9.44.040 – Trespass to public property

A. It shall be unlawful for any person to commit a trespass within the City upon public property.

  1. An entry upon the premises, or any part thereof, in violation of a notice posted or exhibited at the main entrance to said premises or at any point of approach or entry or in violation of any notice, warning or protest given orally or in writing, by any agent from the City; or
  2. A failure or refusal to depart from the premises of the City after being requested, either orally or in writing, to leave by an agent of the City.  (Woods of Fox Glen)

B. Findings.  The corporate authorities of the city of St. Charles are advised that certain storm water retention areas within the city are natural wetland areas or are designed to resemble natural wetland areas and as such require protection from trespassers in order to preserve the natural character and functioning of the retention areas.  The corporate authorities are further advised that prohibiting trespassing in such areas will protect the public from injury and infectious disease.

C. Trespass to Public Property Prohibited.  It shall be unlawful for any person to commit a trespass to the public area(s) described as Outlot "B" in Woods of Fox Glen Unit Two, in the city of St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois.  All designated area(s) shall be clearly marked with permanent, fixed signs advising the public that the area is subject to regulation under the city of St. Charles No Trespassing Ordinance.

D. Violation - Penalty.  Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this Section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars for each offense, and a separate offense be deemed committed on each day on which a violation occurs or continues.

(2018-M-23: § 8; 1996-M-75: § 1)