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|Failure to Clean up Nuisances|
Private Property Maintenance and Code Enforcement
Definition of Nuisances
1. Any condition or use of property which is in fact a fire hazard or which results or can result in the impairment of the ability to respond to and suppress fires.
2. The existence of any accumulation of waste paper, hay, grass, straw, weeds, litter, debris or combustible trash upon any roof or in any building, entrance way, court, yard, vacant lot or open space, or of any weeds, grass, vines or other growth when the same endangers property or is liable to become a fire hazard.
3. Lawns with grasses in excess of 6 inches high.
4. Storage for an unreasonable period of time (14 days or longer) of any of the following:
a) Abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative automobiles, trailers, campers, boats, or similar vehicles.
b) Debris, rubbish and trash visible from public rights of way.
c) Broken or discarded household furnishings, appliances, boxes and cartons, lawn maintenance equipment, play equipment, toys, and similar materials.
d) Discarded building materials.
e) Discarded, wrecked, or inoperable household appliances, machines, and tools.
f) Materials or items of nature stored on roof tops when visible from the public right of way or from neighboring property.
5. Attractive Nuisances (those objects which, by their nature, may attract children or other curious individuals) including, but not limited to unprotected and/or hazardous pools, ponds, ice boxes, refrigerators, or excavations.