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Antigo Police Dept.
840 Clermont Street
Antigo, WI  54409

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Parking in the City of Antigo

PARKING PERMITS

 Parking Permits are now available only at the Police Department located at 840 Clermont Street.   Monthly Parking Permit Fee:  $30.00 plus tax ($31.65)  Season Parking Permit Fee:  $130.00 plus tax ($137.15)

 

WINTER PARKING:   The winter parking ban is in effect from November 1st through   March 31st.  During this time, there is no parking on all city streets between the hours of2:30 a.m. and7:00 a.m.  A violation of the parking ban can result in a parking ticket of $25.00.  If not paid within 48 hours, the parking citation increases to $35.00.  Non payment of the municipal parking citation could result in a Wisconsin Uniform Traffic Citation being issued with a bond amount of $144.50

 

PARKING AND STOPPING


Sec. 38-261.  Restrictions on parking; posted limitations.

(a)   Forty-eight-hour limitation.  No person shall park or leave standing any automobile, truck, tractor, trailer or vehicle of any description on any public streets or public parking lots in the city for a period of 48 or more consecutive hours in the same location at any time, except that where more restrictive parking limits have been established, the more restrictive limits shall apply. When any law enforcement officer shall find a vehicle standing upon a public street or parking lot in violation of this subsection, he/she is authorized to move such a vehicle or to require the operator in charge thereof to move such vehicle to a position permitted under this chapter. The law enforcement officer may cause such vehicle to be removed to a proper impoundment and storage area within the city where storage space is available, and the owner shall pay the costs of removing such vehicle and the storage fees on such vehicle before he/she may recover the possession thereof. 

(b)   Posted limitations.  Posted parking limitations shall be as follows: 

(1)   The common council may designate certain streets or portions of streets as no parking or no stopping or standing zones or as zones for parking by physically handicapped persons and may limit the hours in which the restrictions apply. The city shall mark, by appropriate signs, each zone so designated in accordance with the provisions of Wis. Stats. § 349.13.

(2)   Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control device, no person shall stop or park a vehicle in an established no stopping or standing zone when stopping or standing is prohibited. No vehicle shall be parked in a no parking zone during hours when parking is prohibited, except physicians on emergency calls or as permitted by law or elsewhere by this Code.

(3)   The chief of police is granted the authority, within the reasonable exercise of police power, to prohibit, limit the time or otherwise restrict the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles beyond the provisions of Wis. Stats. ch. 346. The common council shall have the authority to restrict the turning or movement of heavy traffic and to impose special weight limitations on any highway or portion thereof which, because of the weakness of the roadbed due to deterioration or climatic conditions or other special or temporary conditions, would likely be seriously damaged or destroyed in the absence of any restrictions on heavy traffic movement or special weight limitations.

(4)   No prohibition, restriction or limitation on parking or restriction on movement or turning of heavy traffic and imposition of special weight limits is effective unless official traffic control devices have been placed or erected indicating the particular prohibition, restriction or limitation.

(5)   After the parking limitations on any given street have expired, any change of location of not more than one stall following expiration of the parking period allowed shall be and constitute a violation of this chapter.

(Code 1999, § 10-1-20)


Sec. 38-262.  Parking restrictions during temporary snow removal, special events or street maintenance.

(a)   Street maintenance.  Whenever it is necessary to clear or repair a city roadway or any part thereof, the chief of police, street commissioner and/or director of public works shall post such highways or parts thereof with signs bearing the words "no parking--street maintenance work." 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. 

(b)   Temporary parking restrictions for special events.  Pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stats. § 349.13, the chief of police is authorized to direct that temporary limited parking signs or street closure signs be erected during parades, sporting events, 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. 

(c)   Parking during special snow removal.  No person shall park, place or leave standing any automobile, truck or other vehicle on any street or public way after one hour from the time such area has been designated and marked with signs or barriers by the chief of police, street commissioner and/or director of public works indicating no parking due to special snow removal activities. 

(Code 1999, § 10-1-21)


Sec. 38-263.  Stopping or parking prohibited in certain specified places.

(a)   Parking prohibited at all times.  Except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading or in receiving or discharging passengers or property and while the vehicle is attended by a licensed operator so that it may be moved promptly in an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic, no person shall at any time park or leave standing any vehicle: 

(1)   Within an intersection.

(2)   On a crosswalk.

