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                                                        ORDINANCE #15

                                                                (6-16-1902)

 

AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING THE DUTIES OF FIRE WARDEN, AND REGULATING AND PROHIBITING THE COLLECTION OF INFLAMMABLE MATERIALS ADJACENT TO WOODEN BUILDINGS WITHIN THE FIRE LIMITS OF THE VILLAGE.

 

SECTION 1.

 

The Village of Nashville ordains that the occupants of premises within the fire limits in said village, shall keep all premises occupied by them therein, free and clear from all collections and accumulations of inflammable materials, in all places not a greater distance than fifty feet from any wooden building.

 

SECTION 2.

 

That the occupants of all premises within the fire limits of said village are prohibited from piling wooden boxes, laden or filled with any inflammable material within fifty feet of any wooden building in said limits.

 

SECTION 3.

 

It shall be the duty of the occupants of premises within said fire limits to faithfully fulfill the conditions of the above sections and also not to permit same to be violated upon the premises occupied by them, either by themselves, their agents, or other, and in case of their failure to do so, they shall become liable to the penalties of this ordinance in the same manner as if they had violated same in person.

 

SECTION 4.

 

Any person who shall scatter paper, hay straw, or any other light, inflammable materials or permit the same to be done from his premises within said limits, shall be liable to the penalties of this ordinance.

 

SECTION 5.

 

Penalties 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.

 

 

 

 

SECTION 6.

 

It shall be the duty of the fire warden to examine premises within said village for the purpose of

compelling the observance of this ordinance, and it shall also be his duty to see that this ordinance is faithfully performed.

 

SECTION 7.

 

This ordinance shall take effect on the ninth day of July, A.D. 1902.