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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 9, Part IV, Ch. 9.40, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following are specifically declared to be nuisances disturbing the public peace or endangering the public safety:
A. 
All trees, hedges, billboards or other obstructions which prevent persons driving automobiles or other vehicles on the Village streets from having a clear view of traffic approaching an intersection from cross streets;
B. 
All loud, discordant or unnecessary noises and annoying vibrations. Construction will be limited to between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.
[Amended by Ord. No. 034, Series 1999]
C. 
All fences constructed wholly or in part of barbed wire which are located within three feet of any public street, alley or sidewalk;
D. 
All open or unguarded wells, cisterns, pools or excavations so located as to endanger public safety or the safety of children;
E. 
All buildings, walls and other structures which have been damaged by fire, decay or otherwise to an extent exceeding 1/2 of their original value, and which are so situated as to endanger the safety of the public;
F. 
All buildings or structures so old, dilapidated or out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human use;
G. 
All unauthorized signs, signals, markings or devices which purport to be or may be mistaken as an official traffic control device, placed or maintained upon or in view of any public highway, street, alley or railway crossing;
H. 
All hanging signs, awnings and other similar structures over the streets, alleys or public ways of the Village or projecting more than six feet over the sidewalks, or so situated or constructed as to endanger the public safety;
I. 
All tree limbs which are less than 10 feet above the surface of any public sidewalk or 14 feet above the surface of any street;
J. 
All dangerous, unguarded machinery in any public place, or so situated or operated on private property as to attract the public; and
K. 
The allowing of rainwater, ice or snow to fall from any building or structure upon any street or sidewalk or to flow across any sidewalk.
L. 
Junk and rubbish. No owner or operator shall cause or permit the accumulation of rubbish, lumber, metal, junk, wood, brick, cement block, old automobiles or parts thereof, trucks, tractors, refrigerators, furnaces, washing machines, microwave ovens, stoves, machinery or parts thereof, such as may tend to harbor rodents or vermin, may tend to depreciate property values in the area or create a visual or other nuisance or hazard on any premises within the corporate limits of the Village, except as may be permitted by the Village Board.
[Amended by Ord. No. 010-94, Series 1994]
M. 
Compression brakes.
[Amended by Ord. No. 012, Series 2002]
1. 
Definition. A compression brake, commonly referred to as a "Jacobs" brake, "Jake" brake, engine brake or dynamic braking device, means a device primarily on trucks for the conversion of the engine from an internal combustion engine to an air compressor for the purpose of braking without the use of or in addition to wheel brakes.
2. 
Use prohibited. No person shall use a motor vehicle within the Village limits where the compression brake is in any way engaged or activated on such motor vehicle or any unit a part thereof, except for the aversion of imminent dangers. This section does not include fire apparatus on emergency runs.
No person shall, within the Village, cause or create a public peace or safety nuisance or permit such nuisance to remain on premises owned or occupied by him.
[Amended by Ord. No. 015-94, Series 1994]
The procedure for abating nuisances affecting peace and safety shall be that procedure set forth in §§ 8.36.20 through 8.36.090 of the Code.