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(A) (1) Upon the failure of any owner, lessee or occupant to remove waste materials as provided for in § 92.003 of this chapter, the City Clerk-Treasurer, or his or her designated deputy for that purpose, may demand that the waste materials be removed within ten days. The demand shall be served upon the owner, lessee or occupant by either of the following methods:
(a) Delivery by registered or certified mail to the owner, lessee or occupant, at the address last shown on the city records, of a written notice of violation of this subchapter; or
(b) Posting in a visible place upon the premises a notice of violation of this subchapter and sending, by first class mail, to the owner, lessee or occupant, at the address last shown on the city records, a written notice of violation of this subchapter.
(2) The City Clerk-Treasurer, or his or her designated deputy for that purpose, may, but shall not be required to, provide such additional notice as he or she may determine appropriate under the circumstances.
(B) If the owner, lessee or occupant of the real estate fails to remove the waste materials within the time demanded, the city may remove the waste materials.
(C) (1) Upon the removal of waste materials by the city, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall make a certified statement of the actual cost incurred by the city in such removal, which certified statement shall include administrative expenses.
(2) The certified statement shall be delivered to the owner, lessee or occupant of the real estate by registered mail.
(3) If the owner, lessee or occupant fails to pay the amount certified on the statement within ten days after receipt of the statement, a certified copy of the statement shall be filed in the office of the Auditor of the county, and the amount contained thereon shall be added to the tax duplicate of the property affected by the work.
(Prior Code, § 92.04) (Ord. G-12-06, passed 3-13-2012) Penalty, see § 92.999