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MUNICIPAL CODE

As approved through december 31st 2010
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 (GENERAL GOVERNMENT)
CHAPTER 2 (COMMON COUNCIL)
CHAPTER 3 (FINANCE)
CHAPTER 4 (POLICE DEPARTMENT)
CHAPTER 5 (FIRE DEPARTMENT)
CHAPTER 6 (EMERGENCY GOVERNMENT)
CHAPTER 7 (TRAFFIC CODE)
CHAPTER 8 (PUBLIC WORKS)
CHAPTER 9 (ORDERLY CONDUCT)
CHAPTER 10 (PUBLIC NUISANCES)
CHAPTER 11 (HEALTH & SANITATION)
CHAPTER 12 (LICENSES AND PERMITS)
CHAPTER 13 (MUNICIPAL UTILITIES)
CHAPTER 14 (BUILDING REGULATIONS)
CHAPTER 15 (HARBOR AND PARK REGULATIONS)
CHAPTER 16 (MUNICIPAL AIRPORT REGULATIONS)
CHAPTER 17 (ZONING CODE)
CHAPTER 17A (FLOODPLAIN ZONING CODE)
CHAPTER 18 (SUBDIVISION AND PLATTING)
CHAPTER 19 (FAIR HOUSING CODE)
CHAPTER 20 (ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCEDURE)
CHAPTER 21 (CABLE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM)
CHAPTER 22 (Reserved For Future)
CHAPTER 23 (Reserved For Future)
CHAPTER 24 (Reserved For Future)
CHAPTER 25 (GENERAL PROVISIONS)
INDEX AND DEFINITIONS

RECENTLY PASSED ORDINANCES

2011

2011-01 CREATING SECTION 12.31, SPECIAL EVENTS/PARADE PERMIT
2011-02 REPEALING SECTIONS 12.09 AND 12.10 AND CREATING SECTION 12.32, PEDDLERS, CANVASSERS, AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS LICENSE
2011-03 CREATING SECTION 12.33, FLEA MARKET LICENSE
2011-04 CREATING SECTION 12.34, STREET PARTY/CLOSURE PERMIT
2011-05 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 12.13 (ANTIQUE AND COIN DEALERS)
2011-06 CREATING SECTION 9.33, SOCIAL HOST
2011-07 CREATING SECTION 9.041, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA, USE, SALE, AND POSSESSION PROHIBITED
2011-08 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 9.01 - OFFENSES AGAINST STATE LAW SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE
2011-09 AMENDING SECTION 13.10 AND 13.11 AND CREATING SECTION 13.13 (WELLHEAD PROTECTION (WHP))
2011-10 AMENDING SECTION 12.02(15) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (License Revocation and Suspension) (Defeated)
2011-11 AMENDING AND REPEALING PARTS OF CHAPTER 7 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WISCONSIN (Traffic Code)
2011-12 CREATING SECTION 10.11, CLEANUP OF CLANDESTINE DRUG LAB SITES AND CHEMICAL DUMP SITES
2011-13 CREATING SECTION 12.02(16) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE- Bar Point System (Defeated)
2011-14 ESTABLISHING SLOW-NO-WAKE ORDINANCE
2011-15 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTIONS 1.04 AND 3.08 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (PURCHASING AND BIDDING PROCEDURES)
2011-16 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTIONS 1.46, 1.48. 1.49 AND 1.50 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN AND ESTABLISHING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SEVEN (7) WARDS WHICH CONSTITUTE THE CITY
2011-17 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 12.02 (5) (b) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (CLASS B FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE LICENSES)
2011-18 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 1.33 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (DESIGN AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION)
2011-19 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 15.01 (BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSION) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-20 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND RECREATING THE HARBOR COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-21 REPEALING SECTION 3.08 (8) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (LOCAL PREFERENCE BIDDING ORDINANCE)
2011-22 REPEALING AND RECREATING 2.03 (ORDER OF BUSINESS) AND 2.04 (CONSENT AGENDA) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE)
2011-23 CREATING SECTION 8.05 (3) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (DUMPSTER PERMITS AND REGULATIONS)
2011-24 REPEALING AND RECREATING A PORTION OF THE ROOM TAX ORDINANCE
2011-25 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 12.02 (6) AND REPEALING SECTION 12.02 (8) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (Operator's Licenses)
2011-26 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 1.06 (3) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (RESIDENCY)
2011-27 REPEALING SECTION 9.041 (SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA) AND REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 9.01 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS – STATE STATUTE ADOPTED)
2011-28 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 9.02 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (FIREARMS IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS)
2011-29 CREATING CHAPTER 22 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (PERSONNEL ORDINANCE)
2011-30 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 7.03 (4) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (SPEED LIMITS ON A PORTION OF WELLS STREET)
2011-31 REPEALING AND RECREATING A PORTION OF THE ROOM TAX ORDINANCE

