1357.02  EXTERIOR PROPERTY AREAS.
   (a)    Sanitation.  All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. 
   (b)    Grading and Drainage. All premises shall be graded and maintained to prevent the erosion of soil and to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water within any structure located thereon and/or anywhere on the premises, with the exception of detention/retention areas and reservoirs that have been approved by the City.
   (c)    Sidewalks and Driveways. All sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas shall be kept in a proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous conditions.
   (d)    Weeds. All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 8 inches.  All noxious weeds shall be prohibited.  Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees, or shrubs provided, however, this term does not include cultivated flowers and gardens.
   (e)    Rodent Harborage.  All buildings, dwellings, structures, premises and exterior property shall be kept free from rodent harborage and infestation.  Where rodents are found, approved processes that will not be injurious to human health shall promptly exterminate them.  After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to eliminate the rodent harborage and prevent re-infestation.
   (f)    Exhaust Vents.  Pipes, ducts, conductors, fans or blowers shall not discharge gases, steam, vapor, hot air, grease, smoke, odors or other gaseous or particulate wastes directly upon abutting or adjacent public or private property or that of another tenant.
   (g)    Accessory Structures.  All accessory structures, including detached garages, fences and walls, shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair.
   (h)    Gates.  Gates which are required to be self-closing and self-latching in accordance with the Building Code or the codes referenced in Chapter 1367 shall be maintained in such a manner that the gate will positively close and latch when released from a still position of 6 inches (152 mm) from the gatepost.
   (i)    Swimming Pools.  Swimming pools shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and in good repair.
   (j)    Motor Vehicles. No inoperative, unlicensed or abandoned motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled, unless such vehicle is maintained within an enclosed structure.  Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.  A vehicle may undergo major overhaul, including bodywork, provided that such work is performed inside a structure or similarly enclosed area designed and approved for such purposes. 
   (k)    Firewood. Firewood shall be stacked and maintained in a neat and tidy manner.
   (l)    Defacement of Property.  No person shall willfully or wantonly damage, mutilate or deface any exterior surface of any building, dwelling or structure on any private or public property by placing thereon any marking, carving or graffiti.  It shall be the responsibility of the owner to restore said surface to an approved state of maintenance and repair.
   (m)    Trailers. No trailer, when loaded with trash, garbage, junk, litter, or damaged/inoperable vehicles shall be parked for a period longer than seven days, except in a totally enclosed building.
   (n)    Semi-Trailers. No semi-trailer shall be used as a storage facility, except that semi- trailers parked on construction job sites may be used for storage related to the site, but shall be removed upon completion of the project.  No semi-trailer shall be used for the display of signs or banners. 
(Ord. 04-36.  Passed 1-18-05.)