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A. If payment is not made within thirty (30) days from the date of the mailing of the statement, the City Clerk shall forward a certified statement of the amount of the cost to the County Treasurer of the county in which the property is located, and same shall be levied on the property and collected by the County Treasurer as other taxes authorized by law. Until fully paid, the cost and the interest thereon shall be the personal obligation of the property owner from and after the date the cost is certified to the County Treasurer. In addition, the cost and the interest thereon shall be a lien against the property from the date the cost is certified to the County Treasurer, coequal with the lien of ad valorem taxes and all other taxes and special assessments and prior and superior to all other titles and liens against the property, and the lien shall continue until the cost shall be fully paid.
B. At any time prior to collection as provided for in this section, the City may pursue any civil remedy for collection of the amount owing and interest thereon including an action in person against the property owner and an action in rem to foreclose its lien against the property. A mineral interest, if severed from the surface interest and not owned by the surface owner, shall not be subject to any tax or judgment lien created pursuant to this section. Upon receiving payment, if any, the City Clerk shall forward to the County Treasurer a notice of such payment and directing discharge of the lien. (Ord. 14-8-2, 8-4-2014)