[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Woodville 7-9-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The title of this chapter is the Village of Woodville All-Terrain Vehicle Route Ordinance. The purpose of this chapter is to establish all-terrain vehicle routes in the Village and to regulate the operation of all-terrain vehicles in the Village.
The Board of the Village of Woodville, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, has the specific authority to adopt this All-Terrain Vehicle Route Ordinance under § 23.33(8)(b) and (11), Wis. Stats.
The Board of the Village of Woodville, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, by this chapter, adopted on proper notice with a quorum and roll call vote by a majority of the Village Board present and voting, provide the authority for the Village to designate all-terrain vehicle routes in the Village and to regulate the use of those routes and all-terrain vehicles in the Village.
Pursuant to § 23.33(4)(d)(4), Wis. Stats., except as otherwise provided in § 23.22(4), Wis. Stats., no person may operate an all-terrain vehicle on the roadway portion of any highway in the Village except on roadways that are designated as all-terrain vehicle routes and when traveling to and from his personal residence. Operation of all-terrain vehicles on a roadway in the Village that is an all-terrain vehicle route is authorized only for the extreme right side of the roadway, except that left turns may be made from any part of the roadway that is safe given prevailing conditions. On paved roadway, all-terrain vehicles must be operated on the paved portion of the roadway and not on the gravel shoulder.
The following routes are designated all-terrain vehicle routes in the Village:
Pursuant to § 23.33(8)(d), Wis. Stats., the following restrictions are placed on the use of the Village all-terrain vehicle routes designated by this chapter.
Routes shall be marked with uniform all-terrain vehicle route sign in accordance with § NR 64.12(7), Wis. Adm. Code. No person may do any of the following in regard to signs marking all-terrain vehicle routes:
Intentionally remove, damage, deface, move, or obstruct any uniform all-terrain vehicle route or trail sign or standard or intentionally interfere with the effective operation of a uniform all-terrain vehicle route or trail or standard if the sign or standard is legally placed by the state, any municipality or any authorized individual.
Possess any uniform all-terrain vehicle route or trail sign or standard of the types established by the Department for the warning, instruction or information of the public, unless he or she obtained the uniform all-terrain vehicle route or trail sign or standard in a lawful manner. Possession of a uniform all-terrain vehicle route or trail sign or standard creates a rebuttable presumption of illegal possession.
Operation shall be subject to all provisions of § 23.33, Wis. Stats., which is adopted as a part of this chapter by reference, pursuant to § 23.33(11), Wis. Stats.
A copy of this chapter shall be sent by the Village Clerk to the St. Croix County Sheriff Department and Wisconsin DNR.
In addition to the provisions of § 23.33, Wis. Stats, the following restrictions are placed on the use of the Village all-terrain vehicle routes designated by this chapter:
All ATV operators shall observe a speed limit of not more than 10 miles per hour in the Village limits, except on posted ATV routes, which shall be the posted speed limit for the roadway.
All ATV operators shall ride single file.
Anyone born after January 1, 1988, cannot operate an ATV on a roadway without a state-approved safety certificate.
All ATV operators under the age of 18 must wear a helmet.
Lights must be on at all times.
This chapter may be enforced by any law enforcement officer authorized to enforce the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
The penalties at § 23.33(13)(a), Wis. Stats, are adopted by reference.
This chapter is effective when all-terrain vehicle route signs are posted by the local ATV clubs, but can be discontinued at any time by the decision of the Village of Woodville Board.