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20.40.195 Notice of Assessment.

(Replaced by Ordinance No. 178215, effective February 25, 2004.)
A. Whenever a nuisance is abated by the City, the City Forester shall keep an accurate account of all expenses incurred, including a civil penalty of $300.00 plus overhead charges of contractor's costs and County Recorder's fees for each nuisance abated.
B. When a property meets the conditions for costs or penalties as described in this section, the Bureau of Parks and Recreation shall file a statement of such costs or penalties with the Auditor. Upon receipt of the statement, the Auditor shall mail a notice to the property owner, stating the City's intent to assess the property in question the amount due plus charges to cover the administrative costs of the City Auditor. In the event the amount due set forth in the notice is not paid in full within 30 days of the date of the notice, the Auditor shall enter that amount or the amount of the unpaid balance, plus charges to cover the administrative costs of the City Auditor in the docket of City liens which shall thereafter constitute a lien against the property.
C. A determination issued pursuant to Subsection 20.40.195 A. may be appealed to the Code Hearings Officer, as provided for in Chapter 22.10 of the City Code. The Auditor shall not enter any amount on the lien document under Subsection 20.40.195 B. as to any charge which has been appealed to the Code Hearings Officer under this subsection, until the appeal has been decided and the period for seeking judicial review has passed, or any judicial review has become final.