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Nuisance - Junk Trash Refuse Rubbish and Bulk
Sec. 42-57. - Overgrown vegetation, rubbish, and other unsanitary matter prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, leasing, claiming, occupying, or having supervision or control of any real property, occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved, developed or undeveloped, within the corporate limits of the city, to suffer, permit, or allow:

(1) Uncultivated grass, weeds, or brush to grow to a height greater than ten inches on average upon such premises or to grow in rank profusion upon such premises, including along the sidewalk or street adjacent to the premises between the property line and the curb or, if there is no curb, between the property line and the driving surface; or
(2) Refuse, rubbish, junk, litter, trash, debris (vegetation, building or other), garbage, discarded items, carrion, filth, animal or human feces, or any other unsightly or unsanitary matter to accumulate or remain upon such premises or to grow in rank profusion upon such premises, including along the sidewalk or street adjacent to the premises between the property line and the curb or, if there is no curb, between the property line and the driving surface.
(Ord. No. O-98-044-01, § 1, 10-12-98)

Sec. 42-58. - Duty to comply with ordinance.
It shall be the duty of any person owning, leasing, claiming, occupying, or having supervision or control of any real property, occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved, developed or undeveloped, within the corporate limits of the city to cut or cause to be cut, grass, weeds and brush, and to remove or cause to be removed, rubbish and other objectionable, unsightly or unsanitary matter as often as necessary to comply with the requirements of this article, and to otherwise maintain that property in full compliance with this article.

(Ord. No. O-98-044-01, § 1, 10-12-98)

Sec. 42-59. - Nuisance declared.
All grass, weeds, vegetation, or brush not regularly cultivated and which exceed ten inches in height as prohibited herein, and all rubbish, shall be presumed to be objectionable, unsightly, and unsanitary, and are hereby declared a public nuisance.

Refuse shall mean a heterogeneous accumulation of worn out, used, broken, rejected, or worthless materials, including garbage, rubbish, or litter, and other decayable or nondecayable waste.

Brush shall mean scrub vegetation or dense undergrowth.

Filth shall mean any matter in a putrescent state.

Garbage shall mean all decayable waste.

Impure or unwholesome matter shall mean any putrescible or nonputrescible condition, object, or matter which tends to, may, or could produce injury, death, or disease to human beings.

Junk shall mean all worn out, useless, worthless, discarded, or scrap material, including, but not limited to, odds and ends, old metal, scrap lumber, building debris or old building materials, used tires, vehicle parts, and other items no longer used in the manner in which they were intended, including, but not limited to, upholstered furniture, working and nonworking appliances, and machinery and parts thereof.
Rubbish shall mean both garbage and trash and shall include all animal, vegetable and inorganic matter subject to discard that is generated from within a household, residence, or business, such as, but not limited to, coffee grounds, tin cans, paper bags, boxes, glass, and food articles. It shall also include all animal, vegetable, and inorganic matter subject to discard that is not typically generated from within a household, residence, or business, such as, but not limited to, shrubbery, grass clippings, brush, yard cleaning materials, leaves, tree trimmings, stoves, refrigerators, iceboxes, pieces of metal scrap, feathers, furniture, dead animals, rocks, shingles, building materials, junk, trash, refuse, and other worn-out, wrecked or dismantled machinery, tractors, automobiles, and other similar wastes.

ITEMS STORED UNDER carports, driveways, porches and side yard

ARTICLE II. - WEEDS, BRUSH, RUBBISH, ETC
Sec. 42-57. - Overgrown vegetation, rubbish, and other unsanitary matter prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, leasing, claiming, occupying, or having supervision or control of any real property, occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved, developed or undeveloped, within the corporate limits of the city, to suffer, permit, or allow:

(2) refuse, rubbish, junk, litter, trash, debris (vegetation, building or other), garbage, discarded items, carrion, filth, animal or human feces, or any other unsightly or unsanitary matter to accumulate or remain upon such premises.....

Junk shall mean all worn out, useless, worthless, discarded, or scrap material, including, but not limited to, odds and ends, old metal, scrap lumber, building debris or old building materials, used tires, vehicle parts, and other items no longer used in the manner in which they were intended, including, but not limited to, upholstered furniture, working and nonworking appliances, and machinery and parts thereof.

Refuse shall mean a heterogeneous accumulation of worn out, used, broken, rejected, or worthless materials, including garbage, rubbish, or litter, and other decayable or nondecayable waste.

