Code Enforcement Officer & ABC Administrator- Steven Tuttle
Steven Tuttle has served as Mt. Sterling's code enforcement officer since 2013. He is a life long resident of Mt. Sterling and Montgomery Co. He had previously served as a City Council Member from 2004 to 2013 and a Real Estate Broker before taking on the duties as the City's Code Enforcement Officer and ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) Administrator.
Info On Common Code Violations
The City has adopted the International Property Maintenance Code. Here are some common violations of the IPMC that the City wishes to make property owners aware of. The City will notify any property owner of a violation and provide ample opportunity for the property owner to address or correct the problem.
High Grass- 302.4, all premises and exterior property shall be maintained free from weeds or plant growth in excess of 12 inches. This also includes embankments and fence rows. All noxious weeks shall be prohibited. Weeds shall be defined as all grasses, annual plants and vegetation, other than trees or shrubs provided; however, this term shall not include cultivated flowers and gardens.
Rubbish On Property-
307.1, All exterior property and premises, and the interior of every structure, shall be free from any accumulation of rubbish or garbage.
307.2 Every occupant of a structure shall dispose of all rubbish in a clean and sanitary manner by placing such rubbish in approved containers.
Parking Violations- No parking in the front or side yard Ordinance 71.05 PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS: (B) It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle within the front yard or side street side yard of any residential structure except upon an approved residential driveway.
302.8 - No
inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicle shall be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and
no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair, or in the process of being stripped or dismantled. Exception: A vehicle of any type is permitted to undergo major overhaul, including body work,
provided that such work is preformed inside a structure, ( garage) or similarly enclosed area.
71.20 Impoundment of Vehicles. (A) Police Department shall have the right to remove any vehicle or to engage a wrecker to do so at the expense of the owner or operator under the following situations; (2) When any vehicle shall remain for 24 hours on any public way of the city. Car hasn't been moved within a 24 hour time frame.
71.05 (B) It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle within the front yard or side street side yard of any residential structure except upon an approved residential driveway. C) It Shall be unlawful for a vehicle to park upon any sidewalk.
Blighted, Abandoned, or Dilapidated Properties-
110 Demolition, Article 110.1 General states that: The code official shall order the owner of any premises upon which is located any structure, which in the code official’s judgment is so old, dilapidated or has become so out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, insanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation or occupancy, and such that it is unreasonable to repair the structure, to demolish and remove such structure; or if such structure is capable of being made safe by repairs, to repair and make safe and sanitary or to demolish and remove at the owner’s option; or where there has been a cessation of normal construction of any structure for a period of more than two years, to demolish and remove such structure.