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(A) All buildings, structures and/or property within the corporate limits of the city whether owned or controlled privately or by any public body, shall receive reasonable care, upkeep and maintenance for the protection, enhancement, preservation, and perpetuation or use in compliance with the terms of this chapter and the International Property Maintenance Code.
(B) The Building Official shall give a written notification of any violation of this section to the owner or lessor of or the trustee or other legally responsible party for such property, stating in such notification that he has inspected the property and has found it to be in violation of § 150.20 and the International Property Maintenance Code. Such notification shall be in accordance with Section 107 of the International Property Maintenance Code, and shall state in clear and precise terms a description or explanation of the violation. The property owner, trustee, lessor or legally responsible party shall be given a reasonable period of time in which to correct such violation, but within 15 days of receiving notification of the violation, the owner or person legally responsible for the property must provide a plan for correction and obtain any necessary permits required to perform the repairs. The Building Official may extend the period of time provided for correction at his discretion, providing a substantial attempt has been made to correct the violations.
(C) The owner, lessor, trustee or other legally responsible party shall be deemed to be in violation of this section if after the allotted time, the violation has not been corrected or is not in the process of being corrected.
(D) The owner, lessor, trustee or other responsible party who is deemed to be in violation of this section may request in writing to the Building Inspector a hearing by the Building Code Board of Appeals pursuant to Section 111 of the International Property Maintenance Code.
(Ord. O-96-02, passed 1-8-96; Am. Ord. O-04-30, passed 12-13-04; Am. Ord. O-05-02, passed 2-28-05)