§ 151.05  DANGEROUS BUILDING; CONDITIONS.
   (A)   A building with any of the following conditions or defects which endangers the life, health, property, or safety of the public or its occupants may be declared a dangerous building by the Codes Enforcement Officer, and subject to abatement.
   (B)   (1)   Any door, aisle, passageway, stairway, or other means of exit which is not of sufficient width or size or is not arranged so as to provide safe and adequate means of exit in case of fire or panic;
      (2)   Any walking surface of any aisle, passageway, stairway, or other means of exit which is so warped, worn, loose, torn, or otherwise unsafe as to not provide safe and adequate means of exit in case of fire or panic;
      (3)   Any stress in materials, members, or portion thereof, due to all dead and live loads which is more than one and one-half times the working stress or stresses allowed by the building codes of the state for new buildings of similar structure, purpose, or location;
      (4)   Any building or portion thereof which has been damaged by fire, earthquake, wind, flood, or by any other cause to an extent that the structural strength or stability is materially less than it was before the event and is less than the minimum requirements of the building code of the state for new buildings of similar structure, purpose, or location;
      (5)   Any portion or member or appurtenance of a building or portion thereof which is likely to fail, or to become detached or dislodged, or to collapse and injure persons or damage property;
      (6)   Any portion of a building, or any member, appurtenance, or ornamentation on the exterior thereof which has insufficient strength or stability, or is not so anchored, attached, or fastened in place to be capable of resisting a wind pressure of one-half of that specified by the building codes of the state for new buildings of similar structure, purpose, or location;
      (7)   Any portion of a building that has warped, buckled, or settled to such an extent that walls or other structural portions have materially less resistance to wind or earthquake than is required in the case of similar new construction;
      (8)   Any building or portion thereof, which, because of dilapidation; deterioration; decay; faulty construction; removal, movement, or instability of any portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of supporting the building; deterioration, decay, or inadequacy of its foundation; or any other cause, is likely to partially or completely collapse;
      (9)   Any building or any portion thereof, which, for any reason, is manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is being used;
      (10)   Any building, or any portion thereof, where any exterior walls or other vertical structural members list, lean, or buckle to such an extent that a plumb line passing through the center of gravity of the center of the wall or structural member does not fall inside the middle one-third of the base;
      (11)   Any building, exclusive of the foundation, which shows 33% or more damage or deterioration of its supporting member or members, or 50% damage or deterioration of its non-supporting members, enclosing or outside walls or coverings;
      (12)   Any building which has been so damaged by fire, wind, earthquake, or flood, or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated so as to become an attractive nuisance to children, a harbor for vagrants, or a resort for committing unlawful acts;
      (13)   Any building which has been constructed, exists, or is maintained in violation of any specific requirement or prohibition applicable to the building or structure provided by the building regulations of the state, as specified in the uniform or specialty codes, or of any ordinance of the city relating to the condition, location, or structure of buildings;
      (14)   Any building which, whether or not erected in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances, has in any non-supporting part, member, or portion less than 50%, or has in any supporting part, member, or portion less than 66%, of the strength, fire-resistant qualities or characteristics, or weather resistant qualities or characteristics required by law in the case of a newly constructed building of like area, height, and occupancy in the same location;
      (15)   Any building, used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, which, because of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, decay, damage, faulty construction or arrangement, inadequate light, air, or sanitation facilities or otherwise, is determined by the Codes Enforcement Officer to be unsanitary, unfit for human habitation, or in a condition that is likely to cause sickness or disease;
      (16)   Any building, which, because of obsolescence, dilapidated condition, deterioration, damage, inadequate exits, lack of sufficient fire resistant construction, faulty electric wiring, gas connections or heating apparatus, or other cause, is determined by the Codes Enforcement Officer to be a fire hazard;
      (17)   Any portion of a building which remains on a site after the demolition or destruction of the building, or any building which is abandoned for a period in excess of six months so as to create an attractive nuisance or hazard to the public;
      (18)   Any building that, because of lack of proper repair, of age and dilapidated condition, or of poorly installed electrical wiring or equipment, defective chimney, gas connection, or heating apparatus, or for any other reason, is likely to cause a fire, and which is situated or occupied in a manner that endangers other property or human life;
      (19)   Any building containing combustible or explosive materials or inflammable substances which are liable to cause fire or pose a danger to the safety of the building, premises, or to human life;
      (20)   Any building which is in a filthy or unsanitary condition so as to be liable to cause the spread of contagious or infectious disease; and/or
      (21)   Any building which is in such weak, dilapidated, or deteriorated condition that it endangers a person or property because of the probability of partial or entire collapse.
(Ord. 002-2000, passed 8-30-1999)