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COLFAX MUNICIPAL CODE


AND


ZONING ORDINANCE


AND


FLOOD HAZARD AREA ORDINANCE


OF THE


VILLAGE OF COLFAX, ILLINOIS


Originally passed, approved and published in book form by authority of the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Colfax, McLean County, Illinois, at 8:00 p. in. , January 5, 1976, in the Village Hall, Colfax, Illinois.

Prepared and Updated

to June 1, 1991 by:


David Keyser

Ordinance Codification Service

Z700 E. Menlo Blvd.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

under the supervision of:

Originally published:                                           S. S. Schneider

Attorney at Law

8:00 p.m., January 5,      1976                             202 North Center Street

Bloomington, Illinois 61702

Effective:

8:00 p.m., January 15, 1976 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS 


Chapter

1. General Provisions

2. Board of Trustees

3. Village Administration

4. Municipal Purchasing

5. Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks

6. Water System

7. Sewer Use

8. Parks, Playgrounds and Swimming Pool

 

12. Nuisances

13. Dogs and Other Animals

 

22. Subdivisions

 

31. Licenses and Permits

32. Business Regulations

33. Municipal Occupation Taxes

34. Liquor

 

41. Traffic

42. Offenses Against Public Peace, Safety and Morals

 

Appendix A

Zoning Regulations

 

Appendix B

Flood Hazard Areas

 

Appendix C

Wage Ordinance

 

COLFAX, ILLINOIS


CHAPTER AND SECTION OUTLINE


 


Chapter 1          GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

1. 01     Colfax Municipal Code

1. 02     Definitions

1. 03     Repeal of Ordinances

1.04      Ordinances Repealed not Reenacted

1. 05     Jurisdiction

1. 06     Penalties

1. 07     Responsibility for Acts

1. 08     Separability of Provisions

1. 09     Effective Date

 

Chapter 2          BOARD OF, TRUSTEES

 

2. 01     Government of Village

2. 02     Elections and Terms of Village Board

2. 03     Salaries

2. 04     Board Meetings

2. 05     Committees

2.06      Order of Business

2. 07     Board of Trustees Procedure

 

Chapter 3          VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION

 

3. 01     President

3. 02     Clerk

3. 03     Treasurer

3. 04     Village Attorney

3. 05     Health Officer

3. 06     Superintendent of Public Works

3. 07     Collector

3. 08     Officers and Employees

3. 09     Police Department

3. 10     Municipal and Fiscal Year

3. 11     Village Seal

 

Chapter 4          MUNICIPAL PURCHASING

 

4. 01     Competitive Bids to be Obtained

4. 02     Exceptions to Competitive Bid Requirements

4. 03     Procedure in Contracts Over $4000

4. 04     Emergency Contracts

4. 05     Contracts or Purchase not Exceeding $50

4. 06     Contracts on Purchases of $50 to $4000

 

 

Chapter 4, cont'd.

 

4.07      Contracts Exempt from Purchasing Regulations

4. 08     Invalid Purchase Contracts

 

Chapter 5          STREETS, ALLEYS AND SIDEWALKS

 

5.01      Names of Streets

5. 02     Numbering Buildings

5. 03     Damage to Streets

5. 04     Encroachments on Street

5. 05     Obstructing Streets

5. 06     Builders Occupying Street

5. 07     Materials in Streets

5. 08     Excavations and Work in Streets

5. 09     Laying of Pipe in Streets

5. 10     Moving Structures on Streets

5. 11     Debris in Streets

5. 12     Protection of Work in Streets

5. 13     Barbed Wire Fences

5. 14     Advertising on Streets

5. 15     Snow on Sidewalks

5. 16     Driveways

5. 17     Trees

 

Chapter 6          WATER SYSTEM

 

6. 01     Water Department

6. 02     Definitions

6. 03     Application for Connection

6. 04     Application for Service

6. 05     Meters

6. 06     Metered Service

6. 07     Meter Failure

6. 08     Access to Premises

6. 09     Water Rates

6. 10     Liability of Customers for Payment of Bills

6. 11     Bills and Payments for Service

6. 12     Complaints

6. 13     Rules Governing Service

6. 14     Turning on Water or Resetting Meteri

6. 15     Fire Service

6. 16     Water Use Regulations

6. 17     Liability of Village

6. 18     Obstructing or Injuring Waterworks

6. 19     Unauthorized Use of Water

6. 20     Civil Liability

 

 

 

 

Chapter 7          SEWER USE: USER CHARGE AND

INDUSTRIAL COST RECOVERY SYSTEM

 

7. 01     Regulation of Sewer Use

7. 02     Use of Public Sewers Required

7. 03     Private Sewage Disposal

7. 04     Building Sewers and Connections

7. 05     Extension of Collecting Sewers

7. 06     Use of the Public Sewers

7. 07     Protection of Sewage Works from Damage

7. 08     Powers and Authority of Inspectors

7. 09     User Charge and Industrial Cost Recovery System

7. 10     Hearing Board, Penalties, Validity, Ordinances in Force

 

Chapter 8          PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, AND

OCTAVIA SWIMMING POOL

 

8. 01     Protection of Park Property

8. oa     Operating Policy

8. 03     Use of Park Areas

8. 04     Octavia Swimming Pool

8. 05     Parking

8. 06     Tennis/Basketball Court Regulations

8. 07     Enforcement of Regulations

 

Chapter 12        NUISANCES

 

12. 01   Public Nuisances Prohibited

12. 02   Public Nuisances Defined

12. 03   Abatement of Public Nuisances

12. 04   Cost of Abatement

12. 05   Thitch Elm Disease

12.06    Weeds

12.07    Garbage and Refuse

12.071 Garbage Pickup Fees

12.08    Abandoned and Inoperable Vehicles

12. 085             Unregistered Vehicles

12. 087             Inoperable Motor Vehicles

12. 09   Dangerous Buildings

12. 10   Unfit Dwellings

 

Chapter 13        DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS

 

13. 01   Definitions

13.02    Dogs at Large

13. 03   Impounding Dogs

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 13, cont'd.

