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Citation (Citation #: 2019-00013113.1)

General Information

Citation Number:
2019-00013113.1

Date Issued:
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 3:45 PM

Status:
Paid/Fees Waived

Total Citation Amount:
$154.00

Name of Person Cited:
NGUYEN SAM

Property in Violation:
1118 ADAMS ST
BOWLING GREEN KY 42101
PVA Parcel #: 039A12 030

Property Owner:
NGUYEN SAM
1118 ADAMS ST
BOWLING GREEN KY 421012604

Code Enforcement Officer:
Brad Schargorodski

Inspection Date:
Wed, Sep 11, 2019 8:30 AM

Code Violations (11)

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. Based on a complaint from the Bowling Green Police Department it was determined that an occupant of this property has been living in a tent in the back yard for an extended period of time (6-7 weeks). Throughout the course of the inspection it was determined that the tenant reportedly pays weekly rent to the property owner to reside in said tent. As such, the owner of the property at this location is allowing/permitting another person to occupy premises which are not in a sanitary/safe condition, which is not fit for long-term human habitation, and which do not comply with requirements of code.

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.

Exterior Structure

Code:
IPMC 3.304.2 Protective Treatment 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 surfaces, including but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches, trim, balconies, decks and fences, 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 water tight. All metal surfaces subject to rust or corrosion shall be coated to inhibit such rust and corrosion, and all surfaces with rust or corrosion shall be stabilized and coated to inhibit future rust and corrosion. Oxidation stains shall be removed from exterior surfaces. Surfaces designed for stabilization by oxidation are exempt from this requirement. There are areas of a structure at this location that lacks and/or has insufficient protective treatment including, but not limited to, areas of missing or damaged siding/soffit.

Exterior Structure

Code:
IPMC 3.304.7 Roofs and Drainage 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. The roof and flashing shall be sound, tight and not have defects that admit rain. Roof drainage shall be adequate to prevent dampness or deterioration in the walls or interior portion of the structure. Roof drains, gutters and downspouts shall be maintained in good repair and free from obstructions. Roof water shall not be discharged in a manner that creates a public nuisance. Roof drains, gutters or downspouts on a structure at this location do not appear to be free of obstructions as there is foliage growing out of them. Areas of gutter are not maintained in good repair or sound condition. Please repair, replace or remove. Additionally, at least one area of roof on the structure at this location does not appear to be maintained in good repair and/or sound, tight and/or has defects which may admit rain. Please repair or replace.

Exterior Structure

Code:
IPMC 3.304.18.1 Doors General Requirements / Exterior Structure / Building Security

Code Description:
Doors providing access to a dwelling unit, rooming unit or housekeeping unit that is rented, leased or let shall be equipped with a deadbolt lock designed to be readily openable from the side from which egress is to be made without the need for keys, special knowledge or effort and shall have a lock throw of not less than 1 inch (25 mm). Such deadbolt locks shall be installed according to the manufacturer's specifications and maintained in good working order. For the purpose of this section, a sliding bolt shall not be considered an acceptable deadbolt lock. There is an entrance door at this location that is not secured by a required single-cylinder deadbolt lock.

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 is at least one broken/boarded/missing window on a structure at this location.

Exterior Structure

Code:
IPMC 3.304.13.2 Openable Windows 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. Every window, other than a fixed window, shall be easily openable and capable of being held in position by window hardware.

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. The owner of the property at this location is allowing a tenant to reside in a tent in the back yard. The tent structure so utterly fails to provide the amenities essential to decent living that it is unfit for human habitation and/or is likely to cause injury to health, safety or general welfare of those living therein.

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 owner of the property at this location is allowing/permitting another person to occupy premises which are not in a sanitary/safe condition and which do not comply with requirements of code.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.6.05.b Accumulation of Construction, Demolition or Landscaping Debris 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: Accumulation of construction, demolition, landscaping debris or other waste materials. All exterior property and premises shall be free from any accumulation of combustible and noncombustible waste materials, including any material resulting from maintenance, demolition, repair, alteration or construction of buildings, structures or grounds, or landscaping or natural damage of grounds, including, but not limited to, ashes, stones, glass, concrete, fallen trees, tree branches, brush and yard trimmings; There is an accumulation of construction/demolition debris on the premises. Please remove any and all construction/demolition/landscape debris.

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. Please remove any and all indoor furniture from an outdoor location on the premises.

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