Section 22-217.2 Abatement financial assistance program.

    (a)    The abatement financial assistance program is hereby established.  Under the program, the city will enter into financial assistance agreements with responsible parties that have been served with notices of violation under this article.  Under these agreements, the city will abate the violations and the responsible parties will reimburse the city for the cost of abatement plus interest at four percent (4%) per annum.

    (b)    A financial assistance agreement may provide that less than the total amount of the city’s cost of abatement be reimbursed.  The reduced amount of reimbursement may be a set percentage of the total abatement cost or a set amount.

    (c)    A financial assistance agreement shall provide that monthly reimbursement amounts shall be charged to the utility account of the responsible party.  If the responsible party does not have a utility account with the city, an alternate payment plan may be arranged.

    (d)    The director may set priorities for the program by type of abatement.

    (e)    The abatement financial assistance program shall be limited to projects costing ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or less.

    (f)    The city manager is authorized to establish rules and regulations for the program that are consistent with the provisions of this section.

    (g)    Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, the city manager is authorized to execute, on behalf of the city, financial assistance agreements and agreements with third parties to abate violations.

(Ord. No. 20895, § 1, 3-7-11)

(Ord. 20895, Added, 03/07/2011)