What Is Blight?
The conditions listed below may be violations of the Property Maintenance Ordinance. All these conditions must be clearly visible from a public place such as the street or sidewalk or from a neighboring property.
- An immediate or serious threat to the health, safety or general welfare of the community - this condition must be determined by a building official, health department, fire marshal or other town official acting within their authority
- Missing or boarded up windows or doors for more than 90 days
- Outside walls, roofs, floors or foundations that are falling down or missing
- Outside features such as stairs, porches and chimneys that are clearly damaged or falling apart
- Holes in outside walls or rotted outside walls
- Severely damaged or missing siding
- Outside walls that have considerable mold
- Outside walls that have large areas of peeling paint
- Fire, water or wind damaged that has not been fixed after a reasonable amount of time
- Constant garbage or trash that is not placed in containers for removal
- Plants that are blocking more than half of a building’s outside walls or are blocking an entrance from being used
- Trees that are rotted, dead or damaged and are causing a safety problem with a neighbor’s yard, house or to the public’s safety such as over a sidewalk or street
- Grass or weeds that are over 12 inches high
- Storing large amounts of junk