[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Carthage 10-21-1985 by L.L. No. 16-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Clearing ditches — See Ch. A150.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- An individual, corporation, partnership or other entity owning or having control over the use of lands affected by the terms of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the singular construction shall include the plural and the plural construction shall include the singular.
No person or persons shall, in any manner, stop up, fill in or injure or obstruct or allow to be stopped up, filled in, injured or obstructed any drainage ditch heretofore dug or placed or hereafter to be dug, placed or opened up for the flow of water located on Village property, unless a permit for such action shall first have been granted by the Village Board.
The Superintendent of Public Works shall make periodic inspections of the drainage ditches of the Village and shall determine if the existing drainage ditches are in good working order and are in no way obstructed.
If, as a result of such inspection, obstructions of the drainage ditches are discovered, the Village Board shall notify the owner of the property upon which the problem exists. Said notice shall inform the property owner of the nature of the problem and the corrective measures necessary on the part of both the property owner and the Village. The property owner will be given notice and a period of 30 days from the date of said notice to correct the problem, which correction is to be in accordance with Village specifications. The specifications will be included in the notice to the property owner.
All notices in connection with this chapter shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested.
If the property owner fails to comply with the terms of the notice within the time period set forth, the Village Board may order the necessary corrections made and the cost of same shall be reimbursed to the Village by the property owner or, in the absence of such reimbursement, shall constitute a lien upon the concerned properties.
[Amended 8-5-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 5 of the Code.