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(A) Any person having standing to complain of a nuisance under this chapter, or the head of any city department aware of a nuisance shall report the fact of the nuisance and details surrounding it to the City Attorney. The Attorney, if justified under the circumstances, shall institute abatement proceedings in accordance with the laws of the state.
('74 Code, § 18-3) Penalty, see § 10.99
(B) When a nuisance exists and it causes or threatens imminent danger or great peril to persons or property, it immediately may be abated by the city, using the following procedure:
(1) The Mayor shall find whether the nuisance exists and whether it causes or threatens imminent danger or great peril to persons or property and whether an emergency exists.
(2) A copy of the Mayor's findings made under division (B)(1) above shall be placed on file in the office of the City Clerk.
(3) The Clerk immediately shall issue a notice directed to the owner or occupant of the premises on which the nuisance exists, directing the owner or occupant to abate the nuisance immediately.
(4) The notice issued pursuant to division (B)(3) above shall be served upon the owner or occupant of the premises upon which the nuisance exists. The notice may be served by any officer or employee of the city. In the event the owner or occupant of the premises is not found, the notice may be posted on the premises on which the nuisance exists.
(5) Upon being served with a notice to abate a nuisance as provided in division (B)(4) above, the owner or occupant of the premises on which the nuisance is located shall abate the nuisance immediately. The failure of the owner or occupant to immediately abate the nuisance upon service or posting of the notice shall be a violation of this code.
(6) In the event the owner or occupant of a premises on which a nuisance is ordered to be abated under this section does not immediately abate the nuisance, the appropriate city department shall abate the nuisance immediately. The cost of the abatement by the city shall be assessed against the property on which the nuisance existed and shall be collected as other special assessments.
('74 Code, § 18-4) Penalty, see § 10.99