§ 9-5-10  LIEN AGAINST PRIVATE PROPERTY TO COLLECT FEES OR COSTS ASSESSED BY THE CITY FOR REGULAR OR COMPULSORY COLLECTION AND REMOVAL OF REFUSE AND DEBRIS AND COST TO REPAIR OR REPLACE DAMAGED OR STOLEN CITY PROPERTY; ENFORCEMENT OF LIEN.
   A.   The filing and recording of an assessment under § 9-5-9C. in the office of the County Recorder shall constitute a lien against the property.  Any such lien shall be subject to and inferior to any lien for general taxes assessed and unpaid, and to all previously recorded mortgages and encumbrances.  A prior assessment for costs under §§ 9-5-4 and 9-5-6 shall not bar a subsequent assessment of costs and liens for subsequent collection and removal of refuse, debris, litter, or hazardous waste by the city under §§ 9-5-4 and 9-5-6.  The recorded assessment shall be prima facie evidence of the truth of all matters recited therein, and of the regularity of all proceedings prior to the recording thereof.
   B.   The city may bring an action to enforce the lien in a court of competent jurisdiction.  Judicial sale of the property to satisfy the lien shall be made upon a judgment of foreclosure and order of sale.  Failure on the part of the city to so enforce the lien shall not affect the validity of the lien.
(Ord. 182, passed 10-5-1988)