A.   Declaration Of Nuisance: Each of the conditions listed in subsection B of this section, unless otherwise permitted by law, is declared to constitute a public nuisance.
   B.   Nuisances Enumerated: Whenever the Enforcement Officer determines that any of these conditions exist upon any premises, the officer may require or provide for the abatement thereof pursuant to this chapter: the erecting, maintaining, using, placing, depositing, causing, allowing, leaving or permitting to be or remain in or upon any private lot, building, structure, or premises, or in or upon any street, avenue, alley, park, parkway or other public or private place in the City, any one or more of the following places, conditions, things or acts to the prejudice, danger, or annoyance of others:
      1.   Manure Or Rubbish Accumulations: Accumulations of manure or rubbish except a compost pile so covered or concealed as not to affect the health, safety or depreciation of adjoining property;
      2.   Burning Refuse Or Hay:
         a.   Burning or disposal of refuse, sawdust or other material in such a manner to cause or permit ashes, sawdust, soot or cinders to be cast upon the streets or alleys of the City, or to cause or permit dense smoke, noxious fumes, ashes, soot or gases arising from such burning to become annoying or injurious to the health, comfort, or repose of the general public;
         b.   The depositing or burning or causing to be deposited or burned in any street, alley, sidewalk, park, parkway, or other public place which is open to travel, any hay, straw, grass, grass clippings, paper, wood, boards, boxes, leaves, manure, or other rubbish or material;
      3.   Animal Carcasses: Carcasses of animals not buried or destroyed within twenty four (24) hours after death;
      4.   Stagnant Water: Ponds or pools of stagnant water;
      5.   Snow And Ice On Sidewalks: All snow and ice not removed from public sidewalks within a reasonable time after the snow and ice have ceased to be deposited thereon;
      6.   Tree Limbs Overhanging Sidewalks: All limbs of trees overhanging a public sidewalk which are less than ten feet (10') above the surface of said sidewalk, or overhanging a City street which are less than twelve feet (12') above the surface of said street;
      7.   Vines Or Climbing Plants Growing Into Streets: The existence of any vines or climbing plants growing into or over any street, public hydrant, pole or elect roller, or the existence of any shrub, vine or plant, growing on, around or in front of any hydrant, standpipe, sprinkler system connection or any other appliance or facility provided for fire protection purposes in such a way as to obscure the view thereof or impair the access thereto; or obstruct or interfere with the proper diffusion from the light from any streetlamp;
      8.   Obstructing Streets: Any use of property abutting on a public street or sidewalk or any use of public street or sidewalk which causes any obstructing of traffic and the free use of the streets or sidewalks; provided, that this subsection shall not apply to events, programs or parades authorized by the City Council;
      9.   Poisonous Substances: Any poisonous or harmful substance which is reasonably accessible to persons or to animals;
      10.   Nauseous Pens Or Stables: The keeping, using or maintaining of any pen, stable, lot, place or premises in which any hog, sheep, goat, cattle, mink, fox, chinchilla, nutria, fowl or in which any other animal or bird may be confined or kept, in such a manner as to be nauseous, foul or offensive to any considerable number of persons;
      11.   Animals Making Noises: See section 5-8-5 of this title;
      12.   Dead Or Diseased Trees And Shrubs:
         a.   The existence of any dead, diseased, infested or dying tree that may constitute a danger to property or persons;
         b.   All shrubs, bushes, trees or vegetation which has grown and died and which is a fire hazard;
      13.   Weeds: All grass and/or weeds which exceed twelve inches (12") in height in a nonagricultural use;
      14.   Horticultural Pests: The existence of caterpillar infestations or other horticultural pests;
      15.   Blackberry Vines: Premises overgrown with blackberry vines;
      16.   Building Materials Storage; Permit: The storage or keeping on any premises for more than sixty (60) days of any used or unused building materials, without a special permit from the building inspector; provided, that nothing herein shall:
         a.   Prohibit such storage without a permit when done in conjunction with a construction project for which a building permit has been issued and which is being prosecuted diligently to completion;
         b.   Prohibit such storage without a permit on the premises of a bona fide lumberyard, dealer of building materials or other commercial enterprise when the same is permitted under the zoning ordinance and other applicable ordinances;
