Year after year certain city ordinances and procedures seem to generate repeated questions or enforcement problems. Our top inquiries are:
ALCOHOL BEVERAGES PROHIBITED IN PARKS – The possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage or beer is prohibited on all city property including parks.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PROHIBITED AT SCHOOLS OR ON PUBLIC STREETS – State Code prohibits the consumption or possession of any alcoholic beverage or beer on any public school property and use or consumption of alcoholic beverages on public streets or highways.
IOWA CODE SECTION 123.46
ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE – (Your Pet Is Your Responsibility)
Carlisle residents are reminded that the City has an animal protection and control ordinance that outlines the following responsibilities of pet owners:
It is unlawful to allow any animal, particularly any dog or cat, to run at large. In City Parks all animals shall be restrained at all times on adequate leashes. In other areas, animals may be restrained on leashes, controlled by voice or other command or carried.
It is unlawful to allow any dog, at any time, to frequently or habitually howl or yelp or bark so as to annoy or disturb any person.
It is unlawful to allow any dog to frequently or habitually run after or chase any person, bicycle, automobile or other vehicle.
The owner is responsible for removing all waste or excreta deposited by any animal, particularly any dog or cat, from any public street or right of way, any park or recreation area or any other property.
The owner is responsible for reporting any animal, particularly any dog or cat, that has bitten or attacked any person, to a local health or law enforcement official.
All dogs must have a rabies vaccination.
Animals found at large in violation of the animal protection and control ordinance will be seized and impounded. Owners will be notified and required to pay impounding and maintenance fees to reclaim their animals. Notices of all impounded animals will be posted on the City Hall bulletin board.
HOUSE NUMBERS – All buildings, residences, and mobile homes must be numbered. Numerals should be a minimum of four (4) inches in height and mounted to the front wall or porch of the building so that the number is clearly visible from the street. This is necessary to expedite the correct location by emergency services units.
JUNK AND JUNK VEHICLES – It is unlawful for any person to store, accumulate, or allow to remain on any private property any junk or junk vehicles. Junked vehicle means any vehicle that is unlicensed or legally registered as “in storage” that has any broken or cracked glass, window, light or taillight; any broken or loose parts; which has become habitat for animals, rodents, or insects; or which contains flammable fluids.
CITY CODE – CHAPTER 143.
MOTORIZED SCOOTERS AND ELECTRIC BICYCLES – While sales in Iowa are legal, most of these products cannot be legally operated on the streets, roadways or sidewalks. Most do not meet the requirements under state law for vehicle registration and licensing.
Iowa Department of Transportation
OUTDOOR BURNING – Outdoor burning of yard waste is no longer permitted within the city limits of Carlisle.
PARKING TRAILERS ON STREET – It is unlawful to park any non-motorized trailer, utility trailer, camper trailer, boat trailer, construction trailer, semi-trailer, that is disconnected from it’s towing vehicle, on any public street.
CITY CODE – CHAPTER 69 SEC 17
PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS – It is unlawful for any person to engage in peddling, soliciting or in the business of a transient merchant in the City without first obtaining a license as herein provided.
CITY CODE – CHAPTER 161 PEDDLERS APPLICATION SOLICITORS APPLICATION
SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING ORDINANCE -The snow emergency parking ordinance goes into effect immediately when the National Weather Service predicts that 2 or more inches of snow or ice will fall, or has fallen, in the Carlisle area. It stays in effect for 24 hours or until the roads have been cleared and all snow and blowing has stopped. Any vehicle left on the roadway during this period can be ticketed and if it is interfering with snow removal, it may be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense.
STREET SIGNS-To request a street sign such as a stop or yield sign in your neighborhood, send a written request stating the type of sign and location to the Carlisle City Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TREE & BRUSH DISPOSAL SITE – The city maintains a site for the disposal of tree waste only. This includes branches, leaves and brush. The site is open Mon – Fri from 7 A.M. – 3 P.M. and during the day on Saturday.
NO dumping of trash, construction debris, furniture, appliances or other debris.
VISION OBSTRUCTION – Bushes and landscaping on street corners should be no more than 2 1/2 ft. in height or obstruct the view at an intersection and should not cover or conceal traffic control signs such as stop signs.