1717 East Park Street, Two Rivers WI 54241 (920) 793-5523

 

Title 1: General Provisions

 

Chapter 1: Use and Construction

 

Sec. 1-1-1 Title of Code; Citations

 These collected Ordinances shall be known and referred to as the "Code of Ordinances, City of Two Rivers, Wisconsin," References to the Code or Ordinances, City of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, shall be cited as follows: "Sec. 2-1-1, Code of Ordinances, City of Two Rivers, Wisconsin,"

Sec. 1-1-2 Principles of Construction

 The following rules or meanings shall be applied in the construction and interpretation of Ordinances unless such application would be clearly inconsistent with the plain meaning or intent of the Ordinances:

(a) ACTS BY AGENTS. When an ordinance requires an act be done by a person which may be legally performed by an authorized agent of that principal person, the requirement shall be construed to include all acts performed by such agents.

(b) CODE AND CODE OF ORDINANCES. The words "Codes" and "Code of Ordinances" when used in any section of this Code shall refer to this Code of General Ordinances of the City of Two Rivers unless the context of the section clearly indicates otherwise.

(c) COMPUTATION OF TIME. In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by these Ordinances, the day of the act or event from which the period of time begins to run shall not be included but the last day of the period shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, a Sunday or a legal holiday. If the period of time prescribed or allowed is less than seven (7) days, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation. As used in this section, "legal holiday" means any statewide legal holiday specified by state law.

(d) FINE. the term "fine" shall be the equivalent of the word "forfeiture," and vice versa.

(e) GENDER. Every word in these Ordinances referring to the masculine gender shall also be construed to apply to females, and vice versa.

(f) GENERAL RULE. All words and phrases shall be construed according to their plain meaning in common usage. However, words or phrases with a technical or special meaning shall be understood and construed according to that technical or special meaning if such is the intent of the Ordinances.

(g) PERSON. The word "person" shall mean any of the following entities: natural persons, corporations, partnerships, associations, bodies politic or any other entity of any kind which is capable of being sued.

(h) REPEAL. When any ordinance having the effect of repealing a prior ordinance is itself repealed, such repeal shall not be construed to revive the prior ordinance or any part thereof, unless expressly so provided.

(i) SINGULAR AND PLURAL. Every word in these Ordinances referring to the singular number only shall also be construed to apply to several persons or things, and every word in these Ordinances referred to a plural number shall also be construed to apply to one (1) person or thing.

(j) TENSE. The use of any verb in the present tense shall not preclude the interpretation of the verb in the future tense where appropriate.

(k) WISCONSIN STATUTES. The term "Wisconsin Statutes" and its abbreviation as "Wis. Stats." shall mean, in these Ordinances, the Wisconsin Statutes for the year 1979, as amended or renumbered from time to time.

(l) WISCONSIN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE. The term "Wisconsin Administrative Code" and its abbreviation as Wis. Adm. Code" shall mean the Wisconsin Administrative Code as of the adoption of this Code, as amended or renumbered from time to time.

Sec. 1-1-3 Conflict of Provisions

(a) If the provisions of different chapters conflict with each other, the provisions of each individual chapter shall control all issues arising out of the events and persons intended to be governed by that chapter.

(b) If the provisions of different sections of the same chapter conflict with each other, the provision which is more specific in its application to the events or persons raising the conflict shall control over the more general provision.

Sec. 1-1-4 Separability of Provisions

  If any provision of this Code of Ordinances is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional by reason of any decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of any other provisions of these Ordinances.

Sec. 1-1-5 Effective Date of Ordinances

(a) CODE. the Code of Ordinances, City of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, shall take effect from and after passage and publication as provided by state law.

(b) SUBSEQUENT ORDINANCES. All Ordinances passed by the City Council subsequent to the adoption of the Code of Ordinances, except when otherwise specifically provided, shall take effect from and after their publication.

Sec. 1-1-6 Repeal of General Ordinances

(a) All general Ordinances heretofore adopted by the City Council are hereby repealed. this shall not include any Ordinances or parts of Ordinances or resolutions relating to the following subjects and not conflicting with the provisions of this Code:

(b) EFFECT OF REPEALS. the repeal or amendment of any provision of this Code or of any other ordinance or resolution of the City Council shall not:

Sec. 1-1-7General Penalty

(a) GENERAL PENALTY. Unless specific penalties are provided elsewhere, any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Code shall, upon conviction of such violation, be subject to a penalty, which shall be as follows:

(b) CONTINUED VIOLATIONS. Each violation and each day of violation continues or occurs shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing in this Code shall preclude the City from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of any provision of this Code.