(3)   On a sidewalk or terrace area, except when parking in such place is clearly indicated by official traffic signs or markers. The term "sidewalk or terrace area" means that area between the sidewalk and the nearest curbline running parallel or generally parallel thereto or, in the absence of a sidewalk, ten feet beyond the curbline.

(4)   Alongside or opposite any highway excavation or obstruction when such stopping or standing would obstruct traffic or when pedestrian traffic would be required to travel in the roadway.

(5)   On the roadway side of any parked vehicle unless double parking is clearly indicated by official traffic signs or markers.

(6)   Within a fire lane consisting of either the driveway between the front doors of a fire station and the public street or in such places properly designated and marked as fire lanes ordered by the fire chief.

(7)   Upon any portion of a highway where and at the time when stopping or standing is prohibited by official traffic signs indicating the prohibition of any stopping or standing.

(8)   In any place or manner to obstruct, block or impede traffic.

(9)   Within ten feet of a fire hydrant, unless a greater distance is indicated by an official traffic sign.

(10)   Upon any portion of a highway where and at the time when parking is prohibited, limited or restricted by official traffic signs.

(11)   Upon any bridge.

(12)   Upon any street or highway within the city limits, any vehicle which faces a direction different from the direction of normal traffic flow for the lane of traffic in which such vehicle is stopped or standing.

(13)   In a loading zone.

(14)   Within six feet of the entrance to an alley, private road or driveway.

(15)   In any municipal park when such park is closed to the public.

(16)   In the area in front of any curb marked with a steady yellow line.

(b)   Parking in driveways.  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 limit or restrict parking. 

(c)   Vehicles blocking private drive, alley or fire lane.  No vehicle shall, at any time, be parked to unreasonably restrict the normal access to any private drive, alley or fire lane. Such access shall be deemed to be unreasonably restricted if any vehicle is parked within four feet of either side of such access. Upon discovery by a police officer or upon complaint by the owner of any such blocked drive, alley or fire lane, the chief of police may order such vehicle towed from such position at the risk and expense of the owner of such vehicle. 

(d)   Parking vehicle for repair or to display for sale.  Parking a vehicle for repair or to display it for sale is prohibited as follows: 

(1)   No person shall stand or park a vehicle on any street, alley, public right-of-way or municipal parking lot in the city for the purpose of repairing such vehicle or to display such vehicle for sale. No person shall park on any street or avenue any vehicle for the primary purpose of advertising.

(2)   No person other than an owner and/or operator of a business located on business zoned property engaged in the regular business of selling vehicles may display a vehicle for sale upon private premises unless the following conditions are met:

a.   Consent to display the vehicle has been given by the owner or lessee of the premises;

b.   The owner of the vehicle is on the premises or resides there;

c.   The vehicle displayed for sale is parked entirely on the premises;

d.   The premises contains only one vehicle displayed for sale; and

e.   The advertisement or sign for sale of the vehicle is not larger than two square feet.

(e)   No parking areas.  The common council shall have the power to determine and mark those portions of the streets within the city within which no vehicle shall be parked and may designate such no parking limits by a suitable sign indicating the limits within which no parking is to be allowed. When any street or portion of a street is so set off and designated by the sign "no parking", no person shall park any vehicle within such prohibited area. 

(Code 1999, § 10-1-22)


Sec. 38-264.  Parking reserved for vehicles of the handicapped.

(a)   Parking reserved.  When official traffic signs indicating such restriction have been erected in accordance with section 38-11, no person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle upon any portion of a street, highway or public or private parking facility reserved for vehicles displaying special registration plates or identification cards or emblems issued by the state department of transportation or, for vehicles registered in another jurisdiction, by such other jurisdiction designating the vehicle as one used by a physically handicapped person. This applies to off-street parking facilities owned or operated by the state and all off-street parking facilities owned or operated by a local authority if so designated by the local authority by ordinance or resolution and to any privately owned and maintained off-street parking facility. 

(b)   Handicapped parking spaces.  Handicapped parking spaces shall be placed at the following locations: 

(1)   There shall be two handicapped parking spaces on the east side of Deleglise Street, being the 65 feet lying south of the south line of the intersection of Third Avenue at the point it intersects Deleglise Street from the west.

(2)   Reserved.

(3)   One handicapped parking space shall be created in front of and slightly to the north of the Farmer's Home Restaurant on the east side ofField Street.

(4)   Two additional handicapped parking spaces shall be created in the municipal lot behind theAntigoEyeCareCenter.

(5)   Two additional handicapped parking spaces shall be created in the municipal lot behind the Dixie Lunch/Fifth Avenue Restaurant and Lounge.

