(A)   In the event the village pursues a judicial abatement remedy and in the event that a court determines a property to be a chronic nuisance property, the court may order that the property be closed and secured against all use and occupancy for a period of not less than 30 days, but not more than 180 days or the court may employ any other remedy deemed by it appropriate to abate the nuisance.
   (B)   In addition to the remedy provided in division (A) above, the violator shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $750 per day, payable to the Village of Matteson, for each day the owner or his agent had actual knowledge that the property was a public nuisance property and permitted the property to remain a public nuisance property.
   (C)   In determining what remedy or remedies to employ, the court may consider evidence of other conduct that has occurred on the property, including, but not limited to:
      (1)   The disturbance of neighbors;
      (2)   The occurrence of other nuisances on or from the property; or
      (3)   The property's general reputation and/or the reputation of persons in or frequenting the property.
   (D)   The court may authorize the village to physically secure the property against use or occupancy in the event the owner fails to do so within the time specified by the court. In the event that the village is authorized to secure the property, all costs reasonably incurred by the village to affect the closure shall be made and assessed as a lien against the property and debt to the village. As used herein, "costs" mean those costs actually incurred by the village for the physical securing of the property.
   (E)   The Village Building Department employee affecting the closure shall prepare a statement of costs, and the village shall thereafter submit said statement to the court for its review. If no objection to the statement is made within the period described by the court, a lien in said amount may be recorded against said property.
   (F)   Any person who is assessed the cost of closure and/or civil penalty by the court shall be personally liable for the payment thereof to the village.
(Ord. 4270, passed 5-4-2015)