[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Yorkville 8-6-2019 by L.L. No. 1-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- VILLAGE RIGHT-OF-WAY
- Refers to the parcel of land between the edge of the roadway and the property line, as determined by the Highway Superintendent.
Nothing may be placed or planted in or on any Village right-of-way or thoroughfare.
Anything placed or planted in or on any Village right-of-way or thoroughfare that is found to be in violation of the restriction may be removed by Village of Yorkville personnel upon 10 days' written notice to the property owner.
In the event that the Village of Yorkville Police Department, Codes Officer or Highway Superintendent determine that a public hazard and a threat to public safety and motor vehicle traffic exists, anything placed or planted may be removed immediately.
This law shall apply to all new, existing and future items placed or planted on the Village of Yorkville right-of-way.
If, within said 10 days, the owner or occupant should fail, refuse or neglect to abate the hazard or nuisance, the Village of Yorkville may undertake to abate the same through use of its own personal facilities or equipment, or the Village of Yorkville may contract with an independent contractor or contractors to do the work and cause the hazard or nuisance abated. In either event, the cost incurred by the Village of Yorkville to accomplish the abatement of the hazard or nuisance shall result in the immediate billing to the owner of the lot, tract or parcel of land where the hazard or nuisance existed. In the event of nonpayment for the abatement of the hazard or nuisance, the cost shall be assessed against and be a lien upon the lot, tract or parcel of land where the hazard or nuisance existed. Such lien shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lot or land, shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be enforced by the same office and in the same manner as taxes.