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The Board of Commissioners has appointed the Building Permitting and Enforcement Department to administer this chapter. The Building Director or his or her appointee shall be known as the Enforcement Officer. The Enforcement Officer shall enforce all provisions of this chapter. The Enforcement Officer shall also have the following authority:
(A) Violation Notice. A Violation Notice shall be delivered by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by such other method as allowed by law, to the owner of the sign in violation of the chapter. Whenever the owner of the sign cannot be located and notified, said notice shall be delivered to the owner of record of the real property whereon the sign is located. The time period provided herein shall commence upon receipt of such Violation Notice. The Violation Notice shall identify the sign and shall describe the nature of the violation, refer to the section of the chapter violated, specify in detail what action must be taken to correct the violation and specify all potential enforcement penalties that may apply. Violations shall be corrected within 15 calendar days unless the Enforcement Officer grants an extension.
(B) Compliance Order. A Compliance Order for any sign or sign structure not corrected within the time allotted under the Violation Notice or for a prohibited sign or any temporary portable sign not permitted as established by this chapter. A Compliance Order shall be delivered to the sign owner and to the owner of record of the real property whereon the sign is located in the same manner as set out for a Violation Notice and shall not be effective until received. The Compliance Order recipient shall be allowed 30 calendar days to correct or remove the subject sign at owner’s expense. Owners of temporary portable signs shall have five working days to remove the subject sign at owner’s expense. The Compliance Order shall identify the sign and refer to the section of the chapter violated. Any reoccurring temporary portable sign violation(s) occurring within a six-month time period shall be deemed, for purposes of assessing a penalty, a continued violation.
(C) Unsafe Sign Notice. Should any sign or sign structure become imminently unstable or in danger of falling or otherwise unsafe, an Unsafe Sign Notice shall be delivered to the sign owner or to the owner of record of the real property whereon the sign is located in the same manner as set out for a Violation Notice except that the recipient of the notice shall immediately, in the case of imminent danger, secure or remove the sign in a manner to be approved by the Sign Enforcement Officer in conformance with the provisions of this chapter. If the condition prompting the notice is not corrected within 24 hours after receipt of the notice, the Sign Enforcement Officer shall have the authority to remove the sign at the recipient’s expense.
(Ord. passed 1-22-08)