(c) EXECUTION AGAINST DEFENDANT'S PROPERTY. Whenever any person fails to pay any forfeiture and costs of prosecution upon the order of any court for violation of any ordinance of the City, the court may, where permitted by state statute, in lieu of ordering imprisonment of the defendant, or after the defendant has been released from custody, issue an execution against the property of the defendant for such forfeiture and costs.

Sec. 1-1-8 Clerk-Treasurer To Maintain Copies of Documents Incorporated by Reference

  Whenever any standard Code, rule, regulation, statute or other written or printed matter is adopted by reference, it shall be deemed incorporated in this Code as if fully set forth herein and the City Clerk-Treasurer shall maintain in his office a copy of any such material as adopted and as amended from time to time. Materials on file at the City Clerk-Treasurer's office shall be considered public records open to reasonable examination by any person during the office hours of the City Clerk-Treasurer, subject to such restrictions on examination as the clerk imposes for the preservation of the material.

Chapter 2: Fees

 

Sec. 1-2-1 License, Permit and Other Fees Established

 License permit and other fees shall be as follows:

License / Permit Fee Ordinance / Provision
(1) Application for Zoning Map Change $350.00 2-5-1
(2) Application for Conditional Use Permit, Planned Unit Development, Recreational Vehicle Court, Drive-in Business, Plan Review, Zoning Code Variance Request or Comprehensive Plan Amendment $350.00 2-5-1
(2)(a) Zoning Code Text Amendment $150.00  
(3) Request for vacating street or alley $350.00 2-5-1
(4) Proposal for land division or re-division requiring a plat or survey $10.00 / lot Min $30.00 2-5-1
Plat Review $20.00 12-1-8(a)
(4)(a) Special Plan Commission Meeting (requested by applicant and requiring Plan Commission action) $100.00  
(5) Fire Prevention $100.00 3-1-2; 3-1-4 thru 3-1-11
(5)(a) Bonfires and Outdoor Fires Permit $25.00 3-1-3
(6) Emergency Vehicle See Below 3-2-1
  Basic Life Support $550.00 3-2-1
  ALS Non-Emergency $625.00 3-2-1
  BLS Emergency - Resident $660.00 3-2-1
  BLS Emergency - Non-Resident 735.00 3-2-1
  ALS 1 Emergency - Resident $750.00 3-2-1
  ALS 1 Emergency - Non-Resident $825.00 3-2-1
  ALS 2 Emergency - Resident $770.00 3-2-1
  ALS 2 Emergency - Non-Resident $845.00 3-2-1
  Specialty Care Transport (SCT) Resident $875.00 3-2-1
  Specialty Care Transport (SCT) Non-Resident $950.00 3-2-1
  Third Party ALS Assist $75.00 3-2-1
  Patient Assessment / Assist Charge $100.00 3-2-1
  On Scene Medical Service Charge (BLS) $150.00 3-2-1
  On Scene Medical Service Charge (ALS) $200.00 3-2-1
  Intercept (Level I) Transport to Facility In-County $200.00 plus supplies 3-2-1
  Intercept (Level II) Transport to Facility Out-of-County $250.00 plus supplies 3-2-1
  Additional Attendant Charge $75.00 3-2-1
  Wait Time (half hour increments) $50.00 / hour 3-2-1
  Loaded Mileage (all calls) $15.00 / mile 3-2-1
  Ambulance Stand-by (4 hour event) $125.00 3-2-1
  Ambulance Stand-by Additional Time (half hour increments) $50.00 / hour 3-2-1
  Vehicle Fee - Engine $250.00 3-2-1
  Vehicle Fee - Command Vehicle $90.00/hour 3-1-5
  Personnel Cost (per ½ hr) Actual 3-1-5
  Administrative Fee $15.00 3-1-5
  Incineration/Disposal Fee $50.00 3-1-5
  Materials Fee Actual Actual 3-1-5
  Miscellaneous Fee Actual 3-1-5
  Fire Suppression Fee Class A or B Foam $100.00 3-1-12
  Training Fees - CPR Class per person (4 Hours) $25.00 3-1-12
  Training Fees - CPR/First Aid (8 Hour Class) $35.00 3-1-12
  Fire Extinguisher Training (per class) $100.00 3-1-12
