The owner of any structure or any part thereof which is vacant for a period of 60 days or more shall make the premises safe and secure so as to not be hazardous to the health, safety, and welfare of the public and so as to not constitute a public nuisance. Any vacant structure open at windows or doors, if unguarded, shall be deemed to be a hazard to the health, safety, and welfare of the public and a public nuisance within the meaning of this section and shall be made safe and secure immediately by boarding the openings. Boarding must be done with sound materials which are securely fastened to the structure and painted with a color consistent with the adjacent surfaces. Nonresidential structures which become vacant must remove exterior signage on the vacant portions of the structures. The premises of a vacant structure shall be maintained in an appropriate manner including, but not limited to, mowing of yard areas; removal of weeds from parking areas, drives, medians, and landscaping; collections and removal of debris; and watering and maintaining landscaping and yard. Any vacant structure which has had window or door openings closed by boarding shall not be reoccupied until such openings have been secured by proper windows or doors.
(Ord. 336, passed 6-6-2016)