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2005-11 | Open Burning

2006-03 | Fences

2010-01 | Regulation of Dogs, Cats and Other Animals

2010-02 | Regulation of Vicious Dogs and Potentially Dangerous Dogs

2010-03 | Regulation, Control, and Abatement of Nuisances

2013-09 | Limited Golf Cart Usage on Village Streets

2016-06 | SWIMMING POOL Requirements

 

ORDINANCE 2005-11

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 8.36, OPEN BURNING, OF THE CODE

OF ORDINANCES FOR THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, 1987, AS AMENDED,

TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGULATION OF BURNING IN THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD AND REPEALING CERTAIN ORDINANCES RELATED THERETO.

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, ILLINOIS, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION:

 

 

SECTION 1:  That Chapter 8.36 – Open Burning of the Code of Ordinances of the Village of Glasford, Illinois, a municipal corporation, is hereby Amended as follows:

 

Chapter 8.36

 

OPEN BURNING

Sections:

8.36.010          Restrictions

8.36.020          Waste Materials

8.36.030          Prohibited Materials

8.36.040          Bonfire/Recreational Fires and Burning of Leaves and Brush

8.36.050          Regulations Relative to Bonfire/Recreational Fires and the Burning of Leaves and

             Brush on Private Property Allowable Under the Provisions of this Chapter

8.36.060          Offensive or Objectionable Fires

8.36.070          Penalties

8.36.080          Settlement Options

 

 

Section 8.36.010:  Restrictions.  It is hereby declared to be unlawful and it is prohibited to burn any trash, garbage, refuse, rubbish, debris, junk, junk motor vehicles, or parts thereof, or miscellaneous waste, or other debris upon any private property or upon any public property, right-of-way, highway, park, street or parkway anywhere in the Village of Glasford.  No open burning shall be allowed on any streets, alleys, ditches, curbing or on any public property of the Village of Glasford.  No person shall set any fire or cause or to permit burning or open burning on any private property except as hereinafter permitted under this Ordinance.

 

Section 8.36.020:  Waste Materials.  No open burning shall not be used for waste disposal purposes. 

Section 8.36.030:  Prohibited Materials.  No petroleum products such as gasoline, oil, or kerosene shall be used to ignite or generate a fire in the Village of Glasford.  The use of flammable fire starters are permitted for the use on self-contained barbeque grills on private property or public property where the use on such grills are allowed.  Open burning of tires, oils, plastics, chemicals, flammables, or hazardous materials is prohibited. 

Section 8.36.040:  Bonfire/Recreational Fires and Burning of Leaves and Brush.  A bonfire/recreational fire and the burning of leaves and brush of no more than two (2) inches in diameter, shall be allowed on private property subject to the provisions of this Chapter.  A bonfire/recreational fire shall be no more than five (5) feet by five (5) feet in dimension.  Fuel for a bonfire/recreational fire and the burning of leaves and brush shall consist only of seasoned dry firewood to be ignited with a small quantity of paper.  The fire shall not be used for waste disposal purposes and the fuel shall be chosen to minimize the generation of air contaminates.

Section 8.36.050:  Regulations Relative to Bonfire/Recreational Fires and the Burning of Leaves and Brush on Private Property Allowable Under the Provisions of this Ordinance

  1. Attendance.  Any burning on private property shall be constantly attended by a responsible adult until the fire is extinguished.

  2. Hours.  Bonfires and recreational fires and the burning of leaves and brush shall be allowed only between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 12:00 A.M.  All burning fires as allowed by this Chapter on private property shall be extinguished by 12:00 o’clock A.M.

  3. Fire Equipment.  Fire extinguishing equipment (including but not limited to garden hose, buckets of water, rakes, and shovels) shall be available for immediate use at the location of all burning.

  4. Location.  The location for any burning on private property shall be no less than twenty (20) feet from any structure and provisions shall be made to prevent the fire from spreading to within twenty (20) feet from any structure.  No open burning shall occur on any streets, alleys, ditches, curbing or any property owned by the Village of Glasford.

  5. Containers.  Any burning in a barrel or container shall not be allowed on private property.

 

            Section 8.36.060:  Offensive or Objectionable Fires.  A Village of Glasford Employee or an officer of the Village of Glasford Police Department shall have authority to prohibit any open burning, which the police officers may determine in their sole discretion to be offensive or objectionable due to smoke or odor emissions when atmospheric conditions or local circumstances could make such fires hazardous, or not in the best interest of the health and safety of citizens of the Village of Glasford.  The Village Employee or Village of Glasford Police Officer shall order the extinguishment of any open burning which creates or adds a hazardous or objectionable situation.

 

Section 8.36.070:  Penalties.  Any person violating any provision of this Chapter of the Code of Ordinances for the Village of Glasford 1987, as Amended, shall be fined not less than Sixty Dollars ($60.00) nor more than Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00) for each and every offense or violation of this Chapter.

 

Section 8.36.080:  Settlement Options.  The recipient of a Municipal Code – Ordinance Violation Notice may settle any violation of this Chapter by paying the amount of Forty Dollars ($40.00) as checked in the Ordinance Violation Notice on or before the due date for the settlement payment indicated in the Notice.  The settlement options shall not apply to the second and subsequent violation within any twelve (12) month period.

 

The receipt of the settlement amount for each and every violation indicated on the Notice of Violation shall be made on or before the due date, as set forth in the Notice and if paid, shall terminate the Code – Ordinance Violation action and resolve all Village claims for fines against the alleged violator as set forth in the Notice by the Village.  Any violator so noticed must appear and/or pay the settlement amount to the Village Clerk or the Village Clerk must receive the settlement amount by check on or before the due date.  All payments are to be paid or mailed to the Village Clerk, Village of Glasford, 301 S. Oak Street, P.O. Box 140, Glasford, Illinois 61533, or before the due date.

 

Failure to pay the settlement amount on or before the due date shall result in the Village filing a complaint, citation or having a summons issued against the violator who shall be served with a copy of the complaint, citation or summons either by certified mail or personal service, which complaint, citation or summons shall set forth the date to answer the Village’s complaint, citation or summons for Code – Ordinance Violation.  The violator shall be noticed in the complaint, citation or summons to appear at a date and time certain in the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois, Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602.  In any case where service by certified mail or personal delivery has been attempted and failed, the complaint, citation or summons shall be filed in the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois, and a summons shall be issued.  If the violator fails to appear in the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois at the time and date as noticed, a judgment of guilty may be entered and fine and costs assessed.

 

SECTION 2:  Ordinance No. 70-2 entitled “An Ordinance Regulating Burning of Materials”, and any and all ordinances in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3:  This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval, and publication according to law.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, ILLINOIS THIS 20TH   DAY OF OCTOBER, 2005.

 


 

ORDINANCE 2006-03

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 18.12, DISTRICT REGULATIONS GENERALLY, SECTION 18.12.40 – FENCING, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD 1987, AS AMENDED

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, ILLINOIS, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION,

SECTION 1: That Chapter 18.12 of District Regulations Generally, Section 18.12.40, is amended as follows:

Section 18.12.040 Fencing

18.12.040-A Fence Permit Application.

1. No person shall erect a fence within the Village without first having received a fence permit from the Board of Trustees, unless the fence is for agricultural purposes.

2. Applications for a fence permit shall be submitted with an application fee of $25. Fence permit application forms shall be made available from the Office of the Village Clerk.

All submitted applications for a fence permit shall include the following as a condition precedent to the issuance of a fence permit, to-wit:

(a) a plat of survey by an Illinois registered surveyor indicating the property boundary lines and the placement of pins and markers at the corners and angles of the lot; or

(b) attach and submit with the application adequate proof, acceptable in the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees, of the property boundary lines and placement of markers and pins set at the corners of the property or lot and angles of the property; and

(c) if, in the sole discretion of the Board of Trustees, applicant has failed to submit adequate proof of the property line boundaries and placement of the markers and pins, applicant shall submit a plat of survey by an Illinois registered land surveyor, which plat shall set out the boundary or lot lines and placement of markers and pins at all corners and angles of the property.

3. No fence shall be erected in the Village of Glasford unless a permit is issued, other than those fences that are exempt from permit requirements in Subsection 18.12.040-B.

18.12.040-B Exemption. The following fences are exempt from permit requirements:

1. Fences used for agricultural purposes/operations.

2. Ornamental fencing consisting of decorative posts, lattices, arbors, trellises.

18.12.040-C Prohibited Fences. Except as specifically provided below in Subsection 18.12.040-D below, the following types of dangerous or hazardous fences shall not be permitted to be either erected or maintained within the Village:

1. Barbed wire fences;

2. Electrical fences;

3. Spiked fences;

4. Fences with broken glass or other sharp points embedded;

5. Any other type of fence that could result in injuries to persons climbing over such fences; and

6. Fences that are leaning in such a manner that an angle of fifteen (15) degrees or more is produced when measured from the vertical.

