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(A) Whenever the City Manager determines that a public nuisance is imminently dangerous to life, health, safety or adjacent property such that is requires immediate correction or elimination, the City Manager may remove or otherwise abate the public nuisance without prior notice to the responsible person. The City Manager shall pursue only the minimum level of correction or abatement as necessary to eliminate the immediacy of the nuisance, including but not limited to the following actions:
(1) Remove tall weeds and grass or other material creating the imminent threat to life, health, safety or adjacent property;
(2) Physically remove or eliminate a condition or conditions creating the imminent threat to life, health, safety or adjacent property;
(3) Suspend a particular use of property creating the imminent threat to life, health, safety or adjacent property;
(4) Post the premises as unsafe or dangerous with an order against occupancy and/or use; and/or
(5) Take any other action appropriate under the circumstances.
(B) Upon completion of the emergency abatement, the City Manager shall notify the record owner of the property and the occupant if any, of the following:
(1) The property location;
(2) The condition of the property;
(3) The violation;
(4) Any action taken to summarily abate the immediate threat to life, health, safety or adjacent property and the costs incurred therein; and
(5) The right to appeal the action taken by the City Manager, in accordance with the appropriate provisions of city law. If no appeal is filed within the time prescribed, the action of the City Manager shall be final.
(C) The costs incurred by the city's emergency abatement may be recovered by the city as authorized by this code.
(Ord. 08-106, passed 10-8-2008)