(6)   The parking space in front of Home Medical Products and Services located at805 Fifth Avenue, Antigo,Wisconsin, shall be designated as a handicapped parking space with a 20-minute time limit for parking in this space.

(Code 1999, § 10-1-23; Ord. No. 1038B, § 1, 11-8-2000; Ord. No. 1063B, § 1, 11-14-2001; Ord. No. 1166B, § 2, 12-13-2006; Ord. No. 1192B, § 1, 9-10-2008; Ord. No. 1197B, § 1, 3-11-2009)


Sec. 38-265.  Parking prohibited at all times.

Except temporarily while actively engaged in loading or unloading or in receiving or discharging passengers or property and while the vehicle is attended by a licensed operator so that it may be moved promptly in an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic, no person shall at any time park or leave standing any vehicle upon any of the following highways or parts of highways:

Alley, both sides, lying between Seventh and Eighth Avenues andEdisonand Morse Streets (block 62).

Aurora Street, east side, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue from the Aurora Street and Fifth Avenue intersection 38 feet to the south; parking shall be allowed on the remainder of the east side of Aurora Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.

Aurora Street, eastside, fromFifth Avenueto the north terminus ofAurora Street.

Aurora Street, westside, betweenFifth Avenueand Sixth Avenue.

Aurora Street, westside, fromFifth Avenue northto theGeneralClinic/LangladeMemorialHospitalparking lot.

Aurora Street, westside, in the 500 block 21 feet south ofFifth Avenue.

Badger Avenue, north side, fromNeva RoadtoNorth Superior Street.

Charlotte Court, eastside, fromProsser Place northto the cul-de-sac (dead-end).

Clermont Street, both sides, fromSecond AvenuetoThird Avenue.

Clermont Street, eastside, fromThird AvenuetoFourth Avenue, except for the designated turnout area.

Clermont Street, westside, south ofSixth Avenue, from the intersection to 200 feet south.

Dorr Street, eastside only.

Edison Street, eastside, fromSecond Avenueto a point 110 feet south of the intersection ofSecond AvenueandEdison Street.

Edison Street, westside, north fromTenth Avenueto 220 feet north ofNinth Avenue.

Fifth Avenue, both sides, from 150 feet east ofField StreettoLanglade Road.

Fifth Avenue, both sides, betweenField StreetandLincoln Streetexcept in bay areas.

Fifth Avenue, southwestside, west ofSuperior Streetat theSuperior Streetintersection.

Fourth Avenue,Dorr StreettoLincoln Street, northside only.

Fourth Avenue,Edison StreettoClermont Street, southside only.

Fourth Avenue,Edison StreettoDorr Street, both sides of the street.

Hogan Street, westside only, to a point 155 feet south ofFifth Avenue.

Hudson Street, both sides, from 100 feet south of theHudson Streetbridge to 200 feet north of theHudson Streetbridge.

Langlade Road, eastside, 60 feet north and 60 feet south ofElmo Street.

Langlade Road, westside, fromSecond AvenuetoEast Fifth Avenue.

Milton Street, westside, from the driveway of the county community building to a point 100 feet north thereof.

Neva Road, both sides, fromBadger Avenueto the north city limits.

North Avenue, both sides, State Highway 45 east to the city limits.

Pearl Avenue, southside.

Second Avenue, south side, fromEdison StreettoSuperior Street.

Seventh Avenue, northside, fromSuperior Streetto a point 75 feet west thereof.

South Superior Street, both sides, fromTenth Avenueto the south city limits.

Superior Street, both sides, fromBadger AvenuetoTenth Avenue.

Tenth Avenue, northside, fromElm Streetto Sunset Drive, to allow access to the bikepath.

(Code 1999, § 10-1-26; Ord. No. 1004B, § 1, 1-13-1999; Ord. No. 1031B, § 1, 9-13-2000; Ord. No. 1058B, §§ 1, 2, 10-10-2001; Ord. No. 1070B, §§ 1, 2, 8-14-2002; Ord. No. 1080B, § 1, 10-9-2002; Ord. No. 1085B, § 1, 3-12-2003; Ord. No. 1166B, § 1, 12-13-2006)


Sec. 38-266.  Parking prohibited during certain periods.

No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle upon any of the following highways or parts of highways at the time indicated, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers:

(1)   Middle school area on school days between 8:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.  Parking is prohibited on the following streets in the middle school area on school days between8:00 a.m. and3:15 p.m.: 

Clermont Street, westside, betweenSeventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.

