(A)   All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. The occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property which such occupant occupies or controls in a clean and sanitary condition. Owners or occupants of real property within the corporate limits of the city are hereby required to cut weeds, remove garbage, rubbish, inoperative motor vehicles or other unsightly or unsanitary things: and eliminate, fill up or remove stagnant pools of water or any other unsanitary thing, place or condition upon their real property.
   (B)   (1)   It shall be unlawful for the owner or occupant of real property to permit the accumulation or development of weeds, garbage, rubbish, inoperative motor vehicles or other unsightly or unsanitary things or conditions on real property within the city.
      (2)   Exception. This section of the Code of Ordinances does not apply to any motor vehicle held in conjunction with a business enterprise lawfully licensed by the city for the storage, servicing, or repair of motor vehicles so long as the property is located in the appropriate zone pursuant to the zoning ordinances of the city, and meets the other qualifications for such business enterprise as set out in the Code of Ordinances of the city.
   (C)   (1)   All promises shall he graded and maintained to prevent the erosion of soil and to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water thereon, or within any structure located thereon. The dumping of tree cuttings, tree trunks, fill dirt and other appropriate fill material may be permitted to reclaim gullies and ravines upon application to, and approval by, the city planning commission under the following conditions:
         (a)   Written certification by the applicant that he is the legal owner of the property or that he has the written permission of the property owner.
         (b)   Access must be completely restricted to the applicant only.
         (c)   All material must lie covered by fill dirt and smoothed over at intervals not to exceed two weeks.
      (2)   Failure to comply with the above conditions will be grounds for revocation of the permit and may result in the issuance of a citation pursuant to divisions (A) and above of this section.
   (D)   Sidewalks and driveways. All private sidewalks, walkways, stairs, driveways, parking spaces and similar areas shall be kept in a proper state of repair, and maintained free from hazardous conditions.
   (E)   Weeds. Owners or occupants of real property contained within the City of Tontitown shall keep their property maintained free of unsightly weeds and plant growth as defined by § 154.006 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of Tontitown except that on all properties not located within platted subdivisions, not zoned residential, and which are being used primarily for agricultural purposes, the owner or occupant of said property shall not allow weeds or plant growth over 12 inches in height within 12 feet from any adjacent property located in a platted subdivision or which is zoned residential or is a city street right-of-way.
   (F)   Rodent harborage. All structures and exterior property shall be kept free from rodent harborage and infestation. Where rodents are found, they shall be promptly exterminated by approved process which will not be injurious to human health. After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to eliminate rodent harborage and prevent reinfestation.
   (G)   Exhaust vents. Pipes, ducts, conductors, fans or blowers shall not discharge gases, steam, vapor, hot air, grease, smoke, odors or other gaseous or particular wastes directly upon abutting or adjacent public or private property or that of another tenant.
   (H)   Accessory structures. All accessory structures, including detached garages, fences and walls, shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair.
(Ord. 2006-01-243, §§ 154-59--154-65, passed 1-3-06; Am. Ord. 2011-12-384, passed 12-6-11; Am. Ord. 2013-03-413, passed 3-5-13; Am. Ord. 2016-08-592, passed 8-3-16)
Statutory reference:
   Litter Control Act, see A.C. §§ 8-6-401 et seq.
   Municipal authority regarding weeds, rubbish, unsanitary conditions generally, see A.C. §§ 14-54-901 et seq.