Chapter VII: Public Health

TOWN ORDINANCE
CHAPTER VII
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
(Cont’d)

PUBLIC HEALTH

SECTION 1. UNLAWFUL TO HINDER HEALTH OFFICER OR ASSISTANTS. It shall be unlawful for any person to hinder, obstruct or delay the health officer or any of his assistants in the lawful discharge of their duties.

SECTION 2. RIGHT TO ENTER. The health officer or any of his assistants shall have the right to enter at any reasonable time any premises for the purpose of making the inspections or investigations as required by this Chapter.

SECTION 3. PROPERTY BE KEPT CLEAN.

(a) PREMISES REQUIRED TO BE KEPT CLEAN. Every person owning or occupying any premises in the corporate limits shall keep the premises free from noxious weed, trash, and all other forms of animal or vegetable refuse which may be dangerous or prejudicial to the public health, or which may constitute a public nuisance. No owner or occupant of any premises shall bury therein any animal or vegetable matter which, upon decaying, may become dangerous or prejudicial to the public health, or may constitute a nuisance.

(b) PERSONS VIOLATING SECTION TO BE NOTIFIED. If any person shall violate the provisions of the preceding section, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police or the Sanitary Inspector or his associates to give notice to the owner or person in possession of such premises that within 15 days, or sooner from the date of such notice, all weeds, trash, and other offensive animal or vegetable matter, be removed from said lot. Should any owner or occupant fail to comply with notice, the said Chief of Police or Sanitary Inspector shall proceed to have removed, and such owner or occupant shall be responsible to the Town of Denton for the cost thereof.
**(c) is crossed out with a handwritten note, “See change.”

(c) WEEDS - TIME FOR CUTTING. [See change.]     Every owner or person in possession of a vacant lot within the corporate limits shall shrub down, within four inches of the ground, all weeds, grass, or other noxious growth from said lot at least twice a year; the first not later than June 15, and the second, not later than August 15, each and every year. If said weeds or other noxious growth are not cut in compliance with this Article the Chief of Police or Sanitary Inspector shall proceed to have weeds or other noxious growth cut, and the owner or person in possession of such lot, shall be responsible to the Town of Denton for the cost thereof.

SECTION 4. HUMAN WASTE. No person shall urinate or deposit any human waste of any kind on any street, lot or premises except in approved sanitary facilities.

SECTION 5. STAGNANT WATER. No person or occupant of any property shall allow stagnant water to accumulate or remain in cellars or anywhere on their property.

SECTION 6. SALE OF FOOD - EATING ESTABLISHMENTS. All persons, firms, or corporations selling food of any kind or serving prepared meals shall comply with all requirements pertaining thereto of the North Carolina State Board of Health.

SECTION 7. DEBRIS FROM NEW CONSTRUCTION. All refuse, lumber and debris, remaining both as a result of the repair of any new buildings or of the erection and completion of any new buildings, shall be removed by the property owner within ten (10) days from the completion of work.

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