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(A) Purpose. The city nuisance code (hereinafter "Code") is designed to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by establishing pursuant to KRS 65.8801 to 65.8839 what constitutes a nuisance on residential and non-residential properties with and without structures, and prohibiting public nuisances that substantially annoy, injure, or endanger the public or unlawfully or substantially interfere with the use and enjoyment of private or public property, and fixing the responsibilities of owners, operators, and occupants of all residential and non-residential structures, and premises.
(B) Intent. This code shall be construed liberally and justly to insure public health, safety, and welfare insofar as the public is effected by the continued use and maintenance of structures and premises in violation of this chapter. However, the provisions of this code shall not be construed to prevent the enforcement of other applicable ordinances or regulations. The provisions of KRS 65.8801 to 65.8839 shall apply to the processes and procedures for enforcement of this code.
(C) Application of other codes. Any repairs, alterations, or changes to a structure, which are caused directly or indirectly by the enforcement of this code, shall be done in accordance with the procedures and provisions of any other existing codes used and enforced by the city, including but not limited to the adopted Property Maintenance Code, the Kentucky Building Code, including all reference codes therein, and the Kentucky Standards of Safety.
(D) Conflict with other ordinances or regulations. In any case where a provision of this code is found to be in conflict with any existing code, ordinance, or regulation of the city, the provision that establishes the highest standard shall apply, so long as the penalty for violation of that provision is civil in nature. If the penalty of the provision establishing the highest standard is not civil in nature, then this code shall be the prevailing authority, with the exception of the Kentucky Building Code, and all codes referenced therein including the Fire Prevention Code, Life Safety Code, the National Electrical Code, and the Kentucky Standards of Safety which shall control over conflicting city ordinances.
(E) Workmanship. All repairs, maintenance, alterations, or installations that are required for compliance with this code shall be executed and installed in a workmanlike manner.
(F) No person shall act, fail to act, behave, erect, contrive, cause, continue, maintain in any manner, or permit to exist any public nuisance within the city. Repeated violation of the terms of the International Property Maintenance Code, as amended, shall constitute a public nuisance.
(Ord. 1742-2017, passed 9-12-17)