City of New Lisbon, WI
Juneau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of New Lisbon 4-2-2001 as Title 8, Chs. 1 and 2, of the 2001 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 211.
Mass public assemblies — See Ch. 217.
Cigarettes — See Ch. 252.
Fire prevention and hazardous materials — See Ch. 289.
Nuisances — See Ch. 375.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 396.
Solid waste — See Ch. 429.

§ 308-1 Rules and regulations. [1]

The Common Council may make reasonable and general rules for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and for the prevention of the creation of health nuisances and the protection of the public health and welfare and may, where appropriate, require the issuance of licenses and permits. All such regulations shall have the same effect as ordinances, and any person violating any of such regulations and any lawful order of the Common Council shall be subject to the general penalty provided for in § 1-4 of this Code.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 308-2 Health nuisances.

A. 
Defined. A health nuisance is any source of filth or cause of sickness.
B. 
Duty to abate. The Common Council shall abate health nuisances pursuant to Ch. 823, Wis. Stats., which is adopted by reference and made a part of this section.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-1-3, Deposit of deleterious substances prohibited, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). See now § 435-19.

§ 308-3 Noxious weeds and grasses.

A. 
The City Clerk-Treasurer shall annually, on or before May 15, publish as required by state law a notice that every person is required by law to destroy all noxious weeds on lands in the City which he/she owns, occupies or controls. A joint notice with other towns or municipalities may be utilized.
B. 
If the owner or occupant shall neglect to destroy any weeds as required by such notice, then the Weed Commissioner of the City shall give five days' written notice by mail to the owner or occupant of any lands upon which the weeds shall be growing to the effect that said Weed Commissioner, after the expiration of the five-day period, will proceed to destroy or cause to be destroyed all such weeds growing upon said lands and that the cost thereof will be assessed as a tax upon the lands upon which such weeds are located under the provisions of § 66.0407, Wis. Stats. In case the owner or occupant shall further neglect to comply within such five-day notice, then the Weed Commissioner shall destroy such weeds or cause them to be destroyed in the manner deemed to be the most economical method, and the expense thereof, including the cost of billing and other necessary administrative expenses, shall be charged against such lots and be collected as a special tax thereon.
C. 
As provided for in § 66.0407, Wis. Stats., the City shall require that all noxious weeds shall be destroyed prior to the time in which such plants would mature to the bloom or flower state. The growth of noxious weeds in excess of eight inches in height from the ground surface shall be prohibited within the City of New Lisbon corporate limits. Noxious weeds shall include any weed, grass or similar plant growth which, if allowed to pollinate, would cause or produce hayfever in human beings or would cause a skin rash through contact with the skin.[1]
(1) 
Noxious weeds, as defined in this section and in § 308-5, shall include but not be limited to the following:
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Ambrosia trifida (great ragweed)
Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge)
Lysimachia nummularia (creeping jenny)
Convolvulus arvensis (field bind weed)
Tragopogon dubius (goat's beard)
Rhus radicans (poison ivy)
Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)
Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)
Arctium (burdock)
Xanthium strumarium (cocklebur)
Amaranthus retroflexus (pigweed)
Chenopodium album (common lambsquarter)
Rumex crispus (curly dock)
Cannabis sativa (hemp)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
(2) 
Noxious grasses, as defined in this section and in § 308-5, shall include but not be limited to the following:
Agrostis alba (redtop)
Sorghum halepense (johnson)
Setaria (foxtail)
(3) 
Noxious weeds are also the following plants and other rank growth:
Ragweed
Thistles
Smartweed
Dandelions (over 8 inches in height)
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 308-4 Natural lawns.

