105 West 3rd Street Beardstown, IL 62618


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Yard Waste Ordinance


Sec. 8-1. - Deposits of refuse generally.

 No one shall deposit offal, garbage, night soil, ashes or other refuse matter of any description upon any street, alley, vacant lot, public grounds or premises within the city except in containers and locations set forth in Article II of this chapter.

(Ord. No. 79-34, § 13, 6-

Sec. 8-2. - Depositing grass on streets.

No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in the public streets or gutters any weed or grass clippings or any leaves and no person shall operate any lawn mower, lawn sweep or other mechanical device used for cutting weeds or grass or collecting leaves in such a manner as to permit or cause the weed or grass clippings or leaves discharged from said lawn mower lawn sweep or other mechanical device to be deposited or blown into the public streets or street gutters.

(Ord. No. 76-1, § 1, 6-17-75)

Sec. 8-3. - Burning refuse.

No person shall burn garbage, offal, night soil, ashes or other refuse matter of any description at any time within the city limits.

(Ord. No. 79-34, § 14, 6-5-79)

Sec. 8-4. - Violation, penalty.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). A second offense under the provisions of this chapter committed within a three-month period from any prior offense shall subject the offender to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00).

However, any person committing said violation as aforesaid may pay a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00), to the Beardstown City Clerk, within seven (7) days of having received a notice of said violation. If payment is made within said seven (7) days, the violation will be abated and no further action will be taken, however, if said payment is not made within said seven-day period a notice to appear will be issued and said person will be directed to appear in the appropriate court on a day certain and will be subject to the penalty provisions previously set forth herein.

(Ord. No. 79-34, § 15, 6-5-79; Ord. No. 89-21, § 1, 12-19-89)

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