§ 153.01  PURPOSE.
   This chapter is adopted to establish a program for identifying and registering vacant commercial and industrial buildings within the city that may present a fire hazard, that may provide temporary occupancy by transients, that may detract from private and/or public efforts to rehabilitate or maintain surrounding buildings, and that may present a hazard to the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Through a registration, inspection, and monitoring process, vacant commercial and industrial buildings will be kept weather-tight and secure from trespassers, will provide safe entry to police officers and firefighters in times of emergency, will not impede private and/or public efforts to rehabilitate or maintain surrounding buildings, and will not otherwise present a public hazard so that the health, safety, and welfare of the public is served by these regulations.
(1982 Code, § 165.01)  (Ord. 2013-10, passed 2-10-2014; Ord. 2017-04, passed 8-14-2017)