2010

2010-01 AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2010-02 AMENDING AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A USER CHARGE SYSTEM AND REGULATING THE USE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEWERS AND DRAINS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF
2010-03 AMENDING AN ORDINANCE ENACTING A USER CHARGE SYSTEM AND REGULATING THE USE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SEWERS AND DRAINS AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF (MERCURY)
2010-04 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 1.46 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (Polling Places)
2010-05 AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SALARIES AND COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN CITY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2010-06 PROHIBITING THE RETENTION OF PAST DUE LIBRARY MATERIALS
2010-07 REPEALING AND RECREATING PORTIONS OF THE ROOM TAX ORDINANCE
2010-08 RE-NUMBERING ORDINANCE NO. 09-07 PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED AND CODIFIED INTO THE MUNICIPAL CODE (LOCK BOXES)
2010-09 AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2010-10 ADOPTING THE STATE STATUTE PERTAINING TO THE STATEWIDE SMOKING BAN
2010-11 SLOW NO WAKE
2010-12 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 1.04(2) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (CITY ATTORNEY)
2010-13 REPEALING SECTION 12.30 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (REGULATION OF VICIOUS DOGS) AND SECTION 12.16(4) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (ANIMAL BITES) AND CREATING SECTION 9.32 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (REGULATION OF VICIOUS ANIMALS) OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN
2010-14 REPEALING AND RECREATING PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 17 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (Flood Zoning)
2010-15 CREATING CHAPTER 17A OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN (Floodplain Zoning Code)
2010-16 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 9.19(3) (Swimming Prohibited)
2010-17 CREATING SECTION 9.19(4) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN RELATIVE TO PROHIBITING FISHING FROM THE WASHINGTON STREET BRIDGE AND THE BLACKHAWK STREET BRIDGE
2010-18 REPEALING SECTION 2.06(6) AND REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 2.06(4) (Elimination of Property Committee)
2010-19 AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE (Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map #1298 as filed in Vol. 11/CSM/65, being located in Block 49 of Prairie du Chien Land Company #1 Addition)
2010-20 AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE (A part of Block 48 as described in Volume 202/203, Prairie du Chien Land Company #1 Addition (Parcel #271-0333-0000 – 1721 South 11th Street)
2010-21 ESTABLISHING SALARIES AND COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN CITY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2010-22 APPROPRIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN
2010-23 REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 2.02(2) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (Regular Meetings of the Common Council)
2010-24 REPEALING AND RECREATING PORTIONS OF THE ROOM TAX ORDINANCE
2010-25 REPEALING AND RECREATING PORTIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE (Fines, fees and Licenses)
2010-26 AMENDING THE SEWER USE ORDINANCE
2010-27 REGULATING POLITICAL ACTIVITIES BY CITY EMPLOYEES
2010-28 AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SALARIES AND COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN CITY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (Police Lieutenant)