18.12.040-D Exceptions for Hazardous Fencing. Hazardous or dangerous fences, such as those listed in Subsection 18.12.040-C above, shall only be permitted in the Village for the following uses:

1. Agricultural uses;

2. Public utility structures (at least eight (8) feet above grade level);

3. Telecommunication carrier facilities (at least eight (8) feet above grade level); and

4. Penal institutions (at least eight (8) feet above grade level).

18.12.040-E General Maintenance Requirements. All fences shall be maintained in good and sound condition and shall not create a harborage for rodents.

18.12.040-F Design, Location and Heights Requirements of Fences in Residential Districts.

1. No fence may exceed six (6) feet in height.

2. Except as provided in Subsection 3 below, no solid fence shall be constructed in a front setback past the front building line.

3. An open fence may be erected on a premise anywhere within six (6) inches of the property lines, including the front setback past the building line and the front and side setbacks past the building lines in the case of corner lots. The height of such fences shall not exceed four (4) feet.

4. Except as provided in Subsection 3 above, in the case of solid fences on corner lots, that part of the fence which encloses the side setback shall be erected ten (10) feet from the property line.

5. Perimeter fences may be erected in the side and rear setback behind the front building line.

18.12.040-G Design and Height Requirements of Fences in Agricultural Districts.

1. Fences that are located around dwelling units and other residential structures in agricultural districts shall meet the requirements of subsection 18.12.040-F above.

2. Fences that are located around non-agricultural and nonresidential uses, such as storage buildings, shall meet the requirements of Subsection 18.12.040-H.

18.12.040-H Design and Height Requirements of Fences in Nonresidential Districts.

1. Fences that are constructed in a nonresidential district may be either open or solid fences and shall not exceed eight (8) feet in height.

18.12.040-I Swimming Pool Fences. Fences surrounding private residential swimming pools shall meet the requirements of Chapter 21 of the Peoria County Code.

18.12.040-J Fences for Recreational Activities. Any fence erected around a recreational activity, such as a tennis court or a baseball backstop, may exceed the height requirements set forth in this section, upon the specific approval of the Village Board of Trustees.

18.12.040-K Fences Around Telecommunication Carrier Facilities. A fence shall be required around the perimeter of all communication support structures, unless the antenna is mounted on top of an existing structure. The fence shall be eight (8) feet in height, and at the discretion of the Village Board of Trustees, may be required to be barbed along the top.

18.12.040-L Special Circumstances. At their discretion, the Village Board of Trustees may impose a greater maximum fence requirement on those uses which due to their special circumstance, require distinct consideration.

The decision of the Village Board of Trustees shall be based on the following standards:

1. That the requirement of a taller fence will not alter the general character of the surrounding area.

2. That because of the particular physical surroundings, shape, or topographical conditions of the specific property involved, an adverse impact to surrounding area would occur if the strict letter of these regulations were applied.

3. That the construction of a taller fence will enhance the public health, safety, comfort, morals, or welfare and will not be injurious to other property in the surrounding area.

4. That the taller fence will not impair an adequate supply of light and air to adjacent property or alter the view for motor vehicles at any intersection or corner lot.

18.12.040-M Penalty. Any owner, individual, tenant, resident, entity or corporation who constructs a fence without first obtaining a permit or violates any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be fined not less than $60.00 or less than $250.00 for each offense.

SECTION 2: The recipient of a Municipal Code Ordinance Violation Notice for any violation of this Ordinance may settle the receipt of the Municipal Code Ordinance Violation by making a settlement payment of $50.00 within fourteen (14) days of the date of the receipt of the Violation Notice. The settlement option shall not apply to the second and subsequent violation with in a twelve (12)-month period.

Failure to pay the settlement amount on or before the due date shall result in the Village filing a complaint, citation or having a summons issued against the violator who shall be served with a copy of the complaint, citation or summons either by certified mail or personal service, which complaint, citation or summons shall set forth the date to answer the Village’s complaint, citation or summons for Code – Ordinance Violation fine and cost. The violator shall be noticed in the complaint, citation or summons to appear at a date and time certain in the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois, Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois 61602. In any case where service by certified mail or personal delivery has been attempted and failed, the complaint, citation or summons shall be filed in the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois, and a summons shall be issued.

SECTION 3: Except as herein amended or repealed, all other parts and provisions of this Section of the Code of Ordinances shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 4: That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval, and publication in pamphlet form according to law.
 


 

ORDINANCE 2010-01

 

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE REGULATION

OF DOGS, CATS AND OTHER ANIMALS

 

WHEREAS, the Glasford Village Board finds that it is in the best interests of the Village of Glasford and the health, safety and welfare of its citizens to require regulation of the keeping, care and treatment of dogs, cats and other animals in the Village of Glasford,

 

WHEREAS, the Glasford Village Board finds that it is in the best interests of the Village of Glasford and the health, safety and welfare of its citizens to provide for the abatement of nuisances caused by dogs, cats and other animals in the Village of Glasford, and

 

WHEREAS, the Glasford Village Board finds that it is in the best interests of the Village of Glasford and the health, safety and welfare of its citizens to regulate animals running at large within the Village which animals endanger the safety of any person in the Village of Glasford,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, ILLINOIS:

 

SECTION ONE - DEFINITIONS:

 

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Ordinance, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

      ANIMAL means every nonhuman species of animal, both domestic and wild.

 

AT LARGE means any animal when it is off its owner's premises and not restrained by a competent person.

 

      CAT means all domestic members of the feline family Felis Catus.

 

COMPETENT PERSON means a person 11 years of age or older, capable of physically controlling the animal in question and to whose command the animal is obedient.

 

CONFINE means the physical restraint of an animal by a fence, structure, chain, rope or other means of a sufficient strength or construction to restrain the animal in question.

 

      DOG includes all domestic members of the canine family Canis Familiaris.

 

      DOMESTIC ANIMAL.  The following are considered to be domestic animals:

 

            1.   Dogs (not including hybrids of dogs).

            2.   Cats (not including hybrids of cats).

            3.   Domestic rodents (guinea pigs, hamsters, white rats, white mice).

            4.   Farm animals or livestock (any member of the swine, ovine, caprine, bovine or equine families, poultry or rabbits).

            5.   Non-life-threatening, nonpoisonous reptiles or amphibians.

            6.   Nonpoisonous, non-life-threatening fish.

 

DWELLING UNIT means a single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.

 

      EXOTIC ANIMAL means any nondomestic animal not native to the State.

 

KENNEL OWNER/OPERATOR means any person who harbors five or more dogs or cats over three months of age.

 

OWNER means any person 17 years of age or older; or parent or guardian of any person under the age of 17 years; or parent or guardian of an incapacitated person having a right of property in an animal; or who acts as custodian, cares for, keeps, feeds or knowingly permits an animal to remain on or about any premises occupied by such person; or a person who registers an inoculation certificate of an animal with Peoria County.

 

      POULTRY means domesticated birds raised for show, eggs or meat.

 

REDEMPTION FEE means costs incurred when impounding an animal, which include the handling and processing of the animal's entry and exit into the animal shelter. This fee shall not include boarding, medical or transportation costs incurred by the shelter in keeping such animal.

 

RESTRAINT means any animal that is not found on the property of its owner when it is:

 

            1.   Controlled by a line or leash not more than six feet in length when such line or leash is held by a competent person.

            2.   Controlled by a leash of 50 feet or less during a training session conducted by a competent person.

            3.   Confined within a motor vehicle.

            4.   Confined in a cage or other animal carrier.

 

SECURE ENCLOSURE means a structure of sufficient height and con­struction that does not allow contact between the animal confined and other animals or persons.

 

STERILIZED means the surgical spay of a female animal or castra­tion of a male animal, so as to render such animal incapable of reproducing.

 

      VILLAGE means the corporate limits of the Village of Glasford.

 

WILD ANIMAL means any living member of the animal kingdom (including exotic animals) other than a domestic animal.

 

SECTION TWO - ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE:

 

The owner of any animal shall keep such animal confined or under restraint at all times when it is off the premises of the owner’s real property and it shall be unlawful for such animal to be running at large off the premises of the owner.  Dogs trained for law enforcement under the control of a peace officer in the performance of duty shall not be required to be confined or under restraint. 

 

SECTION THREE - KEEPING OF WILD ANIMALS:

 

That no person shall keep, harbor, possess, act as custodian or have a right of property in a  wild animal except zoos, veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, pet shops or individuals, all of which must be legally licensed by Federal and/or State statutes.

 

SECTION FOUR -  FARM ANIMALS:

 

That except as provided in Section 7.2.6 of the 1970 Zoning Ordi­nance, the keeping, housing, raising or pasturing of farm animals (e.g. members of the swine, ovine, bovine, caprine or equine families and poultry) shall be prohibited.

 

SECTION FIVE - HUMANE CARE:

 

That no owner shall fail to provide sufficient food, water, a clean and proper shelter, and prompt and adequate veterinary care to any animal under their ownership and/or control to prevent suffering and/or maintain health.

