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(1) The city manager may order a use regulated by this land use code stopped or limited when:

(a) The use of any building, structure, or land is contrary to the provisions of this land use code or a permit issued pursuant to this land use code; or

(b) The use becomes hazardous to life, health, or property, but only to the extent it poses a danger to life, health, or property.

(2) The city shall post a written notice of the stop use order on the property or serve such notice on any person engaged in the use of the property. The notice shall fix a time limit for compliance with the order. After the time limit has expired, no person shall use or occupy a structure, premises, or property or portion thereof in violation of the order.

(3) Any person to whom an order is issued pursuant to this section may file a written notice of appeal in the manner prescribed in EC 2.021 Appeal Procedures. Notwithstanding any provisions of this code to the contrary, the filing of an appeal shall not stay an order issued hereunder, which shall remain in effect until the final determination of the appeal, or the city manager issues a revised order lifting the stop use order.

(Section 9.0240, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02.)