(7) Street Opening Permit - (1) Street Restoration Work shall be done by the Department of Public Works and billed to the bonded plumber or authorized public utility at a rate of time and materials $80.00 4-1-1(b)
(8) Terrace Tree Permit No Fee 4-2-9
(9) Landscape/Tree Removal - New $50.00 4-2-16(b)
(9) Landscape/Tree Removal - Renewal $25.00 4-2-16(e)
(10)(a) Cemetery Lot - Resident - Grave Space $500.00 4-3-4
(10)(a) Cemetery Lot - Resident - Child Under 10 years, in Children's Section $240.00 4-3-4
(10)(a) Cemetery Lot - Non Resident - Grave Space $750.00 4-3-4
(10)(a) Cemetery Lot - Resident - Child Under 10 years, in Children's Section $360.00 4-3-4
(10)(b)(1) Digging Graves Less Than 4 Feet Long $350.00 4-3-7
(10)(b)(2) Digging Graves 4 Feet to 6 Feet Long $420.00 4-3-7
(10)(b)(3) Digging Graves over 6 Feet Long $750.00 4-3-7
(10)(b)(4) Burial of Cremated Remains or Amputations $350.00 4-3-7
(10)(b)(5) Application for ZOning Map Change $350.00 4-3-7
(10)(c)(1) Funeral arriving after 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday $250.00  
(10)(c)(2) Saturday - Grave Digging $250.00 additional  
(10)(c)(2) Saturday - Burial $250.00 additional  
(11) Sewer Service Charges   See 5-2-5
(12) Cable Television Franchise Application $250.00 5-3-23
(13)(a) Intoxicating Liquor License - Retail, Class "A" $500.00/year 6-1-4(a)
(13)(b) Intoxicating Liquor License - Retail, Class "B" $275.00/year 6-1-4(a)
(13)(d) Intoxicating Liquor License - Pharmacists' Permit $10.00/year 6-1-4(a)
(14)(a) Fermented Malt Beverage License - Retail, Class "A" $50.00/year 6-1-4(c)
(14)(b) Fermented Malt Beverage License - Retail, Class "B" $100.00/year 6-1-4(c)
(14)(c) Fermented Malt Beverage License - Retail, Class "C" Wine $100.00/year 6-1-4(c)
(14)(d) Fermented Malt Beverage License - Picnic License, Under Sec. 66.054(8)(b), Wis. Stats. $5.00/day; max 5 days 6-1-4(c)(3)
(14)(e) Fermented Malt Beverage License - Wholesaler's License $25.00/year 6-1-4(c)(4)
(14)(f) Fermented Malt Beverage License - Transfer License Fee $10.00 6-1-10(a)
(14)(g) Fermented Malt Beverage License - Replacement, Lost License Fee $5.00 6-1-14
(14)(h) Fermented Malt Beverage License - Beer Garden $50.00/year 6-1-19(d)
(15) Beverage Operator - One Year $37.00 6-2-4
(15) Beverage Operator - Two Year $52.00 6-2-4
(16) Limited Beverage Operator $5.00 6-1-4(c)(3)
(17) Non-Intoxicating Beverage $5.00 6-3-2(d)
(18) Cigarette Sales $100.00 2-5-1
(19) Direct Sellers $5.00 6-4-4(c)
(20)(a) Dog License - Spayed/Neutered $10.00 6-5-3
(20)(b) Dog License - Un-spayed/Un-neutered $15.00 6-5-3
(20)(c) Multiple Dog License 12 dogs or under $35.00 6-5-3
(20)(d) Multiple Dog License Each dog over 12 $3.00 6-5-3
(20)(e) Kennel License Any Combination of Animals Not Exceeding 10 $50.00 6-5-4
(20)(f) Kennel License Any Combination of Animals Exceeding 10 $75.00 6-5-4
(20)(g) Waiver Permits for 4-6 dogs, 6-10- cats or any combination thereof not to exceed 10 $25.00 6-5-21
(20)(h) Waiver Permits for more than 6 dogs, more than 10 cats or combination thereof exceeding 10 $50.00 6-5-21
(20)(i) License Late Fee $10.00 6-5-5
(21) Animal Shelter Transfer Fee $50.00 6-5-8
(22) Taxi $5.00 6-6-6
(23) Taxi Drive $5.00 6-6-8(d)
(24) Auctions - Per Day $15.00 6-7-1(d)
(24) Auctions - Per Year $200.00 6-7-1(d)
(25) Jewelry Auctions $15.00/day 6-8-1
(26) Massage Establishments $25.00 6-9-3(d)(1)
(27) Massage Technicians $10.00 6-9-4(b)(1)
(28) Vendors from Vehicles $10.00 6-10-1(c)
(29)(a) Closing-Out Sales - 15 days $25.00 6-10-2(a)(1)
(29)(b) Closing-Out Sales - 30 days $50.00 6-10-2(a)(1)
(29)(c) Closing-Out Sales - 60 days $75.00 6-10-2(a)(1)
(29)(d) Closing-Out Sales - Fee Per $1,000 of Inventory $1.00/M 6-10-2(a)(1)
(30)(a) Pawnbroker $210.00 6-10-3
(30)(b) Secondhand Article Dealer $27.50 6-10-3
