(a) The Department of Public Works of the County of Humboldt shall have the primary responsibility for enforcing violations of this division. The Director of Public Works, or his authorized representatives, may investigate violations of this division, give such notices as may be required to carry out this division, and perform such other duties in connection with the enforcement of this division as may be required. In enforcing this division the Director of Public Works may take into consideration traffic accident experience and the Humboldt County Roadway Design Manual.
(b) Remedies. Any visibility obstruction maintained in violation of this division shall be deemed a public nuisance, whether erected before or after the effective date of this division. The Director of Public Works, or his authorized representative, may in his discretion enforce any violation of this division by posting upon the premises a notice to abate the said nuisance and by sending a copy of said notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner of record, as shown on the most recent assessment roll of the County, to provide the owner fifteen (15) days to either abate the nuisance or file a request for hearing before the Board of Supervisors. If a request for hearing has not been filed with the County Clerk within said fifteen (15) day period, then the Director of Public Works, or his authorized representative, may enter upon the premises and remove or eliminate the obstruction. The cost to the County of abating the nuisance may be assessed and levied against the property in the manner prescribed by Sections 351-22 through 351-26 . (Ord. 1148, § 1, 7/19/1977; Ord. 1336, § 1, 6/26/1979; Ord. 2673, § 4, 5/4/2021)