§ 93.07  FAILURE OF OWNER TO ABATE PUBLIC HEALTH NUISANCE.
   (A)   If any person, having been ordered to abate such a public nuisance, fails, neglects, or refuses to abate or remove the condition constituting the nuisance within the time allowed pursuant to §  93.06 of such order, the Code Enforcement Officer shall cause such condition to be removed or otherwise remedied by having employees of the city go upon such premises and remove or otherwise abate such nuisance under the supervision of an officer or employee designated by the City Council, and such party shall be subject to civil penalties as specified in § 10.19. The cost of abatement or removal, including administrative costs, shall be due and payable to the city within thirty (30) days of notification, which notification shall be deemed given when written notice is sent by first class mail to the property owner at the address shown on the most recent property tax records.
   (B)   Any person who has been ordered to abate a public nuisance may, within the time allowed by this chapter, request the city, in writing, to remove such condition, the cost of which shall be paid by the person making the request.
   (C)   All bulky items and/or debris generated by cleaning out rental or other residential properties not removed immediately by the property owner(s) will be declared a public health nuisance. Any property owner(s) or person(s) who fails to immediately remove the items or debris shall be ordered to abate the nuisance within seven days of the notice of violation provided pursuant to this chapter. Upon failure to abate the nuisance by the owner within the time period allowed, the city shall take action to remove or hire a third party contractor to remove the debris. Charges incurred by the city for the cost of removal including the cost of a third party waste removal company to remove debris from noncompliant property shall be levied against said property owner(s) pursuant to this chapter and, if unpaid, such costs shall become a lien on the property pursuant to § 93.08 and G.S. § 160A-193.
(Ord. O-1999-48, passed 11-16-99; Am. Ord. O-2007-20, passed 8-21-07; Am. Ord. O-2012-21, passed 8-21-12; Am. Ord. O-2016- 10, passed 4-5-16)