Town of Fulton, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton 9-12-1996 as Ch. 14 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nonregistered, abandoned and disabled vehicles — See Ch. 318.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 376.
Travel trailers — See Ch. 394.
The purpose of this chapter is as follows: to protect public safety and regulate motor vehicles in the Town of Fulton.
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton has the specific statutory authority, powers and duties, pursuant to the specific statutory sections noted in this chapter and/or by its adoption of village powers under § 60.10, Wis. Stats., to regulate, control, prevent and enforce against in the Town of Fulton certain uses, activities, businesses and operations by persons that may affect the traffic in the Town of Fulton.
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton has, by adoption of this chapter, confirmed the specific statutory authority, powers and duties noted in the specific sections of this chapter and has established, by these sections and this chapter, the regulations, controls and enforcement against certain uses, activities, businesses and operations by persons that may affect the traffic in the Town of Fulton.
Except as specifically noted otherwise in this chapter, Chs. 340 to 348, Wis. Stats., inclusive, and Chs. 350 and 941, Wis. Stats., describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles, traffic and snowmobiles, for which the penalty is a forfeiture only, including penalties to be imposed and procedure for prosecution, are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference by the Town of Fulton and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any future amendments, modifications, revisions, additions or deletions of the above-noted statutory chapters shall be incorporated herein and made part of this chapter in order to secure uniform state regulation of traffic on the public highways, roads, streets and alleys of the State of Wisconsin.
[Amended 10-13-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-6]
The Town Board has determined that the statutory speed limits on the following roads, streets and highways are unreasonable, unsafe and imprudent and so modifies such speed limits as follows:
A. 
The speed limit upon the following roads, streets and highways or portions thereof is decreased to 45 miles per hour:
Streets With Speed Limit of 45 Miles Per Hour
Caledonia Road from CTH H to Town of Fulton/Town of Porter boundary
Consolidated School Road from U.S. Highway 51 to Town of Fulton/Town of Janesville boundary
Cox Road from Pennycook Road to Kidder Road
East Hurd Road from Applewood Road to U.S. Highway 51
East Manogue Road from Newville Road to U.S. Highway 51
Hurd Road from CTH M north to Applewood Drive
Jason Drive
Kidder Road from U.S. Highway 51 to CTH M
Lazy River Road
North Applewood Road from Hurd Road to the end thereof
North Hillside Road from STH 59 to Rock County/Dane County boundary
North Kenlyn Road from the 11400 block to Rock County/Dane County boundary
North Kidder Road from U.S. Highway 51 to East Ellendale Road
North Newville Road from Pine Road north to East Ellendale Road
North River Road from the beginning thereof to Town of Fulton/Town of Janesville boundary
North Washington Road from STH 59 to Town of Fulton/Town of Porter boundary
West Miles Road from CTF F to the end thereof
West Stone Road from west of County F to the end thereof
Williams Road
B. 
The speed limit upon the following roads, streets and highways or portions thereof is reduced to 35 miles per hour:
Streets With Speed Limit of 35 Miles Per Hour
North Kenlyn Road from STH 59 to the 11400 block
North Rock River Drive from Watts Springs Road to Badger Heights Road
North Staff Road from CTH M to West Pomeroy Road
C. 
The speed limit upon the following roads, streets and highways or portions thereof is reduced to 30 miles per hour:
Streets With Speed Limit of 30 Miles Per Hour
East Mallwood Drive to Town of Fulton/Town of Milton boundary
D. 
