It is hereby declared to be a nuisance and to be against the health, peace and comfort of the city, for any person, firm or corporation within the limits of the city to permit the following, but the enumeration of the following nuisances shall not be deemed to be exclusive or a limitation on the nuisances defined in § 94.01 or as determined under other provisions of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Pinckneyville.
   (A)   Filth. To cause or suffer the carcass of any animal or an offal, filth or noisome substance to be collected, deposited or to remain in any place, to the prejudice of others.
   (B)   Deposit of offensive materials. To throw or deposit any offal or other offensive matter, or the carcass of any dead animal in any watercourse, lake, pond, spring, well or common sewer, street or public highway.
   (C)   Corruption of water. To corrupt or render unwholesome, or impure, the water of any spring, river, stream, pond or lake, to the injury or prejudice of others.
   (D)   Highway encroachment. To obstruct or encroach upon public highways, private ways, streets, alleys, commons, landing places, and ways to burying places.
   (E)   Manufacturing gunpowder. To carry on the business of manufacturing gunpowder, nitroglycerine or other highly explosive substances, or mixing or grinding the materials therefor, in any building within 500 feet of any valuable building erected at the time such business may be commenced.
   (F)   Powder magazines. To establish powder magazines near incorporated towns, at a point different from that appointed according to law by the corporate authorities of the town, or within 1,000 feet of any occupied dwelling house.
   (G)   Noxious odors. To erect, continue or use any building or other place for the exercise of any trade, employment, or manufacture which, by occasioning noxious exaltations, offensive smells or otherwise, is offensive or dangerous to the health of individuals, or of the public.
   (H)   Unlawful advertising. To advertise wares or occupations by painting notices of the same on, or affixing them to fences or other private property, or on rocks or other natural objects without the consent of the owner, or if in the highway, or other public places, without permission of the proper authorities.
   (I)   Harassment. To harass, intimidate or threaten any person who is about to sell or lease or has sold or leased a residence or other real property, or is about to buy or lease or has bought or leased a residence or other real property, when the harassment, intimidation or threat relates to a person's attempt to sell, buy or lease a residence, or other real property, or refers to a person's sale, purchase or lease of a residence or other real property.
   (J)   Business. To establish, maintain, and carry on any offensive or unwholesome business within the city limits.
   (K)   Filthy premise conditions. To keep or suffer to be kept in a foul, offensive, nauseous or filth condition, any chicken coop, cow barn, stable, cellar, vault, drain, privy, sewer or sink upon any premises belonging to or occupied by any person, or any railroad car, building, yard, grounds, and premises belonging to or occupied by any person.
   (L)   Expectorate. To expectorate on any public sidewalk, street, or other public building or floor or walk of any public vehicle or hall.
   (M)   Litter on streets. It shall be unlawful for any person to allow trash, paper, cardboard, wire, dirt, rock, stone, glass, brick, lumber, wood or litter of material objects of any size or description to fall upon city streets from any moving vehicle, or to be thrown from a moving vehicle, and to remain thereon.
   (N)   Accumulations of junk and trash. To deposit, or pile up any rags, old rope, paper, iron, brass, copper, tin, aluminum, ashes, garbage, refuse, plastic, brush, litter, weeds, building material, appliances, slush, lead, glass bottles or broken glass upon any lot, piece or parcel of land, or upon any public or private alley, street or public way within the city.
   (O)   Accumulations of yard waste/discharge from mowing. To deposit, or pile up limbs, grass clippings, leaves or anything generated from a yard or property upon any lot, piece or parcel of land or upon any public or private alley, street, or public way within the city, except that preparation of such material for pick up and disposal services provided by the city shall not be considered a nuisance. No person shall discharge grass clippings or other vegetative matter from mowing or other activities upon any city street, sidewalk or right-of-way.
   (P)   Rodents. To cause or permit any condition or situation to exist that shall attract, harbor or encourage the infestation of rodents.
   (Q)   Bringing nuisances into the city. To bring into the city, or keep therein for sale of otherwise, either for food or for any other purpose, any dead or live animal or any matter, substance, or thing which shall be a nuisance or which shall occasion a nuisance in the city, or which may or shall be dangerous or detrimental to health.
   (R)   Offensive liquids. To keep any nauseous, foul or putrid liquid or substance or any liquid or substance likely to become nauseous, foul, offensive or putrid, nor permit any such liquid to be discharged, placed, thrown or to flow from or out of any premise into or upon any adjacent premises or any public street or alley, nor permit the same to be done by any person connected with the premises.
   (S)   Generally. To commit any offense which is a nuisance according to the common law of the land or made such by ILCS Ch. 740, Act 55, §§ 221, 222.
(Ord. O-2016-09, passed 7-11-2016; Am. Ord. O-2016-22, passed 11-28-16)
Editor’s note:
   ILCS Ch. 740, Act 55, §§ 221, 222 were repealed by P.L. 89-234.