Sec. 17-16. Same--Costs.

 

When the city has effected the removal of weeds and/or litter or has paid for its removal or has conducted drainage or filling or has paid for the drainage or filling of a property so as to prevent the presence of stagnant water, the actual cost thereof shall be charged to the owner, agent, occupant or person in possession, charge or control of such property as set forth in section 17-12. For purposes of this section, if it becomes necessary for the city to charge the owner, agent, occupant or person in possession, charge or control of a property for work conducted upon a property as described above, the billing shall be calculated at a rate that includes an administrative fee as set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code plus: (a) the actual cost of the billing by an authorized contractor that controls weeds on a property on behalf of the city, (b) a rate as set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code per square foot of the property so affected if such weeds are controlled by the city, (c) the actual cost of litter removal, and (d) the actual cost of the draining or filling to prevent the accumulation of stagnant water.

 

Source:  Ord. No. 3393, 1, 4-21-86; Ord. No. 3859, 21, 3-16-92; Ord. No. 3862, 1, 4-20-92; Ord. No. 5135, 11, 9-7-10

State law reference--Power of city to so provide, R.R.S. 1943, 16-230.