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The following words and phrases used in this Chapter, unless the context otherwise clearly indicates, shall have the following meanings:

“Abate” means to repair, replace, remove, destroy, or otherwise remedy a condition which constitutes a violation of this Chapter by such means and in such a manner and to such an extent as the applicable department director determines is necessary in the interest of the general health, safety, and welfare of the community.

“Building materials” means and includes lumber, plumbing materials, wallboard, sheet metal, plaster, brick, cement, asphalt, concrete block, roofing material, cans of paint, and similar materials.

“Enforcement Officer” means the Mayor of the City of Snohomish or his or her designee.

“Owner” means and includes any agent, lessee, owner, tenant, or other person occupying or having charge or control of any premises. An owner or agent is deemed to have control if he or she has actual or constructive knowledge of the maintenance upon the premises of any nuisance as defined in this Chapter.

“Person” means and includes, individual, firm, partnership, corporation, and all associations of natural persons, whether acting by themselves or by an agent or employee.

“Premises” means any building, lot, parcel, real estate, or land or portion of land whether improved or unimproved, including adjacent sidewalks and parking strips and any lake, river, stream, drainage way, or wetland. (Ord. 2155, 2008; Ord. 2341, 2017)

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