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The following are declared to be nuisances affecting public peace and safety:
(A) All snow and ice not removed from public sidewalks by the owner or occupant in control of the abutting private property adjacent thereto, within 24 hours after the snow or other precipitation causing the condition has ceased to fall;
(B) All deciduous tree leaves not promptly removed and cleaned up from private property and abutting public rights-of-way by the owner or occupant in control of the property after the type or variety of the deciduous trees has substantially seasonally lost its leaves;
(C) All grass or weeds growing upon any private property or abutting public rights-of-way by the owner or occupant in control of the property when the grass or weeds is greater than six inches in height or is going to seed;
(D) All trees, hedges, signs, billboards or other obstructions which prevent persons within 50 feet of a street (or other public right-or-way) intersection from having a clear view of all other traffic approaching the intersection;
(E) All wires and limbs of trees which are within eight feet of the surface of a sidewalk or within 14 feet of a street or other public right-of-way or otherwise constitute a danger to pedestrians or vehicles;
(F) All unnecessary noises and annoying vibrations;
(G) Obstructions and excavations affecting the ordinary use by the public of streets, alleys, sidewalks or public grounds, except under such conditions as are permitted by city code or other applicable law;
(H) Radio aerials or television antennas erected or maintained in a dangerous manner so as to constitute a hazard to surrounding property;
(I) Any use of property abutting on a public street or sidewalk or any use of a public street or sidewalk which causes large crowds of people to gather, obstructing traffic and the free uses of the streets or sidewalks unless the same is authorized by a permit issued by the city;
(J) All hanging signs, awnings and other similar structures over streets and sidewalks, or so situated so as to endanger public safety, or not permitted, constructed and maintained as provided by city code;
(K) The allowing of rain water, ice or snow to fall from any building or structure or to be deposited or placed by a private person upon any street or sidewalk or to flow across any sidewalk;
(L) The pumping or intentional movement of any ground or subsurface water upon any street or sidewalk as to flow across any sidewalk;
(M) Any barbed wire fence less than six feet above the ground and within three feet of a public sidewalk or way;
(N) All dangerous, unguarded machinery in any public place, or so situated or operated on private property as to attract the public;
(O) Untreated wastewater cast upon or permitted to flow upon any property;
(P) (1) The outdoor storage of abandoned, junked, discarded or unlicensed vehicles, whether self-propelled or towed, upon private property within the city is hereby declared to be detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare of the community, aesthetically unattractive and detracting from the enjoyment of the environment by the residents, tending to depreciate neighborhood property values and is an infringement on their properties and homes. The same also constitutes a potential nuisance to the community and may imperil safety. The control of the outdoor storage of abandoned, junked or discarded vehicles, seldom or never used recreational vehicles or trailers is therefore regulated for the preservation of the health, safety and general welfare of the city.
(2) In addition, the accumulation or storage of discarded, worn out, inoperable materials or items which are no longer used for the purposes for which they were manufactured or made is hereby declared to be detrimental to the public health, safety and general welfare of the community, aesthetically unattractive and detracting from the enjoyment of the environment by the residents, tending to depreciate neighborhood property values, and is an infringement on their properties and homes. The same also constitutes a potential nuisance to the community and may imperil safety. The control of the
accumulation and storage of the items and materials is, therefore, regulated for the preservation of the health, safety and general welfare of the city.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, company, partnership or corporation, either as a private property owner, vehicle owner, occupant, lessee, agent, tenant or otherwise, to openly store or deposit or cause or permit to be openly stored or deposited an abandoned, junked, discarded or unlicensed vehicle or vehicles, whether self-propelled or towed, or parts or pieces thereof, on any private property within the city, except as permitted in junkyards as described in other sections of this code, unless the vehicle or part or piece thereof is stored or deposited in a completely enclosed building. The covering of the vehicles with a tarpaulin or car cover of any type will not be permitted and will be deemed a violation of this code.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, company, partnership or corporation, whether by principal or agent, to park, store or permit to be parked or stored any abandoned vehicle or vehicles, whether self-propelled or towed, on the public streets or alleys of the city.
