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(A) Any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures under the Illinois Administrative Review Law are a debt due and owing the village and may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
(B) After expiration of the period in which judicial review under the Illinois Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of a code violation, unless stayed by a court of competent jurisdiction, the findings, decision, and order of the Hearing Officer may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
(C) In any case in which a defendant has failed to comply with a judgment ordering a defendant to correct a code violation or imposing any fine or other sanction as a result of a code violation, any expenses incurred by a village to enforce the judgment, including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees, court costs, and costs related to property demolition or foreclosure, after they are fixed by a Hearing Officer, shall be a debt due and owing the village and may be collected in accordance with applicable law. Prior to any expenses being fixed by a Hearing Officer pursuant to this division (C), the village shall provide notice to the defendant that states that the defendant shall appear at a hearing before the administrative Hearing Officer to determine whether the defendant has failed to comply with the judgment. The notice shall set the date for such a hearing, which shall not be less than seven days from the date that notice is served. If notice is served by mail, the seven-day period shall begin to run on the date that the notice was deposited in the mail.
(D) Upon hearing recorded in the manner required by Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure or by the Uniform Commercial Code, a lien shall be imposed on the real estate or personal estate, or both, of the defendant in the amount of any debt due and owning the village under this section. The lien may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment lien pursuant to a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.
(E) A Hearing Officer may set aside any judgment entered by default and set a new hearing date, upon a petition filed within 21 days after the issuance of the order of default, if the Hearing Officer determines that the petitioner’s failure to appear at the hearing was for good cause or at any time if the petitioner establishes that the village did not provide proper service of process. If any judgment is set aside pursuant to this division (E), the Hearing Officer shall have authority to enter an order extinguishing any lien which has been recorded for any debt due and owing the village as a result of the vacated default judgment.
(F) A notice of impending suspension of a persons’s driver’s license shall be sent to any violator determined to be liable for the payment of any fine or penalty that remains due and owning on ten or more vehicular standing or parking regulation violations:
(1) The notice shall state that the failure to pay the fine or penalty owning within 45 days of the date of notice will result in the village notifying the Secretary of State that the person is eligible for initiation of suspension proceedings under ILCS Chapter 625, Act 5, § 6-306.5.
(2) The notice of impending drivers license suspension shall be sent by first class mail, postage prepaid, to the address recorded with the Secretary of State.
(3) A warning that failure to pay the fine and any penalty due and owing the village within the time specified may result in proceeding with collection procedures in the same manner as a judgment entered by any court of competent jurisdiction.
(4) A warning that the vehicle owned by the person and located within the village may be immobilized and impounded for failure to pay fines or penalties for ten or more vehicular standing or parking regulation violations.
(Ord. 08-07, passed 3-3-2008; Am. Ord. 08-15, passed 4-21-2008; Am. Ord. 13-30, passed 8-19-2013)