§ 5.37.130. City removal—Graffiti abatement levy payment notice  

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  • Upon computing the expenses, the superintendent or his or her authorized representative shall serve the graffiti abatement levy upon the owner of the property where graffiti was removed, as the owner is determined from the current files of the real estate division of the county clerk's office. The notice to pay graffiti abatement levy shall be in substantially the following form:


    In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 5.37 of the Code of the City of Wichita, Kansas, the Office of Central Inspection has caused the graffiti upon _____


    AKA _____

    to be removed at City expense.

    You are hereby notified that the total cost of ____________ is now due and payable to the City of Wichita, Kansas. Section 5.37.140 of the Code of the City of Wichita, Kansas, provides in part, that the property owner, tenant or any other interested person may demand a hearing within fifteen (15) days of this notice before the Board of Code Standards and Appeals on the reasonableness of the charges. Such demand shall be in writing, filed with the Office of Central Inspection and shall describe the property involved, the reasons for objecting, and the name, address and interest of the appellant.

    If no hearing is demanded, this payment shall become delinquent within thirty (30) days from this notice and if the amount due is not otherwise collected, a lien for this amount, plus a fee for preparation of the lien and any civil penalty shall be attached on the affected property and thereafter bear interest at the rate of 12% per annum until paid.

(Ord. No. 41-794 § 13)