Ordinance #5: Safety and Health
AN ORDINANCE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE SAFETY, SYMMETRY AND HEALTHFULNESS OF THE VILLAGE OF GEORGETOWN, IDAHO.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Chairman and Board of the Village of Georgetown, Idaho:
That the placing of awnings, signs or signposts, hitching posts or any like contrivance, projecting over or upon the highways must be approved of by the Board or someone authorized by them. Any violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $100.00 if not removed after five days notice.
That it is hereby declared a nuisance and misdemeanor for anyone to leave upon any of the public highways any wagon, vehicles with teams attached thereto temporarily occupying the streets, or to materials used in the construction of buildings or public works. In such cases of work not more than one third of the side of the street shall be occupied.
That it is herby declared a nuisance for anyone to throw or deposit debris, filth, slops, garbage, stable or barnyard manure of any other matter whatever, upon any of the public highways, or in any of the water-ways, either artificial or natural. All persons not complying with this ordinance shall be fined not exceeding $100.00.
That no one shall construct or cause to be constructed any outhouse, cesspool, or privy in such a manner or place to be offensive to the neighbors or the dignity of the Village. All such places must be kept clean and disinfected in such a manner as to give rise to no offensive or injurious smell or odor. Any person or persons violating this ordinance shall be fined not exceeding $100.00.
That it is declared a nuisance and misdemeanor for the owner of any dead animals to allow the same to be exposed or in any of the water ways within the corporation. Such animals must be either buried with at least two feet of soil or carried a reasonable and safe distance from the corporate limits. Anyone violating this ordinance shall be fined not exceeding $100.00.
That all roads, highways and alleys not platted or hereafter platted on legal plats are declared public highways and can only be changed in accordance with law and the approval of the Board.
That it is hereby declared a misdemeanor for anyone to drive a horse or vehicle upon any public sidewalk or to cross the same except at the regular street crossings or at such other points as may be provided. All persons not complying with this ordinance shall be fined not exceeding $100.00.
That it is hereby declared a misdemeanor for anyone to drive or ride a horse or other animals in a reckless, wanton or careless manner upon any highways. Anyone not complying with this ordinance shall be fined not exceeding $100.00.
That any person or persons leaving a horse or horses or mules or other team attached to a vehicle of any kind or under saddle in any of the highways of Georgetown without an attendant or without being securely tied or fastened to prevent their running shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding $100.00.
That shade trees shall only be placed upon the public highways in such a manner as may be approved of by the Board; any violation of this ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $100.00.
That all persons are prohibited from making a ditch or excavation of any kind whatever across or upon any of the public highways without the consent and approval of the Board. Anyone violating this ordinance shall be fined not exceeding $100.00.
That whenever it shall appear to the Chairman and Board, or either or any of them, that an infectious or contagious disease has broken out or threatens to break out in the vicinity of Georgetown aforesaid, then, if it seems necessary or advisable so to do, the Chairman may by proclamation or the Board may by appropriate order, declare a quarantine upon and about said Village at such a point or points as they may deem best to protect said Village there from, not, however, to exceed the distance of five miles in any direction beyond the corporate limits of said Village, and the Chairman shall have power by proclamation or otherwise, according to the exigencies of the case, to enforce such quarantine in such manner as he may deem most expedient.
That the Chairman shall have jurisdiction, power and authority to declare a nuisance and order abated as such any unhealthy or disease-breeding house, building, establishment or place of any kind whatever, anywhere within, or within five miles of the corporate limits of said Village of Georgetown, Idaho, whenever in his judgment such place endangers or threatens the health of the inhabitants of said Village, and its abatement would conduce to the welfare and health thereof.
That in case such nuisance was created or is then maintained by any person, then such person shall, upon his failure, neglect or refusal to abate the same, after such reasonable notice as may be prescribed by the chairman, be liable for the cost and expenses incurred by or on behalf of said Village in the abatement thereof; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to remove or affect the civil or criminal liability of such person for creating or maintaining such nuisance.
Unsigned: not dated