[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Waterloo 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-6 as §§ 7.01 to 7.09, 7.11 to 7.13, 7.15, 7.18 and 7.19 of the 1987 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions in Chs. 340 to 348, Wis. Stats., describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles and traffic, exclusive of any provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed and exclusive of any regulations for which the statutory penalty is a fine or term of imprisonment, are hereby adopted and, by reference, made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made part of this chapter in order to secure uniform state-wide regulation of traffic on the highways, streets and alleys of the State of Wisconsin.
Duty of the Chief of Police to erect and install uniform traffic control devices. Whenever traffic regulations created by this chapter, including a state traffic regulation adopted by reference in § 350-1 of this chapter, require the erection of traffic control devices for enforcement, the Chief of Police, with the cooperation of the Director of Public Works, shall procure, erect and maintain uniform traffic control devices conforming to the Uniform Traffic Control Device Manual promulgated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, giving notice of such traffic regulations to the users of the streets and highways on which such regulations apply. Whenever state law grants discretion to local authorities in erecting or placement of a uniform traffic control device, devices shall be erected in such locations and in such a manner as, in the judgment of the Chief of Police, will carry out the purposes of this chapter and give adequate warning to users of the streets and highways of the City.
Official Traffic Map.
Official Traffic Map established. There is hereby established for the City of Waterloo an Official Traffic Map dated September 1, 1987, on which is indicated as of said date all existing speed limits; stop signs; arterial intersections; yield signs; no parking areas; no stopping, standing or parking areas; restricted parking areas; and all other restrictions or limitations contained in this chapter and for which the laws of the state require the erection or use of official traffic control devices to enforce such restrictions or limitations. All such restrictions and limitations set forth on said Official Traffic Map are hereby adopted by reference.
Additions to map. The Council may, from time to time, make additions to or deletions from the Official Traffic Map, and the Chief of Police shall keep such Official Traffic Map current. Every addition to said Official Traffic Map made after September 1, 1987, shall indicate the number of the authorizing resolution and the date the appropriate official traffic control device was erected, and every deletion shall indicate the number of the authorizing resolution.
Map to be maintained. The Official Traffic Map shall be maintained and displayed in the office of the Police Department. The Chief of Police shall make appropriate authorized changes on said map within three working days after the appropriate official traffic control device is erected or removed, as the case may be.
Violations prohibited. When official traffic control devices, giving notice of the restrictions, prohibitions and limitations shown on the Official Traffic Map, are erected and maintained in accordance with the provisions of this section, a violation of the restriction, prohibition or limitation shown on the Official Traffic Map shall be a violation of the provisions of this chapter.
Prohibited signs and markers in highways. No person other than an officer authorized by this chapter to erect and maintain official traffic control devices, or his designee, shall place within the limits of any street or highway maintained by the City any sign, signal, marker, mark or monument unless permission is first obtained from the Chief of Police or the State Highway Commission. Any sign, signal, marker, mark or monument placed or maintained in violation of this subsection shall be subject to removal, as provided in Subsection D below.
Removal of unofficial signs, signals, markers and traffic control devices. The Chief of Police may direct the Director of Public Works to remove any sign, signal, marker or other device which is placed, maintained or displayed in violation of this chapter or state law. Any charge imposed against premises for removal of a prohibited or illegal sign, signal, marker or device shall be reported by the Director of Public Works to the Council for review and certification at its next regular meeting following the imposition of the charge. Any charge not paid on or before the next succeeding November 15 shall be placed upon the tax roll for collection as other special municipal taxes.
Through highways designated. In the interest of public safety and pursuant to the authority granted by Wisconsin law, the following streets or portions thereof are declared to be through highways:
Designation of location of stop signs and yield signs. In the interest of public safety, the Council, by resolution, has designated the location of stop and yield signs within the City and has ordered the installation of such signs. In addition, the location of such signs is designated on the Official Traffic Map of the City pursuant to § 350-2 of this chapter.
