Sec. 14A-3-4. Summary abatement.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, whenever it is determined that a public nuisance is so imminently dangerous to life or other property that such condition must be immediately corrected or isolated, the community development director or his or her agent may institute the following procedures:
(1) Notice. The community development director or his or her agent shall attempt to make contact through a personal interview, or by telephone, with the landowner or the person, if any, occupying or otherwise in real or apparent charge and control thereof. The community development director or his or her agent shall document all attempts to make contact. In the event contact is made, the community development director or his or her agent shall notify such person or persons of the danger involved and require that such condition be immediately removed, repaired or isolated so as to preclude harm to any person or property.
(2) Abatement. In the event the community development director or his or her agent is unable to make contact as required by this section, or if the appropriate persons, after notification by the community development director or his or her agent, do not take action as specified by such official within seventy-two hours, or a lesser period if deemed necessary, then the community development director or his or her agent may, with the approval of the city manager and in consultation with the city attorney if feasible, take all steps necessary to remove or isolate such dangerous condition, or conditions, with the use of city forces or a contractor retained pursuant to the provisions of this code; provided, however, that summary abatement shall be limited solely to those matters which are imminently dangerous to life or other property, and additional abatement, if necessary, shall utilize the other enforcement provisions of this chapter.
(3) Costs. The community development director or his or her agent shall keep an itemized account of the costs incurred by the city in removing or isolating such condition or conditions. Such costs may be recovered to the same extent and in the same manner that abatement costs are recovered pursuant to Sections 14A-3-2 and 14A-3-3. (Ord. No. 1495, § 3 (part).)