1325.29  EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR PROPERTY AREAS.
   (a)    Exterior Property Areas. No owner, agent or occupant of any premises shall maintain or permit to be maintained at or on the exterior property areas of such premises any condition which deteriorates or debases the appearance of the neighborhood; or reduces property values in the neighborhood; or creates a fire, safety or health hazard; or which is a public nuisance; including but not limited to the following:
      (1)    Broken or dilapidated fences, walls or other structures.
      (2)    Improperly installed or maintained public sidewalks, walks, driveways and driveway aprons which are in a defective condition in any of the following listed particulars:
         A.    Any block having multiple cracks or any single crack larger than one-half inch wide.
         B.    Adjoining sections of block, or portion thereof, whose edges differ vertically by one inch or more.
         C.    Blocks having a transverse slope in excess of one inch per horizontal foot toward the street.
         D.    Blocks having a reverse slope that impound water to a depth of one-half inch or more. (Slope toward property.)
         E.    Blocks having depressions that impound water to a depth of one inch or more.
         F.    Blocks having disintegrated or deteriorated areas.
Provided further that every public sidewalk shall be concrete or stone slab.
      (3)    Out-of-use or nonusable appliances, dilapidated automobiles or automobile parts.
      (4)    Rugs, rags or other materials hung on lines or in other places on such premises, which materials are not being used for general household or housekeeping purposes; broken, dilapidated or unusable furniture, mattresses or other household furnishing; plastic materials, paints, miscellaneous coverings and/or any other materials, including those described in this section, placed at or on the premises in such a manner as to be patently unsightly, grotesque or offensive to the senses.
   (b)    Interior Property Areas. Interior property areas of all premises shall be kept free of any debris, object, material or condition which creates a health, accident or fire hazard.
   (c)    Parking Lots in Commercial Areas. Asphalt or concrete parking lots shall be kept in a safe condition, free from chuck holes, depressions or large cracks.
   If such parking lots are found to be in need of repair, the Building Commissioner shall cause a written certified notice to be sent to the owner of such property requiring resurfacing for all or any part thereof.
   The notice shall set forth the amount of time for compliance and shall be determined by the Commissioner of Building considering the extent of repair, cost of repair and prevailing weather conditions, but in no event less than thirty days nor more than ninety days.
   (d)    Concrete or Asphalt Driveway Aprons. Concrete or asphalt driveway aprons which are in need of repair or constitute a condition dangerous to the public using the same, shall be replaced.
   A written certified notice shall be sent to the owners of such property. Time for compliance shall be deemed by the Building Commissioner.
   (e)    Parking Lot Maintenance. Parking lots shall be kept in a clean sanitary condition, free from scrap paper and miscellaneous debris.
   Such containers as are required for debris shall be installed.
   Landscaping shall be kept in good condition and appearance and grass, weeds and other growth kept to a minimum of six inches.
(Ord. 21-1980. Passed 5-13-80.)