[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Green Lake County 5-20-1980 by Ord. No. 226-80. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is adopted under the authority granted by §§ 59.02 and 349.06, Wis. Stats.
This chapter shall be known as, referred to, or cited as the "Green Lake County Snowmobile Ordinance."
This chapter shall regulate the operation of all snowmobiles in the unincorporated areas in Green Lake County.
Pursuant to the authority granted to local authorities in § 349.06, Wis. Stats., Green Lake County does hereby adopt the provisions of Ch. 350, Wis. Stats., and the same are by reference made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein.
Each section of Wisconsin Statutes adopted by this chapter shall bear the same number in this chapter as it has in the Wisconsin Statutes.
The provisions of § 350.01, Wis. Stats., are hereby adopted and by reference are made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. This section of Wisconsin Statutes adopted by this chapter shall bear the same number in this chapter as it has in the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Amended 2-16-1982 by Ord. No. 262-82]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $200, together with the costs of prosecution and the penalty assessment. Payment of the judgment may be suspended by the sentencing judge for not more than 60 days. Any person who shall fail to pay the amount of the forfeiture, costs of prosecution, and the penalty assessment for violation of any provision of this chapter may, upon order of the court entering judgment therefor having jurisdiction of the case, be imprisoned until such forfeiture, costs and assessment are paid, but not exceeding 90 days.
Stipulations of guilt or no contest may be made by persons issued a citation for violation of this chapter. Stipulations shall conform to the requirements of § 345.11, Wis. Stats., and may be accepted together with the required forfeiture within the number of days from the date of the alleged violation as appears on the uniform traffic citation and complaint issued to the alleged offender. The stipulation of guilt shall be in a form approved by the Judge of Circuit Court of Green Lake County, and the forfeiture shall be as provided in a schedule of penalties established by the Judge of said Circuit Court.
Snowmobile trail season. The snowmobile trail season, which indicates the time of the calendar year during which the recreation trail may be used by snowmobiles, shall be from December 1 through March 31. No snowmobiles shall be operated on the recreational trail other than during the snowmobile season. No other vehicles may be operated on the recreation trail during the snowmobile trail season except police vehicles, emergency and rescue vehicles or County maintenance vehicles.
During the period from April 1 through November 30 the recreation trail may be used for hiking and bicycling.
No motor vehicles of any kind shall be operated on the recreation trail except police vehicles, emergency and rescue vehicles or County maintenance vehicles. During the off-season, the use of the recreation trail shall conform to the rules and regulations relating to County parks. No horses are allowed.
Signs. Signs for use on the recreation trail to regulate snowmobile traffic, warn snowmobile drivers or assist the snowmobile driver to reach his destination shall be in accordance with recommendations established by the State Department of Natural Resources and shall be placed at appropriate locations along the trail. No person shall operate a snowmobile other than in accordance with such signs.
Areas open to snowmobiling.
The Sheriff's Department will enforce the provisions herein. The District Attorney, upon complaint from the Sheriff's Department, is authorized to institute whatever legal proceedings he may deem necessary.