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(A) If any owner of any building or structure fails, neglects or refuses to comply with notice by or on behalf of the city to repair, rehabilitate or demolish and remove a building or structure which is an unsafe building or structure and a public nuisance, the city may proceed with the work specified in the notice to the property owner. A statement of the cost of this work shall be transmitted to the City Council.
(B) The City Council may:
(1) Levy the cost as a special assessment against the lot or real estate upon which the building or structure is located. Such special assessment shall be a lien on the real estate and shall be collected in the manner provided for special assessments; or
(2) Collect the cost from the owner of the building or structure and enforce the collection by civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction.
(Neb. RS 18-1722)