§ 91.11  IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT.
   (A)   Implementation of order by city. In the event of the failure or refusal of the owner or party in interest to comply with the decision of the City Council as applicable, the City Council may, in its discretion, contract for the demolition, making safe or maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure.
   (B)   Reimbursement of costs. The costs of the demolition, of making the building safe, or of maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure, incurred by the city to bring the property into conformance with this subchapter shall be reimbursed to the city by the owner or party in interest in whose name the property appears. The cost of demolition includes, but is not limited to, fees paid to Hearing Officers, costs of title searches or commitments used to determine the parties in interest, recording fees for notices and liens filed with the county’s Register of Deeds, demolition and dumping charges, court reporter attendance fees and costs of the collection of the charges authorized under M.C.L.A. § 125.541.
   (C)   Notice of costs. The owner or party in interest in whose name the property appears upon the last local tax assessment records shall be notified by the City Assessor of the amount of the costs of the demolition, of making the building safe or of maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure, by first class mail at the address shown on the city records.
   (D)   Lien for unpaid costs. If the owner or party in interest fails to pay the costs within 30 days after mailing by the Assessor of the notice of the amount of the cost, in the case of a dwelling, the city shall have a lien for the costs incurred by the city to bring the property into conformance with this subchapter. The lien shall not take effect until notice of the lien has been filed or recorded as provided by law. A lien provided for in this division (D) does not have priority over previously filed or recorded liens and encumbrances. The lien for the costs shall be collected and treated in the same manner as provided for property tax liens under the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893, as amended, being M.C.L.A. §§ 211.1 et seq.).
   (E)   Court judgment for unpaid costs. In addition to other remedies under this subchapter, the city may bring an action against the owner of the building or structure for the full cost of the demolition, of making the building safe, or of maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure. A judgment in an action brought pursuant to this subchapter may be enforced against assets of the owner other than the building or structure. The city shall have a lien on the property for the amount of a judgment obtained under this division (E). The lien provided for in this division (E) shall not take effect until notice of the lien is filed or recorded as provided by law. The lien does not have priority over prior filed or recorded liens and encumbrances.
(Ord. 790, passed 3-19-2018)