(A)   For purposes of this section, a chronic violator is a person who owns property with respect to which, in the previous calendar year, the town gave notice of violation for a public nuisance violation at least three times under any provision of this chapter.
   (B)   At the beginning of each calendar year, the code enforcement officer shall notify each person who was a chronic violator that, if the violator's property is found to be in violation of this chapter in this calendar year, the town shall, without further notice, take action to remedy the violation, and the expense of the action shall become a lien upon the property and shall be collected as unpaid taxes. The notice shall be sent by registered or certified mail. When service is attempted by registered or certified mail, a copy of the notice may also be sent by regular mail. Service shall be deemed sufficient if the registered or certified mail is unclaimed or refused, but the regular mail is not returned by the post office within ten days after the mailing. If service by regular mail is used, a copy of the notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises affected.
(Ord. passed 12-16-2019)