(a)   All property owners and occupants shall be responsible for maintaining all exterior property areas in compliance with the following minimum requirements:
      (1)   Except for temporary accumulation for no more than 7 consecutive days in appropriate containers prior to periodic collection for proper disposal, all exterior property areas shall be properly maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, free from trash, rubbish, junk, physical hazards, rodent or insect harborage and infestation.
      (2)   All stored firewood shall be in neat, orderly stacks, unless screened from view from all adjoining properties and piled off the ground so as to not become a suitable environment for rodents or similar vermin.
      (3)   The storage and accumulation of any building material shall only be for a period that is reasonably necessary for the immediate use of such materials, but in no event longer than 60 calendar days. Building materials must be piled off the ground so as not to become a suitable environment for rodents or similar vermin.
      (4)   Every lot or parcel of land within the Village shall at all times be kept free and clear of unregistered, junk, wrecked, or abandoned motor vehicles. The storing or parking for a period in excess of 14 calendar days, of any motor vehicle, or body or chassis of a motor vehicle, not bearing a currently valid registration is prohibited unless such motor vehicle, body or chassis is in a fully enclosed structure or other enclosure so as not to be visible from any adjoining property or public right-of-way. This section shall not apply to the storage of motor vehicles in a wholly enclosed garage or other wholly enclosed structure or to any storage which shall be a conforming use under the Village Zoning Ordinance or a variance permit issued under the zoning ordinance.
      (5)   It shall be unlawful for the outdoor display or use of upholstered or other furniture, including vehicle seats, which were not designed and/or manufactured or intended for outdoor-use.
      (6)   Means of ingress/egress shall be continuously maintained free of all obstructions or impediments to full instant use in the case of fire or other emergency.
      (7)   Portable storage containers exceeding storage capacity of 20 cubic feet of storage shall not be placed in any yard. This section shall not apply to storage containers placed in the yard or driveway for the storage of construction materials or debris where there is an active building permit for the property. Storage containers may be placed on the property for up to 30 consecutive days when used for the purposes of loading/unloading and moving household furniture and property.
   (b)   Failure to maintain all exterior property areas in compliance with the requirements of this section shall constitute a blighted condition in violation of this article.
   (c)   Buildings, structures or dwellings under construction with valid permits issued by Eaton County shall not be in violation of this section unless the condition in violation is not under repair or not expected to be under repair with said permit.
(Ord. 2020-02. Passed 1-11-21; Ord. 2022-01. Passed 3-14-22.)