Operators to obey traffic control devices. Every operator of a vehicle approaching an intersection at which an official traffic control device is erected, in accordance with this section, shall obey the direction of such official traffic control device as required by the Wisconsin Statutes incorporated by reference in § 350-1 of this chapter. Operators of vehicles approaching a stop sign shall stop before entering a highway as required by § 346.46, Wis. Stats. Operators approaching intersections at which a yield sign has been installed shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles, as required by § 346.18(6), Wis. Stats.
No operator of a vehicle shall make a U-turn at the following locations:
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to establish safety zones and islands, loading zones and traffic lanes of such kind and character and at such places as deemed necessary for the protection of persons using the public streets. The Director of Public Works, upon the recommendation of the Chief of Police, is hereby authorized and empowered to erect and maintain such pavement markings, structures and/or signage as may be deemed necessary to mark the areas designated pursuant to this section consistent with the provisions of this chapter.
Travel prohibited. No vehicle, except a motor bus, which is not equipped with pneumatic tires or has a combined vehicle load weight exceeding 10,000 pounds shall be operated or moved on any street or alley not a part of the heavy traffic route designated in Subsection A above except for the purpose of obtaining orders for or moving or delivering supplies or commodities to or from a place of business or residence facing thereon, provided that in no event shall the weight of the vehicle and load on such other street exceed the limitations of §§ 348.15 and 348.16(3), Wis. Stats.
Signs. The Director of Public Works, upon recommendation of the Police Chief, shall cause to be secured and erected appropriate signs to give notice of the heavy traffic routes.
[Amended by Ord. No. 88-2]
Stopping, standing and parking regulated. Pursuant to § 349.13, Wis. Stats., the authority to regulate the stopping, standing and parking of vehicles is delegated to the Chief of Police, subject to control of the Council. The Chief, with the cooperation of the Director of Public Works, is hereby authorized to designate and sign streets, or portions thereof, where the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles is prohibited at all times or during certain designated hours.
Parking on certain streets prohibited. Unless specifically otherwise provided, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon the following streets or portions thereof:
On both sides of South Jackson Street, from its intersection with West Madison Street south to its intersection with Polk Street.
On the east side of Harrison Street, from its intersection with West Madison Street south to its intersection with Taylor Street.
On the south side of West Madison Street, from its intersection with South Jackson Street west 144 feet.
On both sides of STH 19, from its intersection from the west line of Central Avenue extended northerly across STH 19 to its intersection with the east line of Grove Street extended northerly through STH 19.
[Added by Ord. No. 91-4]
On the south side of West Porter Street, from Monroe Street to Minnetonka Way.
[Added by Ord. No. 93-7]
On both sides of West Madison Street, from Canal Road to Minnetonka Way.
[Added by Ord. No. 95-10]
On the north side of Knowlton Street, from its intersection with South Monroe Street west to its intersection with McKay Way.
[Added by Ord. No. 1-01; amended by Ord. No. 02-6; 4-5-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
On the north side of McKay Way, from its intersection with STH 19 east to Knowlton Street.
[Added by Ord. No. 1-01; amended by Ord. No. 02-6; 4-5-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
On the East side of Minnetonka Way, from its intersection with East Indian Hills Drive to 175 feet north of West Madison Street between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
[Added 8-4-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-2]
On the south side of East Madison Street, from its intersection with Adams Street to 105 feet west of Adams Street.
[Added 1-3-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-01]
On the west side of South Jackson Street, from its intersection with Polk Street south to its intersection with Knowlton Street.
[Added 7-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-13]
On the west side of South Washington Street, from a point 200 feet north of Leschinger Street south to its intersection with Knowlton Street.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-16]
On the south side of Franklin Street, from its intersection with Edison Street east to its intersection with North Monroe Street.
[Added 6-6-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-02]
On the south side of Taylor Street, from its intersection with Harrison Street to 142 feet east of Harrison Street.
[Added 11-7-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-04]
On the east side of Lexington Way, south from its intersection with Derby Lane, 422 feet to 436 feet.
