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Property subject to a lien for unpaid weed cutting charges shall be sold for nonpayment of said charges and the proceeds of such sale shall be applied to pay the charges after deducting costs, as is the case in the foreclosure of statutory liens. Such foreclosure shall be by a bill in equity in the name of the village within two years of the date of the cutting and removal of the weeds. The Village Attorney shall hereby be authorized and directed, following approval of the Corporate Authorities, to institute such proceedings in the name of the village against any owner for which a bill for weed cutting has remained unpaid for a period of 60 days after the expense has been incurred in any court having jurisdiction over such matters. The owner shall also be required to pay any and all costs and expenses of the village for the foreclosure of the lien including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney's fees. In addition to foreclosure of the lien, the village may institute any necessary proceedings in any court of law to recover from the owner the costs and expenses of the village in cutting and removing the weeds, including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees.
(Ord. 330, passed 11-7-83)