SEC. 7-150.  FINDINGS, PURPOSE, AND INTENT.
   (A)   The city council finds as follows:
      (1)   Certain detrimental conditions of property are injurious or potentially injurious to the public health, safety and welfare.  Such detrimental conditions contribute to the diminution of property values, to disproportionate expenditures of city funds for protection against hazards, crime, accidents, fires, and disease.  Such detrimental conditions interfere with the city's and community's efforts to protect the community from matters that are offensive to the senses and that interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property.
      (2)   Regulation of the uses and abuses of property as described herein reasonably relates to the proper exercise of police power to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
      (3)   Unless the city council undertakes corrective measures to alleviate such present and future detrimental conditions, the community's public services and quality of life will decline.
      (4)   The alleviation of such detrimental conditions will appreciate the values and appearance of property in the city, benefit the use and enjoyment of property in the city and will ultimately improve the city's tax base.
   (B)   This article is intended:
      (1)   To define as nuisances and attractive nuisances certain conditions that are harmful or detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the city;
      (2)   To promote the sound maintenance of property and to enhance the livability, community appearance, and social, economic, and environmental conditions of the city; and
      (3)   To correct nuisances and attractive nuisances in a manner that affords due process to all parties.
   (C)   This article is not intended to repeal, abrogate, annul or in any way impair or interfere with existing provisions of any other laws, ordinances, or with private restrictions placed upon property by covenant, deed, or other private agreement or with restrictive covenants running with the land to which the city is a party.
   (D)   This article provides the minimum standards for maintenance of property in the city.  Where this article imposes a greater restriction upon property or structures thereon than is imposed or required by existing provisions of law, ordinance, contract, or deed, the provisions of this article shall control.
(`64 Code, Sec. 19-62.1)  (Ord. No. 2331)