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All vacant buildings shall be actively maintained, monitored and secured in compliance with all of the following standards:
(A) Maintain all yards visible from any public right-of-way, including interior yards visible from adjacent properties to be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition, including keeping all plant materials controlled to avoid overgrowth as defined in this chapter; including park strips, with landscaping as defined in this chapter, installed and maintained in a trimmed, live and healthy condition; the requirements of this division to maintain live plant material shall not be effective if and during the time the city has implemented water shortage contingency rationing under its water conservation requirements.
(B) Maintain the exterior of the building, including but not limited to, paint, finishes, roofing materials, siding, stucco, masonry, railings, steps, gutters, and structural elements in good condition. Painted surfaces shall be deemed in good condition if there is at least 95% coverage of the structural element that is painted.
(C) Remove all trash and debris from exterior of the property within 72 hours of notification.
(D) Comply with all applicable state and local codes and regulations, and any applicable city issued permits and site plans in the replacement and repair of all elements of the exterior of the building.
(E) Take all reasonable steps necessary to prevent criminal activity, including, but not limited to, the use and sale of controlled substances, prostitution, and criminal street gang activity, on the premises. Examples of reasonable steps include actively monitored security alarm systems, cameras, and frequent physical inspections.
(F) Secure and maintain the property, both structure and grounds, against trespassers, including maintaining all windows and doors with locks, replacing all broken doors or windows, and securing any other openings into the structure that are readily accessible to. Securing windows that are visible from any public right-of-way shall be done only with rigid transparent material such as clear Lexan type material with a minimum of -inch thickness to ½-inch thickness. No opaque (typically plywood) boarding materials shall be used where visible from a public right-of-way following 60 days of the effective date of this chapter.
(G) Remove all graffiti on the property within 48 hours of placement on the property.
(H) Maintain the property free of all fire hazards.
(I) Maintain the property free of any attractive nuisance, as defined in Chapter 97 of this Code.
(Ord. 2017-102, passed 9-12-2017)