(A)   Required. Whenever a city official finds that a nuisance exists, such official shall cause to be served upon the property owner as shown by the records of the County Auditor and any other party in possession of the property a written notice to abate the nuisance within a reasonable time after notice.  If a junk or abandoned vehicle is part of the nuisance to be abated, the registered owner of the vehicle must also be notified.
(2013 Code, § 21-66)
   (B)   Contents of notice to abate. The notice to abate served under this subchapter shall contain the following:
      (1)   A description of what constitutes the nuisance;
      (2)   The location of the nuisance;
      (3)   A statement of the necessary act to abate the nuisance;
      (4)   A stated reasonable time within which to complete the abatement; and
      (5)   A statement that if the nuisance is not abated as directed and no request for hearing is made within the period prescribed for the abatement, the city will abate the nuisance and assess the costs against the owner of the property.
(2013 Code, § 21-67)
   (C)   Service of notice to abate.
      (1)   The notice to abate shall be served either by:
         (a)   Personal delivery;
         (b)   Sending a copy of the notice by certified United States mail; or
         (c)   Posting the notice in a conspicuous place upon the premises where the nuisance exists.
      (2)   Service of the notice by personal delivery may be completed by any city official.
(2013 Code, § 21-68)
(Ord. 42, passed 8-14-1950; Ord. 12447, passed 4-11-1974; Ord. 14959, passed 3-13-2017)