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(A) Organization. An inspection department, known officially and designated as the Department of Inspections, is hereby established pursuant to G.S. Chapter 153A, Article 18, Part 2, and may consist of a building inspector, a plumbing and heating inspector, an electrical inspector, and such other personnel as may be authorized by the Board of Commissioners. One person may fill one or more of these positions. The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners may designate a Department Head.
(1) It shall be the duty of the Department of Inspections to enforce all of the provisions of this chapter and of the regulatory codes adopted herein; to make all inspections necessary to determine whether or not the provisions of this chapter and such codes are being met; and to enforce any zoning, and subdivision regulations and other codes adopted by the county.
(2) The Department of Inspections shall be responsible for the enforcement of any ordinance or code adopted by the Board of Commissioners relating to the construction, alteration, repair, etc., closing, and demolition of dwellings unfit for human habitation, pursuant to G.S. Chapter 153A, Article 18, Part 4.
(C) Conflicts of interest. No member of the Department of Inspections shall be financially interested in the furnishing of labor, material, or appliances for the construction, alteration, or maintenance of any building or any part or system thereof, or in the making of plans or specifications therefor, or in the subdivision and development of land. No member of the Department of Inspections shall engage in any work which is inconsistent with his duties or with the interest of the county.
(D) Reports and records. The Department of Inspections and each employee, shall keep complete, permanent, and accurate records in convenient form of all applications received, permits issued, inspections and reinspections made, and all other work and activities of the Department of Inspections. Written monthly reports shall be submitted to the Planning Board and Board of Commissioners, and to other agencies, as required.
(Ord. passed 7-7-75)