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File #: 26876    Version: 1 Name: Brittingham and Vilas Parks
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/26/2012 In control: BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
On agenda: 7/17/2012 Final action: 7/17/2012
Enactment date: 7/28/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-00094
Title: Amending Sections 8.18(2) and (5) and Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding parking regulations in Brittingham Park and Henry Vilas Park.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Sue Ellingson, Paul R. Soglin, Mark Clear, Joseph R. Clausius
Fiscal Note
A minimal increase in General Fund Revenues is anticipated.  Minimal costs for signage, enforcement, and collection will also be incurred.  No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Sections 8.18(2) and (5) and Section 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding parking regulations in Brittingham Park and Henry Vilas Park.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance amends Sections 8.18(2) and 8.18(5) to impose three-hour parking at Brittingham Park and Henry Vilas Park and allow for vehicles to be cited if parked in the parks after hours.  This ordinance also allows the Superintendent of Parks to approve parking beyond these restrictions to accommodate, among other things, shelter reservations, group events, or other special events in the parks.  This ordinance will allow for the enforcement of parking restrictions against persons not using the parks, particularly those using the parks parking lots and roadways for free parking during Wisconsin Badger athletic events.  This problem is a particular issue for the Henry Vilas Zoo where zoo customers are generally unable to access the zoo parking lots on football Saturdays.  This ordinance also updates the bond schedule for the Vilas Park violations to be consistent with the bond schedule for the Brittingham Park violations.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
      1.      Subsection (2) entitled "Parking Regulated at Brittingham Boathouse, Bathhouse and Shelter" of Section 8.18 entitled "Parking Regulated in Certain Parks" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
"(2)      Parking Regulated at Brittingham Boathouse, Bathhouse and ShelterPark.
(a)      No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in at the Brittingham BoathousePark parking lots or the Brittingham Shelter parking lot whether attended or unattended, for more than three (3) hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., holidays exceptedor when the park is closed, except with the prior approval of the Superintendent of Parks.
(b)      No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle at the Brittingham Bathhouse parking lot whether attended or unattended for more than five (5) hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, holidays excepted."
      2.      Subsection (5) entitled "Parking Regulated at Henry Vilas Park and Zoo" of Section 8.18 entitled "Parking Regulated in Certain Parks" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
"(5)      Parking Regulated at Henry Vilas Park and Zoo.
No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in any of the roadways, various parking lots, or other areas designated for motorized vehicles within Henry Vilas Park whether attended or unattended, for more than three (3) hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Fridayor when the park is closed, except with the prior approval of the Superintendent of Parks."
3.      Subdivision (a) of Subsection (3) entitled "Schedule of Deposits" of Section 1.08 entitled "Issuance of Citations for Violations of Certain Ordinances and Providing a Schedule of Cash Deposits" of the Madison General Ordinances is amended by creating and amending therein the following:
"Offense                              Ord. No./Adopted Statute No.**            Deposit*
Parking at Brittingham BoathousePark                   8.18(2)(a)                  $30
regulated.
Parking at Brittingham Bathhouse regulated.                  8.18(2)(b)                  $30
Parking at Henry Vilas Park and Zoo regulated.            8.18(5)                        $2530"
Editor's Note:  New or revised bail deposits must be approved by the Municipal Judge prior to adoption.  This deposit has been so approved.