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The maintaining or permitting to be or remain on any public or private property of any of the following conditions is hereby declared to be and constitute a nuisance; provided, however, this enumeration shall not be deemed or construed to be conclusive, limiting or restrictive:
(A) Weeds and noxious vegetation when such growth reaches 12 inches in height.
(B) Placement, storage, or accumulation of garbage, rubbish, trash, refuse, junk and other materials, metals, plumbing fixtures, appliances, auto parts, junked, wrecked or inoperative vehicles, lumber or other litter and furniture, stuffed furniture, clothing or other household items which creates an unsightly appearance. This section applies without limitation to all areas of land within the corporate city limits of Columbus zoned for residential purposes, and whether or not the building, land or property is occupied by human beings.
(C) Any condition which provides harborage for rats, mice, and other vermin.
(D) All disagreeable or noxious odors and stenches, as well as the conditions, substances or other causes which give rise to the emission or generation of such odors and stenches, to include, but not be limited to, unwholesome grain, meat, hides, skins, feathers, vegetable matter, or the whole or any part of any dead animal, fowl, or fish.
(E) Privies, vaults, cesspools, dumps, pits, or like places which are not securely protected from flies or rats, or which are foul or malodorous.
(F) The pollution of any public well or cistern, stream, lake, canal, or body of water by sewage, dead animals, industrial wastes, or other substances which are injurious to overland flow or groundwater.
(G) Any activity, operation, or condition which, after being ordered abated, corrected, or discontinued by a lawful order of any agency or officer of the City, continues to be conducted or continues to exist in violation of any title of the City Code, any regulation enacted pursuant to this City Code, any statute of the State, or any violation of Federal law.
(H) Any accumulation of stagnant water permitted or maintained on any lot or piece of ground.
(I) Any vacant or unoccupied structure, which is not secured or is in a condition which allows access by any person.
(J) Attractive nuisances, which include:
(1) Unguarded machinery, equipment, or other devices which are attractive, dangerous, and accessible to children;
(2) Lumber, logs, or pilings placed or stored in a manner so as to be attractive, dangerous, and accessible to children;
(3) Open pit, quarry, cistern, or other excavation without safeguards or barriers to prevent such places from being used by children;
(4) Construction projects will have appropriate safeguards in place to prevent injury or death to playing children; and
(5) It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent, or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of litter or the growth of grass or weeds in excess of 12 inches before, during or immediately following completion of any construction or demolition project. It shall be the duty of the owner, agent or contractor in charge of a construction site to furnish containers adequate to accommodate flyable or non-flyable debris or trash at areas convenient to construction areas and to maintain and empty the receptacles in such a manner and with such a frequency as to prevent spillage.
(K) Dangerous excavations, which are not guarded by suitable barriers and which are not marked during the hours of darkness.
(L) Graffiti, which shall mean any unauthorized writing, inscription, word, figure, or design which is marked, etched, scratched, drawn, or painted on any structural component of any building, structure or other facility, regardless of the nature of the material used in its application or upon which it is applied.
(M) Stockyards, granaries, mills, pig pens, cattle pens, chicken pens, or any other place, building or enclosure, in which animals or fowl of any kind are confined or on which are stored tankage or any other animal or vegetable matter or on which any animal or vegetable matter, including grain, is being processed, when the places in which animals are confined, or said premises on which the vegetable or animal matter is located, are maintained and kept in such a manner that foul and noxious odors are permitted to emanate therefrom, to the annoyance of inhabitants of the City, or are maintained and kept in such a manner as to be injurious to the public health.
(Ord. 01-24, passed 4-2-01; Am. Ord. 09-12, passed 4-20-09)