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A. Pursuant to the authority granted by 63 Oklahoma Statutes section 1-1011, as amended, the City, by and through the appointed Health Officer of the City, or other officer, the Board of City Commissioners designates to perform the functions and duties set forth in this section, shall have the authority to order the owner or occupant of any private premises in the City to remove from such premises, at his own expense, any source of filth, cause of sickness, condition conducive to the breeding of insects or rodents that might contribute to the transmission of disease, or any other condition adversely affecting the public health, within twenty four (24) hours, or within such other time as might be reasonable, and a failure to do so shall constitute a misdemeanor. Such order shall be in writing and may be served personally on the owner or occupant of the premises, or authorized agent thereof, or a copy thereof may be left at the last usual place of abode of such owner, occupant or agent, if known and within the State. If the premises are unoccupied and the residence of such owner, occupant or agent is unknown, or is without the State, such order may be served by posting a copy thereof on the premises, or by publication in at least one issue of a newspaper having a general circulation in the City.
B. If such order is not complied with, the City may cause the order to be executed and complied with, and the cost thereof shall be certified to the City Clerk, who shall add the same to the Municipal utility bill of the owner or occupant, and shall become due and payable and be subject to the same regulations relating to delinquency in payment as the utility bill itself. If such owner or occupant is not a user of any Municipal utility service, such costs, after certification to the City Clerk, may be collected in any manner in which any other debt due the City may be collected. (Ord. 02062017-2, 2-6-2017)