Village of Whitefish Bay, WI
Milwaukee County
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[Adopted as Sec. 8.01 of the Codification]
[Amended by Ord. No. 1758]
To the extent not otherwise specifically permitted by Wisconsin Statutes:
A. 
No person, except a Peace or Law Enforcement Officer or member of the military in the line of duty as defined in Wisconsin Statutes, shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle, spring gun, air gun (whether a missile is expelled by compressed air, gas or chemical), electric weapon, or paint ball gun within the Village of Whitefish Bay.
B. 
No person, except a Peace or Law Enforcement Officer or member of the military in the line of duty or person acting within the terms of a license to carry a concealed weapon as defined in Wisconsin Statutes, shall have any spring gun, air gun (whether a missile is expelled by air, gas, or chemical), electric weapon, or paint ball gun in his or her possession or under his or her control unless it is both unloaded and locked or enclosed within a carrying case or other suitable container.
C. 
No person, except a Peace or Law Enforcement Officer or member of the military in the line of duty as defined in Wisconsin Statutes, may carry, possess, or control a firearm within or directed at the confines of any Village-owned structure, including but not limited to the Village Hall, Police Department, Department of Public Works, Library, Fire Station, and structures at Water Tower, Klode and Cahill Square parks.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1806]
No person shall throw or shoot any object, arrow, stone, snowball or other missile or projectile, by hand or by any other means, at any other person or at, in or into any building, street, sidewalk, alley, highway, park, playground or other public place within the Village of Whitefish Bay except for purposes of hunting with a bow and arrow or crossbow in accordance with this article. Such bow and arrow or crossbow hunting (by point of arrow discharge, point of arrow landfall, or location of prey) shall be conducted with the consent of the owner of the property and no less than 100 yards from any building located on another person's land. In addition, any person who hunts with a bow and arrow or crossbow must discharge the arrow or bow from the respective weapon toward the ground. "Building" shall have the meaning provided in § 29.038 ,Wis. Stats., as amended.
It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his possession, sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, use, discharge, ignite or explode any blank cartridge, toy pistol or cannon, toy cane or toy cannon in which explosives are used, the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same, firecracker, torpedoes, sky rockets, Roman candles, aerial salutes, American or Chinese bombs or other fireworks of like construction, or any fireworks containing any explosives or inflammable compound or any tablet or other device commonly used and sold as fireworks containing nitrates, chlorates, oxalates, sulfides of lead, barium, antimony, arsenic, mercury, nitroglycerine, phosphorus or any compound containing any of the same or other modern explosives within the limits of the Village of Whitefish Bay.
No person or persons shall operate or cause to be operated any toy or model airplane propelled by liquid fuel, gas fuel or by any other mechanical means except in an area designated for that purpose by the Village Board.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1827]
A. 
Open burning is prohibited in the Village of Whitefish Bay and no person, firm, corporation or other entity shall burn, cause to be burned, or suffer or allow to burn in the open air leaves, garden refuse, wood, refuse or other combustible material.
B. 
This section shall not apply to:
(1) 
A charcoal or gas grill used in the cooking of food.
(2) 
A device for the burning of wood that is equipped with a metal hood and screen that completely encloses the area where wood is burned so as to prevent embers or sparks from exiting the device.
C. 
The exception allowed in Subsection B(2) shall not apply during such times as the North Shore Fire Chief declares a ban on burning due to dry conditions.
D. 
The burning permitted in Subsection B(2) shall be subject to the following conditions:
(1) 
Such devices shall not be used on porches or decks or within 10 feet of a dwelling, garage or other accessory structure.
(2) 
Such devices shall not be used between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
(3) 
Such devices shall be tended by a competent person at all times combustion is occurring. To constitute being "tended," the device must be within the direct observation of the competent person taking care of the fire.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1638]
No person shall ascend or land with any aircraft, including gliders, balloons, helicopters and parachutes, within the Village of Whitefish Bay. This section shall not apply to emergency landings nor to military or National Guard personnel.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1638]
A. 
Reflectorized clothing required. No person shall run or jog on a public right-of-way during the period of time specified in Subsection B unless he or she is wearing reflectorized clothing or material on both front and back.
B. 
Time applicable. Subsection A shall be applicable during the period of time from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise and at all other times where there is not sufficient natural light to render clearly visible any person at a distance of 500 feet.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1638; Ord. No. 1372; Ord. No. 1761]
A. 
Legislative findings. The Village Board of the Village of Whitefish Bay hereby finds as a fact that the conducting of retail business between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. increases the likelihood of robbery and other criminal activity and that the mandatory closing of such business establishments between such hours will promote public safety, and, therefore, legislation to this effect is necessary and in the public interest.
B. 
Regulation. No person, firm, corporation or other organization shall conduct retail business between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
C. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
This section shall not be applicable to restaurants, movie theaters, nor any business where other specific hour restrictions are either imposed or allowed by state law.
(2) 
Exercise facilities. Exercise facilities in District 11 may, by conditional use permit, be allowed to operate between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.