§ 150.110  VACATED AND CLOSED NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES.
   (A)   (1)   If the City Council has adopted an ordinance or the code enforcement officer has issued an order requiring the building or structure to be repaired or vacated and closed and the building or structure has been vacated and closed for a period of two years pursuant to the ordinance or order, then if the City Council finds that the owner has abandoned the intent and purpose to repair, alter, or improve the building or structure and that the continuation of the building or structure in its vacated and closed status would be inimical to the health, safety, and welfare of the city in that it would continue to deteriorate, would create a fire or safety hazard, would be a threat to children and vagrants, would attract persons intent on criminal activities, or would cause or contribute to blight and the deterioration of property values in the area, then City Council may, after the expiration of the two-year period, adopt an ordinance and serve such ordinance on the owner, setting forth the following:
         (a)   If the cost to repair the nonresidential building or structure to bring it into compliance with the minimum standards is less than or equal to 50% of its then current value, the ordinance shall require that the owner either repair or demolish and remove the building or structure within 90 days; or
         (b)   If the cost to repair the nonresidential building or structure to bring it into compliance with the minimum standards exceeds 50% of its then current value, the ordinance shall require the owner to demolish and remove the building or structure within 90 days.
      (2)   In the case of a vacant manufacturing facility or a vacant industrial warehouse, the building or structure must have been vacated and closed pursuant to an order or ordinance for a period of five years before City Council may take action under this section. The ordinance shall be recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds and shall be indexed in the name of the property owner in the grantor index.
   (B)   If the owner fails to comply with the requirements of the ordinance within 90 days, the code enforcement officer shall demolish and remove the nonresidential building or structure.
(Ord. - -, passed 3-2-2017)