1428.04  EXTERIOR MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES; ENFORCEMENT.
   (a)    Maintenance of the exterior and premises of all Properties. In addition to the building maintenance requirements required by the International Property Maintenance Code, the owner or occupant of any building shall be responsible for maintaining, in a clean and sanitary condition, the building, structures and premises, which he or she occupies or controls.
   (b)    Maintenance of Exteriors of Buildings and Structures.
      (1)    All exterior parts of every building and structure shall be maintained in accordance with original construction standard, shall be kept weather tight and shall be maintained so as to resist decay or deterioration from any cause.
      (2)    Any building or structure whose exterior surface is bare, deteriorated, decaying, disintegrating or in poor repair, must be repaired.
         A.    All buckled, rotted, decayed or deteriorated walls, doors, windows, porches, floors, steps, ceilings, soffits, posts, sills, trim and their missing members, must be replaced and put in good condition.
         B.    All replacements must match and conform to the original design if not replaced completely.
         C.    All exterior wood or exterior unfinished surfaces must be sealed and painted, surface-covered with other protective coating or treated to prevent rot and decay, and substantially conform and match the existing paint or surface covering and original design or replacement thereof. All exterior walls and surfaces must be properly protected against the weather where such are defective or lack weather protection, including lack of paint or surface covering, or where such have weathered due to lack of proper protective covering.
      (3)    Any dwelling or appurtenant structure whose exterior surface is deteriorated, decaying or disintegrating, has materially weathered with dirt or grime or has been impaired through peeling or flaking of the paint or other protective coating, shall be repaired, repainted or resurfaced.
   (c)    Condition of Exterior and Interior Property Areas.
      (1)    Exterior property areas. No owner, agent or occupant of any premises shall maintain or permit to be maintained at or on the exterior property areas of such premises any condition which deteriorates or debases the appearance of the neighborhood; or reduces property values in the neighborhood; or creates a fire, safety or health hazard; or which is a public nuisance; including, but not limited to, the following:
         A.    Broken or dilapidated fences, walls or other structures.
         B.    Improperly installed or maintained driveways or service walks. For purposes of this subsection, "improperly installed or maintained driveways or service walks" means having failed to pass an inspection which includes, but is not limited to, the following items:
            1.    That where existing gravel or slag driveways or aprons are maintained, the material shall be confined and distributed equally throughout the drive's length and breadth so as not to have bare areas and to prevent vegetation from growing through.
            2.    That on asphalt driveways there be a 2 inch topcoating and a 4 to 6 inch base.
            3.    That broken or deteriorated areas of the driveway shall be repaired or replaced.
            4.    That all driveway expansions be built and maintained in the same material and standards as the rest of the driveway unless otherwise approved by the Building Inspector.
            5.    Gaps, deteriorated or broken areas of an asphalt or concrete walkway must be repaired or replaced.
         C.    Out of use, non-usable or improperly stored appliances, dilapidated automobiles or automobile parts, machinery of any type; broken, dilapidated or unusable furniture, mattresses or other household furnishings; plastic materials, paints, miscellaneous building materials, wood, construction debris, coverings and/or any other materials, including those described in this section, placed at or on:
            1.    The front yard; or
            2.    Any other portion of said premises in such a manner as to be patently unsightly or offensive to the senses.
   Materials covered by this section include, but are not limited to, toilets, bathtubs, refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers and other household appliances and parts thereof regardless of their purported use.
         D.    All grass shall be maintained in accordance with Section 660.16 , and shrubbery must be trimmed and maintained in a neat manner that does not encroach on or touch the dwelling and so as not to create a health or safety hazard or create a public nuisance.
      (2)    Interior property areas. Interior property areas of all premises shall be kept free of objects or materials or conditions which create a health, accident or fire hazard.
   (d)    Secondary or Appurtenant Structures. All secondary or appurtenant structures such as sheds, barns, garages, etc., and any extensions or additions thereto shall be maintained in good repair and free from health, accident and fire hazards, or shall be removed from the premises. For purposes of this section, a demolition permit obtained pursuant to the provisions contained in the Building Code may be required.
   (e)    Infestation by Pests. All dwelling structures, and the premises thereof, shall be maintained free from sources of breeding, harborage, and infestation by insects, vermin or rodents.
   (f)    Enforcement. Whoever violates any provision of this section, or fails to comply with any lawful order issued pursuant thereto, is guilty of a fourth degree misdemeanor, for a first offense, and a misdemeanor of the third degree for a second offense and each subsequent offense. Each day during which noncompliance or a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
(Ord. 2017-15.  Passed 7-19-17.)