(A)   Within 30 days after abatement of the nuisance by the city, the City Engineer shall notify the property owner, as shown according to the Warren County Auditor's Records, of the cost of abatement, which shall include all costs relating to the abatement and administrative costs incurred by the city.
   (B)   The owner may file a written protest objecting to the amount of the assessment with the City Manager within 30 days of the date of the notification of costs. The City Manager shall set the matter for a public hearing by the City Council. The decision of the Council shall be final. Failure to timely protest the amount of the abatement as provided herein shall constitute a failure to exhaust administrative remedies and no further appeal rights shall be granted.
   (C)   If such costs are not paid within 90 days of the date of notification of the cost of abatement, or if the determination of the City Council as set forth above has not been successfully challenged by a timely writ of mandate, the obligation may constitute a lien or, in the alternative, a special assessment against the property on which the violation occurred.
(Ord. 2012-018, passed 3-13-12)