[Added 6-18-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-04]
On the west side of North Monroe Street 40 feet north of Anna Street and 172 feet south of Henry Street.
[Added 9-17-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-09]
Limited time parking at all times. Unless specifically otherwise provided, no person shall park a vehicle for any longer than two hours upon the following streets or portions thereof:
On the west side of Harrison Street, from its intersection with West Madison Street south to its intersection with Taylor Street.
On the south side of West Madison Street, from its intersection with Harrison Street east 238 feet.
On the south side of McKay Way, from its intersection with Knowlton Street west to a point 258 feet east of STH 19.
[Added 4-5-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-02]
Limited time parking during certain hours. Unless specifically otherwise provided, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except on Sundays and legal holidays, no person shall park a vehicle for any longer than two hours upon the following streets or portions thereof:
On the south side of East Madison Street, from its intersection with South Monroe Street easterly to its intersection with South Washington Street, except the first parking stall east of South Monroe Street which shall have a fifteen-minute time limit.
[Amended 6-16-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-03]
On the north side of East Madison Street, from its intersection with North Monroe Street easterly to its intersection with Mill Street.
On both sides of South Monroe Street, from its intersection with East and West Madison Streets southerly to Taylor Street.
On North Monroe Street, from its intersection with East and West Madison Streets northerly to and including 176 North Monroe Street.
On West Madison Street, from its intersection with North and South Monroe Streets westerly to North and South Jackson Streets.
Parking in parking lots regulated. No person shall park any vehicle in any public parking lot for more than 24 hours without the permission of the Police Department or by permit as hereinafter set forth.
[Amended by Ord. No. 93-1]
Unlimited parking by permit only shall be permitted on a year-round basis in 10 individually assigned stalls located on the south end of the parking lot behind the Municipal Building on North Monroe Street and five individually assigned stalls located on the east end of the Taylor Street Parking Lot which is located immediately west of 211 South Monroe Street. The permit shall be issued for a calendar year for a permit fee as stated in the City of Waterloo Fee Schedule. Permits issued after the month of January will be prorated starting with the month of application through the balance of the calendar year.
[Amended by Ord. No. 5-00; 2-7-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-02; 1-7-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
Editor's Note: The Fee Schedule is on file at the office of the City Clerk-Treasurer.
Permits shall be issued on a first-come-first-served basis, with a maximum of 15 permits being available. Applications shall be obtained, completed and paid for at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer.
[Amended by Ord. No. 5-00; 2-7-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-02; 1-7-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
Reserved parking stalls shall be designated by signs installed at the direction of the Police Department, and the Police Department shall be authorized to tow any nonpermitted vehicles, the cost of towing to be paid by the operator/owner in addition to the forfeiture for parking violation.
Permit holders are responsible for complying with rules set forth by the Department of Public Works. Failure to comply shall result in revocation of a parking permit.
[Amended by Ord. No. 5-00]
The permit must be displayed as required on the permit whenever a vehicle is parked in the reserved parking space. Failure to display the permit, as required, shall result in vehicle parking violations and subject the vehicle to being towed at the expense of the operator/owner.
All-night parking on certain streets regulated. No person, except a licensed physician on an emergency call, shall park a vehicle between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on any day on the following streets or parking lots:
[Amended by Ord. No. 93-1; Ord. No. 93-2]
On Monroe Street, from the railway track north to and including 176 Monroe Street.
On Madison Street, from Mill Street to Jackson Street.
Winter parking regulations. No person shall park in any City street or public parking lot in the City between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 15 to April 1, except by permit as set forth in Subsection E above or as hereinafter set forth:
[Amended by Ord. No. 93-1]
Permits for winter on-street parking shall be issued only on the basis of unusual need for vehicles owned by City residents residing on property which does not have a driveway, lacks sufficient space to provide for off-street parking and does not have a reasonable alternative for overnight parking.
Permit applications are to be obtained, completed and paid for at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer. Applications shall be submitted to the Council for review and granting or denial.
