Village of River Hills
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Chapter 18 Section 10


a.  Whenever the Health Officer or designee determines that a violation exists or has reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this ordinance, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, he/she shall issue the violator a written order to include:

1.  A description of the real estate involved.

2.  A statement of violations and corrective actions required.

3.  A reasonable time limit for the performance of any corrective act required.

4.  That if the violation is not corrected within the time set forth that the Health Officer may take steps to abate the violation and that the cost of the abatement may be assessed against the owner of the property involved.

Such notice shall be served upon the owner, operator or occupant as the case may require, and may be served by certified mail or in the manner provided by Ch. 801, Wisconsin Statutes, for service of summons.

b.  Exception to Written Order. In cases where a violation poses an immediate health hazard to the public as determined by the Health Officer or designee, Health Officer or designee can take all reasonable steps to abate the hazard without a written order.

c.  Abatement. In those cases where the Health Officer determines that it is necessary to abate the violation, the cost of the abatement may be assessed to the property owner as a special charge pursuant to Section 66.0627 Wis. Stats.  In addition to any other methods provided in this ordinance the Health Officer shall have the power to abate human health hazards and recover the cost of such abatement in accordance with Section 254.59 of the Wisconsin Statutes, which is adopted by reference herein and made a part of this ordinance as if fully set forth.