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(a) The Director of Parks, Recreation, and Properties, or his or her designee, after abating a nuisance under this chapter shall bill the owner of the property for reimbursement of the costs of abatement. The bill shall be mailed to the owner’s last known address, when the name and address of the owner are known.
(b) Costs that may be billed include inspection, records research, notification, collection agency fees, if any, and billing. A schedule of the costs shall be on file in the office of the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Properties, open for public inspection, and shall be published at least once in the City Record.
(c) If a bill is not paid within thirty (30) days, or if the name or address of the owner is not known, the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Properties may certify that fact to the Commissioner of Assessments and Licenses. The Commissioner may make a written return to the County Auditor of the action under this chapter, including a statement of the costs of the abatement services and a description of the property sufficient to allow the costs to become a lien on the property. If the Commissioner makes a return to the County Auditors, then the lien on the property shall be collected in the same manner as other taxes and returned to the City general fund in accordance with RC Chapter 731.
(d) Nothing in this section shall prevent the Director of Law from taking any other action necessary to collect the costs of abatement described by this section.
(Ord. No. 903-06. Passed 5-22-06, eff. 5-26-06)