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(A) No person shall permit any litter, junk, garbage, refuse, or other nuisance to be collected, deposited, placed or remain on any premises in the village, unless otherwise provided in division (E) of this section.
(B) If the Chief of Police, after inspecting the premises, determines that litter, junk, garbage, or refuse has been collected, deposited, placed or grown on any premises or that a nuisance exists, the Chief shall cause written notice to be served on the owner of the premises and the person who resides on the premises by certified mail or by causing the notice to be personally served. The notice shall contain a general description of the offending materials and a demand to remove those materials within a reasonable amount of time.
(C) (1) If the materials are not removed by the owner or resident of the premises within the time period set forth in the notice, the materials may be removed and disposed of by the village or its agent.
(2) Any and all expenses or costs associated with the removal and disposal of the materials shall be paid by the owner or resident of the premises. The village shall cause a written invoice to be served on the owner and resident. If the invoice is not paid within 30 days of issuance, the costs and expenses may be recovered by an action at law and/or may be assessed against the premises and shall become a lien thereon in the manner provided by law in Ohio R.C. §§ 731.51 through 731.54.
(D) Any person who owns or has control of the premises who does not comply with the written demand to remove the materials shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor for each day the materials are not removed. Each day shall be a separate occurrence. If a person is found to have violated this section previously, the second separate violation is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(E) Any person who owns a business in the village may obtain a permit for a fee of $25 from the Chief of Police which allows storage of litter on business property on a temporary basis. The storage shall not be visible from the street and shall not omit obnoxious odors or cause other nuisances. The Chief of Police, in his or her total discretion, can cancel the permit if he or she determines that the business is not complying in good faith with the requirements of the permit.
(Ord. 4, 2007, passed 4-17-2007)