If the provisions of §§ 93.36 and 93.37 are not complied with, the Inspector shall serve written notice upon the owner, lessee or occupant or any person having the care or control of any such lot or land to comply with the provisions of this subchapter. If the person upon whom the notice is served fails, neglects or refuses to cut and remove or to cause to be cut and removed such weeds, grass or other vegetation within ten days after receipt of such notice, or if no person can be found in the city who either is or claims to be the owner of such lot or land, or who either represents or claims to represent such owner, the Inspector shall cause such weeds, grass and other vegetation on such lot or land to be cut and removed. A verified and itemized statement of the actual cost of such cutting and removal, plus 5% shall be provided to the Clerk-Administrator and shall thereupon become and be a lien upon the property on which such weeds, grass and other vegetation were located and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lot or land and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes. The City Clerk-Administrator shall certify to the County Auditor a statement of such cost with the request that he or she enter such amount on the tax books, as a tax upon the land, and such cost shall be collected in the same manner as real estate taxes.
(1990 Code, § 1803.050)  Penalty, see § 10.99