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Whenever, in the opinion of the officer of the city entitled to give notice pursuant to this chapter, the maintenance or continuation of nuisance creates an imminent threat of serious or unreasonable injury to persons or serious or unreasonable damage to personal or real property, the officer may immediately proceed to abate the nuisance in any reasonable manner if circumstances do not allow implementation or full implementation of nonsummary abatement procedures. Whenever the owner, occupant, agent or person in possession, charge or control of the real or personal property which has become a nuisance is unknown or cannot readily be found or circumstances do not allow, the officer may proceed to abate the nuisance without notice. Any reasonable order may be entered by the official to abate a nuisance summarily when circumstances require and may include, but shall not be limited to, prohibiting occupancy of a structure. A copy of the order or other notice thereof may be posted on the real or personal property involved. It shall be unlawful for any person to disobey, remove or deface any order or notice. Where the abatement of the nuisance requires continuing acts by the corporate authorities beyond the initial summary abatement or any other additional summary abatements, it may seek abatement of the nuisance on a permanent basis through the nonsummary procedures as soon as reasonably possible.
(1980 Code, § 21.104) Penalty, see § 92.99