§ 93.06  NOTICE TO ABATE PUBLIC HEALTH NUISANCE.
   (A)   Upon a determination that such conditions constituting a public health nuisance exist other than pursuant to § 93.03(J), the Code Enforcement Officer shall notify, in writing, the owner, occupant, and/or person in possession of the premises in question of the conditions constituting such public health nuisance and shall order the prompt abatement thereof within seven (7) days from the mailing of written notice by first class mail to the address of the owner/responsible party as shown on the most recent Union County tax records or upon personal delivery to the owner, occupant, and/or person in possession of the premises. Notice shall be complete upon personal delivery or deposit of the notice enclosed in a post-paid, properly addressed wrapper in a post office or official depository under the care of the United States Postal Service.
   (B)   Upon a determination that such conditions constituting a public health nuisance exist pursuant to § 93.03(J), the Code Enforcement Officer shall notify, in writing, the owner, occupant, and/or other person in possession of the premises in question of the conditions constituting such public health nuisance and shall order the prompt abatement thereof within seven (7) days from the mailing of written notice by first class mail to the address of the owner/responsible party as shown on the most recent Union County tax records or upon personal delivery to the owner, occupant, and/or person in possession of the premises. In addition, the property shall be posted with a notice by the Code Enforcement Officer the same day the notice is mailed or delivered to the owner/responsible party. The providing of notice shall be complete upon posting of the property and personal delivery or deposit of the notice enclosed in a postpaid, properly addressed wrapper in a post office or official depository under the care of the United States Postal Service.
   (C)   Pursuant to G.S. § 160A-200.1, an owner of real property whereupon, in the previous calendar year, the city gave notice of violation at least three (3) times under any provision of this chapter, shall be deemed a CHRONIC VIOLATOR. A CHRONIC VIOLATOR, as defined herein, shall be notified by the Code Enforcement Officer if property owned, occupied, or in possession of the chronic violator is determined to be in violation of this chapter. The city shall take action to remedy the violation without further notice during the calendar year in which annual notice is given, and the expense of such action, including any administrative fees, shall become a lien upon the property and shall be collected as unpaid taxes. The initial annual notice required herein shall be served 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 (10) 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.
(Ord. O-1999-48, passed 11-16-99; Am. Ord. O-2003-40, passed 7-15- 03; Am. Ord. O-2012-21, passed 8-21-12; Am. Ord. O-2014-05, passed 4-1-14; Am. Ord. O-2016-10, passed 4-5-16; Am. Ord. O-2016-22, passed 10-18-16)