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All premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of (jurisdiction to insert height in 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.

Rubbish and Garbage

All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.

Abandoned/Derelict Vehicles

Except as provided for in other regulations, no inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.

Front Yard Parking

All vehicles parked within the front yard or secondary front yard (corner lots) of a residential property must be parked on an improved surface.

Outdoor Placement

It shall be unlawful for the occupant or owner of any property within the city 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 or sidewalks adjacent to the property: Appliances, bedding, bottles, glass, cans, cardboard, upholstered furniture manufactured for indoor use only, household appliances, jars, lumber and building supply materials not related to an active permit and not neatly stacked, machine parts, motor vehicles parts, pallets, paper, plumbing fixtures, rags, scrap metal.

Trash Collection

Non-household waste. Rubbish, ashes or building materials not resulting from normal household use must be removed from the premises by the occupant.

Roll Carts. Roll carts and recyclables containers are to be placed at curbside no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of the collection and removed no later than 7:30 p.m. on the day of collection.

Tree trimmings and yard waste. Shrubbery trimmings, tree trimmings, grass clippings, leaves and other outdoor vegetation shall be kept separate from all other garbage, rubbish or other household materials and be placed contiguous to the front of the premises off of the paved portion of the street right-of-way, but not in median strips or in front of property of another without consent. Tree limbs shall not exceed six feet in length or have diameters greater than eight inches.

Lot clearing. No materials such as trees, shrubbery or underbrush resulting from land being cleared, either by order of the health department or otherwise, or from construction or demolition either resulting from order by the building official or otherwise, will be collected by the city without charge.

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