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10.80.030 Financial Responsibility.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 189413, effective March 6, 2019.)

A.  Whenever a nuisance is abated under this Title, the Director shall keep an accurate account of all expenses incurred including a civil penalty of $500 plus 100% of contractor’s costs for each nuisance abated.  When the City has abated a nuisance maintained by an owner of real property, for each subsequent nuisance which is abated by the City within two consecutive calendar years concerning real property, owned by the same person, an additional civil penalty of 50 percent (minimum of $100) of the cost of abatement shall be added to the costs charges and civil penalties provided for in this Subsection.  The additional civil penalty shall be imposed without regard to whether the nuisances abated by the City involve the same real property or are of the same character.

B.  When a property meets the conditions for costs or penalties as described in this Section, the Director shall file a statement of such costs or penalties with the Revenue Division.  Upon receipt of the statement, the Revenue Division shall mail a notice to the property owner, stating the City’s intent to assess the property in question the amount due plus charges to cover the costs of the Revenue Division.  In the event that amount due set forth in the notice is not paid in full within 30 days of the date of notice, the Revenue Division shall enter the amount of the unpaid balance, plus charges to cover administrative costs of the Revenue Division, in the Docket of City liens which shall therefore constitute a lien against the property.