Prior to the adoption of 16982 on 09/01/2001, Section 11-258 read as follows.

    Whenever the city incurs any costs and expenses in removing or abating any nuisance on any property, public or private, within the city limits or within one-half mile thereof, the person so creating, maintaining or refusing to abate such nuisance, if caused by him, in addition to any fines and penalties assessed against him, shall reimburse the city for such costs and expenses and such costs and expenses shall be assessed as a part of the judgment.

(Code 1964, § 10.7030)