For the purpose of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply, unless the  context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ACCUMULATION/TO ACCUMULATE. To heap, pile up, amass or collect waste improperly or in improper storage containers for a period exceeding 15 days.
   CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION WASTE. Any discarded construction or demolition materials including, but not limited to lumber, wood, concrete, soil, asphalt, dirt, paneling, drywall, roofing shingles, siding, plumbing, electrical, doors, windows, floor coverings, and cabinets.
   DISCARD. To abandon, deposit, desert, discharge, dispose, drop, dump, eliminate, emit, jettison, leave, pitch, place, put, scrap, spill, leak, throw, or toss any item of solid waste or derivative thereof, or any inherent waste-like material in a manner such that the discarded substance remains upon the land as solid waste.
   DUMPING/TO DUMP.  The discarding along city roadways or at any location other than a site of generation, any items of solid waste, commonly known as garbage, rubbish, refuse, construction and demolition debris, household trash, baby diapers, food service wastes, old appliances, tires, scrap metal, vehicle parts, and all other items and materials defined as solid waste below.
   ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY. Any duly authorized ordinance control officer, all members of the City Police Department, or the Board of Works designee.
   LITTER. Includes any man-made or man-used waste, which, if deposited within the city otherwise than in a litter receptacle, tends to create a danger to public health, safety, and welfare or tends to impair the environment or aesthetic well-being of the community. LITTER shall include, but not be limited to, garbage, trash, refuse, debris, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, paper products, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers, motor vehicle parts, furniture, appliances, carcasses of dead animals, or other waste material of an unsightly, unsanitary, nauseous or offensive nature.
   NUISANCE. Any condition or thing existing or allowed to exist that: 1) injures or endangers the comfort, health or safety of others or the environment; 2) unlawfully interferes with, obstructs or tends to destruct or renders dangerous for passage any public or private street, highway, sidewalk, alley, stream, or ditch; or 3) unreasonably interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and/or property, or is likely to depreciate the value of other's property.
   OF RECORD. Recorded in the records of the recorder of Scott County, Indiana, or in the records of the auditor of Scott County, Indiana.
   PRIVATE PREMISES.  All property, including, but not limited to, vacant land or any land upon which is located one or more buildings or other structures designated or used for residential, commercial, business, industrial, institutional, or religious purposes, together with any yard, grounds, walks, driveways, fences, porches, or other structures or improvements appurtenant to the land, except any public place.
   PUBLIC PLACE.  Any and all streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, alleys or other public ways, any and all public parks, lakes, spaces, publicly owned rights-of-way, grounds, or buildings within the corporate limits of the city, or owned by the city.
   SOLID WASTE. Any garbage, refuse, sludge, or other discarded or disposed materials, including solid, liquid, or semi-solid or contained gaseous materials resulting from any operation, activity or source.
   SUBSTANTIAL PROPERTY INTEREST.  Any right in real property that may be affected in a substantial way by actions authorized by this subchapter, including a fee interest, a life estate interest, a future interest, a present possessory interest, or an equitable interest of a contract purchaser.
(Ord. 2014-02, passed 4-10-2014)