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(A) For the purposes of this chapter, the existence of the conditions, circumstances or situations defined in division (B) below are declared to be nuisances and, if allowed to exist or to occur, constitutes a violation of this chapter.
(B) For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ACCUMULATION OF RUBBISH. An accumulation on any premises of filth, refuse, trash, garbage or other waste material which endangers the public health, welfare or safety, or materially interferes with the peaceful enjoyment by owners or occupants of adjacent property because of the danger of its catching or communicating fire, its attracting and propagating vermin, rodents or insects, or its blowing into any street, sidewalk or property of another. It shall be the duty of persons owning or being in charge of those business establishments whose patrons purchase goods or services from their automobiles, commonly known as “drive-ins”, to furnish sufficient covered receptacles for the deposit of wastes created in the operation of such business and to clean up such wastes as are not deposited in receptacles at the close of business each day (or if such business operates continuously, at least once each day) and at such other times as weather conditions are such that waste from the operation of such business is being blown to adjoining premises.
AUTOMOBILE PARTS. The accumulation and/or storage of any portion of parts of any motor- driven vehicle as detached from the vehicle as a whole.
DANGEROUS BUILDINGS. Any building, house or structure so out of repair and dilapidated that it shall, if such condition is suffered to continue, endanger the life, limb or property of, or cause hurt, damage or injury to persons or property using or being upon the streets or public ways of the city adjoining such premises, because of the collapse of such building, house or structure or by the falling of parts thereof or of objects therefrom.
DANGEROUS TREES, STACKS AND THE LIKE. Any tree, stack or other object, adjoining a street, standing upon premises in a condition that shall, if suffered to continue, endanger the life, limb or property or cause hurt, damage or injury to persons or property adjacent thereto.
DILAPIDATED BUILDINGS. Any building, house or structure which is so out of repair and dilapidated that it constitutes a fire hazard because of its condition and lack of repair or that, due to lack of adequate maintenance or neglect, endangers the public health, welfare or safety, or materially interferes with the peaceful enjoyment by owners or occupants of adjacent property.
DWELLING UNFIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION. Any part of any building or its premises used as a place of residence or habitation or for sleeping that is dangerous or detrimental to life or health because of want of repair, defects in the drainage, plumbing, lighting, ventilation or construction, infection with contagious disease or the existence on the premises of any unsanitary condition likely to cause sickness among occupants of the dwelling.
JUNK, SCRAP METAL, MOTOR VEHICLES. The storage of motor vehicles in an inoperative condition, motor vehicles unfit for further use, automobile parts or scrap metal within the city limits.
MOTOR VEHICLE IN AN INOPERATIVE CONDITION. Any style or type of motor-driven vehicle used or useful for the conveyance of persons or property which is unable to move under its own power due to defective or missing parts, or any vehicle which is unlicensed, or any vehicle which is uninsured and which has remained in such condition for a period of not less than ten consecutive days, unless, said vehicle is stored in a building.
MOTOR VEHICLE UNFIT FOR FURTHER USE. Any style or type of motor-driven vehicle used for the conveyance of persons or property, which is in a dangerous condition, has defective or missing parts, or is in such a condition generally as to be unfit for further use as a conveyance, unless said vehicle is stored within a building.
NOXIOUS NOISE. Sound emitted from premises which destroys the enjoyment of dwelling houses or other uses of property in the vicinity by interference with the ordinary comforts of human existence shall constitute noxious noise.
NOXIOUS ODORS OR SMOKE. Odors, smoke, dust or other matter emitted from premises into the surrounding atmosphere and which render ordinary use or physical occupation of other property in the vicinity uncomfortable or impossible.
OPEN STRUCTURES. The construction, maintenance or existence of any open or uncovered, or insecurely covered cistern, cellar, well, pit, excavation or vault situated on any open, unsecured or unfenced lot or place located within the city.
SCRAP METAL. Any pieces and/or parts of steel, iron, tin, zinc, copper, aluminum or any alloy thereof, whether covered with porcelain or any other materials, whether intact or in parts, which has served its usefulness in its original intended purposes.
SIGNS. Placement of a sign(s) on property which does not comply with size, type and location restrictions contained in other provisions of this code of ordinances, unless otherwise posted on a temporary basis for political advertising or for the sale of property; provided, such SIGNS are located on property with the permission of the owner thereof and such placement does not obstruct the view of traffic on streets or at intersections.
SLAUGHTER/DRESSING OF ANIMALS/ POULTRY. The slaughter or dressing of animals or poultry within the city limits for wholesale or retail, unless such activity is permitted under applicable provisions of Ch. 150 of this code of ordinances.
TREES AND SHRUBBERY OBSTRUCTING STREETS AND SIDEWALKS. The growing and maintenance of trees with less than 14 feet clearance over streets or less than eight feet over sidewalks, or the growing and maintenance of shrubbery in excess of three feet in height above curb level within the radius of 25 feet from the point where the curb line of any street intersects the curb line of another street. No shrub shall be planted between the curb line and the property line of any street within a radius of 25 feet from the point where the curb line of any street intersects with the curb line of another street.
WEEDS and NEGLECTED VEGETATION. Any growth of weeds, grass or other rank vegetation which is neglected, disregarded or not cut, mown or otherwise removed and/or which has attained a height of six inches or more; any accumulation of dead weeds, grass or brush; or the existence of noxious weeds including, but not limited to, thistle, burdock, jimson weed, ragweed, milkweed, poison ivy, poison oak and/or iron weed.
UNRESTRAINED ANIMALS OR REPTILES. Domesticated animals, wild or exotic animals and reptiles (non-native to the county) allowed to escape or run loose from an owner’s premises; which is allowed to otherwise disturb the peace or endanger the public; or which is allowed to defecate on public property or the private property of another without such defecation being promptly removed and properly disposed of by the owner or the person charged with the supervision of such animal or reptile.
UNSAFE STORAGE. Explosives and combustible material which will create a safety hazard to other property or persons in the vicinity.
VEHICLE. Any non-motorized device, conveyance or combination of conveyances, wheeled or without wheels, titled or not, originally designed to be towed or propelled by non-motorized means for the purpose of transporting persons or property, including without limitation, bicycles, scooters, trailers, campers, wagons, coasters and sleds, which is not currently registered and licensed, as may be required by law; which is in an unsafe or dangerous condition; which has defective or missing parts; which is in such a condition generally, or stored in such a way, as to be unfit for further use as a conveyance; or which has been converted for use for a purpose other than that originally intended by its manufacturer, unless said vehicle is stored or used in a building, outside of public view.
(Prior Code, § 92.01) (Amended 8-26-2008) (Ord. 2010-5, passed 7-6-2010; Ord. 2011-3, passed 5-3-2011)