ORDINANCE NO. 8-208
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LA CROSSE,
8-208. UNLAWFUL ACTS. It shall be unlawful for any person to allow to exist on any residential, commercial or industrial premises, conditions which are injurious to the health, safety or general welfare of the residents of the community or conditions which are detrimental to adjoining property, the neighborhood or the city. For the purpose of fair and efficient enforcement and administration, such unlawful conditions shall be classified as follows:
(a) Exterior conditions (yard) shall include, but not be limited to, the scattering over or the parking, leaving, depositing or accumulation on the yard of any of the following:
(1) lumber, wire, metal, tires, concrete, masonry products, plastic products, supplies, equipment, machinery, auto parts, junk or refuse;
(2) abandoned motor vehicles; or
(3) furniture, stoves, refrigerators, televisions, sinks, bicycles, lawn mowers, or other such items of personal property.
(4) nauseous substances, carcasses of dead animals or places where animals are kept in an offensive manner.
(b) Exterior conditions (structure) shall include, but not be limited to, deteriorated, dilapidated, or unsightly;
(1) exteriors of any structure;
(2) exteriors of any accessory structure, or
(3) fences, walls, or retaining walls.
(c) it shall also be unlawful for the occupant or owner of any property within the City of LaCrosse, Rush County, Kansas, to allow any of the following items to remain on the property outside a dwelling or other enclosed structure for longer than 48 hours in any location visible from streets, alleys, or sidewalks adjacent to the property.
Household appliances, bedding, bottles, boxes, broken glass, cans, cardboard, cartons, furniture manufactured for indoor use only, jars, lumber and building supply materials that are not neatly stacked, machine parts, motor vehicle parts, paper, plumbing fixtures, rags, scrap metal, tire rims, tires, water heaters, or any other item constituting a nuisance.
For purposes of this section the phrase "outside a dwelling or other enclosed structure" shall mean any location that is not within the interior of a dwelling or other enclosed structure. Porches, balconies, decks, carports, or other similar structures unless completely enclosed shall be deemed to be "outside a dwelling or other enclosed structure".
Ordinance No. 8-208 A is hereby rescinded.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the official city newspaper.
PASSED AND APPROVED by the Governing Body of the City of LaCrosse, Rush County, Kansas, this 10th day of October, 2012.
PERRY R. HERRMAN, Mayor
KIMBERLY L. JAY, City Clerk