It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant, or person having control or management of any land within the city to permit a public nuisance to develop thereon. The following conditions are declared to be public nuisances:
   (A)   Environmental nuisance.
      (1)   Household items. The outdoor storage or display of household items.
      (2)   Dangerous trees or stacks adjoining street. Any tree, stack, or other object standing in such a condition that it is likely to, if the condition is allowed to continue, endanger the life, limb, or property of, or cause hurt, damage, or injury to persons or property by the falling thereof or of parts thereof.
      (3)   Accumulation of rubbish. An accumulation on any premises of filth, refuse, trash, garbage, or other waste material which endangers the public health, welfare, or safety, or materially interferes with the peaceful enjoyment by owners or occupants of adjacent property because of the danger that it will catch or communicate fire, attract and propagate vermin, rodents, or insects, or blow rubbish into any street, sidewalk, or property of another.
      (4)   Excessive plant growth. Any plant growth exceeding 12 inches in height, excessive accumulations of grass, weeds, rubbish, leaves, dead tree, or other abandoned vegetation; other than crops, trees, bushes, flowers or other ornamental plants.
      (5)   Disposal or accumulation of materials. Disposal or accumulation of any foul, decaying, or putrescent substances or other offensive materials in or on any lot, tract of land, street, highway or any sidewalk or alley abutting any of these which shall be reason of such offensive odor.
   (B)   Health hazard. Any accumulation of rubbish, plant material, scrap metal, car parts, appliances, or any other material which attracts vermin, rodents, or insects, or is otherwise injurious to the public health.
   (C)   Interference with use of others. Any condition which materially interferes with the peaceful enjoyment by owners/occupants of adjacent property.
   (D)   Storage of explosives. The storage of explosive material which creates a safety hazard to other property or persons in the vicinity.
   (E)   Open wells. The maintenance of any open, uncovered, or insecurely covered cistern, cellar, well, pit, excavation, or vault situated upon private premises in any open or unfenced lot or place.
   (F)   Trees and shrubbery obstructing streets, sidewalks, and drainage. The growing and maintenance of trees or shrubbery which in any way interferes with the use, construction, or maintenance of streets or sidewalks, causes injury to streets or sidewalks, or constitutes an obstruction to drainage.
   (G)   Keeping of animals. The failure to keep an animal’s pen, yard, lot, or other enclosure in a sanitary condition and free from preventable offensive odors.
   (H)   Junk; scrap metal; motor vehicles. The storage of motor vehicles in an inoperative condition, motor vehicles unfit for further use, automobile parts, or scrap metal within the city limits except on premises authorized by the city for such purposes.
(`91 Code, § 92.03) (Am. Ord. 9-15-97B-1997-98, passed 10-20-97) Penalty, see § 92.99