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ABATEMENT: The removal, stoppage, prostration, or destruction of that which causes or constitutes a nuisance, whether by breaking or pulling it down, or otherwise destroying, or effacing it.
BUILDING DEPARTMENT: The duly appointed building official of the city of Mountain Home or his designated representative.
FIRE HAZARD: Any thing or act which increases or may cause an increase of the hazard or menace of fire to a greater degree than that customarily recognized as normal by persons in the public service regularly engaged in preventing, suppressing, or extinguishing fires; or any thing or act which may obstruct, delay, hinder, or interfere with the operations of the fire department or the egress of occupants in the event of fire.
OWNER: The owner of record based on the county assessor's records or any person with legal, financial or equitable interest in the property on which the alleged public nuisance exists at the time of the violation.
PROPERTY: Any real property, premises, structure or location on which a public nuisance is alleged to exist.
PUBLIC NUISANCE: Any fence, wall, shed, house, garage, building, structure or any part of any of the aforesaid; or any tree, pole, smokestack, or any excavation, hole, pit, basement, cellar, sidewalk subspace, or landing dock; or any lot, land, yard, premises or location which in its entirety, or in part thereof, by reason of the condition in which the same is found or permitted to be or remain, shall or may endanger the health, safety, life, limb or property, or cause any hurt, harm, inconvenience, discomfort, damage or injury to any one or more individuals in the city, in any one or more of the following particulars:
A. By reason of being a public nuisance at common law or in equity jurisprudence.
B. By reason of being an attractive nuisance which may prove detrimental to children whether in a building, on the premises of a building, or upon an empty lot. This includes any abandoned wells, shafts, basements, or excavations; abandoned refrigerators and motor vehicles; or any structurally unsound fences, buildings or structures; or any lumber, trash, debris or vegetation which may prove a hazard for inquisitive minors.
C. By reason of being a menace, threat and/or hazard to the general health and safety of the community.
D. By reason of being a fire hazard.
E. By reason of being unsafe for occupancy, or use on, in, upon, about or around the aforesaid property.
F. By reason of lack of sufficient or adequate maintenance of the property, or buildings or structures thereon, or by being vacant or abandoned, any of which depreciates the enjoyment and use of the property in the immediate vicinity to such an extent that it is harmful to the community in which such property is situated or such condition exists.
SUMMARY ABATEMENT: Abatement of the nuisance by the city, or by a contractor employed by the city, by removal, repair, or other acts without notice to the owner, agent, or occupant of the property except for the notice required by this chapter. (Ord. 1343, 7-23-2001)