City of Two Rivers, WI
Manitowoc County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Two Rivers (Title 8, Ch. 2, of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
The City Council may establish and designate loading zones and bus stops at such places as it shall deem necessary. Upon the direction of the Council, the City Manager may prohibit parking in front or opposite property in the City used for business purposes or in front of schools, churches, or other property used as a place of public assemblage. Upon the direction of the Council, the City Manager may limit the time which persons may park vehicles in public parking lots and upon public streets. All such loading zones, bus stops, places where parking is prohibited and places where parking is permitted for limited periods shall be designated by appropriate signs, and any persons who shall park a vehicle in violation of the regulations described on such signs shall be guilty of an offense.
B. 
The City Manager may authorize temporary parking restrictions.
No person shall park any vehicle in any alley within the City.
No person shall park any vehicle, boat or trailer on any street or at any parking lot continuously for more than 48 hours.
A. 
No person shall park any vehicle for longer than one hour between 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day on any public street or municipal parking lot in an area zoned Business B-1, B-2 and B-3 or a nonconforming business use located in a residential district from December 1 (including December 1) in any year to March 15 (including March 15) of any succeeding year.
B. 
No person shall park any vehicle between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day on any public street or in any municipal parking lot from December 1 (including December 1) in any year to March 15 (including March 15) of the succeeding year except as provided in § 8-2-4A.
C. 
Persons shall be allowed to park any vehicle on Christmas Day (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1) in any year unless a snow emergency is declared.
D. 
Violations and penalties.
(1) 
Except as stated in Subsection D(2), any person who violates this chapter shall be subject to a forfeiture of $15, if such forfeiture is paid within five days after the offense. After five days from the date of the offense, the forfeiture shall be $30, and after 15 days from the date of the offense the forfeiture shall be $45
(2) 
Any person who violates this chapter while City snowplowing operations are underway shall be subject to a forfeiture of $40, if such forfeiture is paid within five days after the offense. After five days from the date of the offense, the forfeiture shall be $80, and after 15 days from the date of the offense the forfeiture shall be $120.
(3) 
If the forfeiture is not paid after 30 days of the offense, the Police Department will enter a notice of unpaid citation under § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats. The resulting suspension shall be lifted upon payment by the offender of the following: the amount of the forfeiture, plus the fee for the notice of unpaid citation as set by the State of Wisconsin and a $10 processing fee. If the offender contests this chapter violation, a court date will be set. If the suspension has already been sent to the State of Wisconsin, the suspension will remain in effect until after the disposition of the court proceeding.
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall be defined as indicated:
OPERATOR
Every individual who shall operate a vehicle as the owner thereof or as the agent, employee or permittee of the owner, or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
PARK or PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon a street otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers or loading or unloading merchandise or in obedience to traffic regulations, signs or signals or any involuntary stopping of the vehicle by reason of causes beyond the control of the operator of the vehicle.
PERSON
Any individuals, firm, copartnership, association or corporation.
STREET
Any public street, avenue, road, alley, highway, lane, path, or other public place located in the City and established for the use of vehicles.
VEHICLES
Any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported upon a highway, except a device which is operated upon rails or tracks.
B. 
Violations and penalties. Any person who violates § 8-1-6B(1)(z) or (aa) shall be subject to a forfeiture of $40 if such forfeiture is paid within five days after the offense. If such forfeiture is not paid within five days of the offense, the forfeiture shall be $80, and if such forfeiture is not paid within 15 days of the offense, the forfeiture shall be $120. If the forfeiture is not paid within 30 days of the offense, the Police Department will enter a notice of unpaid citation under § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats. The resulting suspension will be lifted upon payment by the offender of the following: $120 forfeiture, plus the fee for the notice of unpaid citation as set by the State of Wisconsin, and a processing fee. If the offender contests this chapter violation, a court date will be set. If the suspension has not yet been processed, it will be held open until after the court appearance date. If the suspension has already been sent to the State of Wisconsin, the suspension will remain in effect until after the disposition of the court proceeding.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III)]
C. 
Disposition of parking revenues. The City Treasurer shall keep a separate account of all revenues derived from any parking violations. The receipts and revenues from parking violations shall be credited to a fund hereby created to be known as the "public parking fund." From said public parking fund, expenditures related to the cost of acquisition, construction, improvement, maintenance, and other expenses associated with the operation of public parking both on and off the streets of the City shall be paid, until the Council directs the City Manager to use the excess for other budgetary purposes.
