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

 

Title 7: Parks

 

Chapter 1: Parks

 

Sec. 7-1-1 General Park Regulations

  No person or persons shall do any of the following prohibited acts within the limits of any park in the City of Two Rivers:

(a) Operate an un-licensed or licensed motorized vehicle outside of areas specifically designated as parking areas or areas where the operation of such vehicles is specifically permitted.

(b) Operate a snowmobile except in designated areas.

(c) Place or leave any rubbish, litter, garbage, refuse or debris of any nature within a park except within designated receptacles provided. No person or persons shall throw or deposit any type of debris or waste material on or along any park roadway or park area.

(d) Interfere with, break down, deface or remove, or cause to be interfered with, broken down, defaced or removed, any sign, guard, protection barrier or barricade placed in any public park in the City. Neither shall they remove or damage any equipment. Any damage to park facilities will be considered vandalism.

(e) Dogs are allowed on recreational trails designated by the City Council by resolution, provided that they are kept on leashes of six feet or less in length, held by and in the control of their owners or other persons walking them with the permission of their owners, at all times.

(f) This ordinance shall not apply to special purpose vehicles, all-terrain vehicles or horse mounted units used by the Police Department in law enforcement

Sec. 7-1-2 Animals in Parks

  Dogs, cats and other animals are permitted in City parks and on City recreational trails and the City-owned land adjacent to such trails, subject to the following restrictions and exceptions:

(a) RESTRICTIONS. Such animals shall either:

(b) EXCEPTIONS

(c) The restrictions and prohibitions contained in this Section may be waived by the Parks and Recreation Director or City Manager for animals participating in events organized by the City or participating in events organized by others and held on City park properties with the permission of the City.

(d) The restrictions and prohibitions contained in this Section shall not apply to animals used by the City’s police department or other departments in the performance of their official duties, including by way of example but not limitation the use of dogs for tracking, search and rescue and horses for mounted patrol.

(e) The City Council may, by resolution, enact additional, temporary restrictions or prohibitions applicable to animals in City parks.

(f) PENALTY. Penalties for violations of this section shall be provided in Section 6-5-7 of City Ordinances.

Sec. 7-1-3 Speed Limits in Parks

  No person shall operate a motor vehicle in any of the public parks at a speed greater than fifteen (15) miles per hour.

Sec. 7-1-4 Reckless Driving in Parks Prohibited

  No person shall operate a motor vehicle in a reckless manner in any of the public parks in the City.

Sec. 7-1-5 Parking in Parks

  No person shall park any motor vehicle in any park in the City except in designated parking areas nor shall any person allow any motor vehicle, trailer, or construction equipment to allow remain parked within any City park during park closing hours, except by permission of the City Manager or his designee. The penalty for violation of this is provided for in Section 8-1-6(c).

Sec. 7-1-6 Park Closing Hours

  No person shall be within the Picnic Hill Park between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM. No person shall be within any other City parks between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This Section shall not apply to persons traveling directly through any park on a City street, and further provided the hours set forth in the Section may be adjusted by the City Council, City Manager, or his designee, for special activities.

Sec. 7-1-7 Refreshment Stands in Public Parks Prohibited

  It shall be unlawful for any person, without being previously authorized by the Parks & Recreation Director, to set up any refreshment or concession stand, or to sell any refreshments, balloons, toys or any articles whatsoever in and upon any park, playground, recreation area, bathing beach or athletic field owned or operated by the City of Two Rivers.

Sec. 7-1-8 Public Address Systems in Parks

  It shall be unlawful for any person, without being previously authorized by the Parks & Recreation Director, to use any public address system or sound amplification devices in any public park.

Sec. 7-1-9 Radio Controlled Model Airplanes Prohibited in Parks

  No person shall fly a radio-controlled model airplane in any park in the City of Two Rivers except in areas specifically designated and posted for such purpose.

Sec. 7-1-10 Regulations of Piers and Docks

(a) No person shall in any manner take a bicycle, motor vehicle, or other vehicle on the North or South piers; nor on any pier or dock owned by the City; except that bicycles may be walked, not ridden, on these piers and docks, and non-motorized wheeled carts not larger than 3x3x3 feet to carry fishing gear shall be allowed.

(b) No person shall swim, dive, or otherwise enter into the water from the North or South side piers, or adjacent seawalls or abutments, nor from the Harbor Dock seawall, nor from any other pier or dock owned by the City

(c) No person shall, in any manner, fish within twenty (20) feet of a moored boat at the Harbor Dock seawall or a boat moored at any other mooring area designated by the City; this restriction shall not apply to the boat owner or his/her guests

Sec. 7-1-11 Possession of Glass Beverage Containers Prohibited

  No person shall bring into a public park in the City, or possess or dispose of while in a public park of the City, any beverage in a glass bottle or other glass container, or any glass beverage bottle or glass beverage container regardless of whether such bottle or container is empty or contains a beverage.

