§ 151.01  PREAMBLE.
   (A)   Pursuant to G.S. Ch. 160A, Art. 19, Part 6, it is hereby found and declared that there exists, in the town’s jurisdiction for purposes of planning and development, dwellings which are unfit for human habitation and/or are inimical to the welfare, and dangerous and injurious to the health, safety and morals of the people of the town’s jurisdictions for purposes of planning and regulation of development, due to dilapidation, defects increasing the hazards of fire, accidents or other calamities, lack of ventilation, light or sanitary facilities, and due to other conditions rending the dwellings unsafe or unsanitary, or dangerous or detrimental to the health, safety or morals, or otherwise inimical to the welfare of the residents of the town’s jurisdiction for the purposes of planning and development (hereinafter sometimes, “unfit dwelling”).
   (B)   It is further found and declared that there exists, in the town’s jurisdiction for purposes of planning and development, abandoned structures which pose health or safety hazards as a result of the attraction of insects or rodents, conditions creating a fire hazard, dangerous conditions constituting a threat to children or frequent use by vagrants as living quarters in the absence of sanitary favilities (hereinafter, “unsafe abandoned structure”).
(Ord. passed 7-21-2016)