15.16.030 – Abatement requirements

  1. Whenever the building inspector, the fire chief, any member of the board of health, the city sanitarian, or any other officer of the city, finds that any building or structure in the city is a dangerous building, he shall file a written statement to this effect with the city sanitarian.  The sanitarian shall thereupon cause written notice to be served upon the owner thereof, and upon the occupancy thereof, if any, by registered mail or by personal service.  Such notice shall state that the building has been declared to be in dangerous condition and that such dangerous condition must be removed or remedied by repairing or altering the building or demolishing it, and that the condition must be remedied at once.  Such notice may be in the following form: "To ___________________(owner-occupant of the premises) of the     premises known and described as __________________________________    "You are hereby notified that (describe building) on the premises above described has been condemned as a nuisance and a dangerous building after inspection by ___________________________. "The causes for this decision are (here insert the facts as to the dangerous condition). "You must remedy this condition or demolish the building immediately, or the City of St. Charles will proceed to do so."
  2. If the person receiving such notice has not complied therewith within ten days from the time when this notice is served upon such person by personal service or by registered mail, the city may, upon orders of the mayor, proceed to remedy the condition or demolish the dangerous building.
(Prior code: § 13.303)