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Here are some of the more commonly asked about village codes.
GRASS / WEEDS:
It shall be the duty of the owner or person in possession of the premises situated within the Village to cut grass/weeds growing on their respective premises and abutting entrance and ditches whenever the same shall be in need of cutting and in no event shall the grass / weeds be allowed to grow in excess of twelve (12) inches. Failure to maintain property will result in a Village Ordinance Violation Ticket and a fine of up to $750.00 per day.
INOPERATIVE OR ABANDONED VEHICLES:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 7 - SECTION 19
No person shall park, store, leave or permit the permit the parking, storing or leaving of any vehicle or motor vehicle of any kind which is unregistered or is in an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, elevated or propped condition, junked, or partially dismantled, whether attended or not upon any property within the Village for a period of time in excess of seven (7) day. The presence of an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, inoperative, junked, partially dismantled or elevated or propped vehicle or parts thereof on private property is declared a public nuisance which may be abated as such in accordance with the provisions of this article. This section shall not apply to any vehicle enclosed within a building on private property or to any vehicle held in connection with a business enterprise, actively operated with an office on the subject premises and properly operated in the appropriate business zone, pursuant to the zoning laws of the Village or to any motor vehicle in operable condition specifically adopted or designed for operation on drag strips or raceways.
SWIMMING POOL FENCES:
SECTION 32.05 OF VILLAGE ZONING ORDINANCE
No Public or private swimming pool shall be erected unless the same be entirely enclosed by buildings, fences or walls not less than five (5) nor more than seven (7) feet in height and of such construction that a child may not reach the pool from the street or from any adjacent property without opening a door or gate or scaling a wall or fence. Holes or openings in the fence shall be four (4) inches or less. Such fences or walls shall be equipped with self-latching gates or doors. The latching device shall be located not less than four (4) feet above the ground and be inside the gate. All doors from houses and garages must also be self-closing and self-latching.
TITLE II, ARTICLE 6, SECTION 8
It shall be unlawful to build or light any bonfire close to any building or structure or on an asphalt street or sidewalk pavement.
BURNING LEAVES, REFUSE & GARBAGE:
TITLE II, ARTICLE 6, SECTION 9
It shall be unlawful to burn any garbage, or other organic refuse outside of any building at any time in the Village. It shall be unlawful to burn paper, excelsior or other material, which may be blown about by the wind anywhere in the Village unless the same is burned in a stove, fireplace or furnace or in an incinerator sufficiently fine to prevent the escape of ignited particles. It shall be unlawful to burn grass or leaves at any time except between the hours of sunrise and sunset.
SNOW REMOVAL AND SNOW ROUTES:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 4 - SECTION 16
All streets and avenues within the corporate limits of the Village are designated as snow routes and no parking of vehicles shall be allowed on either side of streets, avenue and/or courts including cul-de-sacs after two inches of snow has fallen within the Village corporate limits. The ban upon parking shall extend for a seventy-two (72) hour period after the snowfall or until the route has been plowed clear of snow by the Village. Owners and/or drivers of vehicles shall be responsible for compliance with this section and shall be subject to penalty as provided and liable for any expense incurred in the towing of any vehicle. The Village Board shall designate from time to time a privately owned wrecker service to tow any cars illegally parked from a snow route and to impound the vehicle until reclaimed by the owner at the owner’s expense or otherwise deposed of and the private wrecker service is authorized to remove from any snow route as directed by the Village Board or Village Police Department the motor vehicle. PENALTY: It shall be a violation of the Traffic Regulations, Article 3, of the Ordinances of the Village to leave or permit to be left on any street or avenue designated as a snow route a vehicle as defined in this article.
PRIVATE DRIVE SNOW REMOVAL:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 3 - SECTION 28
It shall be unlawful to clean private drives or sidewalks in such a manner as shall result in the deposit of snow into the public ways due to the snow removal from such private drives or sidewalks.