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A. Notice To Abate: Whenever the trustee of public health and environment or any officer or employee of the village shall be of the opinion that any building or structure in the village is a dangerous building, such person shall file a written statement to this effect with the village clerk. The village clerk shall thereupon cause written notice to be served upon the owner thereof, and upon the occupant thereof, if any, by registered or certified mail, or by personal service. Such notice shall state that the building has been declared to be in a dangerous condition, that such dangerous condition must be removed or remedied by repairing or altering the building or by demolishing it and that the condition must be remedied at once. Such notice may be in the following form: (1984 Code § 4-1-4; amd. 2010 Code)
TO (owner-occupant of the premises) of the premises known and described as .
You are hereby notified that (describe building) on the premises above described has been condemned as a nuisance and a dangerous building after inspection by .
The causes for this decision are (insert facts as to the dangerous condition).
You must remedy this condition or demolish the building immediately, or the Village will proceed to do so at your expense.
(1984 Code § 4-1-4)
B. Failure To Abate; Abatement By Village: If the person receiving such notice has not complied therewith within fifteen (15) days from the time when the notice is served upon such person by personal service or by registered or certified mail, the trustee for public health and environment may proceed to remedy the condition or demolish the dangerous building after applying to the circuit court for an appropriate order under 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/11-31-1 et seq., as amended. (See also subsection 9-3-5B of this chapter.) (1984 Code § 4-1-4; amd. 2010 Code)
C. Unknown Owner: If the owner of the premises concerned is unknown, or if his address is unknown, service of any notice provided for in this chapter may be made by posting a copy thereof on the premises and by publishing a copy thereof one time in a newspaper published or circulated within the village. (1984 Code § 4-1-5)
D. Appeals: The owner or other person interested in such building or premises, within fifteen (15) days after such notice, may appeal from receiving the order or orders of officers or employees of the village to the village board. The village board shall thereupon make an investigation and shall either sustain or revoke the order. If the order is sustained, or if no appeal is made to the village board, it shall be the duty of the owner or occupant to comply with such order within fifteen (15) days. (1984 Code § 4-1-6; amd. 2010 Code)