A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
NATURAL LAWN
Includes common species of grass and wildflowers native to North America which are designed and purposely cultivated to exceed eight inches in height from the ground. Specifically excluded in natural lawns are the noxious grasses and weeds identified in § 308-3 of this chapter.
NATURAL LAWN MANAGEMENT PLAN
A written plan relating to the management and maintenance of a lawn which contains a legal description of the lawn upon which the planted grass will exceed eight inches in length, a statement of intent and purpose for the lawn, a detailed description of the vegetational types, plants and plant succession involved, and the specific management and maintenance techniques to be employed.
NEIGHBORING PROPERTY OWNERS
All those property owners who are located within 300 feet of the proposed natural lawn site.
PROPERTY OWNER
Includes the legal title holder and/or the beneficial owner of any lot according to the most current City records.
B. 
Plan and permit required. The growth of a natural lawn in excess of eight inches in height from the ground surface shall be prohibited within the City of New Lisbon corporate limits unless a natural lawn management plan is approved and a permit is issued by the City as set forth in this section. Natural lawns shall not contain litter or debris and shall not harbor undesirable wildlife.
C. 
Natural lawn management plan.
(1) 
Property owners who wish to plant and cultivate a natural lawn must submit their written plan and related information to the City. Natural lawn management plans shall only indicate the planting and cultivating of natural lawns on property legally owned by the property owner.
(2) 
Applicants are strictly prohibited from developing a natural lawn on any City-owned property, including street rights-of-way. This shall include at a minimum property located between the sidewalk and the street or a strip not less than 10 feet adjacent to the street where there is no sidewalk, whether the area is under public or private ownership.
(3) 
In addition, natural lawns shall not be permitted within 10 feet of the abutting property owner's property unless waived in writing by the abutting property owner on the side so affected. Such waiver is to be affixed to the natural lawn management plan. Such waiver may be revoked, in writing, by the abutting property owner at a later time, a copy to be filed with the permittee and the City Clerk-Treasurer.
(4) 
Any subsequent property owner who abuts an approved natural lawn may revoke the waiver, thereby requiring the owner of the natural lawn to remove the natural lawn that is located in the ten-foot section abutting the neighboring property owner. Such revocation shall be put in writing and presented to the City Clerk-Treasurer by the subsequent abutting property owner. Upon receiving the written request to revoke the original waiver, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall contact the owner of the approved natural lawn and direct the owner to remove the natural lawn located in the ten-foot section abutting the neighboring property owner. The City Clerk-Treasurer shall revise the approved natural lawn permit accordingly. The owner of the approved natural lawn shall be required to remove the ten-foot section abutting the neighboring property owner within 20 days of receipt of the written notification from the City, provided that the notification is received sometime between May 1 and November 1. Property owners who receive notification from the City between November 1 and April 30 shall be required to remove the ten-foot section abutting the neighboring property owner no later than May 20 following receipt of the notification.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Application process.[2]
(1) 
Property owners interested in applying for permission to establish a natural lawn shall file an application with the City Clerk-Treasurer. The completed application shall include a natural lawn management plan. Upon submitting a completed application, a nonrefundable filing fee as set by the Common Council will be assessed by the City. Upon receiving payment, copies of the completed application shall be mailed by the City to each of the owners of record, as listed in the office of the City Assessor, who are owners of the property situated wholly or in part within 300 feet of the boundaries of the property for which the application is made. If within 15 calendar days of mailing the copies of the complete application to the neighboring property owners the City receives written objections from 51% or more of the neighboring property owners, the City shall deny the application.
