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File #: 22-469    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 5/23/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Adopt Resolution 2022-43 Confirming Cost Report for Weed Abatement on Private Parcels within the City for the 2022 Season
Attachments: 1. 2022 Weed Abatement - Resolution No. 2022-43 for Cost Recording, 2. 2022 Weed Abatement Exhibit A (Costs for 14 Private Parcels)

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka,City Manager

VIA: Ursula Luna-Reynosa, Director of Community Development

PREPARED BY: Jimmy Hoang, Code Enforcement Supervisor

Adopt Resolution 2022-43 Confirming Cost Report for Weed Abatement on Private Parcels within the City for the 2022 Season

Statement of Issue:
On April 5, 2022, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2022-11 that declared weeds and rubbish a nuisance on specific private properties. A public hearing was scheduled on May 3, 2022 for protests and objections to the abatement thereof pursuant to Huntington Beach Municipal Code (HBMC) Section 8.16.060.

Following the Public Hearing on May 3, 2022, and in accordance with HBMC Section 8.16.040, proper notices to remove weeds were conspicuously posted on or in front of all properties on which the nuisance existed. Letters were mailed to the legal owners of record, advising all such persons to keep said properties free of weeds, as required under HBMC Section 8.16.010, or the City would remove such weeds and charge for the work completed on private property. HBMC Section 8.16.080 authorizes an abatement lien to collect the costs associated with the abatement through the regular property tax bill.

A total of fourteen (14) private properties failed to comply by the prescribed due date of May 25, 2022. As provided in HMBC Section 8.16, following the abatement of weeds from private vacant parcels not cleared by the owner, a cost report of the actual costs incurred for the abatement of weeds on private properties shall be submitted to the City Council. This report is herein provided as Exhibit A.

Financial Impact:
A one-time special assessment totaling $7,354.50 will be charged to the Orange County property tax roll and reimbursed to the City's General Fund by the County of Orange as part of the ordinary collection process. The expenses were paid out of...

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