Edison Street, eastside, betweenSeventh Avenue and Eighth Avenue.

Eighth Avenue, northside, betweenClermont StreetandEdison Street.

Seventh Avenue, southside, betweenClermont StreetandEdison Street.

(2)   Odd/even parking.  No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle upon any of the following highways or parts of highways, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers, except parking is permitted on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days and on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days on the following streets or parts thereof: 

Clermont Street, fromSecond AvenuetoNorth Avenue.

Farwell Avenue.

Kaplanek Avenue.

Martin Avenue.

Washington Avenue.

(3)   Miscellaneous parking prohibited areas.  In the following areas, parking shall be prohibited: 

Clermont Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues, west side of the street, between the hours of7:00 a.m.and5:00 p.m.

Hickory Street, both sides, 70 feet westerly fromSouth Superior Street, between the hours of7:00 a.m.and5:00 p.m.

Hudson Street, eastside, running north from the north line of Third Avenue 280 feet, no parking from8:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

Second Avenue, south side, fromLanglade Roadto a point 300 feet west, when the Little League Park is in use.

(4)   During school hours on school days.  There shall be "no parking" on: 

Sunset Drive, both sides, fromChateau DrivetoFifth Avenue.

Mayfair Street, both sides, fromTenth Avenueto the dead-end north ofEighth Avenue.

Fairland Avenue, both sides, fromChateau DrivetoEighth Avenue.

Eighth Avenue, both sides, fromFairland AvenuetoEckart Street.

Eckart Street, both sides, fromEighth AvenuetoFifth Avenue.

(Code 1999, § 10-1-27; Ord. No. 1032B, § 1, 9-13-2000; Ord. No. 1058B, §§ 3, 4, 10-10-2001; Ord. No. 1193B, §§ 1--5, 11-12-2008)


Sec. 38-267.  Limited time parking.

When official traffic control devices or signs are erected in any block or any part of a block giving notice thereof, no person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, for more than the following time periods on any of the following highways or parts thereof:

(1)   Ten-minute parking limit.  A ten-minute parking limit is established on the following streets: 

Clermont Street, westside, fromSixth Avenueto a point 94 feet north thereof, and on the east side fromSixth Avenueto a point 132 feet north thereof, between6:00 a.m.and6:00 p.m.

(2)   Thirty-minute parking limit.  On the following streets or portions of streets, parking shall be limited to 30 minutes: 

Clermont Street, eastside, fromSeventh AvenuetoEighth Avenue, when school is in session, between8:00 a.m.and3:00 p.m.

Dorr Street, in front of612 Dorr Streeton the west side ofDorr Streetonly.

Edison Street, westside,Seventh AvenuetoEighth Avenue, when school is in session, between8:00 a.m.and3:00 p.m.

Eighth Avenue, southside,Clermont StreettoEdison Street, when school is in session, between8:00 a.m.and3:00 p.m.

Seventh Avenue, northside,Clermont StreettoEdison Street, when school is in session, between8:00 a.m.and3:00 p.m.

(3)   No parking.  There shall be no parking on all city parking lots between2:30 a.m. and6:00 a.m., from November 1 through March 31 of the following year. 

(4)   Two-hour parking limit.  There shall be a two-hour parking limit at the following locations: 

a.   Milton Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, between9:00 a.m.and6:00 p.m., except on Sundays and legal holidays, unless otherwise prohibited.

b.   Fulton Street, west side, north ofFirst Avenueand the south side ofGraham Avenueadjacent toNorthElementary Schoolbetween the water department driveways from8:00 a.m.to3:00 p.m.when school is in session.

c.   On-street parking in the downtown business district shall be restricted to two hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Sundays and legal holidays, and from April 1 to October 31 from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Time restrictions on parking from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will be lifted from the day following Thanksgiving through December 31 of each year in the downtown business district. The downtown business district shall be designated as the area on the following streets:

1.   Fourth AvenuefromSuperiortoField Street, inclusive;

2.   Fifth AvenuefromField StreettoLincoln Street, inclusive;

3.   Sixth AvenuefromField StreettoDorr Street, inclusive;

4.   Clermont Street fromFourth AvenuetoSixth Avenue, inclusive;

5.   Edison Street fromFourth AvenuetoSixth Avenue, inclusive;

6.   Field Street fromFourth AvenuetoSixth Avenue, inclusive; and

The area shall include both sides of all streets and avenues named, unless otherwise indicated or prohibited by this subsection (4)c.

d.   Dorr Street, on the west side, parking along the 600 block ofDorr Street.

e.   Hudson Street, on the west side of Hudson Street running north from the north line of Third Avenue extended 170 feet to the loading dock at the Merit Gear Plant, in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

f.   Second Avenue, 24 hours per day on the north side of Second Avenue between Clermont Street and Edison Street, except during the winter parking ban which prohibits parking from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. during the ban.

g.   Dorr Street, on the west side ofDorr Streetfrom its intersection withFifth Avenue, southto the first residential property line.

