July 2, 2012

 

 

ORDINANCE 66-12

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING, ENACTING, ESTABLISHING, AND

DESIGNATING THE REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES FOR

THE CITY OF MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS, REPEALING

CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN

AND PROVIDING FOR THE MANNER OF AMENDMENT

THEREOF AND FOR PENALTIES FOR

VIOLATION OF THE TERM THEREOF

BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Mt. Vernon, Illinois that a Revised Code of Ordinances for the City of Mt. Vernon shall be hereby adopted, enacted and established by the terms of this Ordinance and shall be designated and hereafter cited by the title, “REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MT. VERNON”, all as follows:

REVISED CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MT. VERNON

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE 1 CITY OFFICIALS

Section 1.1 Qualifications

Section 1.2 Mayor

Section 1.3 City Council

Section 1.4 City Clerk

Section 1.5 Dept. of Finance

Section 1.6 City Treasurer

ARTICLE 2 ADMINISTRATION

Section 2.1 City Manager

Section 2.1A Assistant City Manager

Section 2.2 Legal Department

Section 2.3 City Engineer

Section 2.4 Dept. Of Public Works

Section 2.5 City Emergency Management

Section 2.6 Health

Section 2.7 Park and Public Facility Department

Section 2.8 Human Resources Department

Section 2.9 Fair Housing Regulations and Board

Section 2.10 Commission for Advancement of Programs for Handicapped

Section 2.11 Department of Tourism

Section 2.12 Budget Officer

Section 2.13 Department of Economic Development

Section 2.14 Tree Board

ARTICLE 3 REPEALED

ARTICLE 4 FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES (TAX)

ARTICLE 5 BUILDINGS

Section 5.1 Adoption of Building Code

Section 5.2 Establishment of Office of Building Official

Section 5.3 Qualifications of Building Official

Section 5.3A Conflicts of Interest

Section 5.4 Duties of Building Official

Section 5.5 Cooperation of Other Officials

Section 5.6 Right of Entry - Violation

Section 5.7 Definitions

Section 5.8 Fire Limits Established - Repealed 2005

Section 5.9 Fees

Section 5.10 Dangerous and Dilapidated Buildings

Section 5.11 Unsafe Equipment

Section 5.12 Accessibility of Buildings to Physically Handicapped and Elderly Persons

Section 5.13 Parking Lots – Storm Water Detention

ARTICLE 6 ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS

Section 6.1 Construction

Section 6.2 Definitions

Section 6.3 Application/Licensing

Section 6.4 Payment of License and Permit Fees

Section 6.5 License Classifications, Permits, and Fees

Section 6.6 Posting of License or Permit

Section 6.7 License of Each Specific Premises; Transfer to Other Premises Owned by Licensee

Section 6.8 Surrender of License

Section 6.9 Number of Licenses

Section 6.10 Renewals

Section 6.11 Location Restrictions

Section 6.12 Health and Safety Laws

Section 6.13 Cessation of Business

Section 6.14 Hours of Operation

Section 6.15 Drive-In Windows

Section 6.16 Books and Business Records

Section 6.17 Additional Restrictions and Regulations

Section 6.18 Gifts of Alcohol for Commercial Purposes

Section 6.19 Liability of Licensee for Acts of Manager, Employees and Other Named Persons

Section 6.20 Liquor Advisory Board

Section 6.21 Liquor Control Commissioner

Section 6.22 House Rules

Section 6.23 Status of Annexed Territory

Section 6.24 Effective Date

Section 6.25 Severability

ARTICLE 7 ELECTRICAL CODE

Section 7.1 Definitions

Section 7.2 Adoption of National Electrical Code

Section 7.3 Electrical Inspector

Section 7.4 Electrical Inspector Duties

Section 7.5 Fees Paid to General Corporate Fund

Section 7.6 Permit Requirement

Section 7.7 Electrical Commission

Section 7.8 Registration Requirement

Section 7.9 Special Provisions

Section 7.10 Permit/Inspection Fees

Section 7.11 Annual Inspection

Section 7.12 Revocation of Permits

Section 7.13 Responsibility/Liability for Damages

ARTICLE 8 FIRE & POLICE COMMISSION, FIRE DEPARTMENT AND POLICE DEPARTMENT

Section 8.1 Fire & Police Commission

Section 8.2 Police Department

Section 8.3 Fire Department

Section 8.4 Police Pension Fund

Section 8.5 Fire Pension Fund

Section 8.6 Community Services Personnel

ARTICLE 9 FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY

Section 9.1 Adoption of Fire Prevention Code

Section 9.2 Definitions

Section 9.3 Prohibition of Storage of Flammable Liquids in Outside, Above-Ground Tanks

