Nuisance Ordinance

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Nuisance Ordinance

5.01.040 Public Nuisances Prohibited
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No person owning,
leasing, renting, occupying, being in possession or having charge
of any property in the City, including vacant lots, shall maintain
or allow to be maintained on such property, except as may be
permitted by any other City ordinance, any public nuisance, whether
visible from any public street or alley, or from any other private
property.
(Ord. 07-3 §5, 2007).

5.01.050 Other Nuisances Defined
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Without limitation of the
generality of the definition of public nuisance set forth in this
chapter, the following acts, omissions, conditions and things are
declared to be and constitute public nuisances, subject to
abatement as provided in this chapter:
(1) Storing or accumulating, or permitting the storage or
accumulation, of junk on any premises where the junk is
exposed to view from any public place;
(2) The accumulation, or permitting the accumulation of, tin
cans, bottles, trash, litter, waste or refuse of any
nature on any premises, except in garbage cans or
containers maintained for regular collection;
(3) Permitting the existence of
any dilapidated, abandoned or
partially destroyed building or structure; any unused
building or structure which is not properly secured from
entry; or any building or structure commenced and left
unfinished;
(4) Storing, or permitting to be stored, any toxic,
radioactive, caustic, flammable, explosive or other
dangerous or hazardous substances, except when stored in
compliance with the requirements of all regulatory
agencies having jurisdiction;
(5) Permitting the existence of any putrid, unsound or
unwholesome bones, meat, hides or skins, or the whole or
any part of any dead animal, fish or fowl,
(6) Privies, vaults, cesspools, sumps, pits, excavations or
like places which are not securely protected, or which
are foul or malodorous;
(7) Any refrigerator, freezer or other insulated container
within which a child could suffocate;
(8) Creating, or permitting to be created, any noise in
excess of that allowable under Pullman City Code Chapter
8.80, Noise Regulations, as it exists or may be amended
at or after the effective date of the ordinance codified
in this chapter, which is incorporated in this chapter by
this reference;
(9) The accumulation, or permitting the accumulation, of
building materials or objects of any nature where the
same endangers property or safety, constitutes a fire
hazard, or creates an attractive nuisance;
(10) The existence of any offensive or dangerous accumulation
of weeds, trash, dirt, filth, waste shrubs, lawn or yard
trimmings, the carcass of any animal or other offensive
matter;
(11) The existence of any dead, diseased, infested or dying
tree that may constitute a danger to street trees,
streets or portions thereof;
(12) The existence of any tree, shrub or foliage, unless by
consent of the city, which is apt to destroy, impair,
interfere or restrict:
(a) Streets, sidewalks, sewers, utilities or other
public improvements,
(b) Visibility on, or free use of, or access to such
improvements;
(13) The existence of any vines or climbing plants growing
into or over any street tree, or any public hydrant,
pole or electrolier, or the existence of any shrub, vine
or plant growing on, around or in front of any hydrant,
standpipe, sprinkler system connection or any other
appliance or facility provided for fire protection
purposes in such a way as to obscure the view thereof or
impair the access thereto;
(14) The existence of a sidewalk or a portion of a sidewalk
adjacent to any premises which is out of repair, and in
a condition to endanger persons or property, or in a
condition to interfere with the public convenience in
the use of such sidewalk;
(15) The dumping or otherwise unlawful depositing of refuse,
sawdust or any other material without a permit;
(16) The existence of any obstruction to a street, alley,
crossing or sidewalk, and any excavation in or under any
street, alley, crossing or sidewalk, which is by
ordinance prohibited, or which is made without lawful
permission, or which, having been made by lawful
permission, is kept and maintained after the purpose
thereof has been accomplished, and for an unreasonable
length of time;
(17) The existence of any fence or other structure or thing
on private property abutting or fronting upon any public
street, sidewalk or place which is in a sagging,
leaning, fallen, decayed or otherwise dilapidated or
unsafe condition;
(18) The existence or maintenance on any premises of a
storage area, junkyard or dumping ground for the
wrecking or disassembling of automobiles, trucks,
trailers, house trailers, boats, tractors or other
vehicle or machinery of any kind, or for the storing or
leaving of worn out, wrecked, inoperative or abandoned
automobiles, trucks, trailers, house trailers, boats,
tractors or other vehicle or machinery of any kind or of
any major parts thereof;
(19)Visible
vehicle tires
not mounted on a vehicle, vehicle
bodies or parts, bed mattresses or springs, water
heaters or other household appliances, and damaged or
stored or discarded furniture or other household goods
or items including indoor furniture left outdoors in a
residential zone or other zone within the City where
such items are inconsistent with permitted uses
authorized within the zone.
(20) Any unsightly building, billboard, fence or other
structure, or any old, abandoned or partially destroyed
building left unfinished or any of same that may be
dangerous to life or property;
(21) The existence or maintenance of graffiti, and other
defacement of public and private property, including
walls, rocks, bridges, buildings, fences, gates,
vehicles, signs, road surfaces and
other structures,
trees, and all other real and personal property within
the city;
(22) All vacant, unused, or unoccupied buildings and
structures within the city, which are allowed to become
or remain open to entrance by unauthorized persons or
the general public, because of broken, missing, or open
doors, windows, or other openings, so that the same may
be used by vagrants or other persons in a manner
detrimental to the health and welfare of the inhabitants
of the city.
(Ord. 07-3 §6, 2007).

5.01.060 Prohibited conduct.
(1) It is unlawful for any Responsible Person or owner to
permit, maintain, suffer, carry on or allow, upon any
premises located within city limits, any of the acts or
things declared by this chapter to be a public nuisance.
(2) It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, by
itself or by its agents or employees, or as the agent or
employee of another person, firm or corporation, to do or
permit to be done upon any premises over which it has
control, or to maintain, carry on, suffer or allow, at
any place or places in the preceding sections mentioned,
any of the acts or things herein declared to be
nuisances, or to do or cause, or permit or suffer to be
done, or maintain any act or thing which shall be
detrimental or injurious to public health or offensive to
the senses or contrary to public decency or morality.
(3) In case the owner or agent of any premises is found to
have had actual or constructive knowledge of the
maintenance on or in said premises of any nuisances as
herein defined, he or she shall, for the purpose of this
chapter, be deemed in violation of this chapter.
(Ord. 07-3 §7, 2007).