(A)   The city is authorized to take or contract with others to take reasonable and necessary abatement or remedial activities whenever the city determines a violation of this chapter has occurred and that the responsible party cannot or will not correct the violation in a timely manner, or when no known responsible party exists. The responsible party shall reimburse the city for all reasonable expenses thus incurred by the city. A lien may be placed on the property for the reimbursement of all reasonable expenses to the extent permitted by law.
   (B)   If the city desires the responsible party to reimburse it for reasonable abatement activity expenses, the city shall, within 90 days of the completion of said activities, mail to that person a Notice of Claim outlining the expenses incurred, including reasonable administrative costs, and the amounts thereof. The person billed shall pay said sum in full within 30 days of receipt of the claim. If the person billed desires to object to all or some of the amount sought by the city, said person may file, within the same 30 day period, a written objection so stating. The city shall, within 30 days of its receipt of the objection, provide an opportunity for the objecting party to present facts or arguments supporting said objection. If the city determines that some or the entire amount originally billed is appropriate, the person shall pay said sum within 30 days of receipt of that determination. If the amount due is not paid, the city may cause the charges to become a special assessment against the property and shall constitute a lien on the property.
(Ord. 190909-1, passed 9-9-2019)