1389.07  GROUNDS.
   (a)   Unpaved Grounds.
      (1)   Grounds which are unpaved shall be landscaped with a healthy stand of grass, appropriate ground cover or other appropriate vegetation and shall be free of excessive vegetation, trash and debris.
      (2)   Trees, shrubs, ground cover, grasses and other landscape materials shall be designed, planted and maintained in a manner consistent with good landscaping practice and kept in good repair.
      (3)   Landscape materials which die or are damaged shall be replaced with similar vegetation resulting in similar appearance.  The replacement vegetation shall comply with the approved site plan, if any.
      (4)   Landscape materials and tree lawns shall be approved by the Park and Shade Tree Commission.
      (5)   No landscaping shall impede vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
   (b)   Paved Grounds.
      (1)   Paved grounds shall be maintained in good repair, free of debris, chuck holes, loose gravel, loose asphalt, loose concrete and vegetation.
      (2)   Parking areas with more than ten spaces shall have each space striped.  Parking areas shall be marked with appropriate traffic control markings and islands.  Striping and markings shall be clearly visible to pedestrians and operators of vehicles.
      (3)   Structures and equipment placed or erected upon paved grounds, including curbs, guard rails, signs, light fixtures and poles shall be maintained in good repair.  Structures and equipment which are deteriorated or obsolete shall be removed or replaced.
         A.   Signs indicating driver instructions, ownership of property and use restrictions shall be maintained in good repair and clearly visible to pedestrians and operators of vehicles.
            Deteriorated or obsolete signs shall be removed or replaced, per Section 1347.09.
         B.   Curbs, guard rails and wheel stops shall be maintained in good repair and shall be placed in accordance with the approved parking plan (if any) and shall be placed in suitable locations so as to facilitate traffic flow and the safety of pedestrians and so as to prevent vehicle encroachment upon adjacent property or landscaping.  Guard rails shall be properly aligned and the surrounding areas shall be free of all debris and excessive vegetation.  Telephone poles, railroad ties and other materials which deteriorate quickly shall not be used for guard rails or wheel stops.
         C.   The placement of bicycle curbs and racks shall comply with the purpose and intent of this chapter and shall be approved by the Director of Public Service.  Bicycle curbs and racks shall be maintained in good repair.  Bicycle curbs and racks shall be placed so that neither the curbs and racks nor the bicycles parked thereon shall block sidewalks and building entrances or impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
   (c)   Sidewalks and Tree Lawns.
      (1)   Sidewalks and tree lawns shall be maintained in good repair.  Sidewalks shall be kept broom-clean.  Sidewalks and tree lawns shall be free of excessive vegetation, trash and debris.
      (2)   Freestanding objects, including but not limited to trash receptacles, vending machines and benches, shall be maintained in good repair and free of trash, debris and excessive vegetation.
      (3)   Sections 903.06 and 909.01 apply to retail, commercial and industrial buildings and property.
   (d)   Outside Storage and Dumpsters.
      (1)   Equipment, materials, baled or bound containers, and merchandise stored on grounds shall be in good repair, stored in a neat manner, free of all nuisances and shall be screened from public view.  The placement of such storage shall be approved by the Chief Building Official.
      (2)   Dumpsters shall be maintained in good repair and free from rust and damaged components.  Grounds surrounding dumpsters shall be free from trash, debris and excessive vegetation.  Dumpsters shall be adequate to hold all garbage and trash with a closed cover.  Covers shall remain closed at all times except when filling and emptying.  Dumpsters shall be located in an appropriate place so as to not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
      (3)   Dumpsters shall be placed in locations and screened from public view so as to comply with the purpose and intent of this chapter.  The placement of dumpsters shall be approved by the Chief Building Official.
   (e)   Graffiti.  All surfaces including but not limited to walls, fences, parking lots, sidewalks, curbs, furniture and equipment, signs and dumpsters shall be maintained free of graffiti.
(Ord. 1993-101.  Passed 5-25-93.)