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A. Inspection Of Premises: Whenever complaint is made to the village president, a village trustee, or any other appropriate village official, that a public nuisance exists or has existed within the village, he shall promptly notify both the chief of police and either the building commissioner or code enforcement officer. Thereafter, either the building commissioner, the code enforcement officer or a member of the police department shall forthwith inspect or cause to be inspected the premises and shall make a written report of his findings to the president and board of trustees. Whenever practicable, the inspecting officer shall cause photographs to be made of the premises on which the nuisance has occurred. (Ord. 84-14, 8-6-1984; amd. Ord. 2015-46, 10-13-2015)
B. Summary Abatement:
1. Notice To Owner: If the inspecting officer shall determine that a public nuisance exists on private property and that there is great and immediate danger to the public health, safety, peace, morals or decency, the village president or board of trustees may direct the chief of police or an officer to serve notice on the owner; or, if the owner cannot be found, on the occupant or person causing, permitting or maintaining such nuisance and to post a copy of the notice on the premises. Such notice shall direct the owner, occupant or person causing, permitting or maintaining such nuisance to abate or remove such nuisance within a reasonable time and shall state that unless such nuisance is so abated, the village will cause the same to be abated and will charge the cost thereof to the owner, occupant or person causing, permitting or maintaining the same, as the case may be.
2. Abatement By Village: If the nuisance is not abated within the time provided, or if the owner, occupant or person causing the nuisance cannot be found, the police department, or applicable village official shall cause the abatement or removal of such public nuisance.
C. Abatement By Court Action: If the inspecting officer shall determine that a public nuisance exists on private premises but that the nature of such nuisance is not such as to threaten great and immediate danger to the public health, safety, peace, morals or decency, he shall file a written report of his findings with the village president, who shall cause an action to abate such nuisance to be commenced in the name of the village. (1975 Code § 9.03)