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(A) The city is damaged by the depositing of litter within the city, and the cost of litter removal has become a significant expense of the city. It is intended that persons responsible for such expenses shall bear the costs of same. In order to recover the cost of litter removal, the city may bring a civil action against any person believed to be responsible for depositing litter. The city may, in order to avoid the necessity of the institution of such action, make an offer of settlement to any person believed to be responsible for depositing litter. If the settlement offer is accepted, no action will be instituted by the city.
(B) The Department of Public Works and the Police Department:
(1) Shall be responsible for determining the identity of persons responsible for damaging the city by depositing litter within the city, and
(2) Except as provided in division (D) are empowered, as agents of the city, to make to any person believed to be responsible for damaging the city by depositing litter within the city, an offer of settlement.
(C) The Board of Public Works and Safety shall determine a standard amount of the settlement offer authorized to be made by this section. In determining the standard amount of the settlement offer, the Board of Public Works and Safety shall consider only such factors as may reasonably be considered when any individual offer of settlement is determined.
(D) The provisions of division (B) shall not be construed to require that a settlement offer be made if the amount of damage caused by the litter being deposited in the city is significantly greater than the standard amount of the settlement offer determined by the Board of Public Works and Safety pursuant to division (C) hereof.
(`94 Code, § 93.05) (Ord. 4-1980, passed 5-12-80)