(A)   Pursuant to G.S. § 160A-441, it is hereby declared that there exist within the jurisdiction of the village dwellings which are unfit for human habitation due to dilapidation; defects increasing the hazards of fire, accidents, and other calamities; lack of ventilation, light, and sanitary facilities and other conditions rendering such dwellings unsafe or unsanitary, dangerous, and detrimental to the health, safety, and morals, and otherwise inimical to the welfare of the residents of the village.
   (B)   In order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents within the jurisdiction of the village as authorized by G.S. Chapter 160A, Article 19, Part 6, it is the purpose of this chapter to establish minimum standards of fitness for the initial and continued occupancy of all buildings used for human habitation, as expressly authorized by G.S. § 160A-444.
(Ord. 14-16, passed 4-8-2014)