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(a) The hearing officer shall take the testimony of the Zoning Officer, the owner of the property and any interested party. The hearing officer shall render his or her decision either closing the proceedings or ordering the building to be demolished or otherwise made safe.
(b) If it is determined by the hearing officer that the building or structure should be demolished or otherwise made safe, he or she shall so order, fixing a time in the order for the owner, agent or lessee to comply therewith.
(c) If the owner, agent or lessee fails to appear or neglects or refuses to comply with the order, the hearing officer shall file a report of his or her findings and a copy of his or her order with Council and request that the necessary action be taken to demolish or otherwise make safe the building or structure. A copy of the findings and order of the hearing officer shall be served on the owner, agent or lessee in the manner prescribed in Section 1430.03(e).
(d) Council shall fix a date for hearing, reviewing the findings and order of the hearing officer, and shall give notice to the owner, agent or lessee in the manner prescribed in Section 1430.03(e) of the time and place of the hearing. At the hearing the owner, agent or lessee shall be given the opportunity to show cause why the building should not be demolished or otherwise made safe and Council shall either approve, disapprove or modify the order for the demolition or making safe of the building or structure.
(Ord. Unno. Passed 9-13-76.)