1309.13  ABATEMENT OF NUISANCE BY MUNICIPALITY AND COST RECOVERY.
   Should the nuisance not be abated at the expiration of the time stated in the Notice of Violation or other Order of the Housing Officer or any extensions granted or such additional time as the Planning Commission may grant, the Mayor shall be authorized at any time thereafter to request a court to authorize entry to take such action as deemed appropriate to abate the nuisance, in addition to any remedies provided elsewhere in this Maintenance Code and the Codified Ordinances.  In abating such nuisance, the Mayor may call on any department, division or contractor of the Municipality for whatever assistance may be necessary to abate the aforesaid nuisance or may, by private contract, abate such nuisance and the cost of the contract will be paid for from Municipality's funds.  All costs for abating such nuisance shall be recovered in the following manner:
   (a)   The owner(s) shall be billed directly by certified mail deposited with the United States Post Office.  In the event the certified mail envelope is returned with endorsement showing that the envelope is unclaimed, then service shall be sent by ordinary mail and the mailing shall be evidenced by a certificate of mailing which shall be filed by the Housing Officer.
   (b)   If the costs are not so recovered within thirty (30) days of receipt of the mailing described in Section 1309.13(a), the Municipality may collect the cost by proceeding with legal action in a court of competent jurisdiction, or by certifying said cost as provided in subparagraph (c) of this section.
   (c)   If the costs are not recovered within one hundred eighty (180) days of the Municipality incurring said costs, the Village Administrator shall certify those costs to the Geauga County Auditor, who shall place such charges upon the tax duplicate, together with all interest and penalties allowed by law.  Such charges shall be collected as other municipal taxes are collected.
      (Ord. 08-117.  Passed 9-4-08.)