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(a) Should the Zoning Administrator, the Chief Building Official, and the Fire Chief (if required) find that a public nuisance exists and that the nature thereof is such as to require its summary abatement, the Zoning Administrator shall cause photographs to be made of such nuisance and shall keep on file such photographs along with the reports of the Chief Building Official and the Fire Chief (if required) pertaining to the public nuisance. The Zoning Administrator (or designee) shall then determine from the records in the Auditor's Office of Lucas County, any owner, mortgagee, lienholder, tenant, or person that possesses an interest of record in the property and immediately cause a written notice to be served on the owner or owners of such property. Notice of the existence of a nuisance shall be served personally or by certified mail (with a return receipt requested) on each owner. If service of such written notice is unable to be perfected on any owner by the aforesaid methods, then the Zoning Administrator (or designee) shall cause a copy of the aforesaid notice to be left with the individual, if any, in possession of the premises on which the public nuisance exists, or if there is no individual in possession of the premises, a copy of the notice shall be posted on the premises. If the abatement required to correct the nuisance involves demolition of any structure or portion of any structure, then a copy of such notice shall also be served personally or by U.S, mail with delivery confirmation to any known mortgagee, lienholder, tenant, or person that possesses an interest of record in the property.
(b) The notice required by subsection (a) hereof shall state, in brief, the findings with respect to the existence of the public nuisance by the Zoning Administrator, the Chief Building Official, and the Fire Chief (if required). The notice shall further state that unless the nuisance is abated within seventy-two (72) hours after service is made, the City at the expense of the owner, shall thereafter, without further notice, take such action as is necessary to abate such nuisance at the expense of the owner of the premises.
(Ord. 106-2020. Passed 9-21-20.)