The speed limit upon the following roads, streets and highways or portions thereof is reduced to 25 miles per hour:
Streets With Speed Limit of 25 Miles Per Hour
Amber Trail
Arrowhead Shores Road
Arthurs Drive from STH 59 to Snell Drive
Badger Heights Road from Rock River Drive to the end thereof
Blackhawk Drive from Arrowhead Shores Road to the end thereof
Dereck Woods Drive from North Shoes Way to the end thereof
East Deer Run Park Road
East Ellendale Road from Kidder Road to STH 59
East Harbor Road
East Lakeside Drive from Town of Fulton/Town of Milton boundary to the end thereof
East Lauderdale Drive from Superior Drive to Lakewoods Drive
East Mallwood Drive from Hillside Road to Town of Fulton/Town of Milton boundary
East Maple Beach Drive from Hillside Road to Town of Fulton/Town of Milton boundary
East Meadow Circle from East Prairieview Drive to Woodsview Crossing
East Richardson Springs Road from STH 59 to the end thereof
East Riverdale Drive from Kidder Road to the end thereof
Emerald Terrace
Fulton Circle
Hillside Road
Jade Lane from Amber Drive to Coral Road
Lois Lane from U.S. Highway 51 to the end thereof
Mason Drive from North Hillside Road to the end thereof
Moore Road
North Amber Drive from Crystal Drive to Lois Lane
North Edgewood Shores from Rock River Drive to the end thereof
North Ellendale Road from East Ellendale Road to North Kidder Road
North Fulton Street
North Goede Road from STH 59 to Richardson Springs Road
North Heritage Ridge from East Lakeside Drive to East Prairieview Drive
North Honeysuckle Drive
North Kidder Road from Riverdale Road to East Ellendale Road
North Lakewoods Drive from Mallwood Drive to Maple Beach Drive
North Lochwood Drive from Interlochen Drive to Inverness Drive
North St. Andrews Road from Inverness Drive to West Interlochen Drive
North Sherman Road from STH 59 to Samuelsen Drive
North Shoes Way from Mason Drive to Superior Drive
North Tocoho Trail from West Cox Road to the end thereof
Oakway Lane
Pineview Court
Pineview Drive
Riverview Drive
Samuelsen Drive from North Sherman Road to the end thereof
Snell Drive from Dallman Road to the end thereof
Superior Drive from Town of Fulton/Town of Milton boundary to North Shoes Way
Watts Springs Road
West Crystal Drive from U.S. Highway 51 to the end thereof
West Interlochen Drive from U.S. Highway 51 to the end thereof
West Inverness Drive from U.S. Highway 51 to North St. Andrews Road
West Riverside Drive
Wildwood Way from North Hillside Road to Woodsview Crossing
Woodsview Crossing from Wildwood Way to the end thereof
E. 
The speed limit upon the following roads, streets and highways or portions thereof is reduced to 15 miles per hour:
Streets With Speed Limit of 15 Miles Per Hour
North Bigelow Lane from North Edgewood Shores to the end thereof
North Sherman Road from STH 59 to Samuelsen Road
A. 
No person shall cause, allow or permit any person to operate or maintain a motorbike, motorcycle, minibike, all-terrain vehicles, go-cart, trail bike or snowmobile in the Town of Fulton:
(1) 
At unreasonable speeds for conditions.
(2) 
In a careless way that endangers persons or property.
(3) 
While under the influence of drugs or alcoholic beverages.
(4) 
Without functional headlights.
(5) 
Without a functional muffler.
B. 
The following are regulations established by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton to regulate snowmobiles in the Town of Fulton:[1]
(1) 
No person shall violate § 350.10, Wis. Stats., as amended, such being incorporated by reference herein.
(2) 
No snowmobile shall be operated within the right-of-way of any Town road, alley or public way unless permitted by the Town of Fulton, in writing, except as set forth in Subsection B(3).
(3) 
The following snowmobile routes are hereby created and shall be commonly known as those portions of County Trunk Highway "M" and County Trunk Highway "F" lying within the limits of the unincorporated Village of Indianford, Town of Fulton, as a part of the Town of Fulton snowmobile route extending from the intersection above the existing Rock County Snowmobile Trail with County Trunk Highway "F" at the southerly limit of said unincorporated village on the east side of the Rock River, through the intersection of County Trunk Highway "F" with the Rock County Snowmobile Trail to the north of the unincorporated Village of Indianford, on the westerly side of the Rock River.
(4) 
Relative to the use of the above-described snowmobile routes, no person shall do any of the following:
(a) 
Violate any other ordinance of the Town of Fulton.
