[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Putnam as §§ 57 through 79, 89 through 101 and 103 through 119 (C). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Health Officer and the Health Committee shall have full power to enter into and upon all lands and buildings within the limits of the City, for the purpose of inspecting the same with reference to their sanitary condition; and the Health Committee may issue and enforce such orders as it shall deem proper for the promotion of and the preservation of the health of the inhabitants of the City. The Health Officer shall make such investigations and examinations as he deems necessary and carry out and enforce the orders of said Health Committee and Common Council.
The Common Council shall regulate and prescribe the fees of the Health Officer. Every person who refuses or neglects to obey the orders of the Committee or Officer, and every person who shall resist, hinder or obstruct or abuse any member of the Health Committee or of said Officer in the discharge of their duties shall pay a fine of not more than $25.
If any person or persons upon whom an order shall be made for removing or abating a nuisance or for cleaning and purifying the land, buildings or place where such nuisance may exist shall neglect or refuse to obey such order in the manner or time appointed by the Health Committee or Health Officers, the Health Committee or Health Officer may cause such nuisance to be removed or abated, and such land, buildings or place shall be cleaned and purified at the expense of the owner thereof; such expense to be recovered in any action therefor brought in the name of the City.
All privy vaults and cesspools within the City limits shall be thoroughly cleaned at least once every 12 months, between the first day of November and the first day of May next succeeding, and at such other times as any Health Officer may direct. The contents of said vaults and cesspools shall not be carried through the streets of said City between sunrise and 9:00 p.m. from May 1 to November 1 without a permit from the Board of Health.
No person, without a permit from the Health Officer, shall convey the contents of any cesspool or privy vault through any of the streets of the City, except in a tight box.
Any person who shall violate any of the requirements or provisions of this article shall pay a fine of not more than $50 for each offense, and it shall be the duty of the Health Committee and the Health Officer to report every such violation to the Prosecuting Attorney of the City Court, who shall prosecute the same.
Whenever the Health Committee shall make any orders pursuant to the provisions of this article or the Charter of the City, a true and attested copy thereof specifying the action to be performed, and the time limited therefor, shall be left with or at the place of abode of the person directed to perform such action. In case such person is a nonresident, or is absent from the City, then a like copy left with his agent in the City, or with the person occupying or having charge and care of the premises described in said order, shall be sufficient notice.
No person shall keep swine in any pen, sty or other place in such manner that said place shall become unwholesome or offensive in the judgment of the Board of Health.
No person shall cause or permit any wash or dirty water or discharges from any sink to pass through drains or otherwise into any street nor upon any sidewalk in the City.
No person shall permit any horse, cow or swine to be at large or pasture on any street or public park or place.
No person shall erect, set up, or maintain any building, fence or gate upon any street or highway or portion of the same, nor place any mortar bed, or place or continue the deposit of any building materials in any street without a permit from the Public Works Director.
No person shall suspend any rope, wire or pole across any street or highway without authority from the Public Works Director.
No person shall leave open, without proper protection, any cellarway door, coal hole or any excavations in any street or sidewalk.
No person shall place or keep any hitching post, tree guard or cover for any coal hole in any street or sidewalk, unless the form, style, material and location of such posts, tree guard or cover shall have been approved by the Public Works Director.
No person, without a permit from the Public Works Director, shall place, keep or knowingly suffer to remain any box, bale, case, barrel, bundle, package, goods, wares, merchandise, cart, carriage, vehicle, lumber, refuse matter, rubbish, earth or stones, or any article, material or thing of any kind or description upon any highway, street, sidewalk or public place in the City, so as to obstruct, interfere or cause inconvenience to public travel.
No person except the Public Works Director shall dig up or remove any turf, dirt or stone from, or excavate any portion of any street, highway, park, sidewalk, crosswalk, or public place without a permit from the Public Works Director.
No person shall commit any nuisance on any sidewalk, or against any building, hydrant, tree, fence or lamppost or electric light pole.
No person shall daub, besmear or mark any fence, building, sidewalk, tree, hydrant, lamppost, or other property, public or private, without the license of the owner.
No person shall tramp upon the ground or grass outside of the regular walks in the public parks of the City, or injure any of the trees, plants or shrubbery therein, nor commit any nuisance in or about said parks.
No person shall cut down any tree standing upon any street or highway in said City without a permit from the Public Works Director, subject to the approval of the Committee on Highways.
No person shall ride or propel any bicycle out upon any sidewalk in said City.
No person shall, without proper authority, extinguish any public light, or turn the water on at any public hydrant.
No person shall resist, hinder, or obstruct the mayor, Public Works Director, Superintendent of Water Works, Chief Engineer, any health officer, City Sheriff, fireman or police officer, or any public official in the discharge of the duties of his office.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the last preceding sections of this article shall pay a fine of not more than $25 for each offense.
Any person who may be guilty of shouting, running, shuffling, or other disorderly conduct, in or about any railway station, public building or grounds thereof, or in or about the post office, or who shall disturb the peace or quiet of any of the citizens present at any concert, exhibition or entertainment, by shouting, whistling, or other disorderly conduct, shall be fined not less than $2 nor more than $10 and all policemen and other officers are empowered summarily to arrest and confine such offenders.