Chapter 18 - Health *

21 December 2017

CHAPTER 18

 

HEALTH

 

AN ORDINANCE REVISING AND AMENDING CHAPTER 18

OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OFKANKAKEE

 

Whereas, it is the finding of the City Council of Kankakee, Illinois, that a revision and amendment of the provisions of the Municipal Code respecting Health is necessary and required for the health and welfare of the residents of the City; Now, Therefore,

 

Be it Ordained by the Council of the City of Kankakee as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 18 Repealed.  Chapter 18 of the Municipal Code is herewith repealed.

 

Section 2. New Chapter 18.  A new Chapter 18, entitled Health is herewith adopted as follows:

 

                                                           ARTICLE I.  HEALTH

 

Sec. 18‑01.      Board of Health Generally.

 

(a)        There is hereby established a Board of Health which shall have jurisdiction, duties and authority as set forth in this Chapter.

 

(b)        The Board of Health shall consist of the Code Enforcement officer, the Chief of Police, the Fire Chief, and the Superintendent of the Department of Water Pollution Control. Any member of the Board may authorize any subordinate to attend meetings of the Board in his or her stead upon filing written notice of such delegation with the secretary of the Board.

 

(c)        The Chairperson of the Board of Health shall be the Code Enforcement Officer of the City of Kankakee.

 

(d)        The Board shall select one of its members to serve as secretary who shall maintain the records of the Board. The term of the Secretary shall be the same as the fiscal year of the City.

 

Sec. 18-02.      Health Officer.

 

(a)        The Code Enforcement Officer of the City shall be the Health Officer.

 

(b)        All members of the Board of Health shall be designated deputy health officers of the City. In addition thereto, each member of the Board may designate one subordinate from his department as a deputy health officer, with the consent of the Board, and the names of all deputy health officer with the consent of the Board, and the names of all deputy health officers shall be kept on file by the secretary of the Board and in the office of the Mayor and the office of the City Clerk.

 

(c)        Deputy health officer shall have the same powers and duties as the Health Officer but shall be subordinate to the Health Officer in matters pertaining to health.

 

Sec. 18‑03.      Board of Health ‑ Powers and Duties.

 

The Board of Health shall have the following powers and duties:

 

(a)        Exercise general supervision over the public health of the City.

 

(b)        Abate and remove or cause to be removed all public nuisances as defied by statute or ordinance.

 

(c)        Adopt such sanitary regulations as may be required to prevent the introduction or spread of any contagious or infectious disease in the City.

 

(d)        Establish temporary hospitals at times when the preservation of the public health may require and to employ attendants for such facilities as may be required.

 

(e)        Employ the services of a physician or other health care professional as the Board may from time to time require in the interests of maintenance of the public health.

 

(f)         To perform all other duties and have all other powers as are provided by law.

 

Sec. 18‑04.      Health Officer ‑ Powers and Duties.

 

The Health Officer shall have the following powers and duties:

 

(a)        To carry into effect all orders and ordinances of the City Council and all orders of the Board of Health relating to sanitation and public health.

 

(b)        To enforce all laws and ordinances relating to sanitation and public health.

 

(c)        To examine structures within the City for violations of statutes, ordinances and other codes relating to sanitation and public health in accordance with law.

 

(d)        To issue citations against the owner or owners of and persons in actual possession of any structure in which is maintained a nuisance as defined by statute or ordinance relating to sanitation and public health.

(e)        To initiate in the name of the City of Kankakee an action in the Circuit Court for injunction or other relief in matters relating to sanitation and public health.

 

(f)         To perform all other duties and to have all other powers as provided by law.

 

(g)        To appoint additional deputy health officers in addition to those provided in Section 18‑2(b) hereof, and to set the terms for such additional health officers provided, however, that the terms of any deputy shall expire on the last day of the fiscal year of the City.

 

Sec. 18‑05.      Compliance with Orders and Regulations of the Board of Health or the Health Officer.

 

(a)        It shall be unlawful for any person to disobey or disregard any lawful order of the Board of Health or the Health Officer in the execution of their duties and powers.

 

(b)        Violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00. (Ord. No. 85‑34, Sec. 18‑1 ‑ 18‑5, 8‑5‑85)

 

                                                                      HEALTH

 

ARTICLE I.  HEALTH................................................................................................................ 18

Board of Health ‑ Powers and Duties........................................................................... 18 - 03

Board of Health Generally............................................................................................ 18 - 01

Compliance with Regulations‑ Board of Health............................................................. 18 - 05

Health Officer ‑ Powers and Duties.............................................................................. 18 - 04

Health Officer.............................................................................................................. 18 - 02