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A. Created: There is hereby created the position of building official who shall also be known as the building inspector. (1979 Code § 9-511)
B. Powers And Duties:
1. Stop Order: The building inspector shall have the power to order all work stopped on construction, alteration or repairs of buildings in the city when such work is being done in violation of any provisions of any ordinance relating thereto, or in violation of the subdivision or zoning ordinances of the city. Work shall not be resumed after the issuance of such order, except on the written permission of the inspector; provided, that if the stop order is an oral one, it shall be followed by a written stop order within one hour. Such written stop order may be served by any peace officer or other authorized person. (1979 Code § 9-512)
2. Entry Powers: The building inspector shall have the power to enter into any building or the premises where the work of altering, repairing or constructing any building or structure is going on, for the purpose of making inspections at any reasonable hour, pursuant to any of the provisions of this title and title 4 of this code. (1979 Code § 9-513)
3. Additional Duties: The building inspector shall, in addition to all other duties imposed on him by the city:
a. Enforce the provisions of the adopted building code.
b. Inspect all buildings, structures, ditches, signs, fences and objects to determine their safety and effect on the persons who are within the city.
c. Review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must:
(1) Be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure;
(2) Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and
(3) Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
d. Review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that:
(1) All such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage;
(2) All public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems are located, elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage; and
(3) Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
e. Require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the systems and discharges from the systems into floodwaters, and require on site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding. (1979 Code § 9-514)