(a)   In addition to any other rights provided in this Article and by law, the City may, in its discretion, institute a civil action in circuit court against the landowner or other responsible party to obtain an order to take corrective action up to and including demolition of any structure, dwelling, or building that is unsafe, unsanitary, dangerous, or detrimental to the public safety or welfare; and to recover all reasonable costs and expenses incurred by the City with respect to the property or structure, dwelling, or building and for reasonable attorney fees and court costs incurred in the prosecution of the action.
   (b)   No fewer than ten days before instituting a civil action as provided in this section, the City shall send notice to the landowner by certified mail, return receipt requested, advising the landowner of the governing body's intention to institute such action.
   (c)   The notice shall be sent to the most recent address of the landowner of record in the office of the Kanawha County Assessor and to any other address for the landowner as may exist on record with the City. If, for any reason, such certified mail is returned without evidence of proper receipt, the City shall resend the notice(s) by first class mail, postage prepaid, and shall also post notice on the front door or other conspicuous location on the subject property or structure, dwelling, or building.
(Ord. 771. Passed 4-2-18.)