1767.04.1 INSPECTIONS DUE TO ILLICIT ACTIVITY.
   (a)   Whenever two or more residents make a complaint that a public nuisance or illicit activity exists, or has existed, within the City, the Chief of Police, or City official whom the City Manager shall designate shall forthwith inspect or cause to be inspected the premises and shall make a written report of his findings. Whenever practicable, the inspecting officer shall cause photographs to be made of the premises and shall be kept on file in the Office of Code Enforcement. 
   (b)   If the owner fails or refuses to consent to and arrange for an inspection, the City may seek an administrative search warrant from a court of competent jurisdiction, which shall include the municipal court, which is hereby conferred such authority hereunder.
   (c)   Notice to Owner.  If the inspecting City Official determines that a public nuisance or illicit activity exists on private property, the City may abate the nuisance or the City Manager may direct the Chief of Police, or City official whom the City Manager shall designate, to serve a notice containing the factual basis for the public nuisance or illicit activity with specificity, on the owner, or, the owner's agent, or the person in control of the premises.
   (d)   Such notice shall be deemed to be properly served if a copy thereof is:
      (1)   Delivered personally;
      (2)   sent by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, and First Class Mail to the last known address of the owner of record; or
      (3)   The notice was returned showing the letter was not delivered; a copy of the notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place in or about the structure affected by such notice.
(Ord. 17-16.  Passed 10-19-17.)