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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DILAPIDATED. Partial ruin or decay as from age, wear or neglect.
DWELLING. Any building or structure or part thereof, used and occupied for human habitation or intended to be so used and includes any outhouses and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith and shall also include buildings used for business sales such as store buildings, bars and restaurants and any other buildings of similar nature which house an enterprise, the object of which is the production of income or intended to be so used.
NUISANCE. Any rubbish, debris, and other unhealthy and unsightly material or conditions which constitute a public nuisance. Grass, weeds or any vegetation whatsoever, not edible or planted for some useful or ornamental purpose, to grow or remain upon the premises so as to exceed an unsightly height or to throw off any unpleasant or noxious odor or to conceal any filthy deposit or vermin shall be considered a nuisance, and also accumulation of trash or waste material upon any property.
OWNER. The holder of the title to real estate in fee simple and every mortgage of record.
PARTIES IN INTEREST. The Town of Winnsboro and all individuals, associates, corporations and others who have interests of record in a lot or other real property and any who are in possession thereof or have any interest therein and against whom a complaint has be served under this chapter.
PUBLIC AUTHORITY. Any housing authority or any officer who is in charge of any department or branch of the government of the town relating to health, fire, or building regulations or to the activities concerning real property in the town.
PUBLIC OFFICER. The officer or officers who are authorized by this chapter to exercise the powers prescribed by this chapter and his or her designated agent or agents.
STREET or HIGHWAY. The entire width between the boundary lines of every right-of-way.
VEHICLE. A machine propelled by power, other than human power, designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides and transport persons or property or pull machinery, and shall include, without limitations, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor and camper.
(Ord. 4152014-B, passed 5-20-2014)