 

SECTION SIX - ABANDONMENT:

 

That it is hereby declared unlawful for any person to abandon any animal within the corporate limits of the Village.

 

SECTI0N SEVEN - ACTS OF CRUELTY:

 

That no person shall:

 

      1.   Kill, wound or attempt to kill or wound any animal.

      2.   Put to death any domestic animal except by euthanasia under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian of the State.

      3.   Beat, cruelly ill-treat, torment, overload, overwork or otherwise abuse a domestic animal.

      4.   Cause, instigate, permit or attend any dogfight, cock­fight, bullfight or other combat between animals or humans.

      5.   Crop an animal's ears, dock an animal's tail or per­form similar surgeries except a licensed veterinarian of the State.

      6.   Allow any animal to remain unattended by a competent person in a motor vehicle when the animal's life, health or safety is threatened.

 

SECTION EIGHT - IMPOUNDMENT:

 

That in the event the Glasford Police Department or author­ized delegate finds a domestic animal to be a victim of cruelty, neglect, or abandonment as herein defined and/or stipulated, said Police Department or authorized delegate is hereby authorized to forthwith remove or cause to have removed any such animal to a safe place for care or to euthanize such animal when necessary to prevent further suffering, all at the owner's expense.  Return to the owner may be denied or withheld until the owner shall have made full payment for all expenses incurred.  Treatment of an animal by any method specified in this Section does not relieve the owner of liability for violations and for any accrued charges.

 

That the owner of an animal that has been impounded may appeal, in writing, the impoundment to the Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate within seven days of impoundment. After proper notice, a hearing shall be held to determine if such animal was the victim of cruelty, neglect or abandonment.  The Police Chief or authorized delegate may find that the animal is a victim of cruelty, neglect or abandonment if:

 

      1.   Such animal was abandoned.

 

      2.   Such animal was not provided by the owner (or agent) with sufficient water, proper food, shelter to provide protection from the weather, or veterinary care to prevent suffering.

 

      3.   Such animal was a victim of an act(s) of cruelty as herein specified and/or defined.

 

That should said Police Chief or authorized delegate find that the animal has been the victim of cruelty, neglect, or abandonment, then said Police Chief or authorized delegate shall order appro­priate remedies, including, but not limited to, proper veterinary care, humane destruction of the animal, or refusal to return such animal to the owner and shall assess all costs to the owner for enforcement of the appropriate remedy, and for impoundment and boarding of the animal.

 

 

SECTION NINE - DISEASED AND INJURED ANIMALS:

 

That no animal with a contagious disease shall be brought into the Village unless under veterinary care.

 

That any animal, being in any street or public place within the Village, appearing in the estimation of the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate or any inspector of the Peoria County Health Department, to be injured or diseased and past recovery for any useful purpose, and not being attended and prop­erly cared for by the owner or some proper person to have charge thereof for the owner, and not having been removed to some private premises or to some place designated by such officer or inspector within one hour after being found or left in such condition, may be deprived of life by such officer or authorized delegate.

 

That no person, other than inspectors or officers of the Peoria County Health Department or law enforcement officers, or persons authorized by contract or otherwise, shall in any way interfere with the removal of such dead, sick or injured animal in such street or place. No person shall skin or wound such animal in any street or public place, unless to terminate its life as herein authorized; except that the owner or person having control of such animal may terminate the life thereof in the presence and by the consent of a law enforcement officer or delegate, or an inspector of the Peoria County Health Department.

 

SECTION TEN - DECEASED ANIMALS:

 

That no person shall:

 

      1.   Allow the body, or any part thereof, of any dead animal to decompose and putrefy by remaining on his property.

 

      2.   Skin, dismember, butcher, dress or exhibit any dead animals in view of the public in residentially used areas of the Village.

 

That the owner of an animal shall be responsible for the disposal of such animal's remains upon its death from whatever cause and regardless of the location of such animal's remains.

 

SECTION ELEVEN - ANIMAL BITES:

 

That persons having knowledge of someone being maliciously bitten by an animal must report such information to the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate.

 

SECTION TWELVE - LIBERATION OF IMPOUNDED ANIMALS:

 

That no person shall liberate or attempt to liberate any animal impounded under provisions of and/or in accordance with this Ordinance.

 

SECTION THIRTEEN - INTERFERENCE WITH AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL:

 

That no person shall obstruct, impede or interfere with those authorized to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION FOURTEEN - ANIMAL PROVOCATION:

 

That no person shall intentionally provoke any animal so as to create a nuisance in the neighborhood or otherwise cause a viola­tion of any provision of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION FIFTEEN - WASTE REMOVAL:

 

That the owner of any animal shall cause the prompt and proper removal of any such animal's waste wherever it may exist within the Village.

 

SECTION SIXTEEN - ANIMAL CONSIDERED A NUISANCE:

 

That no person owning, possessing or harboring any animal within the Village shall permit such animal to become a nuisance. An animal, other than a dog trained for law enforcement in the per­formance of its duty, shall be considered a nuisance if such animal:

 

      1.   Substantially damages property other than the owners.

 

      2.   Causes unsanitary, dangerous or unreasonably offensive conditions.

 

      3.   Causes a disturbance by excessive barking, caterwauling or other noisemaking.

     

      4.   Chases vehicles.

 

      5.   Chases, molests, attacks, bites, interferes with or physically intimidates any person while on or off the premises of the owner.

 

      6.   Chases, molests, attacks, bites or interferes with other animals while off the premises of the owner.

 

The owner of any animal considered a nuisance under this section shall be guilty of violation of this ordinance for which, upon conviction thereof, that owner shall be penalized $50.00 for the first violation, and a maximum of up to $500 for each subsequent violation.

 

The Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate, upon probable cause based upon reliable information or reports to believe an animal has created a nuisance under this Section while the animal was not restrained by a competent person, shall impound the animal creating the nuisance.   

 

The Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate shall hold an administrative hearing to determine whether the animal is a nuisance. The hearing must be held within 14 days if the animal is impounded.

 

The notice of the administrative hearing to determine if the animal is a nuisance shall be in writing and inform the owner of the nature of the charge. Service of this notice shall be made upon the alleged nuisance animal's owner by certified mail de­livered to the address of the owner of the animal, or hand-­delivered to the address of the owner of the animal, or hand­-delivered by the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate personally, at least three days prior to the hearing date. The Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate shall not proceed to an administrative hearing to determine whether the animal is a nuisance animal, unless said Police Chief or authorized delegate determines that proper notice was given, or that the owner is avoiding service despite good-faith efforts to serve the notice by the Glasford Police Department or au­thorized delegate.

 

The Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate shall determine at the hearing whether the impounded dog, cat or other animal is a nuisance.

 

If the Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate finds that the animal is a nuisance then said Police Chief or authorized delegate shall order appropriate remedies, including, but not limited to, the caging or muzzling of the animal, and assess all costs to the owner of the animal for the enforcing of the appropriate remedy and impounding and boarding the animal.  Once the animal has been impounded it may be released only after payment of any and all assessed fines and required fees.

 

 

SECTION SEVENTEEN - DANGEROUS ANIMALS:

 

That any dog, cat, or other animal running at large within the Village which endangers the safety of any person or animal may be slain by an animal control officer or law enforcement officer.

 

That the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate may impound any cat, dog or other animal found within the Village limits upon determining that the Village has probable cause through reliable information or reports that it is a dangerous animal. The Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate shall hold an administrative hearing to determine whether the animal is a dangerous animal. The hearing must be held within 14 days if the animal is impounded.

 

The notice of the administrative hearing to determine if the animal is dangerous shall be in writing and inform the owner of the nature of the charge. Service of this notice shall be made upon the alleged dangerous animal's owner by certified mail de­livered to the address of the owner of the animal, or hand-­delivered to the address of the owner of the animal, or hand­-delivered by the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate personally, at least three days prior to the hearing date. The Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate shall not proceed to an administrative hearing to determine whether the animal is a dangerous animal, unless said Police Chief or authorized delegate determines that proper notice was given, or that the owner is avoiding service despite good-faith efforts to serve the notice by the Glasford Police Department or au­thorized delegate.

 

The Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate shall determine at the hearing whether the impounded dog, cat or other animal is a dangerous animal. The director shall find that the animal is a dangerous animal if such animal:

 

      1.   Has been involved in an unprovoked attack on a person or animal or bitten any person or animal.

 

      2.   Has chased, molested, attacked, bitten, interfered with, or physically intimidated a person or persons while off the premises of the owner.

 

      3.   Has caused property damage resulting in financial loss greater than $300.00 to persons other than the owner.

 

      4.   Presents a potential danger to the health, safety and welfare or persons within the Village.

 

If the Glasford Police Chief or authorized delegate finds that the animal is a dangerous animal then said Police Chief or authorized delegate shall order appropriate remedies, including, but not limited to, the caging, muzzling or destruction of the animal, and assess all costs to the owner of the animal for the enforcing of the appropriate remedy and impounding and boarding the animal.

