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File #: O-253-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2021 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 8/12/2021 Final action: 8/12/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 156 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF PROPER PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND THE EFFICIENT ENFORCEMENT OF VIOLATIONS.
Sponsors: Rick Blackwell (D-12)
Attachments: 1. O-253-21 V.1 061021 Vehicle Impoundment Proper Property Maintenance and Efficient Encorcement.pdf, 2. ORD 111 2021.pdf
ORDINANCE NO.________, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 156 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENT OF PROPER PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND THE EFFICIENT ENFORCEMENT OF VIOLATIONS.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBER RICK BLACKWELL

WHEREAS, this amendment is made in an effort to further Louisville Metro Government's goal of improving property maintenance so as to maintain the highest standards of safety and sanitation;
WHEREAS, the use of vehicles and trailers for the improper and unsanitary storage of trash, rubbish, and waste remains an ongoing problem within the community warranting action; and
WHEREAS, this amendment will create a more efficient procedure to allow Louisville Metro Code Enforcement to adequately address this problem.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT ("THE COUNCIL') AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances ("LMCO") Section 156.005 is amended as follows:

? 156.005 DEFINITIONS.
RUBBISH. Combustible and noncombustible waste materials, except garbage; the term shall include the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke and other combustible materials, paper, rags, cartons, boxes, wood, excelsior, rubber, leather, tree branches, yard trimmings, tin cans, metals, mineral matter, glass, crockery, dust and other similar materials, and the residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke, and other combustible materials.
STRICT LIABILITY OFFENSE. An offense in which the prosecution in a legal proceeding is not required to prove criminal intent as a part of its case. It is enough to prove that the defendant either did an act, which was prohibited, or failed to do an act, which the defendant was legally required to do.
STRUCTURE. That which is built or constructed or a portion thereof.
TENANT. A person, corporation, partnership or group, whether or not the legal owner of reco...

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