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(A) If the city has reason to believe that the applicant has violated any of the terms of this chapter, it shall notify the applicant in writing of the nature of the violation and the section of this chapter that it believes has been violated. Except in the case of an emergency, the applicant shall have 20 business days to cure the violation. If the nature of the violation is such that it cannot be fully cured within such time period, the city may, in its reasonable judgment, extend the time period to cure.
(B) If the violation has not been cured within the time period allowed, the applicant shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense such person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree. Each day's violation of failure to conform shall constitute a separate offense. The court of competent jurisdiction shall process violations under this chapter.
(C) In the case of an emergency which is discovered by the city or reported to the city, the city shall notify the applicant via the applicant's emergency telephone number. In the event the applicant does not repair the emergency within six hours upon telephone contact, the city may take the necessary actions to temporarily mitigate the unsafe condition at the applicant's expense. In the event the applicant fails to complete permanent repairs of the unsafe condition within 24 after telephone contact, the city may undertake the necessary permanent repairs at the applicant's sole expense.
(D) Notwithstanding the foregoing, no provision hereof shall prohibit the city from exercising its right to enforce this chapter through an action at law.
(Ord. 10-3322, passed 6-17-10)