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(A) No owner or occupant of any real estate within the corporate boundaries of the city shall permit any obnoxious or troublesome weeds or vegetation to grow or mature to a height exceeding eight inches upon premises owned or occupied by the person, or upon, in or along any of the sidewalks, streets or alleys or other rights-of-way adjoining the same.
(‘89 Code, § 72.01) (Am. Ord. passed - -)
(B) If the City Superintendent of Streets determines that an owner or occupant of real estate is in violation of this Chapter, a written notice allowing no more than five days to remove the obnoxious or troublesome weeds or vegetation shall be issued by the City Street Superintendent. The notice shall be served upon the property owner by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the owner according to the records at the Township Assessor’s office. Only one notice will be served per property per calender year. For additional violations within the calender year after the first notice is served the city may proceed pursuant to division (C), (D) and (E) below without any additional notice to the property owner.
(‘89 Code, § 72.02) (Am. Ord. passed - -)
(C) If the landowner fails to remove the obnoxious or troublesome weeds or vegetation within the time prescribed, the city may cause the weeds or vegetation to be removed.
(‘89 Code, § 72.03)
(D) The Street Superintendent shall prepare a certified statement of the actual cost incurred by the city in the removal of the obnoxious or troublesome weeds or vegetation. The statement shall be delivered to the owner of the property by certified mail, return receipt requested, and the owner shall pay the statement amount to the city within 30 days from the date of the statement.
(‘89 Code, § 72.04) (Am. Ord. passed - -)
(E) If the landowner fails to pay the amount within 30 days after the date of the statement, a certified copy of the statement of costs shall be filed in the Office of the County Auditor. The Auditor shall place the amount claimed on the tax duplicate against the property affected by the work, and the amount shall be collected as taxes are collected and shall be disbursed to the City General Fund.
(‘89 Code, § 72.05) (Am. Ord. passed - -)