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(a) The Service Director, shall have the authority to establish, create and publish a list of recommended and approved trees to be planted in planting areas, public streets, public places and park properties within the City.
(b) The Service Director shall be responsible for enforcement of this chapter. Whenever the Service Director determines that a violation of this chapter exists, he or she shall take action as follows:
(1) He or she shall give written notice of the violation to the occupant and the owner shown on the most recent tax roll. A copy of such written notice endorsed by him or her shall be transmitted to the Law Director. The notice shall include, but not be limited to:
A. A description of the location of the property involved, either by street address or by legal description;
B. A statement indicating the nature of the violation;
C. A statement showing the time within which all necessary remedial action shall be accomplished, which time may not be less than forty-five (45) days from the date of such written notice;
D. The name of the person upon whom the notice of violation is served;
E. A statement advising that upon the failure to comply with the requirements of the notice, the City shall take such enforcement procedures as may be required under this chapter. Upon failure of the person or persons to comply with the notice, the Service Director, his designee or Urban Forester shall cause action to be taken by use of City forces and equipment or by hiring of private individuals and equipment. Upon completion of such work, as required, the Service Director shall cause the expenses and labor costs incurred to be determined and a statement therefor to be mailed to the affected person. If statements have not been paid within sixty (60) days after mailing, the Director of Finance shall make a written return to the County Auditor of the action, with a statement of the charges and a proper description of the premises. Such amount, when allowed, shall be entered upon the tax duplicate and a lien upon such lands from and after the date of entry and shall be collected as other taxes and returned to the Municipality with the General Fund.
(2) Service of written notice required by this chapter shall be deemed completed upon posting of the notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of such person.
(Ord. C58-97. Passed 11-17-97.)