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(A) This subchapter shall be enforced by such persons who shall be so designated by the Township Board.
(B) The owner, if possible, and the occupant of any property upon which any of the causes of blight or blighting factors set forth in § 94.51 hereof is found to exist shall be notified in writing to remove or eliminate such causes of blight or blighting factors from such property within ten days after service of the notice upon him or her. Such notice may be served personally, by certified mail, return receipt requested, or first-class mail. Additional time may be granted by the enforcement officer where bonafide efforts to remove or eliminate such causes of blight or blighting factors are in progress. Failure to comply with such notice within the time allowed by the owner and/or occupant shall constitute a violation of this subchapter.
(C) Implementation of order by township. In the event of the failure or refusal of the owner or party in interest to comply with this subchapter and/or an order of the court to bring the property into compliance, the township may, in its discretion, contract for bringing the property into compliance.
(D) Reimbursement of costs. The owner and/or party in interest in whose name the property appears upon the last local tax assessment records shall be notified by the township of the amount of the costs to bring the property into compliance, including costs and attorney fees, by first class mail at the address shown on the township records. The costs of bringing the property into compliance with this subchapter incurred by the township shall be reimbursed to the township by the owner or party in interest in whose name the property appears.
(E) Lien for unpaid costs. If the owner or party in interest fails to pay the costs within 30 days after notice of the amount of the costs, the township shall have a lien for the costs incurred by the township to bring the property into conformance with this subchapter. A lien provided for in this division does not have priority over previously filed or recorded liens and encumbrances. The lien for the costs shall be collected and treated in the same manner as provided for ad valorem property taxes under the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893, as amended, being M.C.L.A. §§ 211.1 et seq.
(F) Any violation of the provisions of this subchapter are declared to be a public nuisance which may be enjoined or which may subject the violator to civil damages and the fines and penalties provided for.
(Ord. 20-13, passed 10-13-2020) Penalty, see § 94.99