§ 159.083  ABATEMENT AND REMEDIATION.
   (A)   In addition to any other remedy provided for in this code, upon a failure to comply with a notice of violation, a duly authorized employee or contractor hired by the village shall be authorized to enter upon the subject property to remedy the violation. The costs of such remediation shall be paid by the owner of the property.
   (B)   A statement of the cost of remediation shall be delivered to the owner in accordance with § 159.082. Remediation costs may include the cost of personnel, including wages, benefits, and other compensation, reasonable charges for equipment used, and reasonable administrative costs. An administrative fee of 15% of the remediation costs, or $50, whichever is greater, shall be added to the costs for which the owner is responsible.
   (C)   If the remediation costs are not paid within 30 days after service of the statement, the village shall make a written return to the County Auditor pursuant to R.C. § 731.54. Such amounts shall be entered upon the tax duplicate, shall be a lien upon such lands from the date of the entry, and shall be collected as other taxes and returned to village's General Fund.
(Ord. 2007-16, passed 7-16-07; Am. Ord. 2013-02, passed 3-11-13)