(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
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
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