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(a) Upon receipt of the Notice, properly served pursuant to the provisions in this chapter, from the franchisee that garbage and refuse collections has been suspended due to non-payment, the Director of Public Service and/or his or her designee shall determine if the accumulation of uncollected garbage and refuse on a particular property constitutes a hazard and/or nuisance, and at his or her discretion, he or she shall cause the hazard and/or nuisance to be eliminated by use of City forces and equipment, or by the hiring of private individuals and equipment.
(b) All expenses incurred shall be paid out of funds appropriated by Council upon vouchers approved by the Director of Finance.
(c) In the event that the owner thereof fail to pay such expenses within five days after being notified in writing of the amount thereof by the Director of Public Service and/or his or her designee, such expenses shall be certified by the Director of Finance to the County Auditor and placed upon the tax duplicate for collection as a special assessment and thereupon shall be collected as other taxes and assessments. Such expenses shall include any administrative costs established by the rules and regulations promulgated by the Director of Public Service plus any appropriate fees and/or fines. The notification of expenses incurred by the Director of Public Service and/or his or her designee may be made by ordinary mail addressed to the owner at the address listed in the County tax records.
(d) The recovery of costs by the City pursuant to this section is a remedy in addition to any other penalty that may be imposed.
(Ord. C61-12. Passed 11-19-12.)