Upon written request by the vehicle owner or the property owner received by the Director of Public Health within 10 days after the date of mailing the notices of intention to abate and remove, a public hearing shall be held by the Director of Public Health on the question of abatement and removal of the vehicle or vehicle parts as abandoned, and the assessment of the administrative costs and the cost of removal of the vehicle or vehicle parts against the property on which it is located.
If the property owner submits a written statement denying responsibility for the presence of the vehicle on the property within such 10-day period, said statement shall be construed as a request for a hearing which does not require the attendance of the property owner. If a request for hearing is not received within 10 days after mailing of the notice of intention to abate and remove, the Director of Public Health shall have the authority to abate and remove the vehicle or parts thereof as a public nuisance without holding a public hearing.
Notice of the hearings shall be mailed, by registered or certified mail, at least 10 days before the hearing to the property owner and to the vehicle owner, unless the vehicle is in such condition that identification numbers are not available to determine ownership. The notice of hearing shall include a statement of whether the Department of Public Health will seek recovery of attorneys’ fees for the hearing.
(Amended by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)