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Upon the failure of the owner of the property to comply with section 14-71 and/or section 14-73, the city may effect or cause to be effected the repair of such defect in the sidewalk, and the same shall be done at the expense of the owner of the property. The city shall have a lien against the property for the reasonable value of labor and materials used in the making of such repairs. The affidavit of the building inspector shall constitute prima facie evidence of the amount of the lien and the regularity of the proceedings pursuant to this section, and shall be recorded in the office of the Boyle County Clerk. The lien shall be notice to all persons from the time of its recording and shall bear interest at six (6%) percent per annum thereafter until paid. The city shall have the option of enforcing collection of such expenses against the responsible person either by filing of an appropriate civil action or by enforcement of the lien. The city shall further be entitled to recover from the property owner its reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorney's fees. These remedies are in addition to the general penalties set forth in section 1-12 and any other remedies allowed by law.
(Ord. No. 1382, § , 4-14-87)