(a) If a building or structure is found to be a dangerous building as defined in this article, the Building and Safety Inspection Division shall issue a notice that the building or structure is a dangerous building.
(b) The notice shall be served either by certified mail or personal service on the owner, agent or lessee that is registered with the Building and Safety Inspections Division. If an owner, agent or lessee is not registered, the notice shall be served on each owner of or party in interest in the building or structure in whose name the property appears on the last local tax assessment records.
(c) (1) The notice shall state what sections of the City Code have been violated, how long the party has to bring the property up to code standards and that the party has a right to appeal the findings of the Neighborhood Enforcement Officer to the Building Code Board of Appeals.
(2) The notice shall contain a Building Code Board of Appeals form. The party receiving the notice shall be informed that he or she has ten days from receipt of the notice to file an appeal and pay appropriate fees.
(3) An appeal filed by mail must be post- marked, or if delivered by person received, no later than ten days after notice of the Building Code violations have been served.
(4) If the party receiving notice does not file an appeal within the time allotted in subsection (3) above, the appeal is deemed waived.
(d) The cost of the boarding, making the building safe or maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure, shall be a lien against the real property and shall be reported to the City Assessor, who shall assess the cost against the property on which the building or structure is located.
(e) The owner or party in interest in whose name the property appears upon the last local tax assessment records shall be notified by the Assessor of the amount of the cost of the boarding, making the building safe, or maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure by certified mail at the address shown on the records. If the owner or party in interest fails to pay the cost within 30 days after mailing by the Assessor of the notice of the amount of the cost, the Assessor shall add the cost to the next tax roll of the City, and the cost shall be collected in the same manner in all respects as provided under General Property Tax Act, being Act 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, being MCLA §§ 211.1 through 211.57, and MSA §§ 7.1 through 7.101, for the collection of taxes by the City of Flint.
(f) In addition to the remedies under subsections (d) and (e) above, the City of Flint may bring an action against the owner of the building or structure for the full cost of the boarding, making the building safe, or maintaining the exterior of the building or structure or grounds adjoining the building or structure. A judgment in an action pursuant to this subsection (f) may be enforced against the assets of the owner other than the building or structure.
(Ord. 3110, passed 8-14-1989; Ord. 3708, passed 5-12-2008)