(a)   If the owner of said lot or land, who is notified pursuant to § 678.03  fails to comply with the notice, the City may cause the noxious weeds to be destroyed by one of the methods set forth in Section 678.02 out of Municipal funds otherwise appropriated.
   (b)   When noxious weeds have been cut or destroyed in accordance with division (a) of this section, the cost shall be multiplied by two and one-half times and shall be a lien on such lot or land from the date such expenses are reported. The Director of Finance shall certify such cost to the County Auditor to be placed upon the tax list and collected as other taxes are collected and returned to the City in accordance with Ohio R.C. 731.54. The cost or removal may also be recovered by means of a judgment against the owner and, if different, against the person in control, such as lessee, agent or tenant having charge of the land.
(Ord. 2001-30, passed 3-20-2001)