Ordinances & Resolutions
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TOWN OF SMELSER
ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE 9-2019
Please take notice that the Town of Smelser enacted Ordinance No. 9-2019, entitled ATV/UTV Ordinance on September 19, 2019. The purpose of the ordinance is to open all roads within the Town of Smelser to ATV/UTV usage following the guidelines/rules set forth by Grant County Ordinance No.65 (Chapter 268). The full ordinance is available on the town’s website or by contacting the town Clerk (608)744-8732.
Kim Kieler, Clerk
Town of Smelser
Ordinance No. 9-2019
All-Terrain and Utility-TerrainVehicle Route
Town of Smelser, Grant, County, Wisconsin
AN ORDINANCE DESIGNATING ALL-TERRAIN AND UTILITY-TERRAIN VEHICLE ROUTES AND REGULATING THE OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN AND UTILITY-TERRAIN VEHICLES
Section I - Intent
The Town of Smelser, Grant County, Wisconsin adopts the following all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicle ordinance/route for the operation of all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles upon the road ways in Section III.
Section II - Statutory Authority
The applicable provisions of 23.33 regulating ATV and UTV operation pursuant to routes are adopted, as the same may be amended from time to time.
Section III - Routes
In accordance with sec. 23.33Wis. Stats., the designated all-terrain vehicle and utility terrain vehicle routes within the Town of Smelser shall be on any township road located within the territorial boundaries of the Town of Smelser.
Section IV - Conditions
As a condition for the use of this route, the following conditions shall apply to all
Operators and passengers.
(1) Routes shall be marked in accordance with Chap. NR 64.12(7), Wisconsin Administrative Code. No person may do any of the following in regard to signs marking Town ATV/UTV route.
(a) Intentionally remove, damage, deface, move or obstruct any route signs if sign legally placed by the state, any municipality of any authorized individual.
(2) In addition to the provisions of sec.23.33, the Town of Smelser adopts in its entirety, Grant County Ordinance No. 65 (Chapter 268) as a part of this ATV/UTV Ordinance.
Section V - Enforcement
This ordinance shall be enforced by any law enforcement officer of Town of Smelser, Grant County, Wisconsin.
Section VI - Penalties
Wisconsin state All-Terrain Vehicle penalties as found in s. 23.33 (13) (a) Wis.
Stats., are adopted by reference.
Section VII - Severability
The provision of this ordinance shall be deemed severable and it is expressly declared that the Town would have passed the other provisions of this ordinance irrespective of whether or not one or more provisions may be declared invalid. If any provision of this ordinance or the application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance and the application of such provisions to other persons circumstances shall not be deemed affected.
Section VIII - Effective Date
This ordinance becomes effective upon passage and publication or posting as required by law.
Passed this 19th Day of September, 2019
Town of Smelser ATTEST:_____________________
Kim Kieler, Clerk
Tom Riniker, Chairman
Terry Slater, Supervisor
Scott McPhail, Supervisor