§ 93.18  FAILURE OF OWNER TO ABATE NUISANCE; COSTS AND LIENS.
   (A)   If any owner, occupant or lessee of any lot, parcel of lots or parcel of real estate shall fail to remove or abate such garbage, trash, rank vegetation, scrap motor vehicles or other waste substances after receiving notice as provided in § 93.17, it shall be the duty of the Board of Public Works and Safety to cause the same to be removed or otherwise abated. When the Board of Public Works and Safety has effected the removal of such nuisance the Board of Public Works and Safety shall prepare a sworn statement showing the cost of the work performed and it shall bill the owner of record. Such bill shall be due and payable at the time of receiving statement in the minimum amount of $25.
   (B)   Failure of owner to pay.
      (1)   (a)   When the full amount due the city is not paid by such owner within 90 days after the work has been performed, as provided in division (A) above, then, and in that case, the Board of Public Works and Safety, shall cause to be recorded in the County Recorder’s office a sworn statement showing the cost and expense incurred for the work, date the work was done and the location of the property on which said work was done.
         (b)   The recordation of such sworn statement shall constitute a lien and privilege on the property, and shall remain in force and effect for the amount due in principal and interest, plus costs of court, if any, for collection, until final payment has been made.
      (2)   Such costs and expenses shall be collected in the manner fixed by law for the collection of real estate taxes and further, shall be subject to a delinquent penalty the same as real estate taxes in the event same is not paid in full on or before the date the tax bill upon which said charges appears become delinquent.
      (3)   Sworn statements recorded in accordance with the provisions hereof shall be prima facie evidence that all legal formalities have been complied with and that the work has been done properly and satisfactorily, and shall be full notice to every person concerned that the amount of the statement, plus interest, constitutes a charge against the property designated or described in the statement and that the same is due and collectible as provided by law.
(1989 Code, § 93.04)  (Ord. 2-1988, passed 3-14-1988)