Division 2. Debris, Weeds, Wild Growth, Dangerous and Unsanitary Conditions  


§ 12-38. Dead trees, limbs, branches and accumulated landscaping materials.
Effective: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It shall be the responsibility of the owner and or occupant to remove and properly dispose of dead and/or downed trees, limbs, branches, bagged or piled grass clippings, bagged or piled leaves and other piles or accumulations of material resulting from landscaping or maintenance of a parcel of land or lots. Stumps resulting from the removal of dead trees will be ground to or below grade level as to prevent a hazardous condition.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)

§ 12-40. Dangerous Conditions - General.
Effective: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It is unlawful for any person to maintain or permit the existence of any condition that is a danger to life, health, or property within the City. Dangerous conditions include, but are not limited to, any unsecured structure, structures in violation of the Florida Building Code, The International Property Maintenance Code, The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, trees in danger of falling, all or in part, unprotected excavations, improper storage of hazardous or toxic materials, any abandoned or stored refrigeration unit, appliance, derelict vehicle, derelict vessel, or other condition that could trap a person, in such a place as to be easily accessible to persons without first having made adequate provisions to prevent entry into such without having removed all latches, catches, locking devices or the door thereof, so that escape from the interior may be had, or otherwise ensure lack of access.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)

§ 12-41. Graffiti.
Effective: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

No person shall willfully or wantonly damage, mutilate or deface any exterior surface of any structure or building on any private or public property by placing thereon any marking, carving or graffiti.

It shall be the responsibility of the owner to restore said surface to an approved state of maintenance and repair.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)

§ 12-42 - 55. RESERVED
Effective: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16)

§ 12-36. Property clearing and cleaning.
Effective on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

All premises and exterior property. and on the portion of the adjoining public right-of-way between the property and the street, other than agricultural, shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of twelve (12) inches in height, dead and or downed trees, stumps must be ground to or below grade, low hanging branches must be trimmed to a height of at least six (6) feet above grade. The removal of any tree, four (4) inches or greater in diameter at breast height (DBH), cannot be removed without a permit.

EXCEPTION: Parcels over 10 acres need only mow and clean the first twenty five (25) feet of the perimeter of the property.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16; Ord. No. 2018-06, § 1, 09-19-18)

§ 12-37. Junk & Trash.
Effective on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

All exterior property and premises shall be maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. It shall be the duty of each property owner or household in this city to remove all debris, from his or her property, including the streets, alleys, and sidewalks bordering thereon, and keep same in good, clean, and sanitary condition. The occupant shall keep that part of the exterior property which such occupant occupies or controls in a clean and sanitary condition.

No owner or occupant shall permit old or broken lumber, rusted or unused equipment, discarded refrigerators, discarded stoves, old pipe, scrap metal, or other used, discarded and worn, unsightly articles or materials to remain in any yard or open area owned, occupied or in the possession of such person for a period of more than ten (10) days.

Further, unless authorized by the zoning category of the property, no owner or occupant of a building, structure or premises may utilize such property for the open storage of abandoned, untagged, or inoperative motor vehicles, iceboxes, refrigerators, stoves, glass, building material, rubbish or similar items.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16; Ord. No. 2018-06, § 2, 09-19-18)

§ 12-39. Tree Declared Nuisance/ Dangerous.
Effective on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

a) Any tree extending over a street, alley highway, or parking lot shall be trimmed by the property owner, or his authorized agent, on which the tree trunk is located, so as to provide a clear height above the street, alley, highway, or parking lot of not less than fourteen (14) feet.

b) Any tree extending over a sidewalk, or multi-modal  trail shall be trimmed by the property owner , or his authorized agent, so as to provide a clear height above the sidewalk, or multi-modal trail, of not less than eight (8) feet.

c) The property owner of any tree which extends over a street, alley, highway, parking lot, sidewalk, or multi-modal trail shall remove any and all dead branches from the tree which, if dislodged, are likely to fall upon the public street, alley, highway or sidewalk.

d) In the event that the property owner fails to meet the requirements of this section, then the City may issue a written notice of violation to the property owner giving fifteen (15) days to correct the violation. If the violation is not corrected within the given period of time then the City has the option of correcting the violation at the property owner's expense.

(Ord. No. 2016-08, § 2, 06-21-16; Ord. No. 2018-06, § 3, 09-19-18)