(5)   Twenty-four-hour parking lot limit.  In all city parking lots, no person shall park any vehicle for a period of longer than 24 hours. 

(Code 1999, § 10-1-28; Ord. No. 1006B, § 1, 2-10-1999; Ord. No. 1028B, § 1, 8-9-2000; Ord. No. 1044B, § 1, 3-14-2001; Ord. No. 1064B, § 1, 3-13-2002; Ord. No. 1079B, § 1, 10-9-2002; Ord. No. 1142B, § 1, 12-14-2005)


Sec. 38-268.  Miscellaneous parking restrictions.

(a)   No parking of vehicles over 18 feet in length.  There shall be no parking of vehicles over 18 feet in length on the following streets: 

Clermont Street, between Sixth and Eighth Avenues.

Morse Street, between Sixth and Eighth Avenues.

Sixth Avenue, betweenSuperior StreetandMorse Street.

(b)   Municipal parking lots.  Parking shall be restricted in the municipal parking lots as follows: 

(1)   Parking shall be limited to two hours from9:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.in the municipal parking lots located in blocks 33, 34, 43 and 44 of the original plat of the city or as otherwise designated by official signage. Parking limits in any other municipal parking lots shall be as designated by official signage. Time restrictions from9:00 a.m.to5:00 p.m.in these municipal parking lots shall be lifted from the day following Thanksgiving through December 31 of each year.

(2)   There shall be eight-hour parking restrictions on the north five parking stalls between9:00 a.m.and5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the city parking lot in the 1,000 block ofFifth Avenue. There shall be two-hour parking restrictions for the remaining parking stalls, in the same parking lot, between the same hours.

(3)   For residents of the downtown area in which there is a municipal parking lot, there shall be overnight parking from6:00 p.m.to8:00 a.m.The parking permit fee is as provided in section 1-22. The resident must live in the 700 block or 800 block ofFifth Avenueand may only park in the designated area. Parking permits for this purpose may be purchased at the office of public works and will be numbered. The number on the permit will correspond to the space assigned to that permit holder. Only those persons with corresponding numbered permits will be allowed to park in the designated space. Any nonpermit parked vehicle will be towed away at the vehicle owner's expense. On the first and third Wednesday of the month from November 1 through April 1, there will be no parking in these numbered spaces between the hours of8:00 a.m.and12:00noonto allow crews to properly remove snow. If a vehicle with a valid permit is parked in such space and there is a need to remove snow, the vehicle will be towed away at the owner's expense whether he/she has a permit or not. Each resident issued a numbered parking permit for the municipal parking lot will be given a copy of all regulations for the parking lot.

(c)   Parking in city park or cemetery.  No person other than those authorized shall operate a motorized vehicle in any city park or cemetery except on designated roadways. 

(d)   Restricted parking zones.   

(1)   A "No Parking--Buses Only" zone shall be established at734 Deleglise Streetto allow for loading and unloading of a bus for an adult family group home at this location.

(2)   A "No Parking--Handicap Transport Vehicles Only" zone shall be established at720 Center Streeton the north side ofCenter Street.

(Code 1999, § 10-1-29; Ord. No. 1021B, § 1, 4-12-2000; Ord. No. 1062B, § 1, 11-14-2001; Ord. No. 1098B, § 1--2, 8-13-2003; Ord. No. 1118B, § 1, 10-13-2004; Ord. No. 1129B, § 1, 4-27-2005)


Sec. 38-269.  Parking of vehicles over 14,000 pounds or 22 feet restricted.

(a)   Street parking.  No person owning or having control of any truck, trailer, truck power unit, tractor, bus or recreation vehicle or combination of vehicles weighing in excess of 14,000 pounds gross weight or over 22 feet in length, including accessories, racks or other physical extensions, or having a height of more than eight feet from the roadway shall park the vehicle upon any street, avenue or public way in the city for more than three consecutive hours. This subsection shall not be deemed to prohibit the lawful temporary parking of such equipment upon any street, avenue or public way in the city for the actual loading or unloading of goods, wares or merchandise; provided, however, the terms "loading" and "unloading," as used in this section, shall be limited to the actual time consumed in such operation. The common council may, however, designate specific truck parking zones. 

