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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CHRONIC VIOLATOR. A person who owns property whereupon, in the previous calendar year, the town gave notice of violation at least three times due to conditions prohibited by this chapter.
DEBRIS. Accumulation of fallen leaves, limbs, or straw; uncontrolled growth of vines or brush; cuttings of weeds, bushes and trees; garbage; trash; junk; scattered remains of anything broken or destroyed; household furniture and appliances; by- products of any business or materials used in any business; any household waste; any other thing or material which may provide a hiding or breeding place for snakes or rats; or any other condition which may be a fire hazard, breeding place for mosquitoes, or which gives off obnoxious or offensive odors.
GRAFFITI. Any unauthorized inscription, work, figure, painting or other defacement that is written, marked, etched, scratched, sprayed, drawn, painted, or engraved on or otherwise affixed to any surface of public or private property by any graffiti implement, to the extent that the graffiti was not authorized in advance by the owner or occupant of the property, or, despite advance authorization, is otherwise deemed a public nuisance by the Town Council.
NUISANCE. Any condition which endangers life or health, gives offense to the senses, violates the laws of decency, or obstructs the reasonable and comfortable use of another's property.
OWNER. Any person holding title to any land or lot within the town; or agents of persons holding title to such land or lots and having care, custody, control, or management of said land or lot.
STAGNANT WATER. Any water that is not flowing or moving and which has become foul, polluted or stale from standing still.
WEEDS. Grasses, bushes, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, or any other vegetation other than trees, ornamental shrubs, flowers, and garden vegetables.
(Ord. passed 3-21-94; Am. Ord. 2005-05-01, passed 5-16-05; Am. Ord. 2005-11-04, passed 11-21-05; Am. Ord. 2008-05-01, passed 5-8-08)