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A. Liability For Costs: The owner of the premises on which a nuisance has been abated by the city shall be personally liable for the cost to the city for the abatement, including legal and administrative costs.
B. Rendition Of Bills; Payment Required: As soon as the work has been completed and the costs determined, the clerk or other official designated by the council shall prepare a bill for the cost and mail it to the owner. Thereupon, the amount shall be immediately due and payable at the office of the clerk.
C. Assessment Of Costs: If the nuisance is a public health or safety hazard on private property or the accumulation of snow and ice on public sidewalks, the clerk may, on or before November 15, next following abatement of the nuisance, list the total unpaid charges (including all applicable legal and administrative costs) along with all other such charges as well as other charges for current services to be assessed under Minnesota statutes section 429.101, against each separate lot or parcel to which the charges are attributable. The council may then spread the charges against such property under that statute and other pertinent statutes for certification to the county auditor and collection along with current and following year taxes, or in annual installments, not exceeding ten (10), as the council may determine in each case. (2005 Code)