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(A) If a person so served does not abate the nuisance within the ten days, the city or anyone authorized by them may cut the weeds and the cost of the cutting shall be a lien upon the real estate affected superior to all other liens and encumbrances except tax liens; provided that within 60 days after the cost and expense is incurred, the municipality or person performing the services by authority of the municipality in his, her or its own name files a notice of lien in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of the county, which notice shall consist of a sworn statement setting out a description of the real estate sufficient for identification thereof, the amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred or payable for the service and the date or dates when the cost and expense was incurred by the municipality. Upon payment of the cost and expense by the owner or person interested in the property after the notice of lien has been filed, the municipality shall deliver to the person a release of the lien.
(B) In addition, the municipality or the person filing the notice of lien shall also serve, or cause to be served, the notice of lien personally on, or shall send the notice of lien by certified mail to, the person to whom was sent the tax bill for the general taxes on the real estate affected by the notice of lien for the last preceding year. The notice of lien shall be delivered or sent after the cutting of weeds on the real estate affected by the notice of lien. The notice of lien served personally, or sent by certified mail under this section shall further state the substance of this section and the substance of this subchapter, implementing this section and shall further identify the real estate affected by the notice of lien by common description, and shall identify the location of the weeds to be cut.
(1986 Code, § 14.12.050) (Ord. 973, passed - -1972; Ord. 1416, passed - -1994)