Village of Luck, WI
Polk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Luck as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 231.
Nuisances — See Ch. 410.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 429.
Solid waste — See Ch. 482.
Trees and shrubs — See Ch. 520.
[Adopted 1-6-1988 as Sec. 8-4-8 of the 1988 Code]
No disassembled, inoperable, unlicensed, junked or wrecked motor vehicles, truck bodies, tractors, trailers, farm machinery or appliances shall be stored unenclosed outside a building upon private property within the Village for a period exceeding 10 days unless it is in connection with an authorized business enterprise located in a properly zoned area maintained in such a manner as not to constitute a public nuisance.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, truck bodies, tractors, farm machinery or trailers in such state of physical or mechanical ruin as to be incapable of propulsion or being operated upon the public streets or highways or which are otherwise not in safe or legal condition for operation on public streets or highways due to missing or inoperative parts, flat or removed tires, expired or missing license plates or other defects.
Any stove, washer, refrigerator or other appliance which is no longer operable in the sense for which it was manufactured.
As defined in § 340.01(35), Wis. Stats.
Motor vehicles, truck bodies, tractors, recreational vehicles or trailers which do not bear lawful current license plates.
This article shall not apply to any motor vehicle or motor vehicle accessories stored within an enclosed building or on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner in a properly zoned area when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise, in a storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner, or seasonal use vehicles such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, motor scooters and nonmotorized campers, provided that such vehicles are stored in compliance with the ordinances of the Village. Also excepted are motor vehicles registered pursuant to §§ 341.265 and 341.266, Wis. Stats. In other situations the Village Board may issue temporary permits permitting an extension of not to exceed an additional 30 days' time to comply with this article where exceptional facts and circumstances warrant such extension.
Whenever the Police Department shall find any vehicles or appliances, as described herein, placed or stored in the open upon private property within the Village, it shall notify the owner of said property on which said vehicle or appliance is stored of the violation of this article. If said vehicle or appliance is not removed within five days, the Police Department shall cause to be issued a citation to the property owner or tenant of the property upon which said vehicle or appliance is stored.
If such vehicle or appliance is not removed within 20 days after issuance of a citation, the Chief of Police shall cause the vehicle or appliance to be removed and impounded, and it shall thereafter be disposed of as prescribed in §§ 535-3 through 535-6 by the Chief of Police or his duly authorized representative. Any cost incurred in the removal and sale of said vehicle or appliance shall be recovered from the owner. However, if the owner of the vehicle or appliance cannot readily be found, the cost of such removal shall be charged to the property from which it is removed, which charges shall be entered as a special charge on the tax roll.
Any person who shall interfere with the enforcement of any of the provisions of this article and shall be found guilty thereof shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code. Each motor vehicle or appliance involved shall constitute a separate offense.
[Adopted 1-6-1988 as Sec. 6-1-9 of the 1988 Code]
The Village of Luck has conducted a study and has reviewed existing data to determine the current and projected lake water quality of Big Butternut Lake. The data indicates that the lake water quality of Big Butternut Lake may be maintained and improved if the Village is able to regulate the amount of chemicals and nutrients entering the lake as a result of water runoff and other causes. The purpose of this article is to define regulations which will aid the Village in maintaining and improving lake resources which are enjoyed by its residents and other users and to further educate the residents and users as to some of the steps they can take to maintain and improve the lake water quality of Big Butternut Lake.
License required. No person, firm, corporation or franchise shall engage in the business of lawn fertilizer application within the Village of Luck unless a license has been obtained from the Village Clerk-Treasurer as provided herein. There shall be no fee charged for the issuance of this license.
License application procedure. Application for a lawn fertilizer license shall be submitted to the Village Clerk-Treasurer. The application shall consist of the following:
Name, address and telephone number of the applicant and any individuals authorized to represent the applicant.
Description of lawn fertilizer formula proposed to be applied on lawn within the Village of Luck.
A sample of the lawn fertilizer to be applied in the Village, if it is requested by the Village. Said sample shall be large enough to permit laboratory testing.
Upon the Village's request, a property owner shall provide the Village with a sample of lawn fertilizer to be applied by the property owner. The quantity of the sample should be large enough to permit laboratory testing.
Time of application. A lawn fertilizer application shall not be applied between November 15 and April 15 of the succeeding year or when the ground is frozen. Application is recommended during the autumn months rather than in the spring wet weather. Care is to be exercised so as to apply the fertilizer during periods of low wind conditions which will allow for the placement of the fertilizer in the designated area.
Sample analysis cost. The cost of analyzing fertilizer samples taken from property owners shall be paid by the property owners if the sample analysis indicates that the phosphorus content exceeds the levels authorized herein.
Fertilizer content. The fertilizer being applied must contain 0% phosphate by weight or volume.
Impervious surfaces. No person shall apply fertilizer to any impervious surfaces (roadway, walkway, stairway, patio, etc.) or to areas within drainage ditches or waterways, nor shall any person pile, store or burn lawn clippings or leaves on an impervious surface, drainage ditch or waterway where they could be washed or transported into a storm sewer or into Big Butternut Lake.
Buffer zone. Fertilizer applications shall not be made within 35 feet of any wetland or water resources.
Newly established turf areas shall not be banned from the use of a fertilizer containing phosphorus for the first growing season. Active garden areas shall not be banned from the use of a fertilizer containing phosphorus. Those established lawn areas in need of a fertilizer containing phosphorus will be allowed if the property owner provides the Village with certified soil test results showing the need for such fertilizer. In all of these cases, the amount of phosphorus applied shall not exceed 1/2 pound per 1,000 square feet of application area per year.
Except as herein provided, any person, firm, corporation or franchise who or which is convicted of a violation of this article shall be dealt with pursuant to § 1-4 of this Code. Abatement shall be an additional remedy as permitted under §§ 410-6 and 410-7 of this Code.