(a)   Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, when the whole or any part of any building or structure is found to be in a dangerous or unsafe condition, the Zoning Officer shall issue a notice of the dangerous or unsafe condition.
   (b)   Such notice shall be directed to the owner of or party in interest in the building in whose name the property appears on the last local tax assessment records.
   (c)   The notice shall specify the time and place of a hearing on the condition of the building or structure, at which time and place the person to whom the notice is directed shall have the opportunity to show cause why the building or structure should not be ordered to be demolished or otherwise made safe.
   (d)   A hearing officer shall be appointed by Council to serve at its pleasure.  The Zoning Officer shall file a copy of the notice of the dangerous and unsafe condition with the hearing officer.
   (e)   All notices shall be in writing and shall be served upon the person to whom they are directed personally, or in lieu of personal service may be mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to such owner or party in interest at the address shown on the tax records, at least ten days before the date of the hearing described in the notice.  If any person to whom a notice is directed is not personally served, in addition to mailing the notice, a copy thereof shall be posted upon a conspicuous part of the building or structure. 
(Ord. Unno.  Passed 9-13-76.)