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Resolution No. 2007-20

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A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Lakewood, Washington, setting a public hearing on November 5, 2007, regarding the abatement of a dangerous building located at 8611 Veterans Drive SW

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 inspected and found dangerous a building and premises located at 8611 Veterans Drive SW, and the Building Official did post and send by US mail a notice requiring the property owner to repair the building to make it safe; and,

WHEREAS, after posting and mailing, the property owner or person responsible for this property failed to appeal the City?s notice and failed to repair the building and premises; and,

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


Section 1. Public Hearing Set. That a public hearing shall be held regarding the use of public funds to abate a dangerous building and premises located 8611 Veterans Drive SW within the City of Lakewood. This public hearing is set for Monday, November 5, 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 property identified above, publishing notice in a newspaper of general circulation, and by certified mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the owner of the properties as the owner?s name and address does 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 owner, and shall determine the correctness of charges against said property 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 15th day of October, 2007.

Claudia B. Thomas, Mayor


Alice M. Bush, MMC, City Clerk

Approved as to Form:


Heidi Ann Wachter, City Attorney