Section 11-67-66

Confirmation of report; weed liens.

At the time fixed for receiving and considering the report, the governing body shall hear the report, together with any objections which may be raised by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for the work of abating the nuisance and thereupon make modifications in the report as deemed necessary, after which by motion or resolution the report shall be confirmed. The amounts of the cost for abating the nuisance in front of or upon the various parcels of land mentioned in the report shall hereinafter be referred to as "weed liens," and shall constitute a weed lien on the property for the amount of the weed liens, respectively. After confirmation of the reports, a copy shall be given to the tax collector or revenue commissioner of the county who, under the "Optional Method of Taxation," is charged with the collection of the municipal taxes pursuant to Article 1, Division 2, Chapter 51, of Title 11. It shall be the duty of the county tax collector or revenue commissioner to add the costs of the respective weed liens to the next regular bills for taxes levied against the respective lots and parcels of land subject to a weed lien, and thereafter, the costs shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary municipal ad valorem taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and the same procedure under foreclosure and sale in case of delinquency; provided, however, that if the foreclosure and sale is the result of a delinquency caused by a weed lien, the municipality shall reimburse the county tax collector or revenue commissioner for all costs associated with the foreclosure and sale unless the costs are collected at the time of sale as part of the sale.

(Act 2000-774, p. 1771, §7.)