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For the purposes of this code, the following words shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

A. Aerosol paint container means any aerosol container that is adapted or made for the purpose of applying spray paint or other substances capable of defacing property.

B. Broad-tipped marker means any felt tip indelible marker or similar implement with a flat or angled writing surface that, at its broadest width, is greater than one-fourth (1/4) of an inch, containing ink or other pigmented liquid that is not water soluble.

C. Etching equipment means any tool, device, or substance that can be used to make permanent marks on any natural or manmade surface.

D. Graffiti means any unauthorized inscription, word, figure, painting or other defacement that is written, marked, etched, scratched, sprayed, drawn, painted, or engraved on or otherwise affixed to any surface of public or private property by any graffiti implement, to the extent that the graffiti was not authorized in advance by the owner or occupant of the property or, despite advance authorization, is otherwise deemed a public nuisance by the Town Council.

E. Graffiti implement means an aerosol paint container, a broad-tipped marker, gum label, paint stick or graffiti stick, etching equipment, or brush.

F. Paint stick or graffiti means any device containing a solid form of paint, chalk, wax, epoxy, or other similar substance capable of being applied to a surface by pressure and leaving a mark of at least one-eighth (1/8) of an inch in width.

G. Person means any individual, partnership, cooperative association, private corporation, personal representative, receiver, trustee, assignee, or any other legal entity.

H. Public property means any asset owned by the Town of Oro Valley.

I. Residential property means a building, walls and structures surrounding or attached to property whose main purpose is for a place of dwelling or home.

J. Commercial property means buildings, walls, structures intended to generate a profit either from capital gain or rental income.

K. Utility company means public or privately owned electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, and/or communications companies.

L. Cover graffiti means to conceal graffiti with paint in lieu of removal of graffiti.

M. Remove graffiti means to eradicate by means of hydro-blasting or by using a chemical component or combination of techniques to remove graffiti. ((O)10-12, 10/20/2010)