 

That it shall be unlawful for any person to own, act as a custo­dian for, care for or keep a dangerous animal for another.

 

That except as otherwise provided for in this Ordinance any person found guilty of a violation of this Section in a court of law shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00.  A sanction under this Section shall be in addition to and not in lieu of the administrative action provided above. A dog trained for law enforcement while in the performance of this duty shall be exempt from the requirements of this Section.

 

SECTION EIGHTEEN - IMPOUNDMENT OF ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE:

 

That every animal running at large or stray animal within the Village may be impounded by the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate.  Once the animal has been impounded it may be released only after payment of any and all assessed impoundment fees and costs for impoundment, which shall include Redemption Fees provided in Section Nineteen of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION NINETEEN - REDEMPTION FEES:

 

That the redemption fee for any impounded animal, except dogs and cats shall be $25.00.

 

That in addition to the redemption fees to be charged for every animal impounded, except dogs and cats, the owner or redeemer of such animal shall pay for the cost of transporting it, boarding for the entire period that it was impounded and all medical charges which have accrued as a result of medical treatment. These redemption, boarding and medical costs shall be paid even if the animal is not redeemed by the owner.

 

SECTION TWENTY - POWERS OF POLICE DEPARTMENT OR AUTHORIZED

DELEGATE:

 

That the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate shall have the power to enter onto the property of others in order to investigate violations of this Ordinance and impound any animal that may be in violation thereof. If anyone refuses entry into any building where the Glasford Police Department or author­ized delegate has reasonable grounds to believe the animal sought after exists, the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate may seek the proper remedies at law in order to obtain entry.

 

That the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate shall have the power to issue a complaint to appear in the Peoria County Circuit Court for any violation of this Ordinance in the following manner and form:

 

      1.   Any Complaint shall be in writing and shall:

 

      2.   Set forth the section or sections of this Ordinance for which an alleged violation has occurred.

 

      3.   Set forth the date of the alleged violation(s).

 

      4.   Describe the location where the alleged violation or violations were committed by a street address or a real property legal description.

 

      5.   Be served upon the violator by:

 

            a.   Personal delivery of a copy of the complaint to the alleged violator or member of the household 13 years of age or older.  Personal service shall be made by the Glasford Police Department or authorized dele­gate or any person authorized by law to make personal service; or

 

            b.   Certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the known place of occupancy of the al­leged violator.

 

One complaint may be used for a single animal for which multiple Ordinance violations are sought, provided the Ordinance violations charged have the same date of violation, the same location of violation and one owner of the animal charged for all the Ordinance violations indicated in the complaint.  Otherwise, one complaint must be used in order to charge a person with each violation of this ordinance.

 

 

 

SECTION TWENTY-ONE - PENALTY AND SETTLEMENT OPTION:

 

That except as otherwise provided herein, anyone found guilty in the Peoria County Circuit Court of a violation of any act prohibited or declared to be unlawful by this Ordinance shall be punished by a fine of $50.00 for the first offense and up to a maximum of $500.00 per offense for each subsequent offense. Each day an offense is committed shall constitute a separate offense.  Such persons must then appear on the court appearance date set forth in the complaint to answer to the Village's claim for fines and, if applicable, court costs.

 

That after receipt of a complaint regarding alleged violations of any Section of this Ordinance, the person so cited may settle the violation by making a payment of $40.00 to the Village of Glasford or authorized delegate at the Village Hall for each violation of the Ordinance indicated in such complaint at least seven calendar days prior to the court appearance date indicated on the complaint. Such set­tlement option shall not apply to the second and subsequent viola­tions within any 12 month period.

 

That the receipt of $40.00 as a settlement at Village Hall as provided for herein for each and every violation indicated on the complaint (except for violations of the sections listed above) seven calendar days prior to the court appearance date shall terminate the Ordinance violation action and resolve all Village claims for fines against the alleged violator if it is a first violation for the complaint.

 

Persons having received a complaint who failed to settle the violation seven days prior to the court appearance date as provided in this section must appear in the Circuit Court of Peoria County on the court appearance date set forth in the complaint to answer to the Village.  In cases where service by certified mail or personal delivery has been attempted and failed, the complaint shall be filed in the circuit court of Peoria County and a summons shall be issued.  Failure to appear on the date set forth on the complaint may result in entry of a Final Order adjudicating the person guilty of the ordinance violation, and may assess all applicable fines, fees and costs.

 

SECTION TWENTY-TWO - ANIMAL OWNERS LIABILITY:

 

That the owners of animals shall be liable for any damage done by their animals to persons, other domestic animals or other person's property.

 

SECTION TWENTY-THREE - INOCULATION REQUIRED:

 

That no person shall own, possess, keep, maintain or harbor any dog or cat over the age of four months without causing such dog or cat to be inoculated against rabies as required by the code of Peoria County.  Such inoculation shall be required, regardless of whether the dog or cat is confined at all times to an enclosed area.

 

That if an animal is not inoculated against rabies after its owner has been found to be in violation of this Section two times within a 12-month period, such animal shall be impounded and may be redeemed or disposed of as provided for in this Ordinance.

 

That the failure to comply with this Section is a violation for which such person shall pay a penalty of $50.00 for the first violation and up to a maximum of $500 per violation for each subsequent violation.  The settlement option set forth herein shall not apply to the second or subsequent viola­tions within any 12-month period.

 

SECTION TWENTY-FOUR - REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

 

That no person shall own, possess, keep, maintain or harbor any dog or cat over the age of four months without registering such certificate of the inoculation with the office of the administra­tor of the Peoria County Rabies Control Program, as prescribed by the code of Peoria County. The registration of the rabies vacci­nation certificate may be transferred from one owner to another, but not from one animal to another.

 

That failure to comply with this Section is a violation for which such person shall pay a penalty of $35.00 for the first violation, $75.00 for the second violation occurring within any 12-month period, and $200.00 for the third and each subsequent violation within any 12-month period. The settlement option set forth hereinabove shall not apply to the second and subsequent viola­tions within any 12-month period.

 

SECTION TWENTY-FIVE - COLLAR REQUIRED:

 

That no person shall own, possess, keep, maintain or harbor any dog or cat over four months of age within the Village without providing such dog or cat with a collar to be worn when said animal is outside a secure enclosure. Collars for dogs shall be of sufficient strength to control and restrain the animal without injury to the animal. Animals restrained by rope or chains must have collars.

 

The registration tag, issued pursuant to the code of Peoria County requiring inoculation by a licensed veterinarian, shall be at­tached to the collar.

 

SECTION TWENTY-SIX - REDEMPTION:

 

That the owner or owner's delegate of every animal impounded pursuant to the terms of this Ordinance shall have the right of redemption in accord­ance with regulations established by the County of Peoria or authorized delegate.

 

SECTION TWENTY-SEVEN - ANIMAL{S) SUSPECTED OF HAVING RABIES:

 

That any animal suspected of being afflicted with rabies may be slain by a law enforcement official or authorized delegate if it is deemed essential to the safety of any person or necessary to prevent its escape. The head of such animal shall be preserved and delivered to the Peoria County Veterinarian or authorized delegate in order that a necropsy can be conducted to determine if such animal was rabid.

 

SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT - CONFINEMENT:

 

That the owner of any female dog or cat in heat shall confine such animal in a secure enclosure. Violation of this Section repre­sents cause for impoundment in accordance with the terms of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION TWENTY-NINE - DUTIES OF DRIVER OF MOTOR VEHICLE STRIKING ANIMAL:

 

That any person whose motor vehicle strikes a dog or cat within the Village shall promptly report such occurrence to the Glasford Police Department and/or authorized delegate with a de­scription of the animal struck, condition of the animal and the location of the striking.

 

SECTION THIRTY - KENNELS:

 

That no person shall own five (5) or more dogs or cats (under three months of age excepted) either for profit or for personal pleasure or otherwise, without being considered the operator of a kennel and shall comply with the following regulations:

 

      1.   If operated for profit, the kennel operator shall pay to the Village Clerk or authorized delegate a fee of $100.00 annually and said kennel shall be located in an area zoned for business purposes as defined in the current Glasford Zoning Ordinance.

 

      2.   If operated for any purpose other than profit, the kennel operator shall pay a fee of $50.00 annually and furnish a sworn statement to the effect that the kennel is operated as a nonprofit undertaking.

 

That whether operated for profit or otherwise, no kennel shall be permitted within a radius of three hundred feet (300') of any dwelling house unless both the owner and occupant of the dwelling house consent to the same; the applicant to furnish such consent in writing.

 

All dog kennels shall be kept at all times in a clean and sanitary condition and dogs kept therein shall be reasonably restrained from annoying the neighborhood or the general public by barking, yelping, howling or screeching.

 

A kennel license shall obviate the necessity of procuring individual licenses for any dogs therein.  The kennel license is nontransferable.  Each kennel license shall be posted conspicuously upon the premises where the kennel is located.

