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City of Pevely, MO
Sunday, July 12, 2020

Chapter 505. Dangerous Buildings

Section 505.020. Dangerous Buildings Defined.

[Ord. No. 1212 §1, 2-1-2010]
A. 
All buildings or structures that are detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of the residents of the City and that have any or all of the following defects shall be deemed "dangerous buildings":
1. 
Those with interior walls or other vertical structural members that list, lean or buckle to such an extent that a plumb line passing through the center of gravity falls outside the middle third of its base.
2. 
Those that, exclusive of the foundation, show thirty-three percent (33%) or more damage or deterioration of the supporting member or members or fifty percent (50%) damage or deterioration of the non-supporting enclosing or outside walls or covering.
3. 
Those that have improperly distributed loads upon the floors or roofs, or in which the same are overloaded, or that have insufficient strength to be reasonably safe for the purpose used.
4. 
Those that have been damaged by fire, wind or other causes so as to become dangerous to life, safety or the general health and welfare of the occupants or the people of the City.
5. 
Those that are so dilapidated, decayed, unsafe, unsanitary or that so utterly fail to provide the amenities essential to decent living that they are unfit for human habitation, or are likely to cause sickness or disease, so as to work injury to the health, safety or welfare of those occupying such building.
6. 
Those having light, air and sanitation facilities that are inadequate to protect the health, safety or general welfare of human beings who live or may live therein.
7. 
Those having inadequate facilities for egress in case of fire or panic or those having insufficient stairways, elevators, fire escapes or other adequate means of evacuation.
8. 
Those that have parts thereof that are so attached that they may fall and injure members of the public or property.
9. 
Those that because of their condition are unsafe, unsanitary or dangerous to the health, safety or general welfare of the people of this City.
10. 
Whenever any portion of a wind energy facility, commercial wind turbine or small wind turbine or solar energy system remains on a site after being out-of-service for a continuous six (6) month period, the wind energy facility, commercial wind turbine, small wind turbine, solar energy system is deemed abandoned so as to constitute such wind energy facility, commercial wind turbine, small wind turbine or solar energy system or portion thereof any attractive nuisance or hazard to the public.