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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 20 Parks Chapter 20.40 Street Tree and Other Public Tree Regulations
20.40.205 Cost of Abatement; Low Income, Elderly Persons.

(Amended by Ordinance. No. 168234, effective October 26, 1994.)

A. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Chapter, the cost of abating a nuisance shall be waived for low income, elderly persons if upon application it appears to the Superintendent that the conditions set forth in Subsection B are met.

B. Persons eligible for a waiver of nuisance abatement costs shall be over 62 years of age, and:

1. A person living alone, whose total income for the preceding calendar year did not exceed 1-1/2 times the maximum amount a Social Security recipient at age 65 may have earned in that year without having any benefits withheld; or the head of a household which household received a total income for the preceding calendar year that did not exceed 2-1/4 times the maximum amount a Social Security recipient at age 65 may have earned in that year without having any benefits withheld; and

2. Must furnish proof of the age and income requirements set forth in Subsection B 1 of this Section in a manner and form acceptable to the Superintendent; and

3. Must own, or be in the process of purchasing the property from which the nuisance is abated; and

4. Be living on the property from which the nuisance is abated.

C. The removal of the nuisance in question must have been required by the Superintendent and the person requesting the waiver of costs must have been officially notified by the Superintendent to remove the nuisance.

D. Applications for waiver of nuisance abatement costs shall be filed with the Superintendent, on forms supplied by the City, within 10 days after receipt of a notice to remove nuisance or a work order notice unless the Superintendent extends that time on good cause shown. All information required to be given on such form shall be supplied and verified by the applicant. An application for waiver of nuisance assessment costs must be submitted for each removal notice sent to the applicant.

E. The maximum amount which may be waived under this Section for any one parcel of real property or any one person shall be $750 per calendar year.

F. No overhead charge or civil penalty shall be imposed for any real property for which a waiver, pursuant to this Section, shall have been approved.