Sec. 14C-1-3. Notice of intention to abate public nuisance and public hearing thereon.

(a) Whenever the fire chief or his or her authorized representative finds, upon the recommendation of a duly authorized representative of the fire department, that a nuisance as defined in this chapter exists on any lot or premises, or upon any sidewalk, parking or street adjacent to such lot or premises, he or she shall serve the property owner, agent of the owner, lessee or occupant of the property on which the nuisance is located with a written notice of intention to abate public nuisance. The notice of intention to abate public nuisance shall demand that the property owner, agent of the owner, lessee, or occupant remedy or abate such public nuisance within a reasonable period of time which shall not be less than ten days. It shall also give notice of the time, date and place that a public hearing will be held by the fire chief or his or her authorized representative on the question of the determination of the public nuisance and the abatement of the public nuisance. The public hearing shall be set for a date after the time afforded for abatement expires. Notification shall be given in accordance with Section 14C-1-4.
(b) Exception. If an irrevocable offer of dedication of real property for road purposes exists on the property, then the city shall assume the responsibility to abate the public nuisance if requested by the property owner. The request shall be on a form provided by the city and shall include agreement for right of entry. If the property owner will not authorize a right of entry, then this exception shall not apply. (Ord. No. 1341, (part).)