Section 9.4 Permits

Section 9.5 Amendments Made in the Fire Prevention Code

Section 9.6 Adoption of Further Regulations

Section 9.7 Appeals

Section 9.8 Regulation of Sale and Possession of Fireworks

Section 9.9 Deleted

Section 9.10 Fire Alarm Systems and Components

Section 9.11 Auxiliary Protection Signaling Systems for Fire Alarm Service

Section 9.12 Alarm Systems in General, Including Fire Alarm

Section 9.13 Fire Apparatus Access Road

Section 9.14 Manual Shut-off Requirements for Gas Service

Section 9.15 Hazardous Materials

ARTICLE 10 HOUSING CODE

Section 10.1 Definitions

Section 10.2 Inspections

Section 10.3 Enforcement

Section 10.4 Minimum Basic Standards

Section 10.5 Minimum Light, Ventilation and Heating Standards

Section 10.6 Minimum Safety and Sanitary Requirements

Section 10.7 Minimum Space and Use Requirements

Section 10.8 Responsibilities of Owners

Section 10.9 Rooming Houses

Section 10.10 Unfit Dwelling

Section 10.11 Violations

Section 10.12 Appeals

ARTICLE 10A HOUSING CODE FOR NON OWNER OCCUPIED DWELLINGS

Section 10 A.1 Legislative Findings of Fact

Section 10 A.2 Purpose of Housing Code

Section 10 A.3 Applicability to All Dwellings

Section 10 A.4 Conflict With Other Ordinances

Section 10 A.5 Conflicts of Permits and Licenses

Section 10 A.6 Definitions

Section 10 A.7 Standards for Exterior Property Areas

Section 10 A.8 Standards for Maintenance of Dwellings and Dwelling Units

Section 10 A.9 Standards for Basic Equipment and Facilities

Section 10 A.10 Standards for Light, Ventilation and Heating

Section 10 A.11 Standards for Space, Use and Location

Section 10 A.12 Standards for Rooming Houses

Section 10 A.13 Standards for Security

Section 10 A.14 Primary Responsibilities

Section 10 A.15 Enforcement

Section 10 A.16 Mandatory Rental Dwelling Inspection Program

Section 10 A.17 Unlawful Interruption of Tenant Occupancy

Section 10 A.18 Non-liability of City Officials

Section 10 A.19 Penalty

Section 10 A.20 Effective Date

ARTICLE 10-A BUREAU OF INSPECTION

ARTICLE 11 LICENSES

Section 11.1 License Issuance and Duration

Section 11.2 Auctions/Auctioneers

Section 11.3 Barbers/Barber Shops

Section 11.4 Billboards/posting

Section 11.5 Dancing/Dance Halls

Section 11.6 House Movers

Section 11.7 Transient Merchants/Peddlers

Section 11.8 Jukeboxes

Section 11.10 Pool, Pinball, Bowling Alleys, Coin Operated Devices

Section 11.11 Theatrical and Amusements

Section 11.12 Pest Control/Contractors

Section 11.14 Massage Establishments

Section 11.15 Sexually Oriented Businesses

ARTICLE 12 MISDEMEANORS

Section 12.1, 12.2 Disturbances

Section 12.3 Unlawful Assembly

Section 12.4 Intoxication

Section 12.5 Begging

Section 12.6 Public Nudity

Section 12.7 Destruction of Property

Section 12.8 Fireworks/Firearm Discharges

Section 12.9 Fortune Telling

Section 12.10 Failure to Register Guest

Section 12.11 False Fire Alarm

Section 12.12 “Peeping Tom”; Trespass

Section 12.13 Sunday Blue Law (Repealed)

Section 12.14 Prostitution or Gambling House

Section 12.15 Trespass on Park or Recreation Area

Section 12.16 Prostitution, Gambling

Section 12.17 Dog Running at Large, Animal Offenses

Section 12.18 Cruelty to Animals

Section 12.19 Parental Responsibility

Section 12.20 City and Truancy Curfew

Section 12.21 Drive Through Food Orders

Section 12.22 Littering

Section 12.23 Loud Sound (Stereo) Amplification

ARTICLE 13 NUISANCES

Section 13.1 General Nuisance

Section 13.2 Trash, Debris

Section 13.3 Combustibles

Section 13.4 Dead Animals

Section 13.5 Animals

Section 13.6 Spitting

Section 13.7 Sale of Spoiled Food

Section 13.8 Leaf Burning

Section 13.9 Loud Noises

Section 13.10 Refrigerators

Section 13.11 Complaints, Fines, Liens

Section 13.12 Inoperable or junked vehicles

Section 13.13 Smoke, Dust or Fumes Emission

Section 13.14 Weeds

Section 13.15 Animals Running at Large

Section 13.16 Fines

ARTICLE 14 PLAN COMMISSION

ARTICLE 15 PLUMBING CODE

Section 15.1 Compliance With State Law

Section 15.2 Office of Inspector

Section 15.3 Plumbing Permits

Section 15.4 Fees for Permits

Section 15.5 Notification to Building Inspector

Section 15.6 Prohibition

Section 15.7 Cross-Connection Control

Section 15.8 Penalty

ARTICLE 16 PUBLIC UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

Section 16.1 Combined Water-Sewer System

Section 16.2 Supt. Public Utilities

Section 16.5 Board of Public Utility Comm

Section 16.6 Regulations - Water System

Section 16.7 Regulations - Sewer System

Section 16.7 Continued   Pretreatment Ordinance

Section 16.8 Regulations - Jaycee Lake and Miller Lake

ARTICLE 16 A FATS, OILS, GREASES AND OTHER SUBSTANCES SEWER CONTROL ORDINANCE (GREASE TRAP ORDINANCE)

Section 16 A.I General Provisions

Section 16 A.II Fats, Oils, Greases and Food Wastes

Section 16 A.III Sand, Soil and Oil

Section 16 A.IV Gasoline, Oil and Flammable Liquids

Section 16 A.V Laundries

Section 16 A.VI Bottle Establishments, Slaughterhouses and Other Commercial Establishments

Section 16 A.VII Enforcement and Remedies

Appendix A Grease Interceptor/Trap Maintenance Record Verification Form

Appendix B Waste Hauler Manifest Form

ARTICLE 17 SUBDIVISIONS

Section 17.1 Purpose, scope

Section 17.2 General Regulations

Section 17.3 Definitions

Section 17.4 Procedure

Section 17.5 Requirements

Section 17.6 Minimum Design and Development Standards

Section 17.7 Improvements

Section 17.8 Special Minimum Design & Development Standards

Section 17.9 Inspection

Section 17.10 Variations and Exceptions

Section 17.11 Platting Authority

Section 17.12 Bldg. Permit - Zoning Certificate

Section 17.13 Enforcement

Section 17.14 Plats

ARTICLE 18 TRAFFIC, STREETS, PARKING, PARKING METERS

Section 18.1 Definitions

Section 18.2 Police Administration

Section 18.3 Office of Traffic Engineer

Section 18.4 Authority of Police and Fire Departments

Section 18.5 Traffic Control Devices

Section 18.6 Speed Laws

Section 18.7 One-Way Streets

Section 18.8 One Way Street Signs

Section 18.9 Through Streets

Section 18.10 Miscellaneous Driving Rules

Section 18.11 Right-of-Way

Section 18.12 Trains

Section 18.13 Pedestrians

Section 18.14 Bicycle Regulations

Section 18.14 A Regulations for Skateboards, Roller Skates and Play Vehicles

Section 18.15 Parking

Section 18.16 Stopping, Standing, or Parking Prohibited

Section 18.17 Stopping for Loading or Unloading Only

Section 18.18 Equipment

Section 18.19 Driving Regulations

Section 18.20 Street Parking

Section 18.20A Parking Lots

Section 18.20B Parking Exception for a Handicapped Person

Section 18.21 Excavations (Street)

