§ 160.02  FINDINGS.
   (A)   Pursuant to G.S. 160A-441, it is hereby found and declared that there exist in the town dwellings which are unfit for human habitation due to dilapidation, defects increasingthe hazards of fire, accidents and other calamities, and lack of ventilation, light and sanitary facilities, and due to other conditions rendering such dwellings unsafe or insanitary, and dangerous and detrimental to the health, safety and morals and otherwise inimical to the welfare of the residents of the town.
   (B)   There also exist abandoned, vacant, and neglected dwellings which the Town Board of Aldermen finds to be a health or safety hazard as a result of the attraction of insects or rodents, conditions creating a fire hazard, dangerous conditions constituting a threat to children or frequent use by vagrants as living quarters in the absence of sanitary facilities. Buildings unfit for human habitation and unsafe to the public are hereby declared to be a public nuisance and shall be repaired or rehabilitated to the standards of this subchapter or demolished in accordance with the procedures set forth herein.
(Ord. 16-12, passed 11-15-16)