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Chapter 94: Health and Sanitation
Code of Ordinances for the City of Wayne, Nebraska


Chapter 94: Health and Sanitation

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General Provisions

Cross-reference:

Business Regulations, see Title XI

Noise, see Ch. 96

Nuisances, see Ch. 95

GENERAL PROVISIONS

94.01 Health Regulations

For the purpose of promoting the health and safety of the residents of the city, the Board of Health shall adopt such rules and regulations relative to health and safety and shall make such inspections, prescribe such penalties and make such reports as may be necessary toward that purpose.

(2002 Code, § 42-1)

Statutory reference:

Related provisions, see Neb. RS 16-238
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94.02 Enforcement Official

The City Police Chief shall be the Health Officer of the city. It shall be his or her duty to notify the Council of health nuisances and of every case of contagious, infectious or malignant disease.

(2002 Code, § 42-2)
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94.03 Health; State Rules

The Rules and Regulations Relating to Public Health, State Department of Health and Human Services, are incorporated by reference when they are applicable to the city, in their present form and as they may be amended. One copy of each of the pamphlets is filed at the office of the City Clerk and shall be available for public inspection at any reasonable time.

(2002 Code, § 42-3)

Statutory reference:

Authority to adopt codes by reference, see Neb. RS 18-132
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94.04 County Health Board

It shall be the duty of the Board of Health to work closely with the County Health Board in protecting the health and welfare of the residents of the city.

(2002 Code, § 42-4)
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BUSINESS SANITATION

94.15 Poultry and Egg Laying

(A)  The City Administrator shall make and publish regulations for the operation of poultry and egg laying businesses within the zoning jurisdiction of the city. Such regulations shall be made so as to:

(1)   Eliminate offensive odors from the operation of such business;

(2)   Provide for the orderly disposal of waste material from such businesses;

(3)   Provide for the sanitary operation of such businesses; and

(4)   Provide for orderly inspection to assure that compliance with such regulations is being enforced.

(B)  Such regulations shall be subject to the approval of the Council, and a copy of such regulations or amendments shall be posted in a prominent place in each poultry and egg laying business within the zoning jurisdiction of the city.

(C)  The operation of any poultry or egg laying business in violation of such regulations shall be declared a nuisance and may be enjoined from continued operation of such business.

(2002 Code, § 42-41)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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RODENTS AND INSECTS

94.30 Extermination

It shall be the duty of the owner, lessee or occupant of any dwelling or building to be responsible for the active and continued extermination of any insects, rodents or other pests in or on the premises. If the owner, lessee or occupant of any dwelling or building neglects, fails or otherwise refuses to control and actively exterminate the insects, rodents and other pests in and about his or her premises, the Board of Health shall issue notice via first class mail for him or her to do so. If the owner, lessee or occupant has not made a good-faith effort to exterminate the pests within seven days, the premises shall be deemed to be a nuisance and a health hazard.

(2002 Code, § 42-71)  Penalty, see § 10.99

Statutory reference:

Authority to define and abate nuisances, see Neb. RS 18-1720
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94.31 Occupant

It shall be the responsibility of the occupant in a single-dwelling unit, whether or not the dwelling unit is located in a multiple-unit structure, to exterminate the rodents and insects infesting the premises when it is found by the Board of Health that only the occupant’s dwelling is so infested.

(2002 Code, § 42-72)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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94.32 Owner

The owner of a multiple-dwelling unit shall have the duty to exterminate rodents and insects when infestation exists in two or more units, when infestation exists in shared or public areas of a multiple-unit structure when the infestation is due to failure by the owner to maintain the dwelling in an insect-proof and rodent-proof condition. The owner of a single-dwelling unit shall have the duty to exterminate notwithstanding the occupancy of a renter or lessee when the infestation of insects or rodents is due to the owner’s failure to construct or maintain the premises in such a manner as to make it reasonably resistant to the entrance and habitability of such pests.

(2002 Code, § 42-73)  Penalty, see § 10.99
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