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(A) The provisions of this section are intended to be consistent with the Housing Law of the state, being M.C.L.A. §§ 125.521 et seq., and shall be interpreted accordingly.
(1) Notice requirement. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, if a building or structure is found to be a dangerous building as defined in § 91.03(F) of this chapter, the Dangerous Building Enforcing Agency may issue a notice that the building or structure is a dangerous building. The notice shall state the grounds for the Enforcing Agency’s determination that the building or structure is a dangerous building.
(2) Parties entitled to notice. The notice shall be served on each owner of or party in interest in the building or structure in whose name the property appears on the last local tax assessment records of the city.
(3) Contents of notice. The notice shall specify the time and place of a hearing on whether the building or structure is a dangerous building and state that the person to whom the notice is directed shall have the opportunity at the hearing to show cause why the Hearing Officer should not order the building or structure to be demolished, otherwise made safe or properly maintained.
(4) Service of notice. The notice shall be in writing and shall be served upon the person to whom the notice is directed either personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to the owner or party in interest at the address shown on the tax records. If a notice is served upon a person by certified mail, a copy of the notice shall also be posted upon a conspicuous part of the building or structure. The notice shall be served upon the owner or party in interest at least ten days before the date of the hearing included in the notice.
(Prior Code, § 6.8)
(B) (1) Filing dangerous building notice with Hearing Officer. The Dangerous Building Enforcing Agency shall file a copy of the notice of the dangerous condition of any building with the Hearing Officer.
(2) Hearing testimony and decision. At the hearing, the Hearing Officer shall take testimony of the Dangerous Building Enforcing Agency, the owner of the property and any interested party. Not more than five days after completion of the hearing, the Hearing Officer shall render a decision either closing the proceedings or ordering the building or structure demolished, otherwise made safe or properly maintained and, where applicable, shall fix a time for the owner, agent or lessee to comply with the order. The Hearing Officer shall make factual findings supporting its conclusions.
(3) Non-compliance with Hearing Officer order/request to enforce order. If the owner, agent or lessee fails to appear or neglects or refuses to comply with the Hearing Officer order, the Hearing Officer shall file a report of the findings and a copy of the order with the City Council not more than five days after non-compliance by the owner and request that necessary action be taken to enforce the order. A copy of the findings and order of the Hearing Officer shall be served on the owner, agent or lessee in the manner prescribed in division (A)(4) above.
(Prior Code, § 6.9)
(Ord. 767, passed 9-15-2014)