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A. Some nuisances are of such nature as to constitute a grave and immediate danger to the peace, health, safety, morals or welfare of one or more persons or of the public generally. It is recognized that circumstances may be such as to justify, and even to require, the town or other appropriate officer or agency of the town government to take immediate and proper action summarily to abate such nuisances or to reduce or suspend the danger until more deliberate action can be taken toward such abatement.
B. A officer of the town may submit a statement as to the existence of a nuisance as defined by the ordinances of the town or law, and a request or recommendation that it be abated.
C. The town or its designee shall determine if a nuisance exists as defined by the ordinances of the town or law. If a nuisance does in fact exist, town personnel shall direct the owner or other persons responsible for or causing the nuisance by:
1. Certified mail; or
2. By publication if the owner cannot be so served or found,
to abate the nuisance within a specified time if the peace, health, safety, morals or welfare of the person or persons or public adversely affected would not be unduly jeopardized by the consequent delay. If such peace, health, safety, morals or welfare would be unduly jeopardized by the consequent delay, or if the owner or other persons responsible for or causing the nuisance do not abate it within the specified time, or if the persons responsible authorize the town to abate the nuisance, the town shall direct the appropriate officer to abate the nuisance or have it abated, if summary abatement is practical, as authorized by 50 Oklahoma Statutes section 16. The town shall send a statement of the cost of such summary abatement to the owner or other persons responsible for or causing the nuisance, as may be just under the circumstances, if their names and addresses are known. Until paid, such cost shall constitute a debt to the town collectible as other debts may be collected.
D. The determination of the existence of a nuisance and order to abate it, as made by the town, may be appealed by the occupant or owner or person causing the nuisance by filing a request for hearing in writing with the town within the period of time specified in the notice for abatement of the nuisance. The town clerk shall cause the matter to be placed on the agenda of the town board of trustees for final determination with appropriate notice of the hearing provided to the person requesting the appeal. (1998 Code)