The owner of any premises shall comply with the following requirements:
   (A)   Sanitation. All exterior property areas shall be maintained free from any accumulation of garbage, mixed municipal solid waste, solid waste, rubbish, animal feces or refuse;
   (B)   (1)   Grading and drainage. All premises shall be graded and maintained in a manner which, without causing erosion of the soil, allows water to drain away from occupied structures and which will minimize the accumulation of water on such premises;
      (2)   Exception. Approved retention areas and reservoirs;
   (C)   Ground cover. Every residential premises shall be maintained in a condition to control erosion, dust, and mud by suitable landscaping with grass, trees, shrubs, or other planted ground cover or by paving with asphalt, concrete, or by such other suitable means which complies with the applicable provisions of the zoning ordinance;
   (D)   Insect and rodent infestations. It shall be the responsibility of the owner and the occupant to control or eliminate any infestation of insects, rodents or other pests in all exterior areas and accessory structures on the premises;
   (E)   Accessory structures. All accessory structures, including but not limited to detached garages, sheds, and fences, shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair. All exterior wood surfaces or exterior surfaces constructed of a material other than wood which needs paint or protective cover or treatment to protect the surface from the elements, other than decay-resistant woods, shall be protected from the elements and decay by paint which is not lead-based paint or by other protective covering or treatment. Service doors to residential garages shall be provided with securing locks. Fences and similar structures constructed within a residential district shall be constructed of a material sold and designed for such uses. Materials not permitted for fence construction are detailed in § 95.04(Y);
   (F)   Sidewalks and driveways. All sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas shall be kept in a proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous condition;
   (G)   Exhaust vents. Pipes, ducts, conductors, fans, or blowers shall not discharge gases, steam, vapor, hot air, grease, smoke, odors, or other gaseous or particulate wastes directly upon abutting or adjacent public or private property or that of another tenant; and
   (H)   Defacement of property. No person shall willfully or wantonly damage, mutilate, or deface any exterior surface of any structure or building on any private or public property by placing thereon any marking, carving, or graffiti. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to restore said surface to an approved state of maintenance and repair.
(Ord. 336, passed 6-6-2016)