ORDINANCE NO. 8900
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS, AMENDING CHAPTER IX, ARTICLE 6, SECTIONS 9-610 and 9-613 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS, 2013 EDITION, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, PERTAINING TO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, AND REPEALING EXISTING SECTIONS 9-610 AND 9-613.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter IX, Article 6, Section 9-610 of the Code of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, 2013 Edition, and amendments thereto, is hereby amended to read as follows:
9-610 The 2012 International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended by adding Section 202.1, which reads as follows:
202.1 Additional Definitions. For the purposes of this Article, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
(a) ACCESSORY STRUCTURE. A secondary structure detached from the principal structure, but on the same premises, including but not limited to garages, sheds, barns, or outbuildings.
(b) ENCLOSED PORCH. A structure, adjoining an entrance to a building, that is fully enclosed by permanent walls, windows, screens, or other similar material, and that cannot be accessed from the outside except through a door that is capable of being locked.
(b)(c) EXTERIOR. The
exterior of any structure that is exposed to the weather or subject to and in
contact with the elements, including, but not limited to sidings, facings,
veneers, masonry, roofs, foundations, porches, decks, balconies, screens,
shutters, windows, doors, or signs.
(c)(d) GOVERNING BODY.
The City Commission of the City of Lawrence, Kansas.
(d)(e) OUTDOOR FURNITURE.
furniture designed and manufactured for outdoor use.
(e)(f) PORCH. A
structure, adjoining an entrance to a building, that is not fully enclosed by
permanent walls, windows, screens, or other similar material.
RECEPTACLE. A City issued Roll-out Cart or other trash receptacle, whether
used to hold garbage, rubbish, yard waste, or recyclable materials, but
excluding paper bags, shopping bags, cardboard boxes, paper boxes, pasteboard
boxes, fiberboard boxes or barrels, or wicker baskets.
SECTION 2. Chapter IX, Article 6, Section 9-613 of the Code of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, 2013 Edition, and amendments thereto, is hereby amended to read as follows:
9-613 The 2012 International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended by adding Sections 302.10, 302.11, 302.12 and 302.13, which read as follows:
302.10 Exterior Conditions. No person shall allow on any yard, porch, deck, balcony, or other exterior area of a premises, the accumulation of any of the following items: lumber, wire, metal, tires, concrete, masonry products, plastic products, supplies, equipment, machinery, auto parts, stoves, refrigerators, televisions, sinks, garbage, rubbish, refuse, junk, or the like.
Outdoor Furniture. It shall be unlawful for any person to allow on
any yard, or other exterior area of any premises, furniture, other than Outdoor
Furniture, as that term is defined in this Chapter.
302.12 Upholstered Furniture. It shall be unlawful for any person to allow on any yard, unenclosed porch, deck, balcony, or other exterior area of any premises, upholstered furniture, including but not limited to upholstered chairs, upholstered couches, mattresses, or other similar items. This section does not apply to Outdoor Furniture or to Enclosed Porches, as those terms are defined in this Chapter.
Trees. No person shall allow in their yard any dead or substantially dead
tree (other than trees with Dutch Elm Disease, which trees are addressed in
Chapter 18, Section 18-113 et seq. of this Code, and amendments thereto)
or dead or damaged tree limbs that create a hazardous or unsafe condition as
determined by the Director of Parks and Recreation or his or her designee.
SECTION 3. Existing sections 9-610 and 9-613, Code of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, 2013 Edition, and amendments thereto, are hereby repealed in their entirety, it being the intent of the Governing Body that the provisions of this ordinance supersede them.
SECTION 4. If any section, clause, sentence, or phrase of this ordinance is found to be unconstitutional or is otherwise held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect the validity of any remaining parts of this ordinance.
SECTION 5. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication as provided by law.
PASSED by the Governing Body of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, this ____ day of August, 2013.
Jonathan M. Douglass
APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGALITY:
Toni R. Wheeler
NOTICE TO PUBLISHER
Publish one time and return one Proof of Publication to the City Clerk and one to the City Attorney.