(a)   No person shall cause to be made upon any land in the City any hole, pit or excavation, except for the purpose of building or other lawful construction where such hole, pit or excavation is made. No person shall permit or allow to remain open and exposed any pit, hole or excavation, except when such is made in connection with building or other lawful construction. No person shall leave exposed, unprotected or unguarded by adequate barriers any pit, hole or excavation, whether the same is made in the course of construction or not.
   (b)   Any and all lots or tracts of land within the City shall be drained or filled so as to prevent stagnant water or any other nuisance from accumulating thereon. Any such lot or tract of land upon which stagnant water accumulates is hereby declared to be nuisance.
   (c)   Notice to abate and remove such nuisance shall be given to each owner or owner's duly authorized agent and to the occupant, if any, by personal service or certified mail. If, within five days after receipt of such notice, the owner or occupant of the lot or piece of ground does not request a hearing with the Municipality or fails to comply with the order to abate and remove the nuisance, the Municipality may have such work done and may levy and assess the costs and expenses of the work upon the lot or piece of ground so benefited in the same manner as other special taxes for improvements are levied and assessed. The equitable remedy provided in this subsection shall be in addition to the penalty provided in Section 606.99.
(Ord. 1225. Passed 3-11-92.)