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(a) If the owner or person responsible for the affected property fails to comply with a final order to repair, alter, preserve or improve property, such property is hereby declared a public nuisance and the Development Code Administrator and the Chief Building Official, by such means and with such assistance as may be available to them, are hereby authorized and directed to cause such property to be repaired, altered or improved to achieve compliance with this code.
(b) Regarding any property that is unoccupied or vacant, the Chief Building Inspector, upon review may, where appropriate and necessary, order the following:
(1) That service of water, gas or electricity be terminated;
(2) That all accumulations of flammable or combustible rubbish or debris be removed from the premises by the owner or person responsible for the building;
(3) That all windows, doors and other openings in such buildings be locked, barricaded or otherwise secured by the owner or person responsible for the building.
(4) Where the City incurs costs to abate public nuisances and gain compliance with Chapter 1210, the City shall charge the owner of the property, who failed to comply with the notices and/or orders issued in accordance with this section, an amount equal to two and one-half times the actual costs for compliance. The City may either:
A. Seek and recover judgment against the owner for the costs of the actions necessary to gain compliance and abate the nuisance; or
B. Certify the cost of said abatement, including the cost of service or publication of notice, by the Clerk of City Council to the County Auditor to be placed on the tax duplicate as a lien upon the premises, to be collected as other taxes and returned to the City, as provided in R.C. § 715.261.
(Ord. O2018-02, passed 2-20-2018; Am. Ord. O2019-104, passed 1-7-2020)