The following conditions are hereby determined to be hazardous and shall warrant a finding that a structure or its premises is unsafe:
   (A)   Structural hazards.
      (1)   Any structure whose walls or vertical members list, lean, or buckle to such an extent that a plumb line suspended from the top edge of such member shall fall outside of a distance from the edge equal to one-third of the thickness of such members;
      (2)   Any structure that has a support member or members that have deteriorated to such an extent as to be unable to safely support the applied loads or that have 40% damage or deterioration of the nonsupporting, enclosed, or outside walls or covering;
      (3)   Any structure that has improperly distributed loads upon the floors or roofs or in which the same are overloaded or that have insufficient strength to be reasonably safe for the purpose used;
      (4)   A stress in any materials, element, or member of any structure, or portion thereof, due to all dead and live loads, which is greater than the working stresses allowed by the Kentucky Building Code or Fire Safety Standards;
      (5)   Any structure that has been damaged by fire, wind, earthquake, flood, or other causes in such a manner that the structural stability or strength thereof is appreciable less than the minimum requirements set forth by the Kentucky Building code for new construction of a similar structure;
      (6)   Any structure that has parts thereof so attached, dislodged, or detached that they may fall or collapse and injure persons or property;
      (7)   Any structure that has settled to such an extent that the walls or other structural portions thereof have been displaced or distorted and rendered structurally unstable or dangerous, or that the basic function of such element has been impaired;
      (8)   Any structure that because of dilapidation, deteriorations, decay, faulty construction, or the removal or movement of some portion of the ground necessary for its supports, is likely to partially or completely collapse, or some portion of its foundation or underpinning is likely to fall or give way;
      (9)   Any structure, exclusive of its foundation, showing damage or deterioration to 33% or more of its members, or 50% or more of its nonsupporting enclosing or outside wall or covering;
      (10)   Any structure that is for any reason whatsoever manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is used or intended to be used;
      (11)   Any structure that has been so damaged by fire, wind, earthquake, flood, or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated from any cause whatsoever, as to become an attractive nuisance to children who might play therein, or as to afford a harbor for vagrants, criminals, disorderly persons, or others who are not lawful occupants of such structure, or as to enable persons to resort hereto for the propose of committing a nuisance or unlawful or immoral acts.
      (12)   Any structure that when constructed was, and now exists or is maintained in violation of any specific requirement or prohibition under city building ordinances or other laws in effect at the time of such construction relating to the location, use, and physical condition of structures;
      (13)   Any structure that, whether or not originally erected in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances, because of dilapidation, deterioration, damage, or other cause, has become so weakened or defective as to have in any nonsupporting part, member, or portion, less that 50%, or in any supporting member less that 66%, of the strength, fire-resisting qualities or characteristics required by law or ordinance in the case of new construction of a similar structure;
      (14)   Any structure that because of faulty construction, age lack of proper repair, or other cause, is especially liable to fire and constitutes, contains, or creates a fire hazard;
      (15)   Any structure that for any reason whatsoever is dangerous to the public health or safety because of its condition, and that may cause or aid in the spreading of disease or injury to the health or the occupants of it or neighboring structures;
   (B)   Faulty weather protection.
      (1)   Any structure that has deteriorated, crumbling, or loose plaster;
      (2)   Any structure that has deteriorated or ineffective water proofing of exterior walls, roofs, foundations, or floors, including broken windows or doors;
      (3)   Any structure that has defective or ineffective weather protection for exterior wall coverings, including lack of paint, or weathering due to lack of paint or other approved protective covering;
      (4)   Any structure that has broken, rotted, split, or buckled exterior walls or roof covering.
   (C)   Hazardous or unsanitary premises. Any premises in which there is an accumulation of weeds, vegetation, junk, dead organic matter, debris, garbage, refuse, vermin harborages, stagnant water, combustible materials, or similar materials, or conditions constituting fire, health, or safety hazards.
   (D)   Refuse and pests.
      (1)   Any structure that does not have adequate rubbish storage facilities and garbage disposal facilities or garbage storage containers;
      (2)   Any structure in which there has been accumulated extraordinary garbage, rubbish, and refuse, or in which there is an infestation of vermin or other pests, or other unsanitary conditions, any of which are hazardous to health; or
   (E)   Miscellaneous substandard and hazardous conditions. Any structure in which exist other conditions dangerous or injurious to the health, safety, or morals of the occupants thereof, or of the occupants or owners of neighboring structure, or of other residents of the city, including but not limited to any defects increasing the hazards of fire, accident, or other calamities; lack of adequate light, ventilation, or sanitary facilities; dilapidation; disrepair, structural defects, and uncleanliness.
(Ord. 1996-010, passed 10-14-96)