Littering in Public Places 92-7
ORDINANCE NO. 92 – 7
AN ORDINANCE REGARDING THE LITTERING IN
PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN HUGHES COUNTY.
BE IT ORDAINED BY HUGHES COUNTY:
No person, firm or corporation shall throw, dump, place any paper, trash, dirt, snow, rubbish, or other articles or substances in any place where the same may be blown or may fall upon any street, alley, sidewalk, bathing beach, swimming pool, vacant lot or other public place in Hughes County.
No person, firm or corporation shall litter, sweep, throw, cast or direct, suffer or permit any agency, employee or other person under his control, to litter, sweep, throw or cast any ashes, refuse, paper, dust, snow, rubbish, leaves, grass, clippings, or refuse of any kind whatsoever, in or upon any gutter, street, alley, sidewalk, bathing beach, swimming pool, vacant lot or other place within the County.
No one, being the owner or in charge of or in control of any vehicle or any receptacle, shall litter, drop, spill or permit to be littered, dropped or spilled, any dirt, sand, gravel, stone, building rubbish, or other material of any kind in or upon any street, alley, sidewalk or public place within the County.
It shall be unlawful for any person in the County selling goods, wares or merchandise of such nature that the purchasers thereof throw the containers, wrappers or portions of said merchandise on or in a street, alley, sidewalk or public place in the County to allow such merchandise, or any part thereof, to remain in or upon any street, alley, sidewalk or public place in the County.
Any person selling goods, wares or merchandise shall keep the streets, alleys, sidewalks and public places adjacent to his premises clean and free from the containers, wrappers or portions of said merchandise and remove the same from adjacent streets, alleys, sidewalks or public places, and place them in a receptacle for trash and refuse.
This section shall be enforceable against the owner, manager, or employee in charge of businesses or commercial premises at the time said street, alley, sidewalk or public place shall become dirty from the containers, wrappers or portions of said merchandise being discarded on or thereon.
No person shall prevent or interfere with the sweeping or cleaning of any street, alley or public place, or with the removal of sweepings, ashes, garbage, rubbish, snow, ice or refuse material by an employee or other person authorized to do so by Hughes County.
A violation of this Ordinance shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $200 for each violation, or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed thirty days for each violation, or by both fine and imprisonment. A violation of the Ordinance shall also be subject to an action for civil injunctive relief, pursuant to SDCL Ch. 21-8.
Approved this 1st day of December, 1992.
Tony Klein, Chairman
Hughes County Commission
Shellie Baker, Auditor
Hughes County, South Dakota