(A)   Should the nuisance not be abated at the expiration time stated in the initial notice issued by the Code Enforcement Officer, or within the time specified in the decision of the Property Maintenance Appeals Board, the Code Enforcement Officer shall notify the legislative authority that the public nuisance has not been abated. Thereafter, the legislative authority may, after notice to the owner and an opportunity to be heard, cause a hearing to be held on the question of the existence of a public nuisance building, structure, or grounds and whether and how such public nuisance building or structure, if found to exist, should be abated and may do the following:
   (B)   Not withstanding other enforcement actions that have been undertaken and if after all appellate remedies have been exhausted the owner fails to abate the public nuisance as ordered, shall authorize by ordinance the nuisance to be abated at anytime thereafter and shall authorize the Code Enforcement Officer to proceed to abate the public nuisance.
   (1)   The Code Enforcement Officer may call upon any department of the city for whatever assistance may be necessary or may, by private contract obtain the abatement thereof and the cost of such private contract shall be paid for from city funds specifically authorized by Council in order to abate such public nuisance.
      (2)   In abating such nuisance, the Code Enforcement Officer may determine the extent necessary to complete the abatement of the same, and the cost of the abatement action shall be recovered from the owner or owners by the following procedures:
         (a)   The owner or owners shall be billed directly by certified mail for the cost of the abatement. The bill for the cost of the abatement shall be paid within 30 days after receipt of the bill; and
         (b)   If costs are not so recovered, then the city shall cause the cost of the abatement to be levied as an assessment and recovered in accordance with R.C. § 715.261.
(Ord. 10-039, passed 6-15-10)