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For the purposes of this subchapter, the following terms, phrases and words and their derivation shall have the meanings given herein unless the context indicates that a different meaning is intended.
BRUSH. Branches of trees sheared therefrom, a thicket of shrubs, or bushes.
DIRT. Any artificial accumulation of earth of a size, shape, or composition to constitute a hazard to the health or safety of the community.
GARBAGE. Accumulations of animal, fruit, or vegetable matter, liquid, or otherwise, that attend the preparation, use, cooking, dealing in or storing of meat, fish, fowl, fruit or vegetable. (See also § 50.01 of this code.)
LOT. Any lot, parcel, tract, or piece of land, improved or unimproved, including the sidewalk area abutting or adjoining the lot, parcel, tract, or piece of land; and the parkways or areas lying between the curbline and the street line of the adjoining or abutting lot, bounded on the sides by the prolongations in straight lines of the side lines of the lot in front of which such parkway or area exists.
NOXIOUS GROWTH. Weeds, vines or brush which bear seeds of a wingy or downy nature or which contain a high growth as to become a fire menace when dry, or which contain poisonous oils that become dangerous to the life and health of the community. Poison oak and poison ivy shall be deemed to be a noxious growth when the conditions of growth are such as to constitute a menace to the public health of the community.
PRIVATE PREMISES. Any dwelling, house, building or other structure, designed or used either wholly or in part for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant, and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, steps or vestibule belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling, house, building or other structure.
PUBLIC PLACE. Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys, or other public ways and any and all public squares, spaces, grounds, and buildings.
RUBBISH. Scrap metals, junk, disassembled parts of automobiles or machinery, construction or demolition materials, debris, litter, paper, cardboard, metal cans, glass, cut brush, dead trees, tree limbs, similar materials, or any other flammable materials.
(`67 Code, § 4-7-2) (Ord. 86-12, passed 5-12-86)