City of Two Rivers, WI
Manitowoc County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Two Rivers (Title 7, Ch. 2, of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the waters of Lake Michigan within the jurisdiction of the City of Two Rivers.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSONAL WATERCRAFT
Includes but is not limited to eight feet to 9 1/2 feet jet-powered boats designed for one or two persons, sailboards, wind-surfboards, and small sailboats.
SWIMMING AREA
An authorized area of water established by regulatory markers to designate a swimming area.
C. 
Swimming zone. A designated swimming zone is established at the Neshotah Park Beach. The swimming zone extends parallel to the shoreline 150 feet to the north and 150 feet to the south from the permanent lifeguard chair. The swimming zone extends into the waters of Lake Michigan 150 feet from the shore.
D. 
No person shall enter any designated bathing area with any horse, motor vehicle or boat.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any beach within the City except municipally owned vehicles engaged in maintenance or law enforcement work.
A. 
No person other than a lessee of a space in the municipal marina located on the north side of the West Twin River or a person in the company of such lessee shall trespass upon such marina or any part thereof.
B. 
No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle or trailer in such a manner as to prevent persons from fully using a boat at a public boat landing.
C. 
It shall be unlawful to be within the confines of all City marinas between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., except that the hours set forth in this section may be adjusted by the City Council, City Manager, or his designee, for special activities.
A. 
Applicability and enforcement.
(1) 
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the waters located in the City of Two Rivers.
(2) 
This chapter shall be enforced by the officers of the City of Two Rivers.
B. 
Intent. The intent of this section is to provide safe and healthful conditions for the enjoyment of aquatic recreation consistent with public rights and interests and the capability of water resources.
C. 
State boating and safety laws adopted. State boating laws as found in §§ 30.50 to 30.71, Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference.
D. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HARBOR ENTRANCE
The imaginary line extending between the natural shoreline of Lake Michigan on the northeasterly and southwesterly sides of the breakwater that extends out into Lake Michigan.
SLOW-NO-WAKE
That speed at which a boat moves as slowly as possible while still maintaining steerage control.
WATER-SKI
The activity of a boat towing a person using water skis, an aquaplane or similar device.
E. 
Controlled area.
(1) 
No person shall operate a boat faster than "slow-no-wake" at any time in the following waters of the City of Two Rivers:
(a) 
From a point 110 feet upstream of the northwest end of the West River Street municipal launching ramp to the harbor entrance on the West Twin River.
(b) 
From a point beginning at the center line of 27th Street extended to the harbor entrance on the East Twin River.
(2) 
The City of Two Rivers authorizes the placement of buoys in accordance with the uniform aids to navigation, § NR 5.09, Wis. Adm. Code, indicating the slow-no-wake area.
F. 
Hazard warning buoys. Four information buoys in accordance with the uniform aids to navigation, § NR 5.09, Wis. Adm. Code, shall be placed at the following locations:
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III)]
(1) 
A hazard warning buoy containing the message "Shallow Water" shall be placed on the East Twin River due north of the 27th Street boat launch within the corporate limits of the City of Two Rivers.
(2) 
A pair of hazard warning buoys containing the message "Shallow Water" shall be placed on the East Twin River due south of the 22nd Street Bridge within the corporate limits of the City of Two Rivers.
(3) 
A hazard warning buoy containing the message "Shallow Water" shall be placed on the West Twin River north of the end of the Vets Park boat launch within the corporate limits of the City of Two Rivers.
G. 
Waterskiing. No person shall water-ski or operate any motorboat towing a person engaged in waterskiing or similar activity during the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 noon local time on the waters of the East Twin River between 27th Street and 37th Street.
H. 
Mooring of boats. No person shall dock his boat adjacent to City-owned property without first having entered into a lease for docking space with the City of Two Rivers. No person other than the lessee of a City-owned boat docking space shall trespass or make use of such docking space for the purpose of tying up, mooring or docking a boat or other water conveyance or vessel, unless he has the lessee's permission.
I. 
Posting requirements. The City of Two Rivers shall place and maintain a copy of this section at all public access points within the jurisdiction of the City of Two Rivers.
J. 
Penalties. Wisconsin State boating penalties as found in § 30.80, Wis. Stats., and deposits as established by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference are hereby adopted by reference with the following modifications: all references to fines therein are hereby amended to read "forfeitures"; and all references to imprisonment therein are deleted.
K. 
Severability. The provisions in this section shall be deemed severable, and it is expressly declared that the City Council of the City of Two Rivers would have passed the other provisions of this section irrespective of whether or not one or more provisions may be declared invalid. If any provision of this section or the application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the section and the application of such provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.
No person, firm or corporation shall locate or place or occupy any boat that is used as a place of residence along the East and West Twin Rivers and the Lake Michigan shoreline, and, following notification from the Police Department, any day or part of a day that such boat is so placed, located or occupied shall constitute a separate offense under this section.
A. 
The City Council did establish and designate boat launch fees to be assessed when utilizing designated municipal boat launch facilities.
B. 
No person shall launch any boat or other watercraft which moves upon or through open water from a fee-designated municipal launch facility without paying the appropriate fee in advance of launching. The fee shall be due upon each launching of a boat or watercraft.
C. 
Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a forfeiture of $10. If the launch fee is not paid after 30 days of the offense, the Police Department will summon the offender into court wherein the Municipal Judge, upon a finding of guilty, may impose a penalty as provided in § 1-1-5.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III)]