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Whenever, in the opinion of the Building Inspector, any building is a nuisance, as herein defined, it shall be his duty to file a written report with the County Board. Such report shall state the nature and character of:

  • such building
  • its street number
  • the number and description of the lot or tract of land upon which it is situated
  • the name of the owner
  • lessee
  • occupant
  • mortgage of record
  • to what cause the present condition is attributable

After the report of the Building Inspector has been filed with the County Board as above provided, no building permit for the building upon which such report has been filed, may be issued, except with the consent and approval of the County Board.

Upon receipt of the written report from the Building Inspector, the County Board shall set a hearing date, which shall be the date of the third Board Meeting following the date upon which the said report is received, and shall fix the time and place at which the:

  • owner
  • lessee
  • occupant
  • mortgagee of record

of such building may appear before the County Board and show cause why such building should not be condemned as a nuisance.

The County Board or agent, shall immediately notify, or cause to be notified, the owner, lessee, occupant, or mortgagee of record, of such building, in writing that said hearing has been set before the County Board, stating therein the date, time and place, and that the owner, lessee, occupant, or mortgagee of record, may appear before the County Board and show cause why the County of Douglas shall not condemn such building as a nuisance.

Said notice shall be given not less than five days prior to the time of hearing, provided, that whenever the owner, lessee, occupant, or mortgagee of record, of such building is a non-resident of the County of Douglas or cannot be found therein, then the County Board shall publish, in the official newspaper of the County of Douglas such notice for two consecutive days, the last publication to be at least one week prior to the date set for the hearing.

Service of every such notice provided for herein shall be checked by the Law Department as to legal sufficiency. If, for any reason, the service of notice shall be determined to be insufficient, illegal or defective, then such hearing shall be continued by the County Board for a period not to exceed the date of the third Board Meeting from the date of such determination, and the County Board shall promptly cause proper notice to be given to those not properly notified. Notice of the date to which such hearing has been continued may be given by mail to those already properly notified.

Upon the date fixed for hearing, and for which proper notice has been given as herein provided for, the County Board shall hear all objections made by the owner, lessee, occupant or mortgagee of record, of such building, as well as evidence submitted by the Building Inspector or other persons interested. All testimony shall be given under oath and the Chairman of the County Board is authorized to administer the necessary oaths. After consideration of all the evidence produced, if the County Board finds that said building is a nuisance, the Board shall by resolution order and direct the owner to cause said building to be torn down and removed; the resolution to be in the form prescribed by the County Board. 



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