(30)(c) Secondhand Jewelry Dealer $30.00 6-10-3
(30)(d) Second Article Dealer Mall or Flea Markettd> $165.00 6-10-3
(31) Farmer's Market Resident of Manitowoc County - Per Day $1.00 6-10-4(b)
(31) Farmer's Market Resident of Manitowoc County - Per Year $5.00 6-10-4(b)
(31) Farmer's Market Non-resident of Manitowoc County - Per Day $5.00 6-10-4(b)
(31) Farmer's Market Non-resident of Manitowoc County - Per Year $25.00 6-10-4(b)
(32)(a) Bicycle Registration - less than six years but more than five years No Charge 8-3-2(c)
(32)(b) Bicycle Registration - less than five years but more than four years No Charge 8-3-2(c)
(32)(c) less than four years but more than three years No Charge 8-3-2(c)
(32)(d) less than four years but more than three years No Charge 8-3-2(c)
(32)(e) less than two years but more than one year No Charge 8-3-2(c)
(32)(f) less than one year No Charge 8-3-2(c)
(33) Bicycle Registration Transfer No Charge 8-3-2(h)
(34) Bicycle Registration Replacement Fee $3.00 8-3-4
(35) Drug Paraphernalia Sales $5.00 9-2-7
(36) Driveway Permit (Cost of street restoration to be paid by applicant in addition to fee if necessary) $50.00 10-1-14(e)
(36)(a) Parking Lot Fee $100.00 10-1-14(e)
(37) Sign Permit, Initial Installation $50.00 10-3-4(b)
(38) Annual Sign or Awning Permit $10.00 10-3-5(a)
(39)(a) Building Permit Fees - Permit Not Required for Minor Repairs. No permit required for repairs or minor alterations costing less than $1,000.00, which do not change the occupancy, area, structural strength, fire protection, exits, lighting or ventilation of a building No Charge 11-1-15
(39)(b) Minimum Fee (project cost up to $5,000) Home occupation permit $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(c) One and two-family dwelling and residential garages (Per 1,000 cubic ft.) $10.00 11-1-15
(39)(d) Multi-family (3 or more) dwelling (Per 1,000 cubic ft.) $10.00 11-1-15
(39)(e) Business-Church-School-Assembly Hall (Per 1,000 cubic ft.) $10.00 11-1-15
(39)(f) Manufacturing-Processing-Storage (Per 1,000 cubic ft.) $10.00 11-1-15
(39)(g) Additions (same as new construction of same category) 11-1-15
(39)(h) Accessory Buildings, and Structures, Pools, etc. minimum fee $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(i) Alterations and Repairs (Per $1,000 of project cost, $50.00 minimum) $10.00 11-1-15
(39)(j) Fuel Storage Tanks Installation (Per tank) $75.00 11-1-15
(39)(k) Fuel Storage Tanks: Removal, repairs and alterations (per tank) $75.00 11-1-15
(39)(l) HVAC (new & replacements to include, but not limited to, heating wind, solar or fuel conversions systems, fireplaces & space heaters (per unit, up to 150,000 BTU plus $10 per each 50,000 BTU or fraction thereof over 150,000 BTU; $500 max) $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(m) HVAC distribution systems (per 100 sq ft of area) ($50.00 minimum for alterations) $2.00 11-1-15
(39)(n) Commercial/Industrial exhaust hoods & systems (per unit) $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(o) Wrecking permit (minimum plus $3 per cu ft) $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(p) Moving buildings over public right-of-ways (minimum plus $2 per 1,000 cu ft) $150.00 11-1-15
(39)(q) Moving accessory buildings over public right-of-ways (less than 300 sq ft) $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(r) Moving a building or portion thereof from one location to another location on the same parcel $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(s) Early start permit-excavating, footings & foundation $100.00 11-1-15
(39)(t) Failure to obtain a permit prior to project start results in double the regular permit fee 11-1-15
