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(A) The residential building official, or designee, shall order the owner of any premises upon which is located any structure, which in the code official’s judgment is so old, dilapidated or has become so out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation or occupancy, and such that it is unreasonable to repair the structure, to demolish and remove such structure; or if such structure is capable of being made safe by repairs, to repair and make sale and sanitary or to demolish and remove at the owner’s option; or where there has been a cessation of normal construction of any structure for a period of more than two years, to demolish and remove such structure.
(B) Notices and Orders. All notices and orders shall comply with § 1323.03.
(C) Failure to comply. If the owner of a premises fails to comply with a demolition order within the time prescribed, the residential building official, or designee, shall cause the structure to be demolished and removed, either through an available public agency or by contract or arrangement with private persons, and the cost of such demolition and removal shall be charged against the property upon which the structure is located and shall be a lien upon such property.
(D) Salvage materials. When any structure has been ordered demolished and removed, the designated official under said contract or arrangement aforesaid shall have the right to sell the salvage and valuable materials at the highest price obtainable. The net proceeds of such sale, after deducting the expenses of such demolition and removal, shall be promptly remitted with a report of such sale or transaction, including the items of expense and the amounts deducted, for the person who is entitled hereto, subject to any order of a court. If there is no such surplus, the report shall so state.
(Ord. 9285, passed 3-28-06)