1323.08  ABATEMENT OF NUISANCE BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR.
   (a)   Should such nuisance not be abated at the expiration time stated in such notice or expiration of the time stated in the special building or demolition permit issued by the Community Development Director, the Community Development Director shall be authorized, at any time thereafter, to enter upon such premises and the owner shall permit the Director entry to abate the nuisance by demolition and removal of any structure or by taking any other such action as may be required.
 
   (b)   In abating such nuisance the Community Development Director may call upon any department of the City for whatever assistance may be necessary, or may, by private contract, obtain the abatement thereof.
 
   (c)   In abating a nuisance, whether under the emergency procedure of Section 1323.05(a), under the regular procedure set forth in this chapter, or any other authority, the cost of the abatement action may be recovered by any method authorized by law, including but not limited to the following:
      (1)   The owner or owners may be billed directly for the cost of the abatement.
      (2)   The City may cause the cost of the abatement to be levied as an assessment and recovered in accordance with law.
      (3)   The City may offset the costs to be levied against any income tax refund or other payment that may be due or become due to the owner.
 
   (d)   The cost of the abatement shall include an administrative service charge of $400 per structure on all abatement cases in which the City engages in the demolition of one or more structures, and in all other nuisance abatement cases the cost of the abatement shall include an administrative service charge of $100. The administrative service charges shall be in addition to all other abatement costs incurred by the City in determining the total cost of abatement.
(Ord. 07-21, passed 1-30-07; Ord. 15-233, passed 9-1-15.)