§ 150.02  FILLING UP AND DRAINING LOTS.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation who shall own or occupy any lot or lots in the city to permit or allow holes or places on said lots where water may accumulate and become stagnant, or to permit same to remain.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation who shall own or occupy any lot or lots in the city to permit or allow the accumulation of stagnant water thereon, or to permit same to remain.
   (C)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation who shall own or occupy any house, buildings, establishment lot or yard in the city to permit or allow and carrion, filth or other impure or unwholesome matter to accumulate or remain thereon.
   (D)   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation who shall own or occupy any lot or lots in the city to allow weeds, rubbish, brush or any other unsightly, objectionable or unsanitary matter to accumulate or grow on said lot or lots.
   (E)   Should any owner of such lot or lots that have places thereon where stagnant water may accumulate and or which are not properly drained, or the owner of any premises or building upon which carrion, filth or other impure or unwholesome matter may be, fail and/or refuse to drain and/or fill the said lot or lots, or remove such filth, carrion or other impure or unwholesome matter as the case may be, within ten days after notice to said owner to do so, in writing, or by letter addressed to such owner at his or her post office address or within ten days after notice by publication as many as two times within ten consecutive days in any newspaper in the city. If personal service may not be had as aforesaid, or if the owner’s address be not known, then in that event the city may do such filling or draining or removal of filth, carrion and the like or any other unsightly, objectionable or unsanitary matter, or cause the same to be done and may pay therefor and charge the expense incurred in doing such work or having such work done or improvements made to the owner of such lot or lots or real estate, and if such work is done or improvements made at the expense of the city, then such expense or expenses shall be assessed on the real estate, or lots upon which such expense was incurred.
   (F)   Should any owner of any lot or lots within the city, who shall allow weeds, rubbish, brush or any other unsightly, objectionable or unsanitary matter to grow or accumulate thereon, fail and/or refuse to cut down and/or remove such weeds, rubbish, brush or other unsightly, objectionable or unsanitary matter, as the case may be, within ten days after notice to said owner to do so, in writing, or by letter addressed to such owner at his or her post office address, or within ten days after notice by publication as many as two times within ten consecutive days in any newspaper in the city may do such cutting down and/or removing such weeds, rubbish, brush or any other unsightly, objectionable or unsanitary matter, or cause the same to be done and may pay therefor, and charge the expenses incurred in doing such work or having such work done or improvements made to the owner of such lot or lots or real estate; and, if such work is done or improvements made at the expense of the city, then such expense or expenses shall be assessed on the real estate, or lot or lots upon which such expense was incurred.
   (G)   The Mayor, City Health Officer or City Secretary shall file a statement of such expenses incurred under division (E) above or under division (F) above, as the case may be, giving the amount of such expenses, the date on which said work was done or improvements made, with the County Clerk; and the city shall have a privileged lien on such lot or lots or real estate upon which said work was done or improvements made to secure the expenditures so made in accordance with the provisions of Tex. Property Code Title 5, Chs. 51 et seq., which said lien shall be second only to tax liens and liens for street improvements; and said amount shall bear 10% interest from the date said statement was filed. It is further provided that for any such expenditures, and interest, as aforesaid, suit may be instituted and recovery and foreclosure of said lien may be had in the name of the city; and the statement of expenses so made, as aforesaid, or a certified copy thereof, shall be prima facie proof of the amount expended for such work or improvements.
(Ord. 86-02, passed 8-26-1986)  Penalty, see § 150.99