Sec. 17-54. Notice.


(a)  Whenever the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, determines that graffiti exists on any public or private property, a notice shall be issued to abate such nuisance. The notice shall be given by personal service or certified mail and shall contain the following information:


(1) The street address or legal description of the property sufficient for identification of the property.


(2) A statement that the property is a potential graffiti nuisance property and a concise description of the conditions leading to the finding.


(3) A statement that the graffiti must be removed within ten (10) days of the receipt of the notice, and that if the graffiti is not abated within that time, the Chief of Police may have the graffiti removed with the owner, agent, occupant or person in possession being responsible for the actual cost thereof.


(4) An information sheet identifying any public or private organizations which have expressed an interest in assisting in the removal of graffiti.


(b)   In the event of extenuating circumstances, such as weather conditions not conducive to painting or removal, the property owner may request an additional ten (10) days to comply with the notice.


(c)   It shall be unlawful for any person who is the owner or who has primary responsibility for property in the City to permit that property to remain defaced with graffiti beyond the time authorized for abatement of the graffiti. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4308, 1, 11-17-97