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(A) Whomever shall construct, or cause to be constructed, any access-related improvements or any utility or facility within the right-of-way of any county highway, or whoever shall repair, relocate, revise, modify, enlarge, remove, reconstruct, or abandon any existing utility or facility within the right-of-way in violation of the requirements of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $500 for each access location so constructed. Each day that the access location is in place in violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense, subject to the above penalties. A violation shall also include any access-related improvements or any utilities or facilities within the county highways built without approval, and a permit as required by this chapter as well as approved improvements built with substandard designs and specifications.
(B) The Lake County Division of Transportation shall have the authority to stop any and all work that it determines is proceeding in an unsafe or substandard manner, or poses any danger to the public or the county highway. In the event any aspect of the perimeter's construction, placement, maintenance, repair, use or operation of the county highway at any time violates or is forbidden by any law, statute, rule, regulation, order, or requirement of any governmental authority, the permittee shall immediately discontinue such operations and, at its own expense, take all necessary corrective action.
(C) Whenever a violation shall come to the knowledge of the County Engineer, the County Engineer may take any action as deemed appropriate and as set forth in the Illinois Compiled Statutes, as amended. The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed exclusive and shall not be deemed to prevent the maintenance of any other action or proceeding in law or equity to enforce the provisions of this chapter or to vacate and remove any improvements constructed in violation of this chapter.
(D) Whenever it shall come to the knowledge of the County Recorder that any of the provisions of this chapter have been violated, as they relate to plats, it shall be the County Recorder's duty to notify the County Engineer and the State's Attorney.
(E) The County Engineer shall have the authority to delay the issuance of permits to an applicant due to the failure of the applicant to comply with the provisions of other permits issued to the applicant. The County Engineer shall also have the authority to delay the issuance of permits if the property served by the permitted work or facility is in violation of or has not complied with the provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance, statute, regulation or administrative order that may apply to such property. The County Engineer shall also have the authority to revoke any active permit issued to the applicant due to the failure of the applicant to comply with the provisions of other permits or the failure of the applicant to comply with the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 19-1061, passed 7-9-2019)