Chapter 2: Regulation of Beaches, Boats and Marinas

 

Sec. 7-2-1 Restrictions on Bathing Area

(a) The provisions of this ordinance shall apply to the waters of Lake Michigan, within the jurisdiction of the City of Two Rivers.

(b) Definitions

(c) Swimming area. A designated swimming zone is established at the Neshotah Park Beach. The Swimming zone extends parallel to the shoreline one hundred and fifty (150) feet to the North and one hundred and fifty (150) feet to the South from the permanent lifeguard chair. The swimming zone extends into the waters of Lake Michigan one hundred and fifty (150) feet from the shore.

(d) No person shall enter any designated bathing area with any horse, motor vehicle or boat.

Sec. 7-2-2 Driving on Beaches Prohibited

  No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any beach within the City except municipally owned vehicles engaged in maintenance or law enforcement work.

Sec. 7-2-3 Marina Regulations

(a) No person other than a lessee of a space in the municipal marina located on the North side of the West Twin River or a person in the company of such lessee shall trespass upon such marina or any part thereof.

(b) No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle or trailer in such a manner as to prevent persons from fully using a boat at a public boat landing.

(c) It shall be unlawful to be within the confines of all City marinas between the hours of 11:00 PM and 3:00 AM, except that the hours set forth in this Section may be adjusted by the City Council, City Manager, or his designee, for special activities.

Sec. 7-2-4 Regulatory Controls of City Waterways

(a) APPLICABILITY AND ENFORCEMENT

(b) INTENT. The intent of this Section is to provide safe and healthful conditions for the enjoyment of aquatic recreation consistent with public rights and interests, and the capability of water resources.

(c) STATE BOATING AND SAFETY LAWS ADOPTED. State boating laws as found in ss. 30.50 to 30.71, Wis. Stats., are adopted by reference.

(d) DEFINITIONS

(e) CONTROLLED AREA

(f) HAZARD WARNING BUOYS. Seven information buoys in accordance with the Uniform Aids to Navigation, Wis. Adm. Code NR 5.09, shall be placed at the following locations:

(g) WATER SKIING. No person shall water ski or operate any motorboat towing a person engaged in water skiing or similar activity during the hours of 6:00 PM to 12:00 Noon local time on the waters of the East Twin River between 27th Street and 37th Street.

(h) MOORING OF BOATS. No person shall dock his boat adjacent to City owned property without first having entered into a lease for docking space with the City of Two Rivers. No person other than the lessee of a City owned boat docking space shall trespass or make use of such docking space for the purpose of tying up, mooring, or docking a boat or other water conveyance or vessel, unless he has the lessee's permission.

(i) POSTING REQUIREMENTS. The City of Two Rivers shall place and maintain a copy of this Section at all public access points within the jurisdiction of the city of Two Rivers.

(j) PENALTIES. Wisconsin State Boating Penalties as found in s. 30.80, Wis. Stats., and deposits as established by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference, are hereby adopted by reference with the following modifications: all references to fines therein are hereby amended to read forfeitures; and all references to imprisonment therein are deleted.

(k) SEVERABILITY. The provisions in this Section shall be deemed severable and it is expressly declared that the City Council of the City of Two Rivers would have passed the other provisions of this Section irrespective of whether or not one or more provisions may be declared invalid. If any provision of this Section or the application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the Section and the application of such provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected.

Sec. 7-2-5 Houseboats; Use of Boat as Residence

  No person, firm or corporation shall locate or place or occupy any boat that is used as a place of residence along the East and West Twin Rivers and the Lake Michigan shoreline; and, following notification from the Police Department, any day or part of day that such boat is so placed, located or occupied shall constitute a separate offense under this Section.

Sec. 7-2-6 Boat Launch Fee

(a) The City Council did establish and designate boat launch fees to be assessed when utilizing designated municipal boat launch facilities.

(b) No person shall launch any boat or other watercraft which moves upon or through open water from a fee designated municipal launch facilities without paying the appropriate fee in advance of launching. The fee shall be due upon each launching of a boat or watercraft.

(c) Any person who violates this Section shall be subject to a forfeiture of $10.00. If the forfeiture is not paid after thirty (30) days of the offense, the Police Department will summon the offender into court wherein the Municipal Judge, upon a finding of guilty, may be subject to a penalty as provided in Section 1-1-7.

Chapter 3: Bulkhead Lines

 

Sec. 7-3-1 Bulkhead Lines

(a) Pursuant to Section 30.11, Wis. Stats., a bulkhead line along the shore of Lake Michigan in the City having been found to be in the public interest is hereby established along a line described as follows and in accordance with the map required to be submitted to the Public Service Commission: Commencing at the intersection of the west line of Lot 2, Block 102 (vacated) of the Original Plat and south line of the STH "42" R.O.W., which is the point of beginning of the bulkhead line, thence S. 0° 45' 39" E., a distance of 265.07 feet, thence N. 69° 49' 26" East to the intersection of the westerly side of the present Harbor Entrance.

