for the purpose of transporting passengers as defined in § 340.01(56), Wis. Stats.
B. 
Restriction as to hours.
(1) 
6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. No person shall park or leave standing any large vehicle upon any street between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(2) 
6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No person shall park or leave standing any large vehicle upon any street between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for more than two hours, unless otherwise lawfully parked and engaged in continuous loading and unloading. The City Council may designate specific truck parking zones.
C. 
Bus parking.
(1) 
The operator of a school bus or motor bus may park in areas zoned single-family, two-family or multifamily district pursuant to the Monona Municipal Code only for the amount of time reasonably necessary for the continuous loading or unloading of the school bus or motorbus.
(2) 
This restriction shall not apply to buses parked in areas designated on school property.
D. 
Removal. Any vehicle unlawfully parked under Subsection B or C may be removed from the street by order of a law enforcement officer, pursuant to § 434-16, and the expense of so moving and storing such vehicle shall be paid by the operator or owner of said vehicle as a forfeiture in addition to the penalties prescribed.
[Amended 8-4-2008 by Ord. No. 8-03-578; 2-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2-17-685]
A. 
Placing snow in streets. It is unlawful for any person to:
(1) 
Plow or otherwise remove accumulated snow from a private parking lot and deposit same on a City street or right-of-way.
(2) 
Plow or otherwise place snow from a private driveway and deposit same on a City street in such a manner as to decrease the drivable width of any such street.
(3) 
Plow or otherwise place snow from a private driveway and deposit same in such a manner as to block or decrease the usable width of any other private driveway or to block a fire hydrant.
B. 
Interference with snow removal. It is unlawful for any person to obstruct, harass, prevent or otherwise interfere with any employee of the City engaged in snow removal service or to obstruct, cause damage to or otherwise interfere with any City-owned, -leased or -contracted vehicle used in conjunction with snow removal services.
C. 
Mayor may declare a snow emergency. Whenever the Mayor or the Mayor's designee, after consultation with the Chief of Police and/or Director of Public Works, determines that an emergency exists because of existing or threatened snow or ice conditions which necessitate prompt removal of accumulations of ice and snow from such streets and highways, the Mayor or the Mayor's designee may, by appropriate public media, declare a snow emergency, during which the following emergency snow parking regulations shall be in force in the City.
D. 
Snow emergency parking. No person shall park, leave standing, or cause to park or leave standing, any vehicle on any street or public parking lot during a declared snow emergency until the City has declared the snow emergency to be ended.
(1) 
Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this subsection, residents may park vehicles in the following City of Monona parking lots: Ahuska, Lottes, Winnequah, Frost Woods Beach, Firemen's, Maywood and Schluter Parks parking lots for no more than 48 consecutive hours while snow is being cleared from City streets.
E. 
Signs and posting. The Director of Public Works shall place appropriate signs at or reasonably near the City limits on all state and county trunk highways and connecting highways, informing motorists that snow emergency and snow removal parking regulations may be in effect in the City.
No person other than the owner or operator thereof shall remove a City notice of parking violation or other parking citation from a motor vehicle.
A. 
Unlicensed operators prohibited. No person who does not hold a valid operator's license shall operate a vehicle in any public parking lot or in any private parking lot held out for the use of parking for the general public.
B. 
Traffic regulations applicable. All provisions of § 434-1 of this chapter and of the Wisconsin Statutes and laws incorporated herein by reference shall be applicable on any public parking lot and on any private parking lot or road held out for use for the general public for parking or vehicular traffic.
[Amended 8-4-2008 by Ord. No. 8-03-578]
A. 
Hazard to public safety. Any vehicle parked, stopped or standing upon a highway or public parking lot or ramp in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is declared to be a hazard to traffic and public safety.
B. 
Removal by operator. Such vehicle shall be removed by the operator in charge, upon request of any law enforcement officer, to a position where parking is permitted or to a private or public parking or storage premises.
C. 
Removal by police officer. Any law enforcement officer, after issuing a notice of parking violation for illegal parking, stopping or standing of an unattended vehicle in violation of this chapter, is authorized to remove such vehicle to a position where parking is permitted.
D. 
Removal by private service. Any law enforcement officer may order a motor carrier holding a permit to perform vehicle towing services, a licensed motor vehicle salvage dealer or a licensed motor vehicle dealer who performs vehicle towing services to remove and store such vehicle in any public storage garage or rental parking grounds or any facility of the person providing the towing services.
E. 
Towing and storage charges. In addition to other penalties provided in this chapter, the owner or operator of a vehicle so removed shall pay the actual cost of moving, towing and storage. If the vehicle is towed or stored by a private motor carrier, motor vehicle salvage dealer or licensed motor vehicle dealer, actual charges regularly paid for such services shall be paid. If the vehicle is stored in a public storage garage or rental facility, customary charges for such storage shall be paid. Upon payment, a receipt shall be issued to the owner of the vehicle for the towing or storage charge.
[Added 9-16-2013 by Ord. No. 9-13-650]
A. 
The Chief of Police or Director of Public Works, or respective designee, may prohibit or restrict parking, standing, pedestrian use, or use by any bicycle or other play vehicle on any portion of a public street, public sidewalk or City-owned property when either of them determines it to be necessary for the public safety, health or welfare. The authority granted herein includes the authority to temporarily close such areas for any and all use.
B. 
The authority granted in this section shall be limited to no greater than 10 days. Any longer period or extension of any previous declaration must be approved by the Mayor and must not exceed 180 days.
C. 
Whenever any street, sidewalk or City-owned property is closed or its use restricted as provided herein, the official making such declaration shall:
(1) 
Ensure appropriate signage and/or barriers are erected to ensure the public is notified of the restrictions;
(2) 
The Chief of Police and Director of Public Works shall be promptly notified of such declaration and the period of time the restrictions shall remain in effect. The Chief of Police and Director of Public Works, or respective designees, shall consult each other whenever reasonably practicable prior to making any such declaration.
(3) 
If the declaration involves the closure of any public street, the official making such declaration shall take all reasonably appropriate action to ensure alternative access to private property is provided or, if not reasonably possible, the period of time access is not provided is minimized.
D. 
Any person violating a declaration under this section shall be subject to the penalty provided in § 434-22.
E. 
Any vehicle parking or standing in violation of a declaration under this section may be removed from the street or City owned property by order of any law enforcement officer pursuant to § 434-16, and the expense of so moving and storing such vehicle shall be paid by the operator or owner of said vehicle as a forfeiture in addition to the penalty prescribed in Subsection D above.