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(A) The Director of Development or Director of Development's designees, through town employees or contractors hired by the town, may enter the lot to abate the violation of this chapter.
(B) After the Director of Development or Director of Development's designees has effected the removal of the nuisance, the Director of Development or Director of Development's designees shall prepare a sworn statement showing the cost of the work performed and shall bill the owner of record. The bill shall be due and payable at the time of receiving statement in the minimum amount of $50.
(C) If the full amount due to the town is not paid by the owner within 90 days after the work has been performed, as provided in division (B) above, then and in that case, the Director of Development or Director of Development's designees shall cause to be recorded in the County Recorder's Office a sworn statement showing the cost and expense incurred for the work, the date the work was done and the location of the property on which the work was done.
(1) The recordation of the sworn statement shall constitute a lien on the property, and it shall remain in force and effect for the principal amount due, plus interest computed in the manner and amount allowed by law for unpaid real estate taxes, plus costs of for collection if any, until final payment has been made.
(2) The costs and expenses shall be collected in the manner fixed by law for the collection of real estate taxes and further shall be subject to a delinquent penalty the same as real estate taxes in the event same are not paid in full on or before the date the tax bill on which the charges appear becomes delinquent.
(3) A sworn statement recorded in accordance with the provisions hereof shall be prima facie evidence that all legal formalities have been complied with and that the work has been done properly and satisfactorily, and it shall be full notice to every person concerned that the property designated or described in the statement is subject to a lien and the same is due and collectible as provided by law.
(Ord. 1992-8, passed 10-13-1992; Ord. 2014-09, passed 6-10-2014; Ord. 2018-18, passed 5-29-2018)