For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
   (a)    "Public nuisance" means any garage, shed, barn, house, building or structure which by reason of the condition in which it is permitted to be or remain, shall or may endanger the health, life, limb, or property of any person, or cause any hurt, harm, damage, injury or loss to any person in any one or more of the following ways, means or particulars:
(1)    By reasons of being dilapidated, decayed, unsafe, or unsanitary is detrimental to health, morals, safety, public welfare and the well being of the Village, endangers life or property or is conducive to ill health, delinquency and crime;
(2)    By reason of being a fire hazard; or
(3)    By reason of the conditions which require its continued vacancy, the public nuisance and its surrounding grounds, are not reasonably or adequately maintained thereby causing deterioration and creating a blighting influence or condition on nearby properties and thereby depreciating the value, use and enjoyment of such properties to such an extent that it is harmful to the public health, welfare, morals, safety and the economic stability of the area, community or neighborhood in which such a public nuisance is located.
   (b)    "Owner" means the owner or owners of record as shown on the tax records of the Wyandot County Auditor's Office, and also includes any purchaser or purchasers who are buying under a land contract whether recorded or unrecorded in the Records of Wyandot County.
      (Ord. 87-32. Passed 6-1-87.)