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CHAPTER 1 GENERAL GOVERNMENT
1.01 Form of Government 
1.02  Ward of Boundaries 
1.03  Aldermanic District Boundaries and Voting Precincts 
1.031  City Administrator 
1.04  Officials 
1.05  Boards and Commissions 
1.06  Salaries and Compensation 
1.07  Retirement Fund 
1.08  Elections 
1.09  City Boundaries 
1.10  Bulkhead Line Established 
1.11  Receipt of Gifts and Gratuities Prohibited 
1.12  Disclosure of Interest in Legislation 
1.13  Residency Requirements of Employees 
1.14  Year 2030 Comprehensive Plan 

 

CHAPTER 2 THE GOVERNING BODY
2.01 Meetings
2.02  Quorum and Attendance 
2.03  Order of Business 
2.04  Committees 
2.05  Ordinances and Resolutions 
2.06  Parliamentary Rules 
2.07  Officers' and Employees' Expenses
2.08  (Repealed) 
2.09  Suspension of Rules 
2.10  Compensation for Alderpersons, Mayor & Attorney 

 

 CHAPTER 3 FINANCE AND TAXATION 
3.01 Preparation of Tax Roll and Tax Receipts 
3.02  Duplicate Clerk-Treasurer's Bond Eliminated 
3.03  Fiscal Year 
3.04  Claims, Allowance of 
3.05  Order Checks, Execution of 
3.06  Purchases and Appropriations 
3.07  Budget 
3.08  Changes in Budget 
3.09  City Funds to be Spent in Accordance with Appropriation 
3.10  Records Retention & Disposition Schedule
3.11  Public Records 
3.12  Expenditure Policy 
3.13  (Repealed) 
3.14  Non-Represented Employee Compensation Plan 
3.15  Creation of Room Tax 
3.16  Creation of Assessment Fee 
3.17  Background Investigations 

 

CHAPTER 5 FIRE DEPARTMENT
5.01  Composition of Department 
5.02  Bylaws 
5.03  Appointment 
5.04  Disciplinary Action 
5.05  Department Budget 
5.06  Powers and Duties of Chief 
5.07  Control and Care of Apparatus 
5.08  Police Powers of Department 
5.09  Fire Inspectors 
5.10  Right of Way 
5.11  Fire Department Equipment Fund 
5.12  Fire Department Association Fund 
5.13  Penalty 

CHAPTER 6  CIVIL DEFENSE
6.01  Adoption of Joint Action Ordinance 
6.02  Waupaca County Civil Defense Ordinance 

 CHAPTER 7 TRAFFIC CODE
7.01  State Traffic Laws Adopted
7.02  Official Traffic Map and Control Devices; Prohibited Signs, Signals & Markers 
7.03  Through Highways 
7.04  One-Way Streets and Alleys 
7.05  Heavy Traffic Routes - Tractor Trailers Prohibited 
7.06  Speed Restrictions 
7.07  Parking Restrictions 
7.08  Bus Parking Zone 
7.09  Snow Emergency Regulations 
7.10  Miscellaneous Parking Restrictions 
7.11  Parking Lots 
7.12  Removal of Illegally Park Vehicles 
7.13 Abandoned Vehicles 
7.14  Leaving Keys in Ignition Prohibited 
7.15  Display of Power Prohibited 
7.16  Obstruction of Railroad Crossings 
7.17  Duty to Report Accident 
7.18  Traffic and Parking Regulations on School District Grounds 
7.19  Regulation and Licensing of Bicycles 
7.20  Snowmobiles 
7.21  Penalty 
7.22  Compression Brake Regulations 
7.23  Enforcement
7.24  Operation of Low Speed Vehicles and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles

CHAPTER 8  STREETS AND SIDEWALKS 
8.01  Street and Sidewalk Grades
8.02  Public Improvements 
8.03  Street Excavations 
8.04  Obstructions and Encroachments 
8.044  Control of Street Trees 
8.05  Moving Buildings 
8.06  Snow and Ice Removal 
8.07  House Numbering Plan 
8.08  Street Names 
8.08m  Request for Discontinuance of a Public Way 
8.09  Official Map 
8.10  Penalty 

