Community Appearance

The Village has a strict property maintenance code to ensure the lasting beauty of our housing stock. The following codes work to ensure that our community will continue to uphold this longstanding tradition.

Around Your Home

  • Homes should be painted with no visible signs of peeling paint. Siding and trim must also be kept clean and free of peeling paint.
  • Brick work should be free of broken bricks or mortar joints.
  • Windows or screens that are broken, cracked or torn must be replaced.
  • Roofs must be structurally sound free of worn or missing shingle and sagging roof lines.
  • Garage doors should be present and able to close securely.
  • Porches must be even and structurally sound.
  • Gutters and downspout must be maintained in complete and working condition.

In Your Yard

  • All yards should be kept free of litter, junk, debris, and storage items.
  • Fences should be made of vinyl, wood, or decorative iron and present a straight, even, and structurally sound appearance with no missing sections.
  • Grass and landscaped areas should be mowed, trimmed, and kept free of weeds.
  • Driveways must be free of major cracks and trip hazards. Broken sections must be repaired or replaced.
  • Sidewalks must be kept free of obstacles, ice, and snow.
  • Recycling and refuse bins should be brought in as soon as possible after pick up and stored in a location outside public view.

For Your Vehicle

  • Vehicles which are legally or mechanically inoperable, such as those that are unlicensed, unregistered, have flat tires, no engine, missing parts or without current vehicle tags, etc., are not permitted in any lots.
  • Please refer to the Village ordinance for information on repairs on vehicles.
  • Parking is permitted on paved areas only. No vehicles are allowed on any grass or landscaped surfaces.
  • Recreational vehicles and boats are allowed in residential areas for up to 48 hours a week for loading and unloading.
  • Trailers and campers meeting specific size requirements may be stored out of public view in residential areas.
  • Commercial vehicle parking is strictly prohibited in residential zones. Those persons owning and/or driving vehicles identified as commercial use vehicles should remove them from the premises or store them in a closed garage.