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It shall be unlawful for any "responsible party(ies)" (defined as any person or persons, corporation or other legal entity, tenant or lessee, landlord or lessor using or occupying a premises) to cause, allow, maintain or permit the existence of any nuisance on any property within the City of St. Maries. Any, or all, responsible parties may be held accountable.
A. Keeping or permitting another to keep upon any premises deleterious or septic material unless such material is retained in containers or vessels which deny access to humans, flies, insects, rodents or other animals. Such materials shall not be retained upon the premises for longer than twenty four (24) hours, nor may such materials be regularly stored upon the premises even if exchanged regularly with a new supply.
B. Permitting any premises to become a fire menace by allowing any dry or dead grass, shrubs or other matter to grow, accumulate or otherwise occupy and remain on such premises.
C. Permitting pools of water to accumulate and remain upon any premises thereby becoming stagnant and foul.
D. Keeping or permitting another to keep upon any premises an accumulation of trash, rubbish, garbage or other materials that attract or harbor mosquitoes, flies, insects, rodents or other animals.
E. Keeping or permitting another to keep upon any premises an accumulation of trash, rubbish, garbage or other materials, whether in containers or not, which are fermenting, putrefying or odoriferous.
F. Keeping or permitting another to keep upon any premises an accumulation of new or used appliances, new or used furniture not meant for outdoor use, or other items that constitute an unsightly combination.
G. Keeping or permitting another to keep upon any premises an accumulation of building materials that may attract children, rodents, or other animals. Building materials being stored and used during construction upon the premises shall be kept in a safe and secure manner and shall be removed from the premises upon completion of construction.
H. Keeping or permitting another to keep upon any premises an accumulation of automobile tires, wheels, parts or other items which may accumulate and store stagnant water, or may attract insects, rodents, or other animals.
I. Keeping or permitting another to keep on any premises a "junked vehicle" as defined by section 5-6-2 of this Code for a period of more than thirty (30) days.
J. Any act constituting a violation of section 5-6-3 of this Code.
K. Any other use of property which is specifically declared by resolution of the Council to be a nuisance after compliance with the notice requirements of this chapter.
L. Any partially destroyed or damaged house, building, trailer or other structure or improvement to real property; and any partially constructed or deconstructed house, building or other structure or real property improvement upon which regular and daily progress is not being made to complete the construction or deconstruction thereof; which constitutes a menace, threat or hazard to the general health or safety of the community, including being an attractive nuisance to minors.
M. Any house, building, trailer, structure or improvement to real property, or any portion thereof, which, because of the condition thereof, is found or permitted to be or remain a danger to the health, safety, life, limb or property of any person entering into or around the same.
N. Any building, trailer, structure or improvement to real property, set up, erected, constructed, altered, enlarged, converted, moved, or parked contrary to the Building Codes or zoning ordinances of the City.
O. Any use of land, buildings or premises in violation of the zoning or subdivision ordinances of the City.
P. The existence of any fence or other structure or item on private property abutting any public street, sidewalk or place, which is in a sagging, leaning, fallen, decayed, dilapidated or unsafe condition.
Q. Trees that are likely to fall and damage buildings or property owned by another, or do injury to the life or property of another.
R. Any unguarded or abandoned excavation, pit or hole which would endanger the safety of passersby.
S. Anything which unreasonably, or unlawfully interferes with, obstructs or tends to obstruct, or renders dangerous for passage, any public or private street, highway, sidewalk, stream, ditch, or drainageway.
T. Any condition or use of property which is detrimental to the health or safety of persons or the property of others or which is declared to be a nuisance by any Idaho State law, Federal laws or other provisions within this Code. (Ord. 2018-723, 7-23-2018)