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A. Authority: From time to time, as deemed necessary, the board of trustees may direct that garbage and debris be removed from private property within the corporate limits of the village.
B. Notice To Remove:
1. Upon such direction, the village clerk shall give written notice by United States mail to the owner of the property upon which garbage or debris exists, and in the event that the name of the owner of said property is unable to be determined, the village clerk shall give such notice to the last assessee of the general real estate taxes on said real estate.
2. The aforesaid notice to be given by the village clerk shall designate the real estate, the garbage or debris thereon to be removed and shall provide that if the same is not removed from the said real estate within ten (10) days after the posting of such notice, the village will cause the same to be removed and collect the reasonable cost thereof from the owner of said real estate.
C. Removal By Village: Upon the failure, refusal or neglect of the owner of any real estate upon which garbage or debris exists to remove the same within ten (10) days after the posting of notice as above provided, the village clerk shall notify the appropriate village employees to remove garbage or debris from said property, and such employees shall forthwith cause said garbage and debris to be removed.
D. Billing For Removal Costs: The village employees removing garbage and debris from any private property pursuant to the provisions of this section shall designate, in writing, to the village clerk the reasonable cost incurred in the removal of the same. The village clerk shall then bill the owner of said real estate for the reasonable cost of the removal of said debris, posting the same by United States mail.
E. Costs A Lien; Foreclosure:
1. In the event the owner of any real estate from which garbage and debris has been removed pursuant to the provisions of this section fails to pay the cost thereof by the due date furnished on the invoice to the customer for the same, the Village Clerk shall cause a notice of lien to be filed in the office of the recorder of deeds of Will County, Illinois, which notice shall consist of a sworn statement setting out: a) a description of the real estate sufficient for identification thereof, b) the amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred or payable for the service, and c) the date or dates when such cost and expense was incurred by the village, and d) the property tax payer of record shall be provided with a notice of the filing of the lien.
2. In the event the cost incurred by the village for the removal of any garbage or debris from private property pursuant to the terms of this section are not paid by the owner of said real estate within eighteen (18) months from the date of filing of the notice of lien therefor, the village clerk shall advise the board of trustees of the same to enable it to designate whether foreclosure of the lien for the same should be commenced. (Ord. 0-185, 1-8-1974; amd. Ord. 19-1954, 10-22-2019)