(a)   Upon a determination by the City Manager of a violation of Section 1377.02 or 1377.03, the City Manager shall issue a “Notice of Violation” upon the owner, occupant, lessee, agent or any other person having charge of such land, notifying such person that noxious weeds, grasses and other vegetation are growing on such land in violation of City ordinances and that such weeds, grasses and other undesirable vegetation are to be cut or destroyed within five (5) days after service of the notice.
   (b)   The City Manager or his designee may make personal or residential service and return of the notice provided for in this section.
   (c)   If the address of the owner or the other person having charge of the land is known, the notice may, in the alternative, be sent to his address by certified mail. If the certified mail is returned with an endorsement showing refusal or unclaimed, service of the notice may be made by ordinary mail. A certificate for proof of mailing shall be sufficient to show such service by ordinary mail. If the address of the owner or other person having charge of the land is unknown, it is sufficient to publish the notice once in a newspaper of general circulation in the County.
   (d)   In addition to the service methods indicated in subsections (b) and (c) herein, the notice may be posted on the outside of the door of the main entrance to the residence located on the lot or parcel of land.
   (e)   Only one (1) notice per calendar year under subsections (a), (b), (c) or (d) is required for a lot or parcel. If after a notice has been served in accordance with this section, the City Manager, or his designated agent, determines that a subsequent violation has occurred, the City may proceed with the remedy set forth in Section 1377.05 without further notice.
(Ord. 72-03. Passed 8-25-03.)