Section 18.22 Use of Public Grounds

Section 18.23 Solicitation Within Public Highways

Section 18.24 Tow Trucks

Section 18.25 Suspension of Drivers License

ARTICLE 19 MOBILE HOME STANDARDS; 19 A MOBILE HOME PARKS; 19 B TRAVEL TRAILER PARKS

Section 19.1 Definitions

Section 19.2 Standards

Section 19.3 Building Permit and Inspection

Section 19.4 Mobile Home Use

Section 19.5 Enforcement

Section 19.6 Penalty

ARTICLE 19 A MOBILE HOME PARKS

Section 19 A.1 Definitions

Section 19 A.2 Building Permit and License Required

Section 19 A.3 Restricted Use

Section 19 A.4 Zoning

Section 19 A.5 Plan

Section 19 A.6 Fee

Section 19 A.7 Applications

Section 19 A.8 Supervision

Section 19 A.9 Spaces

Section 19A.10 Water Supply

Section 19 A.11 Drainage

Section 19 A.12 Sewer Facilities

Section 19 A.13 Garbage

Section 19 A. 14 Rodents

Section 19 A. 15 Lights

Section 19 A. 16 Dust Control

Section 19 A.17 Tiedown Requirements

Section 19 A. 18 Utility Hookup

Section 19 A.19 Register

Section 19 A.20 Enforcement

Section 19 A. 21 Penalty

ARTICLE 19 B TRAVEL TRAILER PARKS

Section 19 B.1 Definitions

Section 19 B. 2 Restricted Use

Section 19 B. 3 License and Regulations

Section 19 B. 4 Enforcement

Section 19 B. 5 Penalty

ARTICLE 20 STORM DRAINAGE & SEDIMENT CONTROL

Section 20.1 Purpose

Section 20.2 Conflicting Ordinances

Section 20.3 Compliance With Other Ordinances

Section 20.4 Definitions

Section 20.5 Storm Water Control Policy

Section 20.6 Permits for Construction in the Floodway

Section 20.7 Information Requirements

Section 20.8 Determination of Runoff Quantities

Section 20.9 Amount of Runoff to be Accommodated by Various Parts of Drainage Facility

Section 20.10 Level of Protection for Urban Areas

Section 20.11 Storm Sewer Design Standards

Section 20.12 Workmanship and Materials

Section 20.13 Open Channel Design Standards

Section 20.14 Construction and Materials

Section 20.15 Storm Water Detention

Section 20.16 Certifications Required

Section 20.17 Changes in Plan

Section 20.18 Determination of Impact Drainage Areas

Section 20.19 Other Requirements

Section 20.20 Regional Drainage Plans

Section 20.21 Disclaimer of Liability

Section 20.22 Corrective Action

Section 20.23 Exempt Projects

Section 20.24 Appendix - Tables and Figures

ARTICLE 21 ZONING

Section 21.100 General Provisions

Section 21.101 Statement Legislative Intent

Section 21.102 Short Title

Section 21.103 Territorial Limits of Ordinance

Section 21.104 Establishments of Districts: Provision for Official Zoning Map

Section 21.105 Rules for Interpretation of District Boundaries

Section 21.106 Schedule of District Regulations

Section 21.107 Application of Regulations

Section 21.108 Non-Conforming Lots, Non-Conforming Uses of Land, Non-Conforming Structures, Non-Conforming Uses of Structures and Premises, Non-Conforming Characteristics of Use and Non-Conforming Signs

Section 21.109 Supplementary District Regulations

Section 21.110 Administration and Enforcement - Building Permits and Certificates Of Zoning Compliance

