§ 14. It is unlawful to make any fill or deposit of rock, earth, sand, or other material,
or any refuse matter of any kind or description, or build or commence the building
of any wharf, pier, dolphin, boom, weir, breakwater, bulkhead, jetty, bridge, or other
structure over, under, or within 50 feet of any navigable waters within the Port District
without first submitting the plans, profiles, and specifications therefor, and such
other data and information as may be required, to the Port District and receiving
a permit therefor; and any person, corporation, company, city or municipality or
other agency, which shall do any of the things above prohibited, without securing
a permit therefor as above provided, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; provided,
however, that no such permit shall be required in the case of any project for which
a permit shall have been secured from a proper governmental agency prior to the creation
of the Port District nor shall any such permit be required in the case of any project
to be undertaken by the City of Venice, the City of Madison, the City of Granite City
or the Bi-State Development Agency, or any combination thereof, for which a permit
is required from a governmental agency other than the District before the city or
such agency can proceed with such project. And in such event, such cities and such agency, or any of them, shall give at least
10 days' notice to the District of the application for a permit for any such project
from a governmental agency other than the District so that the District may be present
and represent its position relative to such application before such other governmental
agency. Any structure, fill or deposit erected or made in any of the public bodies of water
within the Port District, in violation of the provisions of this section, is a purpresture
and may be abated as such at the expense of the person, corporation, company, city,
municipality or other agency responsible therefor, or if, in the discretion of the
Port District, it is decided that said structure, fill or deposit may remain, the
Port District may fix such rule, regulation, requirement, restrictions, or rentals
or require and compel such changes, modifications and repairs as shall be necessary
to protect the interest of the Port District.
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