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15790ORDINANCE NO. 15,790 AN ORDINANCE CONDEMNING CERTAIN STRUCTURES IN THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK AS STRUCTURAL, FIRE AND HEALTH HAZARDS; PROVIDING FOR SUMMARY ABATEMENT PROCEDURES; DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO TAKE SUCH ACTION AS IS NECESSARY TO RAZE AND REMOVE SAID STRUCTURES; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. WHEREAS, certain structures in the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, have become run -down, dilapidated, unsightly, dangerous, obnoxious and detrimental to the public welfare of the citizens of Little Rock; and WHEREAS, the conditions of these structures constitute a serious structural, fire and health hazard; and WHEREAS, such structures are a public nuisance and are dangerous to the health and safety of the occupants or other persons and, further, are in such condition as to be dangerous to the lives, limbs and property of people in its vicinity or those lawfully passing thereby; and WHEREAS, such structures are declared a nuisance and immediate action is necessary to remedy these situations and said buildings should be rehabilitated by the owners or razed either by the owners or the City of Little Rock. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS. 454 D- ly 1 455 Page 2 SECTION 1. The Board of Directors hereby declare that the following structures constitute public nuisances. The owners of the following described properties are hereby ordered either to begin rehabilitation by immediately contacting the Department of Public Works and entering into an agreement providing for the immediate rehabilitation of the structure or to raze and remove said structure within twenty -four (24) hours and to complete such removal within seventy -two (72) hours of the effective date of this Ordinance. While not required by law to do so, the Department of Public Works will immediately attempt to notify the owners of the properties listed below of the passage of this ordinance by certified mail or personal service. The properties on which the condemned structure are located by street address and legal description are hereafter set forth with the name of the owners of records, as follows: Page 3 UN.I�MQ. ADDRESS 14824 -25 3719 West 12th LEGAL DES.QRiETL H Lot 5, Block 1, W. B. Worthen Addn ! 456 Danny L. Gravitt Rt. 1, Box 146A Roland, AR 72135 14606 2200 West 3rd E 1/2 of Lot 8, Block 8, Bryan &. Linda Capitol View Addn. Smiley 4011 No. Lookout Little Rock, AR 72205 11903 1911 Izard Lot 3, Block 12, .John H. Jones Wright's Addn. 3625 East Scarbourgh University Heights, OH 44118 14003 3923 Cobb Lot 12, Block 92, Joe Wyatt, John Barrow Addn. 1005 Hendrick Gary, IN 46404 and Norma Acanto c/o Joe Wyatt 1005 Hendrick Gary, IN 46404 0 457 Page 4 SECTION 2. The conditions of the structures on the above- described properties have been found to present structural, fire and health hazards and are dangerous to the health and safety of the occupants or other persons, and 0 further, the structures are in such condition as to be dangerous to the lives, limbs and property of people in its vicinity or those lawfully passing thereby. SECTION 3. The City Attorney is hereby authorized to institute such proceedings against such persons as may be necessary in order to enforce the provisions of this ordinance so as to remedy the unsightly and dangerous conditions brought about as a result of the failure of the owners thereof to maintain these properties. SECTION 4. The Public Works Department of the City of Little Rock is also authorized to raze and remove said buildings and file and enforce a lien against said property for the cost of razing and removing said structures pursuant to Section 20 -32 of the Little Rock Code of Ordinances. SECTION 5. Unless the provisions of this Ordinance are put into effect immediately, the public peace, health and safety and welfare of the citizens of Little Rock will be adversely affected; therefore, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this ordinance shall be in fully force and effect from and after its passage. Page 5 PASSED: December 19, 1989 ATTEST: APPROVED AS TO RM: /0 /� 14ARK STODOLA, CITY ATTORNEY APPROVED: iaYOR FTPYD G. VILLIIIES; III 45&