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An Ordinance prohibiting the dumping of refuse, garbage, etc., from vessels upon the margin or banks, or within the limits, or into the waters of the port or harbor of Chicago, or into the waters of Lake Michigan nearer than four miles from any intake for water for public consumption, etc. [Passed April 4, 1912.] Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago:

Section 1. No owner or captain or other person in charge or command of any vessel, boat, steamboat, tug, propeller or other lake craft, including all passenger and excursion boats and steamers, shall throw, dump, place, deposit or cause or permit to be thrown, dumped, placed or deposited any garbage, refuse, vegetable matter, filth, dụng, carrion, dead animal, offal or putrid or unwholesome substance, or the contents of any privy or water closet, upon the margin or banks or within the limits or into the waters of the port or harbor of Chicago, or into the waters of Lake Michigan nearer than four miles from any intake of water for public consumption; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any vessel, boat, steamboat, tug, propeller or other lake craft, while within the Chicago river.

Any person who violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each offense.

Section 2. All vessels, boats, steamboats, tugs, propellers and other lake craft which are engaged in lake commerce between the port of Chicago and other lake ports, and all passenger and excursion boats and steamers entering or leaving the port or harbor of the city of Chicago, shall be provided and equipped with adequate tanks to receive and hold all garbage, refuse, filth, dung, carrion, offal or putrid or unwholesome substance or the contents of any and all privies or water closets while in port, and the contents of such tanks shall not be dumped within four miles of the shore line of the city of Chicago, or into the waters of Lake Michigan nearer than four miles from any intake of water for public consumption.

Any person who violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each offense, and each and every day in port that any such vessel, boat, steamboat, tug, propeller or other lake craft, or any passenger or excursion boat or steamer entering or leaving the port or harbor of the city of Chicago, shall not be provided or equipped with such tank or tanks, shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

1132. River, lake-refuse matter-penalty.] Any distiller, tanner, brewer, butcher, pork or beef packer, soap boiler, tallow chandler, dyer, livery stable keeper, or other person whatsoever who shall cause or suffer any offal, manure, rubbish, filth, still slops, or any refuse animal or vegetable matter, or any foul or nauseous liquid to be discharged out of or flow from any premises owned or occupied by him, or to be thrown into, deposited or left in the harbor, shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars and not more than one hundred dollars for each offense.

1133. Refuse in river, slip, or sewer-penalty.] No person or corporation being a manufacturer of gas, or engaged about the manufacture thereof, shall throw or deposit or allow to run, or permit to be thrown or deposited into the harbor, or into any sewer therewith connected, any gas-tar or any refuse matter of or from any gas house, works, or manufactory.

Any person who violates, or fails to comply with any provision of this section, shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than two hundred dollars for each offense.

1134. Contents of privy, etc., in lake or river-penalty.] No person shall throw, drop or permit to fall into the harbor, any offal, or any unwholesome substance being or having been part of the contents of any vault, cesspool, catchbasin, privy, sink, tub, or receptacle.

Any person who violates, or fails to comply with any provision of this section, shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than two hundred dollars for each offense.

HEALTH

ARTICLE I

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

1157. Health department established.] There is hereby established an executive department of the municipal government of the city, which shall be known as the department of health, and shall embrace the commissioner of health, the city physician, and such other assistants and employes as the city council may by ordinance provide.

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1158. Office of commissioner created-qualification-appointment.] There is hereby created the office of commissioner of health. shall be the head of said department of health, and shall have the management and control of all matters and things pertaining thereto. He shall be a physician duly licensed to practice medicine and shall be appointed by the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the city council.

1159. Bond.] Said commissioner, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall execute a bond to the city, in the sum of five thousand dollars, with such sureties as the city council shall approve, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.

1160. Control and supervision.] Said commissioner shall have and. exercise a general supervision over the sanitary condition of the city; and all orders and directions emanating from said department shall be issued in the name of said commissioner.

1161. Assistants and employes.] Said commissioner shall appoint according to law an assistant commissioner of health, a secretary, a registrar of vital statistics, a director of laboratories, a chief food inspector, medical, meat, milk and ice inspectors, disinfectors, bath and hospital attendants and sanitary policemen and sanitary policewomen having full police powers, and such other employes as may be necessary, who shall perform all the duties now provided by the laws of the state and ordinances of the city, and such other duties as the said commissioner of health may require and determine. He shall also have power to remove according to law any of said officers, inspectors, clerks or employes.

1162. Duties of commissioner.] It shall be the duty of the commissioner of health to enforce all the laws of the state and ordinances of the city, and all rules and regulations of the department of health, in relation to the sanitary condition of the city, and cause all nuisances to be abated with all reasonable promptness.

