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As provided by G.S. 160A-443(6), the amount of the cost of any repairs, alterations or improvements, or vacating and closing or removal or demolition, caused to be made or done by the inspector pursuant to § 160.57, shall be a lien against the real property upon which such cost was incurred. Such lien shall be filed, have the same priority, and be enforced and the costs collected as provided by G.S. Ch. 160A, Art. 10 (G.S. 160A-216 et seq.). If the dwelling is removed or demolished by the inspector, he shall sell the materials of the dwelling, and any personal property, fixtures or appurtenances found in or attached to the dwelling, and shall credit the proceeds of the sale against the cost of the removal or demolition and any balance remaining shall be deposited in the superior court by the inspector, shall be secured in a manner directed by the court, and shall be disbursed by the court to the persons found to be entitled thereto by final order or decree of the court. Nothing in this section shall be construed to impair or limit in any way the power of the town to define and declare nuisances and to cause their removal or abatement by summary proceedings, or otherwise.
(Ord. 16-12, passed 11-15-16)