Chapter 9  PUBLIC PEACE AND GOOD ORDER
9.01 Offenses Against State Laws Subject to Forfeiture
9.02  Possession and Use of Firearms 
9.03  Throwing or Shooting of Arrows, Stones and Other Missiles Prohibited 
9.04  Preservation of Wildlife 
9.05  Sale and Use of Fireworks Regulated 
9.06  Obstructing Streets and Sidewalks Prohibited 
9.07  Loud and Unnecessary Noise Prohibited 
9.08  Obedience to Officers 
9.09  Animals and Poultry Not to Run at Large 
9.10  Removal of Animal Defection from Public & Private Properties 
9.11  Electronic Interference Prohibited 
9.12  Open-Air Burning Prohibited 
9.13  Open Cisterns, Wells, Basements or Other Dangerous Excavations Prohibited 
9.14  Abandoned or Unattended Iceboxes, etc., Prohibited 
9.15  Rules for City Parks 
9.16  Wolf River Fishing Rafts Regulated 
9.161  Water Traffic, Boating & Water Sports Upon the Waters of the Wolf River Regulated 
9.162 City Boat Launch Fee 
9.17  Public Waters, Use of  
9.173  Prohibition of Habitual Truancy
9.174  Contributing to Truancy 
9.175  Curfew 
9.18  Loitering or Prowling Prohibited 
9.19  Littering Prohibited 
9.20  Marijuana, Possessions and Use Prohibited
9.21  Offenses by Underage Persons; Alcoholic Beverages  
9.22  Offenses Upon School Property 
9.223  Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Prevention Board 
9.225  Use of Tobacco Prohibited on School Premises 
9.23  Unlawful Removal of Property 
9.235  Theft or Non-Return of Property 
9.24  Contributing to the Delinquency or Neglect of Children 
9.25  Fighting Prohibited 
9.26  Annoying Telephone Calls & Telecopier Transmissions Prohibited 
9.27  Trespass 
9.28  Carrying Weapons 
9.29  Regulating the Operations of Skateboards 
9.30  Uniform Citation Method Adopted 
9.35  Penalties 
9.36  Prohibition of Truancy 
9.37  Synthetic Drugs 
9.40  Municipal Court Created 
9.41  Animals at Special Events Prohibited Created 
9.42  Joint Municipal Court for the City of New London & City of Weyauwega 
9.43  Carrying of Weapons and Firearms in Certain City Buildings 
9.44  Bullying and Harassment Prohibited 
9.45 Fraudulent Tapping of Electric Wires or Water Meters or Gas Services

CHAPTER 10  PUBLIC NUISANCES
10.01  Public Nuisances Prohibited 
10.02  Public Nuisances Defined
10.03  Public Nuisances Affecting Health 
10.04  Public Nuisances Offending Morals and Decency 
10.05  Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety 
10.055  Storage of Junk, Nuisance Vehicles, Recreational Equipment & Firewood
10.06  Abatement of Public Nuisances 
10.07  Cost of Abatement 
10.08  Penalty 

CHAPTER 11  HEALTH AND SANITATION
11.01  Health Officer Designated
11.02  Compulsory Connection to Sewer and Water 
11.02m Laterals to Meet Construction Standards 
11.03  Compost Sites Designated 
11.04  Penalty 
11.05  Weights and Measures 
11.09  Burial of Human Remains 
11.10  Penalty 

