§ 93.27  DEFINITION OF "DANGEROUS BUILDING."
   DANGEROUS BUILDING. Any building or structure, residential or otherwise, that has one or more of the following defects or is in one or more of the following conditions:
      (1)   A door, aisle, passageway, stairway, or other means of exit does not conform to the applicable Fire Code or Building Code.
      (2)   A portion of the building or structure is damaged by fire, wind, flood, or other cause so that the structural strength or stability of the building or structure is appreciably less than it was before the fire, wind, flood, or other cause and does not meet the minimum requirements of the Housing Law of Michigan, Public Act 167 of 1917, as amended, M.C.L.A. §§ 125.401 et seq., or the applicable Building Code for a new building or structure, purpose, or location.
      (3)   A part of the building or structure is likely to fall, become detached or dislodged, or collapse, and injure persons or damage property.
      (4)   A portion of the building or structure has settled to such an extent that a wall, walls, or other structural portion or portions of the building or structure has or have materially less resistance to wind than is required in the case of new construction by the Housing Law of Michigan, Public Act 167 of 1917, as amended, M.C.L.A. §§ 125.401 et seq., or the applicable Building Code.
      (5)   The building or structure, or a part of the building or structure, because of dilapidation, deterioration, decay, faulty construction, or the removal or movement of some portion of the ground necessary for the support, or for other reason, is likely to collapse partially or completely, or some portion of the foundation or underpinning of the building or structure is likely to fall or give way.
      (6)   The building or structure, or a part of the building or structure, is manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is used or intended to be used.
      (7)   The building or structure is damaged by fire, wind, or flood, or is dilapidated or deteriorated and becomes an attractive nuisance to children who might play in the building or structure to their danger, or becomes a harbor for vagrants, criminals, or immoral persons, or enables persons to resort to the building or structure for committing a nuisance or unlawful or immoral act.
      (8)   A building or structure used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, including the adjoining grounds, because of dilapidation, decay, damage, faulty construction or arrangement, or otherwise, is unsanitary or unfit for human habitation, is in a condition that the Township Ordinance Enforcement Officer or County Public Health Officer determines is likely to cause sickness or disease, or is likely to injure the health, safety, or general welfare of the people living in the dwelling.
      (9)   A building or structure is vacant, dilapidated, and open at a door or window, leaving the interior of the building exposed to the elements or accessible to entrance to trespassers.
      (10)   A building or structure remains unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days or longer, and is not listed as being available for sale, lease, or rent with a real estate broker licensed under Article 25 of the Occupational Code, Public Act 229 of 1980, M.C.L.A. §§ 339.2501 et seq., or is not publicly offered for sale by the owner. This division does not apply to the following:
         (a)   A building or structure as to which the owner or agent does both of the following:
            1.   Notifies Township Ordinance Enforcement Officer that the building or structure will remain unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days. The notice shall be given by the owner or agent not more than 30 days after the building or structure becomes unoccupied.
            2.   Maintains the exterior of the building or structure and adjoining grounds in accordance with this subchapter and the Housing Law of Michigan, Public Act 167 of 1917, as amended, M.C.L.A. §§ 125.401 et seq., or the applicable Building Code or in accordance with a valid building permit or court order.
         (b)   A secondary dwelling of the owner that is regularly unoccupied for a period of 180 days or longer each year, if the owner notifies the Township Ordinance Enforcement Officer that the dwelling will remain unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days or more each year. An owner who has given the notice prescribed by this division shall notify the Township Ordinance Enforcement Officer not more than 30 days after the dwelling no longer qualifies for this exception. As used in this division, SECONDARY DWELLINGS means a dwelling such as a vacation home, hunting cabin, or summer home that is occupied by the owner or a member of the owner's family during part of the year.
(Ord. 2021-2, passed 9-27-2021)