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(a) General. The Code Official shall order the owner of any premises upon which is located any building, dwelling or structure that in the Code Official’s judgment is so old, dilapidated or has become so out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation or occupancy, and that cannot be reasonably repaired, to demolish and remove such structure. If, in the judgment of the Code Official, such structure is capable of being made safe by repairs, the owner may choose to either repair and make safe and sanitary the structure or to demolish and remove the structure. If the owner chooses to repair the structure, such structure shall be made safe and sanitary, to the satisfaction of the Code Official within one year. The Code Official may grant no more than two (2) six-month extensions to the owner in which to complete the repairs. If the owner does not complete the repairs within the required time frame, such structure shall be condemned and ordered demolished in accordance with subsection (c) hereof.
(b) Notices and Orders. All notices and orders shall comply with Section 1355.05 .
(c) Failure to Comply.
(1) If the owner of a building, dwelling, structure or premises fails to comply with a demolition order within the time prescribed, the Code Official shall cause the structure to be demolished and removed, either through an available public agency or by contract or arrangement with private persons, and the cost of such demolition and removal shall be be charged against the property upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such property and may be collected as other property taxes are collected.
(2) When any structure has been ordered demolished and removed, the City shall have the right to sell the salvage and valuable materials at the highest price obtainable. The net proceeds of such sale, after deducting the expenses of such demolition and removal, shall be promptly remitted with a report of such sale or transaction, including the items of expense and the amounts deducted, to the owner of the premises, subject to any order of a court of competent jurisdiction. If such a surplus does not remain to be turned over, the report shall so state.
(Ord. 04-36. Passed 1-18-05.)