Chapter 6.30


6.30.010    Recovery of costs.

6.30.020    Definition of costs.

6.30.030    Cost accounting and recovery required.

6.30.040    Notice of cost recovery requirements.

6.30.050    Collection of charges.

6.30.010 Recovery of costs.

This section establishes procedures for the recovery of administrative costs, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs, incurred by the city in the enforcement process for the abatement of conditions. These procedures are used when a nuisance is abated by the property owner in advance of initiation of a city-conducted abatement. [Ord. 323 § 1, 2001]

6.30.020 Definition of costs.

For the purposes of this chapter, “costs” shall mean administrative costs, including staff time expended and reasonably related to nuisance abatement cases, for items, including but not limited to, investigation, site inspection and monitoring, reports, telephone contacts, correspondence and meetings with affected parties, as well as all attorneys’ fees incurred in the abatement proceedings, including but not limited to filing fees and fees for witnesses. [Ord. 323 § 1, 2001]

6.30.030 Cost accounting and recovery required.

The city shall maintain records of all administrative costs incurred by city departments associated with the enforcement process pursuant to this chapter and shall recover the costs from the property owner as provided by this section. Enforcement costs shall be charged according to the fee schedule adopted in the city of Biggs administrative code. [Ord. 323 § 1, 2001]

6.30.040 Notice of cost recovery requirements.

The enforcement officer shall include in the first violation notice a statement of the intent of the city to charge the property owner for all enforcement costs incurred by the city if the violation is not corrected as required. The notice shall state that the property owner will receive at the conclusion of the enforcement case a summary of enforcement costs associated with the processing of the case. [Ord. 323 § 1, 2001]

6.30.050 Collection of charges.

Such costs shall be recoverable as described in Chapter 6.35 BMC, Lien Procedure. [Ord. 323 § 1, 2001]