RECENTLY PASSED RESOLUTIONS

2011

2011-01 VACATING ALL THAT PART OF LESSARD STREET ABUTTING PARTS OF BLOCKS 53, 54, 58 AND 59 OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN LAND COMPANY NO. 1 IN THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN (Failed to pass)
2011-02 TRANSFERRING SURPLUS FUNDS FROM TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 6 (TID #6) TO TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 4 (TID #4)
2011-03 AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $95,000 OF TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 4 (TID #4) FUNDS TOWARD REDEVELOPMENT OF BLOCK 43 OF UNION PLAT
2011-04 HONORING THE SERVICE OF NORB ASCHOM AND HIS FIFTY YEARS BROADCASTING IN PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-05 ESTABLISHING AN INVESTMENT POLICY FOR THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-06 AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF APPLICATIONS WITH THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, AN OPERATING ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FOR FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED BY 49 U.S.C. CHAPTER 53; TITLE 23, UNITED STATES CODE, OR OTHER FEDERAL STATUTES ADMINISTERED BY THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION
2011-07 AUTHORIZING SUBMITTAL OF GRANT APPLICATION UNDER THE WISCONSIN READY FOR REUSE LOAN AND GRANT PROGRAM
2011-08 TRANSFERRING SURPLUS FUNDS FROM TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 6 (TID #6) TO TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 4 (TID #4)
2011-09 AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $15,000 OF TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 4 (TID #4) FUNDS TOWARD SUPPORT OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION, INCORPORATED EFFORTS TO REDEVELOP AND REVITALIZE THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT
2011-10 APPROVING A POLICY FOR THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN FOR THE NAMING OF CITY PARKS
2011-11 COMMENDING THE SERVICE OF JOE RUSKEY ON THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-12 COMMENDING THE SERVICE OF TED FINN ON THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-13 COMMENDING THE SERVICE OF ERWIN MUELLER ON THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-14 ESTABLISHING THE JURISDICTIONAL TRANSFER OF MAIN STREET AND LA POINTE STREET, IN THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN, AND THE CONNECTING HIGHWAY CHANGES ON STH 27 AND STH 35, ALSO IN THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN
2011-15 WRITING OFF UNCOLLECTIBLE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLES
2011-16 AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ISSUE A STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODING
2011-17 AUTHORIZING A JOINT SUBMISSION OF A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE FOX-WISCONSIN HERITAGE PARKWAY INTERPRETIVE PLANNING PROJECT
2011-18 AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION OF A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION
2011-19 AUTHORIZING SUBMISSION TO THE WISCONSIN READY FOR REUSE LOAN AND GRANT PROGRAM
2011-20 ADOPTING THE 2010 WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY COMPLIANCE MAINTENANCE REPORT
2011-21 RENAMING WATERWORKS PARK TO BLACKHAWK JUNCTION PARK
2011-22 DESIGNATING MAY 15TH TO 21ST AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK
2011-23 RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH WARD BOUNDARIES TO REFLECT POPULATION CHANGES ACCORDING TO THE 2010 CENSUS OF POPULATION
2011-24 AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR A SECTION 404-HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM DISASTER GRANT FOR ACQUISTION
2011-25 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF APPROXIMATELY $575,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION PROMISSORY NOTES, SERIES 2011
2011-26 RESOLUTION AWARDING THE SALE OF $575,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION PROMISSORY NOTES, SERIES 2011
2011-27 COMMENDING THE SERVICE OF MARY WAYNE ON THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-28 COMMENDING THE SERVICE OF MARY ANTOINE TO THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-29 AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO APPLY FOR GRANTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF WASHINGTON STREET PARK
2011-30 HONORING THE HOWE FAMILY FOR 100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, AND DECLARING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 17th 2011 “HOWE FAMILY APPRECIATION WEEK” IN PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-31 PROCLAIMING OCTOBER 9TH TO OCTOBER 15TH FIRE PREVENTION WEEK IN THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
2011-32 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND AWARDING THE SALE OF $1,215,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2011
2011-33 OPPOSING ASSEMBLY BILL 260, AMENDMENT OF WISCONSIN STATUTE 59.69 (3) (B)
2011-34 TRANSFERRING SURPLUS FUNDS FROM TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 5 (TID #5) TO TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 4 (TID #4) (To be voted on at the November 1st Council meeting)
2011-35 AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $41,592 OF TAX INCREMENT FINANCING DISTRICT NUMBER 4 (TID #4) FUNDS TOWARD THE DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPE EXTENSION ON MAIN STREET (To be voted on at the November 1st Council meeting)
 

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