(b) 
Operate a snowmobile on Town of Fulton property except as may be permitted by this section or other provision of this Code.
(c) 
Cause personal injury or property damage to any person or property.
(d) 
Trespass on private property.
(5) 
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton, or the Town of Fulton Chair, or Town of Fulton Police Chief, if reasonably required to protect health, safety or property, may temporarily, by written order, suspend the use of any or all of the above-described snowmobile routes. Such order shall be posted at the Town of Fulton Town Hall, and a copy may be mailed to an officer, director or shareholder of any snowmobile club believed to be using such trail, and a copy shall be affixed to at least one route sign. Use of the route after such suspension of use shall constitute a violation of this section.
(6) 
This Subsection B, pursuant to § 350.047, Wis. Stats., has been filed with the State Department of Natural Resources, the Town of Fulton law enforcement office and the County of Rock traffic office.
[1]
Editor's Note: This subsection appeared in the 1996 Code as Ch. 13, § 3f.
A. 
The following administrative rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and published in the Wisconsin Administrative Code, exclusive of any provisions therein relating to the penalties to be imposed, are hereby adopted by reference and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein:
TRANS 304
Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem
TRANS 305
Standards for Vehicle Equipment
TRANS 326
Motor Carrier Safety Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Materials
B. 
Noncompliance prohibited. No person shall operate or allow to be operated on any highway, street or alley within the Town a vehicle that is not in conformity with the requirements of Subsection A or the provisions of § 110.075 and Ch. 347, Wis. Stats., incorporated by reference in § 410-4 of this chapter.
C. 
Safety checks.
(1) 
Operators to submit to inspection. When directed to do so by any law enforcement officer, the operator of any motor vehicle shall stop and submit such vehicle to an inspection and such tests as are necessary to determine whether the vehicle meets the requirements of this section or that the vehicle's equipment is in proper adjustment or repair. No person, when operating a motor vehicle, shall fail to stop and submit such vehicle to inspection when directed to do so by any law enforcement officer as herein provided.
(2) 
Authority of officer. Any law enforcement officer of the Town is hereby empowered, whenever he or she shall have reason to believe that any provision of this section is being violated, to order the operator of the vehicle to stop and to submit such vehicle to an inspection with respect to brakes, lights, turn signals, steering, horns and warning devices, glass, mirrors, exhaust systems, windshield wipers, tires and other items of equipment.
(3) 
Vehicle to be removed from highway. Whenever, after inspection as provided by this section, a law enforcement officer determines that a vehicle is unsafe for operation, he or she may order it removed from the highway and not operated, except for purposes of removal and repair, until the vehicle has been repaired as directed in a repair order. Repair orders may be in the form prescribed by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation under § 110.075(5), Wis. Stats., and shall require the vehicle owner or operator to cause the repairs to be made and return evidence of compliance with the repair order to the department of the issuing officer within the time specified in the order.
[Added 11-6-2000]
The authority of the Town to prohibit, limit the time of or otherwise restrict the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles beyond the prohibitions, limitations or restrictions imposed by Ch. 346, Wis. Stats., pursuant to the provisions of § 349.13(1e), Wis. Stats., is hereby incorporated herein, except that the Town shall not modify the exceptions set forth in § 346.50, Wis. Stats. Such regulations shall be established by resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Fulton and shall be enforced pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
The Town of Fulton establishes by this chapter that the enforcement of traffic ordinances in the Town of Fulton and the penalties for violation shall be in accordance with §§ 66.0114 and 345.53, Wis. Stats., and Chapter 20, Citations, of this Code. A stipulation shall conform to the form contained in the uniform traffic citation and may be accepted within 21 days of the alleged violations as set forth in Chapter 20. Stipulations and deposits may be accepted by the Town Clerk/Treasurer of the Town of Fulton. Deposits shall be made in conformance with § 345.26, Wis. Stats., and Chapter 20. If a particular deposit is not established by § 345.26, Wis. Stats., then the person shall deposit as provided by the Town of Fulton and approved by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton.