§ 159.002  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this exterior property maintenance code is to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare as it pertains to premises and buildings used for residential, commercial and industrial purposes.  This protection is hereafter provided by:
   (A)   Establishing minimum standards for maintaining residential, commercial and industrial environmental quality to preserve and achieve the presentable appearance of existing structures and premises; avoiding blighting effects of the substandard maintenance of structures and premises and the negative impact on the value of surrounding properties; and eliminating hazardous conditions;
   (B)   Fixing the responsibilities of owners, operators and occupants of structures and their premises; and
   (C)   Providing for administration, enforcement, and penalties.
(Ord. 2007-16, passed 7-16-07)