For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ABANDONED OR JUNK VEHICLE.  Any vehicle that is partially or wholly dismantled, discarded, wrecked, on blocks or similar devices, stripped or scrapped; or a vehicle with one or more deflated tires or from which a wheel or tire has been removed; or any motor vehicle which is inoperable due to mechanical failure or mechanical disassembly or other reasons, whether currently registered or not. The absence of current registration or license plate lawfully assigned and affixed thereto or immobilization for 60 days shall be prima facie evidence of inoperability.
   AUTHORIZED RECEPTACLE.  A litter, refuse, trash or recyclable storage and collection receptacle, which is materially unaltered and has the lid or cover secured and closed as required and authorized pursuant to the City of Page Agreement for Garbage Collection.
   CITY AGREEMENT FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION.  The contemporary agreement for residential and commercial solid waste and recyclable collection and removal required to be on file with the City Clerk pursuant to § 50.01(B).
   DESIGNATED CITY OFFICIAL.  Any city employee, whether directed and authorized by the City Manager, job description, statute or by code or regulation adopted by the city, having purview over the respective issue.
   DISMANTLED.  Materially altered by removal of essential parts.
   GARBAGE.  Household waste (including single- and multiple-family residences and some commercial enterprises such as hotels, offices, restaurants and other such businesses) that is permitted to be placed in on-site receptacles.
   GRAFFITI.  As defined by § 131.01.
   GRASS.  Barnyard, Bermuda, Bromegrass, Johnson, bluegrass, crab, foxtail, ragweed, rye, wild oats or hybrids thereof.
   HAZARD.  A condition that presents a threat to life or public safety or that may cause physical harm in violation of Chapter 150 of this code of ordinances.
   HAZARDOUS WASTES.  Sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant or air pollution control facility, or other discarded materials, including solid, liquid, semisolid or contained gaseous material, resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations or from community or private activities which because of its quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment if improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of or otherwise managed.
   IMMINENT HAZARD.  A condition that presents an immediate threat to life or public safety or the likelihood of causing personal physical harm in violation of Chapter 150 of this code of ordinances.
   IMPROVED PROPERTY.  Land on which buildings or other structures are located or which has otherwise been developed for a legal use.
   INFESTATION.  The apparent presence of insects, rodents or other pests.
   JUNK.  Items that in their present state are of little or no apparent or objective economic value, except that which is confined within an industrial or commercial area in compliance with the City Zoning Code, including, but not limited to, discarded or scrapped furniture; glass, metal, paper, appliances, fixtures or machinery parts; inoperative machinery or appliances; vehicle bodies or parts, including tires; building material; litter; or discarded or empty containers.
   LAND.  All land in the city, whether improved or unimproved.
   LITTER.  Any rubbish, refuse, waste materials, paper, glass, cans, bottles, organic or inorganic trash, debris, dead animals or any foreign substance of any kind or description, including abandoned or junk vehicles, regardless of their value.
   LITTERING.  The act of placing, dumping, throwing or depositing litter.
   MANURE.  Animal excreta, including that accumulated in or from barns, stables, corrals, pens or conveyances used from stabling, transporting or penning of animals or fowl, with the exception of animal excreta purposely disposed of by spreading and tilling under the soil or used as fertilizer.
   NOTICE TO ABATE.  A notice issued to a property owner or occupant concerning a violation of this chapter or other code or regulation adopted by the city.
   OCCUPANT.  The person occupying or having possession or custody of a structure or premises as an owner, a lessee or otherwise.
   OWNER.  The person indicated on the public records as the owner of record of the property in question.
   PERSON.  A human being, enterprise, corporation, association, partnership, firm or society.
   PLANT GROWTH.  Vegetation, whether living or dead, such as grass, weeds, vines, bushes, cactus or trees.
   POLLUTED.  A condition that exists in water and is characterized by bacterial growth, algae, insect infestation, the remains of litter, debris, garbage or other foreign matter which, because of its nature or location, constitutes an unhealthy, unsafe or unsightly condition and a violation of any applicable health and safety codes.
   PUBLIC PLACE.  Any street, sidewalk, boulevard, alley, right-of-way or other public way and any public park, square, space, ground, path, trail or building.
   REFUSE.  All biodegradable or non-biodegradable solid or semisolid wastes, except human excreta, but including garbage, rubbish, ashes, trash, manure, dead animals, junk vehicles, construction materials and industrial wastes.
   RESPONSIBLE PARTY.  An owner, lessee, cotenant, occupant, manager or other person responsible for the maintenance or condition of the real property, including buildings, grounds, lots or premises, or a person otherwise charged with a violation of this chapter.
   RUBBISH.  All non-biodegradable solid wastes, excluding ashes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, cardboard, waste metal, tin cans, yard clippings, wood, glass, bedding, crockery, construction and similar materials.
   STORED.  Parking, leaving, locating, keeping, maintaining, depositing, remaining or being physically present on private property.
   STREET or HIGHWAY.  The entire width between the boundary lines or every way publicly owned or maintained.
   TRASH.  Paper, rags, old clothing, paper containers, pieces of wood, rubber or plastic, boxes, barrels or crates, construction materials, feathers, weeds, grass and tree limbs or shrub limbs.
   UNIMPROVED PROPERTY.  Bare land upon which no buildings or other structures have been erected or which otherwise undeveloped for a legal use.
   UNFIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION.  In such dilapidated or unsafe condition as to present an immediate safety or fire hazard or in such unsanitary conditions as to be a menace to health or lacking water, sewer or electrical facilities for proper maintenance of sanitary, safe and healthful conditions in violation of Chapter 150 of this code of ordinances.
   VEHICLE.  Every device by which any person or property is or may be transported.
   WEEDS.  Any vegetation which is, or is likely to be, detrimental, destructive or unsightly and difficult to control or eradicate, including, but not limited to, bull thistle, cocklebur, foxtail, horseweed, lambsquarters, London rocket, mallow, milkweed, pigweed, mustards, prickly lettuce, ragweed, Russian thistle, goat heads, tumble weeds, sheperdspurse, sow thistle, White Horse-nettle, willow-weed and those types of plant growth defined as noxious weeds by A.R.S. § 3-201 regardless of whether a particular property owner or occupant who is the subject of enforcement action under this code regards the growth as desirable.
(1976 Code, § 9-1-2)  (Ord. 593-12, passed 8-8-2012; Ord. 628-16, passed 6-22-2016)