All buildings or other structures which have any of the following defects shall be deemed "dangerous structures", provided that such conditions or defects exist to the extent that the life, health, property or safety of the public or its occupants are endangered:
(1) Whenever any door, aisle, passageway, stairway or other means of exit is not of sufficient width or size or is not so arranged as to provide safe and adequate means of exit in case of fire or panic.
(2) Whenever the walking surface of any aisle, passageway, stairway or other means of exit is so warped, worn, loose, torn or otherwise unsafe as to not provide safe and adequate means of exit in case of fire or panic.
(3) Whenever the stress in any materials, member or portion thereof, due to all dead and live loads, is more than one and one-half (1½) times the working stress or stresses allowed in the appropriate building code for new buildings of similar structure, purpose or location.
(4) Whenever any portion thereof has been damaged by fire, earthquake, wind, flood or by any other cause, to such an extent that the structural strength or stability thereof is materially less than it was before such catastrophe and is less than the minimum requirements of the appropriate building code for new buildings of similar structure, purpose or location.
(5) Whenever any portion or member or appurtenance thereof is likely to fail, or to become detached or dislodged or to collapse and thereby injure persons or damage property.
(6) Whenever any portion of a building, or any member, appurtenance or ornamentation on the exterior thereof is not of sufficient strength or stability, or is not so anchored, attached or fastened in place so as to be capable of resisting a wind pressure of one-half (½) of that specified in the appropriate building code for new buildings of similar structure, purpose or location without exceeding the working stresses permitted in the appropriate building code for such buildings.
(7) Whenever any portion thereof has wracked, warped, buckled or settled to such an extent that walls or other structural portions have materially less resistance to winds or earthquakes than is required in the case of similar new construction.
(8) Whenever the building or structure, or any portion thereof, is likely to partially or completely collapse, because of:
a. Dilapidation, deterioration or decay;
b. Faulty construction;
c. The removal, movement or instability of any portion of the ground necessary for the purpose of removing such building;
d. The deterioration, decay or inadequacy of its foundation; or
e. Any other cause.
(9) Whenever, for any reason, the building or structure, or any portion thereof, is manifestly unsafe for the purpose for which it is being used.
(10) Whenever the exterior walls or other vertical structural members list, lean, or buckle to such an extent that a plumb line passing through the center of gravity falls outside of the middle one-third (1/3) of its base.
(11) Whenever a building or structure, exclusive of the foundation, shows thirty-three (33) per cent or more damage or deterioration of its supporting member or members, or fifty (50) per cent damage or deterioration of the nonsupporting members, enclosing or outside walls or covering.
(12) Whenever the building or structure has been so damaged by fire, wind, earthquake or flood, or has become so dilapidated or deteriorated as to become:
a. An attractive nuisance to children;
b. A harbor for vagrants, criminals or immoral persons; or as to
c. Enable persons to resort thereto for the purpose of committing unlawful or immoral acts.
(13) Whenever any building or structure has been constructed, exists, or is maintained in violation of any specific requirement or prohibition applicable to such building or structure provided by the building regulations of this jurisdiction, as specified in the appropriate building code or housing code or of any law or ordinance of this state or jurisdiction relating to the condition, location or structure of buildings.
(14) Whenever any building or structure which, whether or not erected in accordance with all applicable laws and ordinances, has in any nonsupporting part, member, or portion less than fifty (50) per cent, or in any supporting part, member, or portion less than sixty-six (66) per cent of the: (i) strength; (ii) fire-resisting qualities or characteristics; or (iii) weather-resisting qualities or characteristics required by law in the case of a newly constructed building of like area, height and occupancy in the same location.
(15) Whenever a building or structure, used or intended to be used for dwelling purposes, because of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, decay, damage, faulty construction or arrangement, inadequate light, air or sanitation facilities or otherwise, is determined by the appropriate city officer to be unsanitary, unfit for human habitation, or in such condition that it is likely to cause sickness or disease.
(16) Whenever any building or structure, because of obsolescence, dilapidated condition, deterioration, damage, inadequate exits, lack of sufficient fire-resistive construction, faulty electric wiring, gas connections or heating apparatus, or other cause, is determined by the appropriate city officer to be a fire hazard.
(17) Whenever any building or structure is in such a condition as to constitute a public nuisance known to the common law or in equity jurisprudence.
(18) Whenever any portion of a building or structure remains on a site after the demolition or destruction of the building or structure or whenever any building or structure is abandoned for a period in excess of six (6) months so as to constitute such building or portion thereof an attractive nuisance or hazard to the public.
(Ord. No. 7746, § 1, 3-4-08; Ord. No. 8002, § 3, 9-15-09)