Upon request by the owner of the vehicle or owner of the land received by the Community Development Department within ten days after the mailing of the notices of intention to abate and remove, a public hearing shall be scheduled by the hearing officer. Upon a finding by the hearing officer at the public hearing that the vehicle, or parts thereof, is abandoned, wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative, constituting a public nuisance, the hearing officer shall order the abatement and removal of the vehicle and assess the administrative costs and the costs of removal and disposal of the vehicle, or parts thereof, against the property on which it is located.
If the owner of the land submits a sworn written statement denying responsibility for the presence of the vehicle on his or her land within such ten-day period, said statement shall be construed as a request for a hearing, which does not require his or her presence. Notice of the hearing shall be mailed, by registered mail, at least ten days before the hearing to the owner of the land and to the legal and registered owners of the vehicle, unless the vehicle is in such condition that identification numbers are not available to determine ownership.
(Ord. 95-18 § 2 (part), 1995: Ord. 95-02 § 2 (part), 1995.)(Ord 2009-004 § 32 (part),2009)