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1. Written notice of violation will precede the issuance of a citation, in which the vacant property owner will be given 30 days, as determined by the City Mayor or his or her designee, to remedy the violation. Written notice shall be issued to the vacant structure property owner by means of personal service, or by first class mail to his or her last known address according to the county appraisal district records, and by posting on the property.
2. Failure to register with the city after written notice to the vacant structure property owner, as is hereinafter specified, is a violation of this article.
3. Any person, firm or corporation found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor of an ordinance affecting the public health and safety, and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine in accordance with the general provisions of this code of ordinances.
4. Administrative, civil and criminal enforcement are alternative remedies which may be sought independently of each other.
(Ord. 2019-05, passed 7-8-2019)