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(A) Nuisance officer. The village shall appoint an individual or organization to identify and enforce abatement of nuisances within the village. Said individual or organization shall be identified as the “nuisance officer” and said appointment shall be identified by resolution of the village.
(B) Identifying nuisances.
(1) The village may identify suspected nuisances, in which case the Village Clerk, shall upon direction of the Village Board, notify the nuisance officer of the suspected location, person or persons in violation of any provision of this chapter and provide the address of such alleged nuisance.
(2) The village may request that the nuisance officer audit the village for nuisances in the village as defined by the village code. The nuisance officer shall then view the property or area for any violations of the nuisances of the village. The nuisance officer shall not go upon private property for said audit unless granted permission by the resident/owner of suspected property.
(C) Confirming, documenting and presenting nuisances. The nuisance officer shall identify and confirm that, in his or her opinion, a nuisance exists as defined by federal, state or village law.
(1) Upon confirming that a nuisance appears to exist the nuisance officer shall document said nuisance with photographs and other evidence pertinent to the situation. The nuisance officer will also obtain the legal description of the property and identify the current owners and, if possible, the occupants of the property upon which nuisance exists.
(2) The nuisance officer shall then present this information to the village governing board at a regular or special meeting for its confirmation that a nuisance exists as stated in this subchapter.
(Prior Code, § 4-302) Penalty, see § 92.99