 

13. 04   Redemption of Impounded Dogs

13.05    Fierce Dogs

13.06    Injury by Dogs

13. 07   Rabies

13.08    Dogs on Leash

13.09    Dogs in Public Places

13.10    Livestock and Poultry

13.11    Cruelty to Animals

13.12    Dangerous Animals

1313     Noisy Animals

13.14    Inoculation Against Rabies

13.15    Collar and Tag

13.16    Unauthorized Removal of Tag

13.17    Disruption of Garbage

13.18    Hindering Enforcement

13.19    Enforcement

13.20        Penalty

 

 

Chapter 22        SUBDIVISIONS

 

22. 01   Subdivision Control

22. 02   Flat Invalid Without Approval

22. 03   Standards of Design and Required Improvements

22. 04   Standards of Design

22. 05   Required Improvements

22. 06   Variance in Standards

22. 07   Procedure for Approval of Subdivision

22. 08   Tentative Flat and Plan

22. 09   Final Plat

22.10    Suitability of Land for Subdividing

22.11    Acceptance of Streets, etc. by the Village

22.12    Division of Lands without Platting Unlawful

22.13    Approval of Subdivision of Small Tracts

22.14        Enforcement of Regulations

 

 

Chapter 31        LICENSES AND PERMITS

 

31.01    Licenses or Permits Required

31.02    Application

31.03    Payment of Fee

31.04        Bond and Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 31, cont'd.

 

31. 05   Approval or Denial of Licenses

31.06    Certificates

31. 07   License and Permit Term

31.08    Exhibition of Certificate

31.09    Transfer

31.10    Renewal

31.11    Revocation

31.12    Hearing

31.13        Inspections

 

Chapter 32        BUSINESS REGULATIONS

 

32. 01   Handbill Distributors

32. 02   Junk Dealers

32. 03   Pawnbrokers

32. 04   Peddlers

32. 05   Selling on Streets

32. 06   Solicitor's Certificates

 

Chapter 33        MUNICIPAL OCCUPATION TAXES

 

33. 01   Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax

33. 02   Municipal Service Occupation Tax

 

Chapter 34        LIQUOR

 

34.01    Definitions

34.02    License Required

34.03    Restrictions on Licenses

34.04    Application for License

34.05    License Contents, Location

34.06    Classes of Licenses; Fees

34.07    Number of Licenses; Ownership

34.08    Duration of Licenses

34.09    Nature of License, Renewal

34.10    Change of Location

34.11    Sales to Minors, Drunkards, Spendthrifts

34.12    Display of License

34.13    Unobstructed View of Premises

34.14    Access to Dwelling Quarters from Licensed Premises

34.15    Sanitary Conditions

34.16    Employees

34.17    Closing Hours; Sundays; New Years

34.18    (repealed)

34.19    Credit Sales

34.20    Refilling Original Packages

34.21    Minimum Size Container

 

Chapter 34, cont'd.

 

34.22    Gifts

34.23    Removal from Premises

34.24    Minors

34.25    Intoxication

34.26    Peddling Liquor

34.27    Local Liquor Control Commissioner

34.28    Complaint of Violations

34.29    Revocation of License

34.30    Responsibility of Owners of Premises

34.31    Acts of Agent or Employee

34.32        Public Drinking

 

Chapter 41        TRAFFIC

 

41.01    State Traffic Laws Adopted

41.02    Speed Limits

41.03    Reckless, Negligent or Careless Driving

41.04    U-Turns

41.05    Through Streets and Stop Intersections

41.06    Yield Intersections

41.07    Lights on Parked Vehicles

41.08    Parking Vehicles for Sale

41.09    Loading Zones

41.10    Parking Prohibited

41.11    Limited Parking

41.12    Towing Away Vehicles

41.13    All Night Parking

41.14    Angle Parking

41.15    Parking on Private Property

41.16    Parking in Alleys

41.17    Responsibility of Owner

41.18    Bicycles and Motorcycles

41.19    Clinging to Moving Vehicles

41.20    Use of Coasters, Roller Skates and Similar Devices

41.21    Spilling Loads

41.22    Snowmobiles

41.23        Bicycle Riding on Sidewalks

 

Schedule A       Stop Signs

Schedule B       Yield Signs

Schedule C       No Parking

 

Chapter 42        OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE,

SAFETY AND MORALS

 

42.01    Disorderly Conduct

42.02    Firearms

42.03        Weapons

 

 

Chapter 42, cont'd.

 

42.04    Fireworks

42.05    Fires

42.06    Barbed Wire Fences

42.07    Noise

42.08    Damaging Property

42.09    Littering

42.10    Pollution

42.11    Disorderly Houses

42.12    Obscene Material

42.13    Curfew for Minors

 

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