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As used in this chapter, “public nuisance” means any of the following activities, circumstances or conditions:
(a) The open storage of building materials in a residential district in excess of six (6) months.
(b) Residue and scrap construction material left on the premises more than thirty (30) days after completion of construction.
(c) The continued vacancy of a structure or building resulting in lack of reasonable or adequate maintenance of the building or structure and grounds, and causing deterioration and a blighting influence on nearby properties and thereby depreciating the enjoyment and use of the property in the immediate vicinity to such an extent that it is harmful to the community in which the structure is situated.
(d) A building or structure that has been damaged to such an extent that the structural strength or stability thereof is materially less than the minimum requirements of the CABO or Ohio Basic Building Code or any similar code approved by Council for use in the Village for new buildings or structures of similar construction and purpose.
(e) A building or structure, or any portion, member, appurtenance or ornamentation thereof, which is likely to fail or become detached, dislodged or to collapse and thereby injure persons or damage property.
(f) A building or structure or any portion thereof that is likely to partially or completely collapse because of dilapidation, deterioration, decay, faulty construction, the removal, movement or instability of any portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of supporting the building, the deterioration, decay, or inadequacy of its foundation, or any other cause.
(g) A building or structure that, because of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, decay, damage, faulty construction or arrangement, inadequate light, air or sanitation facilities, or otherwise is unsanitary, unfit for human habitation (if a dwelling or intended to be used as one), or is in such condition that it is likely to cause sickness or disease.
(h) A vacant building or structure which is open and not secured against unauthorized entry.
(i) Any portion of a building or structure remaining on-site after the demolition or destruction of the building or structure, for a period in excess of six (6) months.
(j) An inhabited structure, excavation, natural condition or accumulation of materials likely to contribute to crime, fire, loss, accidents or depreciation of surrounding property.
(Ord. 1998-28. Passed 9-1-98.)
(k) Permitting the growth of thistles, burrs, burdocks, other weeds, grass or vegetation in excess of eight (8) inches in height upon any developed lots, lands or streets or alleys adjoining the same in the Village and twelve (12) inches in height upon any undeveloped lots, lands or streets or alleys adjoining the same in the Village.
(Ord. 2009-08. Passed 5-21-09.)
(l) Any other condition, activity or circumstance declared to be a public nuisance by ordinance, a section of this Code or state law.
(Ord. 1998-28. Passed 9-1-98.)