§ 90.01  ACTS DECLARED TO BE NUISANCE; ABATEMENT.
   It is hereby declared to be a nuisance for any person within the limits of the village to commit any of the following described acts:
   (A)   To so negligently conduct any business or use premises as to create such an offensive smell as may taint the air and render it unwholesome or disagreeable in the neighborhood;
   (B)   To throw or deposit, or cause to be thrown or deposited, any refuse, garbage or other offensive matter, or the carcass or any part thereof of any animal, in any watercourse, pond, spring, well, street alleyway or public property within the limits of the village;
   (C)   To corrupt or render unwholesome, or injure or contaminate, the water of any drinking hydrant, spring, stream, pond or lake;
   (D)   To cause or suffer grass, leaves, underbrush or other combustible matter to be collected, deposited or to remain on his or her premises in such quantities and such condition as to materially increase the danger to property of others from forest or other fires;
   (E)   To obstruct or encroach upon public highways, private ways, streets, alleys, sidewalks, fire hydrants and commons;
   (F)   To erect, continue or use any building, or other place, for the exercise of any trade, employment or manufacture which, by occasion of noxious exhalations, offensive smells or otherwise, is offensive or dangerous to health of individuals or to the public;
   (G)   To obstruct any watercourse, ravine or gutter so as to cause water to stagnate therein, or to permit foul or stagnate water to stand upon any premises to the prejudice of others:
      (1)   To allow any accumulation of stagnate water, permitted or maintained, which is breeding mosquitoes, or is considered by the Village Board to be a mosquito breeding area, or is otherwise considered to be detrimental to the health or safety of the public;
      (2)   To construct, maintain or allow to remain any structure, fence, retaining wall, earth fill or install pipe on any easement without permission from the village. In no case shall any item be so constructed, installed or planted that will obstruct drainage, eliminate detention or reduce the water carrying capacity of the easement (see also § 151.167 Fences, walls and natural barriers and § 151.293 Easements); and/or
      (3)   To allow any area of private property to fall in disrepair, including, but not limited to, yards, driveways, parking lots, curbs or borders, buildings or structures, landscaping, trees and drainage areas where safety or construction concerns are present.
   (H)   To permit the growth upon any premises of any noxious weed such as jimsonweed, burdock, ragweed, thistles, cockleburs or any other collection of weeds or natural grass to exceed a height of eight inches;
   (I)   To commit any offense which is a nuisance according to the common law of the land or made such by the statutes of the state;
   (J)   (1)   To allow or permit any dense smoke to come or be emitted from any fires, chimney, engine, oil burner or other agency within the limits of the village shall be and is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and may be summarily abated by village staff or by any one whom they or either of them may authorize for such purposes. The abatement may be in addition to the fine provided for violation of this division; and
      (2)   It shall be unlawful except in an Non-Urban (NU) Zoning District to:
         (a)   Openly burn any debris or trash except for common yard waste (i.e. leaves, tree/scrub limbs, grass and the like) and only that which is generated on the property on which it is being intentionally burnt. It is further unlawful to burn at any time any noxious or poison weeds, vegetation and/or shrubs, such as, but not limited to, poison ivy, poison oak, sumac or other related vegetation that is determined to be noxious or poisonous and is a threat to the well being and public health of the general community. Violations are subject to immediate abatement and violators are required to pay all costs associated with abatement of the violation(s);
         (b)   Burning will be permitted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between March 15 through June 1 and from October 15 through December 15;
         (c)   Burning on any public or utility easement is prohibited; and
         (d)   Burning that creates an excessive amount of smoke is prohibited.
   (K)   (1)   To conduct any building operations, refuse collection, deliveries and/or trash pickups between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.; the use of which is attended with loud or unusual noise audible to residents within the village.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful to burn or dispose of construction materials on site.
   (L)   No person owning or in possession, charge or control of any building or premises shall use the same or permit the use of the same, or rent the same to be used for any business or employment, or for any purpose of pleasure or recreation, if the use shall, from its noise or boisterous nature, disturb or destroy the peace of the neighborhood in which the building or premises are situated, or be dangerous or detrimental to health;
   (M)   To permit or maintain an unsightly yard or premises where there is an accumulation or deposit of any nature, waste or earth in excess of 15 days;
   (N)   To cause or suffer debris or junk to be collected, deposited or to remain on his or her premises in such quantities and in such condition as to increase breeding and refuse for rodents, vermin or any undesirable nuisance (from a reasonable person perspective);
   (O)   To leave or scatter wastepaper, paper containers for foodstuffs, bills, posters, lithographs, advertising matter, refuse, sweepings or material of like substance in or upon the streets, sidewalks, alleys or public grounds of the village;
   (P)   To operate or play or cause to be operated or played any phonograph, gramophone, radio set, wireless set, loud speaker or other device or instrument whereby sound is amplified, during the hours from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. of the next following day, in such manner or with such volume that the sound caused thereby is audible to human beings beyond a distance of 200 feet from the phonograph, gramophone, radio set, wireless set or other device or instrument or beyond the premises where on the same is operated or played; or any unauthorized collection of voices that is audible beyond 200 feet, which provokes a general breach of the peace; unless authorized by the Village Board of Trustees for special purposes;
   (Q)   To sell motor vehicles or similar devices (boats, trailers, campers or other large items) other than your own at your place of residence;
   (R)   Environmental Protection Act, being ILCS Ch. 415, Act 5, § 55, pertaining to the open dumping, abandoning, burning of or any other unauthorized disposing of any amount of nonconverted, nonaltered or noncovered tires in any public or private place, which includes any applicable sections or subsections to this act regarding exemptions or definitions; and/or
   (S)   To operate or play or cause to be operated or played any radio, loud speaker or other device or instrument whereby sound is amplified, from a motor vehicle in such a manner that the sound is audible at a distance of 75 feet or more, unless the sound system is being operated to request assistance or to warn of a hazardous situation. The Village Board of Trustees has the authority to authorize exceptions for special purposes.
   (T)   To permit or maintain an unsightly yard or premises where there is an accumulation or deposit of any operable or inoperable, unlicensed vehicle, equipment, junk, wrecked or disabled automobiles, trucks, material of any nature, waste or earth accumulation of vehicle parts in excess of seven days.
(Ord. 2015-11-02A, passed 11-2-2015; Am. Ord. 2017-06-05D, passed 6-5-2017; Am. Ord. 2019-09-09A, passed 9-9-2019 )  Penalty, see § 90.99
Cross-reference:
   Also, see §§ 151.167 and 151.293