§ 4-106  STANDARD OF CARE FOR VACANT PROPERTY.
   The standard of care, subject to approval by the City Mayor or his or her designee, shall include, but is not limited to:
   1.   Window, skylight and door. Every window, storefront, skylight and exterior door part, including, but not limited to, the frame, the trim, window screens and hardware shall be kept in sound condition and good repair. All broken or missing windows shall be replaced with glass and secured in a manner so as to prevent unauthorized entry. All broken or missing doors shall be replaced with appropriately sized doors which shall be secured to prevent unauthorized entry. All glass shall be maintained in sound condition and good repair. All exterior doors, door assemblies and hardware shall be maintained in good condition and secured. Locks at all exterior doors, exterior attic access, windows or exterior hatchways shall tightly secure the opening. Windows and doors shall not be secured by plywood or other similar means mounted on the exterior except as a temporary securing measure, and the same shall be removed within a period of time designated by the City Mayor or his or her designee;
   2.   Structure. All structural members and foundation shall be maintained free from deterioration, and all be capable of safely supporting the imposed loads;
   3.   Exterior walls. All exterior walls shall be kept in good condition and shall be free from holes, breaks, and loose or rotting materials. Exterior walls shall be maintained weather-proof and properly surface-coated where necessary to prevent deterioration;
   4.   Roof and drainage. The roof and flashing shall be sound, tight and not have defects that admit rain. Roof drainage shall be adequate to prevent accumulation, dampness or deterioration. Roof drains, gutters and downspouts shall be maintained in good repair, and operational;
   5.   Interior and exterior areas. The property must be dept free of junk, trash, debris and combustible materials;
   6.   Vegetation and landscaping. Shall be maintained in good and healthy condition;
   7.   Premises identification. The property shall have address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals and/or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of four inches high with a minimum stroke width of one-half inch;
   8.   Overhang extensions and awnings. Overhand extensions including, but not limited to, canopies, marquees, signs, awnings and fire escapes shall be maintained in good repair and be properly anchored and supported as to be kept in a sound and safe condition;
   9.   Stairways, decks, porches and balconies. Every exterior stairway, deck, porch and balcony and all appurtenances attached thereto, shall be maintained structurally sound, in good repair, with property anchorage, and capable of supporting the imposed loads;
   10.   Handrails and guards. Every exterior handrail and guards shall be firmly fastened and capable of supporting normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition;
   11.   Protective treatment. Exterior surfaces, including, but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, porches, balconies, decks and fences, shall be maintained in good condition, weather-tight and in such condition so as to prevent the entry of rodents and other pests. All exposed surfaces subject to rust or corrosion, other than decay-resistant woods or surfaces designed for stabilization by oxidation, shall be protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weather costing materials such as paint or similar surface treatment. All siding, cladding and masonry joints, as well as those between the building envelope and the perimeter of windows, doors and skylights, shall be maintained weather-resistant and water-tight; and
   12.   Repairs. All repairs shall be subject to approval by the city. All required permits and final inspections prior to and/or following repairs shall be in accordance with applicable laws and rules.
(Ord. 2019-05, passed 7-8-2019)