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For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER. The City Clerk or the nuisance abatement official appointed by the City Council.
BOARDED AND SECURED. The closing, boarding or locking of any or all exterior openings, so as to prevent entry into a structure.
DILAPIDATED BUILDING. A structure which, through neglect or injury lacks the necessary repairs or otherwise is in a state of decay or partial ruin, to such an extent that said structure is a hazard to the health, safety and welfare of the general public.
OWNER. The owner(s) of record, as shown by the most current tax rolls of the County Treasurer.
TRASH. Any refuse, litter, ashes, leaves, debris, paper, combustible materials, rubbish, offal, waste or other matter of any kind or form which is uncared for, discarded or abandoned.
a. Includes, but not be limited to, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac and all vegetation at any stage of maturity, which:
(1) Exceeds 12 inches in height, except healthy trees, shrubs or produce for human consumption grown in a tended and cultivated garden, unless such trees and shrubbery, by their density or location, constitute a detriment to the health, benefit, safety and/or welfare of the public or community, create a traffic or fire hazard, or otherwise interfere with the mowing of said weeds;
(2) Conceals or invites deposition or accumulation of refuse or trash, regardless of the height of the vegetation;
(3) Harbors rodents or vermin;
(4) Gives off unpleasant or noxious odors;
(5) Constitutes a traffic or fire hazard; or
(6) Is dead or diseased.
b. Provided, that, the word WEEDS shall not include tended crops or land zoned for agricultural use, which crops are planted more than 150 feet from a parcel zoned for other than agricultural use.