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Carbon Cliff Illinois

106 1ST AVENUE  |  P.O. BOX 426  |  CARBON CLIFF, ILLINOIS 61239  |  P: 309 / 792.8235  |  F: 309 / 792.3267

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SWIMMING POOLS / PONDS:  A “swimming pool and / or pond” is a tank of water either above or below grade level in which the depth of the water exceeds two (2) feet.  “Swimming pools,” hot tubs, whirlpool baths and tubs, and Jacuzzi-type tubs or baths shall be considered “swimming pools” if they are located outdoors (see Swimming Pool Fences).

SWIMMING POOL FENCES:  No public or private swimming pool shall be erected unless the same be entirely enclosed by buildings, fences or walls not less than five (5) nor more than seven (7) feet in height and of such construction that a child may not reach the pool from the street or from any adjacent property without opening a door or gate or scaling a wall or fence.  Holes or openings in the fence shall be four (4) inches or less.  Such fences or walls shall be equipped with self-latching gates or doors.  The latching device shall be located not less than four (4) feet above the ground and be inside the gate.  All doors from houses and garages must also be self-closing and self-latching.


Tall Grass

GRASS / WEEDS:  It shall be the duty of the owner or person in possession of the premises situated within the Village to cut grass / weeds growing on their respective premises and abutting entrance and ditches whenever the same shall be in need of cutting and in no event shall the grass / weeds be allowed to grow in excess of twelve (12) inches.  Failure to maintain property will result in a Village Ordinance Violation Ticket and a fine of up to $750.00 per day.


REFUSE:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 7 - SECTION 6

It shall be unlawful to burn any combustible or other organic refuse outside a lawfully constructed incinerator, so as to permit the refuse to be blown away by the wind. It shall be unlawful to place or permit to remain within the Village any garbage or other materials subject to decay, excepting in the appropriate tight durable containers not in excess of thirty-three (33) gallons and the garbage shall be drained and wrapped.  It shall be unlawful to permit to fall from any vehicle any garbage, refuse, or ashes on any public street in the Village; provided, that this section shall not be construed as prohibiting the placing of garbage, refuse or ashes in a container complying with the provisions of this article for the purposes of having such matter collected and disposed of. No persons shall burn or cause to be burned any refuse at or near the public streets and roads of the Village.

 

OFFENSIVE SUBSTANCES:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 7 - SECTION 7

No person shall have any offensive water or other liquid or substance on his/her premises or grounds, to the prejudice of life, or health, whether for the use in trade, or otherwise, at no establishment or place of business for tanning, skinning or scouring, or for dressing hides or leathers, or for carrying on any offensive trade or business, started or established in the Village, without a permit and approval from the Village Board.  Every such establishment now existing shall be kept clean and wholesome, and be so conducted in every particular as not to be offensive or prejudicial to life or health.

 

WEEDS:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 7 - SECTION 9

It shall be the duty of the owner or person in possession of the premises situated within the Village to cut weeds growing on their respective premises and abutting entrance and ditches whenever the same shall be in need of cutting and in no event shall the weeds be allowed to grow in excess of twelve (12) inches.

 

STAGNATE WATER:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 7 - SECTION 13

Any stagnate pool of water in the Village is declared to be a nuisance.  It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to permit any such nuisance to remain or exist on any property under his/her or its control.

 

STORM WATER DRAINS:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 7 - SECTION 17

It shall be unlawful for any persons, firm or corporation to connect or cause to be connected, any drain carrying, or to carry any toilet, sink, septic tank, cesspool, industrial waste, or any fixture or device discharging polluting substances to any storm water drain in the Village.

 

JUNKING VEHICLES:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 7 - SECTION 18

That it shall be unlawful for any individual, partnership, corporation or other business entity to carry on a business of junking any vehicle in the Village.

 

INOPERATIVE OR ABANDONED VEHICLES:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 7 - SECTION 19

No person shall park, store, leave or permit the permit the parking, storing or leaving of any vehicle or motor vehicle of any kind which is unregistered or is in an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, elevated or propped condition, junked, or partially dismantled, whether attended or not upon any property within the Village for a period of time in excess of seven (7) day. The presence of an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, inoperative, junked, partially dismantled or elevated or propped vehicle or parts thereof on private property is declared a public nuisance which may be abated as such in accordance with the provisions of this article.  This section shall not apply to any vehicle enclosed within a building on private property or to any vehicle held in connection with a business enterprise, actively operated with an office on the subject premises and properly operated in the appropriate business zone, pursuant to the zoning laws of the Village or to any motor vehicle in operable condition specifically adopted or designed for operation on drag strips or raceways.