Section 21.111 Board of Appeals: Establishment and Procedure

Section 21.112 Board of Appeals: Powers & Duties

Section 21.113 Planning Commission: Power and Duties for Conditional Use

Section 21.114 Amendments

Section 21.115 Appeals from Board of Appeals, Planning Commission and City Council

Section 21.116 Duties of the City Manager, Board of Appeals, Planning Commission and City Council

Section 21.117 Schedule of Fees, Charges, Expenses

Section 21.118 Provisions of Ordinance Declared to be Minimum Requirements

Section 21.119 Complaints Regarding Violations

Section 21.121 Airport Height Regulations

Section 21.122 Separability Clause

Section 21.123 Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances: Effective Date

Section 21.124 Definitions & Illustrations

ARTICLE 21.125 SIGN DEFINITIONS & ILLUSTRATIONS

Section 21.126 Sign Regulations

ARTICLE 21.200 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Section 21.201 Low and Medium Density Planned Unit Developments (R-1) and (R-2)

Section 21.202 High Density Planned Unit Developments (R-3)

Section 21.203 Planed Mobile Home Developments (R-MH)

Section 21.204 Light Industrial uses (I-I)

Section 21.205 General Industrial uses (I-2)

ARTICLE 21.300 SCHEDULE OF DISTRICT REGULATIONS: General Statement of Intent Land Use Districts: A-G General Agriculture, F-P Flood Plain, R-I Low Density Residential, R-2 Medium Density Residential, R-M2 Medium Density Residential and Prior Mobile Home, R-3 High Density Residential, R-MH Planned Mobile Home, B-1 Primary Business, B-2 Secondary Business, B-3 Interchange Business, B-PL Planned Business, I-1 Light Industrial, I-2 General Industrial, I-A Industrial - Agriculture Land, IPCA-PUD Industrial Park Conservation Area - Planned Unit Development (Commercial Design Standards for IPCA-PUD)  Commercial Development Handbook

ARTICLE  21.400 DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD PLAIN (SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD) AREAS

ARTICLE 21.500 ZONING, SITING LOCATION AND DESIGN REGULATIONS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

Section 21.600 Zoning Regulations for Bed and Breakfast Establishments

ARTICLE 22 GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 22.1 Citation

Section 22.2 Definitions

Section 22.3 Construction

Section 22.4 Separability

Section 22.5 Repeal of Prior Ordinance

Section 22.6 Penalty

ARTICLE 23 MT. VERNON MUNICIPAL AND SERVICE OCCUPATION TAX

Section 23.1 Title

Section 23.2 Tax Imposed

Section 23.3 Illinois Department of Revenue, State of Illinois to Collection Tax

ARTICLE 24 USE TAX - REPEALED (1/6/97)

ARTICLE 24 MOTOR FUEL TAX (EXPIRED)

ARTICLE 24 A MOTOR FUEL TAX - DIESEL

Section 24 A.1 Definitions

Section 24 A.2 Tax Imposed

Section 24 A.3 Tax and Report Transmittal

Section 24 A.4 Records Inspection

Section 24 A.5 Liability of Corporate Office or Employee

Section 24 A.6 Disposition of Proceeds

Section 24 A.7 Penalty, Interest, Fines, and Cost of Collection

Section 24 A.8 Effective Date

ARTICLE 25 REGULATION OF THE PLANNING, MAINTENANCE, AND REMOVAL OF TREES, SHRUBS, AND OTHER PLANTS

Section 25.1 Definitions

Section 25.2 Tree Species to Be Planted

Section 25.3 Unsuitable Trees

Section 25.4 Spacing

Section 25.5 Distance from Curb or Sidewalk

Section 25.6 Distance from Street Corners and Fireplugs

Section 25.7 Utilities

Section 25.8 Public Tree Care

Section 25.9 Tree Topping

Section 25.10 Pruning, Corner Clearance

Section 25.11 Dead or Diseased Tree Removal on Private Property

Section 25.12 Interference with City Tree Board

Section 25.13 Arborist, License and Bond

Section 25.14 Review by City Manager

Section 25.15 Violation and Penalty

Section 25.16 Severability

ARTICLE 26 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE FEE

Ordinance 2008-27 Simplified Municipal Telecommunications Tax

Section 26.1 Definitions

Section 26.2 Registration of Telecommunications Providers

Section 26.3 Municipal Telecommunications Infrastructure Maintenance Fee

Section 26.4 Collection, Enforcement, and Administration of Telecommunications Infrastructure Maintenance Fees

