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Citation (Citation #: 2018-00015130)

General Information

Citation Number:
2018-00015130

Date Issued:
Thu, Mar 5, 2020 11:58 AM

Status:
Final Order

Total Citation Amount:
$2,900.00

Name of Person Cited:
HINES CAROL & RAYMER G & GLASS K & J & J

Property in Violation:
420 2ND AVE E
BOWLING GREEN KY 42101
PVA Parcel #: 039A04 018

Property Owner:
GLASS APRIL
3315 GLEN LILY RD
BOWLING GREEN KY 421017826

Code Enforcement Officer:
Brad Schargorodski

Inspection Date:
Thu, Dec 6, 2018 7:00 PM

Code Violations (14)

Dangerous Building

Code:
IPMC 1.2.108.1.1 Unsafe Structure Administration / Administration & Enforcement / Unsafe Structures & Equipment / General

Code Description:
An unsafe structure is one that is found to be dangerous to the life, health, property or safety of the public or the occupants of the structure by not providing minimum safeguards to protect or warn occupants in the event of fire, or because such structure contains unsafe equipment or is so damaged, decayed, dilapidated, structurally unsafe or of such faulty construction or unstable foundation, that partial or complete collapse is possible. The vacant and abandoned structure at this location is not connected to utilities, is unsafe for human habitation, presents a blighting and vagrancy concern and has been in this condition for an extended period of time (several years).

Dangerous Building

Code:
IPMC 1.2.108.1.3 Structure Unfit for Human Occupancy Administration / Administration & Enforcement / Unsafe Structures & Equipment / General

Code Description:
A structure is unfit for human occupancy whenever the code official finds that such structure is unsafe, unlawful or, because of the degree to which the structure is in disrepair or lacks maintenance, is insanitary, vermin or rat infested, contains filth and contamination, or lacks ventilation, illumination, sanitary or heating facilities or other essential equipment required by this code, or because the location of the structure constitutes a hazard to the occupants of the structure or to the public. Based on an interior inspection in 2015 of the structure on this property, it is not safe for human habitation or occupancy. The dwelling has been boarded and secured since that time and is assumed to be in the same condition regarding occupancy.

Exterior Structure

Code:
IPMC 3.304.15 Doors General Requirements / Exterior Structure

Code Description:
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. All exterior doors, door assemblies and hardware shall be maintained in good condition. Locks at all entrances to dwelling units and sleeping units shall tightly secure the door. Locks on means of egress doors shall be in accordance with Section 702.3. All exterior doors at this location are boarded.

Exterior Structure

Code:
IPMC 3.304.13.1 Glazing General Requirements / Exterior Structure / Window, Skylight & Door Frames

Code Description:
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. Every window, skylight, door and frame shall be kept in sound condition, good repair and weather tight. All glazing materials shall be maintained free from cracks and holes. There are multiple boarded windows on the vacant/abandoned structure at this location.

Exterior Structure

Code:
IPMC 3.301.3 Vacant Structures and Land General Requirements / General

Code Description:
All vacant structures and premises thereof or vacant land shall be maintained in a clean, safe, secure and sanitary condition as provided herein so as not to cause a blighting problem or adversely affect the public health or safety. The structure at this location has been vacant, abandoned and unoccupied for several years and is not maintained in good repair.

Nuisance

Code:
IPMC 3.308.1 Accumulation of Rubbish or Garbage General Requirements / Rubbish & Garbage

Code Description:
All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage. There is an accumulation of rubbish/garbage outdoors on the property. This is believed to have been placed/discarded on the property by homeless/vagrant individuals.

Dangerous Building

Code:
BGKY C27 27.5.02.a.2 Unfit for Human Habitation Property Code / Amendments to Property Maintenance Code / Unsafe / Problem Structures / Unsafe / Problem Structures Defined

