A.   Existence Of Nuisance: The existence of any nuisance shall be reported to the city, or city officials may institute a nuisance action based on their own observations. (Ord. 94-14, 7-5-1994)
   B.   Notice To Abate Nuisance And Penalties: Authorized city personnel shall give notice to any person maintaining a nuisance to abate such nuisance forthwith or within a designated time, and if the owner or occupant of the premises on which such nuisance shall be situated shall neglect or refuse to remove the same for the space of twenty four (24) hours after such notice is given or within the time specified therein, the owner shall, upon conviction, be penalized in accordance with the provisions of section 1-4-2 of this code, and be liable for the expense of removing such nuisance and the costs of prosecution. (Ord. 187; amd. 1967 Code §32.05)
   C.   Assessing Cost Of Abatement: Whenever any person fails to abate a nuisance after notice by the city to do so, or whenever the nature of a nuisance requires its immediate abatement, the city may abate the nuisance, and the cost thereof shall be assessed against the property on which the nuisance was located and certified as other taxes are certified. (1967 Code §32.06)
   D.   Subsequent Violation: If a person or entity has been given one notice to abate a nuisance and, subsequently, within a twelve (12) month period from the date of the first notice a second violation of this chapter of the same type occurs, the city may elect to commence an administrative violation procedure or a criminal violation procedure without giving the violator a period to correct the violation. Provided, however, the city may not abate the violation without giving the violator an opportunity to correct the violation pursuant to subsection B of this section. (Ord. 2004-18, 6-21-2004)