[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Butler 9-29-2005 by Ord. No. 1579. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Council finds that placement of indoor furniture at any location except inside a structure, residential or otherwise, is detrimental to the well-being of the City residents, as well as to their safety, and is, therefore, a public health and welfare hazard.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context.
- INDOOR FURNITURE
- Any and all pieces of furniture which are made for only inside use, including but not limited to upholstered chairs, sofas, davenports, beds, divans and the like.
- Includes any individual, firm, corporation, association or partnership.
No person shall place or use outside of any structure any indoor furniture, except if said placement is temporary to facilitate maintenance therein.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500, for the first violation, and not less than $200 nor more than $1,000 for the second and subsequent offenses, plus restitution and costs, or in default of payment, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Continuing violations will be subject to citations every five days.
The remedies provided herein for the enforcement of this chapter or any remedy provided by law or City ordinance shall be deemed mutually exclusive; rather, they may be employed simultaneously or consecutively, at the option of the City.