 

That all kennel licensees shall consent to periodic inspection of the kennel premises. Said inspection shall be performed by the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate before license issuance or upon receipt of a complaint. Annual inspec­tions may be required. All kennel licensees shall conform to the following additional requirements:

 

      1.   All dogs and/or cats must be provided with a continuous supply of fresh water, sufficient food to maintain accept­able body weight, proper shelter, protection from weather and sufficient veterinary care to prevent suffering.

      2.   If dogs and/or cats are kept or maintained within a structure or building, shall meet all applicable Peoria County Health Department standards and not constitute a nuisance or danger to health and welfare of its inhabi­tants nor surrounding residents.

 

      3.   If dogs and/or cats are maintained outside a building during a substantial portion of the day and/or night, a shelter of sufficient height and width to permit such an­ animal to stand up and turn around inside when fully grown shall be provided and shelter shall provide shade from the sun.

 

      4.   The location of all kennels shall be in accordance with the current Village of Glasford Zoning Ordinance.

 

SECTION THIRTY-ONE - KENNEL LICENSE REVOCATION:

 

That the violation of any provision of Section THIRTY of this Ordinance shall upon conviction, result in the revocation of license privileges for a period of not less than three months nor more than two years, the length of such revocation period to be determined by the number and severity of the violations. After expiration of the revocation period, said kennel license shall not be automatically reinstated. The former licensee must reapply for the license and show an ability to conform to any and all applica­ble ordinance provisions. Upon a satisfactory showing of conform­ance, a new kennel license may be issued.

 

SECTION THIRTY-TWO - IMPOUNDMENT OF KENNEL PETS:

 

That the Glasford Police Department or authorized delegate may impound the animals of any owner not in possession of a kennel license as required by Section Thirty of this Ordinance and if so impounded may be redeemed by the owner or the owner's delegate

only upon payment of all lawful fees due pursuant to the provi­sions of this Ordinance and after application for and approval of a kennel license.

 

SECTION THIRTY-THREE - REPEAL:

 

That all ordinances or parts thereof in conflict herewith be and the same are hereby expressly repealed.

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION THIRTY-FOUR - SEVERABILITY:

 

That if any portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid, unconstitutional or ineffective by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of effectiveness of the remaining portions of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION THIRTY-FIVE - EFFECT:

 

That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication in pamphlet form as provided by law.

 


ORDINANCE 2010-02

 

AN ORDINANCE TO REGULATE VICIOUS DOGS AND POTENTIALLY

DANGEROUS DOGS IN THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD

 

WHEREAS, the Glasford Village Board finds that it is in the best interests of the Village of Glasford and the health, safety and welfare of its citizens to require regulation of vicious dogs and potentially dangerous dogs in the Village of Glasford, and

 

WHEREAS, the Glasford Village Board finds that it is in the best interests of the Village of Glasford and the health, safety and welfare of its citizens to require regulation to provide for the abatement of the nuisance of vicious dogs and potentially dangerous dogs in the Village of Glasford,

           

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, ILLINOIS, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION:

 

SECTION 1:  DEFINITIONS.  The following words, terms and phrases when used in this Ordinance shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

A.        “Severe Injury” means any physical injury to a human being that results in a major fracture, muscle tears or disfiguring lacerations or requires multiple sutures or corrective or cosmetic surgery.

 

B.        “Serious Physical Injury” means a physical injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious disfigurement, protracted impairment of health, impairment of function of any bodily organ, or plastic surgery.

 

C.        “Vicious Dog” means any of the following:

 

(1) a dog that, without justification, attacks a person and causes severe injury or severe physical injury, or death, or a dog that has been found to be a dangerous dog on more than one occasion;

 

(2) any dog that engages in or has been found to have been trained in exhibitions of fighting;

 

(3) any dog previously determined to be and currently listed to be a potentially dangerous dog, which, after its owner/custodian has been notified of this determination, continues the behavior of a potentially dangerous dog.

 

            D.        “Potentially dangerous dog” means any of the following:

 

(1)        Any dog which, when unprovoked, on two separate occasions within the prior 36-month period, engages in any behavior that requires a defensive action by any person to prevent bodily injury when the person and the dog are off the property of the owner or custodian of the dog;

 

(2)        Any dog which, when unprovoked, bites a person or otherwise engages in aggressive behavior, causing a less severe injury than as defined in SECTION 1: Definitions. A. “Severe Injury.” 

 

(3)        Any dog which, when unprovoked, has killed, seriously bitten, inflicted injury, or otherwise caused injury to a domestic animal off the property of the owner or custodian of the dog;

 

(4)        (i) Any individual dog anywhere other than upon the property of the owner or custodian of the dog and unmuzzled, unleashed or unattended by its owner or custodian that behaves in a manner that a reasonable person would believe possesses a serious and unjustified imminent threat of serious physical injury or death to a person or a companion animal or (ii) a dog that, without justification, bites a person and does not cause serious physical injury;

 

(5)        Any dog which has shown aggressive behavior to other animals and/or people, which would exhibit unprovoked aggression without any notice or verifiable coercion by a person or animal;

 

(6)        Any dog which, when unprovoked, has attacked or attempted to attack, including bites, another human or another animal, either on public or private property;

 

(7)        Any dog with a known propensity, tendency, or disposition to attack without provocation to cause injury or otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or domestic animals;

 

(8)        Any individual dog which attacks a domestic animal without provocation by that animal.

 

SECTION 2:  IDENTIFICATION OF VICIOUS DOGS and POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOGS:

 

A.        Any law enforcement officer, code enforcement officer, or animal control officer employed by or under contract with the Village who suspects that a dog may be a vicious dog or a dangerous dog as defined in Section 1 of this Ordinance may conduct an investigation to determine whether or not the dog has committed any act or displays any characteristics which qualify it as a vicious dog and/or a potentially dangerous dog.  If, upon the completion of such investigation, the officer concludes that the dog is a vicious dog or a potentially dangerous dog, such officer shall issue a written notice of determination which includes at least the following:

 

            (1)        A description of the dog;

 

            (2)        Information available concerning the ownership of the dog;

 

(3)        A statement or conclusion that the dog is a “vicious dog” or a “potentially dangerous dog” within the meaning of Section 1;

 

(4)        A description of the acts or characteristics which led the law enforcement officer, code enforcement officer or animal control officer employed by or under contract with the Village of Glasford to conclude that the dog is a vicious dog or a potentially dangerous dog;

 

(5)        Notice to the owner or the custodian that the vicious dog or potentially dangerous dog must be licensed and housed in accordance with the requirements of Section 4;

 

(6)        Notice that the owner or custodian may appeal the determination of the Law Enforcement officer, Code Enforcement officer or Animal Control officer employed by or under contract with the Village of Glasford to the Mayor within seven (7) working days after the determination is served upon the owner or custodian.

 

The Law Enforcement officer, Code Enforcement officer or Animal Control officer employed by or under contract with the Village of Glasford shall serve the notice of determination on the owner or custodian by certified mail or hand delivery to the last known address of the owner or custodian.

 

B.        The owner may appeal any determination that the owner’s dog is a vicious dog or a potentially dangerous dog.  An appeal must be directed to the Mayor and must be filed by the owner in the office of the Village clerk within seven (7) working days after receipt of the notice of determination which identifies the dog as a vicious dog or potentially dangerous dog.  Should the owner fail to appeal the determination within seven (7) working days, the determination of the investigating officer that the dog is a vicious dog or potentially dangerous dog shall become final.  Upon receipt of an appeal, the Mayor, or such person as the Mayor may designate to act on the Mayor’s behalf, shall convene a hearing for the purpose of determining whether the dog in question is a vicious dog or potentially dangerous dog.

 

C.        The hearing shall be held within no less than five (5) nor more than ten (10) working days after the Mayor or his designee serves a notice of the time, date and location of the hearing upon the owner or custodian of the allegedly vicious dog or potentially dangerous dog.  The hearing shall be conducted informally and shall remain open to the public.  At the hearing, the owner or custodian shall have the opportunity to present evidence to explain why the dog should not be declared a vicious dog or potentially dangerous dog.  The owner or custodian shall have the right to be represented by legal counsel at the owner’s expense.  The Law Enforcement officer or Animal Control officer employed by or under contract with the Village of Glasford who made the initial determination that the dog is vicious or potentially dangerous, and any other person(s) having knowledge of the facts and circumstances, may be heard by the Mayor or his designee and shall be subject to cross examination by the owner or custodian or the owner’s or custodian’s attorney.  The Mayor or his designee shall decide all issues for or against the owner or custodian of the dog regardless of whether the owner or custodian appears at the hearing.

 

D.        Within five (5) working days after the conclusion of the hearing, the Mayor or his designee shall determine whether or not the dog is a “vicious dog” or “potentially dangerous dog” within the meaning of Section 1.  The Mayor or his designee shall notify the owner or custodian in writing of its determination.  The decision of the Mayor or his designee shall be final.

