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(1) Notice to Remove. The Department of Licenses and Inspections is authorized and empowered to notify the owner of any open or vacant private premises, or the agent of such owner, to remove and dispose of litter located on such premises. Such notice shall be sufficient if mailed to the owner at his last known address.
(2) Action Upon Non-Compliance. Upon the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner or agent to dispose of litter within 10 days after the mailing of the notice provided for in subsection (1) above, the Department of Licenses and Inspections is authorized and empowered, itself or by contract, to dispose of the litter.
(3) Cost to be Charged to Property Owner. When the Department of Licenses and Inspections has effected the removal of such litter, the cost thereof shall be charged to the owner of the property. Legal interest shall be charged if the amount due the City is not paid within thirty (30) days from the date the bill is rendered.
(4) Recorded Statement Constitutes Lien. Where the amount due the City is not paid by the owner within thirty (30) days after a bill for the removal of the litter is rendered, a lien shall be recorded against the property for the cost of removal, in the manner now provided by law.