[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Grand Ledge 6-24-2002 by Ord. No. 480. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to litter or permit to be littered on any of the streets, alleys, sidewalks or other public places within the City of Grand Ledge, by throwing, depositing, tracking, dropping, dumping or spilling any trash, paper, dirt, mud, ashes, sand, glass, leaves, garbage, smoking materials, debris or other materials or to deposit or cause to be deposited the same upon, or permit the same to be accumulated upon, any premises other than those designated as official City dumps.
It shall be unlawful to discharge any commercial or industrial water or any polluted or contaminated waste upon the sidewalks, streets, alleys or gutters within the City of Grand Ledge at any time.
All officers of the Grand Ledge Police Department and all other City employees charged with the duty of enforcement of ordinances in the City of Grand Ledge are hereby charged with the enforcement of this chapter and are authorized to issue violation tickets for any violation of this chapter.
In a proceeding for violation of this chapter involving litter from a motor vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle described in the citation, complaint or warrant was used in the violation, together with proof that the defendant named in the citation, complaint or warrant was the registered owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation, constitutes in evidence a presumption that the registered owner of the vehicle was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the violation.
The driver of a vehicle is presumed to be responsible for litter which is thrown, deposited, dropped, dumped, spilled, placed or left from the vehicle upon public or private property.
It shall be unlawful for a person who removes a vehicle wrecked or damaged in an accident on a highway, road or street to fail to remove all glass and other injurious substances dropped on the highway, road or street as a result of the accident.
No person shall dump, deposit or place any filth, garbage or refuse on the grounds or premises of another, without the specific permission of the owner thereof.
[Added 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 521]
Any person owning, keeping, possessing or harboring any dog or cat, or person engaged in walking or exercising such animal, shall promptly remove and dispose of all feces left by the dog or cat on any public property or right-of-way and on any property not owned or lawfully occupied by such persons.
Any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as a misdemeanor as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties, § 1-17B. The provisions of this chapter are in addition to, not in lieu of, the provisions of any other ordinance of the City of Grand Ledge, and no repeal of any other ordinance or any section of any other ordinance is intended hereby. The Court, in lieu of any other sentence imposed, may direct a substitution of litter-gathering labor, including but not limited to the litter connected with the particular violation, under the supervision of the Court.