Sec. 12-106. - Conditions dangerous or prejudicial to public health.

The uncontrolled growth of noxious weeds and tall grass and the accumulation of offensive animal or vegetable matter or other refuse and trash which is dangerous or prejudicial to the public health or which creates a fire hazard dangerous to the public safety upon any premises within 125 feet of any building, dwelling or other structure is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance.

(Ord. of 10-11-79, § 1)

Sec. 12-107. - Complaints and investigations.

The town administrator of his own volition or upon notice from any responsible person of the existence of the conditions as described in section 12-106 may make or cause to be made such investigation as he may deem necessary to determine whether, in fact, such conditions constitute a public nuisance as declared in section 12-106.

(Ord. of 10-11-79, § 1)

Sec. 12-108. - Order to abate.

The town administrator, upon determining that a nuisance within the purview of this article exists on any premises, shall give written notice to the owner, occupant or person in charge of the premises in question of the condition constituting such public nuisance and shall order the prompt abatement thereof.

(Ord. of 10-11-79, § 1)

Sec. 12-109. - Procedure for abatement and costs thereof.

Any person having been ordered, pursuant to this article, to abate a nuisance shall comply with such order without undue delay, and in any case within ten days from receipt of such order, and any such nuisance which is not so abated within such ten-day period may be abated by the town at the expense of the owner of the premises involved, and such expense shall constitute a lien upon the premises and shall be collected as unpaid taxes as provided in G.S. 160A-175; provided, that the person ordered to abate such nuisance may, within ten days after receipt of the order, request the town to abate such nuisance, and the town shall comply with such request and the expense thereof shall constitute a lien upon the premises and shall be collected as provided in this section.

(Ord. of 10-11-79, § 1)

Secs. 12-110—12-130. - Reserved.