Sec. 14A-4-2. Notice to abate.

When the community development director determines pursuant to an inspection conducted according to Section 14A-1-6, that the conditions existing on the premises constituting a violation of the provisions of this chapter are the result of the existence on said premises of any abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle(s), or parts thereof, and should be abated, the community development director shall, except as provided in Section 14A-4-3, do the following:
(1) Issue a notice of the city's intention to abate and remove the vehicle(s) or parts thereof after the expiration of ten days, as a public nuisance, directed to the owner of the premises on which the vehicle(s) or parts thereof is located and the owner of the vehicle(s) or parts thereof. This notice shall contain:
(A) The street address and such other description as is required to identify the premises on which the vehicle(s) or parts thereof is located;
(B) The identity of the vehicle(s) or parts thereof to be abated, including license and/or vehicle identification number if available;
(C) A statement that the community development director has found the vehicle(s) or parts thereof to be a public nuisance as specified in this chapter with a special citation to the applicable section thereof, and to other sections of the city code if applicable, including sufficient detail to provide the owner with information as to the conditions constituting the alleged nuisance;
(D) A statement of the action required to be taken as determined by the community development director, and that such action is to be completed within ten days after the date of the mailing of the notice;
(E) A statement that removal from the location specified in the notification to another location upon which storage is not permitted is prohibited and shall subject the person to additional penalties without further notice;
(F) A statement that if removal is made within the time limits specified, notification shall be given in writing to the community development director;
(G) A statement of the penalties provided for noncompliance with such notice;
(H) A statement providing for a hearing by the hearing officer upon written request to the community development director by the owner of the premises on which the vehicle(s) or parts thereof is located or by the owner of the vehicle(s) or parts thereof within ten days after the date of the mailing of the notice;
(I) A statement that failure either to take the action required or to request a hearing within the applicable ten-day period shall be deemed a waiver of such rights, and that the community development director may proceed to abate the nuisance in the manner prescribed in Section 14A-4-13.
(2) The notice shall be sent by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, to the owner of the premises as shown on the latest equalized assessment roll of the county using such address as may be shown by the assessment roll or such other address as may be known by the community development director and to the last registered and legal owner(s) of record, unless the vehicle(s) or parts thereof is in such condition that identification numbers are not available to determine ownership.
(3) Upon issuance of the notice, the community development director may provide additional notice by posting a copy thereof conspicuously on the vehicle(s) or parts to be abated.
(4) If the owner of the premises and the owner of the vehicle(s) have signed releases authorizing removal and waiving further interest in the vehicle(s) or parts thereof, no notice of intention is required. (Ord. No. 1215, § 4 (part).)