1163. Powers of commissioner.] For the purpose of carrying out the requirements of this chapter, he shall be permitted at all times to enter into any house, store, stable or other building, and to cause the

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floors to be raised, if he shall deem it necessary, in order to make a thorough examination of cellars, vaults, sinks or drains; and to cause all privies to be cleaned and kept in good condition; and to cause all dead animals or other nauseous or unwholesome things or substances to be buried, removed or disposed of as he may direct.

*1163a. Commissioner authorized to contract for supplies.] The commissioner of health shall have the power to award and execute all contracts, the expense of which exceeds five hundred dollars ($500.00), for groceries, meat, fish, butter, eggs, milk, cream, fruits, vegetables and other provisions; soap and laundry supplies; vaccine, disinfecting material, chemicals and laboratory supplies necessary for the administration of the department of health, provided that all such contracts shall be let to the lowest responsible bidder after advertising in a manner as is provided for the letting of contracts by the department of public works; and provided, further, that no such contract shall be let for a period extending beyond the end of the current fiscal year.

1164. Records and books.] It shall be the duty of the commissioner of health to provide the necessary books for keeping a record of all transactions of said department, including the proper registration of births and deaths, and such other statistical information necessary for the efficient working of said department; and he shall also keep on hand all necessary blanks, to be used by physicians and midwives, and furnish them with the same on application.

1165. Advice-contagious disease.] The commissioner of health shall give to the mayor and other city officials all such professional advice and information as they may require, with a view to the preservation of the public health; and whenever he shall hear of the existence of any contagious or epidemic disease, such as diphtheria, measles, membranous croup, puerperal fever, scarlet fever, smallpox, typhoid fever, whooping cough, etc., he shall investigate the same, and adopt measures to arrest its progress.

1166. City isolation hospital-equipment-burial of patients dying in.] The commissioner of health shall have charge of the city isolation hospital, and shall have power to employ such assistants and nurses as he may deem necessary, and it shall be his duty to see that such hospital is supplied with suitable furniture, nourishment, fuel and medicines, and that any person dying therein is properly and promptly buried. Any person dying at such hospital without sufficient means to defray his burial expenses shall be buried at the expense of the city under the supervision of the commissioner of health.

1167. Power to make rules and regulations-epidemics-regulations concerning.] The commissioner of health shall have power to make such rules and regulations in relation to the sanitary condition of the city and for the prevention and suppression of disease, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, as he may deem necessary or advisable. Such rules or regulations shall not take effect and be in force until approved by the city council, except in cases of emergency as hereinafter provided for. In case of contagious or epidemic disease or of danger from anticipated or impending contagious or epidemic disease, or in case the sanitary condition of the city shall be of such a character

*New section, added March 1, 1915.

as to warrant it, it shall be the duty of the commissioner of health to make such rules and regulations and to take such measures and to do and order to be done and cause to be done such acts for the preservation of the public health (though not herein or elsewhere or otherwise authorized) as he may in good faith believe and declare the public safety and health demand, and all such rules and regulations so declared by the commissioner of health to be emergency rules and regulations shall, as soon as may be after the promulgation of the same, be reported by the said commissioner to the city council for approval.

1168. Penalty.] Any person who shall violate, disobey or refuse to comply with any rule, order or sanitary regulation of the department of health made in conformity with the provisions of the preceding section, shall be fined not less than ten dollars nor more than two hundred dollars for each offense.

1169. Disinfection of premises.] He shall have power to cause any house or any premises to be cleansed, disinfected, or closed to visitors, and prevent persons from resorting thereto while any such house or premises contains any person laboring under any contagious or epidemic disease; he may, by an order in writing, direct any nuisance to be abated, or unwholesome matter or substance, dirt or filth, to be removed from any house or premises, and may prescribe the time and mode of doing so, and take any other measures he may deem necessary and proper to prevent the spread of any contagious or epidemic disease.

1170. Annual report-publication of statistics-annual estimate.] The commissioner of health shall annually, on or before the first day of March, send to the city council a statement of the work performed by his department during the preceding year, together with such other information and suggestions regarding his department as he shall deem proper to be submitted. He shall also have the authority to publish from time to time such statistics and information concerning the work of his department or relating to the health of the community, or methods and means of preventing or curing disease, as he shall deem proper to be published. Such statistics as are published shall, as soon thereafter as is practicable, be sent to the mayor and to each alderman, and to such other persons as to such commissioner shall seem advisable. He shall also prepare and submit to the city comptroller, on or before the first day of November in each and every year, an estimate of the whole cost and expense of providing for and maintaining his department during the ensuing fiscal year, which estimate shall be in detail and shall be laid by such comptroller before the city council with his annual estimate.

1171. Police powers of commissioner, inspectors, etc.] The commissioner of health, the assistant commissioner, the city physician, the secretary of the health department, and all physicians, employes, or inspectors who may be designated by the commissioner of health, shall have full police powers and shall have the right to arrest or cause to be arrested any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter. *1171a. Impersonating an officer of the department of health.] Any person who shall falsely assume or pretend to be an officer, inspector

*New section, added March 22, 1915.

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