When any condition in violation of this article is found to exist, the Town Manager or designee shall give notice to the owner of the premises to abate or remove the conditions within ten days. The notice shall be in writing, shall include a description of the premises sufficient for identification and shall set forth the violation and state that, if the violation is not corrected within ten days, the town may proceed to correct the same as authorized by this article. Service of the notice shall be by any one of the following methods:
   (A)   By delivery to any owner personally or by leaving the notice at the usual place of abode of the owner with a person who is over the age of 16 years and a member of the family of the owner;
   (B)   By depositing the notice in the United States Post Office addressed to the owner at his or her last known address with postage prepaid thereon; or
   (C)   By posting and keeping posted for ten days, a copy of the notice, in placard form, in a conspicuous place on the premises on which the violation exists, when notice cannot be served by subsections (A) and (B) above.
   (D)   Annual notice to chronic violators shall only be made by registered or certified mail. When service is attempted by registered or certified mail, a copy of the notice may also be sent by regular mail. Service shall be deemed sufficient if the registered or certified mail is unclaimed or refused, but the regular mail is not returned by the post office within ten days after the mailing. If service by regular mail is used, a copy of the notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises affected.
(1989 Code, § 9-8; 2003 Code, § 5-5.9) (Amended 3-6-2001; Amended 11-2-2021)