Ferryville Ordinance Chapter 10
Health and Sanitation
CHAPTER 10 HEALTH AND SANITATION
10.01 Village Health Officer And The Crawford County Health Officer
10.02 Milk And Milk Products
10.03 Compulsory Connection To Sewer And Water
10.04 Keeping Of Animals And Fowl
10.05 Regulation Of Weeds, Grass, And Natural Growth
10.06 Standard For Garbage User Collection
10.07 Right Of Health Officer To Enter Premises
10.08 Abatement Of Health Nuisances
10.01 HEALTH OFFICER
(1) How selected. See s. 2.02 of this code.
(2) The Crawford County Duties. The Crawford County Health Officer under the supervision of the
district State Health Officer shall:
(a) Make a periodic sanitary inspection annually of all school buildings, restaurants, dairies, grocery
stores, meat markets and places of public assemblage and report thereon to those responsible for the
(b) The Crawford County Health Officer investigates violations the health laws, rules and regulations of
the State Board of Health, the State and the Village, including the laws relating to contagious diseases
contained in ch. 252, Wis. Stats. The Crawford County Sheriff Office enforces violations when the
Crawford County Health Officer finds.
(c) Take steps necessary to secure prompt and full reports by physicians of communicable diseases
(d) Keep and deliver to his/her successor a record of all his/her official acts.
(e) Crawford County Health Officer reports to the State Board.
(3) Village Health Officer Duties.
(a) Make annual sanitary survey and maintain continuous sanitary supervision over his/her territory.
(b) Keep and deliver to his/her successor a record of all his/her official acts.
10.02 MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS
No person shall sell, offer or expose for sale within the Village any milk or milk product other than
Grade A pasteurized milk or milk products as defined in Ch. AG 80, Wis. Adm. Code.
10.03 COMPULSORY CONNECTION TO SEWER AND WATER
Whenever sewer and water becomes available to any building used for human habitation, the Village
Health Officer shall notify in writing the owner, agent or occupant thereof to connect all facilities
thereto required by the Health Officer. If such person to whom the notice has been given shall fail to
comply for more than 10 days after the notice, the Health Officer shall cause the necessary
connections to be made and the expense thereof shall be assed as a special tax against the property
pursuant to sec. 281.45, Wis. Stats.
10.04 KEEPING OF ANIMALS AND FOWL
(1) Sanitary Requirements. All structures, pens, buildings, coops or yards located on property within
the corporate limits of the Village of Ferryville where animals or fowl are kept and so permitted in
conjunction therewith shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition free from rodents, vermin
and objectionable odor.
(2) Animals Excluded from Food Handling Establishments. No person, firm, corporation nor entity shall
take pr permit any animal, fowl, or reptile on or upon any premises within the corporate limits of the
Village of Ferryville. Crawford County, Wisconsin, where food is sold, offered for sale or processed for
consumption by the general public. This subsection does not apply to service animals as defined by ss
106.52, Wis. Stats., or any amendments to same. (repealed and recreated January 19, 2022)
10.05 REGULATION OF WEEDS, GRASS, AND NATURAL GROWTH
(1) Subject to paragraph (2) & (5) below, no owner or occupant of any land within the Village limits of
the Village of Ferryville, Crawford County, Wisconsin, shall permit grass, weed, or other natural
growth, other than trees or shrubs, to grow to a height of more than 8 inches. In the event the owner
and/or occupant of any land within the Village limits of the Village of Ferryville, Crawford County,
allows any grass, weeds, or other natural growth, other than trees or shrubs, to grow to a height of
more than 8 inches, the Village President or someone appointed by the Village Board shall give written
notice to the owner and/or occupant of said land to cut said grass, weed, or natural growth within 10
days of date of said Notice. In the event the owner and/or occupant fails to comply with said Notice,
The Village President or the individual appointed by the Village Board as above referred to shall order
the Public Works Director to enter upon said premises and cut said grass, weeds, or natural growth,
and the cost of the same shall be charged to the property owner and collected as a special assessment
against the premise to which shall be collected as other taxes when real estate taxes are collected.
