Town Hall is located at

16 N. 4th street
P.O. Box 667
Chatsworth, Illinois 60921

Phone

(815) 635-3095

Hours of operation are:

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed on the following Holidays:

New Year's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Chatsworth Ordinances


CHAPTER 8

 

STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

 

ARTICLE 4 - TREES AND SHRUBS

 

 

 

SECTION:

 

8.4.1             Planting

8.4.2             Removals

8.4.3             Injury

8.4.4             Advertisements or Notices

8.4.5             Dangerous Trees

8.4.6             Dangerous Limbs

8.4.7             Wires

8.4.8             Poles and Utility Wires

8.4.9             Gas Pipes

8.4.10           Excavations

8.4.11           Penalty

 

 

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8.4.1             PLANTING: It shall be unlawful to plant any tree or shrub in any public street or parkway or other public place without having first secured a permit therefor. Applications for such permits shall be made to the Town Clerk, and shall be referred by him to the Committee on Parks and Buildings.

 

 

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8.4.2             REMOVALS: It shall be unlawful to remove or cut down any tree or shrub in any street, parkway or other public place without having first secured a permit therefor. Applications for such permits shall be made to the Town Clerk, and shall be referred by him to the Committee on Parks and Buildings for approval before permission shall be granted.

 

 

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8.4.3             INJURY: It shall be unlawful to injure any tree or shrub planted in any such public place.

 

 

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8.4.4             ADVERTISEMENTS OR NOTICES: It shall be unlawful to attach any sign, advertisement or notice to any tree or shrub in any street, parkway or other public place.

 

 

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8.4.5             DANGEROUS TREES: Any tree or shrub which overhangs any sidewalk, street or other public place shall be trimmed by the owner of the abutting premises on which such trees or shrubs grow so that the obstruction shall cease.

 

 

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8.4.6             DANGEROUS LIMBS: Any limb of a tree which has become likely to fall on or across any public way or place shall be removed by the owner of the premises on which such tree or shrub grows or stands.

 

 

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8.4.7             WIRES: It shall be unlawful to attach any wire or other rope to any tree without permission of the Mayor and Board of Trustees.

 

 

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8.4.8             POLES AND UTILITY WIRES: Any person or company given the right to maintain poles and wires in the streets, alleys or other public places in the Town shall, in the absence of provision in the franchise concerning the subject, keep such wires and poles free from and away from any trees or shrubs in such places so far as may be possible and shall keep all such trees and shrubs properly trimmed and subject to the supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works, so that no injury shall be done to the poles or wires or shrubs and trees by contact.

 

 

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8.4.9             GAS PIPES: Any person maintaining any gas pipe in the Town shall, in the absence of provision in the franchise concerning the subject, keep such pipes free from leaks.

 

 

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8.4.10           EXCAVATIONS: In making excavations in streets or other public places, proper care shall be taken to avoid injury to the roots of any tree or shrub, wherever possible.

 

 

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8.4.11           PENALTY: Any person violating any provision of this Article shall be fined in accordance with the general penalty provisions of this Code for each offense; and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

 

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