Ordinance 10.03
Public Nuisances Affecting Health (R68.10)




The following acts, omissions, places, conditions and things are hereby specifically declared to be public health nuisances, but such enumeration shall not be construed to exclude other health nuisances coming within the definition of ordinance 10.02:

1.               Adulterated Food.  All decayed, harmfully adulterated or unwholesome food or drink sold or offered for sale to the public.

2.               Unburied Carcasses.  Carcasses of animals, birds or fowl not intended for human consumption or food which are not buried or otherwise disposed of in a sanitary- manner within 24 hours after death.

3.               Breeding Places for Vermin, Etc.  Accumulations of decayed animal or vegetable matter, trash, rubbish, rotting lumber, bedding, packing material, scrap metal or any material whatsoever in which flies, mosquitoes, disease-carrying insects, rats or other vermin may breed.

4.               Stagnant Water.  All stagnant water in which mosquitoes, flies or other insects can multiply.

5.               Privy Vaults and Garbage Cans.  Privy vaults and garbage cans which are not fly-tight.

6.               Noxious Weeds.  All noxious weeds and other rank growth of vegetation, as defined in 66.96(1), Wisconsin Statutes.  In addition, other rank growth of vegetation, and all weeds, grasses and plants over 12 inches in height, excluding trees and shrubs, which:

A.             Become a possible fire hazard, as determined by the Fire Chief;

B.              Become a health hazard due to their pollen or a potential cover for disease-carrying rodents and other small animals;

C.              Are of infectious or poisonous nature in or adjacent to a populated area, regardless of height; or

D.             Become a potential hazard to vehicular traffic in vision clearance triangles.

7.               Animals.  All animals running at large.  An animal is considered to be running at large if it is off the premises of its owner and not under the control of the owner or some other person.

8.               Air Pollution.  The escape of smoke, soot, cinders, noxious acids, fumes, gases, fly ash, industrial dust or other atmospheric pollutants within the Village limits or within one mile therefrom in such quantities as to endanger the health of persons of ordinary sensibilities or to threaten or cause substantial injury to property in the Village.

9.               Water Pollution.  The pollution of any public well or cistern, stream, or other body of water by sewage, creamery or industrial wastes or other substances.

10.            Noxious Odors, Etc.  Any use of property, substances or things within the Village of Park Ridge emitting or causing any foul, offensive, noisome, nauseous, noxious or disagreeable odors, gases, effluvia or stenches extremely repulsive to the physical senses of ordinary persons which annoy, discomfort, injure or inconvenience the health of any appreciable number of persons within the Village.

11.            Wells.  All abandoned wells not securely covered or secured from public use.

12.            Street Pollution.  Any use of property which shall cause any nauseous or unwholesome liquid or substance to flow into or upon any street, gutter, alley, sidewalk or public place within the Village.

13.            Cleaning Up After Pets.  No owner shall allow or permit the animal to defecate upon the property not owned by such person or without such other property owner’s consent or upon any public property, excluding therefrom any property used for street purposes, without immediately removing feces.

14.            Pesticide Application.  The application, or causing of the application, of any pesticide, as defined in 946.67(25), Wisconsin Statutes, either within or without the village, in such a manner as to endanger the health of persons within the Village.


This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as provided by law.


Passed and adopted by the Village Board of  the Village of Park Ridge on this first day of  January, 1996.