The Public Works Director may contract, as required, to complete the mowing.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) above, it shall be lawful for and paragraph (1) above shall not apply
to any owner and/or occupant of land within the Village Limits of the Village of Ferryville, Crawford
County, Wisconsin who has on file with the Village of Ferryville a "Plan" approved by the Village Board
for the Village of Ferryville to actively manage land utilizing natural landscaping or wildlife landscaping
practices to grow native, naturalized, or surrogate plants, including ferns, wildflowers, or other
flowering plants or grasses. A "Plan" as herein referred to shall consist of a letter or other documented
addressed to the Village Board for the Village of Ferryville, Crawford County, Wisconsin, in c/o the
Village Clerk, together with a non-refundable processing fee of $30.00, therein indicating interest to
actively manage land through natural landscaping or wildlife landscaping practices and shall include
sufficient detail and information to permit a clear understanding of the owner's and /or occupant's
intent, method, and implementation of said "Plan". Said "Plan" shall be reviewed and acted upon by the
Village Board within 45 days of delivery of same to the Village Clerk and written notice of acceptance or
rejection of same shall be given in writing to the owner and/or occupant submitting same no later than
50 days after delivery of same. Further, any "Plan" accepted by the Village Board shall remain valid
and in effect from date of written notification of acceptance or until revoked by the Billing Board as
hereinafter set forth. Lands specified in the "plan" shall have growth cut once annually in the autumn
period of the year and no later than November 15th of each year.
(3) All "Plans" referred to in paragraph (2) above shall in addition to the requirements set forth above
comply with all provisions of Sec. 66.0407. WIs. Stats, now in effect or an amendments there to
relating to the control of noxious weeds.
(4) In the event any premises covered by a "Plan" that is accepted by the Village Board is not
maintained by the owner and/or occupant of said premises in accordance with the specifications set
forth in said "Plan", shall upon 10 days written notice by the Village Board to the owner and/or
occupant of the land for which the "Plan" was submitted, be placed into compliance with the
specifications of said "Plan" as approved and upon the failure of the owner and/or occupant to so
comply within the time period herein specified, the "Plan" shall be automatically revoked and the
Village President or someone appointed by the Village Board shall order the Public Works Director to
enter upon said premises and cut or remove all growth on said premises and the cost of same shall be
charged to the property owner and collected a s a special assessment against the premises. The Public
Works Director may contract, as required, to complete the mowing.
(5) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) above, it shall be lawful and paragraph (1) above shall not apply to
the owner of any land within the Village of Ferryville, Crawford County, Wisconsin if:
(a) The property is one (1) or more acres in size and not visible at any time of the year from State
(b) The property adjoins Crawford County Highway C, and is not visible at any time of the year, from
State Highway 35;
(c) The property is located in the Eagle Mt. subdivision, but not a lot included in 1 South thru 9 South.
(d) The property owner is compliant with the sec. 66.0407m WI Stats., now in effect of amendments
thereto relating to the control of noxious weeds.
(e) The land owner cuts any grass, weeds or other natural growth, other than trees or shrubs, to a
height of less than 8 inches once annually in the autumn period of the year and no later than November
(6) Owners of lands, as defined in paragraph (5) above are subject to the provisions of the cutting
grass, weeds or other natural growth, other than trees or shrubs, following the required notice from the
Village President or someone appointed by the Village Board, and in the event of non-compliance the
provisions of paragraph (1) shall apply.
(7) Any person violating any prevision of the Ordinance, in addition to the remedial costs referred to in
paragraphs (1), (4) and (5) above shall be subject to the penalty provisions of Section 13.04 of the
Municipal Code of the Village of Ferryville, Crawford County, Wisconsin.
10.06 STANDARD FOR GARBAGE USER COLLECTION
Real Estate with development will be charged the current refuse assessment fee. This fee is charged
whether collection is used or not.
10.07 RIGHT OF HEALTH OFFICER TO ENTER PREMISES
The Village Health Officer or the Crawford County Health Officer shall have the right to enter and
examine any public premises or any place here meat, fish, poultry, game, milk, bakery goods or other
foodstuffs are stored, prepared or dispensed for public consumption and to inspect or examine any
vehicle transporting such foodstuffs for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the chapter. Any
person who shall hinder, obstruct or prevent the Village Health Officer or the Crawford County Health
Officer from entering or carrying out his examination of such premises or vehicle shall upon conviction
there of forfeit no less than $10 nor more that $100 together with the costs of prosecution and in
default if payment of such forfeiture or costs shall be imprisoned in the county jail until such forfeiture
and costs are paid by not exceeding 60 days.
10.08 ABATEMENT OF HEALTH NUISANCES.
The Village Health Officer or the Crawford County Health Officer together with Board of Health shall
have the power to bate health nuisances in accordance with S. 254.59 Wis. Stats. Which is here by
adopted by reference and made a part of this section as if fully set forth herein.
The penalty of violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a penalty as provided in S. 13.04 of this
code. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day on which a violation occurs or
continues, provided no forfeiture shall be imposed for a violation of S. 10.03 when connection to sewer
or water main is enforced at the expense of the property owner.