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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ABATE or ABATEMENT. The demolition, removal, repair, maintenance, construction, reconstruction, replacement, and reconditioning of structures, appliances, appurtenances, or equipment as well as removal, transportation, purchase, disposal and treatment of refuse or other substance or media capable of causing a nuisance and the use of mechanical means to control, eradicate, and eliminate the nuisance conditions.
BLIGHT. Any junk, junk motor vehicles, or other public nuisances as defined by this subchapter.
BUILDING MATERIALS. Lumber, bricks, concrete or cinder blocks, plumbing materials, electrical wiring or equipment, heating ducts or equipment, shingles, mortar, concrete or cement, nails, screws, or any other materials used in constructing any structure.
JUNK. All rubbish, refuse, waste material, and garbage, including, but not limited to: organic refuse; food wastes; drug paraphernalia; ashes; dead animals; fish; animal bones; hides; rotten soap; parts of machinery or motor vehicles; grease; tallow; offal; shell; food containers or wrappings; cans; bottles; jars; crockery; garbage; discarded or abandoned furniture or materials, including camping and picnic gear and equipment; cartons; boxes; crates; rags; clothing; bedding; floor covering; wallpaper; sweepings; waste paper; newspapers or magazines; discarded appliances; excrement; construction debris and building materials; yard debris or rubbish including, but not limited to, grass clippings, clippings from hedges or shrubs, or detached tree branches; industrial waste; and unclean or noxious fluids or gases.
JUNK MOTOR VEHICLE. Any vehicle or portion of a vehicle that is self-propelled or intended to be self-propelled, or any trailer, camper, or portion thereof that is intended to be towed behind a motor that:
(1) Is subject to registration under the Michigan Vehicle Code, M.C.L.A. §§ 257.1 et seq., and has not been registered or does not display an unexpired and valid license plate for the vehicle; or
(2) Has remained on a premise for a period of 30 days or more, and does not have an engine in running condition, four inflated tires and a battery, or is incapable of safe operation on the streets or highways as required by the Michigan Vehicle Code; or
(3) For any reason, including dismantling, disrepair or otherwise, is not operable, not repairable, cannot be started, or is unable to be propelled under its own power.
PUBLIC NUISANCE. Whatever disturbs or annoys the quiet, comfort, or repose of a reasonable person of normal sensitivities; endangers the safety, health, or welfare of the public; offends public decency or aesthetic sensibilities; interferes with, obstructs, or renders dangerous any street, highway, navigable lake, or stream; and is hereby declared to be a public nuisance. PUBLIC NUISANCES shall include, but shall not be limited to, whatever is forbidden by any provision of this subchapter.
(Ord. 2021-1, passed 9-27-2021)