 

E.         If any officer of the Village determines that the public safety requires the immediate impoundment of a dog as authorized by this Section, the officer shall within a reasonable time notify the owner or custodian of the facts and circumstances relating to the impoundment.  Upon receipt of such notification, the owner or custodian may appeal the determination of the officer to the Mayor or his designee in accordance with the procedures established hereinabove for the identification of vicious dogs.

 

SECTION 3:  EXEMPTIONS.

 

This Ordinance shall not apply to veterinarians or to dogs utilized by the police department or any law enforcement officer in the performance of police work.

 

SECTION 4:  VICIOUS OR DANGEROUS DOGS

 

            A.        Conditions of Owners of a Dangerous Dog.

 

The consequences and conditions of a dangerous dog determination are as follows:

 

1.         The dog shall be properly licensed, micro-chipped, and vaccinated at the owner’s expense, prior to release to the dog’s owner or custodian.  The Village of Glasford may include the designation in the registration records of the dog, after the court has determined that the designation applies to the dog.

 

2.         The dog, while on the owner’s property, shall, at all times, be kept indoors, or in a securely fenced yard or enclosure from which the dog cannot escape, which shall be a minimum of a 6-foot high chain-link or wooden privacy fence, which will automatically close when someone is entering or exiting the enclosure, installed in the area where the dangerous dog is maintained upon the premises, and into which children cannot trespass.  The yard or enclosure must be inspected and approved in writing by the Village of Glasford prior to release of the dog to its owner or custodian.

 

3.         The dog may be off the owner’s premises only if it is muzzled and restrained by a substantial leash, not exceeding six (6) feet in length, and if it is under the control of an adult capable of restraining and controlling the dog.  At no time may the dog be left unattended while off the owner’s premises.

 

4.         The owner or custodian of the dog shall notify the Village of Glasford Police Department immediately in the event the dog is at large, or has committed an attack on any person or animal, has been sold or otherwise disposed of, or has died.

 

5.         The dog must complete an obedience course at the owner’s expense within 60 days after release of the dog to its owner or custodian.  The course shall be a course approved by the Village of Glasford.

 

6.         The dog must be spayed or neutered at the expense of the owner or custodian prior to the release of the dog to its owner or custodian.

 

7.         The dog may be required to wear a bright fluorescent yellow collar visible at fifty (50) feet in normal daylight, which will be provided by the Village of Glasford at the owner’s expense.

 

8.         The owner or custodian of the dog may be required to maintain general liability insurance covering property damage and bodily injury caused by a potentially dangerous dog, with a combined single limited of Three Hundred Thousand ($300,000) Dollars per occurrence, and may be required to show proof of such insurance within thirty (30) days after the court has made its determination.  Verification of said policy and copies of the policy, showing it is paid and in full force and effect, shall be brought to the Village of Glasford Village Hall and reviewed by the Code Enforcement Officer every thirty (30) days. 

 

9.         All charges for services performed by the Village of Glasford and its employees pursuant to this Section and all fines shall be paid prior to the release of the dog to its owner or custodian.  If said charges and fines are not paid within thirty (30) days after the date the services are performed or the fines are ordered to be paid, the dog shall be deemed to be abandoned to the Village of Glasford.

 

10.       The owner of a dog which has been determined to be a dangerous dog as defined by this Ordinance shall pay a fine of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars for each separate basis upon which said determination was made.  Court costs in the amount of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars may be assessed. 

 

11.       Owner(s) of the “dangerous dog” shall have fifteen (15) days from the date of the “dangerous dog” finding to comply with the aforementioned requirements.  If these requirements are not met, the dog in question may be removed from the premises by order of the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village of Glasford, and the owner(s) may be fined up to Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars for each infraction.

 

12.       The Mayor, any Village Law Enforcement officer, Code Enforcement officer or Animal Control officer employer by or under contract with the Village may impose such other reasonable conditions as are deemed necessary to protect the public safety and welfare.

 

 

 

SECTION 5:  CONSEQUENCES AND CONDITIONS OF A VICIOUS DOG

DETERMINATION

 

The consequences and conditions of a vicious dog determination are as follows:

 

A.        A dog determined to be a vicious dog may be destroyed by the Village of Glasford Police Department and/or a veterinarian chosen by the Village of Glasford and/or the Peoria County Animal Control Office when it is found, after proceedings conducted as provided in this Ordinance, and that the release of the dog would create a significant threat to the public health, safety and welfare.

 

B.        If it is determined that a dog found to be vicious shall not be destroyed, the Mayor of the Village of Glasford shall impose the same conditions for ownership and continual custodial care of a dangerous dog as required by Section 4 of this Ordinance and shall require the additional conditions required by this Section and any other conditions necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare. 

 

C.        In addition to the requirements for enclosures set out in Section 4, A-2, an enclosure shall be enclosed on all sides, and shall be locked by a padlock.  It may be required to have a top and a cement floor.  The enclosure must be approved in writing by the Chief of Police or his designee of the Village of Glasford.

 

D.        The owner or custodian of a vicious dog must give written notice of the vicious dog determination to the United States Post Office (local branch) and all utility companies which provide services to the premises where the dog is kept.  The owner or custodian shall provide a copy of such notice to the department within thirty (30) days after the court determination that the dog is vicious.

 

E.         The owner or custodian of the dog may be required to maintain general liability insurance covering property damage and bodily injury caused by a vicious dog, with a combined single limited of One Million ($1,000,000) Dollars per occurrence, and may be required to show proof of such insurance within thirty (30) days after the court has made its determination.  Verification of said policy and copies of the policy, showing it is paid and in full force and effect, shall be brought to the Village of Glasford Village Hall and reviewed by the Code Enforcement officer every thirty (30) days. 

 

F.         The owner or custodian of the dog shall post one or more signs on the premises at a location(s) approved by the department stating that a dog, which has been determined to be vicious, resides on the premises.

 

G.        The owner or custodian of a dog, which has been determined to be a vicious dog pursuant to the provisions of this Ordinance shall pay a fine not to exceed One Thousand ($1,000.00) Dollars for each separate basis upon which said determination was made.  Said fine shall be paid to the Village of Glasford.

 

H.        Owner(s) of the “vicious dog” shall have fifteen (15) days from the date of the “vicious dog” finding to comply with the aforementioned requirements.  If these requirements are not met, the dog in question may be removed from the premises by order of the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village of Glasford, and the owner(s) may be fined up to Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars for each infraction.

 

I.          The owner of a dog determined to be a vicious dog may be prohibited from owning, possessing, controlling or having custody of any dog for a period of up to three (3) years, if it is found at the hearing conducted pursuant to the petition to declare the dog vicious, that ownership or possession of a dog by that person would create a significant threat to the public health, safety and welfare.

 

SECTION 6:  PENALTY.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor or in any way possess, within the corporate limits of the Village of Glasford, a vicious or dangerous dog.

 

A.        If a dog, after a hearing as provided by this Ordinance, is found to be a dangerous dog, the owner or custodian may be fined up to Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars plus costs and if the dog is found to be a vicious dog, the owner or custodian of said dog may be fined up to One Thousand ($1,000) Dollars plus costs.

 

B.        The failure of an owner or custodian of a dog released to the owner, after hearing pursuant to this Ordinance, to comply with any of the conditions imposed punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars. 

 

C.        No dog shall be released to the owner or custodian until fines and costs have been paid.  If the fine and costs have not been paid by the time has run for administrative review, the dog shall be considered abandoned to the Village and may be destroyed. 

 

D.        Failure of an owner or custodian of a dog, which has been determined to be a dangerous dog or vicious dog that has been released to the owner or custodian after a determination hearing pursuant to this Ordinance to comply with any of the conditions imposed pursuant to this Ordinance, may be fined in an amount not to exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars for each day that the non-compliance continues.

 

SECTION 7:  EFFECTIVE DATE

 

This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

 


ORDINANCE 2010-03

 

AN ORDINANCE TO CONTROL REGULATE. CORRECT AND ABATE

NUISANCES IN 'THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, ILLINOIS

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, ILLINOIS.

 

SECTION ONE:  INSPECTION AND INVESTIGATION:

 

When an existence of a public nuisance is brought to the attention of the Mayor, or a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Village, the Village Police Chief, or his Official Designee, he/she may cause an inspection and investigation to be made and to determine whether removal and abatement of the nuisance is necessary.

 

SECTION TWO:  NOTICE TO ABATE

 

After inspection and investigating under the provisions of Section One, the Chief of Police or his Official Designee shall cause a notice in writing to be served upon the person, corporation or entity found to be responsible for the existence of the nuisance, the notice sba1l require the person, entity, corporation responsible to abate the nuisance within five (5) days from the receipt of the notice. If personal service of the notice cannot be made, then such notice shall be left at the residence or usual place of business of the person found to be responsible.

 

The notice shall indicate the date of the inspection and investigation, and the hours and location where the inspection was made.  The notice shall set forth what the nuisance consists of and indicate the abatement or remedy required.

