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A. Upon the council ordering the construction of any sidewalks or curbs, the city clerk or public works director shall immediately give written notice thereof to the owner of the lots along which such sidewalks or curbs are to be constructed.
Service of such notice must be made by letter, addressed to such owner at his last known place of residence and deposited in the United States Post Office in this city, with postage prepaid thereon, or by publication thereof once a week for a period of four consecutive weeks in a paper published in the city.
B. If service of such notice is made by publication, all sidewalks and curbs ordered constructed by the council, on the same date, may be included in one notice, and such notice when published shall not be directed to any person, but shall be entitled "Notice to construct sidewalks and curbs."
C. Such notice shall refer to the order of the council ordering the construction of such sidewalk and curb and shall fully describe the length, width and character of the sidewalk or curb ordered constructed, designating the name of the street along which and the number of the lots and blocks in front of or along which such sidewalk or curb has been ordered constructed, and the notice shall state that if the owner of the lots in front of or along which such sidewalk or curb has been ordered constructed fails, neglects or refuses to construct such sidewalk or curb for a period of thirty days from and after the date of the first publication of such notice, if service thereof is made by publication, or for a period of thirty days from and after the date of mailing of such notice, if service of such notice is made by mail, the city council shall let a contract for the construction of such sidewalks and curbs and the costs of construction of the same shall be paid by the city.
Such costs of construction, together with all the expenses connected therewith, will be assessed against the lots in front of or along which the same has been ordered constructed and will become a lien against such property and may be enforced or the amount may be recovered against the owner of such property by a suit before any court of competent jurisdiction.
D. Copies of all notices mailed with the registry receipts attached thereto and copies of all notices published with the publisher's affidavit of publication attached thereto shall be filed in the office of the city clerk and shall be conclusive proof of the service thereof.
(Ord. 373 § 1(part), 1981; Ord. 318 § 9, 1974).