This set of statutes authorizes all cities and towns to enact local ordinances to prevent dangerous, unwholesome, or offensive conditions and to abate public nuisances.
§ 11-47-117. Abatement of nuisances, etc., generally; assessment of costs of abatement.
All cities and towns of this state shall have the power to prevent injury or annoyances from anything dangerous or offensive or unwholesome and to cause all nuisances to be abated and assess the cost of abating the same against the person creating or maintaining the same.
(Code 1907, § 1278; Code 1923, § 2034; Code 1940, T. 37, § 505.)
§ 11-47-118. Maintenance of civil actions to enjoin and abate public nuisances.
Municipalities may maintain a civil action to enjoin and abate any public nuisance, injurious to the health, morals, comfort, or welfare of the community or any portion thereof.
(Acts 1919, No. 49, p. 50; Code 1923, § 2055; Code 1940, T. 37, § 506.)