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(A) If the Building Inspector shall find that the junkyard is dangerous or prejudicial to public safety because of any one or more of the reasons hereinafter set out, he or she shall notify the owner and person in occupancy of the junkyard of such finding and shall state in notice that the recipient has 30 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery of the notice to correct the condition found, failing which the town will cause the condition to be abated at the owners’ and occupants’ expense (and they shall be jointly and severally liable therefor), that the expense of this action shall be a lien upon the premises where the trouble existed and shall be collected in the manner for collection of unpaid taxes.
(B) A condition shall be dangerous or prejudicial to public health and safety if the Building Inspector finds that it:
(1) Is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, insects, rats, vermin or other pests;
(2) Is a place where pools or ponds of water collect;
(3) Consists of one or more areas where weeds or other noxious vegetation are allowed to grow above eight inches height;
(4) Has junk, wrecked cars, car parts, machinery or equipment not securely enclosed so as to prevent access by children;
(5) Contains areas or materials wherein rats, mice, vermin and other pests may seek shelter and make nests;
(6) Unreasonably distracts the operators of motor vehicles;
(7) Interferes with the view of motor vehicle drivers or traffic regulations or control; or
(8) Constitutes an attractive nuisance.
(C) Any person aggrieved by a finding of the Building Inspector may appeal therefrom to the Town Council by filing a written notice of the appeal with the Town Clerk within 20 days of the date of the mailing of personal delivery of the notice from the Building Inspector required by this division (C).
(1991 Code, § 11-88) (Ord. passed 8-19-1986) Penalty, see § 10.99