Village Ordinance 9.09 prohibits "unsightly debris."
What is unsightly debris? This is a matter of interpretation and judgement, however common sense would tell you that an old ripped up couch sitting by the side of the road for more than a day would be considered unsightly debris. Piles of old carpeting lying around someone's yard is unsightly debris. Junk cars in whole or in part are not only dangerous, but would constitute unsightly debris.
The Village Board is trying to make the Village a better place to live for all concerned. Part of this task is to make Williams Bay aesthetically pleasing to the eye. All residents should pitch in to make their yard and neighborhood clean. We need your cooperation and help. The Village does have an Appearance Ordinance which will be enforced!
If you spot a blighted area in town, call the Building Inspector at (262) 245-2704.
Open air burning of all combustible materials is prohibited in the Village with the following exceptions:
Property owners of vacant or occupied property, shall cut noxious weeds or grasses in such a manner as shall effectively prevent them from burying seed, or spreading to adjoining property, as required by Chapter 66 of the Wisconsin State Statutes and Village Ordinance 11.03 (6) which requires all noxious weeds be destroyed and all grass be cut to a height not to exceed one (1) foot.
Failure of the property owner to heed this notice will result in the weed commissioner authorizing such weeds to be destroyed and the cost of such work will be charged against the property as provided for in Chapter 66 of the Wisconsin State Statutes.
The fee, when cut by the Village, is $140.00 per hour or fraction thereof and $75.00 for the next half hour or fraction thereof plus a $10.00 administration fee. Generally a minimum of 3 cuttings per season are required to keep the growth to the specified height. The first cutting should be done no later than June 1st of each year. The Village is not required to notify the property owner of this action.
The property owner is responsible for clearing the sidewalk that abuts their property of ice and snow. If the property owner fails to clear the walk of ice and snow within 24 hours, the Village will clear it at a cost of $50.00 per hour or fraction thereof. This means that whether it takes the Village 5 or 55 minutes, the charge will be $50.00. As you can see, it would be cost effective for you to either clear it yourself or make arrangements to have it done without the Village crew having to come in and clear it.
Village Ordinance 7.05(c) makes it illegal to deposit snow or ice on any public street (make sure your contractor knows about this).
Village Ordinance 6.05 (3) (G), states there will be no parking on any Village street from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. from November 15 of each year to April 15 of the following year.
If you have guests that need to park on Village streets during that time period, please contact the Police Department at (262) 245-2710 at least one day in advance.
Also, parking of recreational vehicles (RVs) at the beach is not allowed. Recreational vehicles (ie. boats, trailers, campers, snowmobiles, etc.) are now prohibited from parking in the street-yard and on vacant lots in a residential district. Persons planning to park a recreational vehicle on their lot should contact the Village office at (262) 245-2700 or check the Village's website for a copy of the complete ordinance.