Section 11-67-4

Notice to owner of public hearing; contents; publication in newspaper; posting of signs and form thereof.

After the passage of said resolution, notice of a public hearing on the matter shall be given by certified mail, return receipt requested, mailed 30 days prior to the date of said hearing and shall inform the owner of the time, date, and place of said hearing and reason therefor. Said notice shall be mailed to the owner of said property as same appears of record in the tax assessor's office for Mobile County.

All notices shall carry a list of names of persons and/or private contractors who perform such work and are registered with the city clerk. Such names shall not constitute a recommendation and the failure to include such a list shall in no wise affect the operation of this article.

Notice shall also be given by publication in a newspaper normally read by all segments of the population published in Mobile County once a week for two consecutive weeks, or if no newspaper is published in Mobile County, notice shall be given by radio or television. The first notice shall be published at least 14 days prior to the date of the scheduled hearing.

In addition thereto, two signs shall be conspicuously posted on said property. The wording of said signs shall not be less than one inch in height and shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE TO DESTROY WEEDS

Notice is hereby given that on the _____ day of _____, 2__ at ___ A.M./P.M. in the council chamber, the council of the City of Mobile will consider a resolution regarding the weeds growing upon or in front of the property on ______ Street, in the City of Mobile, and more particularly described in said resolution, a copy of which is on file in the office of the city clerk; and at that time and place will determine whether the same constitutes a public nuisance which must be abated by the removal of said noxious or dangerous weeds; and, if so, will order the abatement and removal of said nuisance, in which case the cost of such abatement and removal shall be assessed upon the lots and lands from which or in front of which such weeds are removed, and such cost will constitute a lien for weed removal upon such lots or lands until paid.

If no objections are filed with the city clerk at least five days before the meeting of said council and unless such person appears before the council in person or through his or her representative to show cause, if any, why his or her objection should be sustained, it shall be presumed that the person accepts the notice as fact and waives any rights he or she may have to contest the removal of said weeds and the action of the council shall be final unless good and sufficient cause can be otherwise shown.

Reference is hereby made to said resolution, on file in the office of the city clerk, for further particulars.

Dated this _____ day of _______, 2__.

___________
Name of city
By: ________
City Clerk

Said notice shall be posted at least seven days prior to the time for hearing objections by the governing body of the municipality.

(Acts 1988, No. 88-329, p. 496, §4.)