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Chapter 11. Public Nuisances

Sec. 11-04. Public nuisances offending morals and decency.

The following acts, omissions, places, conditions and things are specifically declared to be public nuisances offending public morals and decency; but such enumeration shall not be construed to exclude other nuisances offending public morals and decency coming within the definition of section 11-02 of this Code:

(1) Disorderly houses. All disorderly houses, bawdy houses, houses of ill-fame, gambling houses and buildings or structures kept or resorted to for the purpose of prostitution, promiscuous sexual intercourse or gambling.

(2) Gambling devices. All gambling devices and slot machines.

(3) Unlicensed sale of liquor and beer. All places where intoxicating liquor or fermented malt beverages are sold, possessed, stored, brewed, bottled, manufactured or rectified without a permit or license as provided for by the ordinances of the city.

(4) Continuous violation of city ordinances. Any place or premises within the city where city ordinances or state laws relating to public health, safety, peace, morals or welfare are openly, continuously, repeatedly and intentionally violated.

(5) Illegal drinking. Any place or premises resorted to for the purpose of drinking intoxicating liquor or fermented malt beverages in violation of state laws.

(6) Nuisance-type business. Nuisance-type business in accordance with the following:

  1. Authority. This subsection is enacted pursuant to 66.0415 Wis. Stats.
  2. Permit required. No person shall conduct within or adjacent to the city any business which has a tendency to create a public nuisance, except upon permit issued by the council through the committee on health and subject to such conditions as it may impose.
  3. Definition. A "business which has a tendency to create a public nuisance" is one which, unless properly regulated, may create a public nuisance as defined in section 11-02 of this Code.

(Code 1982, 10.04)