(b)   Bus parking.  No operator of a school bus or other bus, regardless of its size, shall park such vehicle in any residential district, whether on the street, on a lawn, in the alley, in a driveway or anywhere else, except for such time as is reasonably necessary to facilitate the loading or unloading of the vehicle, except that school buses may park at any school when required. 

(c)   Removal.  Any vehicle unlawfully parked under subsections (a) or (b) of this section may be removed from the street by order of a law enforcement officer, pursuant to section 38-272, and the expense of so moving and storing such vehicle shall be paid by the operator or owner of such vehicle as a forfeiture in addition to the penalties prescribed. 

(Code 1999, § 10-1-30)


Sec. 38-270.  Removal of parking citations.

No person other than the owner or operator of a vehicle shall remove a city notice of parking violation or other parking citation from a motor vehicle.

(Code 1999, § 10-1-31)


Sec. 38-271.  Operation of motor vehicles in public parking lots.

(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 in any private parking lot held out for the use of parking for the general public. 

(b)   Applicability of traffic regulations.  All provisions of section 38-1 and of the state statutes and laws incorporated by reference shall be applicable on any public parking lot and on any private parking lot or road held out for use for the general public for parking or vehicular traffic. 

(Code 1999, § 10-1-32)


Sec. 38-272.  Removal of illegally parked vehicles.

(a)   Hazard to public safety.  Any vehicle parked, stopped or standing upon a highway or public parking lot in violation of any of the sections of this chapter is declared to be a hazard to traffic and public safety. 

(b)   Removal by operator.  Such vehicle shall be removed by the operator in charge, upon request of any law enforcement officer, to a position where parking is permitted or to a private or public parking or storage premises. 

(c)   Removal by officer.  Any law enforcement officer, after issuing a notice of parking violation 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 permitted. 

(d)   Removal by private service.  Any law enforcement 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 public storage garage or rental parking grounds or any facility of the person providing the towing services. 

(e)   Towing and storage charges.  In addition to other penalties provided in this chapter, the owner or operator of a vehicle so removed shall pay the actual cost of moving, towing and storage. If the vehicle is towed or stored by a private motor carrier, motor vehicle salvage dealer or licensed motor vehicle dealer, actual charges regularly paid for such services shall be paid. If the vehicle is stored in a public storage garage or rental facility, customary charges for such storage shall be paid. Upon payment, a receipt shall be issued to the owner of the vehicle for the towing or storage charge. 

(Code 1999, § 10-1-33)


Sec. 38-273.  Traffic and parking on school district grounds.

Pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stats. § 118.105, the following shall apply to the grounds of a school or school district located within the city:

(1)   Speed limit.  No person shall operate a motor vehicle on school premises where motor vehicle traffic is permitted at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour. 

(2)   State traffic forfeiture laws adopted.  All provisions of Wis. Stats. chs. 340--349, describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles and traffic for which the penalty is a forfeiture only, including penalties to be imposed and procedures for prosecution, are adopted and by reference made a part of this section as if fully set forth. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated by reference is required or prohibited by this section. 

(3)   Rapid or sudden acceleration.  No person shall operate a motor vehicle on such school premises at a rapid or sudden acceleration with the intent of squealing tires or leaving tire marks. 

(4)   Operation of vehicle across parking lot islands or dividers.  No person shall operate a motor vehicle on such premises across parking lot islands or parking lot dividers. 

(Code 1999, § 10-1-34)


Sec. 38-274.  Winter parking.

(a)   Snow emergency parking restrictions.  Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no person shall park any vehicle in any area where parking during a snow removal emergency has been prohibited. The mayor may proclaim a snow removal emergency and prohibit the parking of vehicles at such times and in such areas as would impede snow removal operations. 

(b)   Permit parking.  Twenty-four-hour winter parking may be allowed in those areas of the city designated by the common council by permit only. Permits for such winter parking may be obtained through the office of public works. 

(c)   Parking prohibited.  There shall be no parking on all city streets between2:30 a.m. and7:00 a.m. from November 1 through March 31 of the following year. 

(Code 1999, § 10-1-35; Ord. No. 1044B, § 2, 3-14-2001; Ord. No. 1196B, § 1, 3-11-2009)

Secs. 38-275--38-300.  Reserved.