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ORDINANCE NO. 25-87
AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH CHAPTER 1308 OF THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE ESTABLISHING
REGULATIONS GOVERNING ABATEMENT OF UNSAFE BUILDINGS.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF GRANVILLE, OHIO:
I: That Chapter 1308 is hereby established as
Abatement of Unsafe Buildings
Notice to owner
1313. 06 Right to demolish.
1313. 07 Unsafe conditions;
1313. 08 Demolition permit.
1313. 99 penalty.
Removal of unsafe structures -see Ohio R.C. 715. 26(B),715. 261
Fire Damaged structure removal fund -see Ohio R. C. 3928. 86
1313. 01 NUISANCE DEFINED.
All buildings or structures which are structurally unsafe
or not provided with adequate egress, or which constitute a fire
hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life or which in
relation to existing use constitute a hazard to health by reason
of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation or obsolescence, are,
for the purpose of this chapter, "unsafe buildings". All such
unsafe buildings are declared to be public nuisances and shall
be abated by repair and rehabilitation or by demolition in
accordance with the procedure of this chapter.
1313. 02 NOTICE TO OWNER
The Fire Inspector shall examine or cause to be examined
every building or structure or portion thereof reported as or
believed to be an unsafe building as defined in Section 1313. 01
and shall give written notice to the owner or owners of record,
including any purchasers under a recorded land contract and to
the persons occupying such building if they are not the owners
thereof. The written notice shall specifically state the defects
that cause the building to be unsafe and shall state that
work shall commence within thirty days and be continued either
to correct the defects or to demolish and remove the building or
structure or portion thereof, leaving the premises in a clean,
safe and sanitary condition, subject to the approval of the Fire
Inspector; in cases of emergency making immediate repairs
necessary, the Fire Inspector may order the changes or demolition
to be made within a shorter period. The notice shall also require
the building or portion thereof to be vacated forthwith by the
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1313. 03 SERVICE OF NOTICE.
Service of such notices shall be by personal service,
residence service or by certified mail; provided, however, that
such notice shall be deemed to be properly served if a copy
thereof is sent by certified mail to the last known address. If
any of the parties cannot be located, or if the address cannot be
ascertained, notice shall be deemed to be properly served if a
copy thereof is placed in a conspicuous place in or about the
building or structure affected by this notice. If such notice is
by certified mail, the period within which the owner is required
to comply with the order of the Fire Inspector, shall begin as of
the date the notice is received.
1313. 04 POSTING OF SIGNS.
The Fire Inspector shall cause to be posted at each entrance
to such building a notice to read: 'DO NOT ENTER. UNSAFE TO
OCCUPY. FIRE INSPECTOR, VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, OHIO'.Such notice
shall remain posted until the required repairs are made demolition is or completed. No person shall remove such notice
without permission of the Fire Inspector and no person shall
enter the building, except for the purpose of making the required
repairs or of demolishing same.
1313. 05 PERMITS.
In all cases of construction or repair pursuant to orders
of the Fire Inspector, permits covering such work shall be obtained as required by other sections herein.
1313. 06 RIGHT TO DEMOLISH.
If the owner of record or the purchaser under a land
contract shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the notice
to repair, rehabilitate or demolish and remove such building or structure or portion thereof, such party shall be' subject to
penal provisions herein and the Fire Inspector shall proceed to have the building or structure or portion thereof demolished and removed from the premises, leaving the premises in a clean, safe and sanitary condition and the total cost of such work shall be paid by the Village. If The Village is not reimbursed for such costs within ten days of the notice, the amount thereof shall be certified to the County Auditor and levied as a special assess- ment against such property on which the building or structure is located and shall be collected as other taxes and returned to the Village, all in accordance with Ohio R.C. 715. 26. 1. The Village may also commence civil action to recover total costs.
1313. 07 UNSAFE CONDITIONS; REPORTS.
Any owner, manager, lessee or occupant of a building who discovers or who has reason to believe that there exists, on the premises, a condition which may endanger other property or life or limb of any person, which condition cannot be immediately remedied so as to remove any danger therefrom, shall, within twentyf-our hours after such discovery, report the existence of such dangerous condition to the Fire Inspector or Village Manager, who shall forthwith take such steps as may be necessary to protect the public safety and welfare. No person who is an owner, manager, lessee or occupant of a building on which premises such dangerous condition exists and who knows or should know of such dangerous condition shall fail to make such report to either the Fire Inspector or Village Manager, within twenty- ofobutar inheodu.rs after such knowledge is obtained or should have been
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1313. 08 DEMOLITION PERMIT.
prior to the demolition of any buildings or structures, a
demolition permit shall be obtained from the Village.
Prior to the issuance of the demolition permit, the following
information shall be presented.
a) Written copy of verification from each of the utility
companies, i. e. electric, gas, telephone and water,
that service has been disconnected at this location.
b) A certificate of insurance from either the owner or
contractor that they have general liability insurance
in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars
500, 000) including special coverage for demolition in
an amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($ 500,000).
C) The cost of a demolition permit is ten dollars
d) Such permit shall be issued within ten days of the
1313. 99 PENALTY.
Whoever violates any provision of this chapter is guilty of
a misdemeanor of the third degree.
Section II: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force
from and after the earliest date allowed by law.
Clerk of Council
Approved as to form: