AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SUNBRIGHT, TENNESSEE REPEALING ORDINANCE NUMBER 23: "PROCEEDURES FOR SLUM CLEARANCE" AND ADOPTING THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MUNICIPAL TECHNICAL ADVISORY CODE ORDINANCE ON PROPERTY MAINTAINANCE REGULATIONS HEREIN
WHEREAS, The Board of Mayor and Alderman of the City of Sunbright have determined that Ordinance 23 is outdated and needs to be repealed; and
WHEREAS, the MTAS Model code of Property maintenance regulation complies with applicable Tennessee state statues.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by Board of Mayor and Alderman of the City of Sunbright that:
Section 1: Sunbright Ordinance Number 23: "Procedure For Slum Clearance" is hereby repealed.
Section 2: The following text is hereby adopted as the City of Sunbright's Property Maintenance Regulations.
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE REGULATIONS
2. SLUM CLEARANCE
Municipal code reference
Animal Control: Title 10
International property maintenance code: Title 12
Littering generally: Title 11
Littering streets, etc: 16-107
Wastewater treatment: Title 18, chapter 2
4. JUNKED MOTOR VEHICLES
13-101. Smoke, soot, cinders, etc.
13-102 Stagnant water
13-103 Weeds and grass
13-104 Overgrown and dirty lots
13-105 Dead animals
13-106 Health and sanitation nuisances
13-107 Violations and penalty
13-101. Smoke, soot, cinders, etc. It shall be unlawful for any person to permit or cause the escape of such quantities of dense smoke, soot, cinders, noxious acids, fumes, dust or gases as to be detrimental to or to endanger the health, comfort, and safety to property or business.
13-102. Stagnant water. It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to allow any pool of stagnant water to accumulate and stand on his property without treating it so as effectively to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.
13-103. Weeds and grass. Every owner or tenant of property shall periodically cut the grass and other vegetation commonly recognized as weeds on his property, and it shall be unlawful for any person to fail to comply with an order by the recorder to cut such vegetation when it has reached a height of over one foot (1').
13-104. Overgrown and dirty lots.
(1) Prohibition. Pursuant to the authority granted to municipalities under Tennessee Code Annotated, ' 6-54-113, it shall be unlawful for any owner of record of real property to create, maintain, or permit to be maintained on such property the growth of trees, vines, grass, underbrush and/or the accumulations of debris, trash, litter, or any combination of the preceding elements so as to endanger the health, safety, or welfare of other citizens or to encourage the infestation of rats and other harmful animals.
(2) Designation of public officer or department. The board of mayor and aldermen shall designate an appropriate department or person to enforce the provisions of this section.