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It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant, or person having control or management of any land within the city to permit a public nuisance, health hazard, or source of filth (collectively referred to as “public nuisance”) to develop thereon. The following conditions are declared to be public nuisances:
(A) Dangerous trees or objects adjoining street. Any tree, stack, or other object standing in such a condition that it will, if the condition is allowed to continue, endanger the life, limb, or property of, or cause hurt, damage, or injury to persons or property upon the public streets or public ways adjacent thereto, by the falling thereof or of parts thereof.
(B) Accumulation of rubbish. An accumulation on any premises of filth, refuse, trash, garbage, or other waste material which endangers the public health, welfare, or safety, or materially interferes with the peaceful enjoyment by owners or occupants of adjacent property because of the danger that it will catch or communicate fire, attract and propagate vermin, rodents, or insects, or blow rubbish into any street, sidewalk, or property of another.
(C) Noxious odors or smoke. Emission into the surrounding atmosphere of odor, dust, smoke, or other matter which renders ordinary use of physical occupation of other property in the vicinity uncomfortable or impossible.
(D) Noise. Emission of noise which is noxious enough to destroy the enjoyment of dwellings or other uses of property in the vicinity by interfering with the ordinary comforts of human existence.
(E) Storage of explosives. The storage of explosive material which creates a safety hazard to other property or persons in the vicinity.
(F) Weeds. The excessive growth of weeds or grass, including, but not limited to, the existence of thistles, burdock, jimson weeds, ragweeds, milkweeds, poison ivy, poison oak, iron weeds, and all other noxious weeds, rank vegetation, and grass in excess of a height of ten (10) inches.
(G) Open wells. The maintenance of any open, uncovered, or insecurely covered cistern, cellar, well, pit, excavation, or vault situated upon private premises in any open or unfenced lot or place.
(H) Trees and shrubbery obstructing streets and sidewalks. The growing and maintenance of trees with less than 14 feet clearance over streets or less than eight feet over sidewalks, or the growing and maintenance of shrubbery in excess of three feet in height within the radius of 20 feet from the point where the curb line of any street intersects the curb line of another street. No shrub shall be planted between the curb line and the property line of any street within a radius of 20 feet from the point where the curb line of any street intersects with the curb line of another street.
(I) Keeping of animals. The failure to keep an animal's pen, yard, lot, or other enclosure in a sanitary condition and free from preventable offensive odors.
(J) Junk; scrap metal; motor vehicles. The storage of motor vehicles in an inoperative condition, motor vehicles unfit for further use, automobile parts, or scrap metal within the city limits except on premises authorized by the city for such purposes.
(Am. Ord. 2008-07, passed 7-17-08) Penalty, see § 92.99