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(a) At least annually, the Commissioner of Environment shall cause a notice to be mailed to the last known address of the owner of each vacant parcel of land, or shall publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation, advising owners, operators, and persons in possession or control of vacant parcels of the requirements of this chapter regarding the care of property.
(b) The Commissioner of Environment may cause a notice to be mailed to the last known address of the owner of each parcel of land on which the main building or structure is vacant, or may publish a notice in a newspaper of general circulation, advising owners, operators and persons in possession or control of parcels of land on which the main building or structure is vacant, of the requirements of this chapter regarding the care of the property. Vacant means that no person actually and legally resides in any part of the building or that no person conducts a lawful business in any part of the building.
(c) The notice shall describe each of the nuisances described in Section 209.01 and shall state that one (1) or more of the following may occur beginning thirty (30) days after the notice is mailed or published:
(1) That, if any nuisances exist and are not removed or otherwise abated, the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Properties, or its designee, may take any action necessary to abate the nuisance, and that the owner will be billed for all costs of the abatement;
(2) That property nuisances may be ticketed and that the violation is a minor misdemeanor;
(3) That other civil or criminal legal actions may be filed by the Commissioner of Environment to enforce nuisance violations, without additional notice.
(d) The above-described notice may be appealed to the Commissioner of Environment.
(Ord. No. 318-06. Passed 3-20-06, eff. 3-24-06)