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   (a)   Definition. In this section, TIRE means any motorcycle, automobile, truck, trailer, tractor, or other vehicle tire.
   (b)   Roofed structure required. Every person owning, managing, operating, leasing, or renting any premises where one or more new, used, or old tires are stored or allowed to accumulate shall keep the tires under a roofed structure on the premises that is:
      (1)   of sufficient capacity to contain the tires and keep them from being exposed to rain, irrigation, or any other source of water;
      (2)   kept clean and free from the accumulation of any material or substance that might attract flies, rodents, or other insects or pests; and
      (3)   kept locked or otherwise secured to prevent the tires from being removed from the structure without the express authorization of the person owning, managing, operating, leasing, or renting the premises.
   (c)   Inspections, investigations, and enforcement. The director, the city health officer, the city environmental health officer, and their authorized agents or representatives, and police officers, code enforcement officers, and any other persons designated by the city council or the city manager, have the authority and responsibility to conduct inspections, investigations, and enforcement activities on all premises within the city to ensure compliance with this section.
   (d)   Penalty.
      (1)   A person who violates a provision of this section is guilty of a separate offense for each day or part of a day during which the violation is committed, continued, or permitted. Each offense, upon conviction, is punishable by a fine of not less than $500 or more than $2,000.
      (2)   A culpable mental state is not required for the commission of an offense under this section.
      (3)   Prosecution for an offense under Paragraph (1) of this subsection does not prevent the use of other enforcement remedies or procedures applicable to the person charged with, or the conduct involved in, the offense. (Ord. Nos. 25635; 27697)