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Resolution No. 2007-14

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RESOLUTION NO. 2007-14

A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, setting a public hearing on September 4, 2007 regarding the abatement of a dangerous building located at 14514 Washington Avenue SW within the City of Lakewood.

WHEREAS, in Lakewood Municipal Code Chapter 15A.24, the City Council adopted the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings (UCADB); and,

WHEREAS, pursuant to the procedures contained in the UCADB, the City?s Building Official may inspect buildings and, upon finding a building to be dangerous, post such a building as dangerous and serve notice to the property owner requiring that the dangerous building be vacated, demolished, secured and/or repaired; and,

WHEREAS, the City?s Building Official has inspected and found a dangerous building located within the City at14514 Washington Avenue SW; and

WHEREAS, the City?s Building Official did serve and post notices requiring demolition of the building; and,

WHEREAS, after notification and posting, the property owners or persons responsible for these properties failed to appeal or failed to demolish the buildings as required; and,

WHEREAS, public funds were expended to abate these buildings and the City Council is now obliged under the UCADB to hold a public hearing to consider the reports of the building official, to hear protests or objections to the City?s actions, to correct or modify the amounts charged against this building and/or property owners, and to confirm or reject the collection of such funds as personal obligations of the property owners or as special assessments against the properties.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAKEWOOD DO RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Public Hearing Set. That a public hearing shall be held regarding the use public funds to abate a dangerous building located at 14514 Washington Avenue SW within the City of Lakewood. This public hearing is set for Monday, September 4, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the City of Lakewood City Council Chambers.

Section 2. Notice of Hearing shall be served in accordance with Section 902 of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings by posting the properties named above, publishing notice in a newspaper of general circulation, and by certified mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the owners of the properties as the owners? names and addresses do appear on the last equalized assessment roll of the county or as last known.

Section 3. Procedure at Hearing. At this public hearing the City Council will be obliged to consider the reports of the building official, the protests or objections of the property owners, and shall determine the correctness of charges against said properties and, if so charged, whether charges shall be made against the property by special assessment or against the property owner personally.

Section 4. Severability. If any section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Resolution shall be held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, or its application held inapplicable to any person, property or circumstance, such invalidity or unconstitutionality or inapplicability shall not effect the validity or constitutionality of any other section, sentence, clause or phrase of this Resolution or its application to any other person, property or circumstance.

Section 5. This Resolution shall be in full force and effect upon passage and signatures hereon.

PASSED by the City Council this 20th day of August, 2007.

Attest: _______________________________________

Claudia B. Thomas, Mayor

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Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to Form:

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Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney