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It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant, or person having control or management of any land within the city, whether occupied, vacant, or abandoned, to permit a public nuisance to develop thereon. The following conditions are declared to be public nuisances:
(A) Dangerous trees or stacks adjoining street. Any tree, stack, or other object standing in such a condition that it will, if the condition is allowed to continue, endanger the life, limb, or property of, or cause hurt, damage, or injury to persons or property upon the public streets or public ways adjacent thereto, by the falling thereof or of parts thereof.
(B) Accumulation of rubbish. An accumulation on any premises of filth, refuse, trash, garbage, or other waste material which endangers the public health, welfare, or safety, or materially interferes with the peaceful enjoyment by owners or occupants of adjacent property because of the danger that it will catch or communicate fire, attract and propagate vermin, rodents, or insects, or blow rubbish into any street, sidewalk, or property of another.
(C) Storage of explosives. The storage of explosive material which creates a safety hazard to other property or persons in the vicinity.
(D) Weeds and grass. The excessive growth of weeds, grass, or other vegetation. Unless otherwise provided, EXCESSIVE shall mean growth to a height of 12 inches or more.
(E) Open wells. The maintenance of any open, uncovered, or insecurely covered cistern, cellar, well, pit, excavation, or vault situated upon private premises in any open or unfenced lot or place.
(F) Trees and shrubbery obstructing streets, sidewalks, and drainage.
(1) The growing and maintenance of trees or shrubbery which in any way interferes with the use, construction, or maintenance of streets or sidewalks, causes injury to streets or sidewalks, or constitutes an obstruction to drainage.
(2) All property between the roadway and the sidewalks shall, for the purpose of this section, be deemed to be property to be maintained by the property owner whose property abuts on the opposite side of the sidewalks or passways.
(Ord. 1978-3, passed 7-10-78)
(G) Keeping of animals. The failure to keep an animal's pen, yard, lot, or other enclosure in a sanitary condition and free from preventable offensive odors.
(H) Junk; scrap metal; motor vehicles. The storage of motor vehicles in an inoperative condition, motor vehicles unfit for further use, automobile parts, or scrap metal within the city limits except on premises authorized by the city for such purposes.
Penalty, see § 92.99