(39)(u) Reinspection $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(v)(a) Plan examination for 1 & 2 Family Residential - New $100.00 11-1-15
(39)(v)(b) Plan examination for 1 & 2 Family Residential - Addition/Alterations $50.00 11-1-15
(39)(v)(c) 3 + Residential - New/Addition/Alterations Table 302.31-1* 11-1-15
(39)(v)(d) Commercial - Addition/Alterations Table 302.31-1* 11-1-15
*Table 302.31-1 on State form SBD-118 as amended from time to time
(39)(w) In addition to the above, the applicant is responsible to pay any plan examination, building permit & inspection fees prescribed by WI Administrative Code for commercial, industrial & multiple family dwellings 11-1-15
(40) Block Party Permit $35.00 6-10-5
(41) Commercial Refuse/Recycling Hauler - Per Vehicle $25.00 5-6-24
(42) Reserved for Future Use
(43) Reserved for Future Use
(44)(a) Master Electrician License $75.00 11-2-18
(44)(a) Master Electrician License Renewal $50.00 11-2-18
(45)(a) Electrical Permit Fees 11-2-18
Projects Cost Fee
$0 to $500 $35.00
$501 to $600 $40.00
$601 to $700 $50.00
$701 to $800 $50.00
$801 to $900 $55.00
$901 to $1,000 $60.00
$1,001 to $2,000 $75.00
$2,001 to $3,000 $90.00
$3,001 to $4,000 $110.00
$4,001 to $5,000 $125.00
$5,001 to $6,000 $140.00
$6,001 to $7,000 $155.00
$7,001 to $8,000 $170.00
$8,001 to $9,000 $185.00
$9,001 to $10,000 $200.00
(45)(b) Project costs exceeding $10,000 the fee shall be $200 plus $10 for each additional $1,000 or part thereof 11-2-18
(45)(c) Failure to obtain a permit prior to project start results in double the regular permit fee 11-2-18
(46)(a) Plumbing Permit Fees 11-3-6(e)
Projects Cost Fee
$0 to $500 $35.00
$501 to $600 $40.00
$601 to $700 $45.00
$701 to $800 $50.00
$801 to $900 $55.00
$901 to $1,000 $60.00
$1,001 to $2,000 $75.00
$2,001 to $3,000 $90.00
$3,001 to $4,000 $110.00
$4,001 to $5,000 $125.00
$5,001 to $6,000 $140.00
$6,001 to $7,000 $155.00
$7,001 to $8,000 $170.00
$8,001 to $9,000 $185.00
$9,001 to $10,000 $200.00
(46)(b) Project costs exceeding $10,000 the fee shall be $200 plus $10 for each additional $1,000 or part thereof 11-3-6(e)
(46)(c) Failure to obtain a permit prior to project start results in double the regular permit fee 11-3-6(e)
(47) Sidewalk Permits Fee in lieu of dedication 12-1-6(d)(2)
(47)(a) Sidewalk repair or replacement (form inspection required) $20.00 4-1-4(d)
(47)(b) Sidewalk installation where grade and alignment stakes are needed (staking and form inspection required) $50.00 4-1-4(d)
(47)(c) Failure to obtain a permit prior to project start results in double the regular permit fee   4-1-4(d)
(48) Tower Fees $1.00 per vertical foot
(49) Permit to Construct, Maintain or Repair Utilities within Street Right-of-Way   4-1-1(a)
(49)(a) Application Fee Per submitted approved utility plan $10.00 4-1-1(a)
(49)(b) Boring(s) - under street $75.00 4-1-1(a)
(49)(c) Street Opening (Standard street opening permit) $80.00 4-1-1(a)
(49)(d) Contractor Closing Road $50.00 4-1-1(a)
(49)(e) Sidewalk repair - per property owner $20.00 4-1-1(a)
(49)(f) Failure to obtain a permit prior to project start results in double the regular permit fee   4-1-1(a)
(50) Merchandise or Personal Property on Public Sidewalks or within Public Rights-of-Way in the Central Business District First or initial permit granted to any business at a specific location shall be at no cost to the applicant. Subsequent permits shall be $10.00 per year  
(51) Storage Canopy $10.00  
(52) Other Fees.
The Council may by resolution set such other fees for licenses and permits not specifically described herein, or for the use of City property or facilities or the provision of services by the City not described herein, as it may in its discretion determine, unless an ordinance is required by applicable law