(A)   (1)   The notice shall be deemed sufficient if given by personal service of written notice or service by registered or certified mail and first class mail to the persons, owner and/or occupants at his or her last known address. If the certified mail notice is unclaimed or refused but the first class mail is not returned within five days after the mailing, the first-class mail shall be sufficient to provide notice.
      (2)   If notice cannot be made by either of the above methods, such notice will be posted and kept posted for ten days, in placard form, in a conspicuous place on the premises on which the violation exists.
   (B)   The person so served shall have ten days from the date of service in which to remedy the same or the city shall cause the same to be remedied, unless an appeal for relief in writing is made within this time period to the City Manager.
   (C)   In lieu of or in addition to notice, a citation notice may be issued. In the event the City Manager or other authorized representative determines that a nuisance is an immediate detriment to human safety or welfare, he or she may take appropriate action to summarily abate the condition without notice.
   (D)   The city may notify a chronic violator of Chapter 96, Nuisances that, if the violator’s property is found to be in violation of this chapter, the city shall, without further notice in the calendar year in which notice is given, take action to remedy the violation and the expense of the action shall become a lien upon the property and shall be collected as unpaid taxes.
      (1)   The initial annual notice shall be served by registered or certified mail.
      (2)   A chronic violator is a person who owns property whereupon, in the previous calendar year, the city took remedial action at least three times under Chapter 96.
(Ord. 2010-13, passed 6-8-2010; Ord. 2010-16, passed 7-13-2010)