Rubbish shall mean both garbage and trash and shall include all animal, vegetable and inorganic matter subject to discard that is generated from within a household, residence, or business, such as, but not limited to, coffee grounds, tin cans, paper bags, boxes, glass, and food articles. It shall also include all animal, vegetable, and inorganic matter subject to discard that is not typically generated from within a household, residence, or business, such as, but not limited to, shrubbery, grass clippings, brush, yard cleaning materials, leaves, tree trimmings, stoves, refrigerators, iceboxes, pieces of metal scrap, feathers, furniture, dead animals, rocks, shingles, building materials, junk, trash, refuse, and other worn-out, wrecked or dismantled machinery, tractors, automobiles, and other similar wastes.
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Vehicle - Junk Vehicle
Chapter 50 - JUNKED VEHICLES AND MOTOR VEHICLE JUNKYARDS
ARTICLE II. - JUNKED VEHICLES

Sec. 50-31. - Definitions.
(1) Antique vehicle means a passenger car or truck that is at least 35 years old.
(2) Junked vehicle means any motor vehicle that is self-propelled and:
(a) Displays an expired license plate or invalid motor vehicle inspection
certificate or does not display a license plate or motor vehicle inspection
certificate; AND
(b) Is:
(1) Wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or
(2) Inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than:
i. 72 consecutive hours, if the vehicle is on public property; or
ii. 30 consecutive days, if the vehicle is on private property.
(c) For purposes of this article, "junked vehicle" also includes aircraft or watercraft

(3) Motor vehicle collector means a person who:
a. Owns one or more antique or special interest vehicles; and
b. Acquires, collects, or disposes of an antique or special interest vehicle or part of an antique or special interest vehicle for personal use to restore and preserve an antique or special interest vehicle for historic interest.

(4) Special interest vehicle means a motor vehicle of any age that has not been changed from original manufacturer's specifications and, because of its historic interest, is being preserved by a hobbyist.

Sec. 50-40. - Additional exemptions.
(a) The provisions of this article pertaining to the abatement and removal of junked vehicles shall not apply to a vehicle or vehicle part:
(1) That is completely enclosed within a building in a lawful manner consistent with all applicable zoning laws, ordinances and regulations, and is not visible from the street or other public or private property; or
(2) That is stored or parked in a lawful manner on private property in connection with the business of a licensed vehicle dealer or a junkyard or that is an antique or special interest vehicle stored by a motor vehicle collector on the collector's property, if the vehicle or part and the outdoor storage area, if any, are:
a. Maintained in an orderly manner;
b. Not a health hazard, and
c. Screened from ordinary public view by appropriate means, including a fence,
rapidly growing trees, or shrubbery.

Sec. 50-32. - Findings; declaration of public nuisance.
The city council, after thorough investigation and based upon past experience and present conditions, finds and hereby declares that junked vehicles which are located in any place where they are visible from a public place or public right-of-way are detrimental to the safety and welfare of the general public, tending to reduce the value of the private property, to invite vandalism, to create fire hazards, to constitute an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors, and are detrimental to the economic welfare of the city by producing urban blight which is adverse to the maintenance and continuing development of the city and such vehicles so located are, therefore, declared to be a public nuisance.
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Vehicle - Parking Commercial Vehicles
Section 31 Supplementary Parking Regulations --
M. Parking of commercial vehicles on non-residential zoned property. No truck tractor, road tractor, semi-trailer, tractor-trailer, or similar vehicle with a manufacturer's classification or a licensed registered weight shall be parked in front or behind the building line of any non-residential zoned property except "M-1" and "M-2" industrial zoned districts unless said vehicle is used in conjunction with a permitted use located on the lot.

N. Parking of commercial vehicles on residential zoned property. In all residential districts, no commercial vehicle, with the exception of those used in performing a service to the adjacent residence, shall be parked in front of the building line of any residential zoned property or in any street or public right-of-way adjacent to any residential zoned property. Additionally, no truck tractor, road tractor, tractor trailer, semi-trailer, or similar vehicle shall be parked in front of or behind the building line of any residential zoned property.

Sec. 90-83. - Parking of commercial vehicles prohibited generally, exceptions.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to leave, park or stand any truck tractor, road tractor, trailer, semitrailer, bus or any other commercial motor vehicle bearing a commercial license upon any public street, alley, parkway, boulevard or public place, provided this section shall not apply to street construction, maintenance and repair equipment, trucks, rollers and implements, and truck equipment, trailers and vehicles used by public service utility companies engaged in repairing or extending public service utilities, and to motor buses when taking on or discharging passengers at the customary bus stops, and except all other vehicles designated herein when actually parked at a designated loading zone in those areas of limited parking where loading zones are designated. Provided further this section shall not apply to any vehicle defined or designated herein developing a mechanical defect after such vehicle has commenced to run, en route, making it unsafe to proceed further, and in this event, it shall be lawful to stand or park the vehicle during the time made necessary to make emergency repairs.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to leave, park or stand any truck tractor, road tractor, semitrailer, or any other commercial vehicle in any alley situated within the central business district for more than 15 minutes.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person or any owner to leave, park or stand any truck tractor, road tractor, semitrailer, bus, truck, or trailer with a rated capacity in excess of one ton, according to the manufacturer's classification, upon property within any area zoned as either districts R-1, R-2 or R-3 according to the zoning ordinance of the city. This section shall not prevent the parking or standing of the above-described vehicles in such zoned areas for the purpose of expeditiously loading and unloading passengers, freight, or merchandise, but not for otherwise.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person or any owner to leave, park, or stand any truck tractor, road tractor, semitrailer, or other commercial vehicle on the driver's side of any one-way alley situated within the central business district.