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 ramp or in any private parking lot or ramp held out for the use of parking for the general public.
B. 
Traffic regulations applicable. All provisions of Chapter 8-1 of this Code and of the Wisconsin Statutes and laws incorporated herein by reference shall be applicable on any parking lot or ramp and on any private parking lot or ramp held out for use of the general public for parking or vehicular traffic.
The City Manager is hereby directed and authorized to mark off individual parking spaces in the parking zones designated by the Council and in such other zones as may hereafter be established, said parking spaces to be designated by lines painted or durably marked on the curbing or surface of the street. At each space so marked off, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in such a way that said vehicle shall not be entirely within the limits of the space designated.
A. 
No person shall park any vehicle across any line or marking of a parking meter space or in such position that the vehicle shall not be entirely within the area designated by such lines or markings.
B. 
The penalty for violation of this section shall be as provided for by § 8-1-6B(1)(w).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-2-7(c), which was unnecessarily duplicative of Subsection A and which immeditately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Title 1, General Provisions, Ch. 1-1, Art. III).
A. 
As used in this section, "front yards," "street side yards" and "lot" shall be defined as set forth in § 10-1-7 of this Code.
B. 
No person shall park a vehicle, boat or trailer on the front yard or street side yard of any lot used primarily for residential purposes, except on driveways or City-approved off-street parking areas.
C. 
The penalty for violation of this section shall be as provided in § 8-1-6C of this Code.
D. 
This prohibition shall be in effect from March 16 to November 30 of each year for automobiles as defined in § 340.01(4), Wis. Stats., but shall be in effect throughout the year for all other vehicles.
A. 
No person shall park any vehicle, boat, or trailer on a terrace as defined in § 4-1-10A of this Code, unless they have received a permit to do so from the Chief of Police.
B. 
The Chief of Police may issue a permit to park on the terrace, between December 1 and March 15, when the person receiving permission is the owner or tenant of the adjoining property and:
(1) 
When that person has exhausted all available parking facilities on his property; and
(2) 
When parking on the terrace will not inhibit snow removal or interfere with public safety and/or public welfare.
C. 
If permission to park on the terrace is received, all parking ordinances which are in effect for this area must be observed, except § 8-2-4 of this Code, All-night parking. The Chief of Police may impose additional conditions and restrictions as he deems necessary and shall include same in said permit.
D. 
The permit shall be effective from December 1 through March 15 of each year. The permit may be rescinded by the Chief of Police if the permit holder fails to conform to all the conditions of the permit.
E. 
The penalty for violation of this section shall be as provided in § 8-1-6C.
A. 
No person shall park a truck on any street in a residential area for a period of time longer than one hour between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
B. 
A "truck" is any vehicle designed or operated for the transport of property or that carries a payload of two tons or more and includes semitractors and semitrailers.
C. 
A residential area is any area located within areas designated as R1 through R4 on the City Zoning Map. If a street is located in an area which is zoned residential on one side and other than residential on the opposite side, a truck must be parked on the side of the street which is zoned other than residential in order to remain parked more than one hour between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
D. 
The City Council may, by resolution, prohibit parking of trucks as defined in Subsection B on other streets or in other areas of the City during such hours as the City Council may designate, subject to signage or other requirements imposed by applicable law. Copies of such resolutions shall be maintained at the office of the City Clerk and shall be available for public inspection during normal office hours.
E. 
Persons who violate this section are subject to penalties under § 8-1-6C of this Code.
A. 
For purposes of this section, the word "trailer" is defined to mean any unpowered vehicle or device designed for carrying property or passengers wholly on its own structure and for being drawn by a motor vehicle on a road, street or highway.
B. 
Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person shall park, store or maintain any trailer on any street in any residential zoning district (any area zoned R-1 through R-4 on the City's Zoning Map) in the City of Two Rivers between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., unless such trailer is attached to a motor vehicle which is in operating condition and is duly licensed and registered as required by the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
C. 
This section shall not apply to trailers being used by contractors while rendering service to a property on a public street, if said trailer is otherwise lawfully parked on said street, adjacent to said property, and does not present a traffic hazard. In addition, this section does not apply to semitrailers otherwise lawfully parked on public streets situated within or immediately adjacent to the I-1 Zoning District.