'Clean & Lien' Resolution


What Is Resolution 2018-15 About

In an effort to address buildings and/or structures that are ruined, damaged and dilapidated, or any premise that is covered with ruins, rubbish, wreckage or debris, Resolution 2018-15 will be presented to the Governing Body at the July 10th, 2018, City Council Meeting.  

About The Meeting

At this meeting, the Governing Body will review 43 properties that staff has identified with structures that are ruined, damaged and dilapidated, or is a menace to the public comfort, health, peace or safety of the community.  A public hearing will be opened for the property owner(s), neighbors, and public alike to voice support or opposition for the passing of Resolution 2018-15.  It is at this time that staff will make recommendations and property owner(s) can plead their case.  Should Resolution 2018-15 be passed, public hearings regarding the listed properties will continue monthly at regularly scheduled City Council meetings.

What is the Objective

The optimal goal is voluntary compliance by the responsible party. However, should the building/structure/property fail to comply, approval of Resolution 2018-15 would allow the city to intercede and invoice the property owner for the costs to clean, and/or remove any condemned building, structure, rubbish or debris.  Failure to reimburse the city for abating the situation will result in a property lien.


Resolution #2018-15 was adopted unanimously at the July 10th meeting with an amendment to paragraph 3 (Page 12) adding the following language:

"The City Manager is encouraged to negotiate time limits with individual property owners for the cleanup of their properties and to report such negotiated time schedules as part of 'MATTERS FROM THE CITY MANAGER'."

The public hearing on all the properties is continued until August 14th, 2018, 6 PM, during the City Council meeting. The listed properties will be reviewed, and the property owner/public, again, will have the opportunity to speak. The public hearing will continue from month to month thereafter, until all the properties within the Resolution list are dealt with to the satisfaction of the City Council. 

Each property has been assigned a Case Manager. Please make an effort to contact your case manager to discuss how you can come into compliance and resolve the issues. You can also set up an appointment and/or request an on-site follow-up inspection by clicking here. 

Resolution 2018-28

On August 14, 2018, the City Council voted to continue the hearing, to a date-certain, of August 28, 2018.  However, because of timing conflict, the City Council was unable to meet on the date set.  This has resulted in Resolution 2018-15 requiring to be re-approved under a new name, Resolution 2018-28.  Approval of Resolution 2018-28 does not  change anything from the original Resolution 2018-15.

Resolution 2018-28 will be introduced to the City Council on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6 PM, within the Council Chambers at City Hall. A public hearing will be held with adequate opportunity for interested parties to speak.

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