City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
(e) State Defined Nuisances. Any nuisance so defined by the Minnesota Statutes or by the common law of the State of Minnesota is also a nuisance under this Section.
8.102 Abatement of Nuisances.
⦁ Whenever any nuisances if found on any property, the Police Chief or City Council shall order the owner or occupant thereof to remove the same at his expense within a time not to exceed 10 days which exact time shall be specified in said notice. Said notice shall be signed by the Police Chief or Clerk and shall be addressed to the person in charge of the premises on which said nuisance is found, and shall contain a brief description of the material causing said nuisance and a description of the material causing said nuisance and a description of the premises upon which the same is located, and setting forth that unless the nuisance is abated or removed within said time, the city will cause to be abated or removed at the expense of the owner of the premises, the nuisance found to exist on said premises.
(b) The notice shall be served by the Chief of Police or other peace officer by delivery of a copy thereof to the owner, occupant or agent of such property.
(c) If the owner of the property is unknown or absent, with no representative or agent upon whom notice can be served, then the Chief of Police or other peace officer shall post said notice upon the property or premises. Unless said nuisance is removed within the time specified in the notice, the Chief of Police or peace officer shall report such failure to the City Council.
(d) The City Council shall then proceed to have the nuisance removed or abated from said lot or parcel of ground and report the cost with a certified bill signed by the person removing said nuisance, which bill shall be paid by the city and the cost of such removal shall be assessed and charged against the lot or parcel of ground on which the nuisance was located, and the City Clerk shall at the time of certifying city taxes to the County Auditor, certify the aforesaid costs to the County Auditor, as other taxes are certified.