The City of Sycamore has cleared up an ordinance…which concerns clearing up the street in front of your home.
The Council voted on Monday night to clarify its ordinances regarding materials in the streets; additional language makes it unlawful for anyone to dump anything from dirt and mud, to gravel, snow or refuse on a road.
Mayor Ken Mundy says the new ordinance is meant to more clearly define what counts as “damaging materials” on a street; he says it’s important to keep the street clear, so as not to pose a hazard to health or traffic.
The ordinance had also outlawed graffiti, but having it in this portion of the city code was proving to be confusing; instead, a separate ordinance to cover graffiti-related offenses has been created.
The Council also adopted ordinances covering e-cigarettes; henceforth, they will be dealt with in the same fashion as conventional cigarettes, in terms of licensing and sales to minors.