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Permits are required for most building and remodeling projects including; any structural work, siding, reroofing, remodeling, replacement of a water heater/furnace/air conditioner, sheds, fencing, building demolition, electrical upgrades, and plumbing work beyond fixtures. To avoid a double permit fee, please call and inquire prior to the start of your project if you are unsure.
Open burning is allowed without a permit if: fire is contained within a commercially-manufactured outdoor fireplace, or within a below ground pit (4" min.) and less than three feet in diameter and at least ten feet from any structure. Fires shall be put out by 11:00 PM.
Typical turf grass lawns and weeds, including the area within the boulevard (between the curb and sidewalk), should be kept less than 9” tall. Noncompliance will result in abatement by the City with any unpaid costs being assessed against the property. Natural/native lawns are allowed with a corresponding plan for these types of plantings and the ongoing maintenance.
Snow must be fully removed from the entire width of the public sidewalk surrounding your property within 24 hours of the ending snowfall. Streets where no boulevard exists shall have 48 hours. The entire sidewalk must be free of all hazards. Sand is available in 5 locations throughout the City for use by residents. Noncompliance will result in abatement by the City without notice, with any unpaid costs being assessed against the property.
Furniture and appliances that are designed for interior use are prohibited to be used in any outdoor areas exposed to weather. Bulk item curbside pick-up is also available at the Treasury Department or on-line for $15.00, with all nonhazardous items being picked up every Monday morning.
Carts for refuse and recyclable materials collected by the City shall be placed at the curb the evening before collection, and removed by midnight the day of collection. Garbage & recycling containers shall be stored at or beyond the front plane or closest protrusion of the dwelling toward the street. The brown lid carts are for garbage and the green lid carts are for recycling. All cart contents must fit inside the carts with the lid fully closed or they will not be picked up.
Alternate side parking is in effect 2:30 AM - 6:00 AM on any city street except in the Downtown Business District.
Vehicles licensed for use on public roadways must be parked on an approved hard surface: gravel, concrete, blacktop, or paver blocks. The entire vehicle must be parked on a hard surface, not on the grass. Recreational style vehicles (boats, trailers, campers, etc.) may be parked on any surface, anywhere on the property.
Vehicle licensing & Repairs: All vehicles must be operational and have current license plates displayed at all times if they are parked outside a garage.
Licensing: Every owner of a dog or cat must license each pet annually, which requires a valid rabies certificate and fee payment.
Prohibited Animals: No one shall keep, maintain, or possess any farm or dangerous or wild animal within the City limits. Rabbits, ducks, pigeons and chickens (hens only) are allowed by special permit.