(Amended by Ordinance No. 178215, effective February 25, 2004.)
A. If within the time fixed in this
Chapter, the nuisance described in the notice has not been abated, or cause
shown as specified in Section 20.40.180 why such nuisance should not be removed
or abated, or where summary abatement is authorized, the City Forester may cause
the nuisance to be removed and abated.
B. Except as set forth in Section 20.40.205 whenever a nuisance is abated by the City, the City Forester shall keep an accurate account of all expenses incurred, including cost of abatement, Auditor's fees, County Recorder's charges and a civil penalty of $300 for each nuisance abated.
C. When the City has abated a nuisance maintained by any owner of real property, for each subsequent nuisance which is abated by the City within 2 consecutive calendar years concerning real property owned by the same person, an additional civil penalty of 50 percent (minimum of $50) of the cost of abatement shall be added to the costs, charges and civil penalties provided for in Subsection B of this Section. The civil penalty shall be imposed without regard to whether the nuisances abated by the City involve the same real property or are of the same character.
D. The City Forester shall, after completing the removal and abatement, file a statement of costs with the Auditor.