§ 93.22 LIABILITY.
   (A)   The property owner is liable for all costs of removal, cutting or destruction of weeds as defined in this subchapter.
   (B)   The property owner is responsible for all collection costs associated with weed destruction, including but not limited to court costs, attorney's fees, and interest on any unpaid amounts incurred by the town. In the event town employees are used to abate the nuisance, the hourly rate charged by the town shall be $100 per hour per employee for the first violation, and the rate shall increase by $50 per hour per employee for all subsequent violations. In addition to the hourly rate, all costs involved with the disposal of any material removed from the property shall be assessed to the property owner. This hourly rate shall be adjusted from time to time by the Town Council by resolution in order to be assured that the costs of enforcement are completely paid for by the owner and not other tax payers.
   (C)   A bill for all costs incurred by the town pursuant to division (B) above shall be sent to the property owner at the last address for the property owner as indicated on the records identified herein. The property owner shall have 30 days to pay the bill in full. The property owner may appeal the bill by filing a written notice of objections with the Town Manager within seven days after receipt of the bill. An appeal by the property owner shall be brought before the Town Council and decided in the same manner as appeals under § 93.20(A) of this subchapter.
   (D)   Any and all costs incurred by the town in the enforcement of this subchapter which are not paid by the property owner within the time prescribed in this section, shall constitute a lien against the property upon which the violation existed, which lien shall be filed, proved, and collected by certifying the costs incurred by the town to the County Auditor on or before October 1 of each year, or as otherwise provided by law.
(Ord. 2012-5, passed 9-4-12)