City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 8-1-1 Abatement of nuisances.

[6-16-2015; 2016 Code]
Any police officer, whenever it may be considered necessary or required to protect the public health, may enter any premises and examine the same to determine any source of filth or cause of sickness that may exist, and examine the condition and the number of persons inhabiting such premises, and if in his or her opinion a condition exists which is such as to endanger the health of residents of the city, it shall be considered a nuisance and the officer shall order the owner or occupant of the premises where such nuisance may be found to remove or abate the same. Such order to abate the nuisance may also be served upon the person who may have been the cause of such nuisance. Any person who after 24 hours has failed to obey the order shall be subject to a Class 5 forfeiture for every 24 hours such failure continues. When the owner, occupant or agent of any lot or premises in or upon which any nuisance may be found, is unknown or cannot be found, the police officer shall order the removal and abatement of such nuisance and the cost thereof shall be charged to the property and collected in the manner provided for the collection of special assessments.

§ 8-1-2 Communicable diseases.

[1969 Code; 6-16-2015; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Duty of practicing physician to give notice of persons afflicted with contagious diseases. Whenever any physician in the city shall know that any person whom he or she has been called upon to visit is afflicted with any communicable disease, he or she shall immediately give notice thereof to the city. Any physician who shall refuse or neglect to give such notice within 24 hours shall upon conviction be subject to a Class 4 forfeiture for each day of such refusal or neglect continues after the first 24 hours.
(B) 
Removal of persons afflicted with communicable diseases. The chief of police, or any police officer of the city, and each of them may remove or cause to be removed any person afflicted with any communicable disease, to such place as may be considered expedient, and he or she shall destroy any furniture, clothing or other property, or cause it to be removed or disinfected.
(C) 
Persons quarantined not to leave premises. No person, whether afflicted or not with any communicable disease, shall visit or depart from any premises which shall have been quarantined by the proper officer, until given permission by the proper officer.

§ 8-1-3 Spitting in public.

[1969 Code; 2016 Code]
No person shall spit or deposit any spit, mucous or tobacco upon the floor, stairway or wall of any theater, public hall, store or public building, or public conveyance, or upon any sidewalk within the city. In this section "public conveyance" means a vehicle to which the public or a portion of the public has access and a right to use for transportation.

§ 8-1-4 Smoking prohibited.

[7-6-2010; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Section 101.123 of the Wisconsin statutes adopted. The provisions in section 101.123 of the Wisconsin statutes, describing and defining regulations with respect to smoking, except any provisions relating to penalties to be imposed and except any regulations for which the statutory penalty is a fine or term of imprisonment, are hereby adopted by reference.
(B) 
Penalty. The following penalties shall apply for violations of this section:
(1) 
Any person who violates section 101.123(2)(a) of the Wisconsin statutes, adopted by reference, shall upon conviction be subject to a Class 4 forfeiture.
(2) 
Except as provided in paragraphs (3) or (4) of this subsection, any person who violates section 101.123(2m)(b) to (d) of the Wisconsin statutes, adopted by reference, shall upon conviction be subject to a Class 4 forfeiture.
(3) 
For violations subject to the forfeiture under paragraph (2) of this subsection, if the person in charge has not previously received a warning notice for a violation of section 101.123(2m)(b) to (d) of the Wisconsin statutes, the law enforcement officer shall issue the person in charge a warning notice and may not issue a citation.
(4) 
No person in charge may be required under paragraph (3) of this subsection to forfeit more than $100 in total for all violations of section 101.123(2m)(b) to (d) of the Wisconsin statutes occurring on a single day.

§ 8-1-5 Slaughterhouses.

[6-16-2015; 2016 Code]
It shall be unlawful for any person, without first having obtained the written permit therefor approved by the council:
(A) 
To boil, heat, dry, store or manufacture any offal, swill, bones, fat, tallow, lard, skin or other animal substance having an offensive odor, within the city; or
(B) 
To slaughter any pig, sheep, lamb, cow, ox, calf, horse or other domestic animal; or
(C) 
To slaughter any turkey, goose, duck, chicken or other fowl within the city; or
(D) 
To carry on the business of rendering, bone boiling, bone burning, gut cleaning, skinning, glue making from blood, scrap, fat, grease or hides within the city; or
(E) 
To conduct any business or occupation within the city that will or does generate unwholesome, offensive or deleterious odors, gas, smoke or exhalation, or that is or would be detrimental to life, health, sight or comfort; provided, that as to subsection (C) of this section, no written permit shall be required except from meat dealers.
(F) 
Such permit shall be issued by the city clerk upon approval by the council and the payment of a permit fee set by resolution of the council.

§ 8-1-6 Liquid/solid discharges, dumping or spills prohibited.