The permit shall be displayed as required on the permit whenever a vehicle is parked on the City street overnight from November 15 to April 1. Failure to display the permit, as required, shall result in vehicle parking violations and subject the vehicle to being towed at the expense of the operator/owner.
Truck parking regulations.
No person shall, at any time, park, stop or leave standing, whether attended or unattended, any trailer or semitrailer, whether or not attached or connected to a truck tractor or road tractor, on any street in any district zoned residential.
No person shall park, stop or leave standing, with the engine running, any unattended truck tractor or road tractor on any street in any district zoned residential.
Parking in alleys regulated. All parking in alleys is prohibited, except in alleys in the business district for the purpose of loading or unloading freight. The business district is defined as East and West Madison Street from Mill Street to South Jackson Street, and North and South Monroe Street from 176 North Monroe Street south to the river.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
Parking in driveways prohibited. No person shall park or leave standing any motor vehicle in any private driveway without the permission of the owner or lessee of the property upon which such driveway is located, whether or not such driveway is posted to prohibit parking.
Street maintenance or temporary snow removal. Whenever it is necessary to clear or repair a City street or any part thereof, the Department of Public Works shall post such streets or parts thereof with appropriate signs prohibiting parking. Such signs shall be erected at least two hours prior to the time that street maintenance work is to be commenced. No person shall park a motor vehicle in violation of such signs.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18; 4-17-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-06]
Parking reserved for City employees.
[Amended by Ord. No. 90-6; Ord. No. 4-00]
No person, except City employees, shall park in any parking stall designated by signs stating "City Employees Only" in the Municipal Building parking lot between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, exclusive of holidays.
No person, except police personnel, shall park in any parking stall designated by signs stating "Police Parking Only" in the municipal parking lot at any time.
Temporary parking restrictions for special events. Pursuant to the provisions of § 349.13, Wis. Stats., the Chief of Police is authorized to direct that temporary "No Parking" signs be erected by the Department of Public Works during parades, festivals and other authorized events that require the regulating of vehicle stopping, standing or parking on City roadways. The temporary regulation shall be limited to the time the event exists or is likely to exist.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
Designated parking spaces. The Chief of Police, with the cooperation of the Director of Public Works, shall cause lines or markings to be painted upon the curb and/or upon the street or parking lot surface for the purpose of designating a parking space. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any line or marking or to park a vehicle in such position that the same shall not be entirely within the area designated by such lines or markings.
Removal of chalk marks prohibited. In order to monitor the continuous length of time that a vehicle is parked in a parking space or zone subject to parking time restrictions, it is necessary that the Police Department place a chalk mark or other mark on one or more tires of parked vehicles. It shall be unlawful to remove, erase or alter, or attempt to remove, erase or alter, any chalk mark or other mark of any kind placed upon any tire of a vehicle parked in any parking zone or space subject to parking time restrictions.
Legal holidays designated. For purposes of enforcement of parking restrictions in the City, the following days shall be defined as legal holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day; provided, however, that in the event any of said days falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be deemed to be the legal holiday.
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 346.48(2)(b)2, Wis. Stats., adopted by reference in this chapter to the contrary, school bus operators shall use flashing red warning lights in residential and business districts when pupils or other authorized passengers are to be loaded or unloaded at locations at which there are no crosswalks or traffic signals so that pupils must cross the street or highway before being loaded or after being unloaded.
Any vehicle parked or left standing upon a highway, street or alley or other public grounds in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is declared to be a hazard to traffic and public safety. Such vehicle shall be removed by the operator, upon request of any police officer, to a position where parking, stopping or standing is not prohibited. Any police officer, after issuing a citation for illegal parking, stopping or standing of an unattended vehicle in violation of this chapter, is authorized to remove such vehicle to a position where parking is not prohibited. The officer may order a motor carrier holding a permit to perform vehicle towing services, a licensed motor vehicle salvage dealer or a licensed motor vehicle dealer who performs vehicle towing services to remove and store such vehicle in any storage garage or rental parking grounds or any facility of the person providing the towing services. In addition to other penalties provided by § 350-14 of this chapter, the owner or operator of a vehicle so removed shall pay the cost of towing and storage.
