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Citation (Citation #: 2020-00004069.3)

General Information

Citation Number:
2020-00004069.3

Date Issued:
Fri, May 15, 2020 8:38 AM

Status:
Final Order

Total Citation Amount:
$604.05

Name of Person Cited:
KNIGHT'S CONSTRUCTION LLC

Property in Violation:
5475 HACKBERRY WAY
Bowling Green KY 42101
PVA Parcel #: 029A19A035

Property Owner:
KNIGHTS CONSTRUCTION LLC
3060 MITCHELL WEAVER RD
SCOTTSVILLE KY 421649663

Code Enforcement Officer:
Brad Schargorodski

Inspection Date:
Fri, May 15, 2020 8:30 AM

Code Violations (11)

Nuisance

Code:
IPMC 3.302.2 Grading and Drainage General Requirements / Exterior Property Areas

Code Description:
All premises shall be graded and maintained to prevent the erosion of soil and to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water thereon, or within any structure located thereon. Exception: Approved retention areas and reservoirs. The yard and exterior property at this location are not properly graded and there are areas of standing/stagnant water, ongoing problems with overgrown grasses and weeds, etc.

Nuisance

Code:
IPMC 3.302.5 Rodent Harborage General Requirements / Exterior Property Areas

Code Description:
All structures and exterior property shall be kept free from rodent harborage and infestation. Where rodents are found, they shall be promptly exterminated by approved processes which will not be injurious to human health. After extermination, proper precautions shall be taken to eliminate rodent harborage and prevent reinfestation. It appears that rodents/stray animals are living under the vacant/abandoned dwelling at this location due to an open/unsecured crawlspace.

Exterior Structure

Code:
IPMC 3.304.16 Basement Hatchways 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. Every basement hatchway shall be maintained to prevent the entrance of rodents, rain and surface drainage water. There is an uncovered opening to the basement/crawlspace 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 and property at this location appears to be vacant and is not maintained in safe, clean, or good condition.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.5.07 Weeds / Grasses Property Code / Amendments to Property Maintenance Code

Code Description:
Section 302.4 of the International Property Maintenance Code is amended to designate ten (10) inches as the maximum height of weeds or plant growth on properties located in the City except for those parcels being used for agricultural purposes. The presence of any weeds or plant growth, including grass, but excluding crops, trees, bushes, flowers or other ornamental plants, in excess of ten (10) inches in height is hereby declared a nuisance. The property owner is responsible for weeds or plant growth on their property including easements and rights-of-way. Rights-of-way include the property line to the curb or if no curb exists, from the property line to the street. * IPMC 302.4 Weeds All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of ten (10) inches. All noxious weeds shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens. Upon failure of the owner or agent having charge of a property to cut and destroy weeds after service of a notice of violation, they shall be subject to prosecution in accordance with section 106.3 and as prescribed by the authority having jurisdiction. Upon failure to comply with the Notice of Violation, any duly authorized employee of the jurisdiction or contractor hired by the jurisdiction shall be authorized to enter upon the property in the violation and cut and destroy the weeds growing thereon, and the cost of such removal shall be paid by the owner or agent responsible for the property. Grasses/weeds are overgrown on the property.

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 dwelling and property at this location appear to be vacant, is not being maintained, has numerous code violations, and has been under construction and in a dilapidated state for an extended period of time. As such, the premises 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.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 and/or landscape debris on the premises including, but not limited to, cinder block, dirt, rock, guttering, etc. for an extended period of time. Please remove any and all construction/demolition/landscape debris.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.6.05.k Stagnant Water 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: Stagnant water. All stagnant water in which mosquitoes, flies or other insects can multiply; There is at least one area of standing or stagnant water outdoors at this location.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.6.05.n Attractive Nuisances 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: Attractive nuisances. The allowing of any physical condition, use or occupancy of any property or premises to be an attractive nuisance to children, including, but not limited to, abandoned wells, shafts, standing pools of water, basements, excavations, retaining walls, unsafe fences and refrigerators, freezers, ice chests, ice boxes or similar airtight box or container which has a locking device inoperable from within, without first unhinging and removing the door or lid and detaching the locking device from the door or lid; There are attractive nuisances present at the exterior of this vacant property for an extended period of time including, but not limited to, large hole(s) in the yard, standing/stagnant water, open crawlspace/basement hatchway, etc.

Nuisance

Code:
BGKY C27 27.6.05.u Abandoned 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: Abandoned Structures. It shall be unlawful to allow any building or structure to become abandoned. The apparent vacant dwelling and property at this location is not maintained in good repair, has not been occupied or in use for over a year, is neglected, appears to have been under construction but does not hold a valid building permit and has not passed a building inspection since 2018, etc.

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