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17.33.080 Declaration of Nuisance.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinance 186902, effective December 26, 2014.)

  1.  Any property not connected to a public sewer system as required by Section 17.33.030, Section 17.33.050, or Subsection 17.32.070 C. is hereby declared a nuisance and subject to abatement or correction as provided for in Section 17.33.100.  The Director is authorized to take steps necessary to abate such a nuisance, including abatement work in public rights-of-way or easements, authority to order remediation on private or public property, or to expend City funds to abate the nuisance.  The Director is further authorized to charge the responsible parties for all costs of the abatement effort.  The Director will establish the procedures and forms to be used to notify property owners about sewer system availability and connection delinquencies.  Costs of nuisance abatement may be assessed as a lien against property as provided in this Code.