Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Article III - Administration

(A) The Trea­sur­er shall estab­lish an Ani­mal Con­trol Fund.

(B) All fines and fees col­lect­ed pur­suant to the Act and this Chap­ter shall be deposit­ed in the Ani­mal Con­trol Fund.

(C) All fines and fees deposit­ed in the Ani­mal Con­trol Fund shall be used for the fol­low­ing pur­pos­es:

  1. pay­ing for the costs of the Ani­mal Con­trol Pro­gram; and
  2. pay­ing claims for loss of live­stock or poul­try as set forth in Sec­tion 19 of the Act; and
  3. pay­ing the cost of stray dog con­trol and impound­ment; and
  4. pay­ing the cost of edu­ca­tion on ani­mal con­trol and rabies; and
  5. pay­ing oth­er costs incurred in car­ry­ing out the pro­vi­sions of the Act and this Chap­ter.

(D) Any fines and fees deposit­ed into the Ani­mal Con­trol Fund shall, pur­suant to inter­gov­ern­men­tal agree­ment, be applied so as to off­set a por­tion of the annu­al con­tri­bu­tions of all gov­ern­men­tal enti­ties par­tic­i­pat­ing, pur­suant to inter­gov­ern­men­tal agree­ment, in the Union Coun­ty Ani­mal Con­trol Pro­gram.

The Sher­iff, Sheriff’s deputies and munic­i­pal police offi­cers shall coop­er­ate with the Admin­is­tra­tor and his rep­re­sen­ta­tives in car­ry­ing out the pro­vi­sions of the Act and this Chap­ter.

The com­pen­sa­tion for the Admin­is­tra­tor, Deputy Admin­is­tra­tors, and Ani­mal Con­trol War­dens shall be fixed by the Board pur­suant to the annu­al bud­get of the Coun­ty.

(A) The Admin­is­tra­tor shall per­form all duties pre­scribed by the Act, the Code, this Chap­ter, any rules and reg­u­la­tions adopt­ed pur­suant to the Act or this Chap­ter and any oth­er law of the State.

(B) The Admin­is­tra­tor shall admin­is­ter the Ani­mal Con­trol Pro­gram.

(C) The Admin­is­tra­tor may appoint as many Deputy Admin­is­tra­tors and Ani­mal Con­trol War­dens to aid him as autho­rized by the Board.  Such appoint­ments shall be approved by a major­i­ty of the Coun­ty Board.

(D) The Admin­is­tra­tor, Deputy Admin­is­tra­tors and Ani­mal Con­trol War­dens may issue and serve cita­tions and orders for vio­la­tions of this Chap­ter, the Act and the Humane Care for Ani­mals Act.

(E) The Admin­is­tra­tor shall, through ster­il­iza­tion, humane edu­ca­tion, rabies inoc­u­la­tion, stray con­trol, impound­ment, quar­an­tine, and any oth­er means deemed nec­es­sary, con­trol and pre­vent the spread of rabies and to exer­cise dog and cat over­pop­u­la­tion con­trol.

(F) The Admin­is­tra­tor, Deputy Admin­is­tra­tors and Ani­mal Con­trol War­dens may use tran­quil­iz­er guns and oth­er non-lethal weapons and equip­ment to enforce the Act or this Chap­ter.

(G) The Admin­is­tra­tor, Deputy Admin­is­tra­tors and Ani­mal Con­trol War­dens may car­ry firearms with writ­ten approval of the Sher­iff and the Chair­man of the Coun­ty Board; pro­vid­ed, how­ev­er such firearms may only be car­ried for the pur­pose of enforc­ing this Chap­ter and the Act.  Any per­son car­ry­ing a firearm pur­suant to this Sec­tion must have com­plet­ed the train­ing course for peace offi­cers pre­scribed in the Peace Offi­cer Firearm Train­ing Act.  The cost of this train­ing shall be paid by the Coun­ty.

(H) The Admin­is­tra­tor shall inves­ti­gate and sub­stan­ti­ate all claims made under Sec­tion 19 of this Act.

(I) The Admin­is­tra­tor, Deputy Admin­is­tra­tors and Ani­mal Con­trol War­dens shall aid in the enforce­ment of the Humane Care for Ani­mals Act and have the abil­i­ty to impound ani­mals and apply for secu­ri­ty post­ing for vio­la­tion of the Humane Care for Ani­mals Act.

(J) The Admin­is­tra­tor shall report to the Board as request­ed by the Boar