After passage of the assessment ordinance by the council, the finance officer shall enter in the docket of city liens a statement of the amounts assessed on each parcel of real property, together with a description of the improvement, the name of the record owner and the date of the assessment ordinance. Upon entry in the lien docket, the amounts entered shall become a lien and charge on the respective parcels which have been assessed for the improvement. All assessment liens shall be superior and prior to all other liens or encumbrances on property insofar as the laws of the state permit. Interest shall be charged at the rate then authorized by section 2.022 of this code until paid on all amounts not paid within ten days from the date of the assessment ordinance. After expiration of 60 days from the date of the assessment ordinance, the city may proceed to foreclose or enforce collection of the assessment liens in the manner provided by the general law of the state, or as provided in the charter or ordinances of the city – provided, however, that the city may, at the discretion of the city manager or the manager’s designee, enter a bid for the property being offered at a foreclosure sale, which bid shall be prior to all bids except those made by persons who would be entitled under the laws of the state to redeem the property.