City of Breckenridge, MN
Wilkin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Breckenridge 11-20-1972 as Art. IV of Ord. No. 271. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. I.
Fire hazards — See Ch. 92, Art. I.
Littering — See Ch. 108.
No person shall keep, deposit or store any debris on any premises within the City of Breckenridge, unless it is kept within a building and is so kept or stored therein as to prevent any danger of fire and so as not to be injurious to health and so as not to be in violation of any other ordinance or law. All debris kept, deposited or stored in violation of this chapter is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
The following words used in this chapter shall, in addition to the usual meaning thereof, include the following meanings:
DEBRIS
Includes garbage, refuse, used or broken lumber, wreckage from buildings or other structures, used or broken or junked automobiles, trucks or dismantled parts or bodies thereof, piles of dirt or other material, and old or junk iron and other junk material. All vehicles and trucks which have not been in operating condition for a period of 30 days or more, shall be considered debris, as well as vehicles not displaying current state license registration.
[Amended 9-18-1978 by Ord. No. 352]
PERSON
Includes corporation, partnership, association, firm or other legal entity.
This chapter shall not apply to garbage kept within a covered metal or plastic flyproof container and which is periodically removed and disposed of at intervals not exceeding one week.
This chapter, insofar as it applies to junk material shall not apply to junk dealers licensed under other ordinances of the city.
[Added 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. 496[1]]
If any person violates any provision of this chapter, the City may follow the abatement procedures established in § 118-25.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 103-5, Notice of violation; failure to comply; assessment of costs.
[Amended 9-18-1978 by Ord. No. 352]
Any person who maintains a nuisance in violation of the provisions of this chapter, or who fails to abate such nuisance when notified by the Codes Administrator within the time stated in such notice, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, General Penalty.