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(A) It shall be the duty of the Board of Public Works to inspect from time to time the various lots, parcels of lots or parcels of real estate lying within the corporate limits of the city, and if it is found that garbage, trash, rank vegetation, scrap motor vehicles or other waste substances are permitted to be deposited on, grow on or remain on such lots, parcels of lots or parcels of real estate, it shall be its duty to ascertain the name of the owners, occupants or lessees of said property and to notify such owners, occupants or lessees in writing, that such garbage, trash, rank vegetation, scrap motor vehicles or other waste substances shall be removed or otherwise destroyed within ten days from the date of such notice. Notice shall be sent to the owner of record as the name and address appears on the tax statement form in the Treasurer’s office of the county by certified mail or by a personally delivered copy of notice by a member of the Police Department.
(B) If any lot, parcels of lot or parcel of real estate is not occupied or leased, and the owner is a nonresident of the city, or his or her residence is unknown, or if notice is returned by the Postal Department because of its inability to make delivery thereof, the Board of Public Works and Safety shall cause a notice to remove the garbage, trash, rank vegetation, scrap motor vehicles or other waste substance to be published in some daily newspaper of general circulation in such city at least once each week or two successive weeks.
(C) If the Board of Public Works and Safety has effected or caused the removal or abatement of rank vegetation from any lot or parcel of real estate and the owners, occupants or lessees of said lot or parcel allow or continue to allow rank vegetation to grow in violation of this subchapter the city shall have no obligation to provide the owners, occupants or lessees of said real estate with any additional or further notice prior to entering said real estate to cause the removal or abatement of rank vegetation that is in violation of this subchapter.
(1989 Code, § 93.03) (Ord. 2-1988, passed 3-14-1988; Ord. passed 7-11-1988; Ord. 2001-0804, passed 8-13-2001; Ord. 2002-0901, passed - -2002)