Code Description:
An unsafe / problem structure is defined as a building or other structure that poses a nuisance or danger to the public, police department or fire department and includes, but is not limited to the definition in the International Property Maintenance Code, as well as the following: A building that has become or is so dilapidated, decayed, unsafe, unsanitary or which so utterly fails to provide the amenities essential to decent living that it is unfit for human habitation or is likely to cause sickness or disease or injury to health, safety or general welfare of those living therein; C27.5.02.a.b Compliance Time Period When an unsafe / problem structure, not in danger of structural collapse, has been closed and secured from entry and the elements by the property owner and the structure continues to remain closed and secured from entry and the elements by approved methods, it may remain standing in a safe condition for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the condemnation, fire, or damage from other means, or the date of the release of the property from a governmental, criminal, fire or explosives investigation, at which time an application must have been made for a building permit to repair or for a demolition permit. If a building permit is requested and approved, repair or renovation work to bring the property into compliance must be completed within sixty (60) days of the date of the issuance of the permit. If a demolition permit is requested and approved, demolition must be initiated within five (5) days and must be completed within thirty (30) days of the date of the issuance of the demolition permit. C27.5.02.a.c Failure to Comply Failure of the property owner to obtain the required permit(s) in the specified time and/or to keep the structure closed and secured from entry shall constitute permission to an official, employee, or other authorized agent of the City to enter upon the property to remedy the situation and to abate the nuisance by demolition and removal of the unsafe / problem structure. Based on an interior inspection in 2015 of the structure on this property, it is not safe for human habitation or occupancy. The dwelling has been boarded and secured since that time and is assumed to be in the same condition regarding occupancy.

Dangerous Building

Code:
BGKY C27 27.5.02.a.3 Inadequate Light/Air/Sanitation Facilities Property Code / Amendments to Property Maintenance Code / Unsafe / Problem Structures / Unsafe / Problem Structures Defined

Code Description:
An unsafe / problem structure is defined as a building or other structure that poses a nuisance or danger to the public, police department or fire department and includes, but is not limited to the definition in the International Property Maintenance Code, as well as the following: A building 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; C27.5.02.a.b Compliance Time Period When an unsafe / problem structure, not in danger of structural collapse, has been closed and secured from entry and the elements by the property owner and the structure continues to remain closed and secured from entry and the elements by approved methods, it may remain standing in a safe condition for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the condemnation, fire, or damage from other means, or the date of the release of the property from a governmental, criminal, fire or explosives investigation, at which time an application must have been made for a building permit to repair or for a demolition permit. If a building permit is requested and approved, repair or renovation work to bring the property into compliance must be completed within sixty (60) days of the date of the issuance of the permit. If a demolition permit is requested and approved, demolition must be initiated within five (5) days and must be completed within thirty (30) days of the date of the issuance of the demolition permit. C27.5.02.a.c Failure to Comply Failure of the property owner to obtain the required permit(s) in the specified time and/or to keep the structure closed and secured from entry shall constitute permission to an official, employee, or other authorized agent of the City to enter upon the property to remedy the situation and to abate the nuisance by demolition and removal of the unsafe / problem structure. Based on an interior inspection in 2015 of the structure on this property, it is not safe for human habitation. The dwelling has been boarded up since that time.

Dangerous Building

Code:
BGKY C27 27.5.02.a.5 Additional Building Characteristics Property Code / Amendments to Property Maintenance Code / Unsafe / Problem Structures / Unsafe / Problem Structures Defined

Code Description:
An unsafe / problem structure is defined as a building or other structure that poses a nuisance or danger to the public, police department or fire department and includes, but is not limited to the definition in the International Property Maintenance Code, as well as the following: A building characterized by disconnected utilities, extensive broken glass, peeling or flaking paint on the exterior walls, loose or rotting materials on the roof or the exterior walls; C27.5.02.a.b Compliance Time Period When an unsafe / problem structure, not in danger of structural collapse, has been closed and secured from entry and the elements by the property owner and the structure continues to remain closed and secured from entry and the elements by approved methods, it may remain standing in a safe condition for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the condemnation, fire, or damage from other means, or the date of the release of the property from a governmental, criminal, fire or explosives investigation, at which time an application must have been made for a building permit to repair or for a demolition permit. If a building permit is requested and approved, repair or renovation work to bring the property into compliance must be completed within sixty (60) days of the date of the issuance of the permit. If a demolition permit is requested and approved, demolition must be initiated within five (5) days and must be completed within thirty (30) days of the date of the issuance of the demolition permit. C27.5.02.a.c Failure to Comply Failure of the property owner to obtain the required permit(s) in the specified time and/or to keep the structure closed and secured from entry shall constitute permission to an official, employee, or other authorized agent of the City to enter upon the property to remedy the situation and to abate the nuisance by demolition and removal of the unsafe / problem structure. The vacant and abandoned structure at this location has not had utilities connected for several years, has been boarded up and in a deteriorating for an extended period of time including loose/rotting materials on the roof, walls, etc.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.1.03.Abandoned Definitions: Abandoned Property Code / General Provisions / Definitions

