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5.31.020 Authorities and Responsibilities.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 181483, effective January 18, 2008.)

A.  The Auditor shall maintain the records related to Sewer Safety Net assessment liens, bill and collect lien accounts, administer the preforeclosure collection process, prepare a preforeclosure list, and transmit the preforeclosure list to the City's Bureau of Environmental Quality and the Commissioners for informal review and prepare a final foreclosure list for review by the Council.  The Auditor shall also renegotiate loans, reduce amount of liens, terminate foreclosure proceedings or eliminate liens as directed by the Department of Environmental Quality.

B.  The Council shall review the final foreclosure list and adopt an ordinance which lists the properties subject to foreclosure and subject to purchase.

C.  The Treasurer shall administer the foreclosure sale process, purchase property identified by the Department of Environmental Quality and Council for purchase by the City, administer the redemption process and execute deeds conveying the property sold.  There shall be at least one sale held annually.

D.  The OMF Business Operations Division shall manage, maintain, rent or market for sale properties purchased by the Treasurer for collection of delinquent assessments.