Chapter 4.40
MISCELLANEOUS HEALTH REGULATIONS

Sections:

4.40.010    Fruit trees – Disinfection required.

4.40.020    Violations of WCC 4.40.010 – City’s right to perform work – Costs.

4.40.030    Unsanitary, fly-producing conditions – Unlawful.

4.40.040    Chief of police, health officer – Duties – Abatement – Costs to be lien.

4.40.050    Violation of WCC 4.40.030 – Penalty.

4.40.060    Repealed.

4.40.061    Repealed.

4.40.070    Repealed.

4.40.010 Fruit trees – Disinfection required.

Any person, firm or corporation owning, leasing, renting, living upon, or having in charge, property within the city of Wenatchee upon which fruit trees, shade trees, shrubs, vines, or any other horticultural plants are situated, shall and is required to properly disinfect the same in compliance with the notice of the State District Horticultural Inspector, or his assistants. (Ord. 424 § 1, 1913)

4.40.020 Violations of WCC 4.40.010 – City’s right to perform work – Costs.

If any person, firm or corporation has not complied with the notice of the said Horticultural Inspector, or his deputies, within the time specified in such notice, the city of Wenatchee, by its authorized officer, shall have and is hereby given authority to have such disinfection done at the expense of the property owner. Upon the failure of such property owner to pay the expense of such disinfection within 30 days, said expense shall be charged against such property and collected as other taxes; provided, however, that in the discretion of the city of Wenatchee, its authorized officer or officers may collect the cost of disinfection at the time of doing such work from the person, firm, or corporation owning, leasing, renting, living upon or having in charge such property; and provided further, that, in case payment of such cost is not made at the time of doing such disinfection or within the specified 30 days, the city of Wenatchee may, in its discretion, bring suit, in any court of competent jurisdiction, against such person, firm, or corporation, for the recovery of such cost of disinfection and all expenses incident thereto. (Ord. 424 § 2, 1913)

4.40.030 Unsanitary, fly-producing conditions – Unlawful.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, to suffer or to permit to have on their premises, whether owned or leased by them, any one or more of the following unsanitary, fly-producing, disease-causing conditions:

(1) Animal manure in any quantity which is not securely protected from flies;

(2) Privies, vaults, or cesspools, pits or like places which are not securely protected from flies;

(3) Garbage in any quantity which is not securely protected from flies;

(4) Trash, litter, rags or anything whatsoever in which flies may breed or multiply. (Ord. 404 § 1, 1912)

4.40.040 Chief of police, health officer – Duties – Abatement – Costs to be lien.

It shall be the duty of the chief of police, or the health officer, upon learning in any way whatsoever of the existence of one or more of the unlawful conditions described in WCC 4.40.030 to notify the offender in writing upon order blanks, provided by the city clerk, to remove or abate such unlawful conditions, stating the shortest reasonable time for such removal or abatement; in the event of the refusal or neglect of the notified offender to obey such order, the chief of police or health officer shall inform the city engineer upon a blank provided by the city clerk, and it shall then be the duty of the said city engineer, and he shall have power and authority to remove and abate the reported unlawful conditions, and he shall keep an accurate account of the cost and expense thereof, which shall be paid from the city treasury upon the sworn vouchers of the city engineer, and said cost and expense shall be a lien upon the property upon which the work is done, and shall be collected in the manner provided by law for the collection of liens upon the property by municipalities. (Ord. 404 § 2, 1912)

4.40.050 Violation of WCC 4.40.030 – Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation found guilty of having created or suffered to exist on premises either owned or leased by them, any one or more of the unlawful conditions named in WCC 4.40.030, or throwing or depositing on the premises of another not owned or leased by them, any animal manure, garbage, trash, litter, rags, or any thing whatsoever in which flies may breed or multiply shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5.00 nor more than $50.00. (Ord. 404 § 3, 1912)

4.40.060 Fowls, certain animals – Unlawful to keep within city limits – Exceptions.

Repealed by Ord. 3117. (Ord. 1248 § 1, 1951)

4.40.061 Homing pigeons exempted.

Repealed by Ord. 3117. (Ord. 1669, 1961; Ord. 1248 § 5, 1951)

4.40.070 Violations of WCC 4.40.060 – Penalty.

Repealed by Ord. 3117. (Ord. 1248 § 2, 1951)