The following are declared to be nuisances affecting public peace and safety:
   (A)   All snow and ice not removed from public sidewalks 24 hours after the snow or other precipitation causing the condition has ceased to fall;
   (B)   All trees, hedges, shrubs, billboards or other obstructions which adversely affect the public safety, whether such object shall be on public or private property;
   (C)   All wires and limbs of trees which are so close to the surface of a sidewalk or street as to constitute a danger to pedestrians or vehicles;
   (D)   All obnoxious noises in violation of Minn. Rules Ch. 7030, as they may be amended from time to time which are hereby incorporated by reference into this code.
   (E)   The discharging of the exhaust or permitting the discharging of the exhaust of any stationary internal combustion engine, motor boat, motor vehicle, motorcycle, all terrain vehicle, snowmobile or any recreational device except through a muffler or other device that effectively prevents loud or explosive noises therefrom and complies with all applicable state laws and regulations.
   (F)   The using or operation or permitting the using or operation of any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, tape player, disc player, loud speaker, paging system, machine or other device for producing or reproduction of sound in a distinctly and loudly audible manner so as to unreasonably disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of any person nearby.
   (G)   The participation in a party or gathering of people giving rise to noise which disturbs the peace, quiet or repose of the occupants of adjoining or other property.
   (H)   Obstructions and excavations affecting the ordinary public use of streets, alleys, sidewalks or public grounds except under conditions as are permitted by this code or other applicable law;
   (I)   Radio aerials or television antennae erected or maintained in a dangerous manner;
   (J)   Any use of property abutting on a public street or sidewalk or any use of a public street or sidewalk which causes large crowds of people to gather, obstructing traffic and the free use of the street or sidewalk;
   (K)   All hanging signs, awnings and other similar structures over streets and sidewalks, so situated so as to endanger public safety, or not constructed and maintained as provided by ordinance;
   (L)   The allowing of rain water, ice or snow to fall from any building or structure upon any street or sidewalk or to flow across any sidewalk;
   (M) Any barbed wire fence less than six feet above the ground and within three feet of a public sidewalk or way;
   (N)   All dangerous, unguarded machinery in any public place, or so situated or operated on private property as to attract the public;
   (O)   Waste water cast upon or permitted to flow upon streets or other public properties;
   (P)   Accumulations in the open of discarded or disused machinery, household appliances, automobile bodies or other material in a manner conducive to the harboring of rats, mice, snakes or vermin, or the rank growth of vegetation among the items so accumulated, or in a manner creating fire, health or safety hazards from accumulation;
   (Q)   Any well, hole or similar excavation which is left uncovered or in another condition as to constitute a hazard to any child or other person coming on the premises where it is located;
   (R)   Obstruction to the free flow of water in a natural waterway or a public street drain, gutter or ditch with trash of other materials;
   (S)   The placing or throwing on any street, sidewalk or other public property of any glass, tacks, nails, bottles or other substance which may injure any person or animal or damage any pneumatic tire when passing over the substance;
   (T)   The depositing of any of the following items:
      (1)   Garbage, refuse, or similar materials on or within a public right-of-way, public property, streets, or on private property; or
      (2)   Lawn clippings, leaves, snow, yard waste, or similar materials on or within a public right-of-way, public property, streets, or adjacent private property;
   (U)   Accumulations or storage in the open of any of the following items or any parts or accessories thereto anywhere within the city limits:
      (1)   Inoperable machinery;
      (2)   Household appliances;
      (3)   Household furnishings;
      (4)   Motor vehicles which are not currently licensed or generally not being driven, or are being used for parts;
      (5)   Items which are not generally or normally used on the particular premises;
      (6)   Firewood which is not neatly stacked in a compact manner;
      (7)   Any accumulation of manure, rubbish, garbage, bottles, papers, cans, or junk of any nature or description;
      (8)   Any other materials or items of any kind or nature which tend to harbor rats, mice, snakes, or vermin or otherwise are a potential fire, health, or safety hazard from such accumulations;
      (9)   Accumulations of any items that tend to cause an unsightly appearance of the premises and which cause discomfort for any other members of the public who may be using their own or public property;
      (10)   Failure to screen or fence trash/garbage, recycling or yard waste containers, or dumpsters such that said containers or dumpsters are not visible from any public street or sidewalk, with the following exceptions:
         (a)   Residential garbage and recycling containers, and yard waste located curbside the evening before or during garbage or yard waste pick-up day.

