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A. The exterior of a vacant/abandoned property shall be, in comparison to the neighborhood standard, kept free of weeds, dry brush, dead vegetation, trash, junk, debris, building materials, any accumulation of newspapers, circulars, fliers, notices, except those required by federal, state or local law, discarded personal items including, but not limited to, furniture, clothing, large and small appliances, printed material or any other items that give the appearance that the property is abandoned.
B. The property shall be maintained free of graffiti, tagging or similar markings by removal, or painting over with an exterior grade paint that matches the color of the exterior of the structure.
C. Insofar as there is existing, or previously existing landscaping, all visible front and side yards shall be maintained to the neighborhood standard. If no landscaping previously existed at the property in front and visible side yards, installation of new landscaping is not required under this chapter.
D. Landscape includes, but is not limited to, grass, ground covers, bushes, shrubs, hedges or similar plantings, decorative rock or bark or artificial turf/sod designed specifically for residential installation.
E. Landscape does not include weeds, gravel, broken concrete, asphalt, decomposed granite, plastic sheeting, mulch (unless applied in conjunction with reseeding of turf areas), indoor-outdoor carpet or any similar material.
F. Maintenance includes, but is not limited to, regular watering, irrigation, cutting, pruning and mowing of required landscape and removal of all trimmings.
G. Pools and spas shall be kept in working order so the water remains clear and free of pollutants and debris or drained and kept dry.
H. Adherence to this section does not relieve the property owner/responsible party of any obligations set forth in any covenants, conditions and restrictions and/or homeowners' association rules and regulations which may apply to the property. (Ord. 2012-01, 11-7-2011)