No person shall make unnecessary and annoying noises with a motor vehicle by squealing tires, excessive acceleration of engine, or by emitting unnecessary and loud exhaust system noises.
Pursuant to the provisions of § 118.105, Wis. Stats., the following regulations shall apply to the grounds of the Waterloo School District located within the City:
Parking. All parking on grounds of the Waterloo School District from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shall be by permit only issued by the school administrator and shall be restricted to areas designated for parking by the School Board. When signs are erected by the School Board giving notice of such restrictions, no person shall park a motor vehicle in an area other than one for which he shall have been issued a permit nor without displaying a valid permit. All authorized visitors shall park only in areas designated and signed for visitor parking.
Speed limits. No person shall at any time operate a motor vehicle upon the Waterloo School District grounds at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour.
Vehicles prohibited. No person shall at any time operate a motor vehicle other than a school bus engaged in transporting or picking up passengers and service vehicles engaged in deliveries or pickups upon any school drive which is designated for those vehicles only.
[Amended by Ord. No. 97-7]
One-way traffic. No person shall operate a motor vehicle contrary to the one-way traffic signs posted on any school drive.
No person shall stop any railroad train, locomotive or car upon or across any highway or street crossing in the City or leave the same standing upon such crossing longer than five minutes, except in cases of accident or breakdown. Any conductor, engineer, brakeman or other person in charge thereof or responsible therefor who shall violate this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code.
[Amended 4-6-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-02; 2-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-01]
Intent. The City of Waterloo adopts the following all-terrain vehicle trails and routes for the operation of all-terrain vehicles and utility terrain vehicles upon roadways and City-owned property throughout Waterloo. Following due consideration of the recreational value to connect trail opportunities and weighed against the possible dangers, public health, liability aspects, terrain involved, traffic density and history of automobile traffic, these routes and trails have been created
State laws adopted. The statutory provision in § 23.33, Wis. Stats., and Chs. 340 to 348, Wis. Stats., establishing definitions and regulations with respect to ATVs and UTVs, and Ch. NR 64, Wis. Adm. Code, are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated herein is hereby required or prohibited by this section. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are made a part of this chapter in order to secure uniform statewide regulation of ATVs and UTVs.
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALL ATV/UTV VEHICLE TRAIL
- A marked corridor on public property or on private lands subject to public easement or lease, designated for use by all-terrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle operators by the governmental agency having jurisdiction, but excluding roadways or highways, except those roadways that are seasonally not maintained for motor vehicle traffic.
- ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE (ATV)
- A commercially designed and manufactured motor-driven device
that has a weight, without fluids, of 900 pounds or less, has a width
of 50 inches or less, is equipped with a seat designed to be straddled
by the operator, and travels on three or more tires.[Amended 5-20-2021 by Ord. No. 2021-04]
- OFF-ROAD VEHICLES
- Shall include, but not be limited to, minibikes, all-terrain vehicles, and utility terrain vehicles.
- UTILITY TERRAIN VEHICLE (UTV)
- Any of the following:
- (1) A commercially designed and manufactured motor-driven device that does not meet federal motor vehicle safety standards in effect on July 1, 2012, that is not a golf cart, low-speed vehicle, dune buggy, mini-truck, or tracked vehicle, that is designed to be used primarily off of a highway, and that has, and was originally manufactured with, all the following:
- (a) A weight, without fluids, of 2,000 pounds or less.
- (b) Four or more tires.[Amended 5-20-2021 by Ord. No. 2021-04]
- (c) A cargo box installed by the manufacturer.
- (d) A steering wheel.
- (e) A taillight.
- (f) A brake light.
- (g) Two headlights.
- (h) A width of not more than 65 inches.
- (i) A system of seat belts, or similar system, for restraining each occupant of the device in the event of an accident.
