§ 91.09  DANGEROUS SIGNS.
   (A)   To protect the health, safety and general welfare of the inhabitants of the city, the Hearing Officer is hereby authorized and empowered to order city officials to enter onto private property to remove, repair or otherwise make safe any dangerous sign or advertising device without notice to the owner of the sign or advertising device or the owner of the property on which the sign or advertising device is located.
   (B)   If the Hearing Officer exercises the authority granted in § 91.10 of this chapter, he or she shall serve written notice of such action on the entity who benefits from the sign or advertising device and on the owner of the property on which the sign or advertising device is located as soon as possible after the action is taken. Service of the notice required by this division (B) shall be by personal service or by first class mail. Service shall be deemed completed when the notice is mailed.
   (C)   The costs incurred by the city in removing, repairing or otherwise making safe a dangerous sign or advertising device under this section, including reasonable attorney fees, may be collected in a lawsuit against the owner of the dangerous sign or advertising device or the owner of the property on which the dangerous sign or advertising device is located.
(Ord. 790, passed 3-19-2018)