 

SWIMMING POOLS / PONDS:
SECTION 14.60 OF VILLAGE ZONING ORDINANCE

A “swimming pool and / or pond” is a tank of water either above or below grade level in which the depth of the water exceeds two (2) feet.  “Swimming pools,” hot tubs, whirlpool baths and tubs, and Jacuzzi-type tubs or baths shall be considered “swimming pools” if they are located outdoors (see Section 32.05, Swimming Pool Fences).

 

SWIMMING POOL FENCES:
SECTION 32.05 OF VILLAGE ZONING ORDINANCE

No Public or private swimming pool shall be erected unless the same be entirely enclosed by buildings, fences or walls not less than five (5) nor more than seven (7) feet in height and of such construction that a child may not reach the pool from the street or from any adjacent property without opening a door or gate or scaling a wall or fence.  Holes or openings in the fence shall be four (4) inches or less.  Such fences or walls shall be equipped with self-latching gates or doors. The latching device shall be located not less than four (4) feet above the ground and be inside the gate. All doors from houses and garages must also be self-closing and self-latching.

 

SNOW REMOVAL AND SNOW ROUTES:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 4 - SECTION 16

All streets and avenues within the corporate limits of the Village are designated as snow routes and no parking of vehicles shall be allowed on either side of streets, avenue and / or courts including cul-de-sacs after two inches of snow has fallen within the Village corporate limits.  The ban upon parking shall extend for a seventy-two (72) hour period after the snowfall or until the route has been plowed clear of snow by the Village.  Owners and / or drivers of vehicles shall be responsible for compliance with this section and shall be subject to penalty as provided and liable for any expense incurred in the towing of any vehicle.  The Village Board shall designate from time to time a privately owned wrecker service to tow any cars illegally parked from a snow route and to impound the vehicle until reclaimed by the owner at the owner’s expense or otherwise deposed of and the private wrecker service is authorized to remove from any snow route as directed by the Village Board or Village Police Department the motor vehicle.  PENALTY:  It shall be a violation of the Traffic Regulations, Article 3, of the Ordinances of the Village to leave or permit to be left on any street or avenue designated as a snow route a vehicle as defined in this article.

 

PRIVATE DRIVE SNOW REMOVAL:
TITLE II - ARTICLE 3 - SECTION 28

It shall be unlawful to clean private drives or sidewalks in such a manner as shall result in the deposit of snow into the public ways due to the snow removal from such private drives or sidewalks.

 

FIRE:
TITLE II, ARTICLE 6, SECTION 8

It shall be unlawful to build or light any bonfire close to any building or structure or on an asphalt street or sidewalk pavement.

 

BURNING LEAVES, REFUSE & GARBAGE:
TITLE II, ARTICLE 6, SECTION 9

It shall be unlawful to burn any garbage, or other organic refuse outside of any building at any time in the Village.  It shall be unlawful to burn paper, excelsior or other material, which may be blown about by the wind anywhere in the Village, unless the same is burned in a stove, fireplace or furnace or in an incinerator sufficiently fine to prevent the escape of ignited particles.  It shall be unlawful to burn grass or leaves at any time except between the hours of sunrise and sunset.

 

WIND BLOWN REFUSE:
TITLE II, ARTICLE 6, SECTION 10

It shall be unlawful to deposit or leave any refuse or material in such a place or condition that it can be blown by the wind so as to be scattered or cause clouds of dust or particles; and it shall be unlawful to permit the escape of soot, ashes or other solid products or results of combustion as to be wind-blown or scattered.

 

DEPOSIT OF GRASS AND RUBBISH PROHIBITED IN PUBLIC STREETS:
TITLE II, ARTICLE 6, SECTION 16

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to dump or deposit or cause to be dumped or deposited any grass, leaves, branches or any other things in the roadway or gutter of any public street in the Village.

JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE PROCEDURE ACT:

IN ACCORDANCE WITH PUBLIC ACT 096-0856, EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 31, 2009, AMENDING THE JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE PROCEDURE ACT, ALL ORDERS OF FORECLOSURES WITHIN THE JURISDICTION / CITY LIMITS OF THE VILLAGE OF CARBON CLIFF SHALL BE SENT TO:  VILLAGE OF CARBON CLIFF - FORECLOSURES, P.O. BOX 426, CARBON CLIFF, ILLINOIS 61239-0426

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