(b) Pursuant to Section 30.11, Wis. Stats., a bulkhead line along the shore of the East Twin River in the City having been found to be in the public interest is hereby established along a line described as follows and in accordance with the map required to be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources: Commencing at the northwest corner of Section 36, T. 20 N., R 24 E., then S. 0° 32' 40" W. (true) along the section line a distance of 198.0 feet to the north line of the Still Bend Addition, thence North 89° 59' 15" East (true) along said north line a distance of 1085.44 feet to the proposed bulkhead line, thence N. 12° 40' W. a distance of 25.0 feet to the point of real beginning at the point of normal high water mark, thence S. 12° 40' E., a distance of 492.1 feet to the existing concrete dock located on the south half of Lot 5, Block 8 of the Still Bend Addition, which point is at the normal high water mark.

(c) Pursuant to Section 30.11, Wis. Stats., a bulkhead line along the shore of the East Twin River in the City having been found to be in the public interest is hereby established along a line described as follows and in accordance with the map required to be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources: Commencing at the west line of Wilson Street and the centerline of 25th Street, thence westerly along the centerline of 25th Street a distance of 402.0' to the point of true beginning, thence N. 90° 47' 00" W. a distance of 184.70' to the existing shore.

(d) Pursuant to Section 30.11, Wis. Stats., a bulkhead line along the shore of Lake Michigan, in the City having been found to be in the public interest is hereby established along a line described as follows and in accordance with the map required to be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources: Commencing at the point of real beginning at the intersection of the west line of the east ½ of Lot 4, Block 101 (vacated) of the Original Plat and the south line STH "42" R.O.W., thence S. 0° 45' 39" E. a distance of 265.07 feet (plus or minus), thence N. 69o 49' 26" E. 544 feet to the intersection of the existing established bulkhead line.

(e) Pursuant to Section 30.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes a bulkhead line along the East Twin River in the City of Two Rivers having been found to be in the public interest is hereby established along the lines described as follows and in accordance with the map required to be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources: Commencing at the West line of Wilson Street and the centerline of 25th Street, thence westerly along the centerline of 25th Street a distance of 402.0 feet to the point of true beginning, thence S37° 29' 45" E. a distance of 487.35 feet to the existing shore which is the South line of 24th Street and 108.8 feet West of the West line of Wilson Street.

(f) Pursuant to Section 30.11, Wis. Stats., a bulkhead line along the shore of the East Twin River in the City having been found to be in the public interest is hereby established along a line described as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the west line of Wilson Street north of 25th Street and the centerline of 25th Street as platted in LeClair's Addition to the City of Two Rivers; thence S. 89° 50' W., 292.0 feet to the existing bulkhead line; thence N 9° 47' W., 184.7 feet along the existing bulkhead line to the real point of beginning; thence N. 16° 13' w., 153.5 feet; thence N. 20° 41' E., 64.2 feet; thence N. 16° 00' W., 157.1 feet; thence N. 0° 37' W., 348.5 feet; thence N. 26° 28' E., 150.8 feet; thence N. 13° 26' W., 61.7 feet to the north line of 28th Street which is the end of the proposed bulkhead line;

  Thence, N 89° 50' E., 350.0 feet along the North line of 28th Street to the west line of Wilson Street as platted in LeClair's Addition; thence S. 0° 39' W., 1084.2 feet along the west line of Wilson Street to the centerline of 25th Street as platted in LeClair's Addition which is the point of commencement.

(g) Pursuant to Section 30.11 of the Wisconsin Statutes a bulkhead line along the East Twin River in the City of Two Rivers having been found to be in the public interest is hereby established along the lines described as follows and in accordance with the map required to be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources: Commencing at the SE Corner of Block Number 12 of the Original Plat of the City of Two Rivers; thence S 89° 54' 10" W along the South line of said Block 12 extended a distance of 181.00 feet to the point of real beginning of said proposed dock line; thence N 7° 08' E., a distance of 152.34 feet to its intersection with the North line of Lot 4 of said Block 12, said point being S 89° 53' 10" W 219.00 feet from the NE Corner of said Lot 4.

(h) Pursuant to Section 30.11(3) of the Wisconsin Statutes bulkhead line along a part of the shore of Lake Michigan, Manitowoc County, described below:

  The bulkhead line along the shore of Lake Michigan described as follows and as shown by the attached map is established subject to the approval of the Department of Natural Resources: Commencing at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers monument 76-V on the North pier, thence S 11° 35' 37" W a distance of 733.10 feet to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers monument 76-D, thence S 33° 31' 22" E along the pier a distance of 505 feet, thence N 54° 38' 38" E a distance of 1885 feet, thence N 35° 21' 22" W to a point at the ordinary high water mark on the beach a distance of 1120 feet, thence S 49° 42' 50" W a distance of 1336.6 feet to the point of beginning.

  The bulkhead line is in the public interest because it will allow the Two Rivers harbor to be dredged with the dredged materials being distributed along the ¼ mile reach of shoreline beginning at the ordinary high water mark to the 8 foot contour maintaining drainage toward the lake.