CHAPTER 12  LICENSES AND PERMITS
12.01  General Provisions 
12.02  Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverages 
12.025  Repealing Ordinance #1277 
12.026  Repealing Ordinance #1277 
12.03  Cigarette Retailer License 
12.04  Amusement Device License 
12.05  Regulation and Licensing of Direct Sellers, Transient Merchants and Solicitors 
12.06  Live Public Nudity 
12.07  Repealing Ordinance #735 
12.08  Repealing Ordinance #666
12.09  Secondhand Article Dealers, Jewelry Dealers and Pawnbrokers 
12.10  Taxicabs 
12.11  Taxicab Driver's License 
12.12  Garbage Collectors for Hire 
12.13  Repealed - See Ordinance #1020  
12.14  Mobile Home and Mobile Home Parks 
12.15  Repealing Ordinance #684 
12.16  Regulation and Licensing of Dogs and Cats 
12.165  Keeping of Vicious Dogs Regulated 
12.17  Regulations and Licensing of Bicycles 
12.18  Parade Regulations 
12.25  Penalty 
12.30  Municipal Motor Vehicle Registration Fee

CHAPTER 13  MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
13.01  Combined Electric and Water Utilities
13.02  Management of New London Electric and Water Utility 
13.03  New London Electric and Water Utility Commission 
13.04  Utility Manager 
13.05  Rates, Rules and Regulations 
13.05m  Determining Responsibility for Payment of Delinquent Electric Utility Bills 
13.06  Fluorination of Water Supply 
13.07  Air Conditioning Regulated 
13.08  Cross-Connection to Water Service 
13.081  Private Well Abandonment 
13.09  Penalty 
Subchapter II  NEW LONDON SEWER UTILITY 
13.10  Management of New London Sewer Utility 
13.11  Sewer User Regulations 
13.12  User Sewer Charges 
Subchapter III  MUNICIPAL BROADBAND UTILITIES 
13.20  Creation of Municipal Broadband Utility 

CHAPTER 14  BUILDING CODE
14.01 Title
14.02  Purpose
14.03  Scope 
14.04  Building Inspector 
14.05  Building Permits and Inspection 
14.06  Construction of Buildings 
14.07  Accessory Structures 
14.08  New Methods and Materials 
14.09  Signs 
14.10  Fire District: Building Requirements 
14.105  Smoke Detectors 
14.11  Unsafe Buildings 
14.11m  Demolition of Buildings 
14.11s  Removal of Salvageable Non-Structural Materials from Vacated Buildings 
14.12  Moving Buildings 
14.13  Application of State Codes 
14.14  Non-Assumption of Liability 
14.15  Penalties and Violations 
Subchapter II  PLUMBING CODE
14.16  Definitions 
14.17  State Code Adopted 
14.18  Plumbing Inspector, Powers and Duties 
14.19  Applications and Permits 
14.20  Schedule of Permit Fees 
14.21  Inspection of Work 
14.22  Connections to Sanitary Sewer and Water Systems 
14.23  Clear Waters 
14.24  Grease Separators 
14.25  Penalty 
Subchapter III  ELECTRICAL CODE 
14.26  Electrical Inspector 
14.27  Definitions 
14.28  Electrical Licenses 
14.29  Industrial Electrician's License 
14.30  Non-Compliance 
14.31  Application for License; Fees 
14.32  Examinations 
14.33  Certificate of Insurance Required 
14.34  Board of Electrical Examiners
14.35  Revocation of License; Effect 
14.36  Electrical Permits 
14.37  Emergency Work 
14.38  Electrical Inspection 
14.39  Electrical Construction Requirements 
14.40  Appeal; Quorum 
14.41  Liability for Damages 
14.42  to 
14.44  (Reserved) 
14.45  Penalty 
Subchapter IV  SATELLITE TELEVISION ANTENNAS 
14.46  Permit Required
14.47  Definitions 
14.48  Satellite Antenna Location 
14.49  Antenna Size 
14.50  Grandfather Clause 

