For the purposes of Part 1 of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
- Burned fuel of every nature and description derived from any burning process.
- Includes branches, underbrush, shrubs, trees or any part thereof.
- CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS
- Any scrap lumber, metal roofing and siding material, earth,
sand, bricks, stone, plaster and any other debris of a similar nature
which results, accumulates and/or is incidental to construction, renovation
of commercial or noncommercial buildings or other projects.[Added 6-12-1990 by Ord. No. 1620-90]
- CONTRACTOR FOR HIRE
- A person or entity who, in pursuit of business, undertakes
to perform a job or piece of work or service for a sum of money or
other consideration.[Added 12-7-1993 by Ord. No. 1720-93]
- Waste or decayed or vegetable matter that has been used as food or was intended to be used as food and the waste therefrom, and dead animal or plant life or parts of the same.
- An occupant, owner, agent, tenant, lessee, caretaker or other person or corporation in charge of the dwelling or other premises affected by Part 1 of this chapter.
- Garbage, ashes and rubbish as herein separately defined.
- All broken crockery, glassware, furniture, household receptacles and utensils, house sweepings, bottles, tin cans, lawn cuttings, hedge trimmings, garden growth, old clothing and all discarded and waste material of every nature and description not elsewhere herein defined, including paper, cardboard or containers made of either paper or cardboard; provided, however, that all paper or cardboard must be separated from other rubbish material and must be secured in packages to permit easy handling and prevent the contents of the same from being scattered.
Part 1 of this chapter shall not apply to any collection of earth, stone, plaster, wood or other material from excavating for or from construction, altering or repairing of any buildings.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
No person shall distribute, cast or place, or cause to be distributed, cast or placed, in or along any of the streets or public places of the City or any of the sidewalks or footways thereof or into any vestibule or yard or upon any porch of any store, dwelling house or other building within the limits of the City, any wrapping paper, wastepaper, cartons, boxes, fruit skins or other waste matter or litter of any nature or description.
[Amended 6-17-1986 by Ord. No. 1504-86; 8-22-2000 by Ord. No. 1899-00; 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05; 9-10-2007 by Ord. No. 2056-07]
All owners and tenants of real estate in the City shall keep the same free and clear of all obnoxious weeds, including grass in excess of 10 inches, brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, as well as all other unhealthy vegetable growth and obnoxious growths and shall keep such lands free of filth, garbage, trash and debris. Upon the occurrence of any such condition on lands within the City of Woodbury, an officer of the City of Woodbury, which may include a Code Enforcement Officer, shall give written notice to the owner and/or tenant of such real estate to eliminate such condition within 10 days of the date of such notice. In the event that the owner and/or occupant fails to eliminate such unhealthy conditions after written notice to do so, such officer shall cause such growth to be removed at the expense of the owner of such real estate. Such officer shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against said dwelling or lands, and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such dwelling or lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such dwelling or lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
[Amended 10-9-2018 by Ord. No. 2299-18]
The owner of any land abutting or bordering upon any of the public avenues or highways of the City is hereby required to remove all grass, weeds, brush or other plant or vegetable growth, as well as rubbish, junk or debris, which may in any way impair the visibility of persons using the public highways to the danger of other users thereof; or which may emit foul or unhealthy odors; or which may serve as a place for the breeding of flies, mosquitoes or other insects of a destructive nature; or serve as the haven or refuge of mice, rats, snakes or other animals and reptiles of a destructive nature and generally odious to human beings; or which may constitute a fire hazard; or which may constitute an impediment or overhang the sidewalks, curbs and/or gutter along any of the streets, avenues or highways; or which may be generally disagreeable or obnoxious to the residents in the immediate vicinity of the land on which the grass, weeds, brush or other plant or vegetable growth, rubbish, junk or debris may exist, within three days after notice of removal of such grass, weeds, brush or other plant or vegetable growth, rubbish, junk or debris shall have been given either by mail or personally through the medium of the police force of the City.
In case such owner or tenant of any land abutting or bordering upon any street, avenue or highway in the City shall neglect or refuse to remove such grass, weeds, brush or other plant or vegetable growth, rubbish, junk or debris from such land within 10 days after notice has been given to remove the same in writing by the Chief of Police, then the same shall be removed by or under the direction of the Chief of Police.
In all cases where any grass, weeds, brush or other plant or vegetable growth, rubbish, junk or debris is removed from any land, sidewalk or gutter under the provisions of this article by or under the direction of the Chief of Police, he or she shall certify the costs thereof to the Council, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the land upon which such condition shall have existed and shall have been repaired, and the amount so charged shall become a lien upon such land and shall be added to and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such land and shall bear interest at the same rate as all other taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes.
No person shall keep or allow to be kept in any building or premises or on any ground of which he or she may be the owner, lessee or occupant, any rags, old paper, junk or refuse from which there shall arise or be cast off any impure or obnoxious, offensive or foul odor, smell or gas annoying, hurtful or dangerous to any person, or which shall decay or be in any other unsanitary condition which may be generally disagreeable or obnoxious to the residents in the immediate vicinity.
[Amended 10-19-1976 as Ord. No. 1294-76]
It shall be the duty of the Health Officer to look after and report on all violations and to make complaint against all persons so violating any section of this article.