§ 9-5-9  LIABILITY FOR COMPULSORY REMOVAL OF REFUSE, DEBRIS, LITTER, AND HAZARDOUS WASTE; PREPARATION OF VERIFIED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT; ASSESSMENT OF OWNER, LESSEE, TENANT, OR OCCUPANT.
   A.   Assessment of costs for removal of refuse, debris, litter, and hazardous waste.  The owner, lessee, tenant, or occupant of private property, jointly or severally, from which the city collects and removes or causes to be collected and removed any refuse, debris, or hazardous waste under §§ 9-5-4 or 9-5-6 shall be liable to the city for all costs incurred by the city to bring the property into conformity with the law.  The liability shall include all costs incurred by the city to collect and remove any refuse, debris, and hazardous waste plus 10% fee.  The city shall retain the 10% fee to cover administrative, inspection, and incidental costs incurred by the city to bring the property into conformance with the law.
   B.   Preparation of verified statement of account.  Once the city has had the refuse, debris, litter, or hazardous waste collected and removed or caused it to be collected or removed, under §§ 9-5-4 or 9-5-6, the City Clerk shall prepare a verified statement accounting for all costs and fees incurred by the city.  The statement shall also provide the dates that the work was commenced and completed, the street address of the property, the legal description of the property, the name and address of the property owner, the name and address of any private agency that collected and removed the refuse, debris, litter, or hazardous waste, and any other information which the City Clerk believes is of importance.
   C.   Assessment of owner, lessee, tenant, or occupant.  The City Clerk shall serve the owner, lessee, tenant, or occupant of the private property personally or by certified or registered mail at the property address with a copy of the assessment and demand that full payment be made within 30 calendar days of making the service of the demand.  If the owner is not the occupant of the property, the owner shall be served personally or by certified or registered mail at his or her last known address.  A duplicate copy of the assessment shall be filed and recorded against the property in the office of the County Recorder in accordance with § 9-5-10.