(c) The parking of any type of vehicle or vehicles including automobiles, trailers, campers, camper shells, utility vehicles, snowmobiles and boats, whether self-propelled or towed, shall be limited to four (4) per residential unit and shall be parked in garage, carport, parking pad or driveway of said residential unit. All such vehicles shall be in operable condition and must be currently registered or licensed.
(d) No vehicles, whether self-propelled or towed, shall be parked or kept in the front yard area of a residence. Properly licensed and operable vehicles may be stored in the rear yard of a residential unit. Parking areas, other than the principal driveway, must maintain a minimum three-foot setback from lot lines.
(e) At all times that a vehicle which is being repaired or restored is not being worked on, the vehicle shall be covered by a vehicle cover capable of resisting wind, rain and other weather-related circumstances. The area where the vehicle is being repaired or restored shall be free of debris, litter, discarded parts or equipment. The vehicle cover must cover the entire vehicle and be securely fastened to the vehicle. The use of bricks, stones, blocks or other material as a fastener shall not be permitted. Any such vehicle repairs or restoration shall be limited to a period not longer than 30 calendar days or the area wherein the vehicle is being repaired or restored shall be in an enclosed structure.
(f) No vehicle including, but not limited to, automobiles, trailers, campers, camper shells, utility vehicles, snowmobiles and boats, whether self-propelled or towed, shall be offered for sale on any property within city limits which property is not the primary residence of owner, and limited to one vehicle per parcel, unless the property is zoned appropriately and a designated parking area for vehicle display has been established. The display or storage of vehicles on the sites shall be in compliance with other provisions of the code in regards to parking. This division (P)(2)(f) does not apply to car dealerships properly licensed by the state or prohibit any person from displaying a “for sale” sign on a self-propelled vehicle being legally operated in compliance with other provisions of the code.
(g) No person shall store or accumulate any worn out or discarded materials or items which are no longer used for the purposes for which they were manufactured or made, including, but not limited to, motor vehicle parts, motor vehicle waste, household appliances or parts thereof, tools, building materials, tin cans, glass, furniture, mattresses, box springs, crates, cardboard or other debris, brush or materials. This division (P)(2)(g) does not apply to persons and sites licensed as solid waste or recycling operations.
(h) Tires, for sale at an appropriate business location, shall be stored in a totally enclosed structure or securely covered to prevent the collection of stagnant rain water. Any tires not stored in such a manner shall be considered waste material and must be disposed of in a proper and lawful manner to prevent the collection of stagnant rain water in the tires.
(i) Cans, buckets, pots, tires, pools and other similar containers that may hold standing/ stagnant water are considered potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes and are thus considered a public nuisance and must be removed.
(Q) Any well, hole or similar excavation which is left uncovered or in such other condition as to constitute a hazard to any child coming on the premises where it is located;
(R) Obstruction to the free flow of water in a natural waterway or a public street drain, gutter or ditch with trash or other materials;
(S) The placing or throwing on any street, sidewalk or other public property of any glass, tacks, nails, bottle, dirt, snow, ice or other substance which litters public property or which may injure any person or animal or damage any pneumatic tire when passing over the substance;
(T) Entry upon the premises of another if the person entering has been given oral or written notice not to, or if the premises are clearly marked with “no trespassing” signs posted so as to be in plain view along all routes of access to the premises, unless the entry is upon official business of a government agency or public utility;
(U) The depositing of garbage, construction debris or other refuse on a public right-of-way or on adjacent private property; and
(V) All other conditions or things which are likely to cause injury to the person or property of anyone.
(Prior Code, § 10.56) (Ord. 107, Third Series, effective 5-2-1991; Ord. 271, Third Series, effective 1-13-2005; Ord. 353, Third Series, effective 4-13-2017) Penalty, see § 10.99