COMMUNITY DECAY DEFINITION (75.4.102)
"Community Decay" means a public nuisance created by allowing rubble, debris, junk or refuse to accumulate resulting in conditions that are injurious to health, indecent, offensive to the senses, or obstruct the free use of property so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property; provided, however that community decay may not be construed or defined to apply to normal farming, ranching, or other agricultural facility, and any appurtenances thereof, during the course of its normal operation.
"In public view" means any area visible from a point up to six feet above the surface of the center of any public roadway.
"Person" means an individual, firm, partnership, company, association, corporation, city, town or any other entity whether organized for profit or not.
"Public nuisance" means a nuisance which affects, at the same time, an entire community or neighborhood or any considerable number of persons, although the extent of the annoyance or damage inflicted upon individuals may be unequal or represent merely one complaint.
"Shielding" refers to fencing or other manmade barriers to conceal a facility from public view. It also refers to natural barriers.
(Please review the Ordinance statutes, at the left of the page, before submitting your complaint.