(a) When an Enforcement Officer shall find an item of junk property or an accumulation of building materials on public premises within the City, he or she shall cause a notice to be placed upon the item or in the immediate vicinity of several such items in substantially the following form:
NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ATTACHED PROPERTY: This property, to wit: (setting forth a brief description) is unlawfully upon public property known as (setting forth brief description of location), and in violation of Section of Chapter of the Code of the City of Flint and must be removed within 48 hours from the date and time of this notice; otherwise, it shall be presumed to be abandoned property and will be stored and/otherwise disposed of by order of the City of Flint.
(setting forth date of posting notice)
Signed (setting forth title, business address and business telephone number of Enforcement Officer).
(b) Such notice shall be not less than five inches by eight inches and shall be sufficiently weatherproof to withstand normal exposure to the elements. In addition to posting, the Enforcement Officer shall make reasonable efforts to ascertain the name and address of the owner of the item or items; and if such is reasonably available to the Enforcement Officer, he or she shall mail a copy of the notice to the owner on or before the date of posting.
(c) If, at the expiration of the time stated in the notice, the owner or any person interested in the abandoned item or items described in the notice has not removed them from the public premises, the Enforcement Officer may cause the item or items of abandoned property to be removed, stored and/or otherwise disposed of, and the salvage value, if any, of the item or items shall be retained by the City of Flint, to be applied against the cost of disposal thereof. In the event the salvage proceeds exceed the cost of disposal of the abandoned property, the excess shall be held for a period of 30 days for the benefit of the former owner of the property, upon proof of such ownership within 30 days of the disposal of the property. If after 30 days the excess has not been properly claimed, it shall be applied to the general fund of the City of Flint.
(d) Nothing in this section shall prevent the summary removal of any property from public premises in order to alleviate emergency conditions.
(Ord. 2624-B, passed 4-10-1978; Ord. 2672, passed 10-23-1978; Ord. 3206, passed 6-8-1992; Ord. 3528, passed 5-5-2004)