Welcome to the Village of Minooka
On behalf of the Village Board, I along with the Village Staff welcome you to our website. Here you can learn about The Village of Minooka and why we are “A nice place to call home”.
Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly community for our residents and offer opportunities for families to grow and thrive here. I encourage you to sign up for our e-news so you can be informed on the latest news as it happens in the Village. Also, check out our Village and Community Events calendars, as we make an effort to provide a variety of events for our residents, year round.
The Village Hall is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. If you ever have a question or even a concern within the community, contact us or stop in. We are here to serve, so please feel free to email or call, whichever is convenient.
We are a vibrant, growing community and with your help we will continue to improve every day and keep Minooka “A nice place to call home”!
– Pat Brennan, Village President
About the Village of Minooka
The Village of Minooka is a charming community founded in 1869 along the route of the Rock Island Railroad. Minooka is Pottawatomie for “Good Land”. Transportation has played an important role in the development of the community. More convenient access was made available when Interstate 80 was built in the 1960’s with access ramps to Minooka. According to the 2010 census, the population of Minooka is 10,924. However, residential growth is not the only growth, the commercial and industrial growth has followed the residential boom, providing necessary services, jobs, and a balanced tax base.
REMINDER - THERE IS NO BURNING OF WASTE MATERIALS ALLOWED IN THE VILLAGE OF MINOOKA
The Village of Minooka has a No Burning of Waste Materials Ordinance
Village Ordinance 7-1-4: BURNING OF WASTE MATERIALS:
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to burn waste materials within the village limits, except as regulated herein. Any person violating this section shall be punishable as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code.
B. All burning of waste materials is subject to the following regulations:
1. Burning Prohibited: Except as hereinafter provided it shall be unlawful to burn any material, including, but not limited to, “landscape waste” and “municipal waste” as hereinafter defined.
LANDSCAPE WASTE: All accumulations of grass or shrubbery, leaves and all other materials accumulated in the care of lawns, shrubbery and vines.
MUNICIPAL WASTE: Garbage, general household and commercial waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, landscape waste and construction or demolition debris.
3. Exceptions: The following open burning activities are permitted within the village:
a. The setting of fires by the forest preserve district of any county on property owned or controlled by it, to perform prescribed burning for natural community and habitat management;
b. The setting of fires to combat or limit existing fires, when reasonable and necessary in the judgment of the responsible government official;
c. The burning of fuels for legitimate campfire, recreational, and cooking purposes, or in domestic fireplaces, in areas which such burning is consistent with other laws, provided that no garbage shall be burned in such cases;
d. Small open flames for heating tar or for welding, acetylene torches, highway safety flares, and the like.
C. Fires shall be located not less than fifty feet (50′) from any structure, with adequate provisions made to prevent the spread of fire, or the fire shall be contained in a fireproof container located not less than fifteen feet (15′) from any structure.
D. All fires shall be constantly attended until such fire is extinguished. The person attending the fire shall be equipped with a hose connected to a water supply, or other fire extinguishing equipment, suitable to extinguish the fire.
E. Prior to starting the fire, the appropriate fire protection district shall be notified of the location of the fire, the nature of the materials to be burned, the date and time of the fire, and the name of the person to be attending the fire.
F. No waste materials may be burned on any village or public street or alley.
G. It shall be unlawful to burn styrofoam, polystyrene, any other kind of plastic material, shingles, or insulation. It shall be unlawful to burn any materials in which the above materials may be incorporated.
H. The owner of the property where the fire is to be located, the person owning the materials to be burned, the person responsible for causing the materials to be burned, and the person attending the fire are each jointly responsible to see that the regulations set forth in this section are not violated. (Ord. 2003-02, 1-28-2003)
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