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File #: 32804    Version: 1 Name: Health hazard
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/13/2014 In control: BOARD OF HEALTH FOR MADISON AND DANE COUNTY
On agenda: 2/25/2014 Final action: 2/25/2014
Enactment date: 3/7/2014 Enactment #: ORD-14-00045
Title: Amending Section 7.05 of the Madison General Ordinances to create a definition of a health nuisance and a violation to permit a health nuisance and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) to establish a bail deposit for creating a health nuisance.
Sponsors: Matthew J. Phair
Attachments: 1. Body
Fiscal Note
No appropriation is required.
Title
Amending Section 7.05 of the Madison General Ordinances to create a definition of a health nuisance and a violation to permit a health nuisance and amending Section 1.08(3)(a) to establish a bail deposit for creating a health nuisance.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance creates a definition of a health nuisance, which mirrors state statute. It also creates a penalty section and bail deposits for any individual that creates or permits a health nuisance.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Section 7.05 entitled “Inspection of Health Conditions-Access to Premises-Power to Abate Health Nuisances” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:
“7.05 INSPECTION OF HEALTH CONDITIONS--ACCESS TO PREMISES--POWER TO ABATE HEALTH NUISANCES.
(1) It shall be the duty of the Director of Public Health and Chief of Police and their designee and they shall have the power, whenever they may deem it necessary, and whenever they shall be so required by the Director of Public Health in order to promote the public health, to enter upon any premises and into any house to ascertain every nuisance that may exist, and examine into the condition and the number of persons inhabiting such house, and to inspect the cellars, privies, cesspools, and drains of such premises, and to order the dispersion or removal of families or persons from buildings or apartments so much crowded as to be suspected of being infected or liable to be infected with any pestilential or other dangerous disease, and from houses which are not fit for human habitation and to order the abatement and removal of such nuisances in any such house, or on such premises. The Director of Public Health, Health Inspector, or any member of the Police Department shall have the right to enter upon any premises and into any house to ascert...

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