§ 151.131  GENERAL PROVISIONS.
   For the purposes of this subchapter, DANGEROUS BUILDING means any building or structure which has any of the defects or is in any of the conditions hereinafter described:
   (A)   Whenever any door, aisle, passageway, stairway, or other means of exit does not conform to the city’s approved Fire Code (i.e., is not sufficient in width or size, or is not so arranged as to provide safe and adequate means of exit in case of fire or panic, for all persons housed or assembled therein who would be required to, or might use, such door, aisle, passageway, stairway, or other means of exit);
   (B)   Whenever any portion of a building or structure has been damaged by fire, wind, flood, deterioration, neglect, abandonment, vandalism, or by any other cause in such manner that the structural strength or stability is appreciably less than it was before the damage and is less than the minimum requirements of state law and/or city ordinance for a new building or structure, purpose or location;
   (C)   Whenever any portion of or appurtenance to a building or structure is likely to fall, become detached or dislodged, or to collapse, and thereby injure persons or damage property;
   (D)   Whenever any portion of a building or structure has settled to such an extent that walls or other structural portions have materially less resistance to winds than is required by state law or city ordinance in the case of new construction;
   (E)   Whenever the building or structure, or any part thereof, because of dilapidation, deterioration, decay, faulty construction, or because of the removal or movement of some portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of supporting such building or structure, or for any other reason, is likely to partially or completely collapse, or some portion of the foundation or underpinning is likely to fall or give way;
   (F)   Whenever, for any reason whatsoever, the building or structure, or any portion thereof, is manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is used;
   (G)   Whenever the building or structure has been so damaged by fire, wind, or flood, or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated, as to become an attractive nuisance to children who might play therein to their danger, afford a harbor for vagrants, criminals, or immoral persons, or enable persons to resort thereto for the purpose of committing a nuisance or unlawful or immoral act;
   (H)   Whenever a building or structure used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, including the adjoining grounds, because of dilapidation, decay, damage, or faulty construction or arrangement, or otherwise, is unsanitary or unfit for human habitation; is in a condition that the County Health Officer, or his or her representative, determines is likely to cause sickness or disease; or is likely to cause injury to the health, safety or general welfare of those living within;
   (I)   Whenever any building or structure is vacant, dilapidated, and open at door, window or other opening, leaving the interior of the building exposed to the elements or accessible to entrance by trespassers;
   (J)   Whenever any swimming pool is permitted:
      (1)   To become stagnant;
      (2)   To become a breeding ground for mosquitoes or other insects;
      (3)   To become algae ridden;
      (4)   To become otherwise unsafe for the intended purposes; or
      (5)   To have the required enclosure surrounding the swimming pool either not properly constructed or maintained in accordance with the requirements of the city.
   (K)   Whenever a building or structure remains unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days or longer and is not listed as being available for sale, lease, or rent with a real estate broker licensed under the Occupational Code, Public Act 299 of 1980, being M.C.L. §§ 339.2502a, as amended. For purposes of this division (K), BUILDING OR STRUCTURE includes, but is not limited to, a commercial building or structure. This division (K) does not apply to the following:
      (1)   A building or structure as to which the owner or agent does both of the following:
         (a)   Notifies the Police Department that the building or structure will remain unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days. The notice shall be given to the Police Department by the owner or agent not more than 30 days after the building or structure becomes unoccupied; and
         (b)   Maintains the exterior of the building or structure and adjoining grounds in accordance with state law and/or city ordinance.
      (2)   A secondary dwelling of the owner that is regularly unoccupied for a period of 180 days or longer each year, if the owner notifies the Police Department that the dwelling will remain unoccupied for a period of 180 consecutive days or more each year. An owner who has given the notice prescribed by this division (K)(2) shall notify the Police Department not more than 30 days after the dwelling no longer qualifies for this exception. As used in this division (K)(2), SECONDARY DWELLING means a dwelling such as a vacation home, hunting cabin, or summer home that is occupied by the owner or a member of the owner’s family during part of the year.
(Prior Code, § 151.111)  (Ord. D-1668, passed 11-9-1992, effective 11-19-1992; Ord. D-1711, passed 3-7-1994, effective 3-17-1994; Ord. D-1886, passed 2-19-2001, effective 3-1-2001; Ord. O-182, passed 6-6-2016, effective 6-16-2016)