(10a) No person shall operate, direct, or handle a watercraft in such a careless manner as to endanger the occupants of their or other watercraft.
(10b) No watercraft shall be operated in a repetitive circular, figure eight or other similar pattern in an area less than 300' in diameter and in a manner that creates a wake.
(10c) In addition to the provisions of 30.62 Wis. Stats., no person shall modify, tamper or alter any watercraft or the original equipment of any watercraft which increases the standard operating decibel level of said watercraft in violation of Section 30.62, Wis. Stats.
(10d) Unless specifically permitted by the Lake Patrol, no person shall operate, direct, or handle a motorized watercraft in a racing manner.
(11) SWIMMING REGULATIONS.
(11a) Unmanned Watercraft. No person shall swim from any unmanned watercraft unless such watercraft is anchored.
(11b) Distance from shore. No person shall swim more than two hundred (200) feet from the shore unless in a designated swimming zone or when accompanied by a competent person in a watercraft.
(11c) Hours limited. No person shall swim more than two hundred (200) feet from the shoreline between sunset and one hour after sunrise.
(12) WATER SKIING.
(12a) Distance from shore, public accesses, and beaches. No person shall operate a watercraft for the purpose of towing a person on water skis, aquaplane, glider, kite, parachute, or similar device or permit them self to be towed for such purpose within two hundred (200) feet of the shoreline, outside limits of any swimming zone, other watercraft, any swimmer not in designated swimming area, diving flag, of any public access, of any designated anchorage or mooring area or of any buoyed/marked race course.
(12b) Personal flotation device. No person shall operate a watercraft for the purpose of towing a person on water skis, aquaplane, glider, kite parachute or similar device or permit them self to be towed for such purpose unless the person being towed is wearing a type I, II, III or V personal flotation device.
(12c) Length of Tow. The maximum length of any tow rope for towing a person water skiing, aquaplaning, gliding, kite flying, parachuting, or similar device shall be seventy-five (75) feet.
(12d) Exceptions. The limitations of this Section shall not apply to participants in ski meets or exhibitions authorized and conducted as provided in subsection (14).
(13) RACES, REGATTAS, SPORTING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS.
(13a) Permit required. No person shall direct or participate in any watercraft race, regatta, water ski meet, or other water sporting event or exhibition unless such event has been
Authorized and a permit issued therefore by the Chief of the Water Safety Patrol.
(13b) Permit. A permit issued under this section shall specify the course or area of water to be used by participants in such events and the permit holder shall be required to place markers, flags, or buoys approved by the Chief of the Water Safety Patrol designating the specific area or the general race course. Permits shall be issued only if in the opinion of the Chief the proposed use of the water can be carried out safely and without danger to or substantial obstruction of other watercrafts or persons using the lake. Permits shall be valid only for the hours and areas specified thereon.
(13 c) Right-of-way participants. Watercraft and participants in any such permitted event shall have the right-of-way on the marked area and no other person shall obstruct such area during the race or event or interfere therewith.
(14) MARKER AND NAVIGATION AIDS, POSTING ORDINANCE
(14a) Duty of Chief. The Chief of the Water Safety Patrol unit is authorized and directed to place authorized markers, navigation aids and signs in such water areas as shall be appropriate to advise the public of the provisions of this Ordinance and to post and maintain a copy of this Ordinance at all public access points within the jurisdiction of the Village of Pewaukee, the Town of Delafield, the City of Pewaukee, and the County of Waukesha.
(14b) Standard markers. All markers placed by the chief of the Water Safety Patrol or any other person upon the waters of the lake shall comply with the regulations of the Department of Natural Resources.
(14c) Interference with markers prohibited. No person shall without authority remove, damage, or destroy or moor or attach any raft/watercraft to any buoy, beacon, or marker place in the waters of the lake by the authority of the United States, state, county, town, city, village, or by any private person pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance.
(15) EMERGENCIES. (Rep. & Rec. #08-13)
(15a) When the elevation of the lake is in excess of 853.4 above sea level as measured at the Village of Pewaukee dam, no person shall operate a water craft in excess of slow-no-wake in any area of the lake.
(15b) The Chief of the Water Safety Patrol is authorized to impose additional speed limit or other additional special emergency restrictions regarding the use of Pewaukee Lake when the water exceeds the established water level in subsection a. Any order for additional special emergency restrictions shall be in effect for no longer than 48 hours, unless extended in conformity with the procedure stated herein. In the event the Chief believes that additional special emergency restrictions should be in effect for a period longer than 48 hours, the Mayor, Village President and Town Chairman or their designees may approve such additional time after consultation with and recommendations of the Chief of the Water Safety Patrol, Village Director of Public Works, The Towns Director of Public Works, and the Lake Pewaukee Sanitary District Superintendent. Upon written approval of a majority of the parties, the additional special emergency restrictions shall be implemented upon the terms approved by the parties.
(15c) Lake Patrol shall post slow-no-wake and additional special emergency restrictions, if any, at all public accesses. When possible, the slow-no-wake and additional special emergency restrictions should be posted on each municipal website.
(16) PENALTIES AND DEPOSITS. Any officer of the Pewaukee Lake Water Safety Patrol has authority to issue citations and when warranted to arrest a person for violation of this ordinance or applicable Wisconsin statues and shall either permit such person to make a money deposit as approved in the approved bail/deposit schedule pursuant to Section 30.80, Wis. Stats., or bring the person arrested before the Municipal Court for the Village of Pewaukee or Waukesha County Circuit court as the case may be without unnecessary delay. Deposits may be made by mail or delivery to locations designed by the Chief of the Water Safety Patrol.
(17) PERMITS. Permits referred to in this ordinance shall be issued by the Pewaukee Lake Water Safety Patrol. There shall be no permit fee for single activates. There shall be one $20.00 permit fee for recurrent and like activities including supporting activities, conducted throughout the boating season by a person or entity.
(18) POSTING. As provided in Section 30.77 of Wisconsin Statutes posting of this ordinance at public access point is required.
The above ordinance amendments shall take effect immediately upon passage and posted or publication as proved by law.