§ 54.085  ABATEMENT COSTS.
   (A)   Within ten calendar days after abatement of the violation, the owner of the property will be notified of the cost of abatement, including administrative costs. The property owner may file a written appeal objecting to the assessment or to the amount of the assessment within ten calendar days of such notice. The appeal shall be submitted to the city’s Property Maintenance Code Enforcement Board or its designee. If the amount due is not paid within ten calendar days after receipt of the notice, or if an appeal is taken, within ten calendar days after a decision on said appeal, the charges shall become a special assessment against the property and shall constitute a lien on the property for the amount assessed.
   (B)   Each subsequent but separate violation shall see a fine increase of 25% for each violation.
   (C)   The city may recover attorney’s fees, court costs, and other expenses associated with enforcement of this chapter, including sampling and monitoring expenses. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall become liable to the city by reason of such violation.
(Ord. 14-08, passed 9-3-2014)