218.04  HAZARD OR NUISANCE PROCEDURE.
   (a)   Resolution and Notice. When any lot, parcel of land, building or structure within the City, because of the accumulation of refuse or debris, the uncontrolled growing of noxious weeds, or age or dilapidation, or because of any other condition or happening, becomes, in the opinion of Council, a public hazard or nuisance, which is dangerous to the health, safety or welfare of the inhabitants of the City or of those residing or habitually going near such lot, parcel of land, building or structure, Council may, after investigation, by resolution, determine that a hazard or nuisance exists, prescribe a form of notice and direct the Clerk to give such notice by first class mail addressed to the owner of the land upon which such nuisance exists or to the owner of the building or structure itself at his or her address or the address shown on the last tax roll of the City or by publication at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the City, to be designated by Council, or by posting notice thereof for the same length of time in three public places within the City, to abate such nuisance or remove such hazard.
   (b)   Contents of Notice. The notice to abate or remove the hazard or nuisance shall specify the nature of the hazard or nuisance, describe the property on which the same is located, require the owner to abate or remove the hazard or nuisance promptly and designate a time within which the same shall be abated or removed, which time shall be commensurate with the nature of the hazard or nuisance.
   (c)   Removal by City. If, at the expiration of the time limit specified in the notice to abate or remove the hazard or nuisance, the owner has not complied with the requirements thereof, or in any case where the owner of the land or of the building or structure itself is not known, Council may, by resolution, order such hazard removed or nuisance abated under the direction of the City Manager by the proper department or agency of the City, or may cause the work to be done by contract or by hire.
   (d)   Manager's Duties. The City Manager shall take all steps necessary to carry out the directions of Council in removing a hazard or abating a nuisance, shall keep or cause to be kept an accurate record of all expense in connection therewith and, upon completion of the work to be performed, shall submit a report of the work done, and of all expenses in connection therewith, to Council.
   (e)   Assessment of Costs. Council shall, by resolution, after examination of the Manager's report, determine what amount or part of each such expense shall be charged, the person, if known, against whom the charge shall be assessed, and the premises upon which the same shall be levied as a special assessment, and shall require notice of all the amounts so reported and determined to be given by the Clerk by first class mail to the owner of each lot or parcel of land at his or her address or the address shown on the last tax roll of the City, or by publication at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the City, or by posting notice thereof for the same length of time in three public places within the City, to be designated by Council. Such notice shall state the basis of the assessment and the cost thereof and shall give a reasonable time, which shall not be less than thirty days, within which payment shall be made. In all cases where payment is not made within the time limit, the same shall be reported by the Clerk to the Assessor who shall spread such amounts against the several persons or descriptions of real property chargeable therewith on the next roll for the collection of City taxes.
   (f)   Certificate of Assessor. When the Assessor has completed such assessment roll, he or she shall attach thereto and endorse thereon his or her certificate to the effect that the roll has been made by him or her pursuant to a resolution of Council, giving the date of adoption of the same, and that in making the assessments therein, the Assessor has, as near as may be, according to his or her best judgment, conformed in all respects to the directions contained in such resolution and the City Charter. The Assessor shall thereupon file such special assessment roll with the Clerk.
   (g)   Corrections and Confirmation of Roll. Council may correct the roll as to any assessment or description of any lot or parcel of land or other errors appearing therein. Any changes made in the roll shall be noted in the Council minutes. Council shall thereupon confirm such special assessment roll with such corrections as may have been made and the Clerk shall endorse the date of confirmation thereon. Upon confirmation, such roll shall be final and conclusive.
(Ord. 6.  Passed 4-17-62; Ord. 2009-06.  Passed 4-21-09.)