Jefferson City Municipal Code

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Municipal Code

Amended Through Ordinance #15-98
(Excluding #10-98)

Dated: June 16, 1998

Codified: August 4, 1998


TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL GOVERNMENT

1.01 Form of Government

1.02 Elected Officials

1.03 Appointed Officials

1.04 Boards and Commissions

1.05 Registration of Electors

1.06 Residence Requirements

1.07 Public Records

1.08 Designated Nonsmoking Areas

1.09 Municipal Court

CHAPTER 2 - THE GOVERNING BODY

2.01 Meetings

2.02 Open Meeting

2.03 Roll Call: Quorum

2.04 Duties of Presiding Officer

2.05 Reading of Ordinances

2.06 Procedure on Claims

2.07 Petitions, Etc.

2.08 Addressing the Chair

2.09 Matters to be in Writing

2.10 Voting

2.11 Committees of the City Council

2.12 Robert's Rules of Order

2.13 Work and materials to be Ordered by Council

2.14 Amendment or Suspension of Rules

2.15 Majority Vote Required

2.16 Order of Business

2.17 Aldermanic Vacancies

2.18 Aldermanic Districts

CHAPTER 3 - FINANCE AND TAXATION

3.01 Preparing of Tax Roll and Tax Receipts

3.02 Duplicate Treasurer's Bond Eliminated

3.03 Budget

3.04 Transfer of Appropriations

3.05 City Funds to be Spent in Accordance With Appropriations

3.06 Destruction of Public Records

3.07 Facsimile Signatures

3.08 Special Assessments

3.09 Property Tax Exemption Report Fees

CHAPTER 4 - POLICE DEPARTMENT

4.01 Composition, Compensation

4.02 Performance of Duties by Chief and Subordinates

4.03 Property and Equipment

4.04 Police to be Full Time

4.05 Records

4.06 Reports

4.07 Deposit of Funds With City Treasurer

4.08 Badge and Uniforms

4.09 Disciplinary Action

CHAPTER 5 - FIRE DEPARTMENT

5.01 Composition

5.02 Bylaws

5.03 Appointment of Chief

5.04 Appointment of Subordinates

5.05 Disciplinary Action

5.06 Powers and Duties of Chief

5.07 Apparatus and Equipment

5.08 Police Power of the Department

5.09 Fire Inspector: Duties

5.10 False Fire Alarm Prohibited

5.11 Penalty

CHAPTER 6 - EMERGENCY GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

6.01 Emergency Government Directors

6.02 Policy

6.03 Succession to Municipal Officers

6.04 Joint Action

CHAPTER 7 - TRAFFIC CODE

7.01 State Traffic Laws Adopted

7.02 Official Traffic Map

7.03 Parking Restrictions

7.04 Speed Limits

7.05 Operation or Parking for Advertising Prohibited

7.06 Removal of Illegally Parked Vehicles

7.07 Snowmobiles

7.08 Official Traffic Signs and Signals

7.09 Parking Meters

7.10 Blocking Railroads Crossings Prohibited

7.11 Motorized Vehicles in City Parks Prohibited

7.12 Passing on Right Prohibited

7.13 Improper Operation of a Motor Vehicle

7.14 Use of In-Line Skates Regulated

7.20 Penalties

7.21 Enforcement

CHAPTER 8 - STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

8.01 Official Map

8.02 Excavations Within Public Right-of-Way

8.03 Sidewalks

8.04 Obstructions and Encroachments

8.05 Protection of Sidewalks and Gutters

8.06 Mud Lugs Prohibited

8.07 Public Works Contract

8.08 Street Trees

8.09 Street Name and Building Numbering System

8.10 Snow and Ice Removal

8.11 Penalty

CHAPTER 9 - ORDERLY CONDUCT

9.01 Discharging and Carrying Firearms and Guns Prohibited

9.02 Throwing or Shooting of Missiles Prohibited

9.03 Burning of Grass and Trash Restricted

9.04 Sale and Discharge of Fireworks Restricted

9.05 Obstructing Streets and Sidewalks Prohibited

9.06 Disorderly Conduct Prohibited

9.07 Consumption of Liquor or Beer

9.08 Loud and Unnecessary Noise Prohibited

9.09 False Fire Alarm Prohibited

9.10 Obedience to Officers

9.11 Assisting Escape of Prisoner

9.12 Impersonating Police Officer

9.13 Assistance to Police Officer Required

9.14 Gambling, Lotteries, Fraudulent Devices and Practices Prohibited

9.15 Unauthorized Presence on School Property

9.16 Indecent Conduct and Language Prohibited

9.17 Destruction of Property Prohibited

9.18 Littering Prohibited

9.19 Damage to Trees, Shrubs and Flowers Prohibited

9.20 Molesting Birds or Animals Prohibited

9.21 Building Fires Restricted

9.22 General Offenses

9.23 Overnight Camping

9.24 Park Hours

9.25 Curfew

9.26 Hazardous Materials

9.27 Trespass

9.28 Underage Drinking

9.29 Habitual Truancy

9.30 Contributing to Truancy

9.31 Regulation of Tobacco Use and Possession

9.35 Penalty

CHAPTER 10 - PUBLIC NUISANCES

10.01 Public Nuisance Prohibited

10.02 Public Nuisance Defined

