Section 45-34-171.01

Published: 2015

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Section 45-34-171.01

Section 45-34-171.01Public Nuisance - Premises.

(a) It is unlawful and constitutes a public nuisance for the owner or other person in charge or in control of a building, lot, junkyard, or other premises, within the unincorporated territory of Henry County to fail to keep the lot, junkyard, or premises clean and free from garbage, refuse, litter, junk, debris, salvaged materials, household furniture, trash, used motor vehicle tires, inoperable motor vehicles, kitchen and other household appliances, rags, paper, cardboard, and other nondecorative matter, including any materials within which water may accumulate or which may shelter or encourage the growth of insects or rodents, or materials which generate obnoxious odors, or which offend the esthetics of the community, and which thereby cause a substantial diminution in the value of other property nearby or which threaten the health and safety of any citizen.

(b) This part shall not apply to any company, corporation, or business currently operating, whose primary purpose of business is to burn or incinerate wood materials, salvage materials, building refuse, waste products, timber stumps, trees, or brush and other debris that results from clearing land, cutting timber, or refurbishing or constructing buildings. This part shall not apply to farm buildings or farm equipment and farm materials stored around farm buildings on a farm.

(Act 2001-341, p. 436, §2.)