Index

21 December 2017

Amendments to Code …………………………………….................................................................             1 - 4

Catchlines of sections...........................................................................................................................             1 - 3

Certain ordinances not affected by Code..............................................................................................             1 - 7

Effect of repeal of ordinances...............................................................................................................             1 - 6

Effective date of ordinances............................................................................................................. …            1 - 11

How code designated and cited...........................................................................................................             1 - 1

Jurisdiction of Municipal Code.............................................................................................................             1 - 12

Penalty for violation of Code................................................................................................................             1 - 13

Penalty when violation is a misdemeanor...............................................................................................             1 - 14

Publication of ordinances.....................................................................................................................             1 - 10

Record of ordinances...........................................................................................................................             1 - 09

Responsibility for violations. ................................................................................................................             1 - 15

Rules of construction and definitions.....................................................................................................             1 - 2

Severability of parts of Code................................................................................................................             1 - 8

Unauthorized tampering with Code.......................................................................................................             1 - 5

Additional/new bond when old bond insufficient....................................................................................             2 - 3

Authority to issue tickets and citations..................................................................................................             2 – 01.1

Bonds required from city officers..........................................................................................................             2 - 2

Duty of city officers to make reports.....................................................................................................             2 - 4

Datum established; elevations for grades ..............................................................................................             2 -14

Duty of city officers to turn over records/books....................................................................................             2 - 9

Fiscal year...........................................................................................................................................             2 - 1

IML ‑ Probationary period for employees............................................................................................             2 - 17

Leaves of absence for city officers........................................................................................................             2 - 7

Liability of city officers for negligence...................................................................................................             2 - 5

Maintenance man generally..................................................................................................................             2 - 11

Maintenance responsibility for city property..........................................................................................             2 - 10

Maintenance supervisor generally.........................................................................................................             2 - 12

No permit to applicant indebted to city.................................................................................................             2 - 15

Publication of treasurer's annual account ..............................................................................................             2 - 16

Removal of city officers........................................................................................................................             2 - 8

Rights for employees called to active duty.............................................................................................             2 - 18

Sick/vacation periods for city employees..............................................................................................             2 - 13

Terms/date of inauguration of city officers.............................................................................................             2 – 7.1

Vacancy of office by city officer/alderman............................................................................................             2 - 6

Appointment of deputy ‑ City Clerk.....................................................................................................             2 –28

Compensation for the position of City Clerk.........................................................................................             2 - 30

Duties at council meetings ‑ City Clerk.................................................................................................             2 - 26

Duty to prepare documents ‑ City Clerk...............................................................................................             2 - 27

Record keeping ‑ City Clerk................................................................................................................             2 - 29

Budget committee; powers and duties..................................................................................................             2 - 47

Committee for buildings and grounds ...................................................................................................             2 - 48

Committee procedure..........................................................................................................................             2 - 46

Council procedure...............................................................................................................................             2 - 44

Department heads attendance at City Council meetings.........................................................................             2 – 41.1

Fixing compensation for Alderman.......................................................................................................             2 – 42.1

Meetings generally...............................................................................................................................             2 - 40

Order of business for City Council.......................................................................................................             2 - 43

Per diem for Committee meetings.........................................................................................................             2 – 45.1

Quorum, absences, and penalty ‑ City Council.....................................................................................             2 - 41

Reduction of salary for absences ‑ City Council....................................................................................             2 - 42

Standing committees generally..............................................................................................................             2 - 45

Smoking prohibited in council chambers...............................................................................................             2 – 40.1

Standing committees generally..............................................................................................................             2 - 45

Making office of City Treasurer appointed............................................................................................             2 - 58

Powers and duties ‑ City Treasurer......................................................................................................             2 - 59

Procedure for lost or destroyed warrants..............................................................................................             2 - 60

Office of special assessments created...................................................................................................             2 - 71

Special Assessment ‑ Disposition of monies..........................................................................................             2 - 73

Duty of Engineer to mark grades..........................................................................................................             2 - 87

Duty of Engineer to use field notes........................................................................................................             2 - 88

Engineer to make profiles of streets......................................................................................................             2 - 86

Engineer to supervise public work........................................................................................................             2 - 85

Engineer's duty to submit plans/estimates..............................................................................................             2 - 84

Residency Requirements; City Employees............................................................................................             2 - 89

Annual report ‑ Law department..........................................................................................................             2 - 117

Duties of Assistant Corporation Counsel generally................................................................................             2 - 120

Duties of Corporate Council and Assistant overlap...............................................................................             2 - 121

Duties of Corporation Counsel generally...............................................................................................             2 - 119

Law Department ‑ Created; composition..............................................................................................             2 - 111

Law Department ‑ Prosecution of cases...............................................................................................             2 - 112

