City of University Heights, Iowa

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Alarms - 104

Alcohol

Amortization, period of special assessment - 80

Animals

  • abandonment - 55 (4)

  • "at large" - 55

  • control of, required - 55 (7) (a)

  • feeding - 55 (3)

  • impounding - 55 (8)

  • leash, required - 55 (6) (a)

  • nuisance - 55 (5)

  • pets - 55 (1) (f)

  • releasing of - 55 (9)

  • in restaurants - 55 (6) (c)
  • service animals - 55 (2) (f) (i)
  • tied on public property - 55 (6) (d)
  • vaccination of, required - 55 (2)(m)
  • vicious - 55 (7)
  • waste - 55 (2) (a), 55 (5), 55 (6), (E) 55 (10

Annexation to Iowa City - 30

Board of Adjustment - 79 (12)

Breach of peace - 71 (2), 118, 127

Building and buildings

  • "building" defined - 79 (3) (7)

  • building code - 99 (1), 192 (1)

  • building permits - 79 (13)

  • "dwelling" defined by Rental Housing Code - 110.02 (4)

  • "dwelling" defined by Zoning Ordinance - 79 (3) (8)

  • electrical code - 99 (3), 192 (6)

  • "family" defined - 79 (3) (12), 110.02 (6)

  • fuel gas code - 192 (5)

  • height restriction - 79 (7), 113, 187

  • home occupations - 79

  • living space, minimum - 13, 110.19 (10)

  • "lot" defined - 79 (3) (4)

  • mechanical code - 99 (4), 192 (4)

  • non-conforming uses - 79 (15)

  • paving - 194

  • plumbing code - 99 (2), 101, 192 (3)

  • residential code - 192 (2)

  • "single family dwelling" defined - 79 (3) (9)

  • see also Zoning

  • see also Rental Housing Code

Business

  • conducted from home - 79 (3) (22), 79 (6) (A)

  • uses in business zone - 79 (6) (C), 113

  • see also Sales

Cable television - see Television

Charter, adoption of - 53

City Clerk, compensation - 106, 166

City Council 

  • compensation of members - 106, 166

  • number of members - 53 (5)

  • power and duties - 53 (4)

  • term of members - 53 (5)

  • voting - 84

  • see also Charter

City Officers, see City Clerk, City Council, Mayor, Treasurer

Commerce, regulated - 81, 176, 185

Conflict of Interest - 193

Construction or excavation in city right of way - 88

Disorderly Conduct - 33 (1), 89, 117

Disorderly House - 109, 115, 178

Elected Officials, see City Council, Mayor

Electricity

  • franchise granted - 48, 167

  • see also Building and buildings, electrical code

Elston Avenue, Name change to Oakcrest Avenue - 40

False Claims - 104

Fires, prohibition - 100

Fire hydrants - 61 (5)

Fences - 105, 184

Garbage - see Waste

Houses, disorderly - 71 (2) (f), 109, 115

House Numbers on Grand Avenue - 25

Housing Code; Rental - 110

Inspections, housing - 110.07

Intoxication - 33 (2)

Mayor

  • compensation of - 98, 106

  • power and duties - 53 (4)

  • term - 53 (6)

  • see also Charter

Minors

Motor Vehicles - generally see Ordinance Nos. 120 and 121 regarding the regulation of traffic

  • adopted sections of the Iowa Code by reference - 121

  • illegally parked - 121, 123, 124

  • parking on private property - 121, 123, 124

  • parking on yards - 121, 123, 124, 171, 173

  • passenger vehicles as school buses - 50

  • passing stopped school bus - 50

  • proof of liability - 174

  • squealing of tires - 89 (2), 144

  • storage of obsolete vehicles - 71 (2) (d), 127

  • vehicle weight limits - 129

Natural Gas

Nuisances

Parking - generally see Ordinance Nos. 120, 121, 175 regarding the regulation of traffic

Pets, see Animals

Plumbing, see Building and buildings

Public Improvement Projects, amortization period - 80

Recycling - 95

Rental Housing Code - 110 157

Rental Permit - 110.05 (5-9)

Restaurants - 79 (6) (C) (9), 113

Sale of goods, merchandise, and services - 81, 176, 185

School Buses - 50

Sensitive Areas - 128

Sewer Systems - 38

Shrubbery

  • hedges and other plantings - 105

  • nuisance - 71 (2) (a) (b)

  • planting, care and maintenance - 52, 190

Sidewalks

  • construction of - 47

  • removal of snow and ice from - 82, 97, 165

Snow and Ice, removal from sidewalks and driveways - 82, 97, 165

Storm Water Runoff

  • Post-construction - 169

Telephone, franchise granted - 85, 86

Television

  • standards, rules and regulations - 69

  • cable franchise granted - 70

Traffic Control

  • generally see Ordinance Nos. 120 and 121 regarding the regulation 

  • adopted sections of Iowa Code by reference - 120, 121 

  • interruption of excavation - 88 (6)

  • parking - 45, 121, 123, 124

Treasurer, compensation of - 98, 106

Trees

  • diseased - 31

  • nuisances - 31, 71 (2) (a), 127

  • planting, care and maintenance - 52, 190

Urination or defecation in public places - 89, 144

Voting by Council - 84, 126

Waste

Water distribution system - 92

Western Avenue, name change to Koser Avenue - 25

Yards

  • definition of - 79 (3) (13-18)

  • waste - 93 (1) (7) (23), (9)

Zoning - 79, 113, 130, 133, 134, 146, 150, 152, 171, 180

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