Please review our new ordinance #2021-01. This ordinance revises the existing ordinance #1995-1 regarding No Wake.
ORDINANCE #2021-01 – Revising ordinance #1995-1 (No wake ordinance)
AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE BOATING UPON THE WATERS OF THE SOMO RIVER AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF.
The Town Board of the Town of Wilson does ordain as follows:
SECTION I. APPLICABILITY. The provisions of the Ordinance shall apply to the waters of the Somo River. This chapter shall be enforced by the officers of the Town of Wilson.
SECTION II. INTENT The intent of this ordinance is to provide safe and healthful conditions for the enjoyment of aquatic recreation consistent with public rights and interests, and the capability of the water resources.
SECTION III STATE BOATING AND SAFETY LAWS ADOPTED. State boating laws as found in ss. 30.50 to 30.71 Wis. Stas., are adopted by reference.
SECTION IV DEFINITIONS “Slow-no-wake” means that speed at which a boat moves as slowly as possible while still maintaining steerage control.
SECTION V CONTROLLED AREAS No person shall operate a boat faster than “slow-no-wake” in the following waters in the Town of Wilson to wit: Somo River in Sections 22, 25, 26, and 27, as posted.
SECTION VI POST REQUIREMENTS The Town of Wilson shall place and maintain a copy of this Section at all public access points within the jurisdiction of the Town of Wilson.
SECTION VII PENALTIES Wiscon State boating penalties as found in Section 30.80, Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference.
SECTION VIII. SEVERABILITY The provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed severable, and it is expressly declared that the Town Board of Wilson 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 or circumstances shall not be affected.
SECTION IX. EFFECTIVE DATE This section will become effective upon passage and the day after publications.
PASSED: APRIL 20, 2021
TOWN OF WILSON
BY: CHAIRMAN Fran Pflum
ATTESTED BY: CLERK Teresa Lepkowski
MOVED: SUPERVISOR Al Russ
SECONDED: SUPERVISOR Dan Sennett