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It is hereby found that there exists within the town abandoned structures which the Board of Commissioners finds to be hazardous to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the town due to the attraction of insects or rodents, conditions creating a fire hazard, dangerous conditions constituting a threat to children, or frequent use by vagrants as living quarters in the absence of sanitary facilities. Therefore, pursuant to the authority granted by G.S. § 160A-441, it is the intent of this chapter to provide for the repair, closing or demolition of any such abandoned structures in the town and its extraterritorial jurisdiction, in accordance with the same provisions and procedures as are set forth by law for the repair, closing or demolition of dwellings unfit for human habitation.
(Prior Code, § 152.01) (Ord. passed 9-8-1994)