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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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Carol Ann Spencer-Thomas, 73, Brown County
  Wife of Charles R. Thomas of Brown County

Robert 'Bob' F. Melton, 80, Brown County
  Husband of Annabelle Melton of Brown County

The Rev. John S. Honeay, 89, Greenwood
  Member of Unity Baptist Church and father of Barbara Ranard (Harvey) of Brown County

  • February 1
    'Wild' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Women's Bible study offered
    1 to 3 p.m. Cornerstone Inn, 54 E. Franklin St.
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 4
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • February 5
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 7
    Karaoke at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • February 7
    Cabin Fever Concert features local music
    7 to midnight The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 9
    Reservation deadline for Valentine's tea at local shop
    Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 10
    Van Buren Fire Department
    6 p.m. Van Buren Fire Station, 4040 State Road 135 South
  • February 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage Preservation Society meeting set
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 10
    BC Genealogical Society meeting slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • February 11
    East Hill Cemetery meeting slated
    7 p.m. Morgantown Community Center, 269 W. Washington St.
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 13
    Daddy-daughter Valentine's dance Friday the 13th
    6:30 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road
  • February 19
    Woodlands project dinner, meeting slated
    6 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • 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 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 21
    Venders needed for Jackson TFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould