No person, firm, corporation, company or other entity owning, leasing, occupying or having charge, control or possession of any premises situated in the City shall create, permit, allow or maintain a public nuisance within the corporate limits of the City, such as, but not limited to, any unimproved lot or improved lot on which there is any structure which is susceptible to fire, endangers life, health or property by reasons of disrepair, dilapidated condition, improper electrical wiring or equipment, defective chimneys, defective gas, electrical or other utility connections or utility apparatus, or for any other reason or in any other manner that any one or more of the conditions or activities described in the following subsections (a) through (d) inclusive, are found to exist:
   (a)   (1)   The keeping, storage, depositing or accumulation on, in or at any premises of any refuse, litter, debris or object or property which:
         A.   Is within the view of persons or adjacent or nearby real property or the public right-of-way when such object or property constitutes visual blight; or, reduces the aesthetic appearance of the neighborhood or community;
         B.   Is offensive to the senses;
         C.   Is detrimental to nearby property or property values; or
         D.   Is in violation of the safety, sanitation and health regulations set forth in Chapter 660 and any other similar, applicable provisions of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Greenville, Ohio;
      (2)   For purposes of this subsection (a) the terms "object or property'" shall include, but not be limited to, junk, automotive parts and equipment, appliances, interior furniture, containers, packing materials, scrap metal, wood, offal, noisome substances, or any other material or item not stored in a manner intended or calculated to preserve its value;
   (b)   Scrap tires;
   (c)   The maintenance of any vacant or unoccupied building or structure in a state of unsightliness or disrepair so as to constitute a blighted condition detrimental to the value of property in the neighborhood or otherwise detrimental to the public view; any improved or unimproved real property, which has become an area of deposit or collection for litter, garbage, junk, debris or discarded vehicles, vehicle parts or similar materials; or
   (d)   Any illegal activity occurring or originating on any premises, which is detrimental to the life, peace, quietude, health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the City.  For purposes of this subsection "illegal activity" shall mean any activity which constitutes a violation of any local, State or Federal law, statute, ordinance or any other rule or regulation.
(Ord. 09-14.  Passed 2-17-09.)