Village of Granville, IL
Putnam County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of Granville 4-7-2015 by Ord. No. 663. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 113.
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 132.
Solid waste — See Ch. 224.
Weeds and vegetation — See Ch. 270.
Zoning and land development — See Ch. 285.

§ 193-1 Nuisances enumerated.

The following acts, conduct and conditions are hereby declared and defined to be nuisances and when committed, performed or permitted to exist by any individual, firm, association or corporation within the territorial limits of the Village or within the extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction of the Village are hereby declared to be unlawful and prohibited:
A. 
Any act or offense which is a nuisance according to the common law or statutes of the State of Illinois or declared or defined to be a nuisance by the ordinances of the Village.
B. 
Any condition or use of any premises or buildings or improvements located thereon which is detrimental to the property of others or which causes or tends to cause diminution in value of other property in the neighborhood in which the premises are located, or which causes unreasonable disturbance to another.
C. 
Any condition or use of any premises or buildings or improvements located thereon which is detrimental to the public good or which causes an unreasonable disturbance to another.
D. 
Anything which shall constitute the unreasonable, unwarranted or unlawful use by a person of property, real or personal, or from his own improper, indecent or unlawful personal conduct which works an obstruction or injury to the right of another or of the public, and produces such material annoyance, inconvenience, discomfort, or hurt that the law will presume an actionable nuisance.
E. 
To throw or deposit any offal or other offensive matter, or the carcass of any dead animal in any watercourse, lake, pond, spring, well or common sewer, street or public highway.
F. 
To erect, continue or use any building or other place for the exercise of any trade, employment or manufacture which, by occasioning noxious exhalations, offensive smells or otherwise, is offensive or dangerous to the health of individuals or of the public.
G. 
To obstruct or encroach upon public highways, private ways, streets, alleys, commons, landing places, and rights-of-way.
H. 
To keep or deposit on or scatter over any premises lumber, junk, trash, debris, or unused, unusable or inoperative objects, or equipment such as automobiles, furniture, stoves, refrigerators, or containers.
I. 
To allow the emission of unnecessary noise from the premises, including but not limited to the keeping of animals which cause an unreasonable disturbance to another or to the public.
J. 
The accumulation of waste, refuse, trash or other deleterious substances on the premises of private residences, commercial institutions and in the streets and alleys which may cause the increase of danger of fire or the spread of infectious, contagious and epidemic diseases or anything thereof which shall constitute a public menace.
K. 
Any act by an owner, occupant or agent of any owner or occupant of lots, parcels or areas which permits the premises to become unsanitary or a fire menace by allowing any offensive or unsafe matter to grow, accumulate or otherwise occupy and remain upon such premises.
L. 
To permit, allow or to keep any compost pile which is of such a nature as to spread or harbor disease, emit unpleasant odors or harmful gas, or attract rodents, vermin or other disease-carrying pests, animals or insects, provided that the presence of earthworms and a compost pile shall not constitute a nuisance.
M. 
To place, deposit, leave or dump any trash, ashes, broken articles, garbage, junk, refuse or waste material of any kind on any premises in the Village without the consent of the owner or tenant in possession thereof.
N. 
To own, maintain or keep a dwelling unit unfit for human habitation or dangerous or detrimental to life, safety or health because of lack of repair, defects in the plumbing system, lighting or ventilation, the existence of contagious diseases or unsanitary conditions likely to cause sickness among persons residing in said premises or residing in proximity thereto or detrimental to the public good.
O. 
To store or place any materials in a manner which may harbor rats.
P. 
To maintain or permit the existence of any dangerous or unsanitary building or structure.
Q. 
To place or keep upon any premises a collection of leaves, woody material, vegetative, or animal material that is collected off premises and not produced on premises, designed to biologically decompose the material for future use as a soil additive or mulch for yard and garden purposes.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
R. 
To arrange the grade level of the surface or any barriers above the grade level of the surface that will impede or collect or divert the natural flow of surface stormwater to the detriment or injury of adjoining property.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
S. 
Any other uses or conditions of property which, due to their existence, create an environment which could be prejudicial or detrimental to the public health or welfare.
T. 
The open storage of junk, refuse, scrap, disabled or damaged vehicles, whether awaiting repair or not, is prohibited in the Village. For the purpose of interpretation, open storage shall be any storage not contained completely within a building or structure enclosed on all sides by walls and by a solid roof on the top.

§ 193-2 Duty to maintain property.

No person owning, leasing, occupying or having charge of any premises shall maintain or keep any nuisance thereon, nor shall any person keep or maintain such premises in a manner causing substantial diminution in the value of the other property in the neighborhood in which the premises are located or which shall be harmful to anyone or the public at large, nor shall any person allow the keeping of any animals which shall cause unreasonable disturbance to others.

§ 193-3 Horses. [1]

A. 
No person shall lead, ride, or drive a horse, pony, mule, jackass or a member of the genus Equus upon any street in the Village of Granville, except on the following streets:
Name of Street
Location
Division Street
From its intersection with Hennepin Street to the north municipal limits of the Village of Granville
Elm Street
Entire length within the municipal limits of the Village of Granville
Hennepin Street
Entire length within the municipal limits of the Village of Granville
School Street
From its intersection with Hennepin Street to the north municipal limits of the Village of Granville
Silverspoon Avenue
Entire length within the municipal limits of the Village of Granville
B. 
It shall be unlawful to permit any horse, pony, mule or jackass or any member of the genus Equus to be led, ridden, or driven on any public property that is not a paved street, or in a park, or on public grounds, or on any public sidewalk.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for a person who is riding a horse, pony, mule, jackass or any member of the genus Equus to leave feces of the animal on any public street within the municipal limits of the Village of Granville, Illinois.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 193-4 Abatement of nuisance by owner. [1]

The owner, owners, tenants, lessees, and/or occupants of any lot within the corporate limits of the Village or within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the Village upon which a nuisance exists, and also the owner, owners, and/or lessees of said personalties involved in such nuisance (all of whom are hereinafter referred to collectively as "owners"), shall jointly and severally abate said nuisance in the manner necessary to abate such nuisance. Said prompt abatement shall be completed within 10 days of notice from the Chief of Police or any duly authorized police officer.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 193-5 Penalty. [1]

If said owners shall allow said nuisance to exist or fail to abate the nuisance, they, and each of them, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, Article III, of the Village Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).