The Village Code requires all house numbers be affixed to each structure and located so they are visible and easily read from the street. Should the Police or Fire Department have to respond to an emergency situation, where every second counts, valuable time may be lost searching for your house. House numbers are given upon issuance of building permits for those residing within the Village limits.
Overall Outdoor Maintenance
- FENCES – All fences must be maintained structurally sound and in good repair.
- GRASS AND WEEDS– Grass, weeds, or plants, other than trees, bushes, flowers, agricultural crops, or other ornamental plants are prohibited to grow to a height exceeding 8 inches on improved lots or 12 inches on unimproved lots. Open areas containing such growth in excess of these heights shall not be considered a nuisance provided such open areas are a minimum of 100 feet from the property of a complainant or the public right of way.
- Inoperable Vehicles on Private Property – Vehicles without current license plates or are not in operating condition shall not be parked or stored other than in a completely enclosed garage.
- Painting – Protective treatment. All exterior surfaces, including doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches, trim, balconies, decks and fences shall be maintained in good condition. Exterior wood surfaces, other than decay-resistant woods, shall be protected from the elements and decay by painting or other protective covering or treatment. Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repainted.
- Parking in Yards – Motor vehicles parked or stored on any residential zoning lot shall be placed on a parking surface composed of asphalt or concrete wholly encompassing the area underneath the vehicle.
- Swimming Pools – Every outdoor swimming pool, whether above ground or level with the ground, having a maximum depth of over 18 inches shall be completely surrounded by a fence not less than 5 feet in height. The walls of any above-ground swimming pool shall not be deemed to constitute such a fence in and of themselves. Properties that have swimming pools must have self closing and self latching gates to prevent accidents.
- Trash and Debris – Any garbage, trash, appliances, old furniture, or scrap material must be removed from the property.
- Windows – All glass materials shall be maintained free from cracks and holes. Boarded up windows are not allowed except for emergencies.
During the winter, Public Works efficiently begins plowing as the snow accumulates. They take care of every Village street, however, they do not plow driveways! Driveways are the sole responsibility of the homeowner. When shoveling your sidewalk or driveway please remember to throw excess snow in the yard, not into the street as this is against Village Ordinance. A snow pile placed in the street is an additional hazard that can be easily avoided.
Furthermore, Mayor Einhorn asks that residents assist the fire department in keeping hydrants snow free and accessible: “If you live in a house where a fire hydrant is located please make an effort to expose the hydrant so it is visible to fire crews should the need arise. Finding it in the middle of the night can be difficult with no snow on the ground and now it is really hard in certain locations. Your help will be greatly appreciated.”