In case the owner of record, or the purchaser under a land contract if that be the case, shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the notice to repair, rehabilitate or demolish and remove such buildings or structure or portion thereof, such party, either the owner of record or the purchaser under a land contract, shall be subject to the penal provision of this chapter and the Board shall proceed to have the building or structure or portion thereof demolished and removed from the premises, leaving the premises in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition and the cost of such work shall be paid by the Village. The Board shall advertise for bids once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks to demolish the unsafe structure. The project shall be awarded to the lowest and best bidder. The Mayor is authorized to execute a contract for the demolition of unsafe structures. Successful bidders are responsible for following all EPA Guidelines for the demolition and disposal of refuse from the demolition of homes. The property owner shall immediately reimburse the Village for all costs expended on an unsafe structure. If the Village is not immediately reimbursed for such costs, the amount thereof shall be certified to the County Treasurer and levied as a special assessment against the property on which the building or structure is located and shall be collected in the manner provided for in Ohio R.C. 715.261. The Village may also proceed to file suit against the property owners for the collection of the costs. These remedies shall not be exclusive and the Village may utilize any and all other legal remedies.
(Ord. 2002-5. Passed 6-24-02.)