Published by Order of the City Council
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CITY OF ELKTON

REVISED MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES
 
Effective Date: Decenber, 8, 2014
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Officials of the
 
CITY OF
 
ELKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA
 
AT THE TIME OF THIS REVISED CODIFICATION
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David R. Landsman, Mayor
Carol Jensen
Michael DeVries
Robin Mulvey
Dennis Lundgren
Tal Farnham
Michael Jensen
 
City Council
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Susan Schuurman
City Finance Officer
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William J. Ellingson
City Attorney

 

 

PREFACE

This Code constitutes a revision of the general and permanent ordinances of the City of Elkton, South Dakota.

Source materials used in the preparation of the Code were the 1987 Code, as supplemented through June 23, 1987, and ordinances subsequently adopted by the city council.

Title, Chapter and Section Numbering System

The title, chapter and section numbering system used in this Code is the same system used in many state and local government codes. Each section number consists of two parts separated by a dash. The figure before the dash refers to the chapter number, and the figure after the dash refers to the position of the section within the chapter. Thus, the second section of chapter 1 is numbered 1-2, and the first section of chapter 6 is 6-1. Under this system, each section is identified with its chapter, and at the same time new sections can be inserted in their proper place by using the decimal system for amendments. For example, if new material consisting of one section that would logically come between sections 6-1 and 6-2 is desired to be added, such new section would be numbered 6-1.5. New articles and new divisions may be included in the same way or, in the case of articles, may be placed at the end of the chapter embracing the subject, and, in the case of divisions, may be placed at the end of the article embracing the subject. The next successive number shall be assigned to the new article or division. New chapters may be included by using one of the reserved chapter numbers. Care should be taken that the alphabetical arrangement of chapters is maintained when including new chapters.

Looseleaf Supplements

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ORDINANCE # 351
 
AN ORDINANCE IN REVISION OF THE MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ELKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA.
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF ELKTON, SOUTH DAKOTA:
 
Pursuant to SDCL 9-19-16, this Ordinance in Revision of the Municipal Ordinances of the City, revising regulations as set forth in the document titled, “City of Elkton Revised Municipal Ordinances,” is hereby read, approved, and adopted as follows:

 

            First Reading:                                    August, 4, 2014 

            Second Reading and Adoption:            December, 8, 2014

 

            Publication Date:                               December, 11, 2014 

            Effective Date:                                   December, 31, 2014

 

David R. Landsman
Mayor

           ATTEST: 

Susan Schuurman
City Finance Officer

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE 1. aDMINISTRATIVE CODE.  page 1

Chapter 1.1  In General .  page 1

Chapter 1.2  Mayor and City Council .  page 2

Title 2. Boundaries, Wards and Voting Precincts.  page 5

Chapter 2.1  Boundaries .  page 5

Chapter 2.2  Wards .  page 5

Chapter 2.3  Voting Precincts .  page 6

Title 3. Fire Regulations .  page 7

Chapter 3.1  Adoption of National Code .  page 7

Chapter 3.2  Fire Department .  page 8

Title 4.  Ambulance Department.  page 13

Chapter 4.1  Ambulance Department.  page 13

Title 5.  Public and Private Nuisances .  page 16

Chapter 5.1  Definitions .  page 16

Chapter 5.2  General .  page 18

Chapter 5.3  Nuisances .  page 19

Chapter 5.4  Administrative Proceedings .  page 23

Title 6.  Keeping Animals .  page 27

Chapter 6.1  Definitions.  page 27

Chapter 6.2  Keeping Animals .  page 28

Chapter 6.3  Requirements .  page 31

Chapter 6.4  Vicious Animals .  page 32

Chapter 6.5  Enforcement .  page 34

Chapter 6.6  Rabid Animals .  page 36

Chapter 6.7  General Provisions .  page 37

Title 7.  Offenses.  page 38

Chapter 7.1  Offenses Against Public Welfare .  page 38

Chapter 7.2  Offenses as to Public Places .  page 39

Chapter 7.3  Minors .  page 41

Chapter 7.4  Fireworks .  page 42

Chapter 7.5  Public Nudity  .  page 43

Title 8.  Streets, Sidewalks, and Public Places.  page 45

Chapter 8.1  General .  page 45

Chapter 8.2  Sidewalks .  page 45

Chapter 8.3  Driveways .  page 47

Chapter 8.4  Enforcement .  page 47

Chapter 8.5  Use of Streets .  page 48

Chapter 8.6  Moving Buildings on Streets .  page 49

Chapter 8.7  Excavation in Public Places .  page 51

Title 9.  Traffic Code .  page 54

Chapter 9.1  Definitions .  page 54

Chapter 9.2  General Provisions .  page 57

Chapter 9.3  Vehicle Operation .  page 59

Chapter 9.4  Pedestrian Rights and Duties .  page 62

Chapter 9.5  Bicycles .  page 62

Chapter 9.6  Parking .  page 65

Chapter 9.7  Snowmobiles .  page 68

Title 10.  Tree Ordinance .  page 71

Chapter 10.1  Definitions . page 71

Chapter 10.2  Intent .  page 73

Chapter 10.3  Planting .  page 73

Chapter 10.4  Shade Tree Disease .  page 75

Title 11.  Health and Sanitation.  page 79

Chapter 11.1  Garbage and Refuse .  page 79

Title 12.  Water and Sewer.  page 83

Chapter 12.1  General Provisions .  page 83

Chapter 12.2  Water .  page 87

Chapter 12.3  Sewer  .  page 89

Chapter 12.4  Sewer Construction .  page 98

 

 

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