§ 14.539  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this Division E is to protect the public health, safety and the general welfare of the residents of and visitors to the city by accepting a delegation of authority from the State’s Department of Health pursuant to M.S. § 145A.07, subd. 1, as it may be amended from time to time, for the inspection and regulation of , and within the city. The general objectives include:
   (a)   To prevent and correct living conditions that adversely affect, or are likely to adversely affect, the life, safety, general welfare and health of occupying , and and their adjoining neighbors;
   (b)   To require , and and their facilities and equipment within the city to be maintained in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition;
   (c)   To safeguard life and property within the city from the hazards of fire and its spread by requiring , and to maintain, at a minimum: adequate unobstructed fire lanes; properly installed and maintained utility service lines and connections, separation between , tents, , their accessory buildings and ; visible street and unit identification; and emergency shelters;
   (d)   To enforce those standards for cooking, heating and sanitary equipment necessary to the health and safety of the , and occupants and their adjoining neighbors;
   (e)   To enforce those standards of light and ventilation necessary to health and safety;
   (f)   To enforce those standards for the maintenance of , and , and necessary to prevent blight; and
   (g)   To preserve the value of land and buildings throughout the city.
(Ord. 2010-13, passed 5-17-2010; Ord. 2017-9, passed 5-1-2017)