(A)   After failure of an owner of a structure to comply with an order of the Inspector issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and upon adoption by the Town Council of an ordinance authorizing and directing the Inspector to do so, as provided by G.S.§ 160A-443(5), the Inspector shall proceed to cause the structure to be removed or demolished, as directed by the ordinance of the Town Council, and shall cause to be posted on the main entrance of the structure a placard prohibiting the use or occupation of the structure.
   (B)    Use or occupation of a building that has such a placard posted on the main entrance shall result in a civil penalty in the amount set forth in § 10.99 per violation. The person cited for the violation must pay the civil penalty within five days of being cited for the violation. In the event that the person cited for the violation does not pay the civil penalty within the prescribed time, the town may bring a civil action to recover the penalty and the associated court costs.
   (C)   Each ordinance shall be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of the County and shall be indexed in the name of the property owner in the grantor index, as provided by G.S. § 160A-443(5).
(Ord. 02-07, passed 5-1-2002; Am. Ord. 19-05, passed 11-6-2019) Penalty, see § 10.99