10.03 Public Nuisance Affecting Health

10.04 Public Nuisance Offending Morals and Decency

10.05 Dutch Elm Disease

10.06 Public Nuisance Affecting Peace and Safety

10.07 Abandoned or Junked Vehicles and Appliances

10.08 Garbage Cans

10.15 Abatement of Public Nuisances

10.16 Cost of Abatement

10.17 Penalty

CHAPTER 11 - HEALTH AND SANITATION

11.01 Health Officer

11.02 Rules and Regulations

11.03 Health Nuisances, Abatement of

11.04 Connection to Public Sewer

11.05 Jefferson Recycling Ordinance

11.06 Declaration of Ban

11.10 Penalty

CHAPTER 12 - LICENSES AND PERMITS

12.01 Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverages

12.02 Transient Merchants

12.03 Public Amusements

12.04 Non-intoxicating Beverages

12.05 Taxicabs

12.06 Mobile Homes

12.07 Licensing and Regulation of Dogs

12.08 Junk Dealers

12.09 Bicycles

12.10 Sale of Food and Drink

12.11 Tree Trimmers

12.12 Identification and Control of Cats

12.13 Cost Recovery of All Direct Charges Incurred by the City
as a result of the Processing of any License or Permit Application

12.14 Withholding of a Municipal License Due to Nonpayment
of Taxes, Assessments or Other Fees Owed to the City

12.15 Temporary Closure of Street Right-of-Way

12.20 Penalty

CHAPTER 13 - MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

GENERAL PROVISIONS

13.01 Revenue Bonds

ELECTRIC

13.05 Collection of Delinquent Electric Charges

WATER

13.10 Water and Light Commission

13.11 Rules, Rates and Regulations

13.12 Cross Connection Control

13.13 Private Well Abandonment

 

SEWER
SEWER SERVICE CHARGES (Ord. #8-85)

13.20 Preamble; Purpose; Scope; Policy

13.21 Definitions

13.22 Basis for Variable Charges

13.23 Billing Practice

13.24 Amount of User Charges

13.25 Audit

13.26 Significant Contributors

13.27 (Rep. #11-90)

SEWER USE - (Ord. #7-85)

13.31 Definitions

13.32 Use of the Public Sewers

13.33 Control of High Strength Toxic Wastes Directed to Public Sewers

13.34 Right of Entry, Safety And Identification

13.35 Sewer Construction (Building Sewers)

13.36 Septic and Holding Tank Disposal

13.37 Damage to Tampering With Sewage Facilities

13.38 Violations and Penalties

13.39 Appeals

13.40 Audit

13.41 Amendment

13.50 Penalty

CHAPTER 14 - BUILDING CODE

14.01 Building Code

14.02 Electrical Code

14.03 Fire Prevention Code

14.04 Flammable Liquids

14.05 Permits Required

14.06 (Rep. #2-85)

14.07 Building in Industrial or Commercial Districts

14.08 One and Two Family Dwelling Code

14.10 State Administrative Code Adopted

14.15 Penalty

CHAPTER 15 - HOUSING CODE

15.01 Definitions

15.02 Inspection of Dwelling, Dwelling Units, Rooming Units and Premises

15.03 Enforcement; Service of Notices and Orders; Hearings

15.04 Minimum Standards for Basic Equipment and Facilities

15.05 Minimum Standards for Light Ventilation and Heating

15.06 General Requirements Relating to the Safe and

Sanitary Maintenance of Parts of Dwelling Units

15.07 Minimum Space, Use and Location Requirements

15.08 Responsibilities of Owners and Occupants

15.09 Rooming Houses

15.10 Designation of Unfit Dwellings and Legal Procedure of Condemnation

15.11 Penalty

15.12 Conflict of Ordinances; Effect of Partial Invalidity

CHAPTER 16 - PLUMBING CODE

16.01 Purpose and Intent

16.02 Administration and Enforcement

16.03 State Laws Adopted by Reference

16.04 Definitions

16.05 Maintenance

16.06 Plumber License Required

16.07 Permit Required

16.08 Inspection Fees and Building Sewers

16.09 Plumbing Inspection

16.10 Plumbing Systems

16.11 Water and Sewer Connections

16.12 Penalty

CHAPTER 17 - THE ZONING CODE - CITY OF JEFFERSON

17.01 Introduction

17.02 General Provisions

17.03 Definitions

17.04 Zoning Districts

17.05 Conditional Use

17.06 Modifications and Exceptions

17.07 Traffic, Parking and Access

17.08 Signs

17.09 Nonconforming Uses, Structures and Lots

17.10 Performance Standards

17.11 Board of Appeals

17.12 Changes and Amendments

17.13 Site Plan Approval

17.14 Floodplain Zoning

CHAPTER 18 - SUBDIVISION AND PLATTING

18.01 Purpose

18.02 General

18.03 Definitions

18.04 Procedure

18.05 General Requirements and Design Standards

18.06 Public Sites and Open Spaces

18.07 Required Improvements

18.08 Plats and Data

18.09 Land Divisions Other Than Subdivisions

18.10 Subdivisions Created by Successive Divisions

18.11 Variances

18.12 Penalty

CHAPTER 19 - HISTORIC PRESERVATION CODE (cr. #20-97)

