§ 156.25  SECURITY REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Properties subject to this section shall be maintained in a secure manner so as not to be accessible to unauthorized persons. 
   (B)   Vacated building maintenance standards. A building shall be deemed adequately protected from intrusion by trespassers and from deterioration by the weather if:
      (1)   Building openings: doors, windows, areaways and other openings are weather tight and secured against entry by birds, vermin and trespassers. Missing or broken doors, windows and opening coverings are covered with at least one-half inch of CDX plywood, weather protected, tightly fitted to the opening and secured by screws or bolts. The use of plywood for such purposes shall be a temporary measure intended to address security concerns only; the plywood shall be removed and replaced with a door or a window, as the case may be, within such time as is specified in a notice from a City Building Inspector and/or Ordinance Enforcement Officer as set forth in the provisions of § 156.28.
      (2)   Roofs: the roof and flashings are sound, tight, will not admit moisture, and drained to prevent dampness or deterioration in the walls or interior.
      (3)   Drainage: the building gutters and downspouts are watertight and entire storm drainage system is adequately sized, installed in an approved manner, functional and discharged in an approved manner.
      (4)   Building structure: the building is maintained in good repair, structurally sound, free from debris, rubbish and garbage, and sanitary, and interior floors, walking surfaces and stairs are structurally sound, and interior walls and ceilings are free of loose or hanging plaster and finishes, so as not to pose a threat to the public health or safety.
      (5)   Structural members: the structural members are free of deterioration and capable of safely bearing imposed dead and live loads.
      (6)   Foundation walls: the foundation walls are plumb, free from open cracks and breaks, and rat-proof.
      (7)   Exterior walls: the exterior walls are free of holes, breaks, and loose or rotting materials. Exposed metal and wood surfaces are protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weather coating materials, such as paint or similar surface treatment.
      (8)   Decorative features: the cornices, belt courses, corbels, terra cotta trim, wall facings and similar decorative features are safe, anchored, and in good repair. Exposed metal and wood surfaces are protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weather coating materials, such as paint or similar surface treatment.
      (9)   Structure extensions: all balconies, porches, canopies, marquees, signs, metal awnings, cornices, stairways, fire escapes, standpipes, exhaust ducts and similar features are in good repair, anchored, safe and sound. Exposed metal and wood surfaces are protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weather coating materials, such as paint or similar surface treatment.
      (10)   Chimneys and towers: chimneys, cooling towers, smokestacks, and similar appurtenances are structurally safe. Exposed metal and wood surfaces are protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weather coating materials, such as paint or similar surface treatment.
      (11)   Sidewalk openings: yard, walks, steps, and openings in sidewalks are safe for pedestrian travel.
      (12)   Accessory and appurtenant structures: accessory and appurtenant structures such as garages, sheds, and fences are free from safety, health, and fire hazards.
      (13)   Premises: the premise on which a structure is located is clean, safe and sanitary, maintained free of weeds, junk cars, and litter, and does not pose a threat to the public health or safety.
   (C)   The property shall be posted with name and a 24-hour contact phone number of the lender/mortgagee and of the local property management company. The posting shall be no less than 18" x 24" and shall be of font that is legible from a distance of 45 feet and shall contain along with the name and 24-hour contact number the words “THIS PROPERTY MANAGED BY” and “TO REPORT PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS CALL”. The posting shall be placed on the interior of a window facing the street to the front of the property so it is visible from the street, or secured to the exterior of the building/structure facing the street to the front of the property so it is visible from the street or if no such area exists, on a stake of sufficient size to support the posting in a location that is visual from the street to the front of the property but not readily accessible to vandals. Exterior postings must be constructed of and printed with weather resistant materials. The local property management company shall inspect the property on a weekly basis to determine if the property is in compliance with the requirements of this subchapter.
(Ord. 12-15, passed 5-22-12; Am. Ord. 14-08, passed 4-8-14)  Penalty, see § 156.28