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(a) Order of demolition. If the owner of any building, structure, or premises condemned under this Chapter does not bring the building, structure, or premises into full compliance with this Chapter, or demolish and remove it, during the time specified by the enforcing agency in the order of condemnation or any extension, the enforcing agency may, after 30 days’ written notice to the owner, order the building or structure to be demolished, any excavation to be filled, and the property cleared so that it will be in a safe condition.
(b) Cost charged to owner. The County may charge the cost of any action taken under subsection (a) to the owner of the property and collect it as taxes on real property or other debts are collected. The charge is a lien on the property. (Ord. No. 6-170; 1972 L.M.C., ch. 16, § 13; 1980 L.M.C., ch. 29, § 1; 1988 L.M.C., ch. 23, § 1; 1993 L.M.C., ch. 26, § 5; 2002 L.M.C., ch. 15, § 1.)
Editor’s note—See County Attorney Opinion dated 12/13/99 explaining that the County has the authority to inspect stormwater management facilities constructed before 1985, but maintenance responsibility lies with the owner.
Editor’s note—Former § 26-18, was repealed, reenacted with amendments, and renumbered § 26-14, pursuant to 2002 L.M.C., ch. 15 , § 1.
Editor’s note—Former § 26-14, “Notice of violation and order to comply with chapter; appeal,” was repealed, reenacted with amendments, renumbered § 26-12, and retitled pursuant to 2002 L.M.C., ch. 15 , § 1.