Mount Pulaski Chief of Police
offers clarity on certain city ordinances
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[July 13, 2018]
In an effort to clarify questions and concerns about a number of
city ordinances, the Mount Pulaski Chief of Police, Anthony West,
has issued the following guidelines for residents.
Per City Ordinance number 3-5-5, no one shall solicit sales of any
kind door to door for the purpose of profit without the completion
of a request for permit at the Mt. Pulaski City Hall Office and the
approval of said application by the Mount Pulaski Police Department.
Those exempt from this particular ordinance by Ordinance number
3-5-3 are "not for profit" local organizations that includes any
charitable religious, civil, local fire or police auxiliary, school
or scouting organization, or any other not for profit organization
in good standing with the State of Illinois
Also exempt are those seeking to obtain signatures to petition on
political or public policy questions or matters.
Per City Ordinance number 7-4-1, it is unlawful to allow any
nuisance weeds to grow or remain on property and/or along buildings
within the City of Mount Pulaski. Examples of such weeds would be:
marijuana, jimson, burdock, ragweed, thistle, cocklebur or any weed
that could be considered a nuisance weed.
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Per City Ordinance number 7-4-2, it is unlawful for anyone to permit any weeds,
grass or plants other than trees, bushes, flowers or other ornamental plants, to
grow to a height exceeding eight inches (8") anywhere in the city.
Any of the above described plants exceeding this height will be declared
nuisance plants and will be in violation of this ordinance. Any violation of
this weed ordinance can result in fines from $150.00 to
This information is being shared as a means of educating those who are/were not
aware, for the purpose eliminating ignorance with regard to these issues.
If there are any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the Mount Pulaski
Police Department at 217-792- 5018.
[Anthony L. West
Mount Pulaski Chief of Police]