(A)   Every person owning or occupying any premises within the corporate limits shall keep the premises free from noxious weeds, vines, briars, bushes, trash and all other forms of animal or vegetable refuse which may be dangerous or prejudicial to public health or which may constitute a public nuisance. No owner or occupant of any premises shall bury thereon any animal or vegetable matter which upon decaying may become dangerous or prejudicial to the public health or may constitute a nuisance.
   (B)   Any man-made or natural materials and/or litter which is scattered, cast, thrown, blown, placed, swept, or deposited anywhere on a persistent, continuous or ongoing basis so as to accumulate on any property in open places such that it is dangerous or prejudicial to the public health or otherwise constitutes a public nuisance. (For purposes of this chapter, OPEN PLACES are defined as areas of properties or portions thereof that are open to the exterior, including building openings of residential dwelling units, such as carports or porches, and any other exterior portions of properties ordinarily exposed to the outside and/or public view, including front, side and rear yards.)
   (C)   The owner and occupant of any property and/or dwelling unit shall exercise reasonable diligence at all times to keep exterior premises clean of used materials and/or litter, including glass, bottles, waste paper, wrapping paper, paper napkins, cartons, package containers, and other used or waste materials intentionally or unintentionally scattered, discarded, thrown, or haphazardly left on such premises on a continuous, ongoing or persistent basis, and to prevent same from adversely affecting adjoining premises by removing such waste or ensuring that same is placed in approved refuse containers and/or locations for collection by the city as specified in Chapter 50 of this code of ordinances.
(Ord. 2008.16, passed 4-22-2008) Penalty, see § 96.99