319.17  COST OF ABATEMENT OF THE VIOLATION.
   Within thirty days after abatement of the violation, the owner of the property will be notified of the cost of abatement, including administrative costs.  The property owner may file a written protest with the City Service Director objecting to the amount of the assessment within fourteen days of receipt of the notice of the costs of abatement.  If the amount due is not paid within a timely manner, as determined by the decision of the municipal authority, or by the expiration of the time in which to file an appeal, the charges shall become a special assessment against the property and shall constitute a lien on the property for the amount of the assessment.  In addition to the property owner, any other person violating any of the provisions of this chapter for which abatement action is required to be and is taken by the City shall be liable to the City by reason of such violation.  The liability shall be paid in no more than twelve equal payments.  Interest at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum shall be assessed on the balance beginning on the 31st day following completion of the abatement by the City.
(Ord. 2003-57.  Passed 12-1-03.)