- (j) A system of structural members designed to reduce the likelihood that an occupant would be crushed as a result of a rollover of the device.
- (2) A commercially designed and manufactured motor driven device to which all the following applies: All other applicable words or phrases defined within § 23.33, Wis. Stats., and Ch. 340.01, Wis. Stats., are incorporated within this section.
Regulated. No person shall operate an off-road vehicle on any City street, alley, park, or parking lot; on any public lands or parking lots held open to the public; or on any land zoned residential within the City except as provided below:
[Amended 4-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-02]
Designation of all-terrain and utility terrain vehicle routes. Pursuant to § 23.33(8)(b)2., Wis. Stats., all City-maintained streets, roads and alleys are designated as all-terrain and utility terrain vehicle routes unless posted.
Conditions of operation. In addition to the provisions in § 23.33, Wis. Stats., and Chs. 340 to 348, Wis. Stats, the following conditions apply:
"ATV/UTV vehicle route" means a highway or sidewalk designated for use by allterrain vehicle or utility terrain vehicle operators by the governmental agency having jurisdiction as authorized under this section.
The City of Waterloo reserves the right to close or modify routes and trails at any time.
The City of Waterloo or its designee shall maintain all route and trail signs within the City of Waterloo. The City of Waterloo shall maintain all route signs erected on state highways within the City of Waterloo.
All ATV/UTV routes and trails shall be signed in accordance with Chs. NR 64.12 and NR 64.12(7)(c), Wis. Stats.
All City of Waterloo streets, roads and alleys are designated as ATV/UTV routes, not including county highways, state trunk highways, or connecting highways unless Jefferson County and/or the Department of Transportation approves or is required to approve the designation.
Per § 23.33 (11)(am)(4), Wis. Stats., the City of Waterloo authorizes the operation of ATVs/UTVs on all highways that have a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less that are located within the territorial boundaries of the City of Waterloo.
Conditions of route use. As a condition for the use of these trails and routes, the following conditions shall apply to all operators and passengers as applicable:
All ATV/UTV units shall be registered in accordance with WI DNR regulations.
All ATV/UTV operators shall observe all applicable rules of the road governing motorized vehicles on municipal streets in accordance with Ch. 346, and § 23.33, Wis. Stats.
No ATV/UTV shall be operated at a speed greater than the posted street speed limit unless posted otherwise.
All operators of ATVs or UTVs are subject to Wis. Stats. and/or DNR rules and regulations pertaining to age, safety and safety certificate requirements.
No ATV/UTV may be operated on any designated trail or route without fully functional headlights, taillights and brake lights. Operators must display a lighted headlight and taillight at all times while on the trail or route.
All ATV/UTV operators shall ride single file.
ATV/UTVs may be operated on paved roadway surfaces only.
No ATV/UTV may be operated on any designated route between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. daily, unless otherwise authorized by the Chief of Police.
ATV/UTVs that do not meet Wisconsin State or local noise pollution requirements may not be operated on any trail or route.
Operation within any municipal park unless specifically designated is prohibited.
Operation on any sidewalk unless specifically designated is prohibited.
No person shall leave or allow any ATV owned or operated by him/herself to remain unattended on any public highway or public property while the motor is running or with the starting key left in the ignition. Insurance is required for all ATVs/UTVs operated within the City of Waterloo.
DOT. Approved protective helmets will be worn for all operators and passengers of any ATV/UTV for persons under the age of 18 years old.
A valid Department of Transportation driver's license is required to operate any ATV/UTV.
In accordance with § 23.33 (11)(am)(3), Wis. Stats., the operation of ATVs and UTVs is permitted on a highway bridge that is not part of the national system of interstate and defense highways, that is 1,000 feet in length or less, and is located within the territorial boundaries of the City of Waterloo, regardless of whether the City of Waterloo has jurisdiction over the highway, provided that a person crossing a bridge shall do all the following:
Cross the bridge in the most direct manner practicable and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing;
Stay as far to the right of the roadway or shoulder as practicable;
Stop the vehicle prior to the crossing;
Yield the right-of-way to other vehicles, pedestrians, and electric personal assistive mobility devices using the roadway or shoulder; and
Exit the highway as quickly and safely as practicable after crossing the bridge.