CHAPTER 15  HOUSING AND FAIR HOUSING CODE
Subchapter I  Housing Code 
15.01  Title 
15.02  Purpose 
15.03  Application 
15.04  Definitions 
15.05  Compliance with Requirements 
15.06  Requirements for Exterior Maintenance of Property 
15.07  Requirement for Interior Maintenance of Property 
15.08  Requirement for Floor Space and General Occupancy 
15.09  Requirements for Safe and Sanitary Maintenance of Dwellings and Dwelling Units 
15.10  Rooming Houses 
15.11  Emergency Discontinuance of Service or Utilities 
15.12  Dangerous Dwellings 
15.13  Entry and Inspection of Dwellings 
15.14  Enforcement, Service of Notices and Orders, and Hearings 
15.15  Board of Zoning Appeals; Duties 
15.16  Penalty 
Subchapter II  Fair Housing Code 
15.17  Policy Statement
15.175  Fair and Open Housing 
15.18  Definitions 
15.19  Discrimination Prohibited; Exceptions 
15.20  Equal Opportunities Committee 
15.21  Enforcement 
15.22  Penalty 

CHAPTER 16   FLOOD PLAIN ZONING CODE
16.01  Statutory Authorization, Finding of Fact, Statement of Purpose, Title and General Provisions  
16.02  General Standards Applicable to All Floodplain Districts
16.03  Floodway District (FW) 
16.04  Floodfringe District (FF) 
16.05  General Floodplain District (GFP) 
16.06  Non-Conforming Uses 
16.07  Administration 
16.08  Amendments 
16.09  Enforcement and Penalties 
16.10  Definitions 

CHAPTER 17  ZONING CODE 
 17.00 Introduction 
17.00-1  Authority 
17.00-2  Title 
17.00-3  Jurisdiction 
17.00-4  Purpose 
17.00-5  Intent 
17.00-6  Purposes in View 
17.00-7  Abrogation and Greater Restrictions 
17.00-8  Liberal Construction 
17.00-9  Severability and Non-Liability 
17.00-10  Repeal 
17.00-11  Effective Date 
17.01  Rules and Definitions 
17.01-1  Compliance 
17.01-2  Previously Issued Permits 
17.01-3  Word Use and Measurements 
17.01-4  Definitions 
17.02  Administration and  Enforcement
17.02-1  Organization 
17.02-2  THIS SECTION HAS BEEN INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK 
17.02-3  Zoning Administrator 
17.02-4  Zoning Permit & Occupancy Certificate 
17.02-5  Zoning Compliance Statements 
17.02-6  Fees 
17.02-7  Double Fees 
17.02-8  Enforcement and Violations 
17.03  General Provisions 
17.03-1  Introductions 
17.03-2  Use Regulations 
17.03-3  Engineering Regulations 
17.03-4  Locational Regulations 
17.03-5  Lot Regulations 
17.03-6  Structure, Buffers and Landscape Regulations 
17.03-6(3)  Fences and Walls 
17.03-6(5)  Swimming Pools 
17.03-6(7)  Non-Dwelling Use Abutting Residential Use 
17.03-6(9)  General Landscaping Requirements 
17.03-6(10)  Minimum Usable Floor Area 
17.03-7  Farming and Animal Regulations 
17.04  Performance Standards 
17.04-1  Intent 
17.04-2  Compliance 
17.04-3  Procedure 
17.04-4  Point of Measure 
17.04-5  Performance Standards to be Enforced 
17.04-6  Establishing Requirements for Outdoor Music Events 
17.05  Site Plan Review 
17.05-9  Design Requirements for Retail Development Exceeding 60,000 sq. ft. 
17.05-10  Central Business District Design Guidelines 
17.06  Conditional Uses 
17.06-1  Introduction 
17.06-2  Approval Required 
17.06-3  Procedure 
17.07  Planned Development Project 
17.07-1  Introduction and Purpose 
17.07-2  District Establishment
17.07-3  Uses Permitted 
17.07-4  Procedure 
17.07-5  Basis for Approval 
17.07-6  Determination 
17.08  Off-Street Parking & Loading 
17.08-1  Off-Street Facilities Required 
17.08-2  Parking Spaces Required 
17.08-3  Loading Spaces Required 
17.08-4  Driveways and Highway Access 
17.08-5  Parking Lot Requirements
17.08-6  Private Residential Parking 
17.08-7  Parking of Trucks and Trailers 
17.09  Signs 
17.09-1  Use Restricted 
17.09-2  Permit Required and Signs Classified 
17.09-3  Signs Prohibited 
17.09-4  Non-Conforming Signs to be Removed 
17.09-5  Signs Exempted 
17.09-6  Temporary Signs 
17.09-7  Directional Signs 
17.09-8  Quasi-Public Informational Signs 
17.09-9  Signs for Conditional Uses 
17.09-10  Project Signs 
17.09-11  Locational Regulations 
17.09-12  Restrictions for Business Districts B-1 to B-4
17.09-13  Construction and Maintenance of Signs 
17.10  Zoning Districts and Zoning Map 
17.10-1  Compliance Required 
17.10-2  Regulations Made Applicable to Each District 
17.10-3  Format of Individual District Regulations and Summary 
17.10-4  Establishment of Official Zoning Maps 
17.10-5  District Symbols and Names 
17.11  Basic Holding District 
17.11-1  A-G Agriculture District 
17.11-2  N-R Natural Resource Preservation District 
17.11-3  Residential Districts 
17.11-4  Basic Development Districts: Commercial 
17.11-5  Basic Development Districts: Manufacturing 
17.11-6  Municipal Restrictive District 
17.12  Non-Conforming Lots, Buildings and Uses 
17.12-1  Intent 
17.12-2 Classification and Regulation
17.12-3  Removal of Hazards 
17.12-4  Conditional Use Status 
17.13  Board of Zoning Appeals
17.13-1  Establishment and Purpose 
17.13-2  Membership 
17.13-3  Operation 
17.13-4  Powers 
17.13-5  Procedures 
17.13-6  Hearing 
17.13-7  Standards and Findings 
17.13-8  Decision 
17.13-9  Review by Court of Record 
17.14  Changes and Amendments 
17.14-1  Intent 
17.14-2  Authority 
17.14-3  Initiation 
17.14-4  Filing of Petitions 
17.14-5  Referral and Recommendations 
17.14-6  Official Hearing 
17.14-7  Action 
17.14-8  Protest 
17.14-9  Effective Date 
Appendix    

