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Article 22

Property Maintenance Code

Chapter 10 Inspections:  Powers of the Housing Inspector

Section
22-10-1     Powers
22-10-2     Entry Refusal
22-10-3     Interferences with the Housing Inspector in the Performance of His Duties

22-10-1     Powers

The Housing Inspector is hereby authorized to inspect buildings or structures and the surrounding premiss subject to this Article, for the purpose of determining whether there is compliance with its provisions and to that end shall make such orders, requirements, decisions and determinations as are necessary with respect to the enforcement of this Article.  While in the performance of his duties, he shall have the authority of a conservator of the peace.

22-10-2     Entry Refusal

If any owner, occupant, or other person in charge of a building or structure, fails or refuses to permit free access and entry to the structure or premises under his control or any part thereof, with respect to which an inspection authorized by this Article is sought to be made, the Housing Inspector may petition a court of competent jurisdiction to obtain an order directing compliance  with the inspection requirements of this Section with respect to such buildings or structures.  If the Housing Inspector has probable cause to believe that any violation of this Article exists at any premises subject to this Article, he may enter the premises pursuant to an administrative search warrant issued for purposes of inspection.

22-10-3   Interference with the Housing Inspector in the Performance of his Duties

Any person  who shall in any way interfere with or hinder or prevent the Housing Inspector from discharging or performing his duty shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) for each offense.

(Ord. 2006-01, 1/9/06)

Article 22

Property Maintenance Code

Chapter 22 Repairs of Buildings or Structures


Section
22-11-1     Making Repairs
22-11-2     Notice to Make Repairs
22-11-3     Allowing Access to Make Repairs
22-11-4     Payment for Cost of Repairs

22-11-1  Making Repairs

Whenever an owner, operator or agent of a building or structure fails, neglects, or refuses to make repairs or other corrective action called for by the order of notice of violation issued pursuant to this Article, the City may undertake such repairs, or action, when a failure to make them will endanger the public health, safety or welfare.

22-11-2     Notice to Make Repairs

Every owner, operator or agent of a building or structure who has received notice of the intention of the City o make repairs or take other corrective action shall give entry and fee access to the agent of the City for the purpose of making such repairs.  Any owner, operator or agent of a building or structure who refuses, impedes, interferes with or hinders, or obstructs entry by such agent pursuant to a notice of intention to make repairs or take other corrective action shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) per day for each such failure to comply with this Chapter.

22-10-2     Entry Refusal

If any owner, occupant, or other person in charge of a building or structure, fails or refuses to permit free access and  entry to the structure or premises under his control or any part thereof, with respect to which an inspection authorized by this Article is sought to be made, the Housing Inspector ma petition a court of competent jurisdiction to obtain an order directing compliance with the inspection requirements of this Section with respect to such buildings or structures.  If the Housing Inspector has probable cause to believe that any violation of this Article exists at any premises subject tot his Article, he may enter the premises pursuant to an administrative search warrant issued for purposes of inspection.

22-10-3     Interference with the Housing Inspector in the Performance of His Duties

Any person who shall in any way interfere with or hinder or prevent the Housing Inspector from discharging or performing his duty shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) for each offense

Chapter 11 Repairs of Buildings or Structures


Section
 22-11-1     Making Repairs
22-11-2     Notice to Make Repairs
22-11-3     Allowing Access to Make Repairs
2211-4     Payment for Cost of Repairs

22-11-1     Making Repairs

Whenever an owner, operator or agent of a building or structure fails, neglects or refuses to make  repairs or other corrective action  called for by the order of notice of violation issued pursuant to this Article,the City may undertake such repairs or action, when a failure to make them will endanger the public health, safety or  welfare.

22-11-2     Notice to Make Repairs

Notice of the intention to make such repairs or take other corrective action shall be issued to the owner, operator or agent and any lien holders of record.

22-11-3    Allowing Access to Make Repairs

Every owner, operator or agent of a building or structure who has received notice of the intention of the City to make repairs or take other  corrective action shall give entry and fee access to the agent of the City for the purpose of making such repairs.  Any owner, operator or agent of a building or structure who refuses, impedes, interferes with or hinders or obstructs entry by such agent pursuant to a notice of intention to make repairs or take other corrective action shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) per day for each such failure to comply with this Chapter.

22-11-4     Payment for Cost of Repairs

When repairs are made or other corrective action taken by the City, cost of such repairs and corrective action shall constitute a debt in favor of the City against the owner of the repaired structure.  In the event such owners fails, neglects or refuses to pay the City the amount of this debt, it shall be recoverable in a civil action against the owner or his successor brought in a court of competent jurisdiction by the City which  shall possess all rights of a private creditor.