The Village has been receiving numerous complaints about these issues. Please be courteous to your neighbor by following the ordinances.
13.02(2)(m) Animal Feces.
- Public and Private Property. It shall be unlawful for any person in immediate control of any animal to permit fecal matter which is deposited by such animal while off of its own premises to remain on any street, alley, sidewalk, lawn, field or any public property, and it shall be solely the responsibility of the person in control of such animal to immediately, after such deposit, remove and dispose of all such fecal matter. Any person owning or having control of an animal on any property, public or private, which is owned or occupied by such person, shall promptly remove excrement left by such animal and place it in a proper receptacle, bury it or flush it in a toilet on property owned or occupied by such person. This shall not apply to a person who is visually or physically handicapped. Any person causing or permitting an animal to be on any property, public or private, not owned or occupied by such person shall have in his immediate possession a device or object suitable for removal of excrement and a depository for the transmission of excrement to the property owned or occupied by such person.
- Complaints of Neighbors. If a neighbor complains of fecal odor from a resident’s property who owns animals, the health department or Sheriff’s Department may issue an order to correct such nuisance. If such nuisance is not corrected, a citation may be issued.
- Filing Complaints with the Sheriff’s Department. Any adult person, alone or together with other adults, may seek relief from animal fecal matter deposits as described in subsection (m) (1) and (2) by making a complaint to the Sheriff’s Department.
13.02(4)(k) Noisy Animals or Fowl. The keeping or harboring of any animal or fowl which by frequent or habitual howling, yelping, barking, crowing or making of other noises shall greatly annoy or disturb a neighborhood or any considerable number of persons within the Village.