If a nuisance is not abated at the expiration of the time stated in the notice, at the expiration of the time stated in the rehabilitation building permit or demolition permit or any extension thereof granted by the Building Official, or at the expiration of such additional time as the Nuisance Appeals Board may grant, the Building Official shall be authorized at any time thereafter to enter upon the premises, and the owner shall permit him or her entry, to abate the nuisance by demolition and removal of the structure or by taking such other action as is deemed appropriate to abate the nuisance. In abating such nuisance, the Building Official may call upon any department or division of the City for whatever assistance may be necessary to abate such public nuisance, or may, by private contract, abate such public nuisance, and the cost of such contract will be paid from City funds. The cost of abating such public nuisance shall be recovered in the following manner:
   (a)    The owner shall be billed directly by certified mail for the cost of abating such public nuisance. The bill for the cost thereof shall be paid within sixty days after receipt of the bill.
   (b)    If the costs are not so recovered, the City may collect the costs by either of the following methods:
      (1)    The City may cause the cost of abating such public nuisance to be levied as an assessment and recovered in accordance with Ohio R.C. 715.261.
      (2)    The City may commence a civil action to recover the costs from the owner as provided in Ohio R.C. 715.261.
(Ord. 82-25. Passed 1-11-83.)