Chapter 6.16
RODENTS

Sections:

6.16.010    Creating harborage prohibited.

6.16.020    Harborage declared a nuisance.

6.16.030    Exceptions.

6.16.040    Enforcement.

6.16.050    Penalty for violations.

6.16.010 Creating harborage prohibited.

Pursuant to the police power reposed in the city to protect the public safety, health and welfare of its citizens, it is hereby declared to be unlawful and to create a public nuisance to store within the city limits materials or objects outside an enclosed building which has foundations less than twelve inches below the natural ground, thus providing breeding and nesting space for rodents, unless such materials or objects are stored on a platform or stilts which will leave not less than twelve inches free air space between the bottom of the platform or materials or objects on stilts and the ground, and then only when all rubbish and growing vegetation is clear from such space. (Ord. 169 § 1, 1953).

6.16.020 Harborage declared a nuisance.

It is further declared to be unlawful and to create a public nuisance to store in a building that is open to the weather any materials or objects in which rodents may find breeding and nesting space. (Ord. 169 § 2, 1953).

6.16.030 Exceptions.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent the storage of new lumber or other materials in a retail lumber yard or building project, where the lumber or materials are being stored and active sales or use is being continued. (Ord. 169 § 3, 1953).

6.16.040 Enforcement.

The building inspector is hereby authorized and empowered to enforce this chapter. (Ord. 169 § 4, 1953).

6.16.050 Penalty for violations.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Section 1.01.110. (Ord. 169 § 5, 1953).