8.12.310 City abatement upon failure to abate by person with interest in property.
   A.   Upon failure of any notified person, to abate a public nuisance within compliance time set in the written notice, the City may remove, abate, enjoin or cause removal of the violation.
   B.   Removal, abatement, or the acquisition of an injunction may be accomplished, at the sole discretion of the City, by City staff or an independent contractor.
   C.   The City Manager, or his authorized representative, shall prepare a verified statement and account of the actual cost of abatement action, legal fees, additional inspection and other incidental connected costs.
   D.   The amount in the verified statement and account is declared as an assessment upon the lot or tract of land on which the violation occurred. Said assessment may be collected at the same time and in the same manner as other City assessments are collected.
   E.   A copy of the statement and account shall be personally delivered; sent by certified mail, return receipt requested; or served in accordance with the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure to all persons with an interest in the property and/or their agents.
   F.   The assessment shall be recorded in the Pinal County Recorder's Office and from the date of its recording shall be a lien on the lot or tract of land and the several amounts assessed against the lot or tract of land until paid.
   1.   If the assessment was recorded before July 15, 1996, the assessment shall be subject and inferior to the lien for general taxes and to all other prior recorded mortgages.
   2.   If the assessment is recorded after July 15, 1996, the assessment shall be prior and superior to all other liens, obligations mortgages or other encumbrances, except liens for general taxes.
(Ord. 1397.08.07 § 3 (part), 1998)