Offenses Involving Snowmobile Operation



10-1                             Purpose

10-2                             State Snowmobile Laws Adopted

10-3                             Snowmobile Travel Within Town Limits

10-4                             Designated Roads for Operation of Snowmobiles

10-5                             Forfeitures and Penalties





SEC. 10-1      PURPOSE.


This is the Town of Barnes Snowmobile Ordinance.  Its purpose is to regulate traffic of snowmobiles in the Town of Barnes.





Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Chapter, all provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 350, under Sections 350.01 through 350.19 and 350.99 as are now in existence and as they may be amended from time to time in the future, and which describe and define regulations with respect to snowmobile operation for which the penalty is a forfeiture only, including the penalties to be imposed and the procedures for prosecution, are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this Ordinance as if fully set forth herein.  Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this Ordinance.  The penalty provisions in Chapter 350 shall exclusively govern violations of this Section.






Snowmobiles may be operated from private residences on all town roads for the purposes of going to or returning from designated trails and routes.  In operating on said town roads, the operator shall comply with the following conditions:


(a)         Snowmobiles shall be operated on the extreme right side of the roadway and travel with the flow of traffic.

(b)         Snowmobiles are to be operated in single file.

(c)         Snowmobiles shall not exceed speeds of 35 miles per hour.

(d)         Headlights shall be on at all times.

(e)         Snowmobile operators shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicular traffic and pedestrians.





The following roads are designated for the operating of snowmobiles and shall be marked by snowmobile route signs:


(a)         Birch Lake Road from Lake Road north to Pickerel Lake Road.

(b)         Bony Lake Road from Birch Lake Road to Highway 27.

(c)         Denver Road from Highway 27 West to Douglas County Line.

(d)         Dick Road from County N north to junction of Trail 7 west.

(e)         Halfway Road from County A west to Douglas County Line.

(f)         Lake Road from junction of County N to Robinson Lake Road.

(g)         Lake Road from junction of Birch Lake Road west to Highway 27 and from Highway 27 west to County Y.

(h)         Old Birch Lake Road from junction of Birch Lake Road north to Trail 14 east.

(i)         Moore Road from Ellison Lake Road north to Hughes Town Line Road.

(j)         Mulligan Creek Road from Pease Road south to junction of Trail 5 north.

(k)         Robinson Lake Road from junction of County N to Lake Road.

(l)         West Dump Road from Fire #86-136 south to junction of Mosinee Pulp Road west Trail 7.








The forfeitures and penalties provided for in this section shall be applicable to violations of Sections 10-3 and 10-4 of this Ordinance.


(a)  Violation of this ordinance shall be in accordance with the schedule of deposit, which are now in existence and as may be amended from time to time in the future, plus any applicable assessments, costs, fees and penalty enhances now in force in the Bayfield County Circuit Court, or as enforced in the future.