The Village of Mount Horeb residents are reminded that winter parking regulations go into effect in the village on December 1 and c
continue in effect until March 31.
On even numbered days of the month, vehicles may be properly parked between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on even building numbered side of the street.
On odd numbered days of the month, vehicles may be properly parked between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the odd building numbered side of the street.
DOWNTOWN PARKING PROHIBITED: No person shall park a vehicle in any municipal parking lot or on either side of any of the following public streets in the village between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the months of December, January, February or March:
There are some exceptions for cul-de-sacs and areas where there is only parking allowed on one side of the street.
If payment of a parking ticket is not made within five days, a warning letter will be sent via mail. This notice will indicate that payment will need to be made within five days. In addition, if payment is not received within the first five days, the amount of the parking ticket will increase from $15.00 to $20.00. If payment is not made within the five day time frame on the warning letter, the vehicle registration will be suspended, privileges to register any vehicle in the State of Wisconsin will be denied, and an administrative fee will be assessed.
If you wish to contest a parking ticket, you must complete a Request to Review Parking Citation form. You can request this form by contacting the Mount Horeb Police Department or on this website under the Contact Us tab. Fill this form out only if you feel the citation was issued in error. If your vehicle was illegally parked, then your request will be denied. Examples of citations issued in error are; vehicles that are exempted by state statute, vehicles that are illegally parked due to a documented medical emergency, or you have previously notified the Mt. Horeb Police Department of a vehicle breakdown, etc.
You may NOT fill out this form if:
If you have received a FINAL NOTICE, you must pay the amount shown on the FINAL NOTICE.
If you do not agree with the decision made after you have completed the Request to Review Parking Citation form, you may request to have this matter heard before the Mount Horeb Municipal Court. You must request a court date by contacting the Mount Horeb Police Department within five business days of this notice. Requesting a Court Date: To contest the citation(s), you must contact the Mount Horeb Police Department within five business days of the "denial" or within 10 business days from the original date of issue if a "request for review" was not submitted. The parking citation will be reissued with a Uniform Traffic Citation. The citation will include court costs that will increase the fine amount. These costs cannot be removed once the citation is issued. If you do not prevail in court, you will be responsible for these costs.
For further information or clarification, call the Mount Horeb Police Department at 437-5522 M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PUBLIC WORKS 8.04
8.04 SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL. (Am. #86) (1) FROM PUBLIC SIDEWALKS. The owner, occupant or person in charge of each and every home or building in the Village fronting upon or adjoining any street and the owner or person in charge of any street, shall clean the sidewalk in front of or adjoining each home or building, or unoccupied lot or building, as the case may be, of snow or ice to the width of such sidewalk within 24 hours of the snowfall or formation of such ice or any continued snowfall and cause the same to be kept clear thereof; provided that when the ice has formed on any sidewalk so that it cannot be removed, the persons herein referred to shall keep the same sprinkled with ashes, sawdust or sand. In construing the provisions of this section, where the premises are occupied, the occupant or person in charge shall be deemed the person whose duty it shall be to comply with the provisions of this section.
(a) Any person who shall fail to comply with the provisions of this section shall be subject to a Class III penalty as provided in Section 25.04 of this Municipal Code. Each hour of violation shall be deemed a separate offense.
(b) Any property which is subject to this section and upon which there is noncompliance therewith shall have, at the option of the Village, such snow and ice removed therefrom and charge for the same shall be made at a rate of not less than $0.30 per running foot for snow removal and a reasonable charge, depending on the circumstances, for removal of any ice, and in case the charges for the snow and ice removal are not paid within 30 days after billing by the Village to the responsible party and abutting owner of the land, interest at the rate of 12% per annum may be charged by the Village to the property owner to the time when paid prior to the end of the calendar year in which such service was performed and thereafter, if not paid, the interest and sum due may be placed on the tax roll as a charge against the real estate due and payable to the Village as any other non-installment assessment is payable.