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City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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[R.O. 1996 § 515.660; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so as not to pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.670; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
All exterior surfaces, including but not limited to doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches and trim, shall be maintained in good condition. Exterior wood surfaces, other than decay-resistant woods, shall be protected from the elements and decay by painting or other protective covering or treatment. Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repainted. All siding and masonry joints as well as those between the building envelope and the perimeter of windows, doors, and skylights shall be maintained weather-resistant and watertight.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.680; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
Each structure to which a street number has been assigned shall have such number displayed in a position easily observed and readable from the public way. All numbers shall contrast with the background and be Arabic numerals at least four (4) inches high and one half (1/2) inch stroke.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.690; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
All exterior walls shall be free from holes, breaks, and loose or rotting materials and maintained weatherproof and properly surface-coated where required to prevent deterioration.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.700; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014; Ord. No. 4559 § 1, 8-3-2015]
The roof and flashing shall be sound, tight and not have defects that admit rain. Roof drains, gutters and downspouts shall be maintained in good repair and free from obstructions. Roof, sump pumps, and other drainage water sources shall not be discharged in a manner that creates a public nuisance.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.710; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
All cornices, belt courses, corbels, terra cotta trim, wall facings and similar decorative features shall be maintained in good repair with proper anchorage and in a safe condition.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.720; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
All canopies, marquees, signs, metal awnings, fire escapes, exterior standpipes, exhaust ducts and similar overhang extensions shall be maintained in good repair and be properly anchored so as to be kept in a sound condition. When required, all exposed surfaces of metal or wood shall be protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weather-coating materials, such as paint or similar surface treatment.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.730; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
Every stair, ramp, balcony, porch, deck or other walking surface shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 500 of the Blue Springs Code of Ordinances.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.740; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
Every exterior stairway, deck, porch and balcony, and all appurtenances attached thereto, shall be maintained structurally sound, in good repair, with proper anchorage and capable of supporting the imposed loads.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.750; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
The exterior of all chimneys, cooling towers, smokestacks, and similar appurtenances shall be maintained in good repair. All exposed surfaces of metal or wood shall be protected from the elements and against decay or rust by periodic application of weather-coating materials, such as paint or similar surface treatment.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.760; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
Every exterior handrail and guard shall be firmly fastened and capable of supporting normally imposed loads and shall be maintained in good condition.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.770; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
The exterior of every window, skylight, door and frame shall be kept in good repair.
[R.O. 1996 § 515.780; Ord. No. 4517 § 2, 11-3-2014]
All exterior glazing materials shall be maintained free from cracks and holes.