Important Ordinances to Note

Rental Standard Ordinance - Adopted May 16, 2016 Rental Standard Ordinance (.pdf)

Zoning Ordinance — The Village of Kaleva now has a zoning ordinance which came into effect July 4, 2013.
Copies of the new ordinance are available in the village office for a fee of $10, or you can request an electronic copy free of charge. There is also a reading copy at the Kaleva Library. Zoning Map (.pdf) and Complete Zoning Ordinance (.pdf)

Noxious Weeds and Grasses Ordinance (Adopted April 21,2014) - Regulation of the growth and removal of noxious weeds and grasses by owners of property in the Village of Kaleva; To provide for the cutting of noxious weeds and grasses by the Village and recovery of cost. Noxious Weeds Ordinance (.pdf)

ORV Ordinance — ORVs are allowed on village streets with some rules and regulations. You must have an operator’s or chauffeur’s license or permit issued by the Secretary of State. ORV includes, but not limited to: multi-track or multi-wheel drive vehicle, motorcycle or related, 2 wheel, 3 wheel, or 4 wheel vehicle, amphibious machine, air cushion vehicle. Please see Ordinance No. 34 if you have questions.

Snow Removal Ordinance (Ord #35) — Removal required by all owners or occupants of any parcel within the Business district of the Village within 24 hours after any snow or ice storm shall cease if the ice or snow results in between 1 and 4 inches.
Within 48 hours after any snow or ice storm shall cease if the result is 4 or more inches. Penalties include: cost of village removing the snow, a civil infraction subject to fines up to $500, and/or a lawsuit to collect expenses for removal.

Blight Ordinance — Kaleva Ordinance #9 Sec. 4 “...unlawful for any person to store, or to permit the storage or accumulation of trash, rubbish, junk, junk automobiles or abandoned vehicles on any private property in the village except within a completely enclosed building.”
Penalties “ a fine or not exceeding $100 or by imprisonment for a period of 30 days or by both such fine and imprisonment in and at the discretion of the court…”

Noise Ordinance —Kaleva Ordinance #18 Sec 4 “The keeping of any domestic animals which by causing frequent or long continued noise disturbs the comfort or repose of any person shall be prohibited.”
Penalties “ a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100 for first offense or imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than 10 days on further offenses.”

Curfew Ordinance -- Kaleva Ordinance #30 Sec 2 “It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 16 years to be or remain in or upon the streets or public between the hours 10 p.m.—6:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Penalties “...civil infraction and subject to fines up to $500 and the payment of costs.”

 Full copies of all Village ordinances are accessible at the village office during regular business hours.

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