10A NCAC 29c .1207       ASSESSMENT OF COSTS

In all cases referred to in this ordinance which reach the Secretary for action, either upon appeal of the owner from the ruling of the building inspector or upon report of the building inspector that the owner fails or refuses to comply with his order or direction, the Secretary or his designee shall hear the matter, and if he finds and determines that the building or structure in question is in such a dilapidated or substandard state of disrepair as to constitute a fire or safety hazard, or to be dangerous to life, health, or other property, or is a public nuisance, and that the owner of said building or structure has failed or refused to abate the nuisance and has failed or refused to have said building or structure demolished and removed or has failed or refused to take such other steps as may be necessary to abate the nuisance and remove the hazards found to exist, he may cause the demolition and removal of such building or structure to be done, or effect such other remedies as may be necessary to abate the nuisance and remove the hazards, and specially assess the cost of such work against the lot or parcel of land on which the building or structure was situated; and such assessment shall constitute a specific lien upon said lot or parcel of land, which may be enforced by an action instituted in the name of the Town of Butner in the nature of an action to foreclose a mortgage as provided by G.S. 105‑414 in the case of ad valorem taxes and local improvement assessments.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122‑95; 143B‑10;

Eff. March 21, 1980.