Walworth County, Wisconsin

Municipal Code for the Town of Linn

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PREFACE

THE CODE

Chapter 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS .................................................. 1:1

§ 1-1. Title.
§ 1-2. Definitions.
§ 1-3. Jurisdiction.
§ 1-4. Violations and penalties.
§ 1-5. Responsibility for acts.
§ 1-6. Citations.

Chapter 2: TOWN GOVERNMENT .................................................... 2:1

§ 2-1. Composition of Town Board.
§ 2-2. Powers of Town Board.
§ 2-3. Meetings.
§ 2-4. Voting wards; voter registration.
§ 2-5. Municipal Court.
§ 2-6. Emergency management.
§ 2-7. Public records.
§ 2-8. Lake Use Director.
§ 2-9. Highway Superintendent.
§ 2-10. Payment of tax refunds and vouchers.
§ 2-11. Sanitary District Commissioners.
§ 2-12. Mutual aid box alarm system.
§ 2-13. Board of Review.
§ 2-14. Plan Commission.
§ 2-15. Comprehensive Plan.

Chapter 3: STREETS AND HIGHWAYS............................................ 3:1

§ 3-1. Damage to streets and other public property.
§ 3-2. Encroachments on streets.
§ 3-3. Obstructing streets.
§ 3-4. Debris in streets.
§ 3-5. Protection of work in streets.
§ 3-6. Advertising on streets.
§ 3-7. Adoption of road names.
§ 3-8. Minimum highway design standards.
§ 3-9. Installation of driveways and culverts.
§ 3-10. Building numbers.

Chapter 4: TREES AND SHRUBS....................................................... 4:1

§ 4-1. Elm wood disposition.
§ 4-2. Dutch Elm disease; removal of trees.
§ 4-3. Inspection of trees.
§ 4-4. Treatment of trees.
§ 4-5. Notice to Town of compliance.
§ 4-6. Tree sprayer's permit.
§ 4-7. Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs.
§ 4-8. Work performed by Town.

Chapter 5: NUISANCES....................................................................... 5:1

§ 5-1. Nuisances prohibited.
§ 5-2. Nuisances defined.
§ 5-3. Weeds.
§ 5-4. Junked vehicles, boats and appliances.
§ 5-5. Storage of junked property.
§ 5-6. Abatement of public nuisances.
§ 5-7. Recovery of abatement costs.
§ 5-8. Violations and penalties.

Chapter 6: OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE, SAFETY AND MORALS .......... 6:1

§ 6-1. Battery.
§ 6-2. Firearms and bows.
§ 6-3. Dangerous weapons.
§ 6-4. Keeping place of prostitution.
§ 6-5. Gambling.
§ 6-6. Disorderly conduct.
§ 6-7. Noise.
§ 6-8. Loitering.
§ 6-9. Littering.
§ 6-10. Alcohol beverages.
§ 6-11. Drugs and drug paraphernalia.
§ 6-12. Tobacco products.
§ 6-13. Outdoor fires.
§ 6-14. Fireworks.
§ 6-15. Storage and use of flammable liquids.
§ 6-16. Discharge and cleanup of hazardous materials.
§ 6-17. Resisting or obstructing officer.
§ 6-18. False alarms.
§ 6-19. Escape.
§ 6-20. Impersonating peace officer.
§ 6-21. Tampering with public records and notices.
§ 6-22. Unlawful use of telephone.
§ 6-23. Animals.
§ 6-24. Use of lake shore path restricted.
§ 6-25. Violation of Town park rules.
§ 6-26. Damage to property.
§ 6-27. Removal of barriers.
§ 6-28. Trespass to land and dwellings.
§ 6-29. Obstructed driveways or access roads.
§ 6-30. Entry into locked vehicle.
§ 6-31. Theft.
§ 6-32. Retail theft.
§ 6-33. Failure to pay for products or services.
§ 6-34. Issuance of worthless checks.
§ 6-35. Children's Code adopted.
§ 6-36. Habitual truancy.
§ 6-37. Contributing to truancy.
§ 6-38. Curfew.
§ 6-39. Violations and penalties.

Chapter 7: DOGS .................................................................................. 7:1

§ 7-1. Public policy.
§ 7-2. Dogs running at large.
§ 7-3. Dog license.
§ 7-4. Impoundment and enforcement.
§ 7-5. Duty of owner in case of dog bite.
§ 7-6. Vicious dogs.
§ 7-7. Barking dogs.
§ 7-8. State laws adopted.
§ 7-9. Tethering or chaining of dogs restricted.
§ 7-10. Violations and penalties.

Chapter 8: POLICE DEPARTMENT ................................................... 8:1

§ 8-1. Creation.
§ 8-2. Supervisory control.
§ 8-3. Appointments.
§ 8-4. Duties of Chief of Police.
§ 8-5. Disciplinary actions.
§ 8-6. Records and reports.
§ 8-7. Hours of duty.
§ 8-8. Causes for suspension or dismissal.

