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5.31.005 Purpose.

The purpose of this Chapter is to establish a process for the collection of delinquent assessment liens and for the foreclosure of liens on properties which have delinquent Safety Net Loan Program accounts.  The emphasis of the collections program will be to maintain good communication with property owners.  Persons having an interest in the property may bring the account current until the time of the sale.  After the sale, any person redeeming the property must pay the account in full.  This Chapter provides the authority for the City to recover its costs associated with the collection of delinquent accounts and establishes penalties and other incentives to encourage payment.  Foreclosure is viewed as a last resort.  It is the intent of the City to use foreclosure to protect the interests of the State of Oregon.