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(A) If the owner fails to comply with an order to repair, alter, or improve, or, at the option of the owner, to vacate and close the structure, the Mayor may cause the structure to be repaired, altered, improved, or vacated and closed. The Mayor may cause to be posted on the main entrance of any structure so closed, a placard with the following words: "This structure is unsafe; the use or occupation of this structure is prohibited and unlawful".
(B) If the owner fails to comply with an order to remove or demolish the structure, the Mayor may cause such structure to be removed or demolished.
(C) The amount of the cost of repairs, alterations, or improvements; or of vacation and closing; or of removal or demolition shall be a lien upon the real property upon which such cost was incurred. If the structure is removed or demolished by order of the Mayor, he shall sell the materials of the structure and shall credit the proceeds of such sale against the cost of the removal or demolition. Any balance remaining shall be deposited in the appropriate court by the Mayor, and shall be disbursed by such court to the persons found to be entitled thereto by final order or decree of the court.
(Ord. 80-16, passed 11- -80)