(A)   Pursuant to the authority contained in G.S. §§ 153A-121 and 153A-140, the Stormwater Administrator is hereby authorized to require immediate abatement of any violation of this chapter which is dangerous or prejudicial to the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the county. If any person or entity feels that such order for immediate abatement is in error, he or she may appeal the order to the Board of County Commissioners within seven days of receiving written notice of the order. Such appeals shall be in the form of a signed writing filed with the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners and shall include a detailed statement of the reason or basis for the appeal. Any person or entity aggrieved by a decision of the Board of Commissioners affirming an order of immediate abatement may appeal such decision to the General Court of Justice within 30 days of receiving written notification of such decision.
   (B)   If at any point the time for an appeal lapses and the violating condition still exists, the county shall have authority to enter upon such premises to remove, abate, or remedy everything that is dangerous or prejudicial to the public health. The cost of such actions taken by the county shall be paid by the person or entity in default within 30 days of receiving written notice of such costs. If these costs are not so paid, they shall thereafter become and constitute a lien upon the land or premises where the nuisance arose, and shall be collected as unpaid taxes.
   (C)   No relief obtained by the county under this section shall prevent the county from seeking other and further relief as authorized under this chapter.
(Ord. 03-006, passed 8-13-2003)