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The City Council, or any officer or employee of the city designated thereby for the purpose, is hereby authorized to give notice, by personal service or by United States mail, to the owner or occupant, as the case may be, of any premises whereon grass, weeds or other vegetation is growing or remaining in violation of the provisions of § 93.40, directing and requiring such occupant to remove, trim or cut such grass, weeds or vegetation, so as to conform to the requirements of this subchapter, within five days after issuance of such notice. Whenever, in the judgment of the Director of Safety of the city, it shall appear to be impracticable to give notice as above provided, either because the owner or occupant cannot readily be found or because a search for the owner or occupant would entail unreasonable delay, the City Council or any officer or employee of the city designated thereby for that purpose, may give notice by posting conspicuously on the property where such nuisance exists, a notice or order directing and requiring that such nuisance be abated within five days. In case any person, firm or corporation shall neglect, fail or refuse to comply with such notice within the period of time stated therein, the city authorities may remove, trim or cut or cause the same to be removed, trimmed or cut such grass, weeds or vegetation, and the cost thereof, together with a penalty of 10% of the cost thereof shall be collected by the city from such person, firm or corporation, in the manner provided by law.
(Ord. 1142, passed 7-20-1970)