Town of Brentwood, MD
Prince George's County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Brentwood 2-7-1972 as Secs. 1, 7, 8 and 10 of Ord. No. I and Sec. 9 of Ord. No. II of the Ordinances of the Town of Brentwood (Ch. 103 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Weed control — See Ch. 44, Art. I.
Building construction and maintenance — See Ch. 50.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 105.
Littering — See Ch. 143.
Solid waste — See Ch. 252.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 261.
Trees — See Ch. 283.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 301.
No person or persons shall cause or permit to exist on or in any premises, property, dwelling or place of business or in any street thoroughfare, in the Town of Brentwood, any condition or situation which might jeopardize or endanger the health or safety of any neighborhood or its residents or any person or persons upon any street, thoroughfare or place of public access by reason of obnoxious or offensive odors; by permitting to stand, evaporate or decay any material conducive to the spread of disease or which emits offensive or obnoxious odors; by creation of a harbor or breeding place for flies, mosquitoes, rats or other vermin; or by causing or permitting to exist without due precaution for public safety any slippery, sticky, offensive or corrosive substance on any street, sidewalk or place of public access.
No person or persons shall break, shatter, throw or place any material of glass or like composition so that it falls and lies in or on any street, sidewalk or public thoroughfare in the Town of Brentwood.
No person or persons shall cause or permit to exist on any premises in the Town of Brentwood any uncovered well, cistern or excavation or precariously constructed piles of building materials, partially wrecked buildings or any other condition that might reasonably be considered to be a menace and danger to public safety and welfare.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Upon observation or discovery of such condition, the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Brentwood shall notify the owner or lessee or other person on said premises of the existence of such danger or condition, and the owner or lessee or other person shall remove, abate or obviate such danger or condition as promptly as practicable, and in any case within 10 days.
If any dangerous condition cannot be promptly removed or corrected, the owner or persons responsible shall, as a temporary expedient, construct a fence, barricade, or cover that will effectively prevent entrance and possible injury to children or irresponsible persons, even though they may be trespassing on private property.
No person or persons shall erect, construct or permit to be erected or constructed, any fence charged with electricity, any fence of barbed wire or any other fence, barricade or structure so constructed or so designed that it would be, or might reasonably be, a source of danger to the life and limb of children or other persons on adjacent property or on the streets, sidewalks or thoroughfares in the Town of Brentwood.
Likewise, no person or persons shall maliciously or intentionally erect or set up any snare, trap or hazard for the purpose of ensnaring, frightening or inflicting damage upon any person.
No person or persons in the Town of Brentwood shall burn any material or substance which creates any dense smoke or smudge or emits an unpleasant odor or stench while burning.
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 143, Littering, Art. II.