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(a) Whenever complaint is made to the Building Inspector of the existence of a public nuisance as defined in Section 1357.01 hereof, in the City of Brooklyn, he shall promptly cause to be inspected, the premises on which it is alleged such public nuisance exists. Should the aforesaid Building Inspector find that a public nuisance may exist and that the public health, safety or welfare may be in immediate danger, he shall promptly notify the Director of Public Safety and the Chief of the Division of Fire. The Director of Public Safety, if he has not already done so, and the Chief of the Division of Fire, if he has not already done so, shall cause to be inspected the premises on which it is alleged such public nuisance exists. Written reports of the said inspections and of the findings of the Director of Public Safety and the Chief of the Division of Fire, with respect to the existence of a public nuisance, as defined in Section 1357.01, and any immediate danger to the public health, safety and welfare, shall be filed with the Building Inspector. Should any one or more of the aforesaid officers find that a public nuisance exists and that the nature thereof is such as to require its summary abatement, it shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to cause photographs of such nuisance to be made and to file and keep in his office the written reports of the findings of the aforesaid officials. The Building Inspector shall then determine the person, persons, firm or corporation who, from the records in the County Auditor's Office of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, appears to be the titled owner or owners of the aforesaid property and immediately cause a written notice to be served on said person, persons, firm or corporation, either personally or by leaving a copy at the usual place of residence or business of the said owner, or address of such owner shown in said County Auditor's records, or by copy mailed to such owner at such place or address by United States Certified Mail Return Receipt. If service of the said written notice is unable to be perfected by any of the hereinbefore described methods, then the said Building Inspector shall cause a copy of the aforesaid notice to be left with the person, if any, in possession of the said premises, on which it is alleged such public nuisance exists, or if there be no person in possession thereof, he shall cause a copy of the notice to be posted on the said premises. The aforesaid notice shall state, in brief, the findings with respect to existence of a public nuisance by any one or more of the aforesaid officers, and shall further state that unless the owner or owners thereof shall cause the abatement of the said public nuisance within twenty-four hours after service of the notice, the same will be abated by the City of Brooklyn, at the expense of the said owner or owners.