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(a) Nuisance conditions on municipal property. The existence of any of the following conditions on any property or right-of-way of the town is hereby declared dangerous and prejudicial to the public health or safety and to constitute a public nuisance: The placement or abandonment of any materials, equipment, hazards, debris, substances, vehicles, or structures, including, but not limited to, construction materials, motor vehicles or vehicle accessories, litter, and structures or parts of structures, that have significant potential for creating injury or illness to the public, for creating liability for the town, or for interfering with the safe and normal use of the property for its intended public purpose.
(b) Nuisance abatement. Potential nuisance conditions on town property or right-of-way shall be investigated by a person designated by the town manager. Upon a determination that a condition constituting a public nuisance on town property or right-of-way exists, and that condition impedes maintenance operations being conducted by town staff, said condition will be abated immediately at the property owners expense. If the condition does not impede maintenance activities, the town manager or his designee shall notify, in writing, the person who has created the nuisance condition and shall order the abatement thereof within seven (7) days. If any person, having been ordered to abate a nuisance fails, neglects, or refuses to abate or remove the condition within the period specified in the order, the town manager or his designee shall cause such condition to be removed or otherwise remedied. A fine of one hundred dollars ($100.00) plus the cost incurred by the town in removing or remedying a nuisance on town property shall be charged to the person or persons responsible for creating the condition and shall be due and payable within thirty (30) days. Such charges shall be collected in the same manner as unpaid personal property taxes.
(c) Additional remedies. The procedure set forth in this article shall be in addition to any other remedies that may exist under law for abating the above-listed conditions, and this article shall not prevent the town from proceeding in a criminal action against any person violating the provisions of this article as provided section 1-6.
(Ord. No. 2001-26, §§ 1-3, 9-4-01; Ord. No. 2021-05, § 1 (part), 4-6-2021)