(a)   Notice to Remove. The Director of Public Service is authorized to notify the owner of any open or vacant private property or any other private property within the City or the agent of such owner to properly dispose of litter located on such owner’s premises which is dangerous to public health, safety or welfare. Such notice shall be personally delivered to such owner or his agent, or shall be posted at the residence or place of business of such owner or his agent if personal service cannot be obtained.
   (b)   Action Upon Noncompliance. On the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner or agent notified to properly dispose of litter dangerous to the public health, safety or welfare within forty-eight hours after service, as provided in subsection (a) hereof, the Director of Public Service shall cause such litter to be removed, and may employ the necessary labor to perform such work or cause it to be done by the City.
   (c)   Expenses as a Lien. All expenses so incurred by the Director of Public Service and the cost of such notice shall be reported to the Director of Finance, who shall mail a statement thereof to the owner of the land, if his address is known. If after 30 days such amount remains unpaid, the Director of Finance shall certify the total amount of the expense, the name of the owner of the land, and a sufficient description of the premises, to the Auditor of Portage County, to be entered upon the tax duplicate, to be a lien on the land from the date of entry, to be collected as other taxes and assessments returned to the City, pursuant to Ohio R.C. 731.54. The remedy provided for herein shall be in addition to the penalties provided in Section 941.99.
(Ord. 1997-150. Passed 11-24-97.)