(a)    Upon failure of the property owner to abate a nuisance:
      (1)   Upon the expiration time of the special permit; or
      (2)    If no special building permit was issued within forty-five days of completion of service of the written order of the Board of Nuisance Abatement.
   The Director of Public Service is hereby authorized to cause entry upon such premises, and the owner shall permit such entry, to abate the nuisance by demolition and removal of the structure, or by boarding all windows, exterior doors and other openings to secure the structure and by removal of litter and cutting of rank growth that may be present.
(Ord. 47-89. Passed 5-2-89.)
   (b)    In abating such nuisances the Director shall obtain the abatement thereof as provided by the Charter and Code of the City relating to constructing powers, and the costs of such contract shall be paid for from City funds, except that in the case of boarding to abate the nuisance as provided for in this section, the City may elect to do so by using its own employees and materials. The costs of such abatement shall be recovered from the owner in the following manner:
      (1)   The owner shall be billed for the cost of the abatement by mailing such bill to the owner, by United States certified mail with return receipt requested, or by personally serving the owner with a copy of such bill. If service of such bill is not perfected by either of the hereinbefore described methods then the billing notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City, once a week for two consecutive weeks.
      (2)    If the owner shall fail to pay for the cost of such abatement within thirty days after receipt of the bill, or after the publication of the second notice in the aforesaid newspaper, the Director shall cause the cost of the abatement to be either certified to the County Treasurer of Franklin County, Ohio and levied as a special assessment against the property which was the subject of the abatement action, and recovered in the manner provided for the recovery of special assessments; or shall be collectible, together with any interest thereon, by suit, as other debts of like amounts are collectible. (Ord. 80-87. Passed 11-3-87.)