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SEC. 27-16.3.   MUNICIPAL COURT JURISDICTION, POWERS, AND DUTIES RELATING TO URBAN NUISANCES.
   (a)   The municipal court of record has the power and duty to hold a public hearing to determine whether a structure complies with the minimum standards set out in this chapter.
   (b)   The municipal court of record has the following powers and duties:
      (1)   To require the reduction in occupancy load of a structure that exceeds the limits set out in this chapter or the vacation of a structure found to be an urban nuisance.
      (2)   To require the repair of a structure found to be an urban nuisance.
      (3)   To require the demolition of a structure found to be an urban nuisance.
      (4)   To require the removal of personalty from a structure ordered vacated or demolished. Removal may be accomplished by use of city forces or a private transfer company if the owner of the personalty is not known, or the whereabouts of the owner cannot be ascertained, or the owner fails to remove the personalty. Costs of any removal and storage are the responsibility of the owner of the personalty.
      (5)   To require that an open and vacant structure or open and vacant portion of a structure be secured.
      (6)   To require or cause the correction of a dangerous condition on the land. Correction of a dangerous condition may be accomplished by city forces or a private contractor. Costs of correction are the responsibility of the owner.
      (7)   To assess a civil penalty, not to exceed $1,000 a day per violation or, if the property is the owner's lawful homestead, $10 a day per violation, against a property or property owner for each day or part of a day that the owner fails to repair or demolish a structure in compliance with a court order issued under this article.
      (8)   To require vacation of the occupants of a structure found to be an urban nuisance or found to be overcrowded.  (Ord. Nos. 24457; 26455; 30236)