SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE NO. BL2010-762An ordinance amending Chapter 10.28 of the Metropolitan Code pertaining to the prosecution of offenders of the high weeds and excessive vegetation provisions in the Code.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 10.28.050 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by adding the following new subsection C.:
“C. When notice is served on a property that appears vacant, abandoned, or the owner is otherwise unable to be found or refuses to accept service, and the condition has not been remedied and no appeal has been initiated after ten days from the date of the initial notice attempt prescribed in subsection B. of this Section, or where a property owner commits more than one violation of this Chapter within a thirty day period, the department of health, department of codes, or the metropolitan beautification and environment commission may re-inspect the property and determine that there has been a repeat violation of this chapter. Any repeat violation found will qualify as an ongoing public nuisance that is a potential danger to the public health, safety, and welfare, and the department of health, department of codes, or the metropolitan beautification and environment commission are authorized to forego the issuance of notice and immediately move to restrain, enjoin, correct or abate such violation as is permitted by this Chapter.”
Section 2. That Section 10.28.060 of the Metropolitan Code is hereby amended by amending subsection D. by deleting the following language in its entirety:
“Provided, however, such fines may not exceed a total of two hundred fifty dollars on any one lot.”
Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Walter Hunt
|Introduced:||September 21, 2010|
|Passed First Reading:||September 21, 2010|
|Referred to:||Health, Hospitals and Social Services Committee|
|Deferred:||October 5, 2010|
|Substitute Introduced:||October 19, 2010|
|Passed Second Reading:||October 19, 2010|
|Passed Third Reading:||November 16, 2010|
|Approved:||November 17, 2010|