521.08  LITTERING AND DEPOSIT OF GARBAGE, RUBBISH, JUNK, ETC.
   (a)    No person shall, without lawful authority, place or dispose of in any manner, upon any public property or upon the premises of another, any paper, trash, garbage, waste, rubbish, refuse, junk or any substance or material which is or may become noxious, offensive, injurious or dangerous to the public health, comfort or safety.
   (b)    No person shall cause or allow trash, garbage, waste, rubbish, refuse or any other noxious or offensive materials or substances to be collected or remain in any place to the
damage or prejudice of others or of the public, or unlawfully obstruct, impede, divert, corrupt or render unwholesome or impure any natural watercourse.
   (c)    Exterior property areas of all premises shall be kept free of any object, material or conditions which may create a health, accident or fire hazard, public nuisance or qualified nuisances which adversely affect the value of surrounding properties. Some examples of qualified nuisances are: outside storage of seldom moved or immovable vehicles in conspicuous positions where such storage is not part of the business conducted on the premises; collections of junk, rubbish, debris, tools and other objectionable materials outside of buildings in the residential and retail zones; permitting buildings to fall into serious disrepair, including paint requirements when the uncovered wood shows evidence of drying out or similar defects, and similar nuisances.
   The Building Commissioner is empowered to inspect and examine any property against which a complaint is filed and shall thereupon prepare a written report on his findings. If, in his judgment, a violation exists, written notice to terminate the nuisance shall be served by certified mail upon the owner or occupant of the premises, such notice to contain a time limit in which the nuisance shall be abated. (Ord. 26-1964. Passed 9-8-64.)
   (d)    Whoever is convicted of a violation of this section shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
(Ord. 50-1981. Passed 9-22-81.)