9.45.030 – Remedy

  1. In the event a City administrative hearing officer or the court determines the property to be a chronic nuisance property, the City hearing officer or the court may order that the property be closed and secured against all use and occupancy for a period of not less than thirty (30) days, but not more than one hundred and eighty (180) days, or the hearing officer or court may employ any other remedy deemed by it to be appropriate to abate the nuisance.
  2. In addition to the remedy provided in paragraph A above, the City hearing officer or the court may impose upon the owner of the property a civil penalty in the amount of up to Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($750.00) per day, payable to the City of St. Charles, for each day the owner had actual knowledge that the property was a public nuisance property and permitted the property to remain public nuisance property.
  3. In determining what remedy or remedies shall be allowed, the City hearing officer or the court may consider evidence of other conduct that has occurred on the property, including but not limited to:
    1. The disturbance of neighbors.
    2. The recurrence of loud and obnoxious noises.
    3. Repeated consumption of alcohol in public.
    4. The repeated sale or possession of controlled substances on the premises.
(2016-M-56: § 2; 2015-M-27: § 1; 2007-M-10: § 1)