CHAPTER 18  SUBDIVISION AND PLATTING 
18.01  Purpose and Intent 
18.02  Abrogation and Greater Restrictions 
18.03  Interpretation 
18.04  Definitions 
18.05  General Provisions 
18.06  Procedure 
18.07  Preliminary Plat 
18.08  Final Plat 
18.09  Certified Survey Map 
18.10  Design Standards 
18.11  Required Improvements 
18.12  Lots Not Abutting Public Roads 
18.13  Phase Development 
18.14  Planned Residential Unit Development 
18.15  Construction 
18.16  Enforcement 
18.17  Appeals 
18.18  Violations 
18.19  Penalties 

CHAPTER 19  ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCEDURE 
19.01 Purpose 
19.02  Review of initial Determination 
19.03  Determinations Reviewable 
19.04  Determinations Not Subject to Review 
19.05  Conflicting Code Provisions 

CHAPTER 20  CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE 
Repeal Entire Chapter per Ord #1204  

CHAPTER 21  SHORELAND - WETLAND ZONING CODE 
21.01  Statutory Authorization, Finding of Fact, Statement of Purpose and Title
21.02  General Provisions 
21.03  Definitions 
21.04  Shoreland - Wetland Zoning District 
21.05  Non-Conforming Structures and Uses 
21.06  Administrative Provisions 
21.07  Amending Shoreland - Wetland Zoning Regulations 
21.08  Enforcement and Penalties 

CHAPTER 25  GENERAL PROVISIONS 
25.01  Rules of Construction 
25.02  Conflict and Separability 
25.03  Clerk-Treasurer to File Documents Incorporated by Reference 
25.04  Penalty Provisions 
25.05  Repeal of General Ordinances 
25.06  Effect of Repeals 
25.07  Title: Effective Date: Citation 
25.08  Keeping Code Current: Reviser's Amendments