§ 1458.08  VACANT PROPERTY MAINTENANCE STANDARDS.
   All vacant commercial and industrial property within a UC-C Zoning District shall be maintained in accordance with the following Vacant Property Maintenance Standards:
   (a)   Exterior openings, except those prohibited by § 1458.07, 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 and Administrative Services Department.
   (b)   A vacant property shall be protected from deterioration and maintained in accordance with the Property Maintenance Code set forth in Chapter 1436 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Middletown.
   (c)   A vacant property and the property on which it is located shall be kept clean, safe, sanitary and free from public nuisance in accordance with Chapter 1458 and Chapter 1436 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Middletown.
   (d)   A vacant property shall display a hazardous identification placard that is readily visible from normal access points of the building pursuant to the Middletown Fire Department and in accordance with the International Association of Arson Investigators UAAI Vacant/Abandoned Building Marking system.
   (e)   A key box shall be installed on each vacant property in the City in case immediate access to the interior of the building by Division of Fire personnel is necessary for life-saving or firefighting purposes. Each key box shall be of a type that is approved by the Fire Marshal. The key box shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and shall be installed in a location approved by the Fire Marshal. 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. The person in control of the building shall immediately notify the Division of Fire and provide the new key when a lock is changed or rekeyed. The key to such lock shall be secured in the key box.
(Ord. O2019-18, passed 4-2-2019)