[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Taneytown 12-20-1988 by Ord. No. 17-88 (Title 9, Ch. 2 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Minimum Livability Code adopted and enforced by Carroll County, Maryland, shall be the official livability code of the City of Taneytown, Maryland, and such code is hereby adopted by reference. The code official of the county shall be the inspector or enforcement official for the city for this purpose.
Added 12-11-2006 by Ord. No. 11-2006]
In this section, "highway" has the meaning stated in § 8-101 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
If personal property, including but not limited to furniture, implements, tools, goods, effects, or other chattels, removed from a property by an eviction remains on or near a public highway for more than 24 hours, the personal property shall be deemed abandoned.
The City of Taneytown may remove and dispose of the personal property in a landfill once the property has been abandoned for 48 hours.
When the City of Taneytown has removed and disposed of the personal property a fee will be charged to the owner of the real property, and if unpaid, it shall be collected in the same manner as real estate taxes, and such charges shall constitute a lien on the land and premises in the same manner and to the same extent as unpaid real estate taxes.
The fee charged for removal and disposal by the City shall be established and amended by resolution of the Council.