Chapter 9: TRAFFIC CODE................................................................. 9:1

§ 9-1. State traffic laws adopted.
§ 9-2. Official traffic control devices; prohibited signs, signals and markers.
§ 9-3. Through highways and controlled intersections.
§ 9-4. Weight limits and heavy traffic routes.
§ 9-5. Parking regulations.
§ 9-6. Abandoned vehicles.
§ 9-7. Speed limits.
§ 9-8. Accident reports.
§ 9-9. Snowmobiles.
§ 9-10. Driving onto lake.
§ 9-11. Display of power prohibited.
§ 9-12. Liquor in vehicles.
§ 9-13. Enforcement procedure.
§ 9-14. Violations and penalties.

Chapter 10: LICENSES AND PERMITS........................................... 10:1

§ 10-1. Intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages.
§ 10-2. Public amusements.
§ 10-3. Peddlers, hawkers, canvassers, solicitors and transient merchants.
§ 10-4. Mobile homes and mobile home parks.
§ 10-5. Cleaning dry wells and septic tanks.
§ 10-6. Grass fires.
§ 10-7. Refusal to renew license.
§ 10-8. Sale of cigarettes.

Chapter 11: SUBDIVISIONS ............................................................. 11:1

§ 11-1. County Subdivision Control Ordinance adopted.

Chapter 12: BUILDING CODE.......................................................... 12:1

§ 12-1. Authority.
§ 12-2. Purpose.
§ 12-3. Scope.
§ 12-4. Permit required.
§ 12-5. Adoption of codes.
§ 12-6. Scope of Uniform Dwelling Code expanded.
§ 12-7. Building Inspector.
§ 12-8. Submission of plans.
§ 12-9. Issuance of permit; posting; term.
§ 12-10. Completion deposit required.
§ 12-11. Occupancy.
§ 12-12. Exterior finish.
§ 12-13. Maintenance of buildings.
§ 12-14. Maintenance of yards.
§ 12-15. Fees.
§ 12-16. Automatic fire sprinklers.
§ 12-17. Outdoor lighting.
§ 12-18. Recovery of costs and expenses for land use modifications.
§ 12-19. Violations and penalties.
§ 12-20. Stop-work order.
§ 12-21. Liability for damages.

Chapter 13: BOATING REGULATIONS .......................................... 13:1

§ 13-1. Applicability and enforcement.
§ 13-2. Adoption of state laws; speed limits.
§ 13-3. Zones, lanes and restrictions.
§ 13-4. Additional safety regulations and rules.
§ 13-5. Littering or polluting.
§ 13-6. Markers and navigation aids.
§ 13-7. Skin diving and swimming; scuba diving and swimming; skin fishing.
§ 13-8. Violations and penalties.
§ 13-9. Noise level.
§ 13-10. Commercial boats.
§ 13-11. Motorboat races, regattas and water ski meets.
§ 13-12. Wharves, piers, slips and buoys.
§ 13-13. Docking facility rental.
§ 13-14. Boat launchings.
§ 13-15. Water circulators and ice openings.
§ 13-16. Snowmobiles.
§ 13-17. Fishing tournament rules and regulations.

Chapter 14: AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT................... 14:1

§ 14-1. Declaration of policy.
§ 14-2. Definitions.
§ 14-3. Grievance procedure.
§ 14-4. Nature of remedies; nonexclusive jurisdiction.

Chapter 15: RECYCLING .................................................................. 15:1

§ 15-1. Purpose.
§ 15-2. Statutory authority.
§ 15-3. Abrogation and greater restrictions.
§ 15-4. Interpretation.
§ 15-5. Applicability.
§ 15-6. Administration.
§ 15-7. Definitions.
§ 15-8. Separation of recyclable materials.
§ 15-9. Separation requirements exempted.
§ 15-10. Care of separated recyclable materials.
§ 15-11. Lead acid batteries, major appliances, waste oil and yard waste.
§ 15-12. Preparation and collection of recyclable materials.
§ 15-13. Multiple-family dwellings.
§ 15-14. Nonresidential facilities and properties.
§ 15-15. Prohibitions on disposal of recyclable materials.
§ 15-16. Hauler licensing.
§ 15-17. Processing facilities.
§ 15-18. Unlawful removal of recyclables.
§ 15-19. Dumping.
§ 15-20. Burning or burying.
§ 15-21. Non disposable materials.
§ 15-22. Garbage from outside of Town.
§ 15-23. Hauler restrictions.
§ 15-24. Right to reject materials.
§ 15-25. Reporting requirements.
§ 15-26. Ownership of recyclables and refuse.
§ 15-27. Exemptions.
§ 15-28. Collection schedule.
§ 15-29. Specified containers.
§ 15-30. Fees.
§ 15-31. Placement of recyclables and solid waste for collection.
§ 15-32. Special materials.
§ 15-33. Enforcement; violations and penalties.

Chapter 16: GARBAGE AND REFUSE PICKUP ............................. 16:1

§ 16-1. Definitions.
§ 16-2. Containers.
§ 16-3. General regulations.
§ 16-4. Violations and penalties.

Chapter 17: EMERGENCY SERVICES............................................. 17:1

§ 17-1. Fire Department
§ 17-2. Rescue Squad.
§ 17-3. Donated funds.

APPENDIX

DISPOSITION LIST

 

 

 

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