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(A) Authorized city personnel shall give notice to any person maintaining a nuisance or inoperable/unlicensed/junk vehicle as set forth in this chapter to abate the practice forthwith or within a designated time, and if the owner or occupant of the premises on which the nuisance shall be situated shall neglect or refuse to remove or correct the same for the space of 24 hours after the notice is given or within the time specified in the notice, the owner or occupant shall upon conviction be penalized in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and be liable for the expense of removing the nuisance and the costs of prosecution.
(B) If the premises are not occupied and the owner is unknown, the notice may be served by posting it on the premises. The notice shall specify the steps to be taken to abate the nuisance and the time, not exceeding 30 days, within which the nuisance is to be abated; provided the time for abatement shall not exceed 10 days in the case of noxious weeds.
(C) When authorized city personnel determines that a nuisance constitutes a serious and eminent danger to the public safety or health, they may summarily abate the nuisance after a reasonable attempt to notify the owner or occupant of the property. They shall immediately thereafter notify in writing the owner or occupant of the premises of the action taken. The notice shall be served in person or by registered or certified mail.
(D) When law enforcement determines that a gathering is creating such a noise disturbance as prohibited under § 95.05, the officer may order all persons present, other than the owner or tenant of the premises where the disturbance is occurring, to disburse immediately. No person shall refuse to leave after being ordered to do so by law enforcement. Every owner or tenant of such premises who has knowledge of the disturbance shall make every reasonable effort to see that the disturbance is stopped.
(E) Nothing in this section shall prevent the city from seeking a judicial remedy when no other adequate administrative remedy exists.
(Am. Ord. 290, passed 7-2-2001; Am. Ord. 330, passed 4-5-2010; Am. Ord. 336, passed 6-6-2016) Penalty, see § 95.99