         c.   Make lawful any such storage or keeping when it is prohibited by other ordinances or laws;
      17.   Dilapidated Fence: The existence of any fence or other structure or thing on private property abutting or fronting upon any public street, sidewalk or place which is in a sagging, leaning, fallen, decayed or other dilapidated or unsafe condition;
      18.   Drainage Onto Sidewalk: The existence of any drainage onto or over any sidewalk or public pedestrian way;
      19.   Privies And Cesspools: Privies, vaults, cesspools, sumps, pits, or like places;
      20.   Trash Or Abandoned Materials:
         a.   Any tin cans, bottles, glass, cans, ashes, small pieces of scrap iron, wire, pipe, metal articles, bric-a-brac, broken stone or cement, broken crockery, broken glass, broken plaster, and all other trash or abandoned material, unless the same is kept in covered bins or metal receptacles approved by the building inspector;
         b.   Any trash, litter, rags, accumulations of empty barrels, boxes, crates, packing cases, mattresses, bedding excelsior, packing hay, straw, or other packing material, lumber not neatly piled, scrap iron, tin, pipe, and other metal not neatly piled;
      21.   Dangerous Buildings: Any unsightly and dangerous building, billboard or other structure, or any old, abandoned or partially destroyed building or structure, or any building or structure commenced and left unfinished;
      22.   Junkyards Or Dumping Grounds Not Properly Fenced: All places not properly fenced which are used or maintained as junkyards or dumping grounds, or for the wrecking, disassembling, repair or rebuilding of automobiles, trucks, tractors or machinery of any kind, or for the storing or leaving of worn out, wrecked or abandoned automobiles, trucks, tractors, or machinery of any kind or of any of the parts thereof, or for the storing or leaving of any machinery or equipment used by contractors or builders or by other persons, which said places are kept or maintained so as to essentially interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property by others;
      23.   Discarded Vehicles: Deposit, keep or leave or to permit to be deposited, kept or left in any place accessible to children, or in any place viewable from a public street or alley, any abandoned, unused, nonrunning or discarded automobile, truck or other such vehicle, or any vehicle hulk or any part thereof. For the purposes of this subsection "abandoned, unused, nonrunning" refers to a vehicle which is not movable under its own power and which has been in a stationary position for more than fourteen (14) days;
      24.   Repairing Vehicles On Streets: Repair of an automobile, truck or other motor vehicle of any kind upon the public streets, alleys or other public property of the City;
      25.   Unwholesome Meat Or Hides: Any putrid, unsound or unwholesome bones, meat, hides, skins, or the whole or any part of any dead animal, fish or fowl, butcher's trimmings and offal, or any waste vegetable or animal matter in any quantity, garbage, human excreta or other offensive substance; provided, nothing contained in this chapter shall prevent the temporary retention of waste in receptacles in the manner approved by the building inspector of the City;
      26.   Offensive Businesses: The erection, continuance or use of any building, room or other place in the City for the exercise of any trade, employment or manufacture which, by occasioning noxious exhalations, offensive odors or other annoyances, is discomforting or offensive or detrimental to the health of individuals or of the public;
      27.   Playing Mechanical Musical Instrument To Attract Customers: The playing or causing to be played, in front of any building where any show, moving picture exhibition or theatrical performance is given, or in the open vestibule or area of any building, of any automatic or mechanical musical instrument for the attraction of customers;
      28.   Loudspeakers, Unnecessary Use: Making, causing or permitting to be made by means of any speaker or other sound amplifying device, or horn or other mechanical device, or by outcry, loud speaking, singing or by any other means of discordant and unnecessary noise of any kind which annoys any considerable number of persons lawfully in the immediate area;
      29.   Abandoned Excavations: Any unguarded or abandoned excavation, pit, well, or holes which would endanger safety.
   C.   Prevention Of Nuisances: In addition to the nuisances declared in subsection B of this section, all violations of City of Orting ordinances are found and declared to be detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare and are further found and declared to be nuisances. It is unlawful and a violation of this chapter, whether by act or omission, to cause, create, maintain, suffer, or allow a nuisance to occur, exist, or remain. Nuisances create public harm. Prevention and correction of nuisances are necessary to prevent public harm. (Ord. 2019-1042, 2-27-2019)