 

SECTION THREE: FAILURE TO ABATE AFTER NOTICE; ABATEMENT BY VILLAGE, COST:

 

After the expiration of five (5) days from the time the notice is served, if the nuisance is not abated or other remedy made as required, it may be done under the direction of the Chief of Police of the Village, and all cost of so doing to remedy the abatement shall be collected from the person, corporation or entity who is responsible for the nuisance with a penalty of ten (10) percent of such cost.

 

SECTION FOUR: ABATEMENT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

 

If a nuisance constitutes an emergency, as stated in the notice, the time to abate, as stated in the notice, may be reduced by the Chief of Police or his Official Designee, and then abate the nuisance.


 

SECTION FIVE:  ABATEMENT BY OWNER, AGENT OR OCCUPANT WHERE RESPONSIBLE PERSON IS UNKNOWN:

 

When any nuisance, or anything likely to become a nuisance, may be found upon any premises, and the person, corporation or entity causing such nuisance is unknown or cannot be found, the owner, agent or occupant of the premises shall be notified by the Chief of Police or his Official Designee to abate the same. If such owner, agent or occupant whose duty it is hereby made to abate such nuisance shall not promptly comply with such notice, he/she shall be subject to the penalty provided in this Ordinance.

 

SECTION SIX:  ENUMERATION OF PARTICULAR NUISANCES, ENUMERATION NOT EXCLUSIVE.

 

Things interfering with peace and comfort.  Sound, animals, or things, which interferes with the peace or comfort or disturb the quiet of any person in the Village, constitutes a public nuisance. These may also include: rodents, cockroaches, termites, loud music, and woodworking.

 

Offensive, nauseous or dangerous things.  Anything which is made, permitted, used, kept, maintained or operated, or any building or any animal that is kept in the Village, in a manner that is offensive, nauseous, dangerous to life, limb or property or detrimental to the health or welfare of any person or persons residing in the area or having the rights to use the area shall be a public nuisance.

 

Discharge of offensive matter.  Whoever shall, within the Village, place or throw, or permit to be discharged, or to flow from or out of any house or premises, any filthy, foul or offensive matter or liquid of any kind, into any street, alley or public place, or upon any adjacent lot or ground, or shall allow or permit the same to be done by any person connected with the premises of the Village, under his/her control, shall be deemed to be a nuisance.

 

Garbage, refuse, landscape waste, rubbish and litterAny person or person's entity or corporation who allows any garbage, refuse, landscape waste, rubbish or litter to accumulate in any premises or public place as herein provided in this Ordinance resulting from the handling process, preparation, cooking or consumption of food products, or allows refuse being any discarded matter or any matter which is to be reduced its volume or otherwise changed in chemical or physical appearances or physical properties, including but not limited to deteriorating railroad tie walls, junk refrigerators and appliances, which are left on a premises or property or on public property within the Village in order to facilitate its discard or removal or disposal and any landscape waste, are deemed to be a nuisance.

 

Threats to health, safety and welfare.  Conditions, which interfere with, or constitute a threat to, or impairment of, the health, safety or welfare of the Village's citizens, are deemed to be a nuisance.

 

Enumeration not exclusive.   The various nuisances described and enumerated in this section shall not be deemed to be exclusive, but shall be in additional to all other nuisances described and prohibited by this code.

 

SECTION SEVEN: DEFINITIONS:

 

(A)       Garbage: As defined herein and including refuse resulting from the handling, processing, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food or food products.

 

(B)       Refuse: Any discarded matter, or any matter which is to be reduced in volume or otherwise changed in chemical or physical properties in order to facilitate its discard, removal or disposal.

 

(C)       Landscape Waste: Any vegetable or plant refuse, except garbage and refuse. The term includes trees, tree trimmings, branches, stumps, brush, weeds, leaves, grass, shrubbery, yard trimmings, railroad tie walls that have deteriorated.

 

(D)       Rubbish: Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, including but not limited to paper, wrappings, cigarettes or other tobacco products, cardboard, plastics, tin cans, glass, wood, bedding, crockery, iron, brass, automobiles, tin, appliances parts and other similar materials.

 

(E)       Litter: Garbage, refuse, landscape waste and rubbish, as herein defined, which if thrown, deposited or deteriorated, as defined by this Ordinance, which tends to create a nuisance and/or danger to the public health, safety and welfare.

 

(F)       Public Place:  Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public ways and any and all public squares, space, grounds and buildings.

 

SECTION EIGHT: COMMON LAW AND STATUTORY NUISANCES.

 

In addition to what is hereby declared to be a nuisance, those offenses known to the common law or of the statutes of the state as nuisances may, in case the same exists within the Village, be treated as such as proceeded against as provided in this chapter.

 

SECTION NINE:  ABANDONMENT AND STORAGE OF REFRIGERATORS IN PLACES ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN

 

No person may leave or permit to remain outside of a dwelling, building or other structure, or within any unoccupied or abandoned building, dwelling or other structure under his/her or its control, any abandoned, unattended or discarded refrigerators or other similar appliance or container of a capacity of one and one-half (l½ ) cubic feet or more, and which has an airtight door or lid, snap lock or other locking device, which may not be released from the inside, without first removing the door or lid or snap lock or other locking device from the refrigerator, container or appliance.

 

Any authorized Village Personnel charged with enforcement of this section may order, in writing or orally, any person in violation of this section to comply with the requirements of this section promptly. In the event the person fails to comply with this section within twenty‑four (24) hours of the order, or in the event the identity of whereabouts of such person can not be ascertained, then the door or lid, snap lock or other locking device shall be removed from the refrigerator or container or be otherwise secured by the Chief of Police and the cost thereof shall be charged to that person.

 

This Ordinance may be enforced by members of the Police Department of the Village of Glasford and/or Peoria County Health Department.

 

In addition to the charge for the cost of securing the refrigerator, other similar appliance, or container, or the cost of removal of the door or lid, snap lock or other locking device, any violation of this Ordinance shall be punishable by fines as allowed.

 

Each day that a violation of this section is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense.

 

SECTION  TEN:

 

(A) No person, firm or corporation shall throw or deposit litter in or upon any public place within the Village, except in public receptacles or in private receptacles for collection.

 

(B) No person, firm or corporation placing litter in public receptacles or in private receptacles shall do so in such a manner as to prevent it from being carried or deposited by the elements upon any street, sidewalk or other public place.

 

(C) No person, firm or corporation shall sweep or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the Village the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or from any public or private sidewalk or driveway.  Persons owning or occupying property shall keep the sidewalk in front of their premises free of litter.

 

(D) No person, firm or corporation owning or occupying a place of business shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street or other public place within the Village the accumulation of litter from any building or lot or front any public or private sidewalk or driveway.  Persons owning or occupying places of business within the Village shall keep the sidewalk in front of their business premises free of litter.

 

(E) No person, while a driver or passenger in a vehicle, shall throw or deposit litter upon any street, other public place or private property within the Village.

 

(F) No person shall drive or move any truck or other vehicle within the Village, unless such vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent any load or contents of litter from being blow or deposited upon any street, alley or other public place.  Nor shall any person drive or move any vehicle or truck within the Village, the wheels or tires of which carry onto or deposit in any street, alley or other public place, mud, dirt, sticky substances or foreign matter of any kind.

 

(G) No person, firm or corporation shall cause the spilling of any turpentine, kerosene, gasoline, benzene, naphtha, coal, oil or any product thereof or any oil used for lubricating, illuminating or fuel purposes or allow any of such fluids to escape to or upon an asphalt pavement of the Village or operate or permit to be operated any tank or other vehicles from which any of such fluids are permitted to escape.

 

(H) No person, firms or corporations hauling or causing to be hauled any dirt, sand, travel, cinders or other materials or any waste matter on streets or alleys shall so construct and maintain their vehicles at all times and to prevent the spilling of such material or matter from the same.

 

(I) No person firm or corporation shall throw or deposit litter on any open or vacant private property within the Village, whether owned by such person or not.

 

(J) No person, firm or corporation shall throw or deposit litter on any occupied private premises within the Village whether owned by such person or not, except in private receptacles for collection.

 

(K) The owner or person in control of any private premises or vacant property shall at all times maintain the private premises or vacant property free of litter; however, that this section shall not prohibit the storage of litter in private receptacles for collection.

 

(L) No person, firm or corporation shall allow or maintain conditions on property owned or controlled by them, which interfere with, or constitute a threat to, or impairment of, the health, safety or welfare of the Village's citizens.

 

(M) The Chief of the Glasford Police Department or his Official Designee shall serve first written notice upon the owner of any private property within the Village or the agent of such owner to demand within five (5) days of the receipt of first written notice the proper disposal of litter located on such owner’s property.  Said notice shall be by person service, registered or certified mail, or sent or delivered to the last known address of said owner or agent or owner.

