The village of Marathon voted unanimously at Wednesday’s meeting to adopt the first local law of 2022, a ban on junk in the village.
Mayor Scott Chamberlin said the law will go into effect in the village immediately.
According to the legal dialogue, its purpose is to:
“…a clean, healthy and attractive environment is of vital importance to the continued general welfare of the citizenry, and any regulation of the storage, accumulation or maintenance of junk, regardless of quantity, is hereby prohibited. Declares that by the adoption of this law the (village) shall maintain and promote a reasonable amount of the environment and aesthetics of the property on which it is located, as well as other I declare my intention to prohibit acts and actions that also tend to depreciate property, neighbors and the community at large.”
Local law further states that village bailiffs may “enforce regulations” on:
- Garbage (mainly stipulated by law as “decomposing animal and plant waste”)
- general junk
- Junk attached vehicles (abandoned or abandoned trailers and campers)
- junk appliances
- junk furniture
- junk manufacturing structures
- junk storage
- garbage, clutter, litter, debris
Exclusions from this law include:
- Lawn, garden or garden ornaments and fixtures
- Operable farm
- hose and sprinkler
- construction materials and equipment
According to the law, village residents who violate the provisions of the law can face problems such as:
- Fine up to $250 or imprisonment up to 15 days
- or a civil penalty not exceeding $500 to be recovered by the village in a civil action.
Chamberlain said at Wednesday’s meeting that the new local law is separate from the scrapping provisions included in the village’s zoning ordinance code.
Click for more information on the Village’s new Junk Law here.
Village officials finalize contracts with garbage and recycling companies
Chamberlin has officially signed a five-year contract to create Blue Moose Sanitation, of Marathon, the village’s new garbage and recycling collection service.
Chamberlin said Blue Moose worship in the village will begin on June 1. With the Blue Moose service coming soon, our weekly trash and recycling pickups will move from Thursday to Friday.
“If Friday is a holiday, (Blue Moose) will pick up on Saturday,” Chamberlin said, noting that pick up will not be before 5am.
Chamberlin said Blue Moose will provide new trash and recycling totes to villagers in August.
Click for more information on the Village’s new contract with Blue Moose Sanitation. here.