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ORDINANCE NO. 1-22-1981

 

 

An ordinance pertaining to the disposal of household refuse.  The Village of Nashville ordains:

 

SECTION 1.  DEFINITIONS:

 

[A]  The term "household refuse" as used herein, shall include only: organic garbage from the preparation of food, paper, tin cans, bottle sand wrappings.

 

[B]  The term "authorized refuse collection agent", shall be such person, firm or corporation with whom the Village of Nashville, by its Village Council, has entered into written agreement for the collection of household refuse within said Village of Nashville.

 

SECTION 2.  HOUSEHOLD REFUSE CONTAINERS: 

 

Every household or company of any dwelling houses having household refuse to dispose of, who does not otherwise provide for the disposal of such household refuse in a sanitary manner, shall provide himself with one or more airtight containers, sufficient to receive all household refuse which may accumulate between the time of collection.

 

SECTION 3.  REFUSE CONTAINERS VIOLATION:

       

The placing in a household refuse container of any thing other than household refuse shall be a violation of this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.  COLLECTION BY AUTHORIZED AGENT ONLY: 

       

No agent, firm, or corporation other than the Village or its authorized refuse collection agent shall remove any household refuse through the alleys, streets or other public ways of the village.

 

SECTION 5.  EQUIPMENT USED IN COLLECTING HOUSEHOLD REFUSE:

 

The authorized refuse collection agent shall provide a refuse-packing truck so constructed that the contents will not leak or spill there from, in which all household refuse collected by him shall be conveyed to the place designated in his application.  The refuse-packing truck shall be kept clean and as free from offensive odors as possible, and shall not be allowed to stand in any street, alley, or public place longer than is reasonably necessary to collect household refuse.

 

SECTION 6.  EXPENSE OF HOUSEHOLD REFUSE COLLECTION:

       

The Village Council shall from time to time enter into a stipulation and agreement with a village authorized refuse collection agent for the removal of such household refuse and any other service agreed upon and said services shall be paid for by the village or such persons as stipulated in such agreement, it being provided however, that the agreement may provide for a separate arrangement insofar as collection from restaurants, boarding houses or other commercial establishments is

concerned, and said agreement shall further provide for the time and frequency of said collection.

 

SECTION 7.  BILLING:

       

The authorized refuse collection agent for household refuse collection shall bill each individual customer on a quarterly basis.

 

SECTION 8. PENALTY FOR VIOLATION:

       

Any person, firm, corporation, or other entity who violates any term or provision of this Ordinance is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be punished by a civil fine of $50 for a first

violation, $150 for a second violation, and $300 for a third or subsequent violation and shall be liable for the payment of costs in an amount of not less than $9.00 and not more than $500.00. 

 

SECTION 9.

        

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

 

SECTION 10. 

       

This ordinance shall be in full force and effect within twenty days from its passage and publication according to law.