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Nashville ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE STATE UNSAFE BUILDING STATUTES

ORDINANCE NO. 2013-03

AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE STATE UNSAFE BUILDING STATUTES

(I.C. 36-7-9 et sec.)

THE TOWN OF NASHVILLE ORDAINS:

Section 1. Title XIV is hereby added to the Town of Nashville Code of Ordinances, this chapter shall read as follows:

TITLE XIV STRUCTURE AND PROPERTY MAINTENANCE REGULATIONS Sections:

140.1 Findings.

140.2 Adoption of the Unsafe Building Law.

140.3 Appointment of Department to Administer Subchapter.

140.4 Appointment of Hearing Authority

140.5 Adoption of Chapter 36 Abatement of Vacant Structures and Abandoned Structures

140.90 Construction.

140.99 Penalty.

140.01 Findings.

(a) In the Town of Nashville, there exist a number of unoccupied structures that are not maintained and that constitute a hazard to public health, safety, and welfare.

(b) Vacant structures often become dilapidated because the structures are not maintained and repaired by the owners or persons in control of the structures.

(c) Vacant structures attract children, become harborage for vermin, serve as temporary abodes for vagrants and criminals, and are likely to be damaged by vandals or set ablaze by arsonists.

(d) Unkept grounds surrounding vacant structures invite dumping of garbage, trash, and other debris.

(e) Vacant structures may be situated on narrow town lots and in close proximity to neighboring structures, thereby increasing the risk of conflagration and spread of insect and rodent infestation.

(f) Vacant, deteriorated structures contribute to blight, cause a decrease in property values, and discourage neighbors from making improvements to properties.

(g) Structures that remain boarded up for an extended period of time also exert a blighting influence and contribute to the decline of the neighborhood by decreasing property values, discouraging persons from moving into the neighborhood, and encouraging persons to move out of the neighborhood.

(h) Vacant structures often continue to deteriorate to the point that demolition of the structure is required, thereby decreasing available housing in a community and further contributing to the decline of the neighborhood.

(i) The blighting influence of vacant, deteriorated structures adversely affects the tax revenues of local government.

(j) The Town Council finds that vacant, deteriorated structures create a serious and substantial problem and are a public nuisance.

(k) In recognition of the problems created in a community by vacant structures, the Town Council finds that vigorous and disciplined action should be taken to ensure the proper maintenance and repair of vacant structures and intents to adopt maintenance and repair standards appropriate for the community in accordance with this chapter and other statutes.

140.02 Adoption of the Unsafe Building Law. The Town of Nashville hereby adopts IC 36-7-9, which establishes the Indiana Unsafe Building Law.

140.03 Appointment of Department to Administer Subchapter. The Town Administration Department shall be the executive department authorized to administer this subchapter. 

140.04 Appointment of Hearing Authority The Town Council shall be the Hearing Authority.

140.05 Adoption of Chapter 36 Abatement of Vacant Structures and Abandoned Structures. The Town of Nashville hereby adopts IC 36-7-36, which establishes Chapter 36 Abatement of Vacant and Abandoned Structures.

140.90 Construction. Any reference to a state statute shall mean the statute as amended from time to time, or any similar statutory provision that may supersede it relating to the same or similar subject matter.

140.99 Penalty. The criminal and civil penalties listed in I.C. 36-7-9-28 and I.C. 36-7-36-10 shall be the penalties for violation of this ordinance.

Section 2. Severability: If any sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance should be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase or work of this ordinance.

Section 3. Effective Date: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Town Council of the Town of Nashville.

ORDINANCE 2013-03 PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF

NASHVILLE, BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA, THIS 21ST DAY OF MARCH 2013.

ATTEST: Brenda K. Young, Clerk-Treasurer

Drafted by: Roger Bush, Town Superintendent

Reviewed by: James Roberts, Town Attorney

Robert Kirlin, Council President

Charles King, Council Vice President

R. Sean Cassiday, Council Member

Jane Gore, Council Member

Arthur Omberg, Council Member

4/3 & 4/10/2013 31629003  13-84

Obituaries
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George R. Osborn, 69, Brown County
  Husband of Sharon L.G. “Sherry” (Ford) Osborn of Nashville

Glenda Leonard, 75, Nineveh
  

Mary Elizabeth Vehslage, 97, Seymour
  Helped establish Happy Hollow Children's Camp in Brown County

  • March 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 3
    CSCD Building Commission
    7 p.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 3
    Bean Blossom Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 4
    Nashville Main Street Committee
    9:30 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 4
    Brown County SWCD
    5 p.m. SWCD Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • March 4
    Nashville Development Review Commission
    5 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 4
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Go Club meeting Thursday
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • March 5
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • March 5
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 5
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BCJHS, 95 School House Lane
  • March 5
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 6
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 7
    Meet your legislators at County Office Building
    10 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Music celebration at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 8
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 9
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
  • March 10
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive; CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 11
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 12
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • March 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • March 14
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 19
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 21
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • March 21
    Jackson Township VFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 24
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont