CHAPTER 14A. NUISANCES.
Article I. Nuisance.
Sec. 14A-1-2. Definitions.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words,
abbreviations and their derivations shall have the meaning given in this
“Blight” means the accumulation of any item, waste
matter, or junk, including, but not limited to, inoperable vehicles, or the
maintenance of a condition on any premises, visible to the public, for an
unreasonable length of time, which may degrade the aesthetic appearance of the
“City” means the city of Woodland, a municipal
corporation of the state of California.
includes all motorized and nonmotorized vehicles, including, but not limited to,
cars, trucks, trailers, recreational vehicles, farm equipment, motorcycles,
boats, dirt bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles, and dune buggies, which the engine,
wheels, tires or other parts have been removed or on which the engine, wheels,
tires, or other parts have been altered, damaged or otherwise so treated that
the vehicle is incapable of being driven under its own motor power or incapable
of being operated on public streets or highways legally. A vehicle that is not
registered or does not display a current valid license plate and validating
sticker shall be deemed inoperable. A vehicle shall be deemed inoperable when it
has one or more flat tires or has one or more missing windshield or windows, or
has one or more windshield or windows broken to the extent that visibility is
limited so as to make driving such vehicle unsafe. An inoperable vehicle does
not include any motor vehicle that is kept within an enclosed structure when not
in use, nor a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a
lawful place and manner when necessary to the operation of such business
“Junk” means any castoff, damaged, discarded,
obsolete, salvage, scrapped, unusable, worn-out or wrecked object, thing or
material, composed in whole or in part of asphalt, brick, carbon, cement,
plastic or other synthetic substance, fiber, glass, metal, paper, plaster,
rubber, terra cotta, wood, wool, cotton, cloth, canvas, organic matter or other
“Junkyard” means any premises from or on which any
junk is abandoned, bailed, bartered, bought, brought, bundled, disassembled,
disposed of, exchanged, handled, packed, processed, shipped, sold, stored or
transported, regardless of whether or not such activity is done for
“Owner” means the owner of record of any premises, the
occupant, lessee, or interest holder therein.
any parcel of real property and/or the improvements thereon.
matter” means any broken bottles, discarded metal containers, trimmings
from lawns, trees and flower gardens, ashes, cardboard boxes, rags, mattresses,
sawdust, brick, piled dirt, wire, and other combustible and noncombustible and
flammable waste material. (Ord. No. 1081 (part); Ord. No. 1306, § 2;
Ord. No. 1459, § 3 (part).)