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(A) Whenever a nuisance is found to exist within the town, the Enforcement Authority, Environmental Manager, and/or Police Chief may give written order to the owner or occupant of the property upon which such nuisance exists or upon the person causing or maintaining the nuisance.
(B) The order to abate a nuisance issued under the provisions of this chapter shall contain the following:
(1) The name of the person to whom the order is issued.
(2) The legal description or address of the location of the nuisance, unsafe building, or unsafe premises that is the subject of the order.
(3) The action that the order requires.
(4) The period of time in which the action is required to be accomplished, measured from the time when the notice of the order is given.
(5) If a hearing is required, a statement indicating the exact time and place of the hearing, and stating that person to whom the order was issued is entitled to appear at the hearing with or without legal counsel, present evidence, cross-examine opposing witnesses, and present arguments.
(6) If a hearing is not required, a statement that an order becomes final 10 days after notice is given, unless a hearing is requested in writing by a person holding a fee interest, life estate interest, or equitable interest of a contract purchaser in the unsafe premises, and the request is delivered to the Enforcement Authority before the end of the 10 day period.
(7) A statement briefly indicating what action can be taken by the Enforcement Authority if the order is not complied with.
(8) A statement, if applicable, indicating the obligation created by I.C. 36-7-9-27 relating to notification of subsequent interest holders and the Enforcement Authority.
(9) The name, address, and telephone number of the Enforcement Authority.
(10) A statement, if applicable, that the Hearing Authority may determine the applicable properties to be abandoned as provided in I.C. 36-7-37.
(C) The order to abate must allow a sufficient time of at least 10 days, but not more than 60 days, from the time when the notice of order is given, to accomplish the required action. If the order allows more than 30 days to accomplish the action, the order may require that a substantial beginning be made in accomplishing the action within 30 days.
(Ord. 2016-05, passed 6-6-2016)