Upon a finding by the Historic District Commission that an historic resource within an Building Inspection Department Historic District or proposed Historic District is threatened with demolition by neglect, the Commission may require the owner of the resource to repair all conditions contributing to demolition by neglect.  If the owner does not make repairs within a reasonable time, the Commission or its agents may enter the property and make such repairs as are necessary to prevent demolition by neglect. The cost of the work shall be charged to the owner and may be levied by the City as a special assessment against the property. The commission or its agents may enter the property for purposes of this section upon obtaining an order from the Circuit Court.
(Ord. 14-97.  Passed 8-5-97.)