19.01 Purpose and Intent

19.02 Definitions

19.03 Historic Preservation Committee Composition

19.04 Historic Structure, Historic Site and Historic District Designation Criteria

19.05 Powers and Duties

19.06 Procedures

19.07 Interim Control

19.08 Penalties for Violations

19.09 Separability

CHAPTER 20 - FLOODPLAIN ZONING

INTRODUCTION AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

20.01 Statutory Authorization

20.02 Finding of Fact

20.03 Statement of Purpose

20.04 Title

20.05 General Provisions

GENERAL STANDARDS APPLICABLE TO ALL FLOODPLAIN DISTRICTS

20.10 General Standards Applicable to all Floodplain Districts

20.11 Mobile Homes and Manufactured Homes

20.12 Watercourse Alterations

20.13 Chapter 30, 31, WI Stats., Development

FLOODWAY DISTRICT (FW)

20.20 Applicability

20.21 Permitted Uses

20.22 Standards for Development

20.23 Prohibited Uses

FLOODFRINGE DISTRICT (FF)

20.30 Applicability

20.31 Permitted Uses

20.32 Standards for Development

GENERAL FLOODPLAIN DISTRICT (GFD)

20.40 Applicability

20.41 Permitted Uses

20.42 Standards for Development

20.43 Determining Floodways/Floodfringe Limits

NONCONFORMING USES

20.50 General

20.51 Floodway Areas

20.52 Floodfringe Limits

ADMINISTRATION

20.60 Administration

20.61 Zoning Administration

20.62 Zoning Agency

20.63 Board of Appeals

20.64 To Review Appeals of Permit Denials

20.65 Floodproofing

20.66 Public Information

AMENDMENTS

20.70 General

20.71 Procedures

20.80 Enforcement and Penalties

20.90 Definitions

CHAPTER 21 - CABLE TV FRANCHISE

21.01 Short Title

21.02 Grant of Franchise

21.03 Definitions

21.04 Renewal

21.05 Termination or Expiration

21.06 Transfer Procedure

21.07 Franchise Territory

21.08 Subscriber Privacy

21.09 Technical Performance

21.10 Open Books and Records

21.11 Subscriber Service

21.12 Description of System

21.13 Rates

21.14 Conditions on Street Occupancy

21.15 Indemnity

21.16 Bond, Security Fund, and Remedies

21.17 Franchise Fee and Financial Reporting

21.18 City Rights

21.19 Waiver of Charges

21.20 Severability

21.21 Acceptance by Grantee

21.22 Incorporation of Amendments

21.23 Protection of Non-subscribers

21.24 Grantee Rules

21.25 Waiver of Objections

21.26 Grantee Without Recourse

21.27 Work Performed By Others

21.28 Contest of Validity

21.29 Customer Service Standards

CHAPTER 22 - SHORELAND-WETLAND ZONING

22.00 Statutory Authorization, Findings of Fact, Statement of Purpose and Title

22.01 Statutory Authorization

22.02 Finding of Fact and Purpose

22.10 General Provisions

22.11 Compliance

22.12 Municipalities and State Agencies Regulated

22.13 Abrogation and Greater Restrictions

22.14 Interpretation

22.15 Severability

22.16 Annexed Areas

22.20 Shoreland-Wetland Zoning District

22.21 Shoreland-Wetland Zoning Maps

22.22 District Boundaries

22.23 Permitted Uses

22.24 Prohibited Uses

22.30 Nonconforming Structures and Uses

22.40 Administrative Provisions

22.41 Zoning Permits

22.42 Certificate of Compliance

22.43 Conditional Use Permits

22.44 Fees

22.45 Recording

22.46 Revocation

22.47 Board of Appeals

22.50 Amending Shoreland-Wetland Zoning Regulations

22.60 Enforcement and Penalties

22.70 Definitions

CHAPTER 25 - CONSTRUCTION AND EFFECT OF ORDINANCES

25.01 Rules of Construction

25.02 Conflict and Separability

25.03 Clerk to File Documents Incorporated by Reference

25.04 Penalty Provisions

25.05 Repeal of General Ordinances

25.06 Effect of Repeal

25.07 Title: Effective Date: Citation

25.08 Keeping Code Current: Reviser's Amendments

 

CHARTER ORDINANCES

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