City Ordinances

Ordinances are local laws dealing with matters such as traffic, zoning, health and safety regulations, governmental organization, annexation, building and other construction codes, licenses, user fees, etc. Once an ordinance is adopted, it can only be amended through enactment of another ordinance, and all ordinances must be published in the city's official newspaper - The Herald Independent - before they become effective.

Most ordinances of a general nature are compiled in a volume entitled the City of Monona Code of Ordinances or simply the City Code. The code is updated whenever revised.

View the complete City of Monona Code of Ordinances.
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Public Notice of Recently Adopted Ordinances
Ordinance No. 2-17-686, adopted March 20, 2017
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA
  • Summary:  This amendment permits possession of marijuana by individuals aged 21 and over, and permits use of marijuana by individuals aged 21 and over at their personal residence both indoors and outdoors.  The fine remains $200, with a total forfeiture of $313, for all other violations.  The full text of this ordinance is available here and at Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, WI 53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 2-17-685, adopted February 20, 2017
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 10-1-26 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING PARKING RESTRICTIONS DURING AND AFTER SNOWSTORMS
  • Summary:  Street parking restrictions during snow events were complicated and resulted in confusion for residents and difficulty in enforcement.  This ordinance restricts street parking during snow events only when the Mayor or his/her designee declares a snow emergency. During a snow emergency, all street parking is prohibited for the duration of the snow emergency, and free off-street parking is allowed in designated city parking lots for up to 48 consecutive hours.  The full text of this ordinance is available here and at Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, WI 53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 9-16-684, adopted October 3, 2016
AN ORDINANCE CREATING CHAPTER 2, SECTION 4-27 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES ESTABLISHING A TOURISM COMMISSION
  • Summary:  2015 Wisconsin Act 55 requires the establishment of a Tourism Commission.  This Ordinance creates and defines the membership and activities of that Commission. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 9-16-683, adopted October 3, 2016
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 3, SECTION 5 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING HOTEL-MOTEL TAX
  • Summary:  This amendment reflects changes implemented by 2015 Wisconsin Act 55 which requires establishment of a Tourism Commission.  In addition, a percentage of room tax funds must be used toward tourism efforts with a focus on encouraging overnight stays.  Funds collected must be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 9-16-682, adopted September 19, 2016
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2, SECTION 4 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATED TO COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
  • Summary:  The number of members of the Landmarks Commission is amended to seven and the number of members of the Committee on Sustainability is amended to ten.  The Mayor or City Administrator or their designees are ex-officio non-voting members of the Committee on Sustainability. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 8-16-681, adopted September 19, 2016
AN ORDINANCE PERMITTING DOGS IN CITY PARKS
  • Summary:  Following public input the Park and Recreation Board recommended to the City Council that dogs be allowed in City parks under certain conditions.  Dogs are permitted within 20 feet of public buildings, Native American burial mounds, park structures and facilities, on public roads or walkways regardless of proximity to restricted areas, and at events if allowed by the event coordinator.  Dogs are not allowed in fenced athletic fields or designated beaches.  Dogs must be under direct control of a person and waste must be cleaned up promptly. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 7-16-680, adopted August 1, 2016
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND AMENDING THE OFFICIAL TRAFFIC MAP OF THE CITY OF MONONA
  • Summary:  Because of the high level of on-street parking by students, residents of streets near Monona Grove High School have expressed concerns about sight lines and accessibility for emergency services and City services.  The Public Works Committee and City staff recommends establishing parking restrictions on such streets.  The Official Traffic Map is hereby amended to adopt parking restrictions on Wallace, Gordon, Coldspring, Lofty, and Springhaven Avenues and Parkway Drive. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 6-16-679, adopted June 20, 2016
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL CANNABINOID
  • Summary:  The Common Council finds that it is reasonable and necessary for the public health, safety, and welfare to prohibit an individual or business from selling, using, or possessing synthetic chemical cannabinoid.  This Ordinance includes penalties for such conduct. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 5-16-678, adopted May 2, 2016
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 13-2-1 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES REGARDING FLOODPLAIN AND SHORELAND-WETLAND ZONING
  • Summary:  One of the conditions of qualification for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program requires the City of Monona to update its floodplain zoning regulations to incorporate the recently updated Flood Insurance Study.  This amends the FIS volume number and effective date only; there are no changes in the study specifically regarding Monona. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 3-16-676, adopted March 21, 2016
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE OFFICIAL TRAFFIC MAP OF THE CITY OF MONONA FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF “NO PARKING THIS SIDE” AND “NO PARKING BETWEEN ARROWS” ON BRIDGE ROAD
  • Summary:  The Common Council ordains the Official Traffic Map shall be amended as follows: “No Parking This Side” to be established for the southbound lane of Bridge Road, from Frost Woods Road to Winnequah Road, and “No Parking Between Arrows” of the northbound lane, from Ford Street for a distance of 100 feet north to the end of the guard rail at 6214 Bridge Road. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 1-16-674, adopted January 19, 2016
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 7-13 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING TRANSIENT MERCHANTS
  • Summary:  The City has recently experienced an increased number of mobile food establishments desiring to do business on public and private property within the City.  These establishments, if not operated in a safe and sanitary manner, pose risks of foodborne illness and traffic interference and require increased review and license verification.  A separate fee and licensing process has been established for mobile food establishments and the Transient Merchant Ordinance was also updated to current processes and language. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.
Ordinance No. 1-16-673, adopted January 19, 2016
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 13-1-64 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES CONCERNING HISTORIC CONSERVATION
  • Summary:  The Common Council desires to specify criteria for the designation of landmarks; to provide nonbinding input by the Landmarks Commission to the Plan Commission to assist it in making the determinations required by section 13-1-64; and to additionally require such review when building and demolition permit applications involve landmarks. The full text of this Ordinance is available here and at the Monona City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, Wisconsin  53716.  Further information may be obtained by calling City Clerk Joan Andrusz at 608-222-2525.