(a)    Notice to Remove. The Service-Safety Director is hereby authorized and empowered to notify the owner of any open or vacant private property within the City or the agent of such owner to properly dispose of litter located on such owner's property which is or may become dangerous to public health, safety or welfare. Such notice shall be by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to such owner at his last known address.
   (b)    Action Upon Noncompliance. Upon the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner or agent so notified, to properly dispose of such litter within five days after receipt of written notice provided for in subsection (a) hereof, or within ten days after the date of such notice in the event the notice is returned to the Post Office because of inability to make delivery thereof, provided the same was properly addressed to the last known address of such owner, or agent, the Service-Safety Director is hereby authorized and empowered to arrange for the disposing of such litter or to order its disposal by the City at the City's expense.
   (c)    Charge Included in Tax Bill. After the City has effected the removal of such litter or has paid for its removal, if the actual cost thereof, plus six percent (6%) per annum from the date of the completion of the work, is not paid within thirty days after the disposal of such litter, as provided for in subsections (a) and (b) hereof, then the Service-Safety Director shall cause the City Auditor to certify to the County Auditor the proceedings taken under this section, together with a statement of the cost and expense incurred for the work, the date the work was done and the location of the property on which such work was done. Such amounts shall be entered upon the real estate tax duplicate, and shall constitute a lien upon such real property from the date of entry and shall be collected as other taxes and returned to the City General Fund.
(Ord. 110-84. Passed 10-8-84.)