(a)   Application of Property Maintenance Code. This Code shall apply to all premises and structures within the City of Tallmadge used for or in conjunction with human habitation, commercial purposes, or industrial purposes which are now or may become in the future substandard with respect to structure, maintenance or other similar conditions which otherwise constitute a public nuisance. The existence of such conditions, factors, or characteristics adversely affects public safety, general welfare and leads to the continuation, extension, and aggravation of blight and its attendant negative effect on surrounding property values. Adequate protection of neighboring properties and the general public requires the establishment of these property maintenance standards.
   (b)   Compliance Required. Every portion of a building or premises used or intended to be used for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes, shall comply with the provisions of this Property Maintenance Code, irrespective of when such building has been constructed, altered or repaired, or premises occupied, except as hereinafter provided.
   (c)   Conflict of Laws. In any case where a provision of this Code conflicts with a provision of any zoning, building, fire, safety or health regulation or other regulation, the provision which establishes the higher standard for the promotion and protection of the safety and health of the people shall prevail.
   (d)   Existing Remedies. Nothing in this Code shall be deemed to abolish, impair, or prevent the execution of any existing remedies of the City of Tallmadge or its officers or agents related to the abatement of a public nuisance.  The provisions in this Code shall not be construed to abolish or impair existing remedies of the jurisdiction or its officers or agencies relating to the removal or demolition of any structure which is dangerous or unsafe.
   (e)   Separability. If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this Code is declared invalid for any reason, such declaration shall not affect the remaining portions of this Code, which shall continue in full force and effect, and to this end, the provisions of this Property Maintenance Code are deemed severable.
   (f)   Savings Clause. This Code shall not affect violations of any other resolution, ordinance, code or regulation existing prior to the effective date of this Property Maintenance Code, and any violations of such shall be governed and shall continue to be punishable to the full extent of the law under the provisions of those ordinances, codes or regulations in effect at the time the violation was committed.
(Ord. 24-2006. Passed 3-23-06.)