Law Dept ‑ Executions on judgments/ certify bills.................................................................................             2 - 114

Law Dept ‑ Record of opinions/Court actions......................................................................................             2 - 118

Legal advice........................................................................................................................................             2 - 113

No duty to prosecute malicious complaints...........................................................................................             2 - 116

Prosecutions of violations of ordinances................................................................................................             2 - 115

Replacements Corporation Counsel/Assistant.......................................................................................             2 - 122

Mayor – powers and duties.................................................................................................................             2 - 133

Position of mayor pro tem created........................................................................................................             2 - 135

Successor to mayor in times of disaster................................................................................................             2 - 134

Bid procedure over $2,500.00.............................................................................................................             2 - 146

Bid procedure under $2,500.00...........................................................................................................             2 – 149.1

Competitive bid to be obtained............................................................................................................             2 - 144

Contracts exempt from purchasing regulations......................................................................................             2 - 150

Emergency contracts............................................................................................................................             2 - 147

Exceptions to competitive bid requirements..........................................................................................             2 - 145

Invalid purchase contracts....................................................................................................................             2 - 151

Organization ‑ Plans Commission.........................................................................................................             2 - 165

Plans Commission ‑ composition of......................................................................................................             2 - 163

Plans Commission ‑ Powers and duties................................................................................................             2 - 167

Plans Commission ‑ Record keeping required.......................................................................................             2 - 166

Plans Commission ‑ Subdivision plat approval......................................................................................             2 - 168

Plans Commission ‑ Terms; vacancies..................................................................................................             2 - 164

Plans Commission created...................................................................................................................             2 - 162

Assistant Superintendent ‑ DPW..........................................................................................................             2 - 180

Authority to issue citations ‑ DPW.......................................................................................................             2 - 181

Superintendent ‑ DPW ‑ Term‑powers‑duties......................................................................................             2 - 179

Bond required for Comptroller.............................................................................................................             2 - 187

Bonds ‑ Comptroller to keep records...................................................................................................             2 - 192

Comptroller ‑ Additional duties............................................................................................................             2 - 193

Creation of Collection Department.......................................................................................................             2 - 194

Creation of office; appointment of Comptroller.....................................................................................             2 - 186

Custody of documents by Comptroller.................................................................................................             2 - 189

Duties of Collection Department...........................................................................................................             2 - 195

Estimate of expenses by Comptroller....................................................................................................             2 - 190

Head of the Department of Collections.................................................................................................             2 - 196

Powers and duties of Comptroller........................................................................................................             2 - 188

Warrants ‑ records to be kept by Comptroller......................................................................................             2 - 191

Creation of Maintenance Department...................................................................................................             2 - 201

Director of Maintenance to report to council.........................................................................................             2 - 205

Maintenance Department ‑ Major projects...........................................................................................             2 - 204

Maintenance Department Personnel.....................................................................................................             2 – 203

Responsibility/authority of Maintenance Dept........................................................................................             2 - 202

 

Bldg/Zoning ‑ Jurisdiction of the Fire Chief...........................................................................................             2 - 219

Building and Zoning ‑ Head of department............................................................................................             2 - 218

Building and Zoning Department created..............................................................................................             2 - 216

Duties of the Building/Zoning Department.............................................................................................             2 - 217

Adoption of act...................................................................................................................................             2 – 227.1

Conflicts of interest2............................................................................................................................             2 - 223

Code of Conduct.................................................................................................................................             2 - 224

Code of Conduct ‑ elected officials......................................................................................................             2 - 227.2

Code of Ethics ‑ Disclosure of Interest.................................................................................................             2 - 227

Code of Ethics ‑ Enforcement and Penalties.........................................................................................             2 - 226

Code of Ethics ‑ Policy and Purpose....................................................................................................             2 - 221

Definitions ‑ Code of Ethics.................................................................................................................             2 - 222

Existing ethics ordinance or gift ban ordinance......................................................................................             2 – 227.4

Financial Disclosure ‑ code of ethics.....................................................................................................             2 – 225

Future amendments to the state gift ban act...........................................................................................            2 – 227.5

Future declaration of unconstitutionality of state gift ban act...................................................................             2 – 227.6

State Legislative Ethics Commission Complaints...................................................................................             2 – 227.3

Creation of Department of Social Services...........................................................................................             2 - 228

Responsibility & Scope of director of Social Services...........................................................................             2 - 229

Personnel............................................................................................................................................             2 - 230

Reports to City Council.......................................................................................................................             2 - 231

City Inspector – established, appointed……………………………………….…..…………. ...........             2 - 240

City Inspector – duties…………………………………………………..….….………….…............             2 - 241

City Inspector – removal from office, compensation…..………………………………….…...............             2 - 242

City Inspector – qualifications…………………………………………………………………..........             2 - 243

