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(1) Payment of a monetary penalty pursuant to this chapter does not relieve the responsible party of the duty to abate the graffiti nuisance.

(2) The monetary penalty constitutes a personal obligation of the responsible party to whom the notice of civil violation and hearing is issued.

(3) Any monetary penalty imposed pursuant to this chapter shall accrue interest from the date payment is due at the maximum rate authorized by law for interest on civil judgments, and there shall be added to such penalty the reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in collecting it.

(4) As to such party or if the responsible party is the property owner, if all or any portion of the assessed or eradication charges remain unpaid after 30 days, the portion thereof that remains unpaid shall constitute a lien on the property that was the subject of the eradication effort. The City Manager or his/her designee shall present a resolution of lien to the City Council, and upon passage and adoption shall be recorded with the County Auditor’s office. [Ord. 3370 § 2, 1999; Code 1970 § 9.85.080.]