An accumulation on any property of filth, refuse, trash, garbage, or other waste material which endangers the public health, welfare, or safety, or materially interferes with the peaceful enjoyment by owners or occupants of adjacent property because of the danger that it will catch or communicate fire, attract and propagate vermin, rodents, or insects, or blow rubbish into any street, sidewalk, or property of another.

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Weeds and Grass

The excessive growth of weeds, grass, or other vegetation, except flowers or other ornamental vegetation, which are properly maintained. Unless otherwise provided, "excessive" shall mean growth to a height of ten (10) inches or more.

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Junked Motor Vehicles

The presence of any junked motor vehicle on public property or on any private lot, tract or parcel of land or portion thereof, occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved, within the city and within ordinary view. Further, a junked motor vehicle or parts thereof shall be considered rubbish or refuse, and it shall be unlawful for any person to cause or maintain such public nuisance by wrecking, dismantling, partially dismantling, rendering inoperable, abandoning or discarding any motor vehicle on any real property within ordinary view, provided that this provision shall not apply with regard to:              

a. Any motor vehicle on the property of a business enterprise operated in a lawful manner, when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise; or

b. Any motor vehicle on property occupied and used for repair, reconditioning and remodeling of motor vehicles or appliances in conformance with the zoning code of the city; or

  c. Any motor vehicle as defined in KRS 281.011 that is owned, controlled, operated, managed, or leased by a motor carrier.


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Parking in Yards

Parking of any motor vehicle for more than twenty-four (24) hours upon any surface not intended for use as vehicular parking which shall include, but is not limited to, a yard or any space in which access to such necessarily requires the crossing of an uncut curb or other space clearly not intended to allow such access.


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