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(a) In the event the property owner fails to abate the nuisance specified, the Director's original orders, or as modified on appeal, the Director shall notify the City Law Director to institute appropriate civil proceedings to abate the nuisance.
(b) In lieu of the civil action referenced in subsection (a) above, and upon a determination by the Director of the existence of a real and present danger caused by such nuisance, the Director may direct that the nuisance be summarily abated by designating a City employee, agent or contractor of the City to abate such nuisance.
(1) In the event of a declaration of a need to summarily abate a nuisance, the City's employee(s), agent(s) and/or contractor(s) shall be vested with the authority to enter upon, at and in the affected premises where the nuisance exists to undertake and perform any and all actions which may be deemed reasonably necessary to abate the nuisance.
(c) When a nuisance has been summarily abated pursuant to subsection (b) hereof, the City Auditor shall notify the affected property owner, by regular mail, that the public nuisance was abated, attaching thereto a statement of all costs incurred by the city in abating the nuisance. In the event that these costs remain unpaid after thirty days from the date of mailing of the statement of such costs, the Auditor shall certify such costs to the Darke County Auditor for collection of the same in accordance with applicable law.
(Ord. 09-14. Passed 2-17-09.)