Town of Bell, Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Town of Bell Boat Ramp Ordinance
Ordinance No. 2010-3

The Town Board of the Town of Bell, Bayfield County, State of Wisconsin, being duly assembled at a Regular Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 13th,, 2010, does hereby ordain the following Town of Bell Boat Ramp ordinance:

Section 1 – Intent
The Town of Bell, Bayfield County owns and operates a public Marina and boat launch ramp at The Siskiwit Bay harbor. This ordinance to establish rules and regulations for the public boat launch ramp for Safety, environmental protection and with due consideration of the recreational value.

Section 2 – Boat Launch Ramp
Launching of boats and other motorized watercraft shall be allowed by members of the public at the existing boat ramp. The Town shall impose a fee for the use of the boat ramp. An annual launch/landing pass may be purchased for a fee. Signs shall be posted in the vicinity of the boat ramp advising the public
of this allowable use and the fees imposed. It shall be unlawful for any member of the public to:

a. Utilize the Town’s boat ramp and launch a boat or watercraft without paying the appropriate fee. b. To leave a vehicle parked and/or unattended on the boat ramp.
c. To park a vehicle and/or trailer in an area not designated for said purpose.
d. Power launch and/or recovery of watercraft driven onto or off trailers by the watercraft’s propulsion system. This means that launched vessels must be floated and the trailer then pulled out from beneath; and that the recovered vessels must be floated or pulled onto the trailer by a winch or other mechanism.

Section 3 – Enforcement
This ordinance shall be enforced by any law enforcement officer authorized to enforce the laws of Bayfield County and The State of Wisconsin.

Section 4 – Penalty Provision and Schedule of Deposits
The following schedule of deposits is established use with citations issued under this ordinance.

Non payment of each fee; Sec. 2(a) = $150.00 plus current court costs
Power Loading/unloading; Sec. 2(d) = $250.00 plus current court costs
General Rule Violation’s; Sec. 2(b,c) = $25.00 plus current court costs

Section 5 – Effective Date: This ordinance shall be effective upon its passage and publication.


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