151. PLANNING AND ZONING (Unsafe Buildings and Structures 151.330 - 151.333)

Unsafe Buildings and Structures


151.330       Definitions

151.331       Regulation

151.332       Notification

151.333       Remedies







§ 151.330  DEFINITIONS.


For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.


UNSAFE BUILDING APPENDAGES. Any parapet walls, cornices, spires, towers, tanks, statuary, and other appendages or structural members which are supported by, attached to, or a part of a building in which are in deteriorated conditions or otherwise unable to sustain the design loads specified and designated.


UNSAFE BUILDING OR STRUCTURE. Any building or structure, which is structurally unsafe, does not provide adequate egress, constitutes a fire hazard, and is uncompleted 12 months after a building permit has been issued or is otherwise dangerous to human life.


UNSAFE USE. Any use of a building or structure constituting a hazard to safety, health, or public welfare by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, fire hazard, disaster, damage, or abandonment.

(Prior Code, § 615.01)



§ 151.331  REGULATION.


All unsafe buildings, structures, or appendages which are declared to be public nuisances by the City Council and shall be abated by the owner by repair, rehabilitation, demolition, or removal.

(Prior Code, § 615.02)



§ 151.332  NOTIFICATION.


(A)  The City Council, as governing body, shall, upon complaint, issue a written notice to be mailed, postage prepaid, to the owner of any of the described buildings structures or appendages as set forth in  § 151.330, and, which are declared to be public nuisances.


(B)  The owner shall have five days to take steps to abate the public nuisance and to provide proof of adequate insurance coverage to the City Council.

(Prior Code, § 615.03)  Penalty, see § 10.99



§ 151.333  REMEDIES.


In the event that the owner of an unsafe building, structure, or appendage, which is declared a public nuisance by the City Council and which has not been abated by the owner and the City Council has not received proof of adequate insurance, the City Council then may institute any appropriate action to prevent, restrain, correct, or abate the violations.

(Prior Code, § 615.04)  Penalty, see § 10.99