Bond for City Inspector…………………………………………………………………….. ............             2 - 244

Effective date………………………………………………………………………………...............             2 - 245

Affirmative Action Plan........................................................................................................................             3 - 1

Deletion of previous chapter 3 ½ .........................................................................................................             3 - 2

Duties ‑ Human Relations Commission.................................................................................................             3 - 13

Liaison between City and H.R. Commission.........................................................................................             3 - 15

Membership ‑ Human Relations Commission........................................................................................             3 - 10

Reports for Human Relations Commission............................................................................................             3 - 14

Term of service ‑ Human Relations Commission...................................................................................             3 - 12

The Human Relations Commission.......................................................................................................             3 - 11

Definitions ‑ alcoholic beverages..........................................................................................................             4 - 1

Liquor Control Commissioner..............................................................................................................             4 - 2

Sale, delivery of alcohol to minors prohibited........................................................................................             4 - 24

State law relating to alcoholic liquors....................................................................................................             4 - 26

Alcohol‑ misrepresentation of age by minor..........................................................................................             4 - 22

Alcoholic beverages ‑ Violations..........................................................................................................             4 - 25

Areas where alcoholic liquor shall be sold.............................................................................................             4 - 13

Bartenders' license required.................................................................................................................             4 - 32

Bond ‑ liquor license............................................................................................................................             4 - 4

Consumption of alcohol‑ public places‑vehicles....................................................................................             4 - 14

General provisions for liquor license.....................................................................................................             4 - 63

License required to sell alcoholic liquor.................................................................................................             4 - 46

Liquor license ‑ application..................................................................................................................             4 - 48

Liquor license ‑ change of location.......................................................................................................             4 - 54

Liquor license ‑ classification; annual fee...............................................................................................             4 - 47

Liquor license ‑ first or ground floor.....................................................................................................             4 - 57

Liquor license ‑ posting; issuance of duplicates.....................................................................................             4 - 56

Liquor license ‑ term............................................................................................................................             4 - 52

Liquor license ‑ violations; penalties......................................................................................................             4 - 62

Liquor license ‑application‑approve/reject............................................................................................             4 - 49

Liquor licenses ‑ inspections.................................................................................................................             4 - 60

Maximum number of liquor licenses......................................................................................................             4 - 58

No gambling/immorality on licensed premises.......................................................................................             4 -18

Parent or guardian for minor's drinking.................................................................................................             4 - 21

Payment for purchase of alcohol required.............................................................................................             4 - 15

Persons on premises where alcohol is sold............................................................................................             4 - 20

Prohibition of sale of certain product – glass over 20 oz........................................................................            4 - 16

Purchases/possession of alcohol by minor ............................................................................................             4 -19

Revocation or suspension of liquor license............................................................................................             4 - 55

Sale of alcohol to certain persons prohibited.........................................................................................             4 - 23

Sanitary requirements for liquor licenses...............................................................................................             4 - 59

Temporary permits for sale of alcohol...................................................................................................             4 - 61

Time for sale of alcoholic liquor restricted.............................................................................................             4 - 17

Transferability of liquor license.............................................................................................................             4 - 53

View of premises where alcoholic liquor is sold....................................................................................             4 - 5

Sale or delivery of liquor in city owned building.....................................................................................             4

Boxing or wrestling matches.................................................................................................................             5 - 3

Miscellaneous licenses required/fees.....................................................................................................             5 - 4

 

Pool or billiard halls ‑ Closing hours.....................................................................................................             5 - 1

Pool/billiard halls ‑ Minors restricted  ..................................................................................................             5 - 2

Animal Commissioner established; appointment....................................................................................             6 - 1

Certain animals running at large prohibited............................................................................................             6 - 2

Cruelty to animals................................................................................................................................             6 - 5

Enforcement of provisions re: animals and fowl.....................................................................................             6 - 7

Killing or wounding birds and squirrels.................................................................................................             6 - 6

Swine and horses prohibited................................................................................................................             6 - 4

Characteristics of a Dangerous Dog.....................................................................................................             6 - 32

City treasurer manages fees for dogs....................................................................................................             6 - 39

Dangerous dog owner's obligation........................................................................................................             6 - 34

Definitions ‑ dogs.................................................................................................................................             6 - 18

Destruction of unredeemed dogs..........................................................................................................             6 - 28

Determination hearing concerning dangerous dogs................................................................................             6 - 31

Disposition of dogs declared nuisance..................................................................................................             6 - 38

Dog and animal defecation...................................................................................................................             6 - 40

Dogs to be inoculated and to have name tags .......................................................................................             6 - 19

Duration of inoculation.........................................................................................................................             6 - 21

Exceptions to a dog being declared dangerous......................................................................................             6 - 33

Exhibit inoculation certificate................................................................................................................             6 - 23

