Chapter 15.56
DANGEROUS BUILDINGS AMENDMENTS

Sections:

15.56.010    Local amendments to the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition.

15.56.020    Definitions.

15.56.201.2    Inspections.

15.56.205    Board of appeals.

15.56.402    Recordation of notice and order.

15.56.905    Personal obligation and special assessment.

15.56.907    Payment schedule provisions amended.

15.56.908    Lien of assessment.

15.56.010 Local amendments to the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, 1997 Edition.

The amendments to the 1997 Edition of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings are listed hereafter by section. The last digits of the section number, after the title and chapter digits, refer to the section of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings being amended; i.e., PMC 15.56.205 refers to Section 205. The Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings is also amended by the definitions contained in PMC 15.56.020. All these amendments are in addition and supplementary to those amendments set out in Chapter 15.52 PMC. (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.56.020 Definitions.

“Board of appeals” as used in the code means “city manager.”

“County” as used in the code means “Matanuska-Susitna Borough.”

“Fire marshal” as used in the code means “chief of the city fire department or designee.”

“Misdemeanor” as used in the code means “violation.” (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.56.201.2 Inspections.

Delete “health officer, the.” (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.56.205 Board of appeals.

Delete the entire section and insert the following:

Appeals under this chapter shall be in accordance with PMC 15.70.

(Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.56.402 Recordation of notice and order.

Change the term “county recorder” as appears twice in this section to “State of Alaska recorder’s office.” (Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.56.905 Personal obligation and special assessment.

Delete the provisions of this section and replace as follows:

(a) The responsibility for payment of the charges for abatements as set forth in this chapter shall rest upon the owners of the property upon which the abatement occurred, to include the owners at the time of occurrence of the condition rendering the property subject to these abatement proceedings and the owners at the time of the actual abatement proceedings.

(b) The city shall have the right to bring suit for the collection of charges for abatement as set forth in this chapter plus costs and attorney’s fees against all the parties responsible for payment, jointly and severally.

(c) In addition, the city shall have the right to impose an assessment against the property for the repayment of the abatement charges. If the city proceeds with an assessment, it shall confirm the assessment, cause the same to be recorded on the assessment roll, and thereafter said assessment shall constitute a special assessment and a lien upon the property.

(d) The lien created herein may be enforced as provided in AS 34.35.005 to AS 34.35.045. The enforcement of the lien is a cumulative remedy and does not bar the collection of the charges for abatement as provided in subsection (b) above.

(Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.56.907 Payment schedule provisions amended.

Delete the title and the entire section and substitute the following:

Payment Schedule – Delinquency, Interest. These matters shall be controlled by PMC 3.08.100 A, B, C and D, except that the following will be deleted from B, “(or interest installment under subsection (E) (4) of this section)”.

(Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)

15.56.908 Lien of assessment.

Delete the subsections (a) and (b) and substitute the following:

Immediately upon its being placed on the assessment roll the assessment shall be deemed to be complete, the several amounts assessed shall be payable, and the assessments shall be liens against the lots or parcels of land assessed, respectively. The lien shall be subordinate to all existing special assessment liens previously imposed and to state, borough and city property taxes upon the same property. The lien shall be paramount to all other liens. The lien shall continue until the assessment and all interest due and payable thereon are paid.

(Ord. 17-005 § 4, 2017)