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All nonresidential buildings and structures shall be free of all conditions that are dangerous and injurious to the public health, safety, and welfare of occupants or members of the general public. Without limitation of the foregoing requirement, the existence of any of the following conditions shall be deemed to be dangerous to the public health, safety and welfare for which a public necessity exists for the repair, closing, or demolition of such building or structure and must be corrected in accordance with the provisions of this section:
(A) Exterior walls that are not structurally sound, free from defects and damages, and capable of bearing imposed loads safely. Where a wall of a building has become exposed as a result of demolition of adjacent buildings, such wall must have all doors, windows, vents, or other similar openings closed with material of the type comprising the wall. The exposed wall shall be painted, stuccoed or bricked and sufficiently weatherproofed to prevent deterioration of the wall.
(B) Roofs shall be kept structurally sound and shall be maintained in such a manner so as to prevent rain or other objects from penetrating into the interior of the building.
(C) Such damage by fire, wind, or other causes as to render the building unsafe.
(D) Dilapidation, decay, unsanitary conditions, or disrepair, which is dangerous to the health and safety of the occupants or members of the general public.
(E) Buildings and structures including their environs that have accumulations of garbage, trash, or rubbish, which creates health and sanitation problems. All garbage and solid waste shall be in approved containers or stored in a safe and sanitary manner.
(F) Buildings and structures that have loose and insufficiently anchored overhanging objects, which constitute a danger of falling on persons or property.
(G) Buildings and structures that have cracked or broken glass, loose shingles, loose wood, crumbling stone or brick, loose or broken plastic, or other dangerous objects or similar hazardous conditions.
(H) Buildings and structures that have objects and elements protruding from building walls or roofs, which are unsafe or not properly secured or which can create a hazard such as abandoned electrical boxes and conduits, wires, sign brackets and other brackets, and similar objects.
(I) Exterior porches, landings, balconies, stairs, or fire escapes which are not structurally sound. All exterior porches, landings, balconies, stairs, and fire escapes shall be provided with banisters or railings properly designed and maintained to minimize the hazard of falling, and the same shall be kept sound, in good repair, and free of defects.
(J) Windows containing broken or cracked glass that could be in danger of falling or shattering.
(K) All openings originally designed as windows, doors, loading docks, or other means of egress or ingress which have been temporarily closed by boarding or other manner in a nonsecure manner so as to allow unauthorized admittance. If an opening is temporarily closed by boarding to secure the building or structure, the boarding shall be trim fit, sealed to prevent water intrusion, and the building or structure shall be maintained in a state that secures the building or structure from any unauthorized admittance from humans, animals, or birds.
(L) Any combination of conditions which in the judgment of the code enforcement officer renders any building or structure dangerous or injurious to the health, safety, or general welfare of occupants or members of the general public.
(Ord. - -, passed 3-2-2017)