§ 151.066 DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   APPROVED. Approved by the Code Inspector.
   BASEMENT. The portion of a building which is partly or completely below grade.
   BLIGHT. A property or structure which by reason of deterioration of site or other improvements, unsanitary or unsafe conditions, the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire or other causes, or any combination of such factors and are detrimental to the public health, safety, morals or welfare in its present condition or use.
   BUILDING CODE. The most current edition of the State Building Code, the County Building Department’s standardized code or such other code as may be officially designated by the city for the regulation of construction, alteration, addition, repair, removal, demolition, use, location, occupancy and maintenance of all buildings and structures.
   CODE INSPECTOR. The official who is in charge with the compliance and enforcement of this Code or any duly authorized representative.
   COMPOST. A mixture of decayed organic material that is intended for fertilizer or conditioning of land.
   CONDEMN. To adjudge unfit for occupancy.
   DWELLING UNIT. A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation.
   EXTERIOR PROPERTY AREAS. The open space on the premises and on adjoining property under the control of owners or operators of such premises.
   GARBAGE. The animal or vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking, consumption of food and food packaging.
   GUARD. A building component or a system of building components located at or near the open sides of elevated walking surfaces that minimizes the possibility of a fall from the walking surface to a lower level.
   IMMINENT DANGER. A condition which could cause serious or life-threatening injury or death at any time.
   JUNK OR INOPERABLE OR UNLICENSED VEHICLE. Those vehicles that fit the criteria set forth in § 130.07.
   OWNER. Any person, agent, operator, firm or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in the property; or recorded in the official records of the state, county or municipality as holding title to the property; or otherwise having control of the property, including the guardian of the estate of any such person, and the executor or administrator of the estate of such person if ordered to take possession of real property by a court.
   PERSON. An individual, corporation, partnership or any other group acting as a unit.
   PREMISES. A lot, plot or parcel of land including the buildings or structures thereon.
   PRESENTABLE APPEARANCE. That which is reasonable and acceptable and in compliance with this Code.
   PUBLIC NUISANCE. Includes the following:
      (1)   The physical condition or use of any premises regarded as a public nuisance at common law;
      (2)   Any physical condition, use or occupancy of any premises or its appurtenances considered an attractive nuisance to children, including, but not limited to, junk, inoperable or unlicensed vehicles, abandoned wells, shafts, basements, excavations, abandoned appliances and unsafe fences or structures;
      (3)   Any premises designated as unsafe for human habitation or use;
      (4)   Any premises, which is manifestly capable of being a fire hazard or is manifestly unsafe or unsecured as to endanger life, limb or property;
      (5)   Any premises which is littered with rubbish or garbage; or
      (6)   Any structure or building that is in a state of dilapidation, deterioration or decay; open, vacant or abandoned; damaged by fire to the extent as not to provide shelter, in danger of collapse or failure; and is dangerous to anyone on or near the premises.
   RUBBISH. Both combustible and non-combustible waste materials, including, but not limited to, car parts, motors and abandoned appliances. The term shall also include rags, cartons, boxes, lumber, rubber, leather, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass, crockery, excessive yard waste, chronic dust conditions and other similar materials, as well as the residue from the burning of wood, coal and other combustible materials, but not to include compost.
   STRICT LIABILITY OFFENSE. An offense in which the prosecution in a legal proceeding is not required to prove criminal intent as a part of its case. It is enough to prove that the defendant either did an act which was prohibited, or failed to do an act which the defendant was legally required to do.
   STRUCTURE. That which is built or constructed or a portion thereof.
   WORKMANLIKE. Executed in a skilled manner; e.g., generally plumb, level, square, in line, undamaged and without marring adjacent work.
   YARD. An open space on the same lot with a structure.
(Ord. 2022-06A, passed 11-8-2022)