(2) 
If the property owner's application is in full compliance with the natural lawn management plan requirements and less than 51% of the neighboring property owners provide written objections, the City Clerk-Treasurer may issue permission to install a natural lawn. Such permit shall be valid for two years. Permit renewals shall follow the procedures in this section.
[2]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Safety precautions for natural grass areas.
(1) 
When, in the opinion of the Chief of the Fire Department serving the City of New Lisbon, the presence of a natural lawn may constitute a fire or safety hazard due to weather and/or other conditions, the Fire Chief may order the cutting of natural lawns to a safe condition. As a condition of receiving approval of the natural lawn permit, the property owner shall be required to cut the natural lawn within three days upon receiving written direction from the Fire Chief.
(2) 
Natural lawns shall not be removed through the process of burning unless stated and approved as one of the management and maintenance techniques in the natural lawn management plan and appropriate City open burning permits have been obtained. The Fire Chief shall review all requests to burn natural lawns and shall determine if circumstances are correct and all applicable requirements have been fulfilled to ensure public safety. Burning of natural lawns shall be strictly prohibited.[3]
[3]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
F. 
Revocation of permit. The Mayor, upon the recommendation of the Weed Commissioner, shall have the authority to revoke an approved natural lawn permit if the owner fails to maintain the natural lawn or comply with the provisions set forth in this section. Notice of intent to revoke an approved natural lawn permit shall be appealable to the Common Council. All applications for appeal shall be submitted within 15 calendar days of receipt of the written notice of intent to revoke the approved natural lawn permit. Failure to file an application for appeal within 15 calendar days shall result in the revoking of the natural lawn permit. All written applications for appeal filed within the fifteen-calendar-day requirement shall be reviewed by the Common Council in an open meeting. The decision rendered by the Common Council shall be final and binding.[4]
[4]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
G. 
Public nuisance defined; abatement after notice.
(1) 
The growth of a natural lawn as defined in this section shall be considered a public nuisance unless a natural lawn management plan has been filed and approved and a permit is issued by the City as set forth in this section. Violators shall be served with a notice of public nuisance by certified mail to the last known mailing address of the property owner.
(2) 
If the person so served with a notice of public nuisance violation does not abate the nuisance within 10 days, the enforcement officer may proceed to abate such nuisance, keeping an account of the expense of the abatement, and such expense shall be charged to and paid by such property owner. Notice of the bill for abatement of the public nuisance shall be mailed to the owner of the premises and shall be payable within 10 calendar days from receipt thereof. Within 60 days after such costs and expenses are incurred and remain unpaid, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall enter those charges onto the tax roll as a special tax as provided by state statute.
(3) 
The failure of the City Clerk-Treasurer to record such claim or to mail such notice or the failure of the owner to receive such notice shall not affect the right to place the City expense on the tax rolls for unpaid bills for abating the public nuisance as provided for in this section.
H. 
Penalty.
(1) 
Any person, firm or corporation who or which does not abate the nuisance within the required time period or who or which otherwise violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to the general penalty found in § 1-4 of this Code.
(2) 
In addition to any penalties herein provided, the City may issue stop-work orders upon owners of lots where work is unfinished under a previously issued building permit for any violation of this section.

