Stephenson County, IL
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Board of Stephenson County 9-9-1975 (Ch. 13, Art. I, of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 200.
Body art — See Ch. 214.
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 218.
Burning — See Ch. 224.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 252.
Food establishments — See Ch. 257.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 338.
Solid waste — See Ch. 346.
Inoperable vehicles — See Ch. 376.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 380.
Weeds — See Ch. 388.
[Amended 8-11-2016 by Ord. No. 16-08-1449]
A. 
It shall be a nuisance to permit or cause any condition to exist in any place as may create a risk of illness to any person or to the public or may be the source of filth or infestation, unless abated within a reasonable time. No privy, vault, cesspool, catch basin, pond, excavation, shall be permitted to become offensive or dangerous to the health of any person or the public.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to, directly or indirectly, discharge or deliver noxious or infectious matter onto any public right-of-way, public road, or any other public property.
C. 
No person shall discharge, directly or indirectly, untreated domestic sewage into any surface waters of this County. This provision shall apply to effluents and pumping from any septic tank, dry well, cesspool and privies, or sewage holding tanks.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 13-2, Unsanitary privies, vaults, excavations, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 8-10-2011 by Res. No. 11-08-1821.
[Amended 8-11-2016 by Ord. No. 16-08-1449]
No animal carcass or butchered animal remnants shall be permitted or suffered to remain a nuisance to any person or the public.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 13-4, Sewage generally, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 8-10-2011 by Res. No. 11-08-1821.
[Amended 8-10-2011 by Res. No. 11-08-1821]
In addition to any penalty provided, the Board of Health may, after a hearing affording due process, revoke or suspend any permit or license required by the provisions of the following chapters for the violation of any of their provisions:
Chapter 257, Food Establishments
Chapter 346, Solid Waste
Chapter 391, Wells
[Amended 5-29-2001 by Ord. No. 01-05-255; 8-10-2011 by Res. No. 11-08-1821; 9-14-2017 by Ord. No. 17-09-1569]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties, § 1-11.
[Added 9-14-2017 by Ord. No. 17-09-1569]
This article is enacted to protect, preserve, and promote peace and quiet, and to assure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the County of Stephenson through the abatement of excessive, unreasonably loud, and raucous sounds, or any noise that unreasonably disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of persons of ordinary sensitivity.
It is not the intent of this article to regulate in any manner the content of speech or infringe upon the right to assemble, and this article should not be interpreted or construed otherwise.
It shall be unlawful for any driver to use an engine braking system that emits excessive noise, which shall include the use of compression brakes, also known as "Jake brakes" in any area designated a residential area in Stephenson County. Residential areas shall be designated by the Public Works Committee of the County Board. Signs shall be posted stating "Engine Braking Prohibited" in any area so designated and in a manner that is visible to drivers to whom the prohibition applies.
This article shall be enforced by the Sheriff's Department, deputies acting on behalf of the County, and/or the corporate authorities of the County or such person or agencies so designated by Stephenson County.
Any person who violates any provision of this article commits a civil ordinance violation and shall, upon conviction, be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each offense. Each day a violation occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense and may be punished separately.