§ 93.31  IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF REMEDIES.
   (A)   Implementation of order by township. In the event of the failure or refusal of the owner or party in interest to comply with the decision and order of the Township Board under § 93.30, the Board may, in its discretion, contract for the demolition of the building or structure, making safe the building or structure, or maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure.
   (B)   Reimbursement of costs. The costs of the demolition, of making the building or structure safe, or of maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure, incurred by the township to bring the property into conformance with this subchapter shall be reimbursed to the township by the owner or party in interest in whose name the property appears on the last local tax assessment records.
   (C)   Notice of costs. The owner or party in interest in whose name the property appears on the last local tax assessment records shall be notified by the Township Ordinance Enforcement Officer of the amount of the costs of the demolition, of making the building or structure safe, or of maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure, by first class mail at the address shown on the township’s records.
   (D)   Lien for unpaid costs. If the owner or party in interest fails to pay the costs within 30 days after mailing by the Township Ordinance Enforcement Officer of the notice of the amount of the cost, the township shall have a lien for the costs incurred by the township to bring the property into conformance with this subchapter. The lien shall not take effect until notice of the lien has been filed or recorded as provided by law. A lien provided for in this division does not have priority over previously filed or recorded liens and encumbrances. The lien for the costs shall be collected and treated in the same manner as provided for property tax liens under the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893, as amended, M.C.L.A. §§ 211.1 et seq.
   (E)   Court judgment for unpaid costs. In addition to other remedies under this subchapter, the township may bring an action against the owner of the building or structure for the full cost of the demolition, of making the building or structure safe, or of maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure.
   (F)   Enforcement of judgment. A judgment in an action brought pursuant to § 93.31(E) may be enforced against any assets of the owner including, but not limited to, the building or structure and the land on which it is located or other real or personal property of the owner.
   (G)   Lien for judgment amount. The township shall have a lien for the amount of a judgment obtained pursuant to § 93.31(E) against the owner's interest in all real property located in the state that is owned in whole or in part by the owner of the building or structure against which the judgment is obtained. A lien provided for in this division does not take effect until notice of the lien is filed or recorded as provided by law, and the lien does not have priority over prior filed or recorded liens and encumbrances.
(Ord. 2021-2, passed 9-27-2021)