§ 308-5 Length of lawn and grasses.

A. 
Purpose. This section is adopted due to the unique nature of the problems associated with lawns, grasses and noxious weeds being allowed to grow to excessive length in the City of New Lisbon.
B. 
Public nuisance declared. The Common Council finds that lawns, grasses and noxious weeds on nonagricultural lots or parcels of land, as classified under Chapter 520, Zoning, of this Code, within the City of New Lisbon which exceed eight inches in length adversely affect the public health and safety of the public in that they tend to emit pollen and other discomforting bits of plants, constitute a fire hazard and a safety hazard in that debris can be hidden in the grass, interfere with the public convenience and adversely affect property values of other land within the City. For that reason, any nonagricultural lawn, grass or weed on a lot or other parcel of land which exceeds eight inches in length is hereby declared to be a public nuisance, except for property located in a designated floodplain area and/or wetland area or where the lawn, grass or weed is part of a natural lawn approved pursuant to § 308-5 above.
C. 
Nuisances prohibited. No person, firm or corporation shall permit any public nuisance as defined in Subsection B above to remain on any premises owned or controlled by him/her within the City.
D. 
Inspection. The Weed Commissioner or his/her designee shall inspect or cause to be inspected all premises and places within the City to determine whether any public nuisance as defined in Subsection B above exists.
E. 
Abatement of nuisance. If the owner or occupant shall neglect to cut any lawns as required herein, then the Weed Commissioner of the City shall give five days' written notice by mail to the owner or occupant of any lands upon which the lawn is growing in violation hereof to the effect that said Weed Commissioner, after the expiration of the five-day notice, will proceed to mow or have mown the lawn to meet the requirements of this section and that the cost of said mowing will be assessed as a tax upon the lands upon which said lawn is growing pursuant to the provisions of § 66.0407, Wis. Stats. In case the owner or occupant shall further neglect to comply with said five-day notice, then the Weed Commissioner shall mow or have mown said lawn to comply with this section in the most economical method and shall include the cost of said mowing and the cost of billing and administrative expenses and shall charge said costs against the property to be collected as a special tax thereon.
F. 
Due process hearing. If the owner believes that his/her grasses or weeds are not a nuisance, he/she may request a hearing before the Common Council. The request for said hearing must be made in writing to the City Clerk-Treasurer's office within the five days set forth in the Weed Commissioner's notice. Upon application for the hearing, the property owner must deposit a twenty-five-dollar bond. If a decision is rendered in the property owner's favor, the $25 will be returned to the property owner. If the property owner fails to appear for the hearing or if the decision is rendered against the property owner, the deposit shall be forfeited and applied to the cost of City personnel abating the nuisance, if necessary. When a hearing is requested by the owner of the property, a hearing by the Common Council shall be held within seven days from the date of the owner's request. The property in question will not be mowed by the City until such time as the hearing is held by the Common Council. At the hearing, the owner may appear in person or by his/her attorney, may present witnesses in his/her own behalf and may cross-examine witnesses presented by the City as well as subpoena witnesses for his/her own case. At the close of the hearing, the Common Council shall make its determination in writing specifying its findings, facts, and conclusions. If the Common Council determines that a public nuisance does exist, the Common Council shall order the Weed Commissioner to mow the property in question, unless the property has been mowed by the owner within 48 hours of the Common Council's decision. If the owner does not abate the nuisance within the prescribed 48 hours, the Weed Commissioner shall cause the same nuisance to be abated and cost in excess of the forfeited fee assessed accordingly.
G. 
City's option to abate nuisance. In any case where the owner, occupant or person in charge of the property shall fail to cut his/her lawn, grass or weeds as set forth above, then and in that event the City may elect to cut said lawn, grass or weeds as follows:
(1) 
The written notice required in Subsection E shall inform said person that in the event of his/her failure to abate the nuisance within the prescribed time, the City shall abate the same and the cost thereof shall be assessed to the property owner as a special charge.
(2) 
The City shall cut or cause to be cut all grass and weeds from the subject's property and shall charge the expenses of so doing at a rate as established by resolution by the Common Council. The charges shall be set forth in a statement to the City Clerk-Treasurer who, in turn, shall mail the same to the owner, occupant or person in charge of the subject premises. If said statement is not paid in full within 30 days thereafter, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall enter the charges in the tax roll as a special tax against said lot or parcel of land, and the same shall be collected in all respects like other taxes upon real estate, or as provided under § 66.0907(3)(f), Wis. Stats.

§ 308-6 Compulsory connection to City sewer and water systems.

A. 
When required. Whenever a sewer or water main becomes available to any building used for human habitation, the owner of the property upon which the building is located shall connect the building to such main or mains in the manner prescribed by law, except that the Common Council may defer connection to such water or sewer main or mains for those properties which have existing septic systems or wells whose construction was permitted by the City of New Lisbon, but such deferment shall not exceed five years from the date of installation of such main or mains.
B. 
Notice. Whenever a sewer or water main becomes available to any building used for human habitation, the Building Inspector shall notify the owner or his/her agent in writing by registered mail addressed to the last known address of the owner or his/her agent.
C. 
City may cause connection at expense of owner. If the owner or his/her agent fails to comply with the notice of the Building Inspector within 10 days of service or mailing thereof, the Building Inspector may cause connection to be made, and the expense thereof shall be assessed as a special tax against the property.
D. 
Privies, cesspools, etc., prohibited after connection with sewer. After connection of any building used for human habitation to a sewer main, no privy, cesspool or waterless toilet shall be used in connection with such human habitation.