[Amended 6-2-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-3; 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18; 4-19-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-04]
The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a forfeiture as hereafter provided, together with statutory court costs and penalty assessment, if applicable.
State forfeiture statutes. Forfeitures for violation of §§ 340.01 to 348.28, Wis. Stats., shall conform to the forfeiture permitted to be imposed for violation of the statutes adopted by reference, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses.
State fine statutes. The forfeiture for violation of any statute adopted by reference hereunder for which the penalty is a fine shall not exceed the maximum fine permitted under such statute.
Penalty for parking violations. Notwithstanding any other penalty provided in this chapter, the forfeiture for parking violations other than those violations contained in the state statutes, as adopted by reference in § 350-1 of this chapter, shall be as hereinafter provided plus costs, fees, and surcharges associated with the prosecution thereof which are required or authorized by state statute or administrative regulation, as follows:
$20 if paid within five days of the issuance of the violation citation.
$60 if paid after five days.
Except for a motor vehicle used by a physically disabled person as defined under § 346.503(1) Wis. Stats., a $100 fine shall be issued for stopping, standing or parking in spaces reserved for vehicles displaying special registration plates or special identification cards.
Enforcement procedure. This chapter shall be enforced in accordance with the provisions of §§ 345.20 to 345.53, and § 66.0114, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
Duty of police to enforce. City police officers shall enforce all the provisions of this chapter.
Uniform citation. The uniform citation promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats., shall be used for all moving and nonmoving traffic violations, except parking violations.
Notice of demerit points and receipts. Every officer accepting a forfeited penalty or money deposit under this chapter shall receipt therefor in triplicate as provided in § 345.26(3)(b), Wis. Stats. Every officer accepting a stipulation under the provisions of this chapter shall comply with the provisions of §§ 343.28, 345.26(1)(a) and 345.27(2), Wis. Stats.
Parking citations. Citations for all parking violations under this chapter shall conform to § 345.28, Wis. Stats., and shall permit direct mail payment of the applicable forfeiture to the Police Department within five days of the issuance of the citation in lieu of a court appearance.
Registration record of vehicle as evidence. When any vehicle is found upon a street, highway or other public right-of-way in violation of any provision of this chapter regulating the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles and the identity of the operator cannot be determined, the owner, as shown by the ownership registration of the vehicle supplied by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, or a comparable authority of any other state, shall be deemed to have committed the violation for purposes of the enforcement of this section and shall be subject to the applicable forfeiture penalty; provided, however, that the defenses defined and described in § 346.485(5), Wis. Stats., shall be a defense for an owner charged with such violation.
Traffic violation and registration program. Pursuant to the provisions of § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats., the City elects to participate in the nonmoving traffic violation and registration program of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and pay the costs established by the Department under § 85.13, Wis. Stats. Such costs shall in turn be assessed against persons charged with nonmoving traffic violations. The City Attorney shall be responsible for complying with the requirements set forth in § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats.
Deposit schedule. Every police officer or parking attendant issuing a citation for any violation of this chapter shall indicate on the citation the amount of the deposit that the alleged violator may make in lieu of court appearance. The amount of the deposit shall be determined in accordance with the City Bond Schedule and the Wisconsin Judicial Council Bond Schedule.
Disposition of deposits; officers to post bond and qualify. Any police officer accepting deposits or forfeited penalties under this chapter shall deliver them to the Jefferson County Clerk of Courts within 20 days after receipt, except for parking forfeitures which shall be turned over to the Clerk-Treasurer. Any officer authorized to accept deposits under § 345.26, Wis. Stats., or this chapter shall qualify by taking the oath and filing an official bond in the sum of $100 as provided by § 19.01, Wis. Stats.