ORDINANCE AMENDMENT TO THE ANTIBLIGHT ORDINANCE AND PROPERTYMAINTENANCE ORDINANCE.Sec.15-52 (NEW)
Property Maintenance Ordinance
..BodyDeclaration of Policy. This ordinance is to be known as the Property Maintenance ordinance and is enacted andauthorized pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes, Sections 7-148(c)(7)(H), 7-148aa and 7-152c,as amended from time to time.In order to prohibit and abate within the municipality Nuisance Conditions, and the causesthereof, as defined below, it is declared that all structures, including but not limited to one and two-family and multiple-family dwellings, whether or not used for residential purposes, garden apartments,and all other apartment complexes, condominiums, vacant lots, all shopping centers, supermarkets,retail stores, discount houses, warehouses, manufacturing or fabrication plants factories, gasolineservice stations, public garages, motor vehicle repair shops or other business or commercial uses,and accessory structures to all of the foregoing, whether occupied or vacant, shall be maintained inconformity with the standards set out in this ordinance, inclusive so as to assure that none of thesestructures or properties will adversely affect their neighborhood or the larger community. It is found and declared that by reason of lack of maintenance and progressive deterioration,certain structures and properties have the further effect of creating blighting conditions and initiatingslums, and that if the same are not curtailed and removed, the aforesaid conditions will grow andspread and will necessitate in time the expenditures of large amounts of public funds to correct andeliminate the same. By reason of timely regulations and restrictions, as herein contained, the growthof slums and blight may be prevented and neighborhood and property values may thereby bemaintained, the desirability and amenities of residential and nonresidential uses and neighborhoodsenhanced, and the public health, safety and welfare protected and fostered.This ordinance is also intended to provide minimum standards governing the condition, LegalOccupancy and maintenance of occupied and unoccupied premises and to establish reasonablesafeguards for the health, safety and welfare of occupants and users of the premises, the communityand the general public.This ordinance is further intended to maintain and preserve the beauty of the Neighborhoodsand to allow for the control of blighted properties.(a) Definitions .For the purpose of this ordinance, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings:(1) Nuisance Conditions shall mean the violation of the following standards with respect toopen areas:
(i) All premises shall be graded, drained, kept free of standing water andmaintained in a clean, safe and sanitary condition. Surface and subsurface water shall beappropriately drained to prevent the development of stagnant ponds.(ii) No shopping baskets, carts or wagons shall be left unattended or standing, and the baskets, carts or wagons shall be collected as often as necessary andremoved to the interior of the building or buildings from which they were taken.