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(a) Should a sign owner fail to remove or bring a violating sign into compliance within the prescribed time limits, the Building Inspector shall cause the offending sign to be removed at the City's expense. The Building Inspector will cause the City Finance Director to bill the owner. If the City is not reimbursed by the owner within thirty days after presentation of such expenses, the amount will be certified to the County Auditor and levied as a special assessment against the property on which the sign is located. Collection will be in the manner provided for special assessments. Interest charges may be added.
(b) The City shall not be responsible for any signs which it has been forced to remove.
(c) For purposes of removal, the definition of sign is expanded to include all sign embellishments and structures designed specifically to support the sign.
(Ord. 89-8. Passed 12-4-89.)