30.81(1)(1)Town, village and city ordinances. Any town, village or city, in the interest of public health or safety, may enact ordinances that are not inconsistent with this chapter, relative to the use or operation of boats and other craft, including snowmobiles and other motor vehicles, on icebound inland lakes, but an ordinance is not valid unless each town, village and city having jurisdiction over any portion of the lake has enacted an identical ordinance. When the identical ordinances have been enacted, the ordinance of any individual town, village or city is in effect on the entire lake.
30.81(1m) (1m)Lake district ordinances.
30.81(1m)(a)(a) A public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district, in the interest of public health or safety, may enact and enforce ordinances applicable to a lake entirely within its boundaries if each town, village and city having jurisdiction on the lake adopts a resolution authorizing the lake district to do so.
30.81(1m)(b) (b) An ordinance enacted under par. (a) must be consistent with this chapter and must relate to the use or operation of boats and other craft, including snowmobiles and other motor vehicles, on icebound inland lakes.
30.81(1m)(c) (c) If a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district enacts an ordinance under this subsection, the district ordinance supersedes all conflicting provisions of a town, village or city ordinance enacted under sub. (1) that are applicable to the lake.
30.81(1m)(d) (d) If a town, village or city having jurisdiction on the lake rescinds the resolution authorizing the public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district to enact and enforce ordinances under this paragraph, the lake district ordinances are void.
30.81(2) (2)County ordinances. Any county, in the interest of public health or safety, may enact ordinances not inconsistent with this chapter, relative to the use or operation of boats and other craft, including snowmobiles and other motor vehicles, on any of the icebound inland waters over which it has jurisdiction, except inland icebound lakes that are regulated by valid local ordinances enacted pursuant to sub. (1) or (1m).
30.81(3) (3)Liability of local government. All traffic on icebound, inland waters shall be at the risk of the traveler. An ordinance by any municipality or any public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district that is enacted under this section permitting traffic on icebound inland waters shall not render the municipality or lake district enacting the ordinance liable for any accident to those engaged in permitted traffic while the ordinance is in effect.
30.81(4) (4)Enforcement. A law enforcement officer of a town, village or city that is subject to an ordinance enacted under sub. (1) or (1m) has the powers of sheriff in enforcing the ordinance on any portion of the lake, whether or not that portion of the lake is within the jurisdiction of the town, village or city for other purposes.
30.81 History History: 1989 a. 159; 1993 a. 167.
30.90 30.90 Public access to Lake Lions. Neither the county or town may provide, nor shall any subdivider be required or permitted to provide, public access to Lions lake in the town of Alban, Portage County, if such public access will in any way interfere with the use of the lake as a recreational area for the physically handicapped as long as such use is continued. The department may stock said lake with fish as long as such use is continued, any provision in ch. 29 to the contrary notwithstanding. The town board of the town of Alban shall have jurisdiction over Lake Lions, and may enact and enforce such ordinances necessary to prevent any deterioration of the said waters or any nuisances which would adversely affect the health or safety of the people.
30.92 30.92 Recreational boating projects.
30.92(1) (1)Definitions. In this section:
30.92(1)(a) (a) "Commission" means the Wisconsin waterways commission established under s. 15.345 (1).
30.92(1)(b) (b) "Governmental unit" means the department, a municipality, a lake sanitary district, a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district organized under ch. 33, the Milwaukee River revitalization council, the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway board, the Fox River management commission or any other local governmental unit, as defined in s. 66.299 (1) (a), that is established for the purpose of lake management.
30.92(1)(bg) (bg) "Great Lakes" means Lake Superior and Lake Michigan and includes Chequamegon Bay and Green Bay.
30.92(1)(bk) (bk) "Inland lake" means an inland water that is a lake.
30.92(1)(bn) (bn) "Inland water" means a water not defined as outlying waters in s. 29.01 (11) and includes a bay, bayou or a slough of the Mississippi River bottoms.
30.92(1)(br) (br) "Qualified lake association" means a group incorporated under ch. 181 that meets all of the following conditions:
30.92(1)(br)1. 1. Specifies in its articles of incorporation or bylaws that a substantial purpose of its being incorporated is to support the protection, improvement or recreational development of one or more inland lakes for the benefit of the general public.
30.92(1)(br)2. 2. Demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commission that the substantial purpose of its past actions was to support the protection, improvement or recreational development of one or more inland lakes for the benefit of the general public.
30.92(1)(br)3. 3. Allows to be a member any individual who for at least one month each year resides on or within one mile of an inland lake for which the association was incorporated.
30.92(1)(br)4. 4. Allows to be a member any individual who owns real estate on or within one mile of an inland lake for which the association was incorporated.
30.92(1)(br)5. 5. Does not limit or deny the right of any member or any class of members to vote as provided under s. 181.16 (1).
30.92(1)(br)6. 6. Has been in existence for at least one year.
30.92(1)(br)7. 7. Has at least 25 members.
30.92(1)(br)8. 8. Requires payment of an annual membership fee of not less than $10 nor more than $25.
30.92(1)(c) (c) "Recreational boating facilities" means places where the public has access to the water by means of breakwaters and other similar physical structures, either naturally or artificially constructed, that provide safety and convenience for operators of recreational boats. "Recreational boating facilities" includes harbors of refuge, public accesses, launching ramps and locks and facilities that provide access between waterways for operators of recreational boats.
30.92(2) (2)Studies.