Ordinances & Resolutions

CODE OF ORDINANCES
CITY OF SIDNEY, IOWA

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL CODE PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 1 - CODE OF ORDINANCES ........................................................................................... 1
CHAPTER 2 - CHARTER ..................................................................................................................... 9
CHAPTER 3 - MUNICIPAL INFRACTIONS .................................................................................. 11
CHAPTER 5 - OPERATING PROCEDURES .................................................................................. 21
CHAPTER 6 - CITY ELECTIONS .................................................................................................... 29
CHAPTER 7 - FISCAL MANAGEMENT ......................................................................................... 35
CHAPTER 8 - PROCEDURE FOR HEARINGS BY THE CITY COUNCIL ............................... 41

ADMINISTRATION, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS

CHAPTER 15 - MAYOR ..................................................................................................................... 71
CHAPTER 16 - MAYOR PRO TEM .................................................................................................. 77
CHAPTER 17 - CITY COUNCIL ....................................................................................................... 79
CHAPTER 18 - CITY CLERK ........................................................................................................... 87
CHAPTER 19 - CITY TREASURER ................................................................................................. 95
CHAPTER 20 - CITY ATTORNEY ................................................................................................... 97
CHAPTER 21 - LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES ..................................................................... 105
CHAPTER 22 - PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION ....................................................... 115
CHAPTER 23 - CITY MANAGER ................................................................................................... 121
CHAPTER 24 - PARK BOARD ........................................................................................................ 127
CHAPTER 25 - LOW RENT HOUSING COMMISSION ............................................................. 133

POLICE, FIRE, AND EMERGENCIES

CHAPTER 30 - POLICE DEPARTMENT ....................................................................................... 155
CHAPTER 35 - FIRE DEPARTMENT ............................................................................................ 161

PUBLIC OFFENSES

CHAPTER 40 - PUBLIC PEACE ...................................................................................................... 185
CHAPTER 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY ........................................................................ 193
CHAPTER 42 - PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY ................................................................. 203
CHAPTER 45 - ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND INTOXICATION ....................................... 225
CHAPTER 46 - MINORS ................................................................................................................... 231
CHAPTER 47 - PARK REGULATIONS .......................................................................................... 239

NUISANCES AND ANIMAL CONTROL

CHAPTER 50 - NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE .......................................................... 255
CHAPTER 51 - JUNK AND JUNK VEHICLES ............................................................................. 263
CHAPTER 55 - ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL ........................................................ 275
CHAPTER 56 - DOG LICENSE REQUIRED ................................................................................. 287
CHAPTER 57 - PIT BULLS............................................................................................................... 293
CHAPTER 58 - CHICKENS WITHIN CITY LIMITS ................................................................... 301

TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES

CHAPTER 60 - ADMINISTRATION OF TRAFFIC CODE ......................................................... 325
CHAPTER 61 - TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES .......................................................................... 329
CHAPTER 62 - GENERAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS ............................................................... 335
CHAPTER 63 - SPEED REGULATIONS ........................................................................................ 347
CHAPTER 64 - TURNING REGULATIONS .................................................................................. 353
CHAPTER 65 - STOP OR YIELD REQUIRED .............................................................................. 359
CHAPTER 66 - LOAD AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ............................................................. 367
CHAPTER 67 - PEDESTRIANS ....................................................................................................... 373
CHAPTER 68 - ONE-WAY TRAFFIC ............................................................................................ 379
CHAPTER 69 - PARKING REGULATIONS ................................................................................. 385
CHAPTER 70 - TRAFFIC CODE ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES ........................................ 397
CHAPTER 74 - GOLF CARTS ......................................................................................................... 415
CHAPTER 75 - ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES AND SNOWMOBILES ........................................ 425
CHAPTER 76 - BICYCLE REGULATIONS .................................................................................. 435
CHAPTER 80 - ABANDONED VEHICLES ................................................................................... 455

WATER

CHAPTER 90 - WATER SERVICE SYSTEM ............................................................................... 475
CHAPTER 91 - WATER METERS .................................................................................................. 485
CHAPTER 92 - WATER RATES ..................................................................................................... 491

SANITARY SEWER

CHAPTER 95 - SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM ............................................................................. 515
CHAPTER 96 - BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS ..................................................... 523
CHAPTER 97 - USE OF PUBLIC SEWERS ................................................................................... 531
CHAPTER 98 - ON-SITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS ................................................................ 539
CHAPTER 99 - SEWER SERVICE CHARGES ............................................................................. 545

GARBAGE AND SOLID WASTE

CHAPTER 105 - SOLID WASTE CONTROL ................................................................................ 575
CHAPTER 106 - COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE .................................................................. 585

FRANCHISES AND OTHER SERVICES

CHAPTER 110 - NATURAL GAS FRANCHISE ........................................................................... 601
CHAPTER 111 - ELECTRIC FRANCHISE ................................................................................... 615
FRANCHISES AND OTHER SERVICES (continued)
CHAPTER 113 - CABLE TELEVISION REGULATIONS ........................................................... 627
CHAPTER 115 - CEMETERY .......................................................................................................... 655

REGULATION OF BUSINESS AND VOCATIONS

CHAPTER 120 - LIQUOR LICENSES AND WINE AND BEER PERMITS .............................. 675
CHAPTER 121 - CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO PERMITS ........................................................ 683
CHAPTER 122 - PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS, AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS .................... 691
CHAPTER 123 - HOUSE MOVERS ................................................................................................. 699
CHAPTER 124 - SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES ............................................................ 705

STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

CHAPTER 135 - STREET USE AND MAINTENANCE ................................................................ 745
CHAPTER 136 - SIDEWALK REGULATIONS ............................................................................. 753
CHAPTER 137 - VACATION AND DISPOSAL OF STREETS .................................................... 763
CHAPTER 138 - STREET GRADES ................................................................................................ 769
CHAPTER 139 - NAMING OF STREETS ....................................................................................... 775
CHAPTER 140 - CONTROLLED ACCESS FACILITIES ............................................................ 781

BUILDING AND PROPERTY REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 145 - DANGEROUS BUILDINGS................................................................................. 799
CHAPTER 146 - MANUFACTURED AND MOBILE HOMES .................................................... 807
CHAPTER 147 - PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE ............................................................... 815
CHAPTER 150 - BUILDING NUMBERING ................................................................................... 835
CHAPTER 151 - TREES .................................................................................................................... 841

ZONING AND SUBDIVISION

CHAPTER 165 - ZONING REGULATIONS ................................................................................... 875
CHAPTER 170 - SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS ....................................................................... 1001

INDEX
APPENDIX:
USE AND MAINTENANCE OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES .................................................... 1
SUGGESTED FORMS:
DANGEROUS BUILDINGS - FIRST NOTICE ................................................................................... 7
DANGEROUS BUILDINGS - NOTICE OF HEARING ..................................................................... 8
DANGEROUS BUILDINGS - RESOLUTION, AND ORDER ............................................................ 9
NOTICE TO ABATE NUISANCE ...................................................................................................... 10
NOTICE OF REQUIRED SEWER CONNECTION ......................................................................... 11
NOTICE OF HEARING ON REQUIRED SEWER CONNECTION .............................................. 12
RESOLUTION AND ORDER FOR REQUIRED SEWER CONNECTION .................................. 13