(e) This section shall not apply to any commercial vehicle that is shorter than 20 feet in length, and weighs less than 5,000 pounds, provided such vehicle is not a truck tractor, road tractor, trailer, semitrailer or bus
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Vehicle - Parking Obstructing Sidewalk
Section 31.O Supplementary Parking Regulations -- Parking areas that utilize rights-of-way. In non-residential districts, parking areas which would require the use of public rights-of-way for maneuvering shall not be acceptable for the furnishing of required off-street parking spaces other than for one- and two-family dwellings. Parking parallel to the curb on a public street shall not be substituted for off-street requirements. Parking is limited to private property; the use of rights-of-way area between the property line and the back of the curb is contrary to this ordinance
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Vehicle - Parking of Recreational Vehicles
Section 31. Supplementary Parking Rregulations
K. Parking of major recreational vehicles in districts "SF-1" and "SF-2". No more than one major recreational vehicle, no longer than 35 feet shall be parked on property zoned "SF-1" or "SF-2", and no part of such major recreational vehicle, including any transport accessory, shall under any circumstances, extend into or upon any right-of-way or public access easement. The parking area for a major recreational vehicle shall be a paved surface, unless the parking area is located behind the front yard setback and is completely screened from view. The vehicle and transport accessory must be totally operational and ready for use. No such equipment shall be used for living, sleeping or housekeeping purposes when parked or stored on a residential lot or any location not approved for such use. Recreational vehicles shall be parked "head-in" or "back-in" and shall not be parked parallel to the front property line except for 24 hours for the express purposes of loading and unloading.

Camping trailers and motor homes, pickup campers, boats and recreational vehicles shall not be placed within the front yard setback except on a paved surface driveway or pad.

Section 31. Supplementary Parking Regulations
Q. Parking of major recreational vehicles in a street or public right-of-way. In all residential districts, major recreational vehicles shall not be parked in any street or public right-of-way for a period exceeding 24 hours with the express purpose being for loading or unloading operations
Vehicle - Parking on Unapproved Surface, Screening or 'For Sale'
Section 31 Supplementary Parking Regulations
I. General parking surfaces. In all zoning districts, parking areas, vehicle maneuvering areas, loading areas, driveways and approaches for all uses, including one- and two-family dwellings, shall be a paved surface, unless otherwise specified in this ordinance. All parking requirements applying to a stated unit of measurement shall be understood to include a parking space for each unit or fraction thereof.

L. Parking and storage of certain vehicles in residential districts. In all residential zoning districts, automotive vehicles or trailers of any kind or type without current license plates shall not be parked or stored on any property unless such automotive vehicles or trailers are completely screened up to eight feet in height with an approved screening device. Neither a paved surface nor an all-weather hard surface is required when such automotive vehicles or trailers are completely screened with an approved screening device and located behind the residential structure or in the side yard setback. Parking or storage of all licensed trailers shall conform to the requirements of major recreational equipment. Notwithstanding anything contained in this ordinance to the contrary, all automotive vehicles or trailers of any kind shall be parked on a paved surface.

S. Parking of vehicles for the purpose of sale. No vehicle shall be parked on any property within the city for the principal purpose of displaying such vehicle for sale except:
1. On a property that is zoned and licensed for vehicle sales; or
2. On residential zoned property not more than one vehicle may be displayed for sale at any time if such vehicle is owned by a resident on the residential premises.
There shall be a rebuttal presumption that a vehicle is parked for the principal purpose of displaying said vehicle for sale if it is parked in such a location with a "for sale" sign or other indication that the vehicle is for sale.
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Vehicle - Parking Unlicensed Vehicle
L. Parking and storage of certain vehicles in residential districts. In all residential zoning districts, automotive vehicles or trailers of any kind or type without current license plates shall not be parked or stored on any property unless such automotive vehicles or trailers are completely screened up to eight feet in height with an approved screening device. Neither a paved surface nor an all-weather hard surface is required when such automotive vehicles or trailers are completely screened with an approved screening device and located behind the residential structure or in the side yard setback. Parking or storage of all licensed trailers shall conform to the requirements of major recreational equipment. Notwithstanding anything contained in this ordinance to the contrary, all automotive vehicles or trailers of any kind shall be parked on a paved surface.
Vehicle - Repair Minor vs. Majors
Section 29 Supplementary District Regulations.

J. Vehicular repair and maintenance on owner/tenant owned vehicles. Minor vehicular repair and maintenance on owner/tenant owned vehicles shall be permitted on that lot or tract where residence is located. Major repair on owner/tenant owned vehicles shall be permitted only in a fully enclosed building which is an accessory building on the residential structure. Said repairs shall be incidental, not habitual or repetitive, and shall not be detrimental to the aesthetics of the lot, tract, neighborhood and shall not be commercial.
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