521.17  REMOVAL OF TRASH, TIRES OR DEBRIS.
   (a)   Notice of Owner to Clean Property of Trash, Tires or Debris.  The Safety-Service Director shall cause a written notice to be served upon an owner, lesser, agent or tenant having charge of such land notifying him/her that any trash, tires, or debris be removed within five days of said property after service of such notice.
   (b)   Fees for Service and Return.  A Marshall, Police Officer, Clerk of Council or a deputy may make service and return of the notice provided for in subsection (a) hereof, and the fees therefore shall be the same as are allowed for service and return of summons in civil cases before a magistrate.
   (c)   Procedure When Owner Fails to Comply With Notice.  If the owner, lessee, agent or tenant having charge of the lands mentioned in subsection (a) hereof, fails to comply with the notice required by such section, the Safety-Service Director shall cause such trash, tires, or debris to be cleaned and disposed of and may employ the necessary labor to perform the task.
   (d)   Liens.  A written return will be caused to be delivered to the County Auditor with the said amount of said lien to be placed upon subject property.  The Safety-Service Director and Council of the City of Struthers shall make a written return to the County Auditor of their action under subsections (a), (b) and (c) hereof with a statement of the charges for its services, the amount paid for performing of such labor, the fees of the officers who made the service of the notice and return and a proper description of the premises.  Such amounts, when allowed, shall be entered upon the tax duplicate, shall be a lien upon such lands from the date of the entry, and shall be collected as other real estate taxes and said lien amount shall be returned to the City.
   (e)   Penalty.  Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. 
(Ord. 10-002.  Passed 1-13-10.)