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For the purpose of this chapter, any building or structure which has any or all of the conditions or defects hereinafter described is deemed to be a DANGEROUS BUILDING OR STRUCTURE, provided that conditions or defects exist to the extent that the life, health, property or safety of the public or occupants of the building or structure is endangered.
(A) Whenever any door, aisle, passageway, corridor, stairway or other means of egress in so warped, worn, loose, torn or otherwise unsafe as it would not provide safe and adequate means of egress in case of fire or panic as defined in the Fire Protection Code of the City Building Code;
(B) Whenever any portion thereof has been damaged by fire, earthquake, wind, flood or by any other cause, to an extent that the structural strength or stability thereof is materially less than it was before the catastrophe;
(C) Whenever any portion or member or appurtenance thereof is likely to fail or to become detached or dislodged or to collapse and thereby injure persons or damage property;
(D) Whenever the building or structure or any portion thereof, because of:
(1) Dilapidation, deterioration or decay;
(2) The removal, movement or instability or any portion of ground necessary for the purpose of supporting the building;
(3) The deterioration, decay or inadequacy of its foundation beyond repair; or
(4) Any other cause is likely to partially or completely collapse.
(E) Whenever the exterior walls or other vertical structural members list, lean or buckle more than two degrees or to an extent that upon inspection it is determined that it is beyond repair or creates an unsafe condition;
(F) Whenever the building or structure has been so damaged by fire, wind, earthquake or flood or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated as to:
(1) Become an attractive nuisance;
(2) Become a place for vagrants or transients;
(3) Enable persons to resort thereto for the purpose of committing unlawful or immoral acts; or
(4) Create a haven for rodents or snakes.
(G) Whenever a building or structure, used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, because of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, decay, damage, faulty construction or arrangement, inadequate light, air or sanitation facilities or otherwise, is determined by the Housing Inspector and, where children are involved, the social services agencies, to be unsanitary, unfit for human habitation or in a condition that is likely to cause sickness or disease;
(H) Whenever any building or structure is in a condition as to constitute a public nuisance or hazard; or
(I) Whenever any portion of a building or structure constituting a nuisance remains on a site after the demolition or destruction of the building or structure or whenever any building or structure or portion thereof is abandoned so as to constitute a public nuisance or hazard.
(1999 Code, § 145.02) (Ord. 2366, passed 5-27-2008)