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1. This article shall apply to all vacant structures, as defined herein, which are now in existence or which may hereafter be constructed or converted from other uses and which are within the Downtown Business District/Historical and all vacant designated historic landmarks.
2. The City Mayor or his or her designees may consider provided evidence that the property is listed for sale or lease for fair market value and for a reasonable length of time for purposes of extending the length of time before the property must be registered.
3. Upon the issuance of notice by the city to register a vacant property, and prior to the issuance of a certificate of registration for any vacant building, the owner shall register with the city enforcement and provide the following information:
a. The address and legal description of the property;
b. The current name, physical address, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail information for any owner(s) with an ownership interest in the property. Corporations or corporate entities shall submit the same information pertaining to their registered agent;
c. The contact information for a local manager of the properties and/or improvements located on said property, as applicable;
d. Proof of insurance of the building, which the owner shall procure and keep in full force and effect at all times during the registration term, for commercial general liability and property insurance coverage, with minimum combined bodily injury (including death) and property damage limits of not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence and $2,000,000 annual aggregate;
e. A written comprehensive plan of action detailing a timeline for correcting violations, rehabilitation and maintenance while vacant, and future use(s) of the structure. Said plan of actions must be updated every six months;
f. A complete floor plan of the property for use by first responders in the event of a fire or other catastrophic event;
g. Written notice to the city, including a copy of the deed, of a change in:
(1) Ownership of the property;
(2) Contact information for the owner of the designated manager. Written notice must be provided to the city no later than 30 days after said changes have occurred; and
(3) Continued annual registration of the property by the vacant structure property owner until said structure is deemed occupied and in compliance with all relevant code requirements by the city.
(Ord. 2019-05, passed 7-8-2019)