(a)   No person shall place, deposit, permit or have upon any premises controlled, leased or owned by such person, any one or more of the following unsanitary, fly-producing, disease or fire-causing conditions:
      (1)   Animal manure which is not securely protected from flies;
      (2)   Filthy or littered cellars, house yards, barn yards, factory grounds, vacant areas in the rear of stores or other buildings, and vacant lots;
      (3)   Privies, vaults, cesspools, pits or like places, which are not securely protected from flies and rats, or which are foul and malodorous.
(1964 Code § 521.03)
   (b)   It shall be the duty of the Health Officer or Board of Health, upon learning of the existence of one or more of the prohibited conditions set forth in subsection (a) of this section, to notify the offender, in writing, to remove or abate such prohibited condition, stating in the written notice the time within which such removal or abatement shall be made.  In the event of the refusal or neglect of the offender to obey such order within the time prescribed by the notice, the Health Officer or Board of Health may have the prohibited condition abated or removed.  The expense of such abatement or removal shall be paid from the City Treasury upon the order of the Board of Health, which expense shall be a lien upon the property where the prohibited conditions existed or was maintained and shall be certified by the Finance Director to the County Auditor to be collected as taxes are collected by law.  The remedy provided for herein shall be in addition to the penalty provided in subsection (c) of this section.
(1964 Code § 521.04)
   (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
(Am. Ord. 14-10, passed 2-13-2014)