§ 150.40 DEFINITION.
   For the purpose of this subchapter the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   DANGEROUS BUILDING. Any building or structure which has any of the following defects or is in any of the following conditions.
   (A)   Whenever any door, aisle, passageway, stairway or other means of exit does not conform to the approved fire code of the city.
   (B)   Whenever any portion has been damaged by fire, wind, flood, or by any other cause in such a manner that the structural strength or stability is appreciably less than it was before such catastrophe and is less than the minimum requirements of the building code of the city for a new building or similar structure, purpose or location.
   (C)   Whenever any portion or member or appurtenance is likely to fall or to become detached or dislodged, or to collapse and thereby injure persons or damage property.
   (D)   Whenever any portion has settled to such an extent that walls or other structural portions have materially less resistance to winds than is required in the case of new construction by the building code of the city.
   (E)   Whenever the building or structure or any part, because of dilapidation, deterioration, decay, faulty construction or because of the removal of some portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of supporting such building or portion thereof, or for other reason, is likely to partially or completely collapse, or some portion of the foundation or underpinning is likely to fall or give away.
   (F)   Whenever for any reason whatsoever the building or structure or any portion is manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is used.
   (G)   Whenever the building or structure has been so damaged by fire, wind or flood, or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated as to become an attractive nuisance to children who might play therein to their danger, or as to afford a harbor for vagrants or criminals, or as to enable persons to resort thereto for the purpose of committing a nuisance or unlawful acts.
   (H)   Whenever a building or structure used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, because of dilapidation, decay, damage or faulty construction or arrangement or otherwise is unsanitary or unfit for human habitation or is in a condition that is likely to cause sickness or disease when so determined by the Health Officer, or is likely to work injury to the health, safety or general welfare of those living within.
   (I)   Whenever any building becomes vacant, dilapidated and open at door or window, leaving the interior of the building exposed to the elements or accessible to entrance by trespassers.
(Ord. 226, passed 4-4-88)