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This chapter shall be enforced by persons employed or otherwise engaged by the city. In addition to the code enforcement procedures set forth in title 1, chapter 11 of this code, such person may enter upon private or public property to examine the nuisances described herein, to obtain information as to the identity of a vehicle or to remove or cause to be removed the nuisances described herein.
A. Removal Hearing: If the nuisance has not been abated as provided in title 1, chapter 11 of this code, any of the persons enforcing this chapter shall notify the mayor of the nuisance, and the mayor shall set a time for an additional public hearing before the city council on the question of whether or not the nuisance should be removed by the city. Notice of the hearing and procedures at the hearing shall be as provided in said title 1, chapter 11 of this code. If the city council determines that the city shall remove the nuisance, the city council shall set a time limit of not less than ten (10) days wherein the owner can remove the nuisance or the owner will thereby forfeit all right, title and interest therein. The persons enforcing this chapter shall thereafter cause the abatement of the nuisance by the removal of the same by city employees or by a contractor hired by the city.
B. Removal; Costs; Nonpayment; Collection: The costs of removal plus administrative costs of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be paid by the owner of the property where the nuisance has been caused and/or maintained within thirty (30) days of receipt of a bill from the city setting forth the costs of such removal. If the costs are not paid within thirty (30) days, the costs shall be levied as a special assessment against such property and certified to the tax collector of the county by the city clerk, as provided by Idaho Code 50-1008. Whether or not the costs are levied as a special assessment, the city council, in its discretion, may order such costs to be collected by civil action or any other remedy allowed at law.
C. Notice To Law Enforcement Department: Within five (5) days after the abandonment of any vehicle, notice shall be given to the Idaho department of law enforcement identifying the vehicle, or part thereof removed, as fully as possible. At the same time, any registration certificate or license plates found shall be transmitted to the Idaho department of law enforcement. (Ord. 178, 2-19-2002)