Notice of Newly Enacted Ordinance
Please take notice that on August 26, 2014, the Town of Paris enacted the following ordinance: Ordinance No. 2014-7-22 entitled:
AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE CHAPTER 12, ARTICLE III ENTITLED “WEIGHT LIMITATIONS ON TOWN HIGHWAYS” AND SECTION 12-15 ENTITLED “CLASS B HIGHWAYS” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE TOWN OF PARIS, KENOSHA COUNTY, WISCONSIN
The ordinance designates all town highways within the Town of Paris as Class B highways subject to the weight limitations set forth in Chapter 348 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The ordinance lists various exemptions from the weight limitations and establishes a procedure for further exemption requests. The ordinance also sets forth penalties for violations of its provisions.
The full text of the above ordinance may be obtained at the Clerk’s office for the Town of Paris, 16607 Burlington Rd, Union Grove, WI 53182, and through the Town’s Website at http://town-of-paris.org/. The Town Clerk’s phone number is (262) 859-3006.
ORDINANCE NO. 2014-7-22
AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE CHAPTER 12, ARTICLE III ENTITLED “WEIGHT LIMITATIONS ON TOWN HIGHWAYS” AND SECTION 12-15 ENTITLED
“CLASS B HIGHWAYS” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR THE
TOWN OF PARIS, KENOSHA COUNTY, WISCONSIN
The Town Board of the Town of Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, do ordain as follows:
1. That Chapter 12 Article III of the Municipal Code of the Town of Paris entitled “Weight Limitations on Town Highways” be, and hereby is, created.
2. That Section 12-15 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Paris entitled “Class B Highways” be, and hereby is, created to read as follows:
“Sec. 12-15. Class B Highways.
(a) Designated. All town highways within the Town of Paris are designated as Class B highways and shall be subject to the weight limitations imposed by Wis. Stat. § 348.16(2).
(b) Pickup/delivery exception. Any motor vehicle whose operation is pickup or delivery, including operation for the purpose of moving or delivering supplies or commodities to or from any place of business or residence that has an entrance on a Class B Highway, may pick up or deliver on a Class B highway without complying with the gross vehicle weight limitations imposed by sub. (a).
(c) Exemption from Class B weight restrictions. Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 348.16(2), the weight limitations do not apply from April 24, 2014 to January 1, 2020 to a potato harvester or an implement of husbandry or agricultural commercial motor vehicle being operated or transported as described in Wis. Stat. § 348.15(9)(e) or (f)1. In addition, the town board may for good cause shown exempt certain motor vehicles on a case-by-case basis, from the Class B weight restrictions. Such exemption is dependent on the following criteria:
(2) Number and frequency of trips requested; and
(3) Reason for overweight trips.
A request for an exception of the Class B weight restriction shall be made in writing to the town board addressing the criteria set out in this subsection. Requests for exemptions shall be placed on the next regularly scheduled board meeting agenda. If an exemption is needed prior to the next town board meeting, then the town chairperson may grant a temporary exemption if good cause is shown by the requestor. The town may place conditions on any exemption granted, including the posting of a cash bond or letter of credit. Any exemption granted, except a temporary exemption, is valid for a period of one-year, unless a shorter time period is set by the town board. An exemption granted under this section does not exempt the motor vehicle from any state department of transportation or county permit requirements.
(d) Posting requirements. The town chairperson, or his or her designee, shall place appropriate traffic signs on the above-described highways before enforcement of this ordinance.
(e) Prohibition and forfeiture. No person may operate any vehicle on the above-noted highways in violation of the weight limits set forth in Wis. Stat. § 348.16(2). Upon conviction for a violation of this ordinance, the violator shall pay a forfeiture of not less than $5.00 nor more than $250.00, plus the applicable surcharges, assessments, and costs for each violation. Each trip in violation of this ordinance constitutes a separate offense. In addition, the town board may seek injunctive relief from a court of record to enjoin further violations.”
3. That this ordinance shall take effect upon adoption and publication as provided by law.
Adopted this 26th day of August, 2014.
TOWN OF PARIS