         (b)   Dumpsters located upon a property on a temporary basis during the construction or alteration of any structure thereon.
   (V)   To make or keep nitroglycerin, other explosives or combustible material, or more than eight pounds of gunpowder in the city or carried through the streets without first obtaining a permit from the City Council.
   (W)   To sell or cause to be sold, place or caused to be placed, any gasoline or benzine or other highly flammable liquids in quantities of more than one pint and less than six gallons in any receptacle except one of a bright red color and tagged and labeled in large plain letters with the name of the contents therein.
   (X)   All buildings, walls, and other structures which have been damaged by fire, decay, or otherwise to an extent exceeding one-half their original value, and which are so situated as to endanger the safety of the public.
   (Y)   All use or display of fireworks except as provided by city ordinance or code provision.
   (Z)   All buildings and all alterations to buildings made or erected in violation of the Uniform Fire Code.
   (AA)   All buildings and alterations to buildings made in violation of the state building code.
   (AB)   Any discarded or unused icebox, refrigerator, or other similar device or object which is left outside or in such condition so as to be accessible to any child being or coming upon the premises where the same is located.
   (AC)   Doing by means of a telephone, or permitting any telephone under one’s control to be used for, any of the following:
      (1)   Making any comment, request, suggestion, or proposal which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent;
      (2)   Making a telephone call, whether or not conversation ensues, without disclosing one’s identity and with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any person at the called number;
      (3)   Making or causing the telephone of another to repeatedly or continuously ring with the intent to harass any person at the called number;
      (4)   Making or causing to be made a telephone call with the intent as a hoax to threaten to bomb, or to threaten that a bomb has been placed in, a building or any location other than a building where a bomb, if it were so placed, might cause injury or death to a person or damage to property.
   (AD)   The allowing of, or failure to prevent, soil, gravel, and other sediment to erode and become deposited upon any public street.
(Ord. 76, passed 6-11-91)
   (AE)    Construction and maintenance activities being performed by a contractor before 7:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, or any time on Sunday; and construction and maintenance activities being performed by a resident on the residents own property before 7:00 a.m. or after sunset as determined by the National Weather Service. Construction activities include without limitation, building construction, grading, excavation and other site work, mowing, trimming or other landscaping, and other similar noise producing activities, EXCEPT: construction and maintenance activities performed by city public works personnel in their official capacity, such as street and other public works construction, utility repairs, flood prevention, snow removal and other similar construction activities OR snow removal on private property.
(Ord. 129, passed 8-8-00; Am. Ord. 1703, passed 5-23-17)
   (AF)   All other conditions or things which are likely to cause injury to the person or property of anyone. All acts, omissions, occupations, and uses of property which are deemed by the State Board of Health to be a menace to or injurious to the health of the inhabitants of the city or any number thereof.
   (AG)   Any fire or open flame on a balcony of any apartment, condominium or other similar structure or within ten feet of such structure in a portable device used for heating, lighting or food preparation; or store such a device on or in a balcony of any such aforementioned structure, EXCEPT: Approved electric or gas fired barbeque grills that are permanently mounted and wired, or plumbed to the structure's gas supply or electrical system and that maintain a minimum clearance of 18 inches on all sides. Approved appliances of lesser clearances may be installed based on the manufacture's recommendation for use on balconies and patios.
(Ord. 0204, passed 8-13-02; Am. Ord. 0305, passed 4-8-03; Am. Ord. 0605, passed 7-25-06; Am. Ord. 0703, passed 7-10-07; Am. Ord. 0802, passed 3-11-08; Am. Ord. 1703, passed 5-23-17; Am. Ord. 1704, passed 10-24-17; Am. Ord. 1902, passed 5-14-19; Am. Ord. 2004, passed 11-10-20) Penalty, see § 10.99