Section 26.5 Compliance With Other Laws

Section 26.6 Existing Franchises and Licenses

Section 26.7 Penalties

Section 26.8 Enforcement

Section 26.9 Severability

Section 26.10 Conflict

ARTICLE 27 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO LOCALLY IMPOSED AND ADMINISTERED TAX RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY ORDINANCE

Section 27.1 Title

Section 27.2 Scope

Section 27.3 Definitions

Section 27.4 Notices

Section 27.5 Late Payment

Section 27.6 Payment

Section 27.7 Certain Credits and Refunds

Section 27.8 Audit Procedure

Section 27.9 Appeal

Section 27.10 Hearing

Section 27.11 Interest and Penalties

Section 27.12 Abatement

Section 27.13 Installment Contracts

Section 27.14 Statute of Limitations

Section 27.15 Voluntary Disclosure

Section 27.16 Publication of Tax Ordinances

Section 27.17 Liens

Section 27.18 Applications

Section 27.19 Severability

Section 27.20 Effective Date

ARTICLE 28 MOTEL AND HOTEL TAXES

PART I MOTEL / HOTEL TAX

Section 28.1 Definitions

Section 28.2 Tax

Section 28.3 Records to be Kept

Section 28.4 Returns

Section 28.5 Officer Liability

Section 28.6 Collection

Section 28.7 Proceeds of Taxes

Section 28.8 Use of Funds

Section 28.9 Certificate of Registration

Section 28.10 Violation

PART II MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAX

Section 1 Definitions

Section 2 Tax

Section 3 Certificate of Registration

Section 4 Books and Records

Section 5 Tax Returns

Section 6 Officer Liability

Section 7 Proceeds of Tax

Section 8 Fine and Cost of Collection

ARTICLE 29 - OFFICIALS’ AND EMPLOYEES’ ETHICS ACT

Section 29.1 Definitions

Section 29.5 Prohibited Political Activities

Section 29.10 Gift Ban

Section 29.25 Penalties

ARTICLE 30 REGULATION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS

Section 30.1 Legislative Findings, Declaration, and Purpose

Section 30.2 Definitions

Section 30.3 License Required

Section 30.4 License Fee

Section 30.5 Non-Transferability of License

Section 30.6 Prohibited Sales/Distribution

Section 30.7 Warning Signs

Section 30.8 Identification Required

Section 30.9 Minimum Age to Purchase or Accept Tobacco Products

Section 30.10 Minimum Age to Sell Tobacco Products

Section 30.11 Vending Machines Prohibited

Section 30.12 Proximity to Certain Institutions

Section 30.13 Tobacco Samples and Certain Free Distributions Prohibited

Section 30.14 Out of Package Sales Prohibited

Section 30.15 Vendor Assisted Sales

Section 30.16 Responsibility for Agents and Employees

Section 30.17 Use or Possession by Minors Prohibited

Section 30.18 Inspection

Section 30.19 Sales/Distribution Violation

Section 30.20 Purchase/Possession Violations

Section 30.21 Suspension and Revocation of License

Section 30.22 Non-Retaliation

Section 30.23 Severability

Section 30.24 Enforcement

Section 30.25 Conflict

Section 30.26 Effective Date

ARTICLE 31 FOOD AND BEVERAGE TAX

Section 31.1 Definitions

Section 31.2 Imposition of Tax

Section 31.3 Collection of Tax by Retailer

Section 31.4 Books and Records

Section 31.5 Transmittal of Tax Collection

Section 31.6 Transmittal of Excess Tax Collection

Section 31.7 Liability of Corporate Officer or Employee

Section 31.8 Disposition of Proceeds

Section 31.9 Penalty, Interest, Fines, and Costs of Collection

Section 31.10 Effective Date

ARTICLE 32 DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK DINING

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