§ 94.06 LIEN.
   (A)   The cost of any work performed by or on behalf of the village pursuant to a property owner’s failure to comply with this chapter shall be a lien upon the owner’s real estate. Whenever a bill for the work remains unpaid 30 days after it has been rendered to the property owner, the Village Clerk shall file within 60 days after the cost and expense of the work is incurred with the Recorder of Deeds of the county, a notice of lien. The notice shall consist of a sworn statement setting out:
      (1)   A description of the real estate sufficient for identification thereof;
      (2)   The amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred or payable for the work; and
      (3)   The date or dates when the cost and expense were incurred by the village.
   (B)   A copy of the notice shall be mailed by the Village Administrator or his or her designee to the owner of the premises at his or her last known address, if his or her address is known, otherwise to the owner at the address of the premises.
   (C)   Property subject to a lien for unpaid bills shall be sold for nonpayment of the same, and the proceeds of the sale shall be applied to pay the charges, after deducting costs, including reasonable attorney’s fees, as in the case in the foreclosure of statutory liens. The Village Attorney is hereby authorized to institute the proceedings in the name of the village, in any court having jurisdiction over the matter, within two years from the date the costs and expense were incurred.
(Ord. 13-07-02, passed 7-23-2013)