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(A) If the provisions of the foregoing sections in this subchapter are not complied with, the City Weed Inspector shall serve written notice of such fact upon the owner, lessee, occupant or any agent or person having the care or control of such lot or land. If the person upon whom the notice is served fails, neglects or refuses to cut and remove or to cause to be cut and removed, such weeds, grass or other vegetation within the time specified in the notice, after receipt of such notice, or if no person can be found in the city who either is or claims to be the owner of such lot or land, or who either represents or claims to represent such owner, the Weed Inspector may cause such weeds, grass or other vegetation on such lot or land to be cut and removed.
(B) The actual cost of cutting and removal, together with a $75 fee and such other additional costs incurred in connection therewith, shall be certified by the Weed Inspector to the Council prior to October 1 in each year. The amount so charged against said premises, lots or parcels of land shall be a lien upon the property on which said weeds, grass and vegetation were located, and shall be added to, and become, and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lot or land, and the Council shall, by appropriate resolution, assess the costs above mentioned against said premises, and certify the same to the County Auditor. The same shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as the collection of real estate taxes.
(1992 Code, § 1065:15) (Ord. 1212, passed 8-3-1999; Ord. 1331, passed 11-5-2003; Ord. 1459, passed 8-2-2010) Penalty, see § 93.999