§ 308-7 Unhealthy, hazardous or unsightly materials.

A. 
Inspections.
(1) 
Whenever the Building Inspector, Fire Inspector or other authorized City official shall, upon inspection of any premises within the City of New Lisbon, find that there is deposited, placed, stored or remaining on said premises any garbage, junk, rubbish, rubble, or trash, abandoned, outmoded, or nonsalable merchandise or parts, construction materials, rotting yard and orchard waste, accumulation of grease or food wastes in a grease trap or other place or depository which presents a risk of clogging or blocking a sewer system, or any other unhealthy, hazardous or unsightly materials or things which create a fire or health hazard, or which are detrimental to the appearance, neatness and cleanliness of the immediate neighborhood or the City of New Lisbon in general, such official shall issue his/her written order to the owner and/or occupant of the premises to remove said garbage, junk, rubbish, rubble or trash, abandoned, outmoded, or nonsalable merchandise or parts, construction materials, rotting yard and orchard waste, accumulation of grease or food wastes in a grease trap or other place or depository which presents a risk of clogging or blocking a sewer system, or other unhealthy, hazardous or unsightly materials or things.
(2) 
Said written order shall provide that such removal shall be accomplished within 10 days after service of said order upon the owner or occupant of the premises involved. Such written order, in addition to specifying and describing the material or things to be removed, shall also set forth on the face thereof the provisions of Subsection B.
(3) 
Prosecution of violators under this section shall not preclude other enforcement actions allowed by law, including other actions under this Code of Ordinances.
B. 
Appeal. Any person feeling himself/herself aggrieved by any order of a City official under this section may, within 10 days from the date of receipt of such order, appeal such order to the Common Council.
C. 
Exceptions. This section does not apply to junked vehicles and appliances on private property which are subject to the provisions of Article III of Chapter 396, Property Maintenance, of this Code. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prohibit the depositing of rubbish, rubble, junk, trash, abandoned, outmoded or nonsalable merchandise or parts or unsightly materials or things which are:[1]
(1) 
Lawfully sited pursuant to Chapter 520, Zoning, of this Code and operated in a manner not constituting a nuisance;
(2) 
Temporarily deposited due to an emergency;
(3) 
Materials during construction; or
(4) 
Collected and piled for immediate pickup and disposal by the City or by private means.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Nonconforming uses. It shall not be a defense to the provisions of this section that the owner or occupant of the premises involved has a nonconforming use under the provisions of Chapter 520, Zoning, of this Code, but the provisions of this section shall be complied with notwithstanding that the owner or occupant of any given premises is using or occupying such premises under a valid nonconforming use.

§ 308-8 Rodent control.

A. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall be applicable in this section:
HARDWARE CLOTH
Wire screening of such thickness and spacing as to afford reasonable protection against the entrance of rodents.
OWNER or MANAGER
Whenever any person or persons shall be in actual possession of or have charge, care or control of any property within the City, as executor, administrator, trustee, guardian or agent, such person or persons shall be deemed and taken to be the owner or owners of such property within the true intent and meaning of this section and shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this section to the same extent as the owner, and notice to any such person of any order or decision of the Building Inspector or his/her designee shall be deemed and taken to be a good and sufficient notice, as if such person or persons were actually the owner or owners of such property, except that whenever an entire premises or building is occupied as a place of business, such as a store, factory, warehouse, rooming house, junkyard, lumberyard or any other business under a single management, the person, firm or corporation in charge of such business shall be considered the owner or manager.
RODENT HARBORAGE
Any place where rodents can live and nest without fear of frequent molestation or disturbance.
RODENT-PROOF CONTAINER
A container constructed of concrete or metal, or the container shall be lined with metal or other material that is impervious to rodents, and openings into the container such as doors shall be tight-fitting to prevent the entrance of rodents.
RODENT-PROOFING
Consists of closing openings in building foundations and openings under and around doors, windows, vents and other places which could provide means of entry for rodents with concrete, sheet iron, hardware cloth or other types of rodent-proofing material approved by the City.
B. 
Elimination of rodent harborages. Whenever accumulations of rubbish, boxes, lumber, scrap metal, car bodies or any other materials provide rodent harborage, the person, firm or corporation owning or in control of such materials shall cause the materials to be removed or the materials shall be stored so as to eliminate the rodent harborage. Lumber boxes and similar materials shall be neatly piled. These piles shall be raised at least a foot above the ground. When the owner of the materials cannot be found after a reasonable search, the owner or manager of the premises on which the materials are stored shall be responsible for disposal, or proper piling, of the materials.
C. 
Elimination of rodent feeding places. No person, firm or corporation shall place, or allow to accumulate, any materials that may serve as a food for rodents in a site accessible to rodents. Any waste material that may serve as food for rodents shall be stored in rodent-proof containers. Feed for birds shall be placed on raised platforms, or such feed shall be placed where it is not accessible to rodents.
D. 
Extermination. Whenever rodent holes, burrows or other evidence of rodent infestation are found on any premises or in any building within the City, it shall be the duty of the owner or manager of such property to exterminate the rodents or to cause the rodents to be exterminated. Within 10 days after extermination, the owner or manager shall cause all of the rodent holes or burrows in the ground to be filled with earth or other suitable material.
E. 
Rodent-proofing. It shall be the duty of the owner or manager of any building in the City of New Lisbon to make such building reasonably rodent-proof, to replace broken basement windows and, when necessary, to cover the basement window openings with hardware cloth or other suitable material for preventing rodents from entering the building through such window openings.

§ 308-9 Composting.

A. 
Purpose and intent. The purpose of this section is to promote the recycling of yard wastes and certain kitchen wastes through composting and to establish minimum standards for proper compost maintenance.
B. 
Definitions. The following definitions shall be applicable in this section:
COMPOSTING
The organic waste produced from the growing, trimming, and removal of grass, branches (not exceeding one inch in diameter), bushes, shrubs, plants, leaves and garden debris.
KITCHEN WASTE
Any uncooked plant matter not contaminated by or containing meat, fish and/or dairy products.
C. 
Maintenance. All compost piles shall be maintained using approved composting procedures to comply with the following requirements:
(1) 
All compost piles shall be enclosed in a freestanding compost bin. Each compost bin shall be no larger in volume than 125 cubic feet and shall be no taller than 42 inches.
(2) 
All compost bins shall be so maintained as to prevent the attraction or harborage of rodents and pests. The presence of rodents in or near a compost bin shall be cause for the City to proceed under § 308-8.
(3) 
All compost bins shall be so maintained as to prevent unpleasant odors.
(4) 
No compost bin shall be allowed to deteriorate to such a condition as to be a blighting influence on the surrounding property or neighborhood or the City in general.
(5) 
Location of compost bins.
(a) 
All compost bins shall be located not less than three feet from a property line or principal building or dwelling and three feet from any detached accessory building.
(b) 
A variance from these setback requirements may be applied for if the property owner(s) can show a hardship exists which prohibits compliance. In addition, any variance application must include a signed written approval of the variance request from the adjacent property owner(s). Variances can be granted by the Building Inspector on an annual basis upon the proper application being submitted by the property owner(s). Screening and/or fencing of compost bins may be required as a condition of a variance being granted.
(6) 
No compost bin shall be located in any yard except a rear yard, as defined in Chapter 520, Zoning, of this Code. A compost bin may be located in a side yard as defined in Chapter 520, Zoning, subject to the annual variance procedure contained in Subsection C(5)(b) and must be screened from view to the street.
(7) 
Those composting bins which existed prior to the adoption of this section shall be given one year to comply with the requirements set forth herein.
D. 
Ingredients.
(1) 
No compost bin shall contain any of the following:
(a) 
Lake weeds.
(b) 
Cooked food scraps of any kind or type.
(c) 
Fish, meat or other animal products.
(d) 
Manure.
(e) 
Large items that will impede the composting process.
(2) 
Permitted ingredients in a compost bin shall include the following:
(a) 
Yard waste.
(b) 
Coffee grounds and used tea leaves.
(c) 
Uncooked plant matter not contaminated by or containing meat, fish, and/or dairy products.
(d) 
Commercial compost additives.
E. 
Owner responsibility. Every owner or operator shall be responsible for maintaining all property under his or her control in accordance with the requirements of this section.
F. 
Municipal exception. Any municipal composting site maintained by the City shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 8-1-11, Discharge of clear waters, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). See Ch. 238, Building Construction, § 238-13, Discharge of clear waters.

