1302.08  VACANT BUILDING MAINTENANCE STANDARDS.
   All vacant commercial and industrial buildings and property within the City shall be maintained in accordance with the following Vacant Building Maintenance Standards:
   (a)    Exterior openings, except those prohibited by Section 1302.07(a)(2)E. which cannot be secured by locking an existing door or window shall be boarded secured and protected from intrusion by birds, vermin and trespassers in accordance with the United States Fire Administration's National Arson Prevention Initiative Board Up Procedures, hereby incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein. A copy of the United States Fire Administration's National Arson Prevention Initiative Board Up Procedures shall be kept on file with the Fire Department.
   (b)    A vacant commercial building shall be protected from deterioration and maintained in accordance with the Commercial Property Maintenance Code set forth in Part 13 of the Codified Ordinances ofthe City of Lorain.
   (c)   A vacant commercial building and the property on which it is located shall be kept clean, safe, sanitary and free from public nuisance in accordance with Part 13 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Lorain.
   (d)    A vacant commercial building shall display a hazardous identification placard that is readily visible from normal access points of the building pursuant to the Lorain Fire Department.
   (e)    A key box shall be installed on each vacant commercial building in the City in case immediate access to the interior of the building by Fire Department personnel is necessary for life-saving or firefighting purposes. Each key box shall be of a type that is approved by the Fire Chief. The key box shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and shall be installed to a location approved by the Fire Chief. The cost of purchase and installation of each key box shall be paid by the owner.  Each key box shall contain keys to gain access to all areas of the building including the roof and basement, with each key being clearly labeled as to its access point. The person in control of the building shall immediately notify the Fire Chief and provide the new key when a lock is changed or re-keyed. The key to such lock shall be secured in the key box.
      (Ord. 69-16.  Passed 7-5-16.)