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A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (preceding the Monthly Town Board Meeting) at the Richmond Town Hall, at N5170 County Road MM, Shawano, WI. 54166. The following draft ordinance is being presented for public input at this Public Hearing. The Public is invited to give their comments on this proposed ordinance to the town board. The Town Board may consider adoption or modification of this draft ordinance at the Town Board Meeting to follow the Public Hearing.
Town of Richmond Ordinance No. Draft Ordinance
Ordinance Designating All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Routes
and Regulating the Operation of Them on Town of Richmond Designated Highways
Section I. Purpose: The Town of Richmond, Shawano County adopts the following ATV/UTV routes for the operation of All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) or Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) upon the roadways listed in Section III of this ordinance.
Section II. Statutory Authority: This ordinance is enacted under the authority of Sec. 23.33 (8) (b), Sec. 23.33 (11) and Sec. 60.22 (3) of Wis. Statutes. The provisions of Sec. 23.33 Wis. Statutes, and the provisions of Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 64 regulation ATV and UTV operations and containing applicable definitions are hereby adopted and incorporated into this Ordinance as though set forth in full herein.
Section III. Routes: The following town highways are designated as routes:
A. All signed town highways.
Section IV. Conditions: As a condition for the use of these routes, the following conditions shall apply to all operators (and passengers):
A. The speed limit on all designated routes shall be thirty-five (35) miles per hour. Operators shall reduce speed whenever the posted speed limit is less, or as required by Wisconsin Statutes, or as conditions warrant.
B. All ATV/UTV operators shall ride single file, on the extreme right hand portion of the roadway on the paved surface.
C. Routes must be signed in accordance with NR 64.12 and NR 64.12 (7)c.
D. All ATV/UTV operators must stay on the paved portion of the roadway. No riding on shoulder of the roads.
E. All ATV/UTV operators must be 16 years of age or older, except children aged 12-15 years of age may operate an ATV/UTV on a designated ATV route if accompanied by a designated adult. Sec. 23.33 (5) Wis. Stat.
F. All ATV/UTV operators and passengers under the age of 18 shall wear a helmet approved by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
G. ATV's and UTV's can only be operated during day light hours on designated Town highways.
H. All ATV/UTV's operated on Town highways pursuant to this ordinance shall have the following properly working equipment:
1. one or more headlights
2. a red rear light
3. number plate bracket
4. brakes in good mechanical condition
5. a muffler system and such other equipment or devices that comply with the noise level standards as set forth in 23 VSA Sec. 3505(b) and regulations adopted pursuant thereto
I. At all times while operating an ATV/UTV on town highways, operators shall have a valid driver's license or pass an approved safety course. Drivers shall obey all Wisconsin laws regarding the operation of ATV/UTV's.
Section V. Enforcement: This ordinance shall be enforced by any law enforcement officer authorized to enforce the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
Section VI. Penalties: Wisconsin ATV/UTV penalties as found in Sec. 23.33 (13) Wis. Stat. are adopted by reference.
Section VII. Severability: The provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed severable and it is expressly declared that the Town would have passed the 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 person's circumstances shall not be deemed affected.
Section VII. Effective Date: This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and publication as required by law. A copy of this ordinance and any revisions shall be sent by the Town Clerk, to the Department of Natural Resources, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Shawano County Sheriff's Department.
Adopted this ___ day of ______, 2017,
By the Town Board of the Town of Richmond, Shawano County.
Town of Richmond Yard Waste
Spring Clean Up for Yard Waste (no electronics) for Town of Richmond Residents starting Third Saturday of April, and each Saturday until Third Saturday of May, 2017 from 1:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m. may be dropped off at Richmond Brush Site, at old town dump at N5761 Cypress Road.
Starting in June through September Yard Waste may be dropped off at this site from 1:00 pm. to 5:00 pm. on second Saturday of each month.
Fall Clean for Yard Waste for Town of Richmond Residents starting on First Saturday of October and each Saturday until Second Saturday in November, from 1:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Town Board
Recycling of Glass, Plastic, Aluminum, and Metal Cans
We have received a phone call from the Outagamie Solid Waste Center, which is the center that handles our Town of Richmond recycling material. They have asked that we not promote the use of blue bags to segregate out recyclable material, but rather urge people to place their recyclables in separate bins for the hauler to place in the garbage truck separate from trash. They encourage paper bags for holding newspaper and other paper material. Apparently blue bags have caused a problem with their conveyor system and thus we are asked not to use them for separating out our recyclables.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.