 

(N) Upon the expiration of five (5) clays from the receipt of the first written notice, if the person, firm or corporation has failed, neglected or refused to comply with the directions of the said first written notice, the Chief of the Glasford Police Department or his Official Designee shall issue in the same manner as the first written notice, a notice to appear in court citing the violation of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION ELEVEN:  PENALTY.

 

Any violation of this Ordinance may be enforced through the Peoria County Circuit Court, Peoria, Illinois.  The Village may also obtain an injunction or other appropriate equitable relief to prevent or remedy any nuisance.

 

Any person, firm, corporation or entity who violates any provision of this Ordinance shall, upon a finding of guilty shall be fined not less than Sixty Dollars ($60.00) nor more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each offense and costs.  Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

 

Any person having been issued a citation for violation of any provision of this Ordinance may settle the violation citation by paying a settlement amount of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) to the Glasford Village Clerk, 301 South Oak Street, Glasford, Illinois 61533 for each violation of this Ordinance for which a citation has been received at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the court appearance date so indicated on the citation or complaint.  Said settlement option shall not apply to the second and subsequent violations within a twelve (12) month period.  The payment of the settlement amount to the Village Clerk shall resolve the violation claim as to the current complaint only, and the recipient need not then appear in court as set forth in the violation notice.

 

Upon the failure of a recipient of a citation or notice of violation of this Ordinance to timely pay the pre‑hearing settlement amount, the recipient shall be required to appear in the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Peoria, Illinois, at the time, date, and place set forth on the citation or notice of violation. If the recipient shall fail to appear at the time and place so noticed, a Judgment of Guilty and fine and costs may be entered against the recipient who fails to appear.  Such settlement option shall not apply: (a) to the second and subsequent violation within any twelve (12) month period from the date of the first citation; or (b) to any citation or notice of violation relating to conditions alleged to present threats to, or impairments of, the health, safety or welfare of the Village's citizens.

 

 


ORDINANCE 2013-09

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING LIMITED USE OF GOLF CARTS ON THE STREETS

OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees declare and determine that it is in the best interest of the Village of Glasford that golf carts have limited use on Village streets within the Village of Glasford.

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, PEORIA COUNTY, ILLINOIS, AS FOLLOWS,

 

SECTION ONE. Definitions. The Motor Vehicle Code, Section 625 ILCS 5/1-123.9, defines a golf cart, as follows:

 

Golf cart” is a vehicle specifically designed and intended for the purposes of transporting one or more persons and their golf clubs or maintenance equipment while engaged in the playing of golf, supervising the play of golf, or maintaining the condition of the grounds on a public or private golf course.

 

 

SECTION TWO: A golf cart, as authorized by this Ordinance, shall have limited use of the Village of Glasford streets as hereinafter set forth in this Ordinance.

 

SECTION THREE: It is unlawful to drive or operate any other off highway or non-highway vehicle, including but not limited to, all-terrain vehicles, off highway motorcycles or recreational off highway vehicles, on any street within the Village of Glasford.

 

SECTION FOUR: It is unlawful to operate a golf cart on the streets of the Village of Glasford without a valid golf cart permit attached to the rear of the golf cart.

 

SECTION FIVE: That it is unlawful to operate any golf cart on any street in the Village of Glasford or its jurisdiction unless, as a minimum, the following safety equipment has been installed and inspected, to-wit:

a.         Brakes.

b.         Steering apparatus.

c.         Tires

d.         Rearview mirror.

e.         Red reflector warning devices on the front and rear of the golf cart.

f.          A slow moving vehicle emblem as defined by 625 ILCS 5/12-709 on the rear of the golf cart.

g.         A headlight that emits a white light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the front. 

h.         A taillight that emits a red light visible from at leave 100 feet from the rear.

i.          Brake lights.

j.          Turn signals.

 

Before a golf cart permit shall be issued by the Village Clerk, the applicant must first obtain a written golf cart inspection report from the Glasford Police Department that the golf cart complies with the provisions of this Section. The Glasford Police Department shall deliver the inspection report to the Village Clerk.

 

SECTION SIX: A golf cart shall only operate on any street or highway within the Village of Glasford with a speed limit of 25 mph or less. No golf cart shall be driven on Main Street between North Glasford Road and Hanna City/Glasford Road. Golf carts further cannot be driven on North or South Glasford Road.

 

SECTION SEVEN: Permit. No person shall be operate a golf cart on the streets of Glasford as provided in this Ordinance unless they apply in writing and obtain a golf cart operation permit from the Village Clerk for a fee of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) paid to the Village of Glasford.

 

SECTION EIGHT: The Village Clerk shall issue a reflective golf cart permit sticker to the applicant upon completion with the requirements of this Ordinance, which will authorize the operator of a golf cart, for one-year only, from the date the golf cart permit sticker was issued.

 

SECTION NINE: No person may operate a golf cart on the streets of the Village of Glasford unless he or she has a valid driver’s license issued in his or her name by the Secretary of State of Illinois or by a foreign jurisdiction.

 

SECTION TEN: The golf cart driver and passenger(s) shall be covered with liability insurance to the extent required by the laws of the State of Illinois.

 

SECTION ELEVEN: A person may make a direct crossing at an intersection controlled by a traffic light or a 4-way stop sign upon or across the highway under the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois or the County of Peoria if the speed limit on the highway is 35 mph or less at the place of crossing.

 

SECTION TWELVE: No person operating a golf cart shall make a direct crossing upon or across any highway under the jurisdiction of the state.

 

SECTION THIRTEEN: Penalties.

 

(a)       Any violation of this Ordinance shall be punishable by a fine of $200.00 and not more than $500.00. Any conviction of a second offense within 12 months shall be punishable by a fine of $500.00.

 

(b)       Any person having been issued a citation or notice for violation of any provision of this Ordinance, may settle the violation citation or notice by paying a settlement amount of $200.00 within two (2) days prior to the required court date in the Circuit Court of Peoria County as set out on the citation or notice of violation, of any provisions of this Ordinance. Payments shall be made to the Village Clerk, Village Glasford, 305 S. Oak Street, Glasford, Illinois 61533. Upon the failure of a recipient of a citation or notice of violation of this Ordinance to timely pay the pre-hearing settlement amount, the recipient shall then be required to appear in the Circuit Court of Peoria County, Illinois, Peoria, Illinois, at the time, date and place set forth on the citation or notice of violation. If the recipient shall fail to appear at the time and place so noticed, a Judgment of Guilty and fine and costs shall be entered against the recipient who fails to appear, pursuant to the provisions of this Section.

 

 

THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT FROM AND AFTER ITS PASSAGE APPROVAL AND PUBLICATION IN PAMPHLET FORM AS PROVIDED BY LAW.

 

PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF GLASFORD, ILLINOIS THIS _21st__ DAY OF _NOVEMBER__, 2013.

 

AYES ____6_____                   NAYS ____0_____

 

 

 


 

2016-06 SWIMMING POOL REQUIREMENTS

 

DEFINITION

Private swimming pool:  A body of water in an artificial or partly artificial receptacle or other container whether installed or constructed above or below ground elevation with a depth of two (2) feet or more (and a minimum surface area of one hundred twenty-five (125) square feet) or to be used for swimming, wading, diving or recreational bathing located on private residential property for the use of the property's owner and guests. 

 

POOL PERMITS

Prior to the commencement of the construction of or any alteration, addition, remodeling or improvement to a private swimming pool, the owner of the proposed pool shall submit an application for a building permit to the Village Clerk.

 

POOL PLANS

The plans and specifications shall include the following information:

 

1. A site plan drawn to scale which indicates the location of the proposed pool in relation to the   following items, and which meet or exceeds the minimum setbacks.

• Property lines, building items, fences, walls, landscaping elements, structures,

trees, electric service lines, principle or accessory structures, excluding decks, and the location and dimensions of the fence and gates.

 

2. A sketch of the cross section of the fence drawn to scale which includes:

• Type of materials used in fence construction

• Dimensions of members and other structural elements, including spaces between members and other structural information.

• Type and location of gate and latches. Including vertical distance from grade to the location of handles or other latch components.

 

POOL BARRIERS

A fence no less than 5 feet in height will need to completely surround a private below-ground swimming pool, except in those portions of the enclosure in which a building serves as a 5-foot barrier. The owner of an aboveground pool will need to install a barrier, which may include the sides of the pool structure, not less than 5 feet in height, which shall completely surround the pool. Each fence will be equipped with a gate containing a self-closing and self-latching device placed at the top of the gate at least 48” from grade.

 

POOL FEES

An application for a permit to construct or install a

private swimming pool above ground or in ground………………....................$30.00

Fences.............................................................................................................$25.00

 

POOL LOCATION

The location of the pool shall adhere to the following minimum setbacks:

• 5 feet from walls, landscaping elements or structures, trees and other appurtenances.

• 10 feet linear and 18 feet diagonally from electric service lines.

• 10 feet from principle or accessory structures, excluding decks.

• Property and building line setbacks, which is normally 6 feet off the property line.  Corner lots have to conform with zoning ordinance.

 

 

 

 

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