Code Description:
“Abandoned” shall mean any structure that is vacant, unoccupied or not in use for a period of one (1) year or more and which is any of the following: neglected, dilapidated, unsanitary, vermin infested, not serviced by public utilities, dangerous to the safety of person, unfit for its intended use by reason of neglect or lack of maintenance, has become a place for the accumulation of trash or debris or is the subject of a building permit requirement and has not satisfactorily passed building inspection in the last six (6) months or more.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.6.03 Duty of Maintenance of Private Property Property Code / Nuisances

Code Description:
No person owning, leasing, occupying or having charge of any property or premises shall maintain or keep any nuisance thereon, nor shall any such person keep or maintain such property or premises in a manner which could cause substantial diminution in the value of the other property in the neighborhood in which such property or premises are located. The vacant/abandoned structure at this location is not being maintained, and has not been for an extended period of time. The exterior of the structure is in a state of disrepair and is in a manner which could cause substantial diminution in the value of other property in the neighborhood in which it is located.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.6.05.a Junk; Scrap Metal Property Code / Nuisances / Certain Conditions Declared a Nuisance

Code Description:
It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person having control or management of any public or private land within the City to permit a public nuisance to develop thereon. Public nuisances include, but are not limited to, the following conditions: Junk; scrap metal. The storage of junk motor vehicles, motor vehicle parts, storage tanks, dumpsters, refuse/trash containers not being served by the County’s garbage collection franchisees, junk machinery, machinery parts, abandoned, discarded or unused appliances, objects or equipment in unusable condition such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers and similar equipment, or scrap metal (whether recyclable or unrecyclable) within the City limits, except on premises authorized by the City for such purposes; There is junk/scrap on the premises including, but not limited to, an unused/discarded appliance. This is believed to have been placed/discarded on the property by homeless/vagrant individuals. Please remove any and all junk/scrap from the premises.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.6.05.c Exterior Use or Storage of Indoor Furniture Property Code / Nuisances / Certain Conditions Declared a Nuisance

Code Description:
It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person having control or management of any public or private land within the City to permit a public nuisance to develop thereon. Public nuisances include, but are not limited to, the following conditions: Exterior use or storage of indoor furniture. The use or storage of furniture which is upholstered or not designed for outdoor use in an uncovered or exposed area in which it is likely to decay, decompose or retain moisture causing a health hazard There is indoor furniture stored outdoors on the premises. This is believed to have been placed/discarded on the property by homeless/vagrant individuals. Please remove any and all indoor furniture from an outdoor location on the premises.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.6.05.i Dilapidated Structures Property Code / Nuisances / Certain Conditions Declared a Nuisance

Code Description:
It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person having control or management of any public or private land within the City to permit a public nuisance to develop thereon. Public nuisances include, but are not limited to, the following conditions: Dilapidated structures. All buildings, walls and other structures including, but not limited to greenhouses, smokehouses, antennas, retaining walls, mailboxes and fences, which have been damaged by fire, decay or otherwise and which are in a state of dilapidation, deterioration or decay so as not to provide shelter, sufficient sewer, plumbing, electrical or heating facilities or which are unsound or in danger of collapse or failure and which are a danger to the safety of the public or which are vacant or abandoned and open or accessible to vagrants or passersby or which are otherwise built, erected or maintained in violation of any ordinance. All fences and walls shall be structurally sound and maintained in good repair. Repair of fences and walls shall be made with materials that are comparable in composition, color, size, shape, design and quality to those originally used to construct the fence or wall being repaired. Materials for new fence or wall construction shall be insect and/or weather resistant or have protective treatment applied soon after the construction or repair is completed. Materials such as pallets, slabs or similar materials are not an acceptable construction material; The vacant/abandoned structure at this location is not maintained in good condition, is neglected and otherwise not kept in safe condition, is not safe to occupy, and the property is beginning to attract homeless/vagrant individuals.

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