[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coal City 7-13-2009 by Ord. No. 09-24. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, "code" means any municipal ordinance that requires, after notice, the cutting of grass and weeds, the removal of garbage and debris, the removal of inoperable motor vehicles, and rodent and vermin abatement.
The Village may issue a special assessment against a property owner upon the following circumstances:
The property owner is cited with a code violation;
Noncompliance is found upon reinspection of the property after the due date of compliance with an order to correct the code violation or with an order for abatement;
Costs for the services rendered by the municipality to correct the code violation remain unpaid at the point in time that they would become a debt due and owing the municipality, as provided in the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/11-20-15; and
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
A lien has been filed of record by the municipality in the office of the recorder in the county in which the property is located.
If a special assessment is issued by the Village against a property owner, it shall be for the costs of abating the code violation. The charges for the cutting of grass and weeds, the removal of garbage and debris, the removal of inoperable motor vehicles, and rodent and vermin abatement shall be set and determined by the Village Administrator if not otherwise set in the Village Code. Where applicable, a photograph of the code violation being abated shall be provided to the property owner in conjunction with the issuance of the special assessment.
Upon payment of the costs by the owner of record or persons interested in the property, the lien shall be released by the Village and said release shall be filed of record in the same manner as the filing of the notice of the lien.