(a)   If the Building Inspector becomes aware that there is land in the City where grass or weeds exceed eight inches in height, the Building Inspector shall cause a written notice to be served upon the owner, lessee, agent or tenant having charge of such land, requiring him to destroy such weeds or cut such weeds or grass within five days of the service of such notice. Such limits on the height of grass and weeds shall not apply to naturally wooded areas nor to ornamental grasses.
   (b)   Upon a finding by the Building Inspector that litter has been placed on lands in the City and has not been removed, and constitutes a detriment to public health, the Building Inspector shall cause a written notice to be served upon the owner and, if different, upon the lessee, agent or tenant having charge of the littered land, notifying him that litter is on the land, and that it shall be collected and removed within ten days after service of the notice.
(Ord. 05-76. Passed 9-26-05.)
   (c)    As used in this section and Sections 557.04 through 557.06, "litter" includes but is not limited to any garbage, waste, peelings of vegetables or fruits, rubbish, ashes, cans, bottles, wire, paper, cartons, boxes, parts of automobiles, wagons, furniture, glass and oil, abandoned unusable personal property or other debris, vehicles, machinery, implements/and or equipment and personal property of any kind which is no longer safely usable for the purpose for which it was manufactured, mattresses or other household furnishings, non-usable appliances, plastic materials, miscellaneous construction materials that are not properly attached to any structure and may be causing a health and safety hazard, pallets, any other material condition found and declared to be harboring rodents or other vermin and/or a violation of the International Property Maintenance Code as adopted by Section 1340.01 through Section 1340.99, any item that may be a fire hazard or any item by reason of any conditions which is caused by its continued vacancy that the exterior property areas are not reasonably or adequately maintained thereby causing deterioration and creating a blighting influence or condition on nearby properties and depreciating the use and enjoyment of such properties to such an extent that the surrounding exterior property areas are harmful to the public health, welfare, morals and safety and the economic stability of the area, community or neighborhood in which such property is located.
(Ord. 22-41. Passed 10-10-22.)
   (d)   If the address of the owner or other person having charge of the land is known, then notice shall be sent to his address by certified mail. If the address of the owner or other person having charge of the land is unknown it is sufficient to publish a notice once in a newspaper of general circulation. For the purpose of this chapter, service by certified mail shall be complete upon receipt by the addressee or when it is returned to the sender as refused or unclaimed.
   (e)   This section does not apply to land being used under a municipal building or construction permit or license, a municipal permit or license or a conditional building permit or variance to operate a junk yard, scrap metal processing facility or other business where a permit or license is issued pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3734, Sections 3737.05 to 3737.12 or Chapter 6111.
(Ord. 05-76. Passed 9-26-05.)