It shall be the duty of the chief of police, upon complaint of any person made in writing and signed by the person making the same, to examine any of the matters or things specified in this chapter, and when, in his opinion, the same is offensive or injurious to any person, he shall notify the owner or the person occupying the premises or author thereof, in writing, to cleanse, abate or remove the nuisance, and if such person permits said nuisance to remain forty eight (48) hours after receiving said notice, he shall forfeit and pay to the city, for each forty eight (48) hours he allows the same to remain after having received said notice, in addition to the penalties specifically denounced in the foregoing provisions against the same, the reasonable expense incurred in abating, cleansing or removing said nuisance, which costs shall be taxed as costs against such person. For these purposes, a charge by the city of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per hour for labor and equipment, plus disposal costs, if any, shall be deemed reasonable. (1925 Code § 26-15; amd. 1981 Code; 2009 Code)