The following ordinance was adopted by the Village Board on November 11, 2021.
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SEC. 10-1-27 “SNOW SEASON PARKING REGULATIONS” AND CREATING SEC. 10-1-36 “PARKING OF VEHICLES ON RESIDENTIAL-USE PROPERTIES” OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE
The Village Board of the Village of Reeseville, Dodge County Wisconsin does ordain as follows:
SECTION 1. Village of Reeseville Municipal Code Section 10-1-27 is hereby amended to read as follows:
SEC. 10-1-27 SNOW SEASON PARKING REGULATIONS
a. When signs have been erected at or reasonably near the corporate limits of the Village, as provided in S.S. 349-13, Wis. Stats., no person shall park any vehicle on any street or ally in the Village of Reeseville between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day when there has been an accumulated snowfall of 2 inches or more, or between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the day thereafter, as such snowfall is measured at the Village of Reeseville Municipal Building.
b. The restrictions set forth in subsection (a) above shall not apply to Emergency Responders while on emergency calls.
c. No person shall park any vehicle in any Village parking lot between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day during December, January, February and March.
d. The Director of Public Works or, in their absence, any member of the Police Department, may authorize the removal of any vehicle parked in violation of these sections and the costs of removal and subsequent storage shall be paid by the owner of the vehicle before the vehicle is released to the owner.
SECTION 2. Village of Reeseville Municipal Code Section 10-1-36 is hereby created to read as follows:
SEC. 10-1-36 PARKING OF VEHICLES ON RESIDENTIAL-USE PROPERTIES.
1. Purpose. The Village Board of the Village of Reeseville has considered a prohibition against the parking of vehicles in the front yard of residential-use properties within the Village.
2. Definitions. The following words, terms, and phrases, when used in this subsection shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
a. Driveway means the area of a lot constructed, improved, maintained, or used for the primary purpose of vehicular access to residential-use properties from a public street or the parking of vehicles at such residence(s).
b. Front yard means the area of an improved residential-use property, excluding driveways, around the front property lines of the lot and an imaginary line coinciding with and parallel to the front building line of the residential structure extending to the side property lines. The front yard of a corner lot shall be determined by both street frontages of the residence.
c. Improved surface means any area that, for purposes of this subsection, is not part of a driveway but has been paved for parking or storage of vehicles or equipment owned or operated by the occupants of a residential-use property in accordance with this subsection. An improved area may be paved with concrete, cement pavers, brick, asphalt, shale, gravel, crushed rock or other material installed and maintained per industry standards, to a minimum thickness of not less than four inches so as to lessen or prevent the seepage or any fuel, oil, or other chemical substance to the soil below the area.
d. Park or store means the parking or storing of a vehicle or equipment.
e. Vehicle or equipment shall include house trailers, mobile homes, motor vehicles, trucks, passenger motor vehicles, motor homes, camper cabins, motorcycles, trailers, boats, and recreational vehicles, farm machinery or similar equipment or any truck with more than two axles or any trailer, mobile home, or motor home with a length exceeding 20 feet.
3. Prohibitions. This subsection prohibits the parking of vehicles or equipment in the front yard areas of residential-use properties to preserve the property values and esthetics of neighborhoods, prevent damage to underground utility facilities, and to mitigate or lessen the environment effect of contamination caused by the leakage of automobile or other fuels, petroleum products or other harmful chemicals from vehicles or equipment.
4. Enforcement. The provisions of this subsection will be enforced by any law enforcement officer. A compliance time of one day shall be granted. Enforcement may be by citation and are subject to fine and forfeiture pursuant to the General Penalty section of the Village of Reeseville Municipal Code.
Adopted and Dated this 11th day of November, 2021
Posted: November 12, 2021