(A)   Upon receiving notice of the probable existence of weeds in violation of this subchapter, a person designated by the enforcement authority shall make an inspection and prepare a written report to the enforcement authority regarding the condition. The enforcement authority, upon concluding that there is a probable belief that this subchapter has been violated, shall forward written notification in the form of a “Destruction Order” to the property owner and/or the person occupying the property as that information is contained within the records of the city or any other city agency. Such notice shall be served in writing by hand delivery or by first-class mail to the property owner and the owner of record of real property with a single owner, or at least one of the owners of real property with multiple owners, at the last address of the owner for the property, as indicated in the records of the County Auditor on the date of the notice. The notice shall provide that, within five calendar days after the filing of the notice, the designated violation shall be removed by the property owner and/or person occupying the property.
   (B)   (1)   All notices are to be in writing and all filings are to be with the enforcement authority and the City Clerk-Treasurer.
      (2)   First-class mailing or hand delivery to the property owner, along with filing with the enforcement authority and the City Clerk-Treasurer, is deemed filed on the date of posting to the United States Postal Service, or upon hand delivery, and filing with the enforcement authority and City Clerk-Treasurer.
   (C)   If an initial notice of the violation of this section is provided by first-class mail, a continuous abatement notice may be posted at the property at the time of abatement, instead of by future first-class mail. A continuous abatement notice serves as notice to the real property owner that each subsequent violation during the same year for which the initial notice of the violation was provided may be abated by the city or its contractors.
(Ord. 2005-06, passed 6-20-05; Am. Ord. 2012-005, passed 7-16-12; Am. Ord. 2015-005, passed 6-1-15)