For the purposes of this chapter, the City Council establishes the following definitions:
BLIGHT OFFICER: Shall be the Chief of Police for the City of Sleepy Eye, any peace officer in the City of Sleepy Eye, or an individual appointed to said position by the City Council.
DESIGNATED ENFORCEMENT AGENCY: Shall be the Sleepy Eye Police Department or City Attorney for the City of Sleepy Eye.
DUMPSTER: Shall mean any portable container (typically open on top), compactors, roll-offs or recycling containers used for the collection or storage of waste, whether from active and ongoing permitted construction projects, house cleans, or other use.
GARBAGE: Shall mean trash including, but not limited to, waste material, discarded matter, wasted or spoiled food, paper, cans, bottles, matter that is wrecked, scattered, or destroyed, or material or matter that is no longer useful.
JUNK: Shall mean worn out or discarded material including, but not limited to, household appliances or parts thereof, tools, discarded building materials, tin cans, broken glass, broken furniture, mattresses, box springs, boxes, crates, cardboard, tires or any other unsightly debris the accumulation of which has an adverse effect upon neighborhood or City property values, health, safety or general welfare.
MOTOR VEHICLE: Shall mean every vehicle which is self-propelled or at some point in time was self-propelled.
OPEN SPACE: Shall mean an area that is visible by surrounding properties or visible by the public from a public right-of-way, including but not limited to a street, alley, or sidewalk.
PROPERTY: Shall mean any property within the City of Sleepy Eye.
RUBBISH AND REFUSE: Shall mean non-garbage solid waste including, but not limited to, barrels, cans, cardboard, glass, paper, plastic, sweepings, clippings, ashes, rags, used or discarded building materials, and pallets.
VERMIN: Shall mean any non-domesticated animal, insect, or organism that is potentially distributive or injurious to the health or comfort of any persons, and includes but is not limited to mice, rats, pigeons, cockroaches, and other potential vectors. (Ord. 140, 2nd Series, 10-10-2017)