[3-4-1980; 12-17-1991; 2016 Code]
(A) 
No person shall discharge, dump, spill, deposit, place or cause to be discharged, dumped, spilled, deposited or placed into or on any public or private property within the city any of the following:
(1) 
Any whole milk, cream, skim milk, buttermilk, whey and all other wastes or by-products from the handling or processing of milk or any by-products thereof;
(2) 
Any oils, fats or waxes;
(3) 
Any petroleum products or dry cleaning fluids;
(4) 
Any cement, or concrete or any cement or concrete residue from cleaning of implements used in preparation or delivery thereof; except that such materials may be deposited, dumped or placed at or on construction sites requiring such materials for the completion of such construction.
(5) 
Any fertilizer, ammonias, herbicides, pesticides, agricultural limes or manure; except in the practice of husbandry of garden and lawn maintenance.
(6) 
Any materials having a stabilized pH lower than 6.0 or higher than 8.0., or having any other corrosive or acidic property capable of causing damage or causing damage or hazards to structures, equipment, property or persons.
(7) 
Any other materials, not limited to those set forth in this section, the presence of which will be detrimental, harmful or which may cause harm to structures, equipment, property or persons.
(B) 
Except as otherwise specifically stated in this section, any of the materials that are subject to subsection (A) of this section may be placed or stored in the containers or containment areas specifically designed for holding such material and which are sufficiently designed to prevent materials once contained from dispersing outside the containers.
(C) 
Violation, penalty, damages.
(1) 
A person who violates any provision of this section shall upon conviction be subject to a Class 1 forfeiture. A separate offense exists each calendar day during which a violation occurs or continues.
(2) 
Any damages which occur to public or private property as a result of any violation of this section and which must be repaired or corrected by the city or private citizen so harmed are the liability of the person in violation of this section.

§ 8-1-7 Emptying of drains and sewers.

[1969 Code; 2016 Code]
No person shall permit any drain or sewer from the dwelling, house, barn, stable, shop or other building upon the premises occupied by him or her to empty or run into any open sewer or gutter, or into any of the streets or public alleys or upon or over any sidewalk; and no person shall construct or maintain any privy vault or excavation within the city.

§ 8-1-8 Cesspools and privies.

[1969 Code; 6-16-2015; 2016 Code]
(A) 
Construction, cleaning and removal of cesspools.
(1) 
No person shall construct any cesspool or other receptacle for filthy water, or convert any well into a cesspool, or erect any privy within the limits of the city without having first obtained a written permit from the building inspector. No person shall be permitted to remove or clean out the contents of any cesspool or privy within the city, in the daytime, between June 1 and November 1 in any year, and only in the nighttime after having thoroughly applied to the matter to be so removed some disinfecting and deodorizing substance; nor shall any person be permitted to place or deposit within the city limits any such substance as will create a stench, or will in any manner endanger the public health, unless such substance shall be immediately buried so as to entirely prevent any stench arising therefrom, so that it will not injure any well or cistern.
(2) 
No person shall erect, build, construct, keep or maintain any surface privy or dry closet on any lot or parcel of land within the city abutting on the public street, alley or place having a public sewer and water main ready for use and accessible from such lot or land.
(B) 
Privies, privy vaults and cesspools.
(1) 
All privies, privy vaults and cesspools situated on any lot or parcel of land fronting or abutting on any public street, alley or place in the city in and along which sewer and water mains have been laid, shall be removed and abated and the use thereof discontinued within 10 days after service of notice upon the owner or his or her agents or the occupant of such lot or parcel of land.
(2) 
When a public sewer and water main shall be laid and completed for use in any public streets, alleys or places within the city, all privies, privy vaults and cesspools on lots or parcels of land abutting or fronting on such streets, alleys or places opposite such lot or parcel of land, and accessible therefrom, shall be removed and abated and the use thereof discontinued within 10 days after notice in writing of the completion for use of such sewer and water main, served by authority of the city on the owner, his or her agent or the occupant of such premises.
(3) 
It shall be unlawful and it is hereby declared to be unlawful for any person to build, erect, construct, keep or maintain, or cause to be built, erected, constructed, kept or maintained any privy, privy vault, cesspool or surface closet on any lot or parcel of land abutting on any public street, alley or place in the city, along and within which street, alley or place the city maintains a public sewer and water main ready for use at a distance accessible from such privy, privy vault, cesspool or surface closet, after service of notice.

§ 8-1-9 Sewer and water main connections.

[6-16-2015; 2016 Code]
(A) 
When public sewers and water mains are laid along and within any public street, alley or place in the city and ready for use, it shall be the duty of the director of public works or of any person for that purpose appointed on behalf of the city, to notify, in writing, all owners or their agents and occupants of all houses, tenements or other buildings situated on lots or parcels of lands abutting upon such street, alley or place and accessible to such sewer and water main, to connect all bathtubs, cesspools, closets, lavatories, sinks and urinals, upon their respective lots or parcels of land to such public sewer and water main in a sanitary manner under this code and the state plumbing code within 10 days after service of such notice, provided such notice shall be given between March 1 and October 1 next succeeding.
(B) 
If any such owner shall fail, refuse or neglect to comply with or conform to the provisions of this section within 10 days after notice given by the board of public works, the council shall cause the building or buildings situated on such lots or parcels of land to be connected with the sewers and water mains and the cost thereof to be assessed as a special tax against the lots or parcels of land and the amount thereof to be levied and collected in the same manner as other taxes.
(C) 
All owners of lots or parcels of land abutting on any public street, alley or place within which public sewers and water mains have been completed shall within 10 days from the date of service of the notice provided in subsection (A) of this section, and under the provisions of this code and any applicable statute or administrative rule of the state, shall connect to such sewer all water closets, bathtubs, lavatories, sinks, urinals and outside frostproof closets on such lot or parcel of land and accessible to such sewer so that their contents will empty into such sewer.

§ 8-1-10 Wisconsin department of health services rules and regulations.

[6-16-2015; 2016 Code]
All rules and regulations of the Wisconsin department of health services, and including future amendments, are hereby adopted and made a part of this chapter.

§ 8-1-11 Penalty.

[12-17-1991; 2016 Code]
Except as otherwise specifically stated in this chapter, a person who fails to comply with any provision of this chapter, including those adopted by reference, shall upon conviction be subject to a Class 3 forfeiture.