Upon failure of the owner or person in control of the property in violation to comply with the notice within the period of time stipulated, the Fire Chief shall give notice to the Chief Building Official if the building or structure is open and unsecure, to proceed with any requirements of Section 1302.08. Upon the completion of such labor, the Chief Building Official shall determine all costs associated thereof, including registration fees, with labor charges incurred at one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per hour, provided however there shall be a minimum fee of not less than two hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00). In the event the City is required to employ outside services for the abatement work, the fee shall be the actual costs of the contract plus fifteen percent (15%) for administration charges. The total labor costs, materials and registration fee, shall be forwarded by the Fire Chief to Lorain City Council.  City Council shall then take the actions necessary to perfect the charges and costs as a tax lien pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 731.54.  The County Auditor shall enter the amount on the tax duplicate of the County as a special assessment against the real estate that is subject to the registration fee.
(Ord. 69-16.  Passed 7-5-16.)