[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 6-4-2019 by Ord. No. 7547. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Sec. 5 of this ordinance provided that it shall be enforced from and after 6-5-2019.
Title. This chapter shall be known as and may be referred to as the "City of Crystal Lake Adopt-A-Highway Ordinance" or "this chapter," and the program it establishes may be referred to as the "City of Crystal Lake Adopt-A-Highway Program."
Purpose. The City of Crystal Lake Adopt-A-Highway Ordinance establishes a program that allows private citizens or organizations, with an address in the City of Crystal Lake, to support the City of Crystal Lake's anti-litter efforts by allowing groups to adopt a section of City roadway for the purpose of litter collection. The following sections set forth the uniform guidelines and requirements for the administration of the City of Crystal Lake Adopt-A-Highway Program.
There is hereby established an Adopt-A-Highway Program of and for the City, pursuant to the Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Act, 605 ILCS 120/1 et seq.; and said Act is hereby adopted by reference and incorporated into this chapter as if fully set forth herein.
The Director of Public Works, or designee, shall administer the Adopt-A-Highway Program, and shall serve as its director, as that term is defined in the Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Act. The Director of Public Works, or designee, shall establish the program terms and conditions.
The Adopt-A-Highway Program of the City shall operate in accordance with the procedures and requirements of the Adopt-A-Highway Act, as the same may be amended from time to time, and the procedures and requirements of this section.
Each group desiring to adopt one or more sections of street right-of-way under the Adopt-A-Highway Program shall submit an application for same on forms supplied by the Director of Public Works, or designee. The Director of Public Works, or designee, shall review such applications and shall forward his/her recommendations to the City Council.
Upon receipt of the recommendations of the Director of Public Works, or designee, the City Council shall consider the same and either approve or deny the application. In the event that an application is approved by the City Council, the City Council shall also authorize the execution of an agreement providing for the group's participation in the Adopt-A-Highway Program. Said form of agreement shall be in such form as may be approved by the Director of Public Works, or designee, and include all of the provisions required by the Adopt-A-Highway Act, and such other provisions, not inconsistent therewith, as the City Council may require. The adoption of a section of a roadway approved by the City Council shall expire two years following its approval, unless extended by the applicant, with the approval of the Director of Public Works, or designee.
The following procedures and requirements, in addition to the procedures and requirements set forth in the Adopt-A-Highway Act, shall apply to the Adopt-A-Highway Program of the City:
No person shall participate in any litter collection activities pursuant to the Adopt-A-Highway Program unless and until the group has obtained and submitted to the City a release with respect to such person's participation, executed by such person or, if such person is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian of such person, such release to be in a form acceptable to the Corporation Counsel.
Each group shall schedule all litter collection activities with the Director of Public Works, or designee, not less than seven days prior to such activities and shall at that time submit any participant releases not previously submitted and/or new releases for any participants who have attained the age of 18 years and for whom releases executed by a parent or guardian were previously submitted to the City.
No group shall schedule any litter collection activities prior to the month of April, nor after the month of November, in any year.
No group shall undertake any litter collection activities before dawn or after dusk on any day or during any period of inclement weather.
No group shall undertake any litter collection activities without first having posted temporary warning signs to inform motorists that work is being conducted along the adopted section(s) of street right-of-way, which signs must be supplied by the City.
Safety vests, gloves, and litter pickup equipment must be supplied by the adopting organization. The City will supply garbage bags and will remove the garbage collected in bags from the public right-of-way of the road section cleaned.
Other requirements as deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works, or designee.