For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AUTHORITY or ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY. The Building Commissioner or his or her designated representative.
   PERMANENT HEAT. Any fixed appliance that is UL listed capable of maintaining a room temperature of 65°F in all habitable rooms and bathrooms.
   PUBLIC NUISANCE. A nuisance annoying that part of the public as necessarily comes in contact with it or which is prejudicial to the general public; whatever obstructs the free use of property, interfering with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property by an entire community or neighborhood; unreasonable interference with a right, common to the general public; or behavior which unreasonably interferes with the health, safety, peace, comfort, or convenience of the general community.
   RUBBISH. Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage; the term shall include the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke, and other combustible materials, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass, crockery, and dust, and other similar materials.
   SANITARY. Free from elements, as filth or bacteria, that endanger health and safety of the inhabitants of a premises or the general public.
(1987 Code, § 7-61) (Ord. 33, 2000, passed 11-13-2000)
      (1)   A building or structure, or any part of a building or structure, that constitutes a hazard to safety, health, or public welfare by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, fire hazard, disaster, damage, or abandonment shall be considered an UNSAFE BUILDING and be subject to the provisions of this chapter.
      (2)   An UNSAFE BUILDING and the tract of real property on which the UNSAFE BUILDING is located shall be considered the same under all sections of this chapter.
(1987 Code, §§ 6-181, 7-62) (Ord. 35, 1998, passed 8-10-1998)