Common Violations


Disabled or Inoperable Vehicles


Open Storage


Minimum Housing Standards


Yard Maintenance Standards

Junk, Trash and Debris


Prohibited Businesses


Signs


Commercial Vehicles or Equipment


Parking

Disabled / Inoperable Vehicles



A disabled or inoperable vehicle is a vehicle that does not display a current license tag and/or is not equipped with all parts that are required to legally and safely operate on public streets and/or cannot be driven under its own power. Disabled or inoperable vehicles cannot be stored except in a fully enclosed, legally constructed building.







Open Storage


Open storage is prohibited. Generally, any equipment, materials or furnishings that ordinarily would not be used outdoors may not be stored outdoors. For example, you may not keep indoor furniture, household appliances, auto parts or building materials outside.








Minimum Housing Standards


All wood, siding, shingles, roof covering, railings, walls, ceilings, porches, doors, windows, screens and any other exterior parts of structures must be maintained in weather-tight, rodent-proof, sound condition and in good repair. Interior walls, ceilings, floors, doors and hardware must be in sound condition and in good repair. Electrical, heating and plumbing fixtures shall be installed in accordance with local codes and maintained in good and safe repair.





Yard Maintenance Standards


Yard maintenance includes any untended growth in excess and maintenance of plant material in any right-of-way abutting the property.








Junk, Trash & Debris


Junk, trash and debris are prohibited from being left in the yard and must be disposed of properly. This includes, but is not limited to, junk, auto parts, appliances, furniture, building materials, tires, trash such as discarded paper, cardboard, plastics, etc. and debris such as tree trimmings and fallen limbs.








Prohibited Businesses


Most businesses are not allowed to operate in residential areas as they disrupt residents and neighborhoods. This means that car and boat repairs, construction of cabinets and furniture and other activities normally not carried on in a residential district are prohibited. 








Signs


Sign regulations deal with prohibited signs, abandoned conforming and non-conforming signs and signs placed within the public right-of-way. Signage prohibited by sign regulations includes, but is not limited to, banners, pennants, streamers, balloons, and fluttering devices designed to attract attention, portable signs, temporary point-of-purchase signs and signs on vehicles.






Commercial Vehicles / Equipment


It is unlawful for any person to park any commercial vehicle, such as semi-trucks and/or trailers either as one unit or separately, wreckers, tow trucks, box trucks, dump trucks, bucket trucks etc., in any residentially zoned area within the city. The parking or storage of construction equipment also is prohibited in residentially zoned areas except on property where the sale, rental, servicing or storage of construction equipment is a conditional use or on property where a building permit has been issued, and construction is in progress.




Parking


Motor homes, campers, boats, trailers, etc. may be parked on the owner's residential premises as long as they are within applicable setbacks and are not parked in the front yards, street side yards or the public right-of-way and do not exceed 35 feet in length.