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(a) The owner of a structure known to have been boarded up for ninety (90) days shall receive from the Planning and Zoning Manager a "Notice to Elect Whether to Rehabilitate, Sell, or Demolish the Structure." Within ninety (90) days after the aforesaid Notice to Elect is sent to the owner, the owner of the structure (hereafter termed "owner") shall prepare a proposal to sell, demolish, or rehabilitate said structure including a timetable for completing said proposal. The Planning and Zoning Manager (hereafter termed "Manager") shall examine the owner's proposal and timetable to see if it is a reasonable response to the condition of the structure. Provided there is a timely start and adequate progress, a timetable of as long as fifteen (15) months can be approved by the Manager.
(b) If the Manager determines that the proposed timetable to sell, demolish, or rehabilitate the structure is reasonable, and the proposed work program will result in bringing the structure into compliance with law, then the owner's proposal shall be approved by the Manager, and further City enforcement shall be withheld as long as the property remains secure, and the timetable and work program are fulfilled.
(c) If the Manager determines that the timetable is unreasonable, or that the proposed work program will not bring the structure into compliance with the law, then the Manager shall disapprove the proposal, state the reasons therefor in writing, and continue enforcement action to require the repair or demolition of the structure.
(d) Sale. If the approved proposal calls for sale of the property, then the property shall be continuously listed on the Multiple Listing Service at a price deemed reasonable by the Manager, considering the conditions of the structure and the value of the underlying property. The listing must commence within thirty (30) days of the approval of the proposal.
(e) Demolition. If the approved proposal calls for demolition of the property, then the necessary approvals (historical or other) must be sought in a timely manner, all necessary submissions being completed within thirty (30) days of the approval of the proposal. Once all needed approvals have been received, the structure's demolition must begin within thirty (30) days and be continuously pursued.
(f) Rehabilitation. If the approved proposal calls for the rehabilitation and repair of the structure, then all trash, debris, and other contents impeding the necessary examinations by contractors and inspectors, shall be removed within thirty (30) days of the approval of the proposal. Thereafter the approved timetable and work program shall be fulfilled on schedule, or the Manager shall commence an action to force repair or demolition. The approved rehabilitation program shall be subject to the same requirements for building permits, zoning approvals, and such other regulatory approvals as apply to other structures within the City.
(Ord. 99-15. Passed 11-23-15.)