§ 308-10 Burial of animal carcasses.

A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall bury or cause to be buried on or in any public street or on any public ground or on any private property belonging to said person, firm or corporation any dead animal, animal carcass or any parts thereof within the City of New Lisbon, except that a resident of the City of New Lisbon, upon receiving a permit from the Director of Public Works, may bury a domestic household pet on said person's, firm's or corporation's own private property.
B. 
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates this section shall be subject to the general forfeiture provisions of § 1-4 of this Code of Ordinances. In addition, said person, firm or corporation shall be required to remove any animal or animal carcass buried in violation of this section.

§ 308-11 Property maintenance; collection of large items. [1]

All residents of the City of New Lisbon, whether owners or occupants of the premises under their control or supervision, shall clean up, destroy or remove all rubbish, refuse, ashes, manure, tin cans, junk or scrap iron upon or adjacent to their respective premises. Large item pickup will be on the first Thursday of every month. Contact City Hall for a listing of large items. Stickers should be purchased at City Hall, for a fee set by the Common Council, prior to the week of pickup. Large items shall be placed at curbside no more than one day prior to pickup and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of pickup. Any large items placed curbside without a sticker or more than one day prior to pickup will be picked up and the property owner will be billed for the sticker plus an additional amount for wages and equipment costs for the special pickup.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 308-12 Cleanup of spilled or accidentally discharged wastes.

A. 
Cleanup required. All persons, firms, or corporations delivering, hauling, disposing, storing, discharging or otherwise handling potentially polluting substances, solid or liquid, such as, but not limited to, the following shall immediately clean up any such spilled material to prevent its becoming a hazard to health or safety or directly or indirectly causing pollution to the lakes and streams under the jurisdiction of the City: fuel oil, gasoline, solvents, industrial liquids or fluids, milk, grease trap and septic tank wastes, sewage sludge, sanitary sewer wastes, storm sewer catch basin wastes, and oil or petroleum wastes.
B. 
Notification. Spills or accidental releases of hazardous materials or pollutants at a site or of a quantity or nature that cannot adequately be cleaned up by the responsible party or parties shall be immediately reported to the City Clerk-Treasurer so that assistance can be given by the proper agency.
C. 
Financial liability. The party or parties responsible for the release, escape or discharge of wastes shall be held financially liable for the cost of any cleanup or attempted cleanup deemed necessary or desirable and undertaken by the City or its designated agent in an effort to minimize the pollutional effects of the discharged waste.

§ 308-13 Storage of polluting substances.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store any potentially polluting substances unless such substances are stored in such manner as to securely prevent them from escaping onto the ground surface and/or into any street, sewer, ditch or drainageway, lake or stream within the jurisdiction of the City of New Lisbon.