Foul or offensive smells from animals....................................................................................................             6 - 3

Impoundment of dogs which have bitten persons..................................................................................             6 - 29

Inoculation by veterinarian/certificate required.......................................................................................             6 - 20

Insurance required for a dangerous dog................................................................................................             6 - 36

Potentially dangerous dog‑criteria for defining.......................................................................................             6 - 30

Punishment for violators.......................................................................................................................             6 - 37

Punishment‑violators of dangerous dog ordinance.................................................................................             6 - 37

Redemption of impounded dogs...........................................................................................................             6 - 27

Restraint of dogs; penalty.....................................................................................................................             6 - 24

Signs warning ‑ dangerous dog on premises..........................................................................................             6 - 35

Specifications for dog identification tag.................................................................................................             6 - 22

Fee for auctioneers..............................................................................................................................             7 - 2

License for auctioneers‑Required.........................................................................................................             7 - 1

Demolition...........................................................................................................................................             8 - 4

Issuance of building permits for new construction..................................................................................             8 - 3

BOCA Basic Building Code adopted...................................................................................................             8 - 14

BOCA NBC – suspension of permit....................................................................................................             8 - 15

BOCA Basic Property Maintenance Code adopted.............................................................................             8 - 24

Application/issuance of permit‑electrical...............................................................................................             8 - 61

Adoption of National Electric Code ....................................................................................................             8 - 36

Application/qualification‑electrical contractor........................................................................................             8 - 50

Basement spaces ‑ electrical wiring......................................................................................................             8 - 70

Branch Circuit.....................................................................................................................................             8 - 88

Concrete slab construction ‑ electrical wiring........................................................................................             8 - 71

Concrete slab construction...................................................................................................................             8 - 71

Conduits for bushings...........................................................................................................................             8 - 74

Conduits for concrete base..................................................................................................................             8 - 73

Conduits for gravel fill..........................................................................................................................             8 - 72

Definitions ‑ Electrical code..................................................................................................................             8 - 35

Electrical – penalty – failure to obtain permit.........................................................................................             8 - 63

Electrical – penalty for failure to register...............................................................................................             8 - 55

Electrical commission ‑ Created...........................................................................................................             8 - 37

Electrical commission ‑ Powers; compensation.....................................................................................             8 - 38

Electrical metallic tubing use.................................................................................................................             8 - 75

Electrical panels...................................................................................................................................             8 - 82

Electrical regs for single‑family dwelling................................................................................................             8 - 87

Electrical requirements ‑ service entrance.............................................................................................             8 - 77

 

Electrical splices..................................................................................................................................             8 - 83

Electrical switches................................................................................................................................             8 - 90

Examination/certification‑electrical contractor.......................................................................................             8 - 51

Fee/expiration ‑ electrical contractor....................................................................................................             8 - 52

Fees for electrical permit......................................................................................................................             8 - 62

Fusing ‑ electrical.................................................................................................................................             8 - 79

Heavy wall metal conduit.....................................................................................................................             8 - 69

Illuminated signs...................................................................................................................................             8 - 93

Inspections generally ‑ electrical code...................................................................................................             8 - 42

Junction boxes to be accessible............................................................................................................             8 - 86

Lighting in public areas.........................................................................................................................             8 - 92

Main entrance switch ‑ electrical..........................................................................................................             8 - 81

Meter and switch panel identification....................................................................................................             8 - 78

Minimum standards ‑ electrical installations...........................................................................................             8 - 68

Outlets................................................................................................................................................             8 - 89

Over‑current protection.......................................................................................................................             8 - 94

Permit from city electrician required; exception.....................................................................................             8 - 60

Position in walls and ceilings ‑ electrical................................................................................................             8 - 85

Rating of circuit breakers or fuses.........................................................................................................             8 - 80

Registration of electrical contractors required........................................................................................             8 - 49

Revocation  ‑ electrical contractor........................................................................................................             8 - 53

Separate grounding for appliances........................................................................................................             8 - 84

Service entrance equipment ‑ electrical.................................................................................................             8 - 76

Service/subfeed minimums for apartments.............................................................................................             8 - 91

Transfer of electrical contractor's certificate..........................................................................................             8 - 54

Wiring requirements generally...............................................................................................................             8 - 43

Fees for plumbing................................................................................................................................             8 - 114

State Code adopted............................................................................................................................             8 - 110

Violations ‑ plumbing code...................................................................................................................             8 - 115

BOCA Basic Mechanical Code adopted..............................................................................................             8 - 140

Electrical installations in basement spaces.............................................................................................             8 - 142

Use of B.X. and Romex.......................................................................................................................             8 - 141

Fusing ‑ electrical.................................................................................................................................             8 - 79

Definitions...........................................................................................................................................             8 – 143

Electrical installations in basement spaces.............................................................................................