For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context indicates or requires a different meaning.
   DELIVERED. Delivery of a certified notice via the U.S. Postal Service or via an authorized town employee or officer.
   ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY. The Executive Director of the Planning and Zoning Department.
   HEARING AUTHORITY. The Town Council of the Town of Chandler, Indiana, or such individual as the Town Council may designate for purposes of this chapter.
   NUISANCE. Doing an unlawful act, or omitting performance of a duty, or suffering or permitting any condition or thing to be or exist, which act, omission, condition or thing either:
      (1)   Injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, or safety of others;
      (2)   Offends decency or the senses;
      (3)   Causes injury to property;
      (4)   Unlawfully interferes with, obstructs, or tends to obstruct or renders dangerous for passage any public or private street, highway, sidewalk, stream, ditch, or drainage;
      (5)   In any way renders other persons insecure in life or the use of property; or
      (6)   Interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property, or tends to depreciate the value of the property of others.
   OWNER. The owner of record of the real estate as found in the records of the Assessor of Warrick County.
   RANK VEGETATION. Any plant growth which is or may be harmful to the senses, health, or well-being of the citizens of the Town of Chandler.
   UNREASONABLE NOISE. Sound that is in violation of Chapter 96 of the Chandler Municipal Code.
   UNSAFE BUILDING. A building or structure, or any part of a building or structure, that is:
      (1)   In an impaired structural condition that makes it unsafe to a person or property;
      (2)   A fire hazard;
      (3)   A hazard to public health;
      (4)   A public nuisance;
      (5)   Dangerous to a person or property because of a violation of a statute or ordinance concerning building condition or maintenance; or
      (6)   Vacant or blighted and not maintained in a manner that would allow human habitation, occupancy, or use under the requirements of a statute or an ordinance.
   UNSAFE PREMISES. An unsafe building and the tract of real property on which the unsafe building is located. For purposes of this chapter, a tract of real property that does not contain a building or structure, not including land used for production of agriculture, is considered an UNSAFE PREMISES if the tract of real property is (1) a fire hazard; (2) a hazard to public health; (3) a public nuisance; or (4) dangerous to a person or property because of a violation of a statute or an ordinance.
   WEEDS. Any growth of vegetation, other than trees, woody shrubs, ornamental plants, or plants cultivated in an orderly manner for the purpose of producing food. Trees, bushes, or woody shrubs which have sprouted as volunteers and are not maintained and/or are growing along fence lines or public rights-of-way, and are not maintained shall be considered to be WEEDS.
(Ord. 2024-02, passed 1-16-2024)