Division 2

Division 2 – Nuisances

Refuse: No person shall discharge, deposit, place or permit the discharging, depository, or placing on any premises, except a sanitary landfill of any refuse. Garbage and/or rubbish, all empty food and beverage containers and refuse, including that subject to decay, must be stored in a closed container. This container must be rodent and fly resistant. (1982 Code)

Hauling Wastes and Refuse: Any vehicle used for the purpose of carrying, carting, hauling or transporting garbage, rubbish, or miscellaneous waste shall be so constructed and covered as to prevent any part of the contents thereof from falling, leaking or spilling therefrom. (1982 Code)

Dead Animals: It shall be unlawful for any person to allow the carcass of a dead animal to lie about his premises. Such carcass shall be disposed of within twenty four (24) hours by burying, or by disposing of it within said time, to a person licensed to so dispose of such carcass; provided, that the Health Officer may prohibit the hauling or transporting of the carcass of any animal which has died of a highly contagious, infectious or communicable disease. (1982 Code)

Manure: Any manure caused to accumulate within the County is to be removed by the property owner. Farms as herein defined are exempt from this Section. (1982 Code)

Offal: It shall be unlawful:

To throw or deposit, or cause to be thrown or deposited, any offal or the carcass of any animal, in any water, pond, spring, or well, or on land within the County.

To deposit on the ground surface any manure, dead animal or other unsanitary substance upon any lot, street, alley, highway, park or any other place in Ogle County. This does not apply to the application of septage domestic and municipal sewage sludge, and manure to farm ground which is being done in accordance with provisions of State Law and County codes. (10-16-90)

 

Open Burning:

 

Open burning of garbage, as herein defined, shall be unlawful except at those facilities which have been issued a permit to burn garbage by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and when burning of garbage at such facility is done in a manner which complies with all rules adopted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the lawful burning of garbage.

Open burning of rubbish, as herein defined, shall not be permitted in residential areas where there is less than fifty feet (50′) from the materials being burned and the nearest residence. Open burning of rubbish will be allowed only on the premises on which such waste is generated, when atmospheric conditions will readily dissipate contaminants, and if such burning does not create a visibility hazard on roadways, railroad tracks or airfields.

At no time shall leather, rubber, carpets, furniture, plastic or toxic materials as defined by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, be burned in residential areas except at those facilities which have been issued a permit to burn such material by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and when burning at such facility is done in a manner which complies with all rules adopted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for the lawful burning of such material.

Open burning of landscape waste, as herein defined, shall not be permitted in residential areas where there is less than fifty feet (50′) from the materials being burned and the nearest residence. Open burning of landscape waste will be allowed only on the premises on which such waste is generated, when atmospheric conditions will readily dissipate contaminants, and if such burning does not create a visibility hazard on roadways, railroad tracks or airfields. (10-16-90)

Privies and Vaults: The contents of privies and vaults shall not be allowed to overflow onto the ground surface nor to be allowed to accumulate to a level at which the sanitary use of the receptacle will be impeded. (10-16-90)

Unfit Dwellings: The designation of dwellings or dwelling units as unfit for human habitation and the procedure for the condemnation and placarding of such unfit dwelling units shall be carried out in compliance with the following requirements:

Condemnation: Any dwelling or dwelling unit which shall be found to have any of the following defects shall be condemned as unfit for human habitation and shall be so designated and placarded by the Health Officer.

Serious Hazard to Health: One which is so damaged, dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe or vermin-infested that it creates a serious hazard to the health or safety of the occupants or the public.

Lacks Illumination, Ventilation or Sanitation: One which lacks illumination, ventilation or sanitation facilities adequate to protect the health or safety of the occupants or the public.

Unsanitary or Dangerous Condition: One which, because of its general condition, is unsanitary or otherwise dangerous to the health and safety of the occupants or the public.

 

Vacating Premises: any dwelling or dwelling unit condemned as unfit for human habitation, and so designated and placarded by the Health Officer, shall be vacated within a reasonable time as ordered by the Health Officer.

Written Approval for Occupancy: No dwelling or dwelling unit which has been condemned and placarded as unfit for human habitation shall again be used for human habitation until written approval is secured from, and such placard removed by, the Health Officer. The Health Officer shall remove such placard whenever the defect or defects upon which the condemnation and placarding action were based have been eliminated.

Placards Not to be Defaced or Removed: No person shall deface or remove the placard from any dwelling or dwelling unit which has been condemned as unfit for human habitation and placarded as such except as provided in paragraph C of this Section.

Hearing: Any person affected by any notice or order relating to the condemning and placarding of a dwelling or dwelling unit as unfit for human habitation may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Health Officer. (1982 Code)

Sanitary Standards for Housing: All single and multi-family housing units shall meet the following minimum sanitary standards:

Potable Water: Each dwelling unit shall be provided with potable running water under sufficient pressure to operate fixtures and appliances. All associated plumbing must comply with the Illinois State Plumbing code.

Sewage Disposal: Each dwelling unit shall be provided with a sewage disposal system constructed in compliance with provisions of this Chapter.

Insect and Rodent control: Each dwelling unit shall be free of insect and rodent manifestation.

Electricity: all dwelling units shall be provided with electricity. Electrical wiring shall be installed in accordance with provisions of the National Electrical Code and all applicable State fire codes.

Heating: All dwelling units shall be provided with operable heating systems capable of maintaining occupied room temperatures above seventy two degrees (72E) Fahrenheit.

Natural Ventilation: Each habitable room in a dwelling unit shall be provided with an operable window or mechanical ventilation device. (1986 revisions)

Noises: It is unlawful for any person to own or keep any dog within the County which barks or howls or any animal which whines or otherwise behaves in a manner as to disturb the peace and quiet or safety of persons in the area. It shall be a rebutable presumption that any such barking, whining, howling, or disturbing behavior does in fact disturb the peace, comfort, and/or repose of others when such activities take place between the hours of ten thirty o’clock (10:30) P.M. and seven o’clock (7:00) A.M. (8-16-94)