Sec. 17-55. Removal by City.

 

(a)  Should the owner, agent, occupant or person in possession of the property subject to the graffiti notice fail to comply with the notice and fail to request a hearing with the municipality within ten (10) days after the receipt of such notice, the City shall be authorized to use public funds for the removal, painting or repair of the graffiti. Only the immediate area on which the graffiti is located shall be painted or repaired, unless the Chief of Police determines and advises the owner, agent, occupant or person in possession that a more extensive painting or repair is needed to avoid an aesthetic disfigurement to the neighborhood or community.

 

(b)  The City or its contractor is expressly authorized to enter upon the premises for the removal, painting or repair of graffiti in accordance with this article.

 

(c)  The actual costs of removal, painting or repair shall be billed to the property owner and if not paid, the actual costs to the City of abating and removing the graffiti may be levied and assessed upon the real property so benefited in the same manner as other special taxes are levied and assessed. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 4308, 1, 11-17-97