§ 8.5-16. Definitions  


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  • For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall be the meanings respectively ascribed to them hereafter.

    Board. The Public Nuisance Abatement Board of the City of Haines City, Florida.

    Controlled substance. Any controlled substance as defined by Florida law. As used in this section, the term "controlled substance" includes any substance sold in lieu of a controlled substance in violation of F.S. § 817.563 or any imitation controlled substance defined in F.S. § 817.564.

    Public nuisances. Any place or premises that has been used on more than two (2) occasions within a six-month period:

    (1) As the site of a violation of F.S. § 796.07;

    (2) As the site of the unlawful sale, delivery, manufacture, or cultivation of any controlled substance.

    (3) On one occasion as the site of the unlawful possession of a controlled substance, where such possession constitutes a felony and that has been previously used on more than one occasion as the site of the unlawful sale, delivery, manufacture, or cultivation of any controlled substance; or

    (4) Any place or building used by a criminal street gang for the purpose of conducting a pattern of criminal street gang activity may be declared to be a public nuisance, and such nuisance may be abated pursuant to the procedures provided in this section.

(Ord. No. 898, § 1, 3-7-96; Ord. No. 1000, § 1, 8-16-01)