4-2-2: DEFINITIONS:
ABATE: To repair, replace, remove, destroy, correct or otherwise remedy a condition that constitutes a nuisance by such means, in such a manner and to such an extent as the zoning administrator, or his designee, determines is necessary in the interest of the general health, safety and welfare of the community.
COMPLETION DATE: The date by which the responsible person must abate a nuisance. The completion date is originally set by the zoning administrator in the voluntary correction notice/agreement or in the administrative citation. The completion date may be modified by the hearing officer.
EMERGENCY: A situation that, in the opinion of the zoning administrator, requires immediate action to prevent or eliminate an immediate threat to the health or safety of a person or property.
HEARING OFFICER: The person(s) designated to hear appeals pursuant to this chapter. The hearing officer shall be the City of Cedar Hills city manager or his or her designee. The designee need not be a city employee. The city manager may also appoint a committee to function as the hearing officer.
OWNER: Any property owner, lessee, occupant or other person who, alone or with others, has title or interest in any building or premises, with or without accompanying actual possession thereof. For the purpose of giving notice, the term "owner" also includes any person in charge or physical possession of the premises and/or property involved.
PREMISES: A plot of ground, whether occupied or not.
PROPERTY: Any real or personal property, or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, land, buildings, fixtures and vehicles.
PUBLIC PLACE: An area generally visible to public view and includes alleys, bridges, driveways, parking lots, parks, plazas, sidewalks, streets and buildings open to the general public, including those that serve food or drink or provide entertainment, and the doorways and entrances to buildings or dwellings and the grounds enclosing them.
RESPONSIBLE PERSON: The person(s) responsible for correcting or abating a nuisance pursuant to this chapter. The responsible person includes the property owner who commits, creates, aids in creating, or contributes to a nuisance, or who supports, continues, maintains, retains, or otherwise causes or permits a nuisance to occur or remain upon property in the city, and includes, but is not limited to, the owner(s), lessor(s), lessee(s), agent(s), occupant(s), or other person(s) entitled to control, use and/or occupy property where a nuisance occurs. In cases where there are more than one responsible persons, the city may proceed against one, some, or all of them.
WEED: A plant out of place, not intentionally sown, whose undesirable qualities outweigh its good points. County noxious weed is any plant which is not on the state noxious weed list, is especially troublesome in a particular county, and is declared by the county legislative body to be noxious weed within its county. Noxious weed is any plant the Utah state commissioner of agriculture and food determines to be especially injurious to public health, crops, livestock, land, or other